Architecture

ODD BLOTCHES GIVE CONCERN

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 01/03/2022 - 00:00

Spot of bother for the St James Quarter

Is the St James Quarter starting to rust?

Rather surprisingly, the answer may be yes. At least parts of it, if one local’s misgivings prove correct.

Antony Jack lives close to the Quarter’s St James Square, and has been a long-suffering observer of its progress over the years.

In recent weeks, since colder weather has set in, Jack has noticed the appearance of these reddish-brown spots on the steps of the Grand Stair.

LONG DROP AND A SHORTFALL

Submitted by Editor on Thu, 16/09/2021 - 09:15

The sight of workers swinging from the tower of Broughton St Mary’s is enough to make anyone queasy.

Imagine how much worse you’d feel if you were responsible for the cost of repairs and someone told you it would be £80,000 more than you’d originally budgeted for.

That’s the alarming position now facing those responsible for the familiar and much-loved 200-year-old structure at the centre of Spurtleshire.

NO MORE DIRTY LOOKS FOR JOHN LEWIS

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 14/09/2020 - 15:09

EXCLUSIVE

Some readers may have endured this phenomenon at an event of their own. Others may have witnessed it with delicious schadenfreude at the event of another. Others still may actually have embodied this phenomenon in their own person.

We refer to the disreputable wedding guest who unwittingly ruins the happy couple’s photographic record of the day by appearing in every picture with a wonky grin, food in their hair, and shirt front covered in soup stains or worse.