IF you are visiting Nantwich this month, be
prepared not to get some good photographs in part of the town centre.
The problem is some road and footpath works being carried out to lay new gas
Also - like the rest of the UK - Nantwich is sitting under what seem to
be perpetual leaden skies. With the occasional thunder storm! Someone forecast a "long, hot summer" for us
- but it is a long time coming.
As I write it is June 21, the longest
day of the year and Sunday is the 24th or Midsummer's Day. We would
normally be enjoying sunny days with either clear blue skies or - which
I prefer - some white (not grey!) clouds.
While the pipe-laying is very
necessary, the orange safety barriers and the large wire cages in which
some stock is kept will not do much for your pictures in part
of this normally picturesque town. The work has to be done and no-one
expects the workmen to do the pipe-laying in the winter months. Perhaps
they were busy elsewhere in the Spring.
The "orange rash" is not
everywhere (just High Street down to the River Weaver bridge) and there
are still a lot of streets
where you will get some nice pictures - if the sun ever comes out . . .
Of course, there will still be
part of July and August when the work is scheduled to be completed, but
that is no consolation if your holiday date is June.
However, you will
still be able to have a record of your visit to Nantwich as the shops
and the Tourist Information Centre stock postcards.
Enjoy your visit or stay, and
don't be put off by this letter! (By the way, accommodation can be
JULY 20 UPDATE: We
have two glorious days of sunshine and warmth. More importantly, no rain
or grey clouds. I do hope that wasn't summer! Also, the orange rash has completely receded to the
other side of the Welsh Row bridge (top picture).