Monday, November 30, 2020
A look at the Kansas Fried Chicken shop in Mauldeth Road, Manchester.
|There's a lovely bit of brickwork outside the shop in Mauldeth Road|
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Another week and another Grainger Games.
|It's been an interesting year seeing social distancing signage alongside long lost shops|
|A sad sign|
|While we were there the lights inside the shop came on!|
|Sea of Thieves on Xbox One are 'new' in|
|Let there be light!|
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Friday, November 27, 2020
A look ahead to the Dull Men's Club Calendar for 2021.
Check out the Dull Men's Club website for more information.
A look at the 'Crazier Golf' course at Boom: Battle Bar in Cardiff, Wales.
|You have to use hand pumps on the final hole!|
Thursday, November 26, 2020
A new pop-up crazy golf course is opening in Hastings.
The seaside town of Hastings will be home to a new pop-up indoor crazy golf course next month.
Wonder Golf is planning to open in the old Hastings Observer newspaper offices in the town centre and will operate for a month between the 4th December 2020 and 3rd January 2021.
Each of the holes on the crazy golf course will pay tribute to the heritage and cultural events of the Hastings & St Leonards area.
Visit the Wonder Golf website and Facebook Page for more information.
A look at a relic from a lost time.
|A corner of the store|
|All of the big signs are still in place|
|The rear and side of the store|
|A magical place|
More photos from our trip to Toys R Us at Wyvern Retail Park in Derby
|The container loading bay. When I worked at Toys R Us I spent parts of my evening shifts unloading the containers at the Luton store|
|A lovely old sign|
|Look at the markings in the car park bay on the left|
|One part of the trolley bays is still there|
Other former Toys R Us stores
Other lost brands
Sunday, November 22, 2020
This is the Stretford Mall location.
Found underneath Stretford in Manchester.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Gourock Park Bowling Club is planning to create a new crazy golf course.
I've been documenting the Covid-19 social distancing signs I've seen during the coronavirus pandemic here and on my Instagram.
The ones in my home town's Market Place are nice and clear. They also include the Abingdon-on-Thames town crest which I think is a nice touch.
The Market Place is famous as the location for Bun Throwing and the starting point for the Michaelmas Fair. Both events normally see thousands of people pack in or pass through to be a part of the occasions.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Striking old gold. Twice in one go.
|The Wayfairer Discount Store in Ilkeston|
|You could hire videos from the Happy Shopper in the 1980's!|
I wonder if there are any other remnants of Choices Video out there...?
Today is Guinness World Records Day!
- 2014 - 'Largest Gathering of People Wearing Boater Hats' - Achieved
- 2012 - 'Fastest 400m Relay Hop' - Unsuccessful
- 2012 - 'Largest Group Hop' - Unsuccessful
- 2011 - 'The most people to ‘High Five’ simultaneously' - Unsuccessful
- 2010 - 'The UK's longest Conga line' - Unsuccessful
- 2009 - 'Most Brussels Sprouts Eaten in a Minute' - Unsuccessful
- 2009 - 'The Largest Picnic across multiple venues' - Achieved
It's been a few years since our last Guinness World Record attempt. What shall we try for next?
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
We've just started watching Stranger Things on Netflix and it reminded me that we saw the remains of the Strangest Things attraction in Blackpool earlier this year.
The online reviews for the experience are quite something!