Not only can museums be highly photogenic places, but here the staff were at ease with having their pictures taken which allowed me to add to my collection of environmental portraits without the sometimes tricky need to negotiate. In most other situations you would have to explain why you wanted to take a picture.

Another of my Ironbidge Gorge museum pictures taken at the Victorian town. This barmaid wasn’t just for decoration though, as the pub was a working establishment serving a wide range of real ale.


The Doctor’s Wife

The Doctor's Wife

This is another charming period scene taken inside the house of a doctor that is a recreation of a nineteenth century property at the Victorian town of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum next to the river Severn in Shropshire, England.

I love the way that local people who work here manage to get into the character of the times through their dress and manner.




A slightly different view of the steam train standing at Pickering Station recently on the basis that you can’t have enough pictures of such subject matter particularly as it recreates one of the joys of my childhood, that of standing at the side of the track waiting with growing excitement as the sound of a steam engine grows into a thunderous roar as it hurtles past with an express……… yes!


Blakemore’s Shop

Blakemoore's Shop

This is Blakemore’s grocery store and is one of many Victorian period shops at the Blists Hill Museum at Ironbridge in Shropshire. This is one of a series of images taken on our visit here with the family, so there are more to come.