Barbara and her mum take a tour around the aisles of Tesco,
Batley, I head for the café and sit with a hot chocolate and flapjack
to draw whatever I can see from the window, which happens to be the
Park Road Junior and Infant School, originally St Aude's or St
Paul's (can't make out the arts and craft carved lettering from here)
built in 1878 from local sandstone. It stands at the opposite side of
the Bradford Road from the supermarket in a part of Batley known as Bank
Foot. There's a Victorian chapel to the left of it, at the junction
of Blackburn Place and Park Road. The terraces of Stanley Place and Stockwell
Drive stand on the hillside beyond it.
been reading Clare Walker Leslie's Drawn to Nature,
so I'm trying to find something natural wherever I go. The Tesco car park
doesn't have a lot to offer. Black-headed gulls drift
over while this sparrow was hopping about below the trolleys
parked outside the window.
Richard Bell, email@example.com