Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Typewriters (1) : Brother Deluxe 1350

This new series will take a look at our growing typewriter collection.

The series has to start with the Brother Deluxe 1350, the first in the collection. This is a fine typewriter which would have been built in Japan in the early 1970s. Unlike most of the other typewriters in the collection, it had a fully enclosing case with zip, later typewriters tended to go for a plastic half cover with the bottom of the typewriter exposed. 

The typewriter works well and has some pleasing late 1960s design touches with a fake wood finish above the keys.

Monday, 23 May 2022


I headed up North to Cheshire at the weekend to the lovely market town of Nantwich. Another nice place in Cheshire which is a county i am quickly growing to love. I took some photos in the town and also did a walk along the Shropshire Union Canal in Nantwich, including a rather splendid aqueduct! You can see my canal photos here.

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Model week : Tug away

Time to start a new model kit, and this one is a little different and not just because all of the parts are in a rather shocking red! Project #098 is a jolly little tugboat and is progressing well.

Friday, 20 May 2022

Churches (145) : St Peter and St Paul, Syston

The church of St Peter & St Paul in Syston, Leicestershire dates from the 13th century. Most of the church dates from a restoration by Ordish in 1872 though original features of the church remain. The original chancel was replaced in 1880. 

The church has a West tower, a nave with aisles and clerestory. The church is built from pink granite and white limestone.