A village, a boatyard and a marina #2

Today we conclude our brief stay in the village of Burton on the Wirral Peninsula with some more photographs that I took as I walked along the main street.

As you may imagine, Burton is a hotspot in the property market – one of the most sought after postcode areas in the UK.

I’m in two minds about the refurbishments on some of the buildings. I can understand the use of slate for the roofs – especially if it’s Welsh slate – but the stark white upvc doors and windows seem out of character to me.

The house above seems much more in character – even if it needs a coat of whitewash.

I did like the house above. I don’t know whether these windows are upvc, but they look more the part than the glaring white ones in one of the other houses. It looks as if there has been a major repair job at some time, judging by the use of bricks at the side against the stone of the front of the house.

Hmmm! For sale! But I’m sure that I couldn’t afford it.

I love the house above – even the upvc doesn’t clash. And that garden is gorgeous, isn’t it?

It’s time to leave Burton and to drive northwards to Heswall Boatyard. I’ll see you there tomorrow.

The sandstone and thatch cottage in today’s Featured Photo was the birthplace of Thomas Wilson (1663-1755) , who later became Bishop of Sodor and Man. In 1724 he founded a free school in Burton for the children of the parish.

EXIF Data were: I used my Fujifilm X-T4, 26 MP, cropped-sensor, mirrorless camera paired with a Fujinon XF 16-55 mm f/2.8 lens. Shutter speed was 1/170 secs @ f/5 and 23 mm. ISO was 800.

Author: writingandphotography0531

I am a retired local government officer. At that time, I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I have previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My hobby is photography and, until recently, hillwalking in Snowdonia. I have just written my first novel, Persephone and the Photographer, published as a Kindle eBook.

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