Not long ago I received an email from Mr Tom Renshaw who used to live at no 9 Stone Road Eccleshall. Tom had received a birthday card from his daughter which showed the cottages closer to the town centre which I drew a couple of years ago.
Tom gave some insights into the earlier life of some of the buildings – the wooden fronted building used to be a corn merchant, ‘F.Gardner’ and the building next to it a bakery, ‘where we would buy bread fresh from the oven and eat it without butter or anything else’.
When you reach 82, why not celebrate the whole year? It allows me time to wish you a very happy belated birthday Tom and to sign off with a close up of your former home.
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Thanks so much! Ronnie
Great stuff Ronnie! Good to see you getting out and about. I like how your drawings always have a warm human connection and interesting narrative. Best wishes, Dave Brammeld
Thanks very much Dave! This one was a real pleasure to draw. Each building has such a lot of personal history attached to it – it brings the drawing to life when I’m given insights into their history. Ronnie