November 2018

Header Picture – from the 2017 Remembrance Parade.
See Coming Up for this year’s timings.

2 November

On Your Marks, Set, Go!

Today was chilly but sunny, and Christchurch was busy. There were lots of stalls in Saxon Square, and then – surprise, surprise – Anytime Fitness are well under way with their preparation for the opening of their new 24-hour gym, above what was Priory Sports at the corner.

As you can see above, the doors are open and three staff, including James, the manager, were there to welcome potential clients, or just have chat with anyone who wanted to see what was going on. They were all very welcoming, and though there is still a lot of work to do, they were clearly excited by the project

Inside there were three different pieces of apparatus set up, and people were welcome to try them, under careful supervision of course.

Fitness apparatus AND posh chairs! Click for a larger version

Finally, here is their card showing important details. Click the image to go to the Christchurch page of their website – the rest of the site, including other branches, can be viewed by using the menu on that page.

Click this image to go to their website

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6 November

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow … 

Creeps in that petty pace!

For some time now there have been two separate barriers across the road outside the Meteor Centre, so today I had a close look:

Meteor Centre Christchurch

Another ubiquitous plastic cup!

Meteor Centre Christchurch

I expected a hole in a least one of them, but the only items actually present are a couple of pieces of fast-food litter on still-pristine road. Perhaps they are new waste bins, as all except one have been removed from the Meteor Centre!

Finally, it can’t even be used as a pelican crossing, though the gap in the middle is a handy refuge, of identical function to the old one!

Meteor Centre Christchurch

Here is something from October about this crossing, with a Streetview picture.

And here is something else, from September! They appear to be finished.

A final picture to show how hard they worked.


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7 November

Even Better This time

Yesterday, as I was on my way to photograph the road works (see above) I passed ‘the’ garden once more. The owner is still obviously working hard, the poppies look great, and it was good that a passer-by stopped to express his admiration too!

Click for a larger picture – roughly 1Mb. Opens in a new window

And here is is exactly a month ago. Click the picture to go to the original article.

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