Taking advantage of the fine weather, today I photographed the buildings and exteriors of my town of Stoke-upon-Trent (not to be confused with the wider city of Stoke-on-Trent). Stoke old town is the ancient and original root of the city, dating back to the time of the Mercians — when the church was founded on the banks of the River Trent by monks from Lindisfarne.

My 126 photo-Flickr set, all Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike, all 1800px on the longest side. There’s a special focus on documenting the independent shops. The Stoke Minster churchyard is excluded from my survey, since that really needs its own Flickr set. It’s all within about a half mile of the town centre, so I don’t stray down towards the river / Boothen / Victoria Ground, or over to the canal and the intercity train station.