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NAAFI Building, Plymouth

NAAFI Building, Notte st/Armada Way, Plymouth – E M Joseph – 1949-51 – (demolished 2010) Also known as the Hoe Centre, I managed to catch a few photos of the building before it was completely demolished in Autumn 2010. (These piccies were taken in September 2010, and I can only apologise to my loyal fans for […]

Old News

Welcome to my new website! Regular Dog and Deco visitors will notice I’m going through a bit of a makeover. Exciting changes are afoot… This is my new News section. In due course I’ll be bringing you the latest on what’s hot and what’s not in the world of Art Deco factories, including info and […]

Carlisle Enterprise Centre

Carlisle factories & mills

Miscellaneous factories and mills, Carlisle, Cumbria – architects tbc – dates tbc   I had an extended impromptu visit to Carlisle recently so I spent my time checking out the local sites. Any info on any of the following will be greatly appreciated!  

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Control Tower, Dumfries Airfield

Control Tower, Dumfries Airfield, Heathall, Dumfries & Galloway – 1940 This is the restored Control Tower of the former WWII airfield at Dumfries, and the centrepiece of the Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum. I had wanted to include a photo of me beside a Spitfire – the perfect example of the development of Art Deco […]

St.Peters Seminary

St.Peter’s Seminary, Cardross

St Peter’s Seminary – Cardross, Dumbartonshire – Gillespie Kidd & Coia, 1962-68 I know, I know, I can hear you all crying I should be wearing my high-viz vest in such a dangerous building… Lots has been written about this amazing but depressingly derelict building. For starters you can read lots more, see photos, find maps and […]

Pickles the dog at rare K8 kiosk

K8 telephone kiosks, Erskine Bridge, Renfrewshire

K8 telephone kiosks, nr Kilmartin Village – Bruce Martin, 1968 As promised a few months ago, I have found these wonderful examples of the very rare K8 telephone kiosk on the north side of the approach road to the Erskine Bridge in Renfrewshire; I’m fairly sure there are another two on the south side of […]

Weir Pumps Cathcart

Weirs of Cathcart, Glasgow

Weir Pumps Ltd, Cathcart works, 147-149 Newlands Road – (Offices and amenity block) Wylie, Shanks & Wylie – 1937 Weirs was founded in 1870 and moved to this site in 1886 where they manufactured pumps, boilers and other auxiliary equipment for ships. The factory began to manufacture aeroplanes in 1917 and Weir’s became the largest […]


K6 telephone box & the Fortingall Yew

K6 telephone box, UK – Sir Giles Gilbert Scott – 1935 I had a lovely trip last weekend to Glen Lyon in Perthshire, so I thought I’d strike a pose in front of this classic phone box with the oldest tree in Europe (and possibly the world), the Fortingall Yew, in the background. The tree […]