30 November 2011

Christmas Market

Some of the stalls at the Christmas market

29 November 2011


The Christmas market & ice rink are now open and in full swing. Some photos from there tomorrow.

20 November 2011

Christmas Tree

In the High Street the Christmas tree has arrived along with the Christmas lights

19 November 2011

New Co-op

I hadn't noticed this before, but just round the corner from me a new Co-Op small supermarket has opened. The new shop is in City Road on the way to the station and opened on 10 days ago. The store is open from 0700-2300 every day.

15 November 2011

14 November 2011

Christmas lights

Last week in the High Street the Christmas lights were put up. They are not switched on yet, that comes on Thursday. This year's 'celebrities' are the cast of the Cinderella Christmas pantomime, the University of Winchester Choir, girl group Vanity and the main attraction of the night will be last year’s X-Factor Contestants, The Reason 4.

13 November 2011

Remembrance Sunday

At the Cathedral a service was held today to mark Remembrance Sunday when we remember those in the armed forces who have lost their lives in service. Just outside the Cathedral was this collection of crosses and poppies.

11 November 2011


In a few weeks time when the Christmas Market opens this chalet will be one of nearly 100 selling any number of things such as Christmas decorations, hats, food, drink, art, gifts, toys. The market is open from 24 November to 21 December

10 November 2011

More Ice Rink

Another photo from the Ice Rink, pre-ice by the looks of things. Winchester last year was selling itself as the England's Christmas capital, and with the Christmas market, services and carols at the cathedral, pantomime etc it has a lot going on!

09 November 2011

Ice Rink is coming

The Ice Rink is now being set up in the Cathedral grounds. It always seems very popular and opens on 24 November until 2 Janaury. I have been before and would like to go again if I could find a quiet session. Tickets cost up to £9.95 for an adult

08 November 2011

Work in progress

Work is currently taking place in The Square and Market Street in Winchester to pedestrianise part of it. Some shop owners apparently aren't too happy about this as The Square is one of the last roads in Winchester city centre where shoppers can legally park their cars directly outside businesses.

06 November 2011


Please forgive my lack of posts over the last week or so! A trip to Venice followed by Brussels for work and various other things have left little time to go out and get some photos! I'm posting one I took a while back from the ruins of Wolvesey Castle where the Bishops of Winchester used to live, with the residence of the current Bishops just peaking over the right side of the ruins.

Normal service at the blog will resume shortly!