Stoke On Trent

September 19, 2011

I really want to share what UCB UK is like, at least the outside and surrounding countryside. They are situated at Stoke On Trent which historically is known for all the pottery that has been made here. Stoke On Trent is the home of Wedgewood, Royal Doulton and others. Stoke is in the Staffordshire region which also had considerable coal mining and that meant the the skies over this region were particularly black…the potteries and coal combined to make Stoke a rather unpleasant place to live. Some of the potteries are still here, others have left and the coal mines are all closed and the skies over England in general are much cleaner now since the clean air bill was passed in Parliament years ago and coal is no longer burned in fireplaces and stoves, everything is gas and electric these days. So living in Stoke On Trent isn’t as gloomy as it used to be.

It’s true that there isn’t a huge amount of things to do in Stoke, but it’s a nicer place to visit these days nonetheless and this is the home base for UCB UK. They have a fabulous facility, an amazing testimony to what God can do with willing people without any money…it is without a doubt a miracle.

So here are a few photos of the grounds around the UCB facility (the broadcasting facility that is) and the immediate countryside that they’re in the middle of.

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And now for the surrounding countryside of farmlands, fish ponds, dairy cattle and quaint English cottages…

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UCB UK has found a very peaceful and picturesque place from which to broadcast to the whole of the UK and I have to say that while the directors have been busy at work in their bi-annual board meeting, the surroundings have certainly been good for the soul of everyone. We’ve been made to feel incredibly welcome and at home.

I guess that’s the thing about being with other Christians…it’s exactly the same as being with family…coz we are! :-)

Pop back again soon, I’ll be sharing some pictures with you from our day at Warwick Castle.

Mandy :-)

 

 

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  1. Anita CavanaghSeptember 21, 2011 @ 6:14 amReply

    Loved your travel log and amazing photos’s. Will have to find out what sort of camera you have. Not taking away from your photography ability ☺. Hope your back has improved. I know what those remedial massages feel like. cheers.Anita.

    • Thanks Anita…I’m fortunate to have a pretty good camera, I’ll bring it in to work when we get back for you to have a look at. I have good days and not so good days with my back…it’s amazing how you just learn to adjust and adapt to constant pain…bizarre actually…I’m hoping that when I finally get back into my own bed it’ll finally come completely right. Walking is really helpful too…so I’m trying to do that every day as well. See you in a little over a week.



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