----- Stourbridge and the Villages Calendar -----
As this is the 3rd Stourbridge Calendar I wanted to branch out a little further to include the Villages that are within the Stourbridge area keeping the heart of the calendar to contain only the most iconic and popular landmarks enjoyed and know to all that live or have lived locally. It's a homage to the area I've grown up in.
Mixed media drawings by Stacy Hammond.
----- DETAILS -----
A4 Wire-o-bound Hanging Calendar.
- Silk printed pages for easy smooth writing
- 250gsm heavyweight FSC® certified paper throughout
- Dated including the main holidays
- Printed using superior quality vegetable-based inks on sustainably sourced paper
- Pages can be reused by framing the illustrations next year
- CarbonNeutral UK printing company
January - Stourbridge Town Hall Panto
February - Archie's Attic Enville
March - Hagley Railway Station
April - St Mary's Church Oldswinford
May - Kinver Rock Houses
June - Wollaston Village
July - Mary Stevens Park
August - Hagley Hall
September - Wordsley Hospital
October - Greenfield Gardens
November - Stourbridge Clock Tower
December - The Seven Stars
(Please note colours may vary due to screen settings)
----- More about the Illustrations -----
My Illustration style consists of promarker pens, coloured pencil and ink giving each drawing depth and texture for a realistic story book feel.
----- Why I chose Stourbridge as my subject -----
Following the success of the last two years of the Stourbridge Calendar I knew I needed to bring it back, and my reasons for those calendars are still as true as they were two years ago.
Stourbridge town has fascinated me since I did a project for college many years ago where I went around taking photographs of the streets and buildings. It was then that I started to look up and see clues from the past. Stourbridge is ever changing at eye level - new shops, new fittings. But the Stourbridge that exists above eye level remains nearly the same as it was over 100 years ago.
When recalling shops from the past, it’s fascinating to see how different generations describe the same buildings as different shops. For example, in a family discussions describing where the new and delicious Soffia Lounge is, to me and my Husband it’s where Co-op used to be, but to our parents it will always be Quick Save.
Similar to the expression by ‘the Fish’ - I wonder how many people from Stourbridge know that one!
Our childhood memories are shaped by where we live and the buildings and architecture around us, and it’s comforting to know these memories will outlast even ourselves and even more so in this calendar.
A town to many, a town that lives through
A town that’s seen so much
And means so much to you.
Hand drawn in The Black Country by Stacy Hammond.
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