Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Kirkgate

The Koko Bongo dance and nightclub in Wakefield, the latest of a number of entertainment venues that have occupied this building which started life in a rather more staid manner being built for the Yorkshire Penny Bank.  The street is Kirkgate, a name of Norse origin common across the north of England (especially Yorkshire) meaning 'road to the church' and if to make the 'point' there is the spire to the right, the tallest structure in Wakefield, and as it happens the tallest spire in Yorkshire.
It belongs to Wakefield Cathedral whose limestone adds a lightness to the pretty, and recently renovated interior. Sorry no photographs but here is
Postbox WF1 224
the entrance with the added bonus of a King George V (1910-1936) post box.

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at K here

 

4 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

BINGO! Used to get dragged to it with my mother.
ROG, ABCW

Melody Steenkamp said...

Seems like a place worth visiting, lovely looking

Have a nice ABC-day / -week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
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carol l mckenna said...

Fascinating post and photos for K ~ lovely place and of course love the old post box ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

Leslie: said...

Another spot to bring my camera some day!

Leslie
abcw team