Googie in EnglandBack from York (which was lovely, by the way) and I think I may have actually found some English Googie!
Driving up the A1, I spotted this gorgeous but seemingly unloved 'Little Chef' restaurant and shouted "Googie!", which I then had to explain to my passengers. I actually thought the restaurant had closed down because it looked quite dilapidated. On the way back, Dave was able to get a pretty good shot of it considering we didn't stop, and found that it WAS still in use.
Apparently there had been a bid to save the Markham Moor Little Chef from destruction a few years ago, which was thankfully successful. I found some more information here. The architect was Sam Scorer who originally designed the building as a petrol station and it was only turned into a diner about 1990.
There aren't too many images of Scorer's other work but here is a church he designed - St John the Baptist in Lincoln.
A fantastic interior of the church can be seen here.
So what do you think? Googie or not googie?