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Shelldrake
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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   4/10/2013, 12:48

Laughing Laughing 
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Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   11/10/2013, 13:44

I'm a sucker for 40's weekends too...........  always go to the Tramway museum at Crich when they have one.  The venue is built like a town,  cobbled main street, pubs, shops and trams of course.  ID Cards & ration books are issued on entry,  coppers with buttoned up to the neck tunics can ask for your ID.  One of the few who'd chosen Brit kit, rather than US gear like the majority, had a pip & a crown on his shoulders..........  no one wants to be just a squaddy.   Thing was, this character with his wife in 40's gear too,    summer dress, big hat & seamed stockings, had his badges of rank the wrong way round........ pip above crown.  A quick word with one of the coppers had him hauled in as a spy .  Another RA colonel look-alike insisted his white lanyard was regulation dress, said they were hard to get & it cost him a fiver..  To say they spend a small fortune on uniforms you think they'd get it right.  Hrmmmpf !
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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   11/10/2013, 20:28

Dee Z wrote:
A good day out weather was kind later.



Ever since the wife and I visited The Black Country Museum some years ago we have wanted to visit Beamish, I'm sure we'll get around to it one day.



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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   14/11/2013, 07:05

Got caught up with this on my way to the remembrance parade on Sunday

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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   14/11/2013, 13:32

Many thanks, DeeZ - your coverage was far superior to that of the BBC - perhaps you could do it for us every year!
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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   14/11/2013, 15:28

Hear, hear to Cliffo's comments

DeeZ did video the Turner's Company/ REME Float which the BBC failed to broadcast.
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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   14/11/2013, 16:18

Excellent video again Jack, better than the BBC!
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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   14/11/2013, 17:02

Furthermore, in addition to the out-of-sinc.commentator and two uninformed 'interviewers', the BBC
would have had a director, a producer, several cameramen, several OB vehicles with drivers, at least one elf and safety officer and a risk assessor and God knows how many more hangers-on, whereas I suspect Jack did the whole, better thing solely with the help of what sounded like his Grandson!
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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   14/11/2013, 17:34

If I had have known the Beeb was covering that paraded I would not have posted . The back ground comments were from people standing next to me
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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   15/11/2013, 11:01

Thanks Dee Z, I enjoyed watching that.
Nice to see King's Troop on parade.
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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   15/11/2013, 11:31

Dee Z

Thank heavens you did post your video which covered several parts omitted by the BBC which were clearly of interest to members of this site
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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   12/12/2013, 23:16

A free entry to the museum but you have to pay to park

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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   2/3/2014, 18:13

I don't want all you sweatys getting all exited not a yes placard to be seen

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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   5/3/2014, 11:45

Thanks for the Lochs & Glens Dee Z......... Got me quite  maudlin and in spite of the odd bit of tongue in  cheek banter for our north of the border lot, I love the place........ once past the flat bits that is.

Takes me back, that video ........ Back to bonnie Maggie who always finished a night out with double fish suppers,  or Flora who introduced me to beef ham, white pudding & salty porridge, and taught me a high tea could be better value than the meals on the dinner menu. There was Jennie frae Peterhead who couldn't scrub the reek of gutted herring from her fingers, Jane in the Western Highlands whose Labrador answered commands in her lilted  Gaelic and Big Lou  who took a dram  with her Irn Bru, always drank in the mens' bar, swore like a trooper and had the locals leaving to seek somewhere quieter. I remember drinking pints of heavy in the Clachan in Glencoe, a night with an Aussie who played a tin whistle and a braw laddie in a pub in Rose Street in Edinburgh. The three of us joined in with the Corries on the jukebox, the big lad commented that "The rest won't sing ! They're  all bluidy English ". I restricted any response to a brief "Aye!"

There are narrow main roads up north widened in parts into Passing Places....... Passion Places with a suitable companion after the bars close....... and pubs which closed on Sunday unless you could claim to  be a traveller.  An English accent helped, but you paid a shilling more for a pint than the locals did.  ........... A place to go ?   Sure is and I don't blame some of the Jocks for wanting to string razor wire along the border, but I hope they don't.
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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   5/3/2014, 16:08

Ah ken Jennie, that wisnae herring! affraid 
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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   5/3/2014, 16:33

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Ah ken Jennie, that wisnae herring! affraid 
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Och Jeez ! An' I thought i'd picked it up from holding hands !!!
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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   5/3/2014, 18:07

Part 2 most of the time I spent in Nigg bay was on night shift in a ship yard, made a change to see the scenery at a more leisurely pace

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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   7/3/2014, 13:14

And there's more !!!!!! You are good to us DEE Z !

It is especially gratifying to see the bridge at Aberfeldy, an early example of military engineering. This has always been known as the bridge that General Wade built and opened in 1733, but this implication is disputed as it is unlikely that the general might have laid any of the stones or mixed the gobbo . But he did rubber stamp the proposals and set his Sappers to work. One might imagine the conversation........ "Jump to it, you lot ! Don't hang about ! We've an away fixture with that Jacobite team coming up and it's 1732 already. When will you finish ? " Sappers have a ready reply to cover their backsides. They'd sniff, stroke the chin to give an air of deep concentration, then answer. "Not before 1733..... If all goes well". Clever that, suitably optimistic but with a built-in get out clause .
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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   7/3/2014, 19:25

Gen Wade seemed a god egg mind you the Jacobites didn't think so.
Last of my excursion north

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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   8/3/2014, 15:11

Good on yer again Dee Z ! Pity they don't bang off Mons Meg in at 1300 hrs instead of the light gun, though, that'd put the breeze up the kilts. And did the Jocks really take such a bit of artillery to France in 1914 ? ..........

And I see there's a plaque to Bruce.............. I suppose Forsyth is a Scots name worthy of celebrating, but I do hate how he can't keep his hands off the young lasses he gets on his shows. Better that than the young lads some of his mates at the Beeb seem to prefer, maybe.......... Sorry Rolf, but you did have that thing about "Two Little Boys" didn't you?
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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   8/3/2014, 16:45

http://www.visitironbridge.co.uk/

Just down the road from me a good day out a bit like the Black Country Museum Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   16/5/2014, 15:36

Weather was good walked about 5 miles

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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   18/5/2014, 20:01

Sorry the last one wasn't up to your standards Shelldrake what about this



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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   18/5/2014, 22:52

Ah, yes Beamish Museum, a good day out there, a trip I have done twice in recent years. Another good place out if you are interested in Military History (air power and land warfare) is the IWM Duxford, for those who live in the south of the country. Its only a 50 miles drive for myself. I have been up to London for the other part of the IWM and HMS Belfast in London, buts the crowds of people I find difficult to cope with especially if using the tube.

Other places are the RAF Musuem in North London, Hendon. But again its driving around the M25, then into that part of North London. Another good place is the Royal Dockyards at Chatham. The roads around there have all changed in recent years as a new road system has been built into Chatham town center and the approaches to the Royal Historical Dock Yard.

A trip up to Leeds, either driving or travelling by train to visit the Royal Armouries is well worth a stay over at a Travelodge. If taking one's time, a two day visit is often well worth the effort. Also, a visit to the NRM (National Railway Museum) at York.  Shocked 
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PostSubject: Re: somewere to go   12/6/2014, 07:21

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