Holt mod Jim and I had decided early in the week to give the moderate ride a miss but to ride up to the Gallery Coffee Shop in Hawarden and then cycle home. This is exactly what we did but events conspired to turn it in to the moderate ride. We were joined soon afterwards by Mike and the five of us set off for Hawarden. We turned right towards Queensferry and followed the twisting road past the back of the Airbus factory at Broughton. After turning right at the roundabout we turned left into Rake Lane and started the inevitable ascent up to Hawarden and what would normally have been the starting point for our ride. There were a number of other Easy Riders present but most were heading off on the brisk ride and the only addition to our group was Dave P. So six of us set off down the Wrexham Road before turning left onto the small road that would take us up the back of Bilberry Wood to the footbridge across the A Then a left and right into Sandy Lane. From there we turned into Shordley Road. I would have turned down Cobblers Lane here and headed for Rossett but Jim suggested carrying straight on along Dark Lane.
Today – Tuesday 6 February 2018
Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email An organised crime gang run by a convicted drug dealer from his prison cell has been jailed for a total of more than 92 years. The gang’s 20 male members and two women were part of a drugs gang managed by Lee Stoba, who was already serving a lengthy jail sentence at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool for drug dealing. Using gang members to source Class A and B drugs, Stoba managed the group like a military operation from his cell, selling and distributing the drugs to towns and cities across the UK, Liverpool Crown Court was told.
Unseen photos of fugitive couple and their very bloody end Two remaining members of the gang are set to be sentenced later this month, the Liverpool Echo reports. Detective Inspector Giles Pierce said:
The Cumbria and Palatine Counties Area is coterminious with the North East Government Office Region. I have named it after Cumbria and the Palatine Counties of Lancashire and Cheshire.
Bob Casselden looks at the transformation of B. Reduced to three carriages and driving van trailer, after two carriages were damaged in an incident involving some corrugated sheet blown on to the track, on 27 December see last issue , the Picture by Peter Lloyd. Thanks to everyone who has sent Christmas and New Year wishes and kind comments.
Floods combined with very high tides caused damage to the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast Lines, leading to complete closure between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog and between Machynlleth and Pwllheli. Llanelli to Carmarthen in South Wales was also blocked.
Kym Marsh’s perfect response to ex’s thinly-veiled I’m a Celeb swipe
Crossing the Irish Sea by the ‘Short Sea route’. One of the shortest crossings between Mainland Britain and Ireland is that between Portpatrick and Donaghadee. This is about 22 miles and the settlement of Scots in Ulster created traffic.
Why is sarcasm the lowest form of wit? Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit since its aim is to belittle or hurt someone, and to laugh at their expense; we associate the word “cutting” with it.
So, there was nothing else for it. You see, Jim was just like the rest of us It was a hobby that instilled honesty and integrity into everyone; that falsifying an entry in an Ian Allan abc books was futile because all you were doing was cheating on yourself! We even tried our hand at railway photography, a natural adjunct to train spotting, and spurred on by the photos that appeared in the monthly railway magazines we snapped away with the simplest box cameras, hoping that one day our photos would be worthy of publication alongside such luminaries as Jim, who by then had become a regular contributor to ‘Trains Illustrated’ and ‘Railway Magazine’.
But after steam finished in the late Sixties, steam enthusiasts became disillusioned with BR’s so-called modern image; the ‘box-like’ appearance of diesels possessed nothing like the aesthetically pleasing shape of a steam locomotive and many boys lost interest in trains altogether. However, in place of the old guard came a new generation of spotters to take up the challenge and so the fascination for trains continued just as before.
Indeed the rules of spotting have changed little over the years; it still embraces old-fashioned principles, established traditions, conventions and boundaries; all of which gave youngsters a semblance of meaning and more importantly, a grasp of their history. It also taught youngsters many valuable lessons about the ‘real’ world. But alas, the time comes in a spotter’s life when their youthful innocence gives way to the chaotic world of adolescence and the hobby begins to lose its appeal after a while.
All at once boys become more interested in pursuing more grown up things, like girls for instance – and very soon they’re sliding down the slippery slope into matrimonial abyss and their lives are never the same again. But there is a glimmer of light at the end of the day, because nostalgia becomes embedded in all of us at some point or other, and so when we look back on our childhood it is quite remarkable how our memories of spotting days are cherished above all others.
Whatever the reason, it doesn’t matter if your allegiance is to steam or diesels I’m sure Chris’s choice of photos will strike a chord
Job losses at Gwynedd laundry
Carlton and Willingham Green historic maps: Cambridgeshire makes available scans of a large collection of maps. There is also a database containing details from the related apportionments. Cheshire makes available scans of a large collection of maps. Picture Halton Runcorn Widnes: A Cornish Sourcebook archived version:
England’s worst school have been revealed as official figures show education centres have failed to meet the government’s minimum standards.
Southern Railway 51 at Bournemouth shed dark green with Greek style lettering in Jenkinson states S. Author began working at Yarm station in July Yarm from the air showing the full length of the railway viaduct; Yarm station c looking south, Map of railways in the Yarm area, plan of station layout; Yarm station c looking north, Stockton; Waiting for an excursion to Redcar in at Yarm; A1 no St. Mungo passing Yarm on express in about ; A3 no Tranquil passing Yarm in about on express; G5 no at Yarm with train for Northallerton; V2 no at Yarm with train of old corridor stock.
Sussex in the s. The Eye of the beholder: Other than a concluding note on Eric Gill’s fascination with railways and the adoption of Gill Sans typefaces by the LNER, most of this article discusses the exterior proportions of locomotives produced by the major private firms, such as R. Hawthorn and by the railway companies, and the architects draughtsmen of such designs. These people were well aware of the need to produce objects of distinctive beauty. See letter by Rod Garner on insurance against boiler explosions on page Ian Middleditch and Stuart Rankin captions.
Chester Easy Riders
Sources of variation in the steady magnetic field Secular variation of the main field The main magnetic field of the Earth , as observed at the surface, changes continuously with time. Changes of very short duration compared with geologic processes are called secular variation. The characteristics of the secular variation are often represented by superimposing maps of the rate of change of a given field component on maps of the component itself.
Such maps reveal that the world may be broken down into regions of continental scale in which a given component is either increasing or decreasing.
Drone footage has revealed the shocking extent of the fire damage to Daresbury Hall (Image: Chris Digita). Historic England are set to visit the site on Tuesday, June 28 to assess the damage.
In Part 1 we concentrate on Warrington and district. Cheshire has a number of canals, which were originally used to transport materials mostly chemicals. Nowadays, they are mainly used for tourist traffic. The route covers a distance of about 97 miles km. The schematic diagram, left, shows how and where they link up. The canal gained its Act of Parliament at its second attempt in , and was completed in It closed in , but re-opened again in July , with some restrictions read here for more.
At Bradford, the canal passes by the venue of the Commonwealth Games. Apart from the Rochdale and Huddersfield Narrow canals, the Ashton Canal only currently connects with one other canal. The canal received its Act of Parliament in and construction began in Read here for more.
Crewe railway station
Click the station banner, above, select ‘Listen Live’ and choose your media player. Why do bills travel through the post at twice the speed of tax refunds? On my journey I took more than 1, photographs over a period of 6 days, covering everything apart from human life.
Chester Easy Riders is an independent cycling club affiliated to Cycling UK. We cycle every Thursday throughout the year with moderate and brisk day rides of 40 to 80 miles.
The Manchester was proposed by Daniel Adamson, a Manchester businessman, in and was to be a waterway capable of conveying ocean-going ships from Eastham on the River Mersey to a proposed dock complex close to the centre of Manchester. It would be following the same route as the Mersey and Irwell Navigation from Runcorn to Manchester with several new cuts and extensions, plus a completely new section from Eastham on the Wirral to Runcorn, effectively hugging the banks of the River Mersey Estuary.
After a long, protracted battle, the Act of Parliament was passed on the third reading and Lord Egerton cut the first sod of earth on 11th November The construction of the Ship canal only directly affected the Bridgewater Canal in two ways. The second change was at the famous Barton Aqueduct. The lift at Anderton was the brainchild of the engineer for the River Weaver who was, none other than… Edward Leader Williams although designed and built by Edwin Clark , the engineer for the Ship Canal.
The Swing Aqueduct and the proposed swing bridges on the Ship Canal were to be of similar design to the road bridges that spanned the River Weaver also designed by Edward Leader Williams. The aqueduct would pivot on an island built in the centre of the Ship Canal and would swing, full of water, to allow ships to pass either side. The navigation trough would be sealed at either end prior to swinging by lock gates to conserve water. The swinging action is achieved hydraulically, being controlled from a tower on the island that overlooks both the aqueduct and the adjacent Barton Road Bridge.
On the northern bank of the Ship Canal remains part of one of the buttresses and approach embankments of the original aqueduct in addition to the site of the Barton Road Aqueduct where the road was spanned by another smaller aqueduct.
Mum-of-four died alone in freezing home ‘wrapped in coat and scarf after her benefits were stopped’
Very large text size Why is sarcasm the lowest form of wit? Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit since its aim is to belittle or hurt someone, and to laugh at their expense; we associate the word “cutting” with it. On the other hand, true wit associates with the word “levity”, and boosts everyone’s spirits, being aimed at an action, a happening or an attitude.
Mary Purnell, Revesby Because intellectuals said so, and when were they ever wrong? Norm Neill, Leichhardt Advertisement It’s not. Perhaps you are as deliberately confused as the great Frank Muir on an old BBC episode of My Word, who wound up a typically long-winded anecdote with the phrase “the bun is the lowest form of wheat”.
Eighty new musicals had their West End premiere in an Olivier Award winning season in , each created on the spot by the incredible, multi award-winning musical comedians The ce suggestions were transformed instantly into all-singing, all-dancing shows with unpredictable and hilarious results.
Early years[ edit ] Early image of Crewe station c Platforms five and six are used primarily for express traffic along the West Coast Main Line. Crewe station looking NE and showing the six converging railway routes Crewe station was the first station to have its own adjacent railway hotel: The Crewe Arms, built in , and still in use. It was the also first to have completely independent rail lines built around it to ease traffic congestion. The station opened on 4 July on the Grand Junction Railway.
The station was built in the township of Crewe , which formed part of the ancient parish of Barthomley. The township later became a civil parish in its own right, and, later still, was renamed Crewe Green to avoid confusion with the town of Crewe, which was adjacent to it. The station was at the point where the line crossed the turnpike road linking the Trent and Mersey and the Shropshire Union Canals. Since the land was bought from the Earl of Crewe, whose mansion stood nearby, and it was located in the township of Crewe, the station was called Crewe.
The railway station gave its name to the town of Crewe that was actually situated in the ancient parish of Coppenhall.