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  1. Reflections at Amble on the Northumbrian coast.
  2. Low Alwinton church, in the Northumbrian National Park.
  3. I wonder if you can see this one, Brew? Warkworth Castle on a fine November afternoon (2-11-2019)
  4. Seems to have been a Google, Flikr and Photobucket problem alright, CT. Let's hope it stays good.
  5. Dunnet Head part two........ A fissure in the cliff - that's 300ft down to the bottom. The group consisted of the ranger (At the head of the walking snake) and six ladies (Which was nice) and of course myself at the rear, taking the photo. Lunchtime with a view. And finally.....A fresh piece of Otter Poo. Ther eare a lot of Otters on Dunnet Head. They inhabit the many small lakes (Lochans) that abound on the moor.
  6. I was out and about on Dunnet Head yesteday. This is the most northerly point on the British mainland. For a change, I joined a Ranger guided walk from Dunnet village for the 10km walk to the head. The weather was generally fine but the wind was very strong and gusting to gale force at times. Small streams for waterfalls over the 300ft cliffs but in tehe wind they were more like water-rises than falls! The wind was blowing the water back up skywards from the cliffs. The following pictures have been uploaded via "". Here's hoping they stay for long enough to see them! Posting in two parts......Part one: Dunnet Head lighthouse, showing the Isle of Hoy in the distance. A waterfall showing the water rising up over the cliff. A sandstone outcrop along the route. The aptly named, Red Geo. More in part two.................................................................
  7. How about this for odd lyrics. It is my favourite Procol Harum song: Homburg Procol Harum Your multilingual business friend Has packed her bags and fled Leaving only ash-filled ashtrays And the lipstick, unmade bed The mirror, on reflection Has climbed back upon the wall For the floor she found descended And the ceiling was too tall Your trouser cuffs are dirty And your shoes are laced up wrong You'd better take off your Homburg 'Cause your overcoat is too long Town clock in the market square Stands waiting for the hour When its hands they both turn backward And on meeting will devour Both themselves and also any fool Who dares to tell the time And the sun and moon will shadow And the signpost cease to sign Your trouser cuffs are dirty And your shoes are laced up wrong You'd better take off your Homburg 'Cause your overcoat is too long Your trouser cuffs are dirty... Source: Musixmatch Songwriters: Keith Reid / Gary Brooker
  8. Dave Clark does indeed own the RSG rights.
  9. DJ360: I have the single, Zabadak on my jukebox. It's one of my favourite tunes but I agree the lyrics are weird, to say the least. The flipside (Don't hear that term very often these days!) "The Sun Goes Down", is equally strange.
  10. Right.......I used the phrase "Just Sayin'" at the end of my opening post. It seems that the term is meant to be used as an expression of being fed-up with someone or something. So, I apologise firstly for using a catchphrase and secondly for misusing the term. I have modified the originall post to remove the offending phrase.
  11. I was listening to Radio Caroline North this morning when the song 'Elenore' by The Turtles came on. I was musing on how pathetic the lyrics were. for example: Chorus ".....Elenore gee I think you're swell And you really do me well You're my pride and joy et cetera" That awful song was then followed by The Days of Pearly Spencer. just take a look at the lyrics - what a difference in quality: A tenement, a dirty street Walked and worn by shoe less feet Inside it's long and so complete Watched by shivering sun Old eyes in a small child's face Watching as the shadows race Trough walls and cracks and leave no trace And daylight's brightness shuns The days of Pearly Spencer The race is almost run Nose pressed hard on frosted glass Gazing as the swollen mass On concrete fields where grows no grass Stumbles blindly on Iron trees smother the air But withering they stand and stare Trough eyes that neither know nor care Where the grass is gone The days of Pearly Spencer The race is almost run Pearly where's your milk white skin? What that stubble on your chin? Buried in the rot gut gin You played and lost not won You played a house that can't be beat Now look your head's bowed in defeat You walked too far along the street Where only rats can run The days of Pearly Spencer The race is almost run The days of Pearly Spencer The race is almost run Comments welcome.......
  12. Trying "Post Image" to see if my pictures really are "Things you don't see anymore".
  13. I can see photos up until September 28th and the links work from the 29th but can see no images after that date. I wonder if it is my workshop gnomes reaching out in the world?
  14. Is it the song "Nottingham Ale"? I used to have a copy of the song on tape but it is long gone.
  15. Here's a poem about the recent Queen's speech, written by a singer/songwriter pal of mine. [Credit: Arthur Marshall]
  16. Our Mam allus useter buy this tea; except I think it were abaht a tanner then, not 1/9d:
  17. I was musing on the topic of Potted meat/beef this morning as I was out on my bike - as you do. I came home and lo! potted beef is mentioned in this topic. So, here in Scotland, potted beef is a a jar of gelatinised beef strips and not the paste that we loved as kids in Notty. I now have a burning question: Is potted meat/beef still available in the Midlands or has it gone the way of many other goodies over the years?
  18. Found this photo of Leen Valley signalbox on The site owner is Chris Ward, who was the loco fireman on this engine. It depicts the 0620 Daybrook pick-up goods at Leen Valley Junction Signalbox but the date on the photo is 23/12/64. Although the track was still in-situ until 1965 the line had actually closed to al traffic on 1st June 1964; apart from use for a short period of time as a carriage and waggon storage facility, so a bit of a puzzle there. [photo credit: Chris Ward]
  19. They were wearing boots and socks but nothing else. I could have taken a full frontal photo for proof but it seemed a bit seedy to me. when they arrived I offererd them a hot drink and they were very pleased to be made welcome. They were so cold that I offered a hot shower and a bed for the night, which they readily acccepted. Several others had given them accommodation during their walk, too.
  20. He seemed to be compusive, obsessive. He said that originally it was just a walk for a bit of fun but when he was arrested he was badly treated by the police. AS an ex-marine, he was already soewhat traumatised by his army career and bering pushed around made him determined to complete a full traverse of the UK mainland from bottom to top (Excuse the pun). After surviving several arrests and imprisonment, mainly in Scotland, he completed his solo walk. The next step was to take his girlfriend along and have one man/one woman doing it together. When arrested it was only him that was taken into custody because the complaints leading to the arrest were of a man committing indecent exposure - not the woman. He seemd to have become absolutely determined that upon his next arrest, he would not walk out of the prison with clothes on and so imprisoning him simply made the situation worse. It took five years for the Scottish justice system to realise this.
  21. They were arrested on their way home once again. She put her clothes on and was released but he insisted on staying naked. He was locked up in Edinburgh jail for almost five years until they finally gave up and let him go. They tried to release him several times but each time he undressed as soon as he left prison and was immediately arrested again. They had borrowed my ordnance survey map of the area for their final leg of the journey and promised to let me have it back the following day. I thought they had forgotten but five years later the map arrived by post with an apology for the unavoidable delay due to imprisonment! Which was nice.
  22. Perhaps Admin can merge the threads together, Red? I apologise for any inconvenience caused by my multi-threading....memory not what it used to be.
  23. Does anyone remembr the Naked Rambler doing the Land's End to John O'Groats walk with his girlfriend in 2005/6? They stayed at our house overnight on the last night of their walk. Here they are dressed for breakfast. After finishing breakfast they undressed and began their final leg of the journey. It was a very cold February morning in 2006 (Note the frost on the grass):