Compo

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  1. Found this photo of Leen Valley signalbox on http://www.annesleyfireman.com//index.html. 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]
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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 unavoid
  5. 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.
  6. 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):
  7. Was this the world's worst cheese ever?
  8. This was a posh one....Toilet roll, not newspaper!
  9. Can you see them using these links, Col? Obviously, without a spore id it would be impossible to be certain as tot heir species. gomphidious glutinosus Entoloma serrulatum1 Entoloma serrulatum2
  10. The other day I transferred all my images off photobucket. I've fallen out with them over their new policy. I now use only Google photos and Canon Irista. Trouble is that the images from my Canon site seem to disappear from here after a few hours and I have no idea why?!
  11. Caught red-handed, Brew - or at least green or sapphire handed in my case.
  12. Garth! Now there's a blast from the past!
  13. On the subject of writing; I still use the contents of this packet occasionally. 50+yrs old and still works!
  14. Here are two bottles of ink from my desk drawer. I use a fountain pen for birthday and Xmas cards. Bottled ink keeps for an amazing length of time.
  15. Looking for an ID for these two mushrooms. I think I know what they are but would like a second opinion. 1. Found in grassy clearing in a Spruce forest. [Entoloma serrulatum?] 2. Found on mossy peat beneath Spruce. [Gomphidious glutinosus?]
  16. Barrie, Jill and Fly2: Just noticed that the herd of deer were missing and that Dalnaha cotage apeared twice. Now corrected.....
  17. On the way home from Inverness on Thursday we made a detour and headed up the hill to the Fyrish Monument. It is a relelntless uphill walk of two miles each way, on a forest path but the end views are worth it. "A story of the compassion by a rich man towards the less fortunate, seasoned by an element of vanity, lies behind a structure that dates back to a dark time in the history of the Scottish Highlands. The Fyrish Monument was built in 1782 in Fyrish near Alness, Easter Ross, on the authorisation of Sir Hector Munro, 8th laird of Novar and a British soldier who served in Indi
  18. It is about 13 miles to the nearest shop, Barrie!
  19. Part 3. There were lots of fungal fruiting bodies to be seen on the route. Here are two photos. Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) Russula. A large group of mushrooms, some edible, some not.
  20. The Golden hour part 2: Dalnawhillan Lodge Loch a'Mhuilinn Morven and Small Mount On the Glutt track
  21. Attempting to add some more photos in the hope that they remain for long enough to be viewed! I'll put them up in a couple of groups to avoid overloading the site. Photos taken during "The Golden hour" just after dawn on Saturday morning. Sunrise over Loch More: Dalnaha cottage A herd of deer, spooked by our presence: A smiling toad The toad attaked me!
  22. I used Flickr for photos for a while but they put a limit on the number of photos one could hold on their site. Originally (When I signed up) it was unlimited. I lost a lot of photos to the change.
  23. I don't understant it Barrie. I can see the watermark and I didn't even put the mark there - photobucket did.
  24. I give up. I shall have to download and re-upload my photobucket photos to another hosting site.