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Llangollen railway for Fly, lovely railway ride if you are ever out that way

 

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Stayed in Llangollen a couple of times, and did the train ride. Superb on a clear day.

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DJ, the weir was constructed for that very purpose, to draw off water to feed the canal, 6,000,000 galls a day. First time we walked up there from Llangollen wharf, we were bitterly disappointed. Went one year when the Dee was in flood, WOW !! We found a lamb, two cats tangled in the branches of riverside trees, showing the level of flood water. The chain bridge at the hotel was in danger of being washed away. B.

 

10 hours ago, DJ360 said:

Love that. Jacket, Tie and sweater was regulation wear, even just for nippung down to the pub, and for quite a lot of manual workers as well as 'white collar' workers.

 

Back to the Llangollen canal. Me and my mate Kev went to Horseshgoe Falls and were pretty disappointed.  More of a curved weir than falls.  There's a pumping staion there now.. electric powered and presumable for topping up the canal.

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On 4/10/2019 at 12:38 PM, MelissaJKelly said:

Beekay - what year was the picture from Douglas Primary School?

 

Was you at Douglas too, Melissa? My son was there in the mid 1970s. Long before your time though. :)

 

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Two would-be puffin spotters standing on the wrong side of the gorge last Friday at sunrise: :)

 

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......and what you see when you stand on the correct side of the gorge:

 

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That PIC of me and me dad was taken on a pub darts trip to somewhere in Skegness. Don't really remember much about it except that the group were all old farts. Now I'm an old fart me self !!

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Can't see any pix Compo.

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Me, when I had hair and looked intelligent. At NCB., medical services, E-Ray dept., Cinderhill rd., Bulwell. circa 1982 (ish).

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59 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

That’s impressive. Why were you struck of by the British Medical Association?

The centre closed down, late 1986 ( Sept. ish). Was transferred to Wath on Dearne. Got fed up driving 54 miles each way every day, so took up the offer of redundancy, ( better offer than from Eastwood Hall) !! I asked my boss where W on D was and he said " If you imagine Rotherham being the arse of Britain, then Wath is the suppository that bin pushed up it !!! "

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Bout right there BK I've been many times on my way back from Barnsley, always kept the car windows and doors locked as I drove through there

 

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It sounded lovely when I first heard of it = Golden Smithy's lane' ,how delightful. How bloody wrong can you be !! Surrounded by headstock's etc.

Used to drive to Mansfield in me own car, then pick up NCB car and carry on to W on D. Silly thing is I was supposed to be based at Mansfield med centre but they didn't have a place for me or owt to do. B.

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42 minutes ago, plantfit said:

Bout right there BK I've been many times on my way back from Barnsley, always kept the car windows and doors locked as I drove through there

 

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It was rumoured you could drive through there at sixty mph., and they could still remove your hubcaps.

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11 hours ago, Compo said:

 

Was you at Douglas too, Melissa? My son was there in the mid 1970s. Long before your time though. :)

 

 

I was Compo! But I was there of course later than your son. 1995! My Mum and siblings all went to Douglas Primary School too. Mum would have been there around 1960. Where was you living when your son attended? 

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M.J.K., I never realised Douglas school was still going as a Primary/junior school in 1995. Thought it had been taken over by some warehouse or housing group (or summat).

Compo if your reading this, I were there 1948-54. Beekay.

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My other palatial home. Cheers Me Up !!… Nat. Trust borrowed it.

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11 minutes ago, loppylugs said:

Do yer charge to drop in?  :biggrin:

Nah mate !! Drop in whenever ya like. We'll allus put t'kettle. Beekay. 

PS we do have a parking charge.

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where the heck is it??

 

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Den., would that be personal or football coaches ??

Brew, it's in the kingdom of Norfolk. West of Wroxham. It's called Blickling Hall. Brilliant place !

Bit of a stroll from the car park though. I don't mind, er' indoors now has a blue badge.  thumbsup

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3 hours ago, Beekay said:

M.J.K., I never realised Douglas school was still going as a Primary/junior school in 1995. Thought it had been taken over by some warehouse or housing group (or summat).

Compo if your reading this, I were there 1948-54. Beekay.

 

Beekay - I completed primary school there in 2003 I believe. It closed down around 2004/2005. It is now dedicated art studios although they recently opened it up for a heritage day. I attended and took some photos which I'll have to try and post at some point.

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I really would like to see them Melissa, it would take me back 65 years. Beekay.

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