Kindred Spirits each and every one. Above all else there is the generosity of contributors whose photographs of steam days from fifty-odd years ago make this site possible. Indeed the remit has always been to give a voice to new talent on the Internet Now there’s a conundrum! The talent to which I am referring are gentlemen born and raised during the s and s, who spent the best part of their youth dashing around the country in the pursuit of loco numbers or taking photographs of trains just for the fun of it. They did it for themselves and no one else. I’m talking about that quintessentially British s curiosity called train spotting; a hobby demanding such high levels of commitment and pricey long-distance train travel, that it’s surprising it ever got off the ground in the first place, especially during the penny-pinching post-war years. Even odder still, railway photography – a natural adjunct to spotting – didn’t come cheap either, yet it became one of the fastest growing pursuits for boys – and hallelujah for that!
It was built in several stages: In the early Bronze Age many burial mounds were built nearby. Today, along with Avebury, it forms the heart of a World Heritage Site, with a unique concentration of prehistoric monuments. At this time, when much of the rest of southern England was largely covered by woodland, the chalk downland in the area of Stonehenge may have been an unusually open landscape. The presence of these monuments probably influenced the later location of Stonehenge.
Normanton on Soar, dating from the 11th Century (maybe earlier), is situated beside the river Soar at one of the most southerly points in the county of Nottinghamshire.
It boasts some major towns and cities such as Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Wakefield and Hull, along with York which is the historic county town and administrative centre plus major towns in Huddersfield, Halifax, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster. Some aspects of the region are also quite rural, with a much lower density of population and these rural communities have been the heartland for personal introductions over the years, as sometimes in finding partners, that rural nature can be a disadvantage and make things more difficult than normal.
So both geographically and in terms of dating opportunities the Yorkshire and Humber region is very much a mixed bag. So please do choose your company or agency carefully. Our recommendations would be as follows: Yorkshire and Humber has a strong singles scene in the towns and cities, you will find Speed Dating, Dinner Parties, Singles Clubs and other dating events Online Dating will be a strong option within the region but remember there has been a lot of criticism in the recent past, with exposure on the TV and in the press.
Industries[ edit ] West Yorkshire grew up around several industries. Bradford , Halifax and Huddersfield were grown through the development of woollen mills, Leeds’ traditional industry was the manufacturing of cloth, while heavier engineering industries facilitated growth in South Leeds. The woollen and cloth industries declined throughout the twentieth century. Many of the coal mines in West Yorkshire closed during the Robens era in the s, but mining was still a significant employer in the Wakefield district at the time of the —85 strike.
Wakefield has also attracted many service based industries, inparticularly call centres.
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Far north Queensland Within a few days there has been a spate of incidents involving three dogs and two men. On that same day a dog was attacked by a crocodile in a dam on a private property near Wonga, and that night Craig Brown was walking his dog Jedda on Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas around 11 PM when a 2. The dog survived and got taken to the vet. Only a day later on Saturday 18 some Innisfail teens were drinking at a wharf and one of them, 18 year old Lee De Paauw, wanted to impress a girl and jumped in to the river where a crocodile instantly grabbed his arm and nearly killed him.
He appeared on TV later where he got paid a large amount of money for an interview in which he showed no remorse and said he would do it again. The public thorught he was an idiot and said he should donate the money from the interview to charity or the rescuers that came to his aid. Less lucky was 35 year old spear fisher man Warren Hughes whose boat was found abandoned on Saturday night, he had been killed by a 4.
The crocodile was so territorial it charged a police boat that had to retreat.
The above photo was not taken on 13th April as originally captioned Vic Smith from York explains – ‘Having researched railtours involving Flying Scotsman I can hopefully clear up a long term mystery regarding the date of Roy’s photograph of at Durham. The following comments can be found on the ‘Six Bells Junction’ website The white flowers are Yarrow, and these only flower between June and July.
The coaches in Roy’s shot at Durham 1st one white roof appear different to other photos of the tour featured on the Six Bell site, as all others were taken after the stock was reversed at Guiseley. The original railtour scheduled for 13th April was postponed until June 1st , due to engineering work on Shap.
This page begins with Roy’s railway memories featuring both steam and diesels starting with a number of railtours he photographed before and after , including this fine shot of Flying Scotsman heading the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group (NELPG) ‘The North Eastern’ on the climb from Durham on 29th June
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Working Men’s Clubs are shutting across the country Image: The concert room rings with live entertainment. The bar is packed with regulars from this former pit village in the countryside east of Leeds.
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Geography[ edit ] Alvaston lies to the southeast of Derby city centre, bounded to the east by the A6 dual carriageway, and to the north by the River Derwent. Two miles to the west lies the site of the Derby Canal , the nineteenth century township of Allenton , and the Osmaston Park Industrial Estate. To the north-west on the A6 towards Derby, a small settlement of Victorian terraced homes forms Wilmorton. The Pride Park development, which includes the Derby County football stadium, is a short walk away.
The long-established chemical works of Celenese formally Accordis and Courtaulds are the northern bank, towards Spondon. To the east lies the open countryside of South Derbyshire and Elvaston Castle Country Park, a favourite place for picnics and lakeside walks. Perched on the edge of the settlement, on Stocker Flat and overlooking Boulton Moor may be found a maze of s— s-built culs-de-sac and footpaths, leading to council and privately built homes.
The average age of people in Alvaston is 37 Census. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.
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Toponymy[ edit ] The name “Wakefield” may derive from “Waca’s field” — the open land belonging to someone named “Waca” or could have evolved from the Old English word wacu, meaning “a watch or wake”, and feld, an open field in which a wake or festival was held. Early history[ edit ] Flint and stone tools and later bronze and iron implements have been found at Lee Moor and Lupset in the Wakefield area showing evidence of human activity since prehistoric times.
The settlement grew near a crossing place on the River Calder around three roads, Westgate, Northgate and Kirkgate. The settlement was recorded as Wachfeld in the Domesday Book of , and covered a much greater area than present day Wakefield, much of which was described as “waste”. By the church was again rebuilt and was extended between and In William de Warenne, 5th Earl of Surrey received a grant for a market in the town.
The market was close to the Bull Ring and the church.