Author Topic: Little Eye On The Provinces  (Read 148268 times)


Tim Hall

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1976 on: August 06, 2019, 05:06:14 pm »
Floods of nowhere near biblical proportions hit Horsham:

https://www.crawleyobserver.co.uk/news/traffic-and-travel/horsham-road-flooded-after-tree-roots-block-drains-1-9024118

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Flood levels are currently rising with the water now overflowing onto the pavement.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1978 on: August 15, 2019, 09:50:47 am »
Interesting how modern flatted estates look like  Russian flatted estates but with more colours. Many a town and village had this experience when the railways and canals were being constructed, so nothing new there.
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« Reply #1979 on: August 17, 2019, 08:47:34 am »
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Giraffe

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1980 on: August 18, 2019, 09:07:46 am »
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/aug/16/seasides-town-new-toilets-feature-high-tech-anti-sex-measures?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other


I once used a public loo in Somerset(?) that played classical music at occupants. 
I'd love that - and wait until the movement ends!
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hellymedic

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1981 on: August 18, 2019, 03:46:40 pm »
Any fule kno that classical music played to fill interstices seldom progresses to a movement's completion...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1982 on: August 19, 2019, 10:31:45 pm »
We met the Bristol 'Flat Earther' concerned his views could put him in danger
In danger of what? Falling off the edge of the Earth? No!
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The Flat Earther we spoke to keeps his identity a secret because he says society is 'programmed' to ridicule him
Better iron that tin foil!
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1983 on: August 19, 2019, 10:40:48 pm »
We met the Bristol 'Flat Earther' concerned his views could put him in danger
In danger of what? Falling off the edge of the Earth? No!
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The Flat Earther we spoke to keeps his identity a secret because he says society is 'programmed' to ridicule him
Better iron that tin foil!

"Programmed" - that's a funny way to pronounce "educated that the earth is, based on current observations, an oblate spheroid".

Besides, if the earth was flat, cats would have pushed everything off it by now.  :demon:
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Jaded

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1984 on: August 19, 2019, 10:45:23 pm »
We met the Bristol 'Flat Earther' concerned his views could put him in danger
In danger of what? Falling off the edge of the Earth? No!
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The Flat Earther we spoke to keeps his identity a secret because he says society is 'programmed' to ridicule him
Better iron that tin foil!

This sounds like Brexiteers.
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Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1985 on: August 19, 2019, 11:55:04 pm »
I don't know how anyone from Bristol can think the earth is flat...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1986 on: August 23, 2019, 06:19:06 pm »
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1987 on: August 23, 2019, 08:59:06 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2019/aug/23/lets-move-to-west-kirby-merseyside-way-things-used-to-be?CMP=share_btn_wa


Oh I say, West Kirby has made the Grauniad.   Nice enough place with a few decent cafes.  I go there sometimes & ride the old railway line which is now a cycle way down to Chester, or vice versa. 
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1988 on: August 24, 2019, 11:21:07 am »
I used to crew on our Doctors sailing dinghy on the marine lake there. Is the cycle way the Wirral way? Haven't tried it for about 8 or so years but the connection through Parkgate to link up with the Dee embankment and onto Chester used to be very bitty.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1989 on: August 24, 2019, 11:34:10 am »
Yes,  the Wirral Way  It's not continuous all the way to Chester.  You can go from West Kirby to Neston, then a bit of roadwork to pick up the route across Burton Marshes which dumps you in an unlovely industrial estate.  From there you can pick up the Millennium Greenway which leads to the Chester canal basin.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1990 on: August 24, 2019, 03:59:27 pm »
I got completely lost in the unlovely (and seemingly abandoned) industrial estate. I couldn't find the Millenium Greenway, either. I rode th Chester along a parallel route on a former railway.

I enjoyed the trip, thobut.

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1991 on: August 25, 2019, 11:20:46 am »
The old railway path is the Millenium greenway. The alternate route to Chester is to turn south to Hawarden Bridge and then follow the path alongside the river Dee into Chester. It's a good tarmac surface all the way. When it delivers you into a park you can either follow the canal up towards the city centre or thread your way passed the racecourse and follow the river to the groves where there are cafes, ice cream vans and toilets and you're about 1/4 mile from the city centre and about 1/2 mile from the station.
“There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.”
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1992 on: August 26, 2019, 08:46:17 pm »
I got a train to Chester this morning & rode up to West Kirby.    This time I didn't get lost after I crossed the Welsh Road bridge by what used to be RAF Sealand (I remember passing this regularly as a child on frequent family trips to North Wales. The gate guard at the main gate until 1988 was Spitfire TD248. It was restored to flying condition in the 1990s.[4] Restored Spitfire TD248 in flight on YouTube.)   
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF5jM45Gc1g

They must have upgraded the signage & once in the industrial estate you are directed off the road onto shared use pavement which takes you to the path over the marshes.  Vey busy with cyclists , the cafe was doing plenty of business. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g2135808-d5930786-Reviews-Net_s_Coffee_Shop-Neston_Cheshire_England.html 


I got up to West Kirby & rather than continue round the top got a train home.  Stuff to do , which still hasn't been done  :-[


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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1993 on: August 26, 2019, 08:51:26 pm »
Hows about a week end up there sometime?
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1994 on: August 26, 2019, 09:27:05 pm »
Errrrrr..........    I did promise to look at organising a camping weekend sometime, but events have gotten the better of me.  Today was the first time I've done anything other than commute since the weekend at Clapham :-(      There are a few campsites near Chester, but mostly fairly basic.  There _is_ a full spec C&CC club site at Delamere.


I have thought of doing this as a forum ride, even as a night ride.   From Chester station to the ferry at Seacombe is about 51Km,  a fairly easy day ride, mostly on traffic free paths .  From Seacombe get the ferry across the Mersey to Liverpool & it's a short ride back to Lime St for people to get a train home, or back to Chester to pick up cars. 
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Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1995 on: August 26, 2019, 11:42:21 pm »
There _is_ a full spec C&CC club site at Delamere.

The ALC went there last autumn.  Factoids learned:

1) Delamere has its own station (with tearoom), just round the corner from the campsite.  The line was bustituted all weekend :(
b) The site doesn't have a rec room or other warm space for winter campers to huddle away from the mud[1] and soak up electrons.
III)  It's a fairly long way from anything else, unless you're interested in Going Ape.  There's a local shop a bike ride's distance away.

On that basis, I'd say it was very much a summer destination.


[1] This was one of the few times I've had to excavate SPD cleats with a twig before they'd engage with a pedal, and possibly the only one that didn't involve the NCN.
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Guy

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1996 on: September 02, 2019, 08:45:01 am »
This makes Audaxers look normal

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A village cricket club from Bedfordshire has broken a world record by playing non-stop for seven days.

Twenty-four players at Blunham Cricket Club contended with soaring temperatures and torrential rain, but beat the previous record on Saturday.

Club captain George Hutson said during the endurance test the players were mentally and physically "shot"...

...The team announced in a tweet it had completed 168 hours of continuous play and said it would be a "lasting memory for so many people".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-49523860
What duck?

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Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1998 on: October 01, 2019, 07:51:17 pm »
I look forward to at least two of them becoming cabinet ministers...
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1999 on: October 01, 2019, 07:55:29 pm »
2nd from right bears an uncomfortable resemblance to a younger Cameron.
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