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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct……….”the canal in the sky”

In my travels around Europe and the UK I have encountered many engineering and architectural wonders, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Roman Aqueduct in Segovia, the Forth Bridge, the Oresund Bridge between Sweden and Denmark and the magnificent Vasco de Gama … Continue reading

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The Daniel Adamson…………tugboat on the River Weaver

For the last week or so I have been making regular journeys to the M56 motorway which requires me to cross the River Weaver at the Acton Swing Bridge just three miles form my home. Each time I crossed the … Continue reading

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Deer at Dunham……….up close and personal

Last Sunday I went for a walk through the grounds at Dunham Park. It was early and so the place was relatively quiet (lots of fun runners about taking advantage of the nice weather though). Having parked the car I … Continue reading

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The Sandstone Trail and over the “Old Pale”

  My ramblings though the Cheshire countryside continue with another early morning start and a projected distance of about 3.5 miles (sorry, but I don’t do this foreign money nonsense of kilometres). The walk was around Delameres hilltop medieval deer … Continue reading

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Toledo, Corpus Christie and the Hanging Lights

Last week I made my third trip to Madrid for a short visit and took the opportunity of revisiting Toledo which is about thirty minutes away by train. I had visited the city last year but on arrival found that … Continue reading

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Rod Liddle tells it like it is………….

Over the last few years various word and phrases have crept into the language and often make me want to weep e.g. selfie. However the one thing that makes me cringe and want to vomit is the phrase “woman/person/man of … Continue reading

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Anson Engine Museum…….a “must see” industrial heritage museum

Today I took the opportunity of visiting the Anson Engine Museum as I continue my exploration of the industrial heritage of the area I have recently moved to. I came across the website for the museum by chance on the … Continue reading

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