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To the halfway point of 2012 that is

85 months ago
Falmouth Docks - MV Athena
My last blog finished at the end of April and the last two months have been as interesting as ever, although I failed to have the anticipated day out with Ashley Dace. On May 6 and 7 I was on duty at Claymills Pumping Station and captured some of the atmosphere Photo Photo. I also got a PotY nomination but no cigar Photo. The weekend of May 12 and 13 was National Mills weekend and I went wild in Shropshire managing 10 of the sites listed on the website as...
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2011 - The Final Two Months

91 months ago
The Engineerium - French engine
My last entry concluded October with a Sunday trip to Derbyshire but I have kept up the pace and feel it is time to close out the old year with a blog. November started with a Saturday afternoon visit to the Forge Mill needle museum in Redditch - a site visited only once before and never photographed. This was adequately addressed - Photo Photo Photo Photo. The following day was a trip to Derbyshire with my sister and was pretty but largely non-industrial -...
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Chris and Ashley's Brum Bash

101 months ago
City of Birmingham
On Saturday 19 February I met up With Ashley Dace Link to explore some of the industrial history and steam engines of Birmingham. As I have been visiting, studying in or working in Birmingham variously since 1977, it seemed reasonable that I act as local tour guide and interpreter of technology. The weather was dreadful but forecast to improve in the afternoon, so we started indoors at the Thinktank museum at Millennium Point Photo that replaced...
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Big game of the steam variety in Greater Manchester

102 months ago
Ena Mill, Atherton
On Sunday 23 January 2011 I went with a couple of friends to take some photographs and see some decent stationary steam engines in the Greater Manchester area. We had a quick journey from the West Midlands via the M6 and were soon in Wigan where we parked up near the Pier area Photo. The former heritage centre is now closed and the signage is faded. We were to start at Trencherfield Mill but as we were early we concentrated on a few photographs of items in the vicinity -...
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