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Railways of Chasewater 1

4 months ago
Former bridge support, Brownhills
As many of my fellow geographers know, Birmingham and the Midlands has a rich history of railways. Subsequent to their demise before/since Mr Beeching, many have now become fabulous oasis from the (once) fast pace of the city and of life in general. Fast forward to the present worldwide lockdown, and I chose to get some early morning exercise visiting the area north of Brownhills to search out such railway relics, whilst enjoying a short hour and a half's walk in the sunshine and with...
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Names meaning Waterfall

62 months ago
River Tees, Low Force
There are several naming conventions for waterfalls used in Britain and Ireland, as a result of our rich history of languages. For today, I am going to confine myself to waterfall words, ignoring the various rapids, cascades, and weirs that are not quite waterfalls. In that I am going to let centuries of forebears lead the way and follow the names they have chosen. Very few waterfalls are called 'Waterfall'. Those that are are frequently artificially created, like this one in Jesmond...
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Casting a fairly wide net

92 months ago
Stotfold Mill - threshing
Despite being out of the country for two and a half weeks in September, the last two months have seen me visiting quite a few myriads in search of matters industrial and a few personal points too. September started in Devon with a day trip to Totnes that allowed me to grab a few vaguely industrial topics. Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo. On Sunday 2 September I met up with Ashley Dace at Kelly Mine for some photographs of this amazing...
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To the halfway point of 2012 that is

96 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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Two Mills and Local Churches

114 months ago
The last few days have been quite busy, I was planning to go to Denver windmill as it was closer than Lode watermill. However I thought I could kill two birds with one stone and try and look around Pakenham windmill (on the way to LWM). I had seen four old pictures of the internals on flickr of PWM but other than that there was nothing on the internet. Externally there are many on geograph (including mine from the summer) and around the web. I called the owner and arranged a visit, I was...
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