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The weather got us off to a real cold start with some thick snowflakes dropping down but the game kicked off to a bright start. The Hope took the lead early on with some lovely ball play, which Bash Turner thundered home with a left footed piledriver from twenty yards, so much so the ball came out of the back of the net and carried on rolling for several yards. The game was end to end and Living Hope continued to threaten with several long throws from Chuck Webb while The home side were threatening on the break, pushing the away defence to their limit calling for desperate clearances at times. Corinthians equalised half way through the first half with a lovely diagonal through ball that split the back line allowing time for their striker to play the ball underneath Goalkeeper James Farley. Living Hope enjoyed some neat midfield play at times and looked comfortable knocking the ball about led by talisman Callum Oakshott but it was Bam Bam Bash again with a second identikit death strike after being teed up by Shane Parker. At the start of the second period the Home team made a couple of changes, adding more firepower in the centre of the pitch. Not much to report on in the second half as both teams dug in and neither team could make the most of the play to further the score. A mention to Jack Whitehouse who made his Hoper debut in defence adding some real coolness at the back. Game in 3 words: After taking a heavy beating the week before vs Dudley Lions.

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There are sonme similarities with building a modern kit car. Although the editors would suggest that building a special in the early post war period required skill and determination and particularly the ability to innovate and overcome shortages and dedicated facilities. The editors strongly recommend subscribers read the period special building manuals to full appreciate the effort involved.

The evidence that many specials started with the best of intentions were not completed.

formerly “The Phil & Shaun Show” Much of the archived material found on these pages was co-written by Phil Davies.. Phil still occasionally contributes articles to the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

But did you know there are steam trains and miniature railways all over the Midlands? Over the winter, opening times depend on weather conditions and staff availability. You can travel in one of these beautiful, steam-pulled carriages from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth, stopping off at Bewdley, Arley, Highley and Hampton Loade. There are also lovely refreshment points along the way. Severn Valley Railway The Chasewater Railway, Brownhills This volunteer-run charity in Chasewater Country Park , Brownhills West boasts a museum, heritage centre, narrow gauge line, model railway and traditional tea room and gift shop.

Passenger steam and diesel trains run on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the year, most Saturdays and certain weekdays throughout the summer. A round trip to Chasetown, with intermediate stations at Norton Lakeside and Chasewater Heaths, takes about 45 minutes. Shakespeare Express, Birmingham to Stratford Ride The Shakespeare Line in an authentically restored carriage pulled by a steam engine between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon, a line full of culture, history and natural beauty.

On the return route, via Claverdon and Lapworth, the steam train often works up to its top permitted speed of 60 to 75mph! Also open during selected days in the summer. Weather permitting trains will be running Easter Sunday from 11am until 4pm and Saturday April 29 and Sunday April

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He has done more than anyone else to ensure the preservation of colour images from the early days of railway colour photography. His book contains a colour portrait of the wonderful chap. Died 11 June aged Early user of colour film.

Rail closure from Shrewsbury to Newport on Sun 10th June too – bus replacement.

Tk John Peel Sessions Omitted is track 20 Stranger In The House, officially released. Sourced from vinyl bootlegs, scratchy with a skip on Track 3. Not sourced from vinyl. Raw soundboard with Elvis sounding gruff. Remastered with better position of the track starts, the last track is complete with a nice fade and not sharp ending. Also some minor sound enhancements. Remastered by Neon Kaiser, February

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Grit bins continue to be refilled across Worcestershire Published on Monday, 29th January Worcestershire’s grit bins have been fully refilled once again following the latest cold spell to hit the county. New Road flood alleviation works progress Published on Monday, 22nd January Whilst water levels rise along the River Severn, work continues on the flood alleviation scheme on New Road. Driving Home programme reaches new milestone Published on Friday, 29th December More than miles of roads have been improved as part of Worcestershire County Council’s Driving Home programme.

Worcestershire’s roads are amongst the best in the country, that’s according to latest figures from the Department for Transport DfT.

Introduction. This section was originally devised during the days when our train was used intensively on the Ashford & Hastings line, and was intended to provide an easily-accessed historical record of our train’s workings on the main our train continues to go out on various test runs, railtours and workings for other operators, we hope that this diary remains a useful resource.

Two boys, aged 14 and 15, were acquitted in May They were never identified. His body was found in a barrel in Pendeford, near Wolverhampton on 30 Sep, The trial heard Dodson fell out with a Jamaican drugs syndicate. Aug 15 — Noel Heffernan, 35, from Ballyfermot, south Dublin, was found dead on land near Dublin airport. Joseph Zambra, 28, was jailed for 4 years for kidnap in and Kevin McCarron, 51, got 3 years. The trial heard they had delivered Heffernan to crime boss Anthony Dempsey, who has since died.

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A cacophony of road and rail closures? Or perhaps a conspiracy? Get ready for closure of the A5 overnight for three weeks.

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Considered to have one of the finest kitchen gardens in the UK, this is the place to see all kinds of fruit and veg grown to the highest standards, outdoors and under glass. Don’t miss the orchards, ornamental flower gardens, sunken garden, wild and woodland gardens , the 16 restored Victorian glasshouses and magnificent ft-long Edwardian pergola. The Gardens Restaurant at West Dean serves lunches and teas, using many ingredients fresh from the garden. Opens for breakfast at weekends from 9am.

The large herbaceous borders are packed with vibrantly hued plants such as dahlias, crocosmias and red hot pokers, complemented by the more subtle shades of ornamental grasses. But the real stars of the show are the salvias, which are from the same family as culinary sage. There are more than varieties of salvia growing here, in colours ranging from red and orange to white, pink, purple and the clearest blue.

You’ll also enjoy wandering through the elegantly formal Italian garden, past fragrant shrubs and neatly clipped yews. Open daily until October 31, 11am-5pm. The Old Dairy Tearoom on site offers lunches and teas. In the nearby village of Plaxtol, the Papermakers Arms serves good pub grub, using produce such as Kentish apples and locally-sourced beef.

The four-acre plot, surrounding 16th century Hall House, has been designed as a series of long vistas, with a number of separate garden areas radiating off them. In August and September the Lanhydrock garden is a symphony of fiery oranges, reds and yellows, contrasting with the cool elegance of the yew garden, whose ten yew spires are underplanted in shades of blue, white and silver.

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See Article History Floor covering, material made from textiles, felts, resins, rubber, or other natural or man-made substances applied or fastened to, or laid upon, the level base surface of a room to provide comfort, durability, safety , and decoration. Such materials include both handmade and machine-made rugs and carpets and smooth-surfaced floor coverings. Although the words carpet and rug are frequently used interchangeably in referring to textile floor coverings, in modern usage carpets are fastened to the floor and usually cover an entire floor area, and rugs are not fastened and rarely cover the entire floor.

Carpets and rugs may be classified as handmade or machine-made. Smooth-surfaced coverings generally adhere to a subfloor and are manufactured as sheet goods or tiles. Handmade carpets and rugs are usually made by knotting a number of pile tufts to a backing structure so that the loose knot ends form the pile.

British Railways (BR), which from traded as British Rail, was the state-owned company that operated most of the overground rail transport in Great Britain between and It was formed from the nationalisation of the “Big Four” British railway companies and lasted until the gradual privatisation of British Rail, in stages between and

Looking back to September His reference to the extinction of the Southern D1 class relates to the Stroudley T not the Wainwright It is a good reminder of Trains Illustrated a few copies of which are usually available at Weybourne Station. Part 1 in previous Volume beginning page Les was frugal in his use of log books and this led to him over-writing the earlier entries with later information which created difficulties in transcription, also during the period in which he was a passed fireman there is no certainty whethr he was firing or driving.

The period includes WW2 when Nottingham suffered eleven major raids – targets being the Boots factory, the loacl power station, the LMS works and the ordnance factory at Ruddington. The route of the former Great Central is noted as it strode southwards part bing incorporated into the preserved railway, but the route through Leicester was obliterated:

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It will be capable of building tramcars, suburban or inter-city trains and high-speed trains. There will be no trains during two short periods — 20 — 28 October and 16 — 24 February The massive new concourse was completed during a ten day closure of the station over the Christmas and New Year period and is as large as the Wembley football pitch.

All fifteen platforms are linked together for the first time by the new concourse. The revised layout extends to just before Copenhagen Tunnel through which there are still only four tracks. The whole area will be resignalled and it will be possible to handle the significant increase in long distance services planned for

Great British Railway Journeys is a BBC documentary series presented by Michael premiered in on BBC Two, and has returned every year for a total of nine series.. The series features Portillo travelling around the railway networks of Great Britain, Ireland and the Isle of Man, referring to an s copy of Bradshaw’s Guide, comparing how the various destinations have changed.

All items on the site are original and backed by a money back guarantee. I would be most happy to buy similar, original Home Front items, either single items or entire collections or come and see me at many of the leading militaria fairs. Their efficacy was questionable but acted as a useful deterrent and morale boosting employment of the HG. Excellent, clean condition with diagrams and gate-fold pull outs, very slight rusting of staples.

Boxed roll of ” Pelmex ” ARP window strip. This transparent sellotape type of material was designed to be stuck to windows to cut down on the dangers of flying glass in the event of bomb blast. Good, used condition, with bruising and marking to box. Auxiliary bomb disposal unit and the L. Troop 7th Bn, intelligence, weapons and general history.

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It was a fine time to be out and about with a fly rod. However, although the drought had been broken definitively enough with rain and high water in late September, it was surprising how quickly some of the streams now reverted to being low and clear. This was particularly true about the Lugg, a stream on which I tend to be happier when that famous greyish stain is apparent in the water. Everything changed when Storm Callum arrived on the 12th, bringing high winds and several days of really hard rain.

Floods arose everywhere, amber warnings were published and both main rivers burst their banks in places, the Usk showing a particularly dramatic spike in level.

Welcome to the Home Front Collection. This is the first site entirely devoted to the British Home Front during World War Two, offering a wide range of genuine collectables from this era.

See Article History Floor covering, material made from textiles, felts, resins, rubber , or other natural or man-made substances applied or fastened to, or laid upon, the level base surface of a room to provide comfort, durability, safety , and decoration. Such materials include both handmade and machine-made rugs and carpets and smooth-surfaced floor coverings. Although the words carpet and rug are frequently used interchangeably in referring to textile floor coverings, in modern usage carpets are fastened to the floor and usually cover an entire floor area, and rugs are not fastened and rarely cover the entire floor.

Carpets and rugs may be classified as handmade or machine-made. Smooth-surfaced coverings generally adhere to a subfloor and are manufactured as sheet goods or tiles. Axminster carpet, late 18th or early 19th century.

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The train formation was as follows from the engine power car with mobile generator ,restaurant car , saloon dining saloon saloon ,saloon ,and escort vehicle The 10 vehicles weighed tons. Lillystone and Relief Driver E. The departure from Euston was and arrival time at Crewe was where the Euston train crew were relieved by a Crewe driver. The Class 87 locomotive diagrammed from Euston to Mossend Yard was changed to a Class 47 to take the train forward to Perth and Dundee to join the East Coast route to arrive at Aberdeen at Tuesday morning.

LNER Kl Class No at Alnwick station with the branch train to Alnmouth on 10th May G.F. Bloxham. front cover. Backtrack through the looking glass.

Woven[ edit ] The carpet is produced on a loom quite similar to woven fabric. The pile can be plush or Berber. Plush carpet is a cut pile and Berber carpet is a loop pile. There are new styles of carpet combining the two styles called cut and loop carpeting. Normally many colored yarns are used and this process is capable of producing intricate patterns from predetermined designs although some limitations apply to certain weaving methods with regard to accuracy of pattern within the carpet.

These carpets are usually the most expensive due to the relatively slow speed of the manufacturing process. These are very famous in Iran, India, Pakistan, and Arabia.

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