For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!
I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
Gauging point at entrance to Bristols Floating Harbour
What is a "GAUGE POINT"? This curious contraption is set on the point where the River Avon forks as it comes up into Bristol
from Avonmouth - to the left is the true course of the river and to the right is the entrance lock at Cumberland Basin to the floating harbour
There are two gauge point devices - one either side of the river, and I'm guessing that they're used with a cable between them when a boat passes over to see how deep the boat is below the waterline, but if anyone has any other guesses, please do email me
As an interesting aside, the rise and fall of the tides on the Bristol Avon are enormous - said to be the second highest in the world, and as we stood for a few minutes the waterline which was level with one line of mortar in the stone blocks of the lock fell noticeably by half a block. (written 2008-04-14, updated 2008-04-16)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesM207 - Well House Manor - Bath and North East Somerset 
Letter Boxes - (2006-04-11) 
Pictures of Avebury, Longleat and Dyrham - (2006-08-06) 
Bath - a tourist city on our doorstep - (2006-08-29) 
Presenting Melksham - for a weekend away in Wiltshire - (2006-11-17) 
Plain Ole nice pictures - (2006-11-30) 
Comfy Chair - Floating Harbour, Bristol - (2008-04-15) 
Westonbirt Arboretum Postcode - (2008-05-31) 
Bath - Melksham - Devizes. Bus route changes, new timetable - (2008-07-26) 
Autumn - (2008-10-05) 
Claverton Pump - (2008-10-06) 
Pictures from a delegate - (2008-10-22) 
Bath Christmas Market - (2008-12-08) 
Taking a pride in the community - (2009-06-14) 
Light and dark at Green Park - (2011-04-14)
Some other Articles
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