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|3884||Pictures - across the park, French Weir and River Tone, Taunton|
On Saturday, I took a walk across the park from the Somerset College of Art and Technology to the station - fresh air, strong images, and strong current on the river. Autumn in the park.
We have some beauty beside our river in Melksham too; much of this we have too, although we can look and ...
|2664||Oliver Cromwell at Bristol Temple Meads|
I've been to Taunton today - a meeting of TravelWatch SouthWest which I'll be documenting elsewhere. But I couldn't resist this picture of Oliver Cromwell - Britannia class 4-6-2 locomotive no. 70013 - which was in Bristol Temple Meads on our return and set off from there on a special trip, named ...
|1291||Day trip to Weymouth|
What better than a day at the seaside - Weymouth is less that 2 hours from Melksham by train, and it was a beautiful day. Thanks to First Great Western's "Group Save" ticket, we can make the trip at a sensible price.
Of course - there was the small issue of the first train from Melksham being at ...
|1118||Origin of Jack and Jill and little Jack Horner|
Have you come across the nursery rhymes "Jack and Jill went up the Hill" and "Little Jack Horner sat in the Corner"? Both of them originate from stories and local characters just a few miles from where we live, in the Somerset villages of Mells and Kilmersdon - Villages between the ex-coal town of ...
|1846||Old Piles of the South West|
There's a great deal of learned speculation about the construction and reasons behind Silbury Hill (See Avebury) and a lot of digging has taken place over the years to research the issue - so much so that old shafts have collapsed in recent years leading to extensive remedial works.
Yet Silbury Hill ...
|1609||Chew Valley Lakes|
Bird Watching at Chew Valley Lakes ... Canada Goose, Coot, Great Crested Grebe, Mallard, Whooper Swan, Tufted Duck. On the A368, Weston-super-Mare to Bath Road.
And yet ... where ARE all these birds when you look at the wider view?
Sunday Afternoon, and an "airport run" to pick up delegates for this week's course. And we took a rare (at the moment) opportunity to leave a couple of hours early and drive around, taking in the East Somerset Railway at Cranmore. [more pictures] ...
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