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Crossing the Irish Sea by the ‘Short Sea route’. One of the shortest crossings between Mainland Britain and Ireland is that between Portpatrick and Donaghadee. This is about 22 miles and the settlement of Scots in Ulster created traffic. The main traffic was not mail, but cattle on the hoof. John Smeaton improved the harbour at Portpatrick. In John Rennie senior was commissioned to examine improvements to the last-named.

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They failed to persuade Fulham Football Club to adopt the ground as their home after a dispute over the rent, so Mears considered selling to the Great Western Railway Company, who wanted to use the land as a coal-dumping yard. There is an unconfirmed story regarding the incident that claims Mears was on the verge of selling, and was being persuaded by his colleague Fred Parker not to, when Mears’ scotch terrier bit Parker on the leg.

Parker took the incident in good spirit so Mears, impressed by this, decided to take his colleague’s advice and found a new football club to play at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea were denied entry to the Southern League following objections from Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur, so instead, applied for admission to the Football League. Their candidacy was endorsed at the Football League AGM on May 29, , with a speech by Parker, which emphasised the new club’s financial stability and its impressive new stadium and team playing an important part.

Blue shirts were adopted by Mears, after the racing colours of Lord Chelsea, along with white shorts and dark blue socks.

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Kindred Spirits each and every one. Above all else there is the generosity of contributors whose photographs of steam days from fifty-odd years ago make this site possible. Indeed the remit has always been to give a voice to new talent on the Internet Now there’s a conundrum! The talent to which I am referring are gentlemen born and raised during the s and s, who spent the best part of their youth dashing around the country in the pursuit of loco numbers or taking photographs of trains just for the fun of it.

They did it for themselves and no one else. I’m talking about that quintessentially British s curiosity called train spotting; a hobby demanding such high levels of commitment and pricey long-distance train travel, that it’s surprising it ever got off the ground in the first place, especially during the penny-pinching post-war years.

Even odder still, railway photography – a natural adjunct to spotting – didn’t come cheap either, yet it became one of the fastest growing pursuits for boys – and hallelujah for that! This brings me to the superb railway photographs of Richard S Greenwood MBE, who travelled the length and breadth of the country recording BR steam days using both ‘still’ and cine cameras; this included a visit to Eastleigh Works left where he took this shot of ex-works ‘Terrier’ T on 6th April , and Exeter St Davids below with this study of PT performing station pilot duties on 9th July

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North of Folly Lane bridge. A shunter which would at Dallam shed. I have many happy memories of my grandfather and the railway. He was a driver, and as a child of about years old I went down to Dallam shed with him. He also took me to work with him on a number of occasions after he gave up main line driving.

Derby (/ ˈ d ɑːr b i / () DAR-bee) is a city and unitary authority area in Derbyshire, lies on the banks of the River Derwent in the south of Derbyshire, of which it was traditionally the county town. At the census, the population was ,Derby gained city status in Derby was settled by Romans – who established the town of Derventio – Saxons and Vikings, who.

The first mill opened in Nottingham in and was driven by horses. In Richard Arkwright, Samuel Need and Jedediah Strutt built the world’s first commercially successful water-powered cotton spinning mill at Cromford , Derbyshire, developing a form of power that was to be a catalyst for the Industrial Revolution. South Mill, the first, ; North Mill, , which was destroyed by fire on 12 January and then rebuilt; it started work again at the end of ; West Mill, , commenced working ; Reeling Mill, ; Round Mill, which took 10 years to build, from to , and commenced working in ; and Milford Mills, The Belper and Milford mills were not built in partnership with Arkwright.

These mills were all Strutt owned and financed. Other notable 18th-century figures with connections to Derby include the painter Joseph Wright , known as Wright of Derby, who was known for his innovative use of light in his paintings and was an associate of the Royal Academy ; and John Whitehurst , a clockmaker and philosopher. Erasmus Darwin , doctor, scientist, philosopher and grandfather of Charles Darwin , whose practice was based in Lichfield , Staffordshire was a frequent visitor to Derby, having founded the Derby Philosophical Society.

Derby’s place in the country’s philosophical and political life continued with Henry Hutchinson who was an active member of the Fabian Society. On his death in , he left the society an amount in his will which was instrumental in founding the London School of Economics [12] The beginning of nineteenth century saw Derby emerging as an engineering centre with manufacturers such as James Fox , who exported machine tools to Russia.

A permanent military presence was established in the city with the completion of Normanton Barracks in The borough expanded in to include Little Chester and Litchurch , and then in to include New Normanton and Rowditch.

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The first mill opened in Nottingham in and was driven by horses. In Richard Arkwright, Samuel Need and Jedediah Strutt built the world’s first commercially successful water-powered cotton spinning mill at Cromford , Derbyshire, developing a form of power that was to be a catalyst for the Industrial Revolution. South Mill, the first, ; North Mill, , which was destroyed by fire on 12 January and then rebuilt; it started work again at the end of ; West Mill, , commenced working ; Reeling Mill, ; Round Mill, which took 10 years to build, from to , and commenced working in ; and Milford Mills, The Belper and Milford mills were not built in partnership with Arkwright.

A study by Highways England released in October found 60 per cent of drivers who drove at 60mph through a roadworks zone had a decreased average heart rate indicating a reduction in frustration.

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Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Hundreds of sports stars, celebrities, scientists, community champions and politicians have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours. Overall an astonishing 1, people are honoured by the Queen for services to the arts, charity, business and more. Read More Hillsborough crusader: Here are some of the big names who’ll be dressing up for a trip to Buckingham Palace – plus a full list of all those getting a gong.

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Classic Bike Events. Ted Simon’s new book. Now aged 81, serial motorcycling globe-trotter Ted Simon, famous for Jupiter’s Travels, is back in the UK promoting his new book, Rolling through the isles.. Ted lives in the USA now, but being British, this is naturally where his roots are. And deep roots they are.

The last pole lathe turner in England An interview with England’s last full-time pole lathe wood turner, Robin Wood. So, we were thrilled to have had the pleasure of meeting Robin at his workshop in Edale, to understand his craft, where he draws his inspiration from, and his thoughts on wood turning and, as Chairman of The Heritage Crafts Association, the future of traditional British craft in general. About Robin Wood Based in the Derbyshire Peak District, Robin Wood is an internationally respected wood worker who creates one-of-a-kind bowls and platters by hand, using local timbers and traditional techniques but with a distinctive modern twist.

Whilst working in woodland conservation for the National Trust, clearing and replanting woodlands in Kent after the storm, Robin became fascinated by the craft, and inspired by British and Scandinavian techniques, set about reviving the technique of bowl making using a pole lathe, first learning the blacksmithing skills required to forge the specialised turning tools.

Rather than merely making bowls as ornaments for the sole purpose of displaying spectacular colours and grain patterns in wood, Robin makes pieces that are down-to-earth and unpretentious, created to be cherished for generations, intended to develop a patina that can only be formed by regular use and handling. Image courtesy of Robin Wood Robin is passionate about traditional British crafts, and is currently the Chairman of the Heritage Crafts Association, a body set up to provide a focus for all people who care about the loss of traditional skills to provide a sustainable framework for the future.

Robin is also a published author, having written The Wooden Bowl, the first authoritative account of the history of the wooden bowl dating back 4, years. Robin also makes individually hand-crafted benches, stiles, bridges and other countryside furniture and runs spoon and bowl carving courses from his workshop in the Peak District.

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The Editors of this magazine, which does not set out to be profound, have been highly successful in capturing material both from professional locomotive engineers (who very sadly are a shrinking breed), from senior railway managers, and from people like Andrew Dow who enjoyed priviledged access to railways at an early age.

I have a couple of photographs taken in of WSMT coaches that had arrived in Manchester on the night service. They may be seen by following this link: The night service was numbered X20 and 97B on the same basis. In the summer timetable the northbound X30 took 9 hours 45 minutes end to end 9 hours 33 minutes southbound. Can anyone tell if this photo was taken in the Manchester area? Perhaps the railway catenary at top right is a clue? The night service was X30 and 97B respectively. Regarding the timetabled duration of the X30, I never did the tip in daytime but did use the overnight X20 in a couple of times and both north and southbound journeys were completed in just under eight hours on both occasions.

Thank you very much for the information, and attached pictures. Very useful and exactly what I required. In the Ribble Express service timetables for the Summer seasons of , and the day service was shown as X30 and the night service was shown as X Any ideas why a change might have been implemented some time in between and then changed back? There was no significant difference in the routes followed by those day and night services.

The timing points were the same other except that the night services did not call at Gretna Green, Ecclefechan and Beattock.

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