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Three years up

By Bill Nicholls

This will be my third year as a member of Geograph and I managed to pass 10,000 images get up to 25th in the all time leader plus 7th in the depth, became a moderator and a shortlister for Goty (sorry donít hold with the Poty name) and stood up in front of you all at the convention and did my first presentation which I like to thing went down well
The year has seen a lot of inroads into tracking down the pillboxes on the stoplines. The first success had to be the Sulham Valley which runs from Theale to Pangbourne. It took two attempts as there were so many and the second one I did with a colleague were we discovered shuttering still in place from the second world war. I also managed to complete the Thames visiting most of the pillboxes and photographing the couple I have not visit, the most recent discovery was to find the bases of two on Old Culham bridge. The section from Abingdon to Appleton Common is also nearly complete with only a couple to now track down. The Upper Thames from Appleton Common is now starting to reveal more finds as is the Blue line along the River Kennet. I started work on a Google Map to plot all the Pillboxes and defences I managed to visit. LinkExternal link
They have also been placed on Paniramio which shows up on Google Earth and to my surprise some have had over 1000 hits
Three articles have been published on Geograph with a fourth in the making, other projects in mind are the Parkway Development at Newbury were I get photos every couple of months or so SU4767 : Framework on the building by Bill Nicholls.
October saw the Fairmile Forgotten Faces Exhibition which was very successful, to that end we are repeating it in February. Hopefully I will be able to display a few photos from the Development I managed to get permission to cover SU5985 : Hole in the side by Bill Nicholls. I like to think Iíve made a good contribution to the site and will continue to do so.

Wed, 29 Dec 2010 at 21:18
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