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November Update

By Ashley Dace

So its now November and my last blog was in September. I have done a fair bit considering several hurdles. First of all I did a couple churches with Norman features, most notably Norman doorways. I also found Beeston Regis priory.
TG3103 : St John the Baptist, Hellington by Ashley Dace TG3103 : St John the Baptist, Hellington by Ashley DaceTG1642 : Beeston Regis Priory by Ashley Dace TG1642 : Beeston Regis Priory by Ashley Dace TG1642 : Beeston Regis Priory by Ashley Dace
The geology talk at Weybourne was very interesting, it was hosted by the Norfolk Geological Society.
TG1143 : Norfolk Geological Society Meeting by Ashley DaceTG1143 : Crag Geology by Ashley Dace
My last geographing day in Norfolk/Suffolk was spent at Orfordness. I wanted to photograph the lighthouse as its time is running out.
TM4149 : Orford Castle by Ashley DaceTM4249 : Orford Church (Norman Remains) by Ashley DaceTM4349 : Security Fencing at Orfordness by Ashley Dace[TM4449 : Orfordness Shingle by Ashley DaceTM4448 : Orfordness Lighthouse by Ashley DaceTM4549 : Orfordness Shingle by Ashley DaceTM4448 : Metal and the Lighthouse by Ashley DaceTM4448 : The Black Tower by Ashley DaceTM4448 : Laboratory One by Ashley DaceTM4448 : Laboratory One by Ashley DaceTM4448 : Concrete Blast Wall by Ashley DaceTM4448 : Orfordness Shingle by Ashley DaceTM4349 : Bomb in the Room by Ashley DaceTM3959 : Snape Church by Ashley Dace

Back in Leicester I visited the recently reopened geology section of Leicester museum. Highlights included the original Charnia fossils and the Rutland dinosaur.
SK5903 : New Walk Museum by Ashley DaceSK5903 : Barwell Meteorite by Ashley DaceSK5903 : Charnia masoni by Ashley DaceSK5903 : Charnia masoni by Ashley DaceSK5903 : Fluorite Crystals by Ashley Dace

The nice weather continued for a while, a trip to the nearby Croft Quarry offered a great view of the geology.
SP5197 : Croft Quarry by Ashley DaceSP5196 : Croft Hill Trig Point by Ashley DaceSP5196 : Croft Quarry by Ashley Dace

The next day I was back on the bike, cycling to Groby on my way to Bradgate park. The time team featured castle was photographed along with a few other stops. The ex quarry railway was walked and geographed.
SK5208 : South Leicestershire Diorites by Ashley DaceSK5207 : Groby Castle by Ashley DaceSK5211 : War Memorial by Ashley DaceSK5211 : Bradgate Park by Ashley DaceSP5399 : Former Quarry Line by Ashley DaceSP5399 : Whistle Way Mural by Ashley DaceSP5297 : Former Quarry Line by Ashley DaceSP5298 : Former Quarry Line by Ashley DaceSP5298 : Former Quarry Line by Ashley DaceSP5298 : Former Quarry Line by Ashley Dace

Burrough Hill had been on my wish-list for a while, it was a fairly long cycle but I decided to do it.
SK6512 : Queniborough Dovecote by Ashley DaceSK6910 : South Croxton Church by Ashley DaceSK6910 : South Croxton Church - Norman Font by Ashley DaceSK6910 : South Croxton Church by Ashley DaceSK7210 : Twyford Church by Ashley DaceSK7611 : Burrough Hill by Ashley DaceSK7611 : Burrough Hill Trig Point by Ashley Dace
The next few days were spent in and around Leicester finishing a few bits off.
SK5901 : Wheatsheaf Works by Ashley DaceSK5901 : Wheatsheaf Works by Ashley DaceSK5905 : Abbey Mills by Ashley DaceSK5906 : Belgrave Lock by Ashley DaceSK5702 : Coalville Freight Branch by Ashley Dace

One Saturday I was torn between Derbyshire and Lincolnshire, eventually I went to Lincolnshire. I re-explored Boston and took a trip to Sibsey.
TF3344 : Maud Foster Windmill by Ashley DaceTF3344 : Maud Foster Windmill by Ashley DaceTF3244 : The Boston Stump by Ashley DaceTF3244 : View of Boston from the Stump by Ashley DaceTF3244 : River Witham by Ashley DaceTF3343 : Hussey Tower by Ashley DaceTF3450 : Sibsey Trader Mill by Ashley DaceTF3450 : Sibsey Trader Mill - Governor by Ashley DaceTF3450 : Sibsey Trader Mill by Ashley DaceTF3450 : Sibsey Trader Mill by Ashley Dace

Next was a joint trip with Chris Allen in Derbyshire, as it has already been written about I won't go into detail.
We visited Darley Abbey mills, Heage mill and Cromford pump along with a quick stop at Middleton top.
SK3538 : Darley Abbey Mills by Ashley DaceSK3538 : Darley Abbey Mills by Ashley DaceSK3650 : Heage Windmill by Ashley DaceSK3650 : Heage Windmill - Stone Floor by Ashley DaceSK3650 : Heage Windmill - Tentering Gear by Ashley DaceSK3650 : Heage Windmill - Brake Wheel by Ashley DaceSK3650 : Heage Windmill - Stone Floor by Ashley DaceSK3155 : Leawood Pumphouse Boilers by Ashley DaceSK3155 : Leawood Pumphouse by Ashley DaceSK3155 : Leawood Pumphouse by Ashley DaceSK3155 : High Peak Workshops by Ashley DaceSK3155 : Sheep Pasture Catchpit by Ashley DaceSK3155 : High Peak Workshops by Ashley DaceSK2755 : Middleton Top by Ashley Dace

On the Sunday (last week) I was planning to go to Barnsley to geograph Barnsley Main colliery and Worsborough mill. However several little things added up. I lost my debit card, had no cash available and no-one to borrow off. So I couldn't buy tickets! I had to miss it which was very disappointing. Instead I looked around the castle at Leicester along with the Vulcan factory.
SK6004 : Vulcan Factory by Ashley Dace SK5904 : Vulcan Factory by Ashley Dace SK5904 : Vulcan Factory by Ashley Dace SK5802 : Leicester Cattle Market Gates by Ashley Dace SK5802 : Leicester Cattle Market Gates by Ashley Dace SK5802 : Leicester Cattle Market Gates by Ashley Dace SK5802 : Leicester Cattle Market Gates by Ashley Dace SK5802 : Leicester Cattle Market Gates by Ashley Dace SK5802 : Leicester Cattle Market Gates by Ashley Dace SK5802 : Leicester Cattle Market Gates by Ashley Dace SK5802 : Leicester Cattle Market Gates by Ashley Dace SK5804 : St. Mary de Castro by Ashley Dace SK5804 : Gun Slot by Ashley Dace SK5804 : Castle Wall by Ashley Dace SK5804 : St. Mary de Castro by Ashley Dace SK5804 : Norman Windows by Ashley Dace SK5804 : St. Mary de Castro by Ashley Dace SK5804 : St. Mary de Castro by Ashley Dace SK5804 : Half Timbered Building by Ashley Dace SK5804 : St. Mary de Castro by Ashley Dace SK5804 : St. Mary de Castro by Ashley Dace SK5804 : St. Mary de Castro by Ashley Dace SK5804 : Leicester Castle South Gate by Ashley Dace SK5804 : Southern Defensive Gate by Ashley Dace SK5804 : Spire through the Wall by Ashley Dace SK5804 : Leicester Castle South Gate by Ashley Dace SK5903 : Attenborough Building by Ashley Dace

Yesterday I was due to go to Snibston and see the beam engine in steam along with others but couldn't make it. Instead I cycled up today to see the colliery, a wonderful site. The manor house down the road was also photographed. Its first on the site since 2000.
SK4114 : Snibston Beam Engine by Ashley Dace SK4412 : Bardon Hill Sidings by Ashley Dace SK4112 : Donington le Heath Manor by Ashley Dace SK4112 : Leicestershire Countryside by Ashley Dace SK4112 : Donington le Heath Manor by Ashley Dace SK4112 : Donington le Heath Manor by Ashley Dace SK4112 : Donington le Heath Manor by Ashley Dace SK4112 : Mullion Windows by Ashley Dace SK4112 : Donington le Heath Manor by Ashley Dace SK4112 : Donington le Heath Manor by Ashley Dace SK4212 : Donington le Heath Manor by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Canal/Railway Bridge by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Snibston Colliery by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Industrial Scene by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Ex Shell/BP Oil Tanker by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Snibston Colliery by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Snibston Colliery by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Snibston Colliery by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Early Haystack Boiler by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Snibston Colliery by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Snibston Colliery by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Entrance to the Deep by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Snibston Colliery by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Colliery Artifacts by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Snibston Colliery by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Snibston Colliery by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Ex Coalville Signal Box by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Horizontal Steam Engine - Snibston by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Shepshed Fire Engine by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Belliss & Morcom Enclosed Steam Engine by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Small Traction Engine by Ashley Dace SK4114 : Powlesland and Mason No.6 by Ashley Dace SK4114 : No.2 Fireless Locomotive by Ashley Dace.

What's next?

Well I haven't any money left until my next loan so not much outside Leicester. I would like to do part of the Swannington railway up to Glenfield tunnel. On the 19th November a double headed steam train is passing through Leicester three times so I'll be out for that. On the 22nd I'm going to Derbyshire with fellow geologists to Devonshire cavern, my previous attempt failed.
The 4th December sees an industrial mini meet in Leicester at Abbey pumping station. Possibly seeing Rood Ashton hall passing through Leicester on the same day.

I won't have a camera over the Christmas period so its nothing until early Jan.


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