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Newcomen Tercentenary and other engines

60 months ago
Black Country Living Museum - Newcomen tercentenary celebrations
July started with an evening visit to the Blower's Green Pumphouse to listen to a lecture by my colleague Chris Hodrien. Photo Photo On Saturday 7 July I spent some time with a flotilla of steam launches in Worcester and had a great time in between getting wet in the torrential showers. Photo Photo Photo. I also got my first PotY shortlisting for a while but no cigar Photo. The following weekend was a Newcomen Society sponsored pair of...

9th September 1944

61 months ago
The Mayors Speech
On that day two airmen lost their lives when a Halifax Bomber returning from a raid crashed just outside Wallingford narrowly missing the town. It was thought they managed to steer the plane away to save the town. Two roads in the town are named after them and each year a service is held in their honour at the memorial by the two roads Photo. I thought it was time to look into the story a bit more. This starts with my trip to Wales where I found out the Flight Engineer Sergeant...
wallingford service memorial

What next

61 months ago
Gardens on Western Esplanade
Now the summer is almost over, and it's getting dark at 7 then this long era is drawing to a close, and with the final trip to Battle last week have now visited all eight compass points to a reasonable extent, with possibly the winter to gather new energy and begin another mission in spring 2013. The Geograph map project began last year, having previously added whatever I happened to have wherever I'd been, and began seeing what increases and records I could create deliberately. The compass...

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