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Road Trip.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Gramaisc, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Gramaisc

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    Hardback edition available for Christmas.
     
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    A great read and photo's. :up: Although they have sold it now my Dads three sisters combined their resources, twenty years ago, and bought a holiday property in Hook Norton. It's a great base for touring the area, the Sun Inn in the village is also worth a look with local ale on tap. :pint:
     
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    Great trip Gram!

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    I am at Broadway next week. If my washing is stolen i will blame one of you lot.
     
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    Break a leg
     
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    One of the Broadway skyscrapers still looks OK in daylight, with the neon lights off.

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    If you do pop up there, check your brakes before the descent.

    The escape road is quite overgrown now - perhaps nobody's used it for a while..?


    Also, I believe that you can pop into the old ROC bunker at weekends and Bank Holidays these days.

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    Lovely area we like to get down there 5 or 6 times a year.
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    I hope that's a Waitrose cart.
     
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    We couldnt find the tower, but otherwise it was a lovely place.
     
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    Fenn's, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses

    Interesting wilderness

    Yeh man
     
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    I went there about fifteen years ago, there was still visible evidence of some sodding behaviour in the recent past.
     
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    It's far out
     
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    Well, I found this picture of an Officers' Mess snow tunnel in '47, but the snowfall in '63 was perhaps a bit greater - we couldn't open the upstairs windows at the front of the house, much less use the front door....

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    I had a multi-destination trip today, which gave me the opportunity to spend a few hours in BotW in the afternoon.

    The river was flowing nicely.

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    It's nice that the bridges are still without safety handrails.

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    The trees were looking good in the winter Sun.

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    The benches just in view in the distance are just off the Village Green, across the river from the Motor Museum.

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    Having suffered people taking pictures, through the window, of me having my tea...

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    ... it was payback time, so I took a picture of people having their dinner in my bedroom.

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    The Weird Hedges are still doing their bit.

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    These sheep did look somewhat familiar...

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    The river on its way out of the village.

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    What I'm sure is a nuclear-hardened hedgehog shelter.

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