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Chaffinch on our lane. They seem quite scarce in Staffs the last few years, whereas the Greenfinches numbers are on the up. Used to be the other way round.

 

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The big duck family are growing up and the midges are taking over tonight  😯

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Drew back the bedroom curtains this morning to see the duck that's been in the field for the last few months being followed by a line of Ducklings, wish I could have taken a video of the ducks passing one of the lambs and the way it's head went to and fro as each duckling passed  it by. There is a small pool of water in the corner of the field where they were headed which is where I took the photo, second one as they exited the water, wonder what the lamb is thinking... 

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Superb photos! I love the lamb and duck! 👍🏼👍🏼 Brilliant! You've really captured a moment there.  👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 Love it!

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New chopping board just turned up 

 

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3 hours ago, Flamingemeralds said:

Superb photos! I love the lamb and duck! 👍🏼👍🏼 Brilliant! You've really captured a moment there.  👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 Love it!

Thank you, the stretch of water you see in the photo is all there is, the farmer created a pond some years ago and for some reason has filled it in leaving what amounts to a large puddle, they must be fit little buggers saw them this afternoon following mum from the other side of the field heading for their afternoon float 🙂

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15 hours ago, Winsford Soul said:

New chopping board just turned up 

 

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That's so cool! You'll be able to cut some discs on that...👍🏼😉🤭

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3 hours ago, Flamingemeralds said:

That's so cool! You'll be able to cut some discs on that...👍🏼😉🤭

Apple,  Peaches  Pumpkin pie.  🤗

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How's about this for a fungi?  Is that weird, or is that weird .... About the size of a 50 pence piece.😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲  Or.....is it an alien pod? IMG_20200521_173711604.thumb.jpg.ed811e3bfde569869e7b9e5078e58757.jpg

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2 hours ago, Flamingemeralds said:

How's about this for a fungi?  Is that weird, or is that weird .... About the size of a 50 pence piece.😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲  Or.....is it an alien pod? IMG_20200521_173711604.thumb.jpg.ed811e3bfde569869e7b9e5078e58757.jpg

Dave of the tattoo variety is your man for this one Mrs..  looks weird but that doesn't seem unusual in your world.  Meant in the nicest possible way.  X

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Following on from my initial post on 23rd March 2020:

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"The upturned and submerged bogie chassis could be from nearby coal mines or stone quarries or maybe even used possibly to build the culvert? For many years I suspect it sat hidden in the deeper waters closer to the mouth of the culvert and the deluge of water from the storms of the previous months have washed it further down the beck into full view".

See old picture below (not taken by me) of trolleys used to move sand around on Thornton Moor which is about 5 miles away from where I took the picture of the submerged bogey wheels.

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When the Great Northern Railway built the railway line linking up the industrial towns of Bradford and Halifax to Keighley they constructed a magnificent viaduct to carry the railway line over the valley at Thornton.

See photo below of view from the walkway across Thornton viaduct looking towards Bradford city centre 5 miles away.

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To give you an idea of the sheer size of the viaduct.

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How does one stone in that massive vertical wall become dislodged and fall out?

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The beck that flows underneath Thornton viaduct is called Thornton Beck and it flows through this underground culvert a few yards upstream of the viaduct.

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Pulled this old enamel pot (or what was left of it) out of Thornton Beck.

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11 hours ago, Winsford Soul said:

Dave of the tattoo variety is your man for this one Mrs..  looks weird but that doesn't seem unusual in your world.  Meant in the nicest possible way.  X

Steve, I doubt if it's of plant origin, looks more like animal, maybe a spiders nest or even an alien pod!!

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My daughter knocked it off and it was very mushroomy inside, no eggs or anything, just a solid damp fibrous mass.  I just watched going "eek, urgh, eek, uff, yak, errgh, yak". It fell off the wood very easily. But silver?!? Really weird? The inside was sort of a dark brown.  Imagine having one of those served up with your bacon and eggs.  "Ketchup on that dear?". 🤢

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12 hours ago, Derek Pearson said:

When the Great Northern Railway built the railway line linking up the industrial towns of Bradford and Halifax to Keighley they constructed a magnificent viaduct to carry the railway line over the valley at Thornton.

See photo below of view from the walkway across Thornton viaduct looking towards Bradford city centre 5 miles away.

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To give you an idea of the sheer size of the viaduct.

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How does one stone in that massive vertical wall become dislodged and fall out?

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Would you think that dislodged stone is at "top of ladder" height? I'd have to shimmy up there and have a look. There might be treasure, or a stash of something....a Geocache maybe?  It's just really, really intriguing!  Just one random stone? And how the bejazes did it fall out??? 🤔

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NATURE IS WONDERFUL 🙏✊🎶

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1 hour ago, Jayne Houghton said:

NATURE IS WONDERFUL 🙏✊🎶

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Stunning. Jayne simply stunning, thanks for sharing

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Female House sparrow

 

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Derek. .Have you explored the tunnel ?  It looks like you can see daylight at the other end.  Is it deep water ? I would have to go and explore even now at 61 

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35 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

Derek. .Have you explored the tunnel ?  It looks like you can see daylight at the other end.  Is it deep water ? I would have to go and explore even now at 61 

Me too!!! Even now, at 32! 😂

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That tunnel doesn't look very well built though does it Mr Winsford and Mr Pearson? Looks like a bit of a cowboy job? It looks all shoved together. "Shove a bit ere, a bit ere, and ere, there, ere, ere and there......jobs a guddun". 👍🏼.  

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12 minutes ago, Flamingemeralds said:

Me too!!! Even now, at 32! 😂

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I thought I'd see if there was a Geocache at Thornton viaduct. I checked the site. Look at the amazing shadow! Screenshot_20200522-151946.thumb.png.f08da1b4992b7fd0fd60a5c580fdc82f.png

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10 minutes ago, Flamingemeralds said:

That tunnel doesn't look very well built though does it Mr Winsford and Mr Pearson? Looks like a bit of a cowboy job? It looks all shoved together. "Shove a bit ere, a bit ere, and ere, there, ere, ere and there......jobs a guddun". 👍🏼.  

Maybe they used the fallen  brick from the viaduct as the start , that would explain cowboy loose work type

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1 minute ago, Flamingemeralds said:

I thought I'd see if there was a Geocache at Thornton viaduct. I checked the site. Look at the amazing shadow! That

That shadow looks like the Widnes / runcorn bridge, maybe that,s where they got the idea from 

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8 hours ago, Flamingemeralds said:

My daughter knocked it off and it was very mushroomy inside, no eggs or anything, just a solid damp fibrous mass.  I just watched going "eek, urgh, eek, uff, yak, errgh, yak". It fell off the wood very easily. But silver?!? Really weird? The inside was sort of a dark brown.  Imagine having one of those served up with your bacon and eggs.  "Ketchup on that dear?". 🤢

probably damp rot fungus then, never experienced it before, are you sure it wasn't alien?

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Well that would make absolute sense because my back door is a right old state Tattoo Dave! I'm having a new one this Summer.  I wish it was an alien pod! That'd be far more exciting than a new door 😉

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59 minutes ago, Flamingemeralds said:

Well that would make absolute sense because my back door is a right old state Tattoo Dave! I'm having a new one this Summer.  I wish it was an alien pod! That'd be far more exciting than a new door 😉

It was after all a Klingon 🙃

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Mmmmmm. Right way or wrong way, they still taste the same 👍

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17 minutes ago, Soulandy said:

Mmmmmm. Right way or wrong way, they still taste the same 👍

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Andy. I think there's only a right or wrong way if you come from Devon or Cornwall.  The rest of us don't really care  do we . Nah just eat them, they look yummy 

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I Think this is the first time I've posted this year, so I've just picked a few random things I've took over the last few months P1020139.thumb.JPG.47de5c6329ddcfb4ac7793d2440d6578.JPGP1020166.thumb.JPG.391f6db5d4b4a17ee296157e9a3b3ba5.JPGP1020243.thumb.JPG.44ba570cfa43711df32ba1a72dfaf56f.JPGP1020260.thumb.JPG.290cd62d15f66c2a6b5d981eb80eed2b.JPGP1020008.thumb.JPG.11e8c0f64ee73d49206af23894260a1d.JPG

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9 hours ago, Winsford Soul said:

Andy. I think there's only a right or wrong way if you come from Devon or Cornwall.  The rest of us don't really care  do we . Nah just eat them, they look yummy 

😁 they were 👍

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11 hours ago, Soulandy said:

Mmmmmm. Right way or wrong way, they still taste the same 👍

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That's just plain greedy !! lol

 

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1 hour ago, Ficklefingers said:

That's just plain greedy !! lol

 

😁 yep 😁👍

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3 hours ago, Ficklefingers said:

That's just plain greedy !! lol

 

 

14 hours ago, Soulandy said:

Mmmmmm. Right way or wrong way, they still taste the same 👍

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There is no right or wrong way in my book.  

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Hi Folks,

 

A recent visit to the Derwent dam and reservoir,a very beautiful place.

The video is a Coastguard helicopter performing a low flypast over the dam

in memory of 617 Squadron The Dambusters,just happened to be

in the right place at the right time.Also,there is the permanent memorial as

in the photo,very prudent,especially around the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.

 

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3 hours ago, Mustang said:

Hi Folks,

 

A recent visit to the Derwent dam and reservoir,a very beautiful place.

The video is a Coastguard helicopter performing a low flypast over the dam

in memory of 617 Squadron The Dambusters,just happened to be

in the right place at the right time.Also,there is the permanent memorial as

in the photo,very prudent,especially around the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.

 

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Isn't our country just SO beautiful.. 😍

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On 22/05/2020 at 11:09, Flamingemeralds said:

Would you think that dislodged stone is at "top of ladder" height? I'd have to shimmy up there and have a look. There might be treasure, or a stash of something....a Geocache maybe?  It's just really, really intriguing!  Just one random stone? And how the bejazes did it fall out??? 🤔

Well I reckon those large left hand side corner stones are about 10-12 inches tall and I counted approx 20 rows up to that missing stone which means that hole could be about 20 foot off the ground?

Ya'll need a long ladder and strong nerves haha.

Also counted approx 45 rows of stone on the sheer vertical wall before it turns into red brick and curves over - that's a whopping 45 foot height.

Seem to think at the time I'd spotted another hole from a missing brick on another arch support but didn't take a photo (or if I did I later deleted it oops).

"Thornton Viaduct opened in 1878 as part of the Great Northern's route from Queensbury to Keighley - arguably, the most engineered section of railway in West Yorkshire.

It is Grade II listed, incorporates 20 barrel vaulted arches - each with a span of 40 feet - and its 300 yard length incorporates a rare S-shaped curve. The old trackbed crosses Pinch Beck at a height of 120 feet. The structure is formed of 17,000 cubic yards of masonry as well as 750,000 bricks.

In November 2008, Thornton Viaduct became part of the Great Northern Railway Trail which ultimately aims to create a foot and cycle path linking Queensbury and Cullingworth, mostly on the old trackbed."

Forgot to add these 2 photos earlier (it's mi age...)

Derek

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On 22/05/2020 at 14:30, Winsford Soul said:
On 22/05/2020 at 14:30, Winsford Soul said:

Derek. .Have you explored the tunnel ?  It looks like you can see daylight at the other end.  Is it deep water ? I would have to go and explore even now at 61 

 

On 22/05/2020 at 15:06, Flamingemeralds said:

Me too!!! Even now, at 32! 😂

 

On 22/05/2020 at 15:10, Flamingemeralds said:

That tunnel doesn't look very well built though does it Mr Winsford and Mr Pearson? Looks like a bit of a cowboy job? It looks all shoved together. "Shove a bit ere, a bit ere, and ere, there, ere, ere and there......jobs a guddun". 👍🏼.  

Tell you what if I was a few minutes younger I'd be up that tunnel like a rat up a drainpipe. When I was in my early teens I was forever bumping around underground tunnels and culverts. Usually without some sort of torch and/or suitable footwear. Have a vague memory of dragging mi little brother (aged 5 or 6 maybe?) down one long tunnel dressed in his little shorts and wellies.

It was all going well until he slipped and fell in some deeper water luckily I was holding his hand. Then he started crying and we had to go home.

I reckon the water at the mouth of the culvert is probably about a foot deep and about 6 inches in depth running through the culvert. Might have a wander underground when it gets a bit warmer...(maybe?)

If Thornton Viaduct dates from 1878 the building of this underground culvert probably dates from around the same time - 140 years old (ish) and still standing and no concrete or metal in sight.

Derek

 

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As a young teen before I discovered booze and girls I used to stand in this side shed at Bradford Park Avenue's old football ground. Photo not taken by me.

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That would be around the early seventies (think Marc Bolan, T.Rex etc etc) and so symbolic of that era is my old faded silk scarf which I knew I had somewhere.

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Superb aerial photograph of the old football ground-cricket ground (photo not taken by me).

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48 minutes ago, Derek Pearson said:

As a young teen before I discovered booze and girls I used to stand in this side shed at Bradford Park Avenue's old football ground. Photo not taken by me.

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That would be around the early seventies (think Marc Bolan, T.Rex etc etc) and so symbolic of that era is my old faded silk scarf which I knew I had somewhere.

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Superb aerial photograph of the old football ground-cricket ground (photo not taken by me).

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Great piece of football history 👍

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It's that time of year again 😃 He's hiding in our garden with the parents feeding him .

 

 

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I have a little baby Robin too.  I was digging in the garden the other evening and he was hopping around completely at ease with me being there.  He's a happy little thing, he's almost always on the lawn.  He worries me, he seems a bit oblivious to anything going on around him. He's just in a little happy bubble of his own.  Bless his little beak 🤗

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Here's a short clip of the boy Baxter just not quite getting his timing right.

I hope it brings a smile to your face.

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Saw another fox today, not the cubs from the other week, I think they might of moved on as I haven't seen them near the den site for the last few days. This was in another part of the wood as it was getting mobbed in a field. I think it saw me as I was hiding behind a tree but seemed more concerned with the birds. Photo's are not the greatest as I tried to keep still and quiet

 

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I've put together a short video of the fox if that's OK

 

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1 hour ago, Soulandy said:

I've put together a short video of the fox if that's OK

 

Awesomeness!! 👍🏼

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9 hours ago, Flamingemeralds said:

Awesomeness!! 👍🏼

Thank you. Pot luck again with the timing 👍

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