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by StoneRoad
17 Mar 2020, 21:35
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
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Views: 490146

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Definitely a delivery of Rock Armour, but the location is a wild guess - somewhere on the coast ...

Apart from at Newbiggin, there are patches of rock armour at Upgang, Sandsend and Whitby, the Cumbrian Coast Railway line ...
by StoneRoad
01 Mar 2020, 11:15
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13247
Views: 490146

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

The towers (and the signalling process) were developed during the Napoleonic wars period, by both sides !

Codes were used, as if the tower was visible to the other side, the messages could be read.

I found mentions in the Richard Sharpe stories as well as the Aubrey / Maturin and Bolithio books.
by StoneRoad
29 Feb 2020, 17:08
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13247
Views: 490146

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I don't know where that signal tower is located but I do know how and what ... The What - would have been signals between Admiralty House and Portsmouth. Actually, the army also used the system, but the stations were usually under the command of a midshipman or junior lieutenant and manned by rating...
by StoneRoad
24 Feb 2020, 16:32
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 978
Views: 67740

Re: Wildlife Corner

In all this recent weather we have been making a point of keeping our bird feeders topped up, and on frosty days, hot water goes into the bird bath. Saw some Bramblings mixed in with the finches this morning (which now includes Greenfinches, once again). Got loads of blue, coal and great tits making...
by StoneRoad
24 Feb 2020, 16:24
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 978
Views: 67740

Re: Wildlife Corner

Of course Kookaburras don’t actually laugh, it’s just their territorial call that they make, but it really does sound like their laughing and having a great time. :laugh5: :laugh5: Chap at Keilder Water, in the Bird of Prey Centre had a tame(ish) one called Sid. If the weather was good he would cal...
by StoneRoad
24 Feb 2020, 16:16
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13247
Views: 490146

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Should have come on last night - Bewick Lived at Cherryburn (not far from me in one diection) and the Chillingham White Cattle - or should that be Wild Cattle - are notv far in another direction ... One of the few I could have got, I don't usually get that many of the mystery objects. But I find it ...
by StoneRoad
03 Feb 2020, 16:07
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13247
Views: 490146

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

an ornamental cleat for fastening thin ropes .
by StoneRoad
15 Oct 2019, 18:44
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13247
Views: 490146

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stone wool is made from volcanic rock, typically basalt or dolomite, an increasing proportion of which is recycled material in the form of briquettes. [I have to take issue with their reference to dolomite. It isn't a volcanic rock, it's like limestone (calcium carbonate) but with some of the calci...
by StoneRoad
14 Oct 2019, 15:53
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 978
Views: 67740

Re: Wildlife Corner

From one or maybe two greenfinches a couple of months ago, I saw at least six at once today. Tucking into peanuts in a wire feeder I built about a decade ago (it needs a little tlc atm)
by StoneRoad
12 Oct 2019, 10:18
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13247
Views: 490146

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Making steel or another alloy or a purer iron ?
by StoneRoad
11 Oct 2019, 11:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13247
Views: 490146

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

charging a blast furnace (iron) the loads being weighed by the wheelbarrow load
by StoneRoad
10 Oct 2019, 18:34
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 978
Views: 67740

Re: Wildlife Corner

I really, really hate "trophy hunting" ...

now if the hunter was armed only with an assegai and cowhide shield and not allowed any modern clothes. maybe that would be a bit fairer ?
by StoneRoad
08 Oct 2019, 11:24
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13247
Views: 490146

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

fossilised toad or frog spawn ?
by StoneRoad
07 Oct 2019, 20:09
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13247
Views: 490146

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

scale is difficult to determine

so Breccia / Conglomerate on mudstone
by StoneRoad
07 Oct 2019, 10:13
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13247
Views: 490146

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

coprolite ?
by StoneRoad
06 Oct 2019, 19:31
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 978
Views: 67740

Re: Wildlife Corner

Talking about the amounts of food "our" wild birds are eating in the bad weather recently. we decided to have a count of the species we see (or hear) - after some discussion we made the total at least two dozen certain ids and four or five possible ones ie seen in uncertain light so not properly id...
by StoneRoad
30 Sep 2019, 18:19
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13247
Views: 490146

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Definitely very interesting - my thought was that it was the air feed pipes into a iron smelting furnace
by StoneRoad
27 Sep 2019, 12:08
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 978
Views: 67740

Re: Wildlife Corner

Thanks, Stanley.

The total has been built up over he years by all of additional feeding and plenty of nest boxes as well as habitat conservation.
Living in a rural area is a major bonus, although the fairly fast B road along one side of my patch doesn't help.
by StoneRoad
26 Sep 2019, 21:05
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 978
Views: 67740

Re: Wildlife Corner

Talking about the amounts of food "our" wild birds are eating in the bad weather recently. we decided to have a count of the species we see (or hear) - after some discussion we made the total at least two dozen certain ids and four or five possible ones ie seen in uncertain light so not properly id'...
by StoneRoad
26 Sep 2019, 16:27
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13247
Views: 490146

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I did a similar exercise a few years ago at a church my father in law was familiar with (He had converted it to use electric light many years previously). I don't have that good a head for heights, so getting up there was quite an achievement - I did take some pictures ... http://www.ipernity.com/do...
by StoneRoad
24 Sep 2019, 13:38
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13247
Views: 490146

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

looking that up nearly gave me an ulcer !
by StoneRoad
24 Sep 2019, 11:01
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13247
Views: 490146

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

No idea where that is, but it looks like a shot tower.
One with a number of other purposes.
by StoneRoad
21 Sep 2019, 11:20
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13247
Views: 490146

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

gas lamp lighters would be my guess as the background looks "urban"
by StoneRoad
19 Sep 2019, 18:36
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13247
Views: 490146

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

leatherworker, maybe saddler or harness maker would be my suggestion.

Lovely tools ...
by StoneRoad
18 Jul 2019, 11:20
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13247
Views: 490146

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Horn spoon
Sailmaker's needle

the wine bottle stoppers ?

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