Where Have You Just Been?

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Post by Tizer » 21 Apr 2019, 15:42

Yes, there's normally nothing that isn't natural other than the tarmaced lane, the small English Heritage tourist information building at the end of it and the castle remains plus some modern timber walkways and hair-raising steps for visitors to cross the chasm. Until this work started there were archaeologists digging on the island but they had to stop too while the overhead stuff passed. We couldn't even continue walking down the lane until the hopper had passed. The landscape there is craggy and uneven, not much `flat' to stand things on, but at least it's all based on slate and volcanic rock. The chasm came about when in the distant past a fault line occurred and the headland slid towards the sea.

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Post by Stanley » 22 Apr 2019, 02:30

Same technique used for building the Hoover Dam and many more inaccessible structures.
Makes you wonder how the original builders of the castle managed.......
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Post by chinatyke » 23 Apr 2019, 14:19

Stanley wrote:
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Same technique used for building the Hoover Dam ...
I saw that twin cable set up at the Hoover Dam. They told us that they still use it for maintenance and replacements of the 2000 tonne generator sets.

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Post by Stanley » 24 Apr 2019, 03:03

I'm impressed.....
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Re: Where Have You Just Been?

Post by PanBiker » 27 Jun 2019, 12:54

Colne, using my nice bus pass. :smile: I got the M1, Barlick to Burnley which goes over the Ranch and via Earby. Lots of stops so very useful. I got off opposite The Crown as I was going to Boundary Mill, there's a footpath down to the store through the Sports Centre car park. Managed to find myself some new trainers that will suit my orthotic. Anyone that goes to Boundary and has not been for a while, they have refurbished all the inside and moved all the ground floor departments and tills about. Anyway, mission accomplished, I got the bus back from The Crown as well, only had to wait 5 minutes as they are quite regular. Cost nothing for the bus of course (thanks LCC), 5,000 step bonus on a nice sunny day as well. :biggrin2:
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Post by Tizer » 27 Jun 2019, 13:37

Harking back to my Tintagel Castle photos, I hear that English Heritage is getting criticism from some quarters for building a new bridge across to the island. EH says it's bridge is designed to fit in with the surroundings and to satisfy safety regulations. They can't please everyone, and especially not fans of King Arthur! :smile:

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Re: Where Have You Just Been?

Post by Tripps » 27 Jun 2019, 13:57

PanBiker wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 12:54
Cost nothing for the bus of course (thanks LCC)
One of my guests said something similar last week. "We have a Socialist Council, therefore we get free bus travel".

It surprised me therefore to find that LCC in fact has a Tory majority. In fact I find that the National bus concession scheme is run by the Government - Dep't for Transport - in conjunction with Local Authorities. So the Tories have no choice but to implement it. I guess that being Tories, they would love to be nasty, and stop it if they could. :smile:

PS. - just had a nosey at the M1 bus route. Looks like a good service every half hour. I notice in Burnley the 'Tim Bobbin'. I thought that was unique to Milnrow and that he was some sort of local Teacher/dialect writer. Perhaps he had a bike? :smile: It's a pub of course

Tim Bobbin That looks like real grub - added to bucket list.

I'm still wearing regularly the two Gabicci shirts I bought in Boundary Mill when I visited five or six years ago.

PPS. Coudn't resist it of course :smile: Here's the story of Tim Bobbin. I think he's been kidnapped from Milnrow. I remember the pub there was at the bottom of a very very steep hill up to Hollingworth Lake.
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Post by Stanley » 28 Jun 2019, 02:13

I spent a lot of time in Milnrow when I was doing Ellenroad and they certainly believe Tim Bobbin is theirs!

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My steeplejack Peter Tatham and Daniel Meadows in the Tim Bobbin in 1970.....
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