I liked this weathervane on a house in Hepworth, which had a ballcock on its underbelly to hold it up and a tap on top. Perhaps the handiwork of an odd -jobbing plumber-cum- fisherman....
Friday, 24 April 2015
There are at least 40 London Underground stations, which still exist but are no longer used.Closed for a variety of reasons, from low passenger numbers to re-routing, these stations have had interesting histories, with some providing vital refuge throughout the wars.
Down Street station even hosted a meeting of the War Cabinet. Brompton Road is still used by the Ministry of Defence today. Aldwych station, for example, was used to house the National Gallery's collection during WWI and British Museum artefacts (including the Elgin Marbles), during WWII. Aldwych has doubled up as a filming location for productions as diverse as The Prodigy's 'Firestarter' music video, and zombie movie, '28 Weeks Later.'
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Sunday, 19 April 2015
Saturday, 18 April 2015
Friday, 17 April 2015
Tuesday, 7 April 2015
Sunday, 5 April 2015
Friday, 3 April 2015
Thursday, 2 April 2015
Sold for £16 million by Northampton Borough Council sold to help fund a museum extension.
Egyptian statue of scribe Sekhemka and his wife Sitmerit is now subject to an export ban ..... donated to the museum by the Marquess of Northampton in 1870. Not sure what to make of this, I'm sure this won't be the first or the last .....needs must?
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
Emile Zatopek, Helsinki Olympics 1952,the only person ever to win the 5,000m, 10,000m and marathon events at one Olympic Games. My Dad, aged 16, saw him run in the Helsinki Stadium and talked of the crowd shouting "Zat-o-pek, Zat-o-pek!!" Clip to follow....see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c4Z8cbcIiA
50 years ago, Stocksbridge Park Steel FC came up with the novel idea of a training run , up hill and down dale and several times wading across the River Don. Now lots of people from running clubs join them to run 3 miles, or thereabouts, through the muck, for no apparent reason.....