Buildings I like

York 2018: York Minster — Pete’s Favourite Things

The first church on this site was built around 627 AD by the Kings of Northumbria and 100 years later the first Archbishop of York was recorded. The Saxon Church, which had been rebuilt in the 8th century following a fire, was seriously damaged by William the Conqueror’s forces in 1069 during the ‘Harrying of […]

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Railway, Railway days

Midland Six Wheeled Full Brakes — highland miscellany

Although not Highland vehicles, these full brakes have a strong association with the Highland’s branchlines in the post grouping years. Once the LMS took over the Highland’s system in 1923, they seemed to have been horrified by the state of the coaching stock that they inherited! Portions of the Highland’s fleet were speedily retired and […]

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3mm Society, 7mm, Railway

Uckfield MRC exhibition 2018 #1 — esngblog

We’re definitely into the exhibition season now, so last Saturday I drove down to Uckfield for their annual show. This is always one of my favourites, as it is very much a ‘fine scale’ show, usually with lots of quite small layouts and all good quality with no ‘fillers’. This year was no different, and […]

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The Ratcliffe Highway Murders — Stephen Liddell

It’s Halloween and I’ve done a number of related posts on the origins of Halloween, hauntings, the modern day Enfield Poltergeist and of course the infamous Jack The Ripper. Real life figures such as the Victorian poisoner Mary Cotton and figures that merge myth and reality such as Springheeled Jack. Perhaps more horrendous than any of […]

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