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Old 9th Jan 2016, 21:17
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Here's a owld Gateshead Bus,looks like it had solid Tires.
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Old 10th Jan 2016, 04:23
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That looks too posh to be Gatesheed Tony, probably Low Fell
Belated Happy New Year to you.
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Old 10th Jan 2016, 07:22
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Morning peeps, dull here but not actually raining as yet, a happy new year to your goodself Mr Fliegle, the background is the Crescent a fine sweep of Edwardian Houses themselves swept away by the council for space or the tossers to build themseves a new civic center from which to rob the people of Gateshead.

Here's a interesting bit of kit for the mapophiles, side by side maps, new un and a oldun,click on where yer house is now and see what the place it now occupies was in the olden days.
Useful for other things such as settling arguments with uppity youngsters and such.
http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/sideb...&right=BingHyb

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Old 10th Jan 2016, 09:26
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This one ain't been knocked down yet.


Tis the house that 'er indoors was born in, and where she still lived when we got married.

Cavity walls? Not likely, 2 foot thick blocks of sandstone.

The pic is from Google Earth, it looks like the present owners have put some strange modern window frames in it.
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Old 10th Jan 2016, 10:43
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A splendid site, Mr Draper. Thank you.
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Old 10th Jan 2016, 10:54
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This is the OS Map by itself, quite detailed and zoomable,easier than having a Map on yer knee and a magnifying glass in yer hand.
Explore georeferenced maps - Map images - National Library of Scotland
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Old 10th Jan 2016, 12:48
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Have been for a bit of spiritual uplift. Took advantage of the local mosque's invitation to come and see how they do things. Then for a bit of balance, as it were, took a quick tour round the cathedral, which happened to be totally deserted.
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Old 10th Jan 2016, 14:01
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A tasting tour of a nearby distillery would give you a spiritual uplift...
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Old 10th Jan 2016, 14:13
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Some cathedrals serve wine, but not spirits.
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Old 10th Jan 2016, 14:16
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Not my tipple of choice, but this place is just about three miles away

http://www.thegoodlifefrance.com/uni...e-near-calais/
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Old 10th Jan 2016, 14:55
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Some cathedrals serve wine, but not spirits.
You also get a feeble cracker, but no cheese to go with it. And they wonder why attendance is dwindling.
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Old 10th Jan 2016, 15:17
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Dangerous looking red sky here at the mo of such redness that if the old ways are to be believed seems to indicate the world will end tomorrow.
Just watched a old episode of the High Chaperal, I still really fancy yon Linda Crystal.
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Old 10th Jan 2016, 15:33
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Car Boot Sale for Mummies.
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Old 10th Jan 2016, 15:48
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Given his expression, demand for mommies is at a low ebb
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Old 10th Jan 2016, 16:07
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Recent heavy rain, severe gale force winds and high tides have damaged the pier on the nearby island of Eday. Photo from Radio Orkney on the book of Face
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Old 10th Jan 2016, 16:24
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Yer the sea always wins in the end.
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Old 10th Jan 2016, 17:09
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How 'popular' would the Eday ferry normally be?

Although there is an 'airport' I believe that there is just one flight per week (though possibly not in winter) - however, I don't suppose it is 'holiday' season at present.

The pier will have to be repaired.
I see that there is talk of running a passenger-only ferry service.

Eday ferry terminal aerial view.
(No Google streetview!)

I don't imagine that there are significant resources on Eday (construction equipment and materials).

There are several shallow (sandy?) beaches where a landing craft could deliver, but little obvious vehicular access from those beaches.

Perhaps there is need for a Chinook to be called into use?
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Old 10th Jan 2016, 18:03
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It's only 29 1/2 miles to the mainland,thats nowt to todays tunnel diggers,they could howk up that one across the channel and shift it up there,add a couple of pipes on the end and bobs yer unk.
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Old 10th Jan 2016, 18:29
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Orkney Islands Council is sending out a survey team on Monday morning. No vehicles to/from Eday until further notice, ferry may call in for passengers only but even this is doubtful at the moment. Tricky as our GP also covers Eday; the Scottish Air Ambulance service and the RNLI or the SAR chopper from Shetland will no doubt be able to help out.
Sanday, another island in Orkney, has problems with its water supply (the lake suffered turbulence from the extreme weather and the filters are blocked); Scottish Water have tankers filled with fresh water on mainland Orkney ready to travel to Sanday but all ferries were cancelled today (Sunday).
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Old 10th Jan 2016, 18:34
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re those missing. anyone heard anything from Civis in the past couple of years?
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