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Treasure 47: Plan of proposed railway to Mapperley Colliery

This treasure (Q/RP/2/207) is a plan of a proposed railway to Mapperley Colliery, submitted to the Quarter Sessions Court in 1889 by the Great Northern Railway. 97 more words


Now and then

This was my objective yesterday.  I wanted to take a “now” shot to compare with an image reproduced in an excellent book by Ray Shill, Wyrley & Essington Canal Through Time.  246 more words

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Going for a song

The main purpose of my walk today was to set up another “now and then” post, but as it was such a bright, sunny morning I took a more circuitous route via Brownhills Common and Chasewater. 540 more words


Winter Walk at Watergate

Blowing the cobwebs away we headed to Watergate Forest Park for a brisk stroll before tucking in to a big Sunday dinner.

This place has all the wildlife – the ducks, the swans, the moorhens and we also came across a meeting of like-minded dalmation owners.  32 more words

Mischief in the mud

Today we visited Woodhorn Colliery, a ten-minute drive north of home. In theory this was a great idea: lots of grass, open space and an obvious path that ran around the large lake. 155 more words



This short excursion into family history reveals a tale of early deaths and takes in a range of questions that help to make sense of the complex relationships that can arise from multiple marriages. 639 more words

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