Tuesday, 21st November 2017.

Just what are the ‘handbags of the gods?’

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Wednesday, 8th November 2017.

The Great Pyramid is in the news again as a suspected ’empty-space’ is discovered inside it.


It might be another lifting mechanism (?) See Great Pyramid Page.

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Tuesday 14th February 2017.


There are web-sites that print your photo’s onto canvas (as pic two here today). Those pics were taken with an ordinary camera – as are all here. So, if you’d like a pic (or two) to have printed but can’t get out to take a few pics – by all means use mine. I’ll renew pages, over next few days, with off the beaten track pics. Steam loco’ pics look good too.

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Friday January 6th 2017.

Nearby oopart Elton Reservoir is again well watered. The area around it is under threat from developers and nearby Withins Reservoir may be ‘filled-in’. All this is part of a Greater Manchester building plan and already notices about it have been posted all around the area.
Meanwhile footpaths around Elton Res., continue to be upgraded for walkers.
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Sunday 16th October 2016.

o15A few Flying Scotsman movie clips, from over the weekend, stuck together in a YouTube ‘video’, are streamed on the Steam Page.
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Saturday 15th October 2016.

o11Slightly Out-Of-Place on a bike-ride is The Flying Scotsman and a pic obtained this morning at Bury of that famous engine. While there the ‘Gatekeeper’ asked about diesel engine photo’s and archives will be checked for any not already online here (or condorosa).
Movie clips (not brilliant!) of Flying Scotsman shortly. Another day to filch pictures yet.
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Thursday 25th August 2016.

au6A good Specialized hybrid in for a check-over after being garaged for a year or two. It’s okay after tyres pumped and V brake springs and cables adjusted a milli or two. It might benefit from new (say) Schwalbe bullet-proof tyres – with more of a tread (slicks at moment) but other than that it’s a good sturdy but very lightweight 700c tourer that’ll cope with reasonable off-road conditions.
Not Out-Of-Place at Bury South was Ernest the shunt engine this morning – but anywhere else he is. Built about 1965 he’s still a work-horse.
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Saturday 23rd July 2016.

ju19A rabbit or two spotted ascending path to Daisyfield Greenway this morning (but no Black Panther!) and, from the viaduct, a good view of the (camouflaged?) top-secret (oopart?) installation currently being built over what was the canal. It’s looking good and vastly improves what was a derelict area by the river Irwell. Distant wind-turbines were turning so wind not too strong.
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Tuesday 19th July 2016.

ju8Very warm so a slow ride along Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal from Bury – Hinds Lane – to Radcliffe. Crossed Irwell at Wellington Street footbridge then turned left for fifty yards to Hinds Lane ‘entrance’. It’s overgrown in parts but Hogweed, near the entrance and some of the undergrowth, has been cut-back a yard or so. Later it closes in a bit and canal path is only a foot or two wide. Fine on two feet, but on two wheels take care.
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ju13To Radcliffe it’s two to three easy, flat, traffic-free miles along the two hundred year-old oopart.
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Thursday 23rd June 2016.

j38 Sunny this morning so a few pics taken of a partially drained Elton Reservoir.
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j40 Work proceeds around there and a new ‘notice-board’ has been erected.
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