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Win or Lose, what’s in a name ?

Last week my local rambling Club were in the Peak District where they climbed Mam Tor and continued along the Great Ridge to Lose Hill. But how did it get it’s name. Local legend tells of a great battle that … Continue reading

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Mam Tor and the Great Ridge with Crosby Rambling Club.

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Unfortunately I was unable to join my friends from the rambling club on the recent walk to Castleton. A couple of them have sent me photos from the walk and I am very jealous. So, I…

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The resurfaced Dibb Lane.

Dibb Lane is a popular footpath linking Hall Road in Blundellsands with the village of Little Crosby. It is well used by both walkers and riders on horseback from the stables in Little Crosby. A few months ago the local … Continue reading

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Message on a bottle.

A few days ago a was given some old medicine bottles that had been dug up on a tip. What message could they send? Owbridge’s Lung Tonic.                                        This was a cure all preparation  invented in 1874 by Walter Owbridge, … Continue reading

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Easter in the Hightown Dunes.

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It’s the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and the weather is perfect. What better time than to wander through the Hightown Dunes. Signs of Spring were all around. I strolled along the path by the golf course.…

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A Message from the Iron Man

Take care everyone

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El Firo, the story.

A document relating what went on is held in the town hall in Soller. Here is a translation of that document. .   Everything now leads up to the day of the battle on the beach in Porto Soller. It … Continue reading

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Trying to get away from it all.

Even the Iron Men are fed up and a couple of them tried to go on holiday. Being aliens they cannot catch Coronavirus so it is allowed. But where can they go. This one thought China may be OK and … Continue reading

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Traditional Remedies.

With us over 70’s being advised to stay indoors and reduce any un-necessary social contact I was stuck for something to do. I decided to re-arrange my bookshelves and came across my copy of the British Pharmacopoeia 1898. On page … Continue reading

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Impressions of Venice

 

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