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ASTLEY HALL. The Redcoats Are Coming.

By the magic of my time travelling blog let me whisk you back to 2018. Its a little disconcerting to walk around a quiet corner and be met by a round of musket fire from a group of Redcoats. C’mon guys, I know I’m half Scots but do you not think it’s time to let bygones be bygones? I had taken a drive up to Astley Hall on the outskirts […]

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KENMORE. A Ruin In The Woods.

I like to travel up to Scotland whenever I can and for many years I would spend a fortnight touring around, basing myself just outside of Dunkeld. The town sits on the banks of the River Tay about twelve miles or so north of Perth. Since the widening and diverting of the A9 route to the north a few years back, the heavy traffic has somewhere else to go and […]

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CHESTER. The Supertrees are Coming.

A couple of weeks ago, before the world ground to a halt, I made a trip out to Chester. It’s a regular -ish journey I make and as is the way with these things , new developments sort of creep up on me under the wire. A case in point were the large metal structures that were rising out of a pedestrian underpass that’s on my preferred route from the […]

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GLASGOW. Behold The Necropolis.

Sorry if this seems a morbid post but The Glasgow Necropolis is a fascinating place. It dates from the early 1830’s and was part of the movement that established private cemeteries. The existing system of burials being the responsibility of the local parish was beginning to buckle under the strains of death rates and lack of space within existing burial grounds crammed into town and city centres. As was the […]

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