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by Gravity Man
25 May 2019, 3:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite Museums
Replies: 51
Views: 2912

Re: Favourite Museums

If you're ever in Stavanger, Norway (and who but Vorpal would be ?) then take some time to visit the Norwegian Petroleum Museum on the dockside. https://www.norskolje.museum.no/en/ Sounds a bit 'niche' I know but it truly is very interesting for anyone with even a passing interest in the history of ...
by Gravity Man
19 Jan 2019, 6:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: NT National Trust going 'downmarket'?
Replies: 43
Views: 2477

Re: NT National Trust going 'downmarket'?

The very popular Chirk Castle it was, and no CADW and the NT are completely different organisations. CADW seems to specialise in fallen-down monuments and, of course, entirely Welsh ones, whereas the NT is a UK, Wales, and NI-wide organisation. NT for Scotland is a bit different, I think. I was not ...
by Gravity Man
19 Jan 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: NT National Trust going 'downmarket'?
Replies: 43
Views: 2477

Re: NT National Trust going 'downmarket'?

A little off topic but for a few weeks in 2010 I was a volunteer 'Room Guide' at a National Trust property, a castle in North East Wales. What always struck me as very odd was the way that many of the visitors didn't bother looking at the contents of rooms before taking photographs but instead would...
by Gravity Man
18 Jan 2019, 1:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 427
Views: 13027

Re: Duke In Rollover

Glad to hear that Phil the Greek has escaped relatively unscathed from his contretemps with a Kia. As regards the 'problem' of increasing numbers of older drivers - If, because of the ever increasing performance and speed of cars and the acknowledged decline in age-related speed and performance (rea...
by Gravity Man
17 Jan 2019, 3:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: thought this was worth a look
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: thought this was worth a look

Crediting 'cyclingnorthwales.co.uk' - During the Second World War Liverpool CTC members were formed into an ARP Messenger Corp. Here they are being addressed by Percy Brazendale, Chairman of CTC Council 1922-46.

It really was 'All hands to the plough' in those days !
by Gravity Man
16 Jan 2019, 10:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1085
Views: 293923

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Hello All. I've been lurking this forum for the last couple of years and have really enjoyed reading about all of your exploits, experiences, opinions, likes, dislikes, pet peeves, etc, etc. I live near Wrexham, North East Wales .... in the hilly bit to the south .... for anyone else from around th...