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by jgurney
12 Jul 2020, 4:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cyclists' take on the power of polls...
Replies: 16
Views: 430

Re: Cyclists' take on the power of polls...

tatanab wrote:Cyclists surely cover all political spectra

It seems to be the right-wing press that contains all the media attacks on cycling.
by jgurney
12 Jul 2020, 4:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43915

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

With a Griffon 12000TD in the background. Spot on! Surely the only place in the world where it is possible to see a hovercraft from inside an ex-Tube train. Another train in about the same location the first picture was taken from: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49711795796_e529321c78_z.jpg
by jgurney
12 Jul 2020, 2:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43915

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Not a bicycle in sight, but two distinctive and unusual vehicles. Where is this?

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by jgurney
12 Jul 2020, 2:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43915

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

[It seems ironic that the cannon is now sitting on what looks like quite a steeply graded bank, which I assume is artificial? It is only a slight bank. The cannon stands in a slight dip. I don't know whether Roy's men excavated the dip to aid surveying or the builders of the later houses raised the...
by jgurney
12 Jul 2020, 1:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43915

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

I think, bizarrely, the survey line was ultimately measured using glass rods due to the susceptibility of the wooden ones to dampness & swelling. I'm thinking you too have read Map of a Nation That is right, he replaced the deal rods with glass ones, and experimented with the measuring chains w...
by jgurney
12 Jul 2020, 1:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43915

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Try this, taken by daughter (who is not much fussed about lens cleaning...) on a boat trip, but the geologically-aware should be able to narrow it down to a relatively small area: https://i.postimg.cc/w1r9RK5z/P1040941.jpg Perhaps somewhere between Teignmouth and Beer, in Devon. If it was a commeri...
by jgurney
12 Jul 2020, 12:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The generational divide
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: The generational divide

Pastychomper wrote: the Jovi point


The what?
by jgurney
11 Jul 2020, 10:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43915

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

That's one end of the first surveyed line of the grand mapping of the UK by the forerunner of the OS I think. A rather incongruous location, I think it ranges into Heathrow airport too, doesn't it? Well done! The location is Roy Grove, Hampton, Greater London, and the old cannon does indeed mark on...
by jgurney
11 Jul 2020, 10:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43915

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Does anyone know what organisation started here? The National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs. That is the combined water pump and street lamp in Hemyock, Somerset. This scene below, although less eye-catching, includes a relic of something of more importance to the touring cyclist: https://live....
by jgurney
9 Jul 2020, 9:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43915

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Jdsk wrote:The Diana Fountain


Correct! The Diana Fountain in Bushy Park, Teddington.

The road through the park has been closed to motor traffic as a temporary covid-19 control measure, but there is now a local campaign to make the change permanent (and another to get it reversed).
by jgurney
9 Jul 2020, 8:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43915

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Bonefishblues wrote:I think I recognise that from my days working in Molesey/Twickenham?

If you cycled between those two places, it is likely that you recognise it. Care to give it a name?
by jgurney
9 Jul 2020, 7:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43915

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Cyril Haearn wrote:This fairly remote hill has an unusual name that is easy to remember, if one has good eyesight

I believe that is the toposcope on top of Nine Standards Rig, approx 5 miles from Kirkby Stephen.

Where is this?

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by jgurney
6 Jul 2020, 9:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43915

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Cyril Haearn wrote:I guessed Norwich actually, never been there

I have, I stayed two nights there, but didn't recognise it :(
by jgurney
6 Jul 2020, 6:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43915

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

I guess the hostel is a bit obscure given it closed some time ago and more recently the site has been redeveloped, unless you happen to have stayed there of course. So here’s a clue: The location is home second largest spire In Britain, after Salisbury. Assuming St Pauls is not counted as a spire (...
by jgurney
3 Jul 2020, 3:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43915

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Miz gets people in a tiz shocker :D You Drove there? Ha ha, and well done. It is indeed the mizmaze at SU141202 (in the small wood called The Beeches, on Breamore Down, just off a bridleway called South Charford Drove, nearest villages Whitsbury and Breamore, Hants). When I went there, when Salisbu...