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by cotswolds
16 Apr 2020, 11:05pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: FREE ENTERTAINMENT!
Replies: 98
Views: 2535

Re: FREE ENTERTAINMENT!

Dunno what Google Earth did in the first pic, here's a version that shows both towers. There are people in the town who would come up with the most weird and wonderful explanations for the disappearance of St Michael's Tower from that image! I might believe them, I was concentrating on the church t...
by cotswolds
16 Apr 2020, 9:09pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: FREE ENTERTAINMENT!
Replies: 98
Views: 2535

Re: FREE ENTERTAINMENT!

Dunno what Google Earth did in the first pic, here's a version thay shows both towers.
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by cotswolds
16 Apr 2020, 9:04pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: FREE ENTERTAINMENT!
Replies: 98
Views: 2535

Re: FREE ENTERTAINMENT!

Wrong dissenters, I think it's the Baptist church.

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by cotswolds
16 Apr 2020, 11:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1742
Views: 37719

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postboxer wrote:Assuming I'm right, Google maps had a different orientation, and whilst I have time to figure out how to post an image, here's my effort, I hope.

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Think we're going to need some clues. UK but not mainland and no cycling connection is my initial guess.
by cotswolds
16 Apr 2020, 9:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1742
Views: 37719

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postboxer wrote:It looked vaguely familiar, looked on google maps to compare, is it Roundhay Park, Leeds? A grass velodrome and cricket pitch.


Correct. Also a concert venue, The Beatles and Springstein have played there (amongst others).

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by cotswolds
15 Apr 2020, 7:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ball bearings must be expensive, then...?
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: Ball bearings must be expensive, then...?

Image01649.jpg Image01651.jpg Apparently you can save the cost of most of these balls by putting in just seven each side, and then spacing them apart with, uh, bits of bent wire...... :shock: I am pretty sure this is how it left the factory... Are you really sure about this? I'm staggered, not that...
by cotswolds
15 Apr 2020, 7:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1742
Views: 37719

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

It was purpose built as a sports venue (not cricket) over 100 years ago and could get crowds of up to 10,000 (who presumably stood on the slope at the back). The same sport still has league events there in the summer.

Cricket is just another use of the space (but it's not far from a test ground).
by cotswolds
15 Apr 2020, 4:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1742
Views: 37719

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Roman amphitheatres all had the same basic form but could vary considerably in size and shape and yet still be used in the same way. Similarly, this is (was?) used in the same way as the other examples, but an atypical feature is making it harder to discern its purpose. I lived near here but never a...
by cotswolds
15 Apr 2020, 3:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1742
Views: 37719

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Bonefishblues wrote:Is the escarpment slope behind significant?

Kind of, but not very.

There's a connection with the amphitheatre in that the list of similar locations in the UK is really very short.
by cotswolds
15 Apr 2020, 2:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1742
Views: 37719

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

PT1029 wrote:I recon a cricket pitch (square in the middle).

It's clearly used for cricket, but that's not significant.
by cotswolds
15 Apr 2020, 2:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1742
Views: 37719

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Bonefishblues wrote:That reminds me of the famous polo ground, also in your neck of the woods.

Can't be certain they've never played polo there, but I'd put a pretty large bet on it.
by cotswolds
15 Apr 2020, 1:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1742
Views: 37719

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Google Earth seems to randomly rotate, there's a compass needle bottom right to show you it's happened.

Here's one closer to home. No clues to start with
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by cotswolds
15 Apr 2020, 12:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1742
Views: 37719

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Have you rotated it? This looks a good fit but the runway bearing is wrong.
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by cotswolds
14 Apr 2020, 6:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1742
Views: 37719

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Bonefishblues wrote:Looks amphitheatrical to me?

So let's punt Cirencester.


Well done, thought that might take longer.

Incidentally only just realised how far NCN45 goes out of its way to visit Cirencester, thought it would be miles to the south, lots of good alternatives through the water park.
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by cotswolds
14 Apr 2020, 5:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1742
Views: 37719

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Will do a clue later if necessary.

Incidentally, Google Earth (as a web page) works well for doing screen shots without labels.