Keith on July 21st, 2009

A national trust property, Styal, Chesire. First class and well worth a visit. Give yourself plenty of time. It is a working cotton mill powered by a huge water wheel. The volunteers who operate the machinery are more than happy to talk to people who show a genuine interest. You can go down into the [...]

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admin on July 15th, 2009

Video from The National Railway Museum at York: From National railway Museum This and more photos in our online gallery.

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Keith on July 15th, 2009

Tuesday saw us visiting York. Good start, free parking and free bus into city. Railway museum free. Jorvik centre, had to pay. One out of four, not bad. The Jorvik centre has changed, we did not think it was as good. Railway museum, something for all ages, including recycled teenagers. You do not have to [...]

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Keith on July 15th, 2009

We are currently on a site near Sheriff Hutton, North of York. There are some lovely looking villages in the area, the archetypical English village, however they are not on the tourist routes. Foston,West Lilling and Stillington. Easingwold is a small but, attractive town.

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Keith on July 10th, 2009

I had a problem when trying to use my generator with the van, it came up on the electrics as a reverse  polarity fault and would not charge the liesure battery. Despite some ideas from other motor homers I was unable to solve the problem. Took the generator to LLoyds of Carlisle who put me in touch [...]

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Keith on July 6th, 2009

We are both fond of Beamish, it is one of those places that always has something new of interest. Find it difficult to put into words what it has to offer to people of all ages. Gordon, the man in the lamp store was very good and gave us an  insight into the development of the [...]

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Keith on July 6th, 2009

This is the northern branch of the N R M. Whilst I can understand both the reason for and location of the museum, it seems to lack something. It is as if they have built a big shed just to store locomotives and rolling stock. Keith found the hand operated crane quite interesting. The counterweight is [...]

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Keith on July 1st, 2009

Built for the Armstrong family, as in heavy engineer. First a few statistics, I know stats are boring, bear with me. The idea is to give you a flavour of the size of the estate. 6 miles of roads. 40 miles of footpaths. 7 car parks. Yes its a big area, so big that they [...]

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Keith on July 1st, 2009

Phil, you are right, what a wonderful piece of engineering. We took a boat ride which takes from the lower basin on to the wheel and up to the higher  level. From there you travel a short distance along the upper canal, turn around and return to the lower lock via the wheel. We recomend it, [...]

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