Project Landie

As we uncovered the Landie, getting ready for its rebuilt engine to be fitted and fired up, we found the canvas roof to be quite rotten. So, we have fitted the truck cab again, and are now devising a hard cover for the back. This is planned to be a hinged cover: fixed at the front, and liftable-up from the back…
The nice man at B&Q sawed a huge sheet of ply for me; (a) to get it in the car and (b) to save me another job when I start work on it! I think that it will be covered with the old canvas, to make it look more Landie-like.

And now….

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Local Major Tourist Attraction: on our doorstep!

I don’t know if you realised this, but just as Argentina and Brazil have the Iguazu Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe share the Victoria Falls, Niagra Falls are between Canada and the United States….. betweeen Unstone and Sheepbridge, along the mighty River Drone, we have the Unstone Falls. These are fast becoming a major tourist attraction, and a challenge for even the most experienced kayakers.

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Christmas just isn’t Christmas….

Unless you are blessed with whisky, chocolate and a Beano annual. Plus other toys and things of course..

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Wortley Top Forge

a few pics for your delight…

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I met my Hero!

at Sainsbury’s, of all places!

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Unstone Line

Following a family get together weekend, when ‘the kids’ were re-creating the Unstone Line in the workshop with the railway layout, Em and Drew, plus SatNag and I had a nice walk along the real thing. Amazing to think just how busy the place was in the mining days…then on to Metapic Wood to look at the various artwork pieces there…A nice walk.

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Kelham Island Museum

Always a great place to visit, and learn something new every time. F’rinstance, ‘Cutlery’ relates to something with a cutting edge, so if you put the cutlery out, only knives would appear! Spoons and forks are ‘flatware’, bowls and cups are ‘hollow ware’. Anyway, we went along with Sis and Bro in law, who’d not been there in yonks.

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Remembrance Day

100 years ago, this loco was supplying the trenches, rescuing injured soldiers, and itself under fire. Proud to have been in the team restoring it…it is now running at Apedale Country Park.

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trip to Buxton

just for a wander around. On the way through the park to the Pavillion, saw this…


We would have had a seat here, but it was raining!

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Trip to Crich, Bakewell, then the Crispin

The idea was to meet up with lots of Mogs at Crich before heading off to the Tormog noggin at the Crispin.Busy day, loads of trams…and a couple of ice creams. Oh, and donuts too!

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