Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Details

Devil is in the detail

The Lambs
a very beautiful stained glass window from an old chapel in north wales
Welsh Glass
Window in memory of Margaret Sandbach, first wife of Henry Sandback 1852 painted by Ballantyne, it illustrates Faith, Hope, Brotherly Kindness and Charity. St Dygain’s Church Llangernyw
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Victorian Gothic window at the Holy Trinity church trefnat north wales, dating back to 1853
Jesus of Nazareth
Beautiful stained glass window in an ancient chapel
Ancient Stained Glass
Stained glass windows in an ancient church, UK
Open Bible
The Bible page 764 jeremiah 14
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A late 17th century chapel known for its finely painted ceiling. The chapel, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was begun in 1673 by Sir Richard Wynn. The most interesting feature is the ceiling, painted as a celestial firmament, with angels, doves, cherubs, and other allegorical symbols mixed amid symbols of the sun, moon, and stars. There are carved and painted wooden cherubs attached to the wall panelling. A royal coat of arms of Charles II is set upon the south wall
Religious Candle
Decorative Religious Candle
Angel In Prayer
Angel In Prayer on Bended Knee
Celtic Cross
Celtic cross is a symbol that combines a cross with a ring surrounding the intersection. In the Celtic Christian world it was combined with the Christian cross and this design was often used for high crosses a free-standing cross made of stone and often richly decorated. With the Celtic Revival the shape, usually decorated with interlace and other motifs from Insular art
Summer Daisy
Single seaside daisy
Summer Poppy
Close up of poppy
A Flower
Flower in Thailand
ladys slipper orchid
Paphiopedilum sukhakulii. There are more than 1,000 species of orchids in Thailand and the ladys slipper orchids are some of the most interesting and among the showiest in the world.
Orchid Thailand
There are more than 1,000 species of orchids in Thailand.
Thai Flower
Flowers in Thailand
Glorious Lily
Water Lily
Blue
Blue flowers

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Look Up

Huay Mongkol Temple
Huay Mongkol temple complex located some 15 kilometers west of Hua Hin, is famous for its enormous statue of one of Thailand’s most famous monks, named Luang Phor Thuad. The statue, which is about 12 meters high and 10 meters wide. Luang Phor Thuad, whose name is sometimes spelled Luang Phor Thuat, lived some 400 years ago in Southern Thailand. He is now famous all over the country for the miracles that he performed. It was said that Luang Phor Thuad turned salt water into fresh, drinkable water on multiple occasions.
Thai Big Buddha
steps leading to Big Buddha, Koh Samui Thailand
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Buddha statue and Turtle at Wat Tham Khao Tao a large temple in the village of Khao Tao, Hua Hin Thailand.
bristol-church
Anglican parish church located in the city of Bristol, Constructed from the 12th to the 15th centuries, the church is a Grade 1 listed building, St Mary’s is renowned for the beauty of its Gothic architecture, having been described by Queen Elizabeth I as “the fairest, goodliest, and most famous parish church in England.
Happy Holidays
Many visitors describe this thirteenth century Cathedral as a Hidden Gem, reputed to be the smallest ancient cathedral in Great Britain, even better with a lovely Christmas tree
Religious Path
An Anglican parish church located in Bristol, constructed from the 12th to the 15th centuries, the church is a Grade 1 listed building, St Mary is renowned for the beauty of its Gothic architecture, having been described by Queen Elizabeth I as the fairest, goodliest, and most famous parish church in England.
Table Reflections
a Hidden Gem
Cefn Stone Font
Cefn stone Font, with a carved septagonal pyramidal cover, dated 1877 in a lovely welsh church
English Church
built in 1887 to replace the original St Mary’s On-the-Hill, England
jail
in the historic market town of Ruthin is the only Pentonville-style prison now open to the public in the UK. Its high walls, clean lines and superior ventilation system epitomise the style of Pentonville – but its dark cells and harsh regimes in Victorian times were far from grand. From 1654 to 1916, thousands of prisoners – men, women and children, innocent and guilty – passed through its gates
Room of Swords
room full of victorian weapons in the old mansion
San Agustin Church
San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic church located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila. Originally known as inglesia de San Pablo, founded in 1571 is the oldest stone church (built in 1589) in the Philippines. It is a administered by the Order of Saint Agustine (Augustinian Friars). Since the time of its foundation, the devotion to Nuestra Senora dela Consolacion y Cirrea is celebrated every Saturday.In this Church – tomb of El Adelentado Miguel Lopez de Legaspi Founder of the City of Manila is located in the eastermost chapel of the transept. Terms for the American occupation of Manila was signed in the sacristy and First Plenary Council of the Philippines in 1953 was held in the Choirloft. In 1993, San Agustin Church was one of four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period to be designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines.[1] It was named a National Historical Landmark by the Philippine government in 1976
San Agustin Church
The oldest stone church in the Philippines San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic church located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila. Originally known as inglesia de San Pablo, founded in 1571 is the oldest stone church (built in 1589) in the Philippines. It is a administered by the Order of Saint Agustine (Augustinian Friars). Since the time of its foundation, the devotion to Nuestra Senora dela Consolacion y Cirrea is celebrated every Saturday.In this Church – tomb of El Adelentado Miguel Lopez de Legaspi Founder of the City of Manila is located in the eastermost chapel of the transept. Terms for the American occupation of Manila was signed in the sacristy and First Plenary Council of the Philippines in 1953 was held in the Choirloft. In 1993, San Agustin Church was one of four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period to be designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines. It was named a National Historical Landmark by the Philippine government in 1976
Phuttanimit Phra Saiyat
Wat Phuttanimit Phra Saiyat, Sahatsakhan District, Sahatsakhan, Thailand
Pump House
The Pumping Engine House at Dorothea Slate Quarry, Talysarn, Nantlle Valley, north Wales, UK. The Dorothea Quarry specialised in the production of blue and purple slates, mostly for roofing. Slate is a metamorphosed shale and that in Snowdonia is of Ordovician age. The quarry officially opened in 1829 though illegal quarrying in and around Nantlle had been active throughout the eighteenth century. Further investment was made in 1835 but production did not really get underway until the building boom of the latter nineteenth century. The Dorothea Quarry is five hundred feet deep and the last four hundred are in water. Around 1900 the company experimented with electric pumps to keep the quarry dewatered but was dissatisfied with them. Accordingly, in 1906 they installed a Cornish engine by Holman Brothers of Camborne, said to be the last ever built. The engine pumped ten gallons per second from five hundred feet working in a shaft of 465 feet depth. Its two coal-fired Lancashire boilers fed steam to a sixty-inch diameter single cylinder that rocked a cast-steel beam of twenty-three tons. The engine worked until 1951 when it was replaced by a sixty horse-power electric pump. It did brief duty in 1956. The engine and its house remain intact though the pump assembly has decayed and the boilers have been vandalised by copper thieves. The quarry closed in 1970
Stairway Graffiti
scene of abandonment, Graffiti in the ancient british mansion stairway
Llandwrog Church
St Twrogs Church is located in the village of Llandwrog, Gwynedd, North Wales. Llandwrog Church is a Victorian church in a Decorated Gothic style, built in 1856-60 on the site and in the footprint of, the medieval parish church. The church is notable for its complete high Victorian interior of exceptional quality. It has a Victorian octagonal stone pulpit with traceried panels and tapered shaft, the south housing the lectern, and an old wooden pulpit incorporating a fine early 16th century panel, probably of Flemish origin, depicting the Crucifixion.
Ancient Dovecote
Ancient Dovecote, Isle of Anglesey north Wales UK. Interior of Penmon Dovecote Built in about 1600 by Sir Richard Bulkeley showing nesting boxes for over 1,000 birds, the ladder base and corbelled stone roof
Welsh Highland Railway
No 87 steam loco taking on water on the Welsh Highland Railway north wales UK. The South African Class NG G16 2-6-2+2-6-2 of 1937 is a South African steam locomotive from the South African Railways era. Between 1937 and 1968 the South African Railways placed thirty-four Class NG G16 Garratt articulated steam locomotives with a 2-6-2+2-6-2 Double Prairie type wheel arrangement in service on the Avontuur Railway and on the Natal narrow gauge lines.
Memorial Flight
Hurricane, Spitfire and a Lancaster Bomber over rape seed field in summer with blue sky and clouds
Vintage Military Transport
The C-47 Dakota was manufactured in the USA by Douglas in March 1942 and initially issued to the United States Army Air Force. In September that year the aircraft was transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and served in Canada during World War Two. It was subsequently deployed to Europe with the RCAF until declared surplus to requirements by the Canadians in 1971. 1943 CX22S Heavy artillery tractor
Spitfire Parade
Spitfire Mk. IX, serial no. EN398, JE-J Personal aircraft of W/Cdr Johnnie Johnson, commanding officer of the Kenley Wing Summer 1943 The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries before, during and after the Second World War. Introduced in 1938
Broken Chestnut
The chestnut group is a genus (Castanea) of eight or nine species of deciduous trees and shrubs in the beech family Fagaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The name also refers to the edible nuts they produce

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Opposites

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Opposites

Thai Floating Village
The colourful floating raft village in Sangkhlaburi Thailand, located 225 kilometres northwest of Kanchanaburi and 24 kilometres from the Burmese border, Sangkhlaburi’s seclusion only adds to its mystique.
London Sunset
The Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, commonly called Big Ben, are among Londons most iconic landmarks. Westminster Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames, linking Westminster on the north side and Lambeth on the south side
Fishing Village
Fishing village on the Sam Roi Yod River, Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park Prachuap Khiri Khan Thailand
The River Thames London
The River Thames flows through southern England. It is the longest river entirely in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom The London eye and County Hall in the river Thames, the London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames, also known as the Millennium Wheel. The structure is 443 feet (135 m) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet (120 m). When erected in 1999 it was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. Each of the 32 ovoidal capsules weighs 10 tonnes and can carry 25 people. The Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, commonly called Big Ben, are among Londons most iconic landmarks. Westminster Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames, linking Westminster on the north side and Lambeth on the south side Panorama
Monthian Temple Buddha
Sitting golden buddha at Monthian Temple, Chiang Mai Thailand. A relatively new temple but very beautiful and ornate.
Palace of Westminster
The Burghers of Calais, by the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, represents the idea of freedom from oppression. It tells the story of the siege of Calais in 1347, during the Hundred Years War. The Victoria Tower is the tallest tower in the Palace of Westminster. Named after Queen Victoria, it was for many years the tallest and largest stone square tower in the world, with a height of 98.5 metres (325 feet). The tower was originally designed as a royal entrance and a repository for the records of Parliament, and is now home to the Parliamentary Archives. On top of the tower is an iron flagstaff. From here either the Royal Standard (if the Sovereign is present in the Palace) or the Union flag is flown. At the base of the tower is the Sovereign’s Entrance, which is used by the Queen whenever entering the Palace. The steps leading from there to the Norman Porch are known as the Royal Staircase and are the start of the processional route taken by the Queen. By tradition, this route is the only one the Sovereign is allowed to take when he or she comes to the House of Lords. The Norman Porch is so called, because it was originally intended to house statues of the Norman kings.
The Condominium
The Condominium Thailand
The Victoria Tower
The Victoria Tower is the tallest tower in the Palace of Westminster. Named after Queen Victoria, it was for many years the tallest and largest stone square tower in the world, with a height of 98.5 metres (325 feet). The tower was originally designed as a royal entrance and a repository for the records of Parliament, and is now home to the Parliamentary Archives. On top of the tower is an iron flagstaff. From here either the Royal Standard (if the Sovereign is present in the Palace) or the Union flag is flown. At the base of the tower is the Sovereign’s Entrance, which is used by the Queen whenever entering the Palace. The steps leading from there to the Norman Porch are known as the Royal Staircase and are the start of the processional route taken by the Queen. By tradition, this route is the only one the Sovereign is allowed to take when he or she comes to the House of Lords. The Norman Porch is so called, because it was originally intended to house statues of the Norman kings.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Partners

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Partners

“This week, share an image of partners. A pair, a trio, a sextet; people, buildings, plants — whatever you choose to shoot, give us subjects that are in tune with one another.”

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Together Forever – Sala Kaeo Ku or Wat Khaek nong khai Thailand

 

Traditional welcome sign, sculpture for Sawasdee welcome of thailand
Traditional welcome sign, sculpture for Sawasdee welcome of thailand
Thai sculpture for Sawasdee welcome of thailand
Thai sculpture for Sawasdee welcome of thailand
Thai Statues
Rustic figurines, and statues, set amongst the overgrown flora at Ao Noi Temple Prachuab kiri khan Thailand
Wang Wiwekaram Temple
The temple was built on the donation of villagers who had faith in Abbot Uttama. It is the shrine of Mon’s pride and the most important temple of Sangkhlaburi. The landmark is the59-meter high replica of Chedi Buddhakhaya. The top of the Chedi contains Buddha’s relics from Sri Lanka. The shrine houses “Luang Por Khao”, a large white marble Buddha image. Near the lake is an exotic bell tower built in Mon architecture.
Dugong
The dugong (Dugong dugon) is a large marine mammal which, It is the only living representative of the once-diverse family Dugongidae; its closest modern relative, Steller’s sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas), was hunted to extinction in the 18th century. It is also the only sirenian in its range, which spans the waters of at least 37 countries throughout the Indo-Pacific These Bronze Dugongs are on the promenade at Pak Meng Thailand
Huay Mongkol Temple
Wat Huay Mongkol temple complex located some 15 kilometers west of Hua Hin, is famous for its enormous statue of one of Thailand’s most famous monks, named Luang Phor Thuad. The statue, which is about 12 meters high and 10 meters wide. On each side of the giant statue, there is a huge wooden elephant. Local people walk in circles under the belly of the elephants wishing for good luck. Luang Phor Thuad, whose name is sometimes spelled Luang Phor Thuat, lived some 400 years ago in Southern Thailand. He is now famous all over the country for the miracles that he performed. It was said that Luang Phor Thuad turned salt water into fresh, drinkable water on multiple occasions.
Plai Laem Buddha
18 armed giant white Thai Buddha bearing gifts at Temple Plai Laem koh samui Thailand
2-face
Graffiti, photo-realistic artist have been using the Duke since August 2012 in hope of making it Europes largest open air Art Gallery. The Duke of Lancaster was a railway steamer passenger ship that operated in Europe from 1956 to 1979, and is currently beached near Mostyn Docks, on the River Dee, north-east Wales. The Lancaster was sold to Liverpool based company Empirewise Ltd, who intended her to be used as a static leisure centre and market. She arrived at her new home at Llanerch-y-Mor, near Mostyn, on 10 August 1979. The ship was brought into a permanent dock and the hull was sealed not in concrete, as is commonly thought, but surrounded by a large tonnage of sand pulled out of the Dee estuary. Known as The Fun Ship, it was also possible to visit her bridge and engine room. Conversion for use as a 300-room hotel did not appear to go beyond the preliminary planning stage. Its use as The Fun Ship was relatively short-lived and it was subsequently closed to the public because access to the ship is via a bridge under the North Wales railway line, which is too low for emergency vehicles. Over time, the vessel has become increasingly derelict. The ship was later used as a warehouse by its owners Solitaire Liverpool Ltd, a clothing company registered to the same address as Empirewise Ltd. Despite rumours that the ship would be scrapped, the company stated that they have no plans either to sell it or to restore it and its current use is uncertain. Despite having large amounts of its exterior paintwork covered in rust, the interior of the ship is in good condition. It was featured in the 2011 series of BBC2s Coast. (Wikipedia)
Feral horses in the snow at the Nant Ffrancon Pass north wales, UK
Feral horses in the snow at the Nant Ffrancon Pass north wales, UK
Horse And Cart
Horse drawn cart at a reconstructed Victorian town England.
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Erddig Hall near Wrexham, North Wales. Built approximately 1683 once home to the Yorke family.
couple elephant treking in the thai jungle
couple elephant treking in the thai jungle

 

I’d like to dedicate this post to a dear friend that we lost on the 14th June 2016 after nearly 40 years of friendship and travel. He lost is year long battle with brain cancer –
f**k you cancer!!!
Simon Hanscombe Aged 51 RIP 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Curve

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Curve

“For this week’s challenge, get inspired by the curves around you. From Curve in architecture to bends in nature to man”

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Built on St James’s Mount in Liverpool, Its official title is the Cathedral Church of Christ. The external length of the building, including the Lady Chapel, is 189 m making it the second longest cathedral in the world
Cathedral Ceiling
Cathedral ceiling and organ north wales
Abbey Sunlight
sun light passing through the window of the chapter house at Valle Crucis Abbey Llangollen, north Wales, UK. Monks would assemble here every morning to hear a chapter read from the Rule of St Benedict
Church Entrance
The church was founded in the seventh century by St. Mwrog. It was rebuilt during the Norman period, and re-dedicated to St. Mary. Having fallen into decay, it was extensively restored in 1869.
old ruin facing the beautiful pond and garden in Autumn colours
old ruin facing the beautiful pond and garden in Autumn colours
Chirk Aqueduct 1801
Chirk Aqueduct is a 70-foot high and 710-foot long navigable aqueduct that carries what is now the Llangollen Canal across the Ceiriog Valley near Chirk, on the England-Wales border. The aqueduct was designed by Thomas Telford for the Ellesmere Canal and completed in 1801
Mawr Country Park
The Cefn Viaduct at the y Mawr Country Park, designed by Henry Robertson and built by Thomas Brassey in 1848 to carry the Shrewsbury and Chester Railway across the valley of the River Dee, north Wales, UK. The viaduct is 460 metres long. (1,508 feet),. 45 metres high (147 feet) and has 19 arches
Cefn Viaduct
Ty Mawr Country Park, the Cefn Viaduct (Newbridge rail viaduct)
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Valle Crucis Abbey is a Cistercian abbey located in Llantysilio in Denbighshire, Wales. More formally the Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Valle Crucis it is known in Welsh both as Abaty Glyn Egwestl and Abaty Glyn y Groes, The abbey was built in 1201. The Abbey consisted of the church plus several adjoining out buildings which enclosed a square courtyard. The church itself ran West to East in the traditional cruciform style, today much of the original church is ruined, though the west end front wall survives, including the masonry of the rose window. The outbuildings including the adjoining east range, which survives mainly intact and the west range, which housed the lay brethren’s frater, but is now demolished. Completing the four sides of the inner courtyard was the southern frater and kitchen, which faced the church; these two building are also now ruins, with only foundation stones remaining. The east and west ranges housed the cloisters, with the east range also leading to the final structure, the abbot’s lodgings which settled between the range and the church but outside the courtyard. The site is also home to the only remaining monastic fishpond in Wales. As well as the west end front wall, extensive parts of the east end of the structures survive to the present day. The chancel walls, the southern part of the transept, the east range of the cloister together with the chapter house and sacristy and the lower part of the reredorter all survive mainly intact. In 1870 the west end wall was restored.
Beside Still Waters
St Peters was a church in what is now Castle Park, Bristol, England. The church has Saxon foundations, with a 12th-century lower tower, the rest of the church being built in the 15th century. Water feature called Beside Still Waters, by Peter Randall Page 1993.
Pont Fawr
15th century cottage, once a courthouse, and now a tea-room owned by the National Trust next to Pont Fawr a narrow three-arch stone bridge, It is said to have been designed by Inigo Jones and it was built in 1636 by Sir John Wynn of Gwydir Castle. The bridge connects the town with Gwydir, a manor house dating from 1492, Originally built to carry horses and carts
Autumn Garden
Autumnal colours in a wonderful garden

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Pure

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Pure

Pure Snowdonia, situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia boasts the highest mountain in England and Wales, and the largest natural lake in Wales.
Snowdonia is an area steeped in culture and local history, where more than half its population speak Welsh. Snowdonia attracts thousands of visitors each year who enjoy its amazing landscapes ….

Welsh Valley
Idwal lake at the Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve Snowdonia North Wales UK
Llyn Idwal
Llyn Idwal at the Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve North Wales UK
Cwm Idwal
Pen yr ole wen and Tryfan Mountain, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Snowdonia North Wales UK
Crafnant Lake
Llyn Crafnant is a lake that lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains, many people regard the lake as one of the most beautiful spots in North Wales. Crafnant takes its name from craf, an old Welsh word for garlic, and nant, a stream or valley.
Crafnant Lake
Crafnant is a lake that lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau
Forest Rapids
Small waterfall in the forest, Snowdonia north Wales, UK
Mountain Stream
Mountain Stream Snowdonia north Wales
Gate To Paradise
Gateway to the Watkin Path. Edward Watkin created a path to the Snowdon summit the first designated footpath in Britain, the first step towards opening the countryside to walkers. The path was officially opened in 1892. This is thought to be one of the most hard going paths up Snowdon, as it starts only a little above sea level. The path starts off wide and quite even, but becomes rocky towards the second half, and then crosses loose scree. This location was used as the Khyber Pass in the well known film Carry on up the Khyber.
Waterfall In Forest
Small waterfall falling down rocks in the forest Snowdonia north Wales, UK
Gwydyr Forest Lake
Geirionydd lake lies in a valley near Capel Curig and Betws y Coed, North Wales UK, where the northern edge of the Gwydyr Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains. The lake is almost a mile long and covers an area of 45 acres
Llyn Bodgynydd
Llyn Bodgynydd is a lake in the Gwydir Forest in North Wales. It covers an area of some and lies at a height of 822 feet

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers

Here are a few vintage numbers

The Fairey Swordfish
The Fairey Swordfish was a biplane torpedo bomber designed by the Fairey Aviation Company, used by the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy during World War II
Avro Vulcan XH558
Vulcan bomber farewell appearance at the Rhyl Airshow 29th August 2015 before it retires from public displays in September. Avro Vulcan XH558 , The Spirit Of Great Britain is the only airworthy example of the 134 Avro Vulcan V bombers that were operated by the Royal Air Force from 1953 until 1984. Vulcan XH558 served with the RAF between 1960 and 1985 in the bomber, maritime reconnaissance and air-to-air refuelling roles. The RAF operated XH558 as a display aircraft from 1986 until 1992, when budget cuts forced its retirement.
Hurricane PZ865 Mk IIc
The last Hurricane ever built (of 14,533), PZ865 rolled off the Hawker production line at Langley, Bucks, in July 1944 with the inscription ‘The Last of the Many’ on her port and starboard sides. For many years the aircraft appeared as ‘The Last of the Many’ but eventually the inscription was removed and put on display in the BBMF headquarters. In 1996, replica 20mm cannons, funded by the Lincolnshire’s Lancaster Association, were fitted to ‘PZ’ to restore the aircraft’s appearance to that of a Mk IIC Hurricane. In November 2010, PZ865 was sent to Duxford for major maintenance and refurbishment. From 2012 this famous Hurricane will wear a new colour scheme, faithfully replicating Hurricane Mk IIC HW840, coded ‘EG-S’, of 34 Squadron
Beware
Old British beware train sign
Vintage Carriages
Vintage carriages at Severn Valley Railway Station Bridgnorth England
Platform 2
Steam train at Llangollen Railway, part of the old Ruabon to Barmouth Line, all the stations along the track are of a typical Victorian design and each station has been recreated in 1950’s Great Western colour scheme. It is currently the longest preserved standard gauge line in Wales
7812 Erlestoke Manor
GWR Class 7812 Erlestoke Manor is a steam locomotive that serviced the Great Western Railway. It was built at Swindon in January 1939. Withdrawn from British Railways service in November 1965, it was sent to Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, South Wales, the Erlestoke Manor was saved from scrap and preserved to this day. Erlestoke Manor completed its major overhaul at the Severn Valley Railway and ran for the first time on 12 February 2008. The locomotive is now in daily service on the Severn Valley Railway, Shropshire UK
Llangollen Railway Station
3802 steam train at Llangollen Railway station, Wales
Steam Train
The 3802 Steam Loco. Llangollen Railway forms part of the old Ruabon to Barmouth Line, All the stations along the track are of a typical Victorian design and each station has been recreated in 1950’s Great Western colour scheme. It is currently the longest preserved standard gauge line in Wales
Garratt no.87
No 87 steam loco on the Welsh Highland Railway north wales UK. The South African Class NG G16 2-6-2+2-6-2 of 1937 is a steam locomotive from the South African Railways era. Between 1937 and 1968 the South African Railways placed thirty-four Class NG G16 Garratt articulated steam locomotives with a 2-6-2+2-6-2 Double Prairie type wheel arrangement in service on the Avontuur Railway and on the Natal narrow gauge lines.
Austin 7
Austin 7. Produced from 1922 until 1939, one of the most popular cars ever produced for the British market, and sold well abroad. It wiped out most other British small cars and cycle cars in the early 1920s
1937 Lagonda
Lagonda LG45R Rapide 4.5 ltr Le Mans / TT Replica – BGB 988 – 1937 vintage car
1924 Bentley
1924 Bentley 4398cc
1928 Austin 7
Austin 7 Supersports 1928
Race Time
Austin Healey waiting to race, England
Race Day
vintage car England
Red No 5
VSCC @ Oulton Park 18th July 2015

 

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Day At The Races 2

Part 2 following on from my first Day At The Races at Oulton Park Vintage Car Festival, incorporating the Hawthorn Memorial Trophies on Saturday 21st May 2016.

Oulton Park Circuit is one of the most picturesque and technically challenging motor racing circuits in the UK, this was going to be a challenge for me as I’m usually taking photos of stationary objects.

Hope you like them ….

Austin A30 Academy 1955
Austin A30 Academy 1955
Austin Cooper S, Ford Lotus Cortina MK.1 1964
Austin Cooper S, Ford Lotus Cortina MK.1 1964
Riley 1.5 1959
Riley 1.5 1959
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1954
Austin A35 Academy 1954
Daimler SP250 1961
Daimler SP250 1961
Daimler SP250 1961
Daimler SP250 1961
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Lotus Elan 26R
Lotus Elan 26R
Austin Cooper S
Austin Cooper S
MGB Roadster 1964, Ashley MG Midget 1965, Lotus Elan S2 1964
MGB Roadster 1964, Ashley MG Midget 1965, Lotus Elan S2 1964
MG W&P GT 1966
MG W&P GT 1966
Ford Lotus Cortina MK.1 1964
Ford Lotus Cortina MK.1 1964
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1957
Austin A35 Academy 1957
Daimler SP250 1961
Daimler SP250 1961
Riley Brooklands 1929
Riley Brooklands 1929
GN Special 1922/29
GN Special 1922/29
Cooper T41 1957
Cooper T41 1957
GN Vitesse 1921
GN Vitesse 1921
Austin 7 Ulster Sport 1930
Austin 7 Ulster Sport 1930
Riley 12/4 Special 1934/36
Riley 12/4 Special 1934/36
Wolseley Hornet Special 1933
Wolseley Hornet Special 1933
Stutz Bearcat 1918
Stutz Bearcat 1918
Alvis 12/70 Special 1937
Alvis 12/70 Special 1937
Hillegass Sprint 1937, Riley Densham1928/34
Hillegass Sprint 1937, Riley Densham1928/34
Fiat new Balilla 1938
Fiat new Balilla 1938
Austin 7 Ulster Replica 1931
Austin 7 Ulster Replica 1931
Riley Special 1932
Riley Special 1932
Hillegass Sprint car 1937
Hillegass Sprint car 1937
Talbot 95/105 1935
Talbot 95/105 1935
Riley Falcon 1936
Riley Falcon 1936
Hillegass Sprint car 1937
Hillegass Sprint car 1937
ERA R4A 1935 Nicholas Topliss
ERA R4A 1935 Nicholas Topliss

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Jubilant

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Jubilant

It was a very jubilant moment when i was invited to the Oulton Park Vintage Car Festival on Saturday 21st May 2016

Iris Tourer 1912
Iris was a British car brand that was manufactured from 1906-1925 by Legros & Knowles Ltd in Willesden, London and Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The Iris cars were luxury vehicles with large, water-cooled four-cylinder in-line engines. A striking feature of all models was the diamond shaped radiator grill. Colour version available
Classic Morgans
The Morgan Motor Company is a family-owned British motor car manufacturer that was founded in 1910 by Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan
Dodge Four Tourer
1925 Dodge Four Tourer
Jaguar E-Type 4.2
The Jaguar E-Type or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market is a British sports car, which was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. At a time when most cars had drum brakes, live rear axles, and mediocre performance, the E-Type sprang on the scene with 150 mph and a sub-7 second 0-60 time, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension, and unrivaled looks. The E-Type was based on Jaguar’s D-Type racing car which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years 1955-1957
Spitfire
Spitfire Mk. IX, serial no. EN398, JE-J Personal aircraft of W/Cdr Johnnie Johnson, commanding officer of the Kenley Wing Summer 1943 The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries before, during and after the Second World War. Introduced in 1938

 

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Day At The Races

Yesterday was a wet day out at Oulton Park Vintage Car Festival, incorporating the Hawthorn Memorial Trophies with my good friend and Motorsport enthusiast John Hallett

Here are a few of the moments i managed to catch.

MG Montlhery Midget, Riley TT Sprite Replica, Ballamy Ford V8 Special
MG Montlhery Midget, Riley TT Sprite Replica, Ballamy Ford V8 Special
MGB Roadster, Daimler SP250, Austin A35 Academy
MGB Roadster, Daimler SP250, Austin A35 Academy
Morgan Matchless Super Aero 1930/4  Three Wheeler
Morgan Matchless Super Aero 1930/4 Three Wheeler
1934 Morgan Ford F2 100E Willment Three Wheeler
1934 Morgan Ford F2 100E Willment Three Wheeler
1933 Morgan Super Sports JAP 8/80  Three Wheeler
1933 Morgan Super Sports JAP 8/80 Three Wheeler
Morgan M3W Three Wheeler 2013
Morgan M3W Three Wheeler 2013
Morgan Matchless Super Aero Three Wheeler 1930/4
Morgan Matchless Super Aero Three Wheeler 1930/4
1934 Morgan Three Wheeler
1934 Morgan Three Wheeler
Morgan Three Wheeler
Morgan Three Wheeler
106 Austin A35 Academy 195872 Austin Cooper S 1963
106 Austin A35 Academy 1958 72 Austin Cooper S 1963
Riley TT Sprite Replica 1935
Riley TT Sprite Replica 1935
1938 Alta 2-litre
1938 Alta 2-litre

 

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