Fraggle report – Mere Knowles Cemetary – April 2018

There’s nothing better (in mine & Sophie’s opinions) than wandering around cemeteries reading and photographing old graves and monuments.¬† For us it is history with a personal view, the lives (and mostly deaths!) of real people and sometimes their families, chiselled into headstones.¬† Names, ages, dates and symbols to be pondered on, sometimes researched (googled […]

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Beamish Museum WW1 Transport ~ part 3

Part 1 HERE¬† Part 2 HERE The museum is currently undergoing an ¬£18million expansion, to include a 1950s Town and coaching inn. ¬†They have a huge store cupboard where they’re getting stuff together for it. This next shot is of a contraption that was used by hairdressers to perm ladies hair! apparently they would sometimes, […]

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Northumberlandia~ February 2018

After Sophie and I had finished in Druridge Bay, We travelled back towards home via Northumberlandia, The Lady of the North. The History Bit Northumberlandia is a ¬†human landform sculpture of a reclining lady.¬† Made of 1.5 million tonnes of rock, clay and soil, she is 100 feet high and a quarter of a mile […]

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