Tees Cottage Pump Station~June 2017~finale

Part 1 HERE.   Part 2 HERE The building that the wheelhouse is in and the reservoir Had to take some pictures of the waterpipes, they ebb and flow as the pump is working Outside the building was parked a vintage car and on the other side, a vintage steam engine There was also a min railway you could ride on for a small fee, and this little chap waved at me when I took the picture there was also a small TV crew wandering round sussing the place out, Inside the engine rooms there were a lot of spinning…

Tees Cottage Pump Station~June 2017~part 2

Part 1 HERE and the history of the Pump House. There is a LOT of mystical machinery at the pump station, and big tools to tighten up. nuts and bolts levers for something handles, maybe for relieving pressure and dials to show what you relieved and a thing tea break waiting for the  kettle to boil bigger stuff a room of working models more to come so stay tooned! 🙂  

Fraggle Report~The Hoppings ~ June 2017~Part 1

The Hoppings is is an annual travelling funfair held on the Town Moor in Newcastle upon Tyne, during the last week in June and is one of Europe’s largest travelling funfairs. The origin of the name is uncertain but could be that “hopping”, means a dance in Middle English (Old fairs included dancing), or from the clothing which the travellers used to wear; that being of old, sack-like tops and pants. Clothing often became infested with fleas from the animals that travelled with the fair. People were often seen “jumping” or “hopping” about itching from the bites which they received,…