- Weekly photo challenge. 1.4.13 – 7.4.13 – Memorials & Blue Plaques
Memorials were suggested for this week. I thought I’d extend it to include blue plaques as well.
The rules;Posted 5 years ago
1. Take a photo of your bike with something that matches the theme in the picture.
2. Interpret the theme any way you like.
3. Pictures should be taken between the dates in the topic title.
4. If you post a picture you can either suggest a theme for next weeks challenge or vote for someone else’s suggestion. First suggestion to get two supporting votes becomes next weeks theme, probablyhallzMember
As we take a spin up over the moors, though the woodland or over the fields, its easy to take this beautiful landscape for granted. Its available to us week in, week out as an escape from the day job, the other half or whatever else we need that release. But 100 years ago, many of these places were unavailable to Joe Public as the land was owned by the local gentry and trespassers were not welcome.
Most of us will be aware of the famous events at Kinder Scout in April 1932, but the ball was started rolling a long time before. At Winter Hill to the north of Bolton, the first mass trespass was undertaken in September 1896. The events of the day are well recorded in this blog here
Posted 5 years agoUphilldowndaleMember
Spotted the thread last night and so planned a route around the places below. Turned out to be 30 miles with a chilly breeze blowing.
Wye Crown in Kent it is the memorial for the Coronation of King Edward VI
The millenium stone at the top of the Wye crown.
The queens jubilee memorial also on Wye downs.
Crundale church memorial to the WWI Lost.
Bit of a cheeky double whammy this one. The memorial is the WWII one in Wye village by the church. The blue placque is not one of the offical ones it has just been put there to commemorate an event by Wye historical Society.Posted 5 years agoTreksterSubscriber
Not managed any offroad biking, working this weekend and not likely to get offroad till weekend.Posted 5 years ago
These pics are from around town on way home from work.tonSubscriber
one of 3 memorials for 7 miners who died in the Lofthouse disaster in 1973.Posted 5 years agoyunkiMember
dunno what this is about.. a pet perhaps..? I stumbled across it today whilst out on a local bimble
Can I suggest for next week’s theme – the majesty of Earth and Sky.. I’m not exactly sure what it means, but I spewed it out the other morning which caused someone’s mum to tell me I was an old romanticPosted 5 years agosimmySubscriberMTB-IdleMember
That appears in the Rules of Procedure shall Section “Daniel Esteve Mountain Park”, which determines the intention EIdense Rookie Center for cultural and sports park, and is copied below:
“Our age is characterized by an attitude of man against nature in quest of destruction. Air pollution, water pollution, which has led to the extinction of plant and animal species, indifference and apathy address vital problems of Nature, its misuse, the hobby of destroying beauty imprudence caused so many fires every year, lack of respect and care, probably due to lack of knowledge and love for her, are causes that determined social strata international calls emergency relief and defense of nature. civic education is imperative in man that translates into respect for natural resources.
Nah! I dunno either…Posted 5 years agohoundlegsMember
This is The Guardian of the Valleys,a memorial to the 45 who died at Six Bells Colliery on the 28 June 1960. My grampa worked the shift before the explosion,and years later my dad worked there as well. Its an impressive sight.Posted 5 years agohallzMember
Its on Coal Pit Lane – quite a way up. Have a look at the map below – i have put a cunning arrow on it…
If going up the mast road, just before the cattle grid at the top, there is a trail off on the right. For the first couple of hundred metres its paved with ancient paving stones. After that it descends the moor before eventually reaching Coal Pit Lane. The monument is right at the bottom next to the junction.
Posted 5 years agoDeeJayMembersimmySubscriber
simmy, that pit disaster is terrible mate…..never heared of it.
Yeah it’s one of them that you either know about or have never heard of. Think its still classed as one of the biggest mining disasters in the world.
The pits are now capped, but its obvious where they was and there are still the ruins of some buildings on the site so its quite moving to think what happened.
The Wiki link only tells part of it, locally there’s a lot more info that’s been passed down the generations. Apparently, there was a farmer ploughing the field and the force of the blast underneath lifted him, plough and 2 shire horses a couple of feet in the air and the hedges in the fields were sucked into the ground.
Devastated the local towns and villages as everyone knew someone who had lost a loved one.Posted 5 years agocinnamon_girlSubscriber
What an excellent theme this week! So much interesting stuff around, my rides take the form of a history lesson these days. 8)
Sorry, not got any pics to offer although I should have taken my camera to where I was volunteering as there were opportunities there. Silly me. 😳Posted 5 years agobelugabobMember
Did a pre-planned 35 mile ride, with Box Hill as the halfway point, so thought I’d snap the blue plaque that’s just a short walk from the cafe. (It’s the former residence of John Logie Baird)
Picked a fantastic day for it – perfectly dry roads, no jacket required and some good mates for company.
(Those dark patches by the wheels are called shadows, I believe)
Happy days!Posted 5 years ago
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