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Nuclear Glossop
I was futzing around on the web looking for something else entirely when I found this site which catalogues all of the 1563 Royal Observer Corps bunkers that are scattered over the UK. The history of the ROC is fascinating - they were originally set ...
01-Feb-2006
06:14:31
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Three hot days and a thunderstorm
There's an old joke that says that summer in Britain consists of 'three hot days and a thunderstorm', which is exactly what has been happening with the weather over the last week, as a results of us being slapped around by the tail end of Hurricane Alex ...
12-Aug-2004
02:45:37
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Wild Britain in Bloom
In a vain attempt to prevent my already degenerate carcass from degenerating still further, I've once again taken to trotting around Mossy Lea, a pretty little valley just round the corner from the house. It's not that far - about 4k, but with a ...
06-Jun-2004
08:32:43
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You just can't make this stuff up
The cult TV series The Leauge of Gentlemen (more info here, here and here) was filmed in the (very) small town of Hadfield which ajoins the slightly larger but still small town of Glossop, where I live. Despite the valiant attempts of the writers of the ...
30-Jan-2004
11:25:06
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Hauling heather
As part of the Moors for the Future project, large amounts of cut heather is going to be spread on the burnt, eroded and degraded areas of peat on Bleaklow. The heather contains lots of seed which will hopefully germinate and recolonise the bare peat ...
08-Dec-2003
11:06:31
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Going batty
At dusk we took the kids out for a short walk up Shire Hill near the house to watch the bats. We have been seeing them nearly every evening over the last few weeks from the kitchen window as they hunt for insects across the garden, but standing under ...
17-Sep-2003
11:01:43
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Some Dark Peak pictures
The other Rangers I work with have been nagging me to put some more pictures on this website. All of these have been taken within 6 Km of where I live. Click on the images to see a larger version. Wain Stones, looking south towards the Kinder ...
02-Mar-2003
07:26:15