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mickthemaverick wrote:
30 Apr 2022, 10:17
Sorry Neil but I think that deserves posting on the thread I started the other day:
viewtopic.php?p=715757#p715757 :-D
I like the originality! and he's got fair range. Really too light for "flowers of the forest" which is a proper emotional lament. Fairport Convention did another take on it



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I missed out on the Jackie Stewart comments but meant to say wasn't he instrumental in the setting up of the UK mobile phone infrastructure?
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Beginning to generate a bit of affection for Selkirk, and we could so we did....had a day out there today. Via Kelso and bagged a portion of stovies for lunch at the charge point.

So whats the benefit of doing a bit of reading around, watching a few videos, listening to a few songs before you go to a place. :?: You can have interesting conversations with the people you meet when you visit. Straight off the car park is a very interesting museum with a very friendly and knowledgeable lady and we enjoyed a very nice chat.
Halliwell's House Museum
Halliwell's House Museum
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Gibbo2286 wrote:
30 Apr 2022, 10:53
I missed out on the Jackie Stewart comments but meant to say wasn't he instrumental in the setting up of the UK mobile phone infrastructure?
Not that I am aware of Gibbo. I was Engineering Services Manager for BT Mobile from 1983 to 1990, the period during which we carried out a full radio coverage survey of the UK A, B and Motorway road network for the Cellnet and Radiopaging planning departments to implement the advanced paging and cellular telephone system as we know it. Prior to that the only mobile telephones were on the analogue System 4 network which he may have been involved in but I think I would have been aware given my position and interest in F1. :)
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If Jackie didn't personally erect a mast in Selkirkshire his dayish on the thread has passed. Ernie Wise might get a mention in the pioneering days of Mobile phones, but he will have to wait until Middlesex or Berkshire crops up!

Genuine on topic mast planted on a Hill outside Selkirk got a shutter click today :-D
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WElcome to Selkirk, always nice to have a couple of interpretation boards and maps. Never been to the Haining Estate just off the car park. Nice walks through the woods down to the Hall and Lake, with two swallows skimming it summer's on its way :-D
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...and some more originals for Selkirkshire's day in the spotlight taken on Selkirkshire's day in the spotlight.
The flowers of the forest
The flowers of the forest
The Flodden flag
The Flodden flag
Commons Riding Selkirk Market Place
Commons Riding Selkirk Market Place
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Selkirk has an association with the origins of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandie_Dinmont_Terrier
The breed is named after a fictional character in Sir Walter Scott's novel, Guy Mannering. This character, Dandie Dinmont, is thought to be partly based on James Davidson, who is credited as the originator of the modern breed. Davidson's dogs descended from earlier terrier-owning families, including the Allans of Holystone, Northumberland.

... at the Fleece Hotel at Selkirk, Scottish Borders on 17 November 1875, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club (DDTC) was formed,[17] becoming the third oldest breed club for dogs in the world.
Down at the Haining one of the founding fathers of the breed "Old Ginger" has his own monument.
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...and this is an excellent place in Selkirk if you like a good cup of coffee...
https://www.threehillscoffee.com/
https://www.threehillscoffee.com/
https://www.threehillscoffee.com/
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____________Selkirkshire done!_____37 done 55 to go________

There are 92 historic counties in England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland, each is having a mere day-ish in the spotlight selected at random.

Our 37 numbers selected so far have been
2,3,5,7,8,9,11,12,13,15,16,18,22,24,28,31,34,44,48,51,52,54,59,61,65,66,68,69,70,72,75,78,79,81,84,86,89

______________________________________________________________________
Here's the pool
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Here's the random tool https://www.random.org/
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Random Number is 4
County is Antrim


So time for Ferry across the Irish Sea!
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A start to our adventure, the flag:
BFTW
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the location:
BFTW
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and the places:
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Sometimes it is right to start with the best:
BFTW
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Born in Belfast, County Antrim, George Best became the best British footballer I've ever seen!!

All the details here!
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Just to prove that Antrim produced many talented people here is another example:
BFTW
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All the information is here:
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Where do you start to get a well rounded education and curiosity about the world around you...

Stamp collecting of course.

and when Antrim Came up as Today's County in the Spotlight, the memory and the image of this stamp came to mind.
pre-decimalisation will have to look up which year.
pre-decimalisation will have to look up which year.
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If David Coleman was commenting on our Antrim- day-ish in the Spotlight thread he may well have come up with a...

"Quite remarkable!"

Antrim's day is going to spill over into "2 May 2022", and this first day cover of the "Landscape Pictoral Issue Stamps" from the General Post Office is dated "2 May 1966" on the postmark. Quite remarkable!.

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https://www.greatbritainstamps.net/imag ... scapes.jpg

and looking back in my stamp album in amongst the wonderful artwork and colours of the page you will find my Antrim stamp.
Spot the Antrim Stamp
Spot the Antrim Stamp
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