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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Aug 2017, 19:49

Well Alton Towers in 1966, seemed to be a nice place for a visit.....no white knukcle rides just the gentle pleasures of of the helter skelter and merry-go-rounds, boating and nice gardens.



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Post by CitroJim » 12 Aug 2017, 04:32

I love the gardens in Alton Towers :D Best bit I think and somewhere beautifully quiet and peaceful to walk (or run) around whilst the kids are enjoying the rides...

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 01 Nov 2017, 20:32

As well as hearing th PM claim "We are leading the world in the development of electric vehicles" another staggering statement was made during PM's Question Time today by an MP from Dundee.

The Wall Street Journal has put Dundee in the top ten of Cities to visit on earth!

So it's got to be a nice place to stop off at....surely.

http://www.scotsman.com/regions/dundee- ... -1-4596561

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur » 01 Nov 2017, 22:30

most places in Scotland fine by me, including Dundee.
Once woke up in Dundee 'coned off' as part of a VOSA Checkpoint that'd been set up overnight. Officials didn't seem to mind, but we nonetheless didn't hang about!

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by white exec » 01 Nov 2017, 22:36

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 20:32
As well as hearing the PM claim "We are leading the world in the development of electric vehicles". . .

What? Where on earth did she get that from? #-o
Did she mean China, or..., or..., or...?

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by CitroJim » 02 Nov 2017, 08:25

white exec wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 22:36
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 20:32
As well as hearing the PM claim "We are leading the world in the development of electric vehicles". . .

What? Where on earth did she get that from? #-o
Did she mean China, or..., or..., or...?


She's clearly living in cloud cuckoo land ;)

Maybe there they are leading the world in electric vehicles there :lol:

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 02 Nov 2017, 08:45

Maybe under the pressure of PMQ's, the simple little phrase "should be" in place of "are" was missing from that sentence!

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by bobins » 02 Nov 2017, 09:00

white exec wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 22:36
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 20:32
As well as hearing the PM claim "We are leading the world in the development of electric vehicles". . .

What? Where on earth did she get that from? #-o
Did she mean China, or..., or..., or...?


It depends what the small print says. The rest of the very very small print of that statement may have said "based on averaged per capita spend of the overall research budget", or perhaps "when you consider how many people we've got called 'Bert' working on developing electric vehicles - we've got more than all the other countries put together. We're world leaders in Bert-tech." ...and so on. :roll: :?

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 02 Nov 2017, 09:33

Very much like your thinking on that Bobins, but looks like Dundee has won out in the outrageous claim stakes from this weeks PMQ's. No castigating the Wall Street Journal for overlooking Ashby de la Zouch in their top 10 places to visit on Earth so far. No Dundee's done it now!

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur » 02 Apr 2018, 19:12

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
18 Apr 2017, 06:35
If you are travelling on the M6....give Penrith a try.
Our favourite, No.1 Chippy in the entire country is in Penrith, "Angel Lane Chippie", a bit pricey, but superb! If you haven't sampled it, do so.

Its also memorable coz its the place where we spotted a Stobart Transit, missus & I usually 'Stobart Spot' on long trips. The coach is a 'rarity' too, saw it once.

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 02 Apr 2018, 19:25

Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur wrote:
02 Apr 2018, 19:12
Our favourite, No.1 Chippy in the entire country is in Penrith, "Angel Lane Chippie", a bit pricey, but superb! If you haven't sampled it, do so.

I agree Puxa, we have enjoyed fish and chips from the Angel lane chippy many times :-D I do like Carlos in Alnwick too, and a good chippie is well worth knowing about.

I posted this up....on an off-topic tangent on another thread....about Carlo's with a nice picture of a scenic location which adds to the pleasure of consumption!

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=48953&p=464349&hilit=corby#p417432

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by CitroJim » 02 Apr 2018, 19:37

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
02 Apr 2018, 19:25
I posted this up....on an off-topic tangent on another thread....about Carlo's with a nice picture of a scenic location which adds to the pleasure of consumption!


I love that picture :D I had it as my wallpaper on my laptop for a long while...

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Nice places to stop off at-Brampton

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Apr 2018, 18:39

Two very good reasons that Brampton in Cumbria makes it into this thread.

Brampton is about 5 miles off the M6 up the A69 junction to Hexham/Newcastle

One is a sausage sandwich from Cranstons (also at Penrith) and the other
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nfalcon 11/4/2018
POTD Red Clock followers will appreciate the excitement of the unexpected discovery of another of those rarities, and a diamond shaped one at that!

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 14 May 2018, 22:28

Went to "The Lakes" today without actually going to the lakes. Had a lovely drive around rural Cumbria threaded loosely around 4 Cumbrian Villages which still retain their original yellow AA Village signs.

Calldbeck, Great Ormside, Nateby, and Melmerby. Lovely weather, the countryside looking very green and very pleasant, and excellent refreshment stops.

..and the great benefit of the random thread....you go places you wouldn't normally go to, have conversations with people you wouldn't otherwise have met, and can confidently write the words "great day" in your diary :-D

The pictoral record of the 4 AA Village signs I will put in the appropriate thread so here's a bit of a scenic view from the hill above Caldbeck although my photographic equipment didn't get to record the 3-way battle in the sky above involving a Buzzard, a Peregrine Falcon and a Crow.
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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by CitroJim » 15 May 2018, 05:46

That looks a lovely spot Neil :)