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Those were the 5 selected, to tease out a bit of 1976 Reading Rock festival as well as Cornish Rivers info Mick well done.

The Royal Albert is impressive in its own right but I think the proudly featured simple declaration "I.K. Brunel Engineer 1859" adds to the "iconicness" of the structure.

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This literally is the Floral Dance from Helston, I've heard gentler more melodic versions from Brighouse and Rastrick, and Grimethorpe Colliery in "Brassed off", but this is the real thing from Helston Cornwall, only right for Todays County in the Spotlight...



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For those within range there is the opportunity to see some special celestial sights next Friday, 18th March in Cornwall:

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Back in 1971 had a great holiday in Cornwall, staying in Breage near Helston. This was in the charts at the time.



Was trying to find some old film from the area for sort of era, this goes back a little farther for a little bit of nostalgia.

Its a while since I have seen a Milk Machine on a street corner :-D



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We had a dual chute Express Dairy milk vending machine, you could have milk or chocolate milk shake, outside the Express Dairy itself at the top of Bushey Mill Lane in those days, oops not Cornwall but in my defence they did sell Cornish Ice Cream!! :-D

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Talking of Cornish ice cream reminded me about this: :-D

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We cannot consider Cornwall covered properly without a look at Warrens: :-D



and here's the first one he keeps referring to:

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I think we found who ate all the pies!
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I've had two proper holidays in Cornwall back in the day. The first picture shows my first holiday destination and the second two pictures could have been taken on the second trip. So where did I go? :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote:
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Might be better if they put their little boats in the water.


Cornish Lithium Pasties; Like a Duracell battery.
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The Cornish Lithium Pasties are also very beneficial for anybody suffering from bi-polar disorder!
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
12 Mar 2022, 17:48
The Cornish Lithium Pasties are also very beneficial for anybody suffering from bi-polar disorder!
Apparently they go down very well with silicon chips and crushed phosphorus!! :-D
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I've been all over the world but never been to Cornwall, Scotland or Ireland, think I might have to make the effort.
I've been to North Devon, it rained the whole week, likewise North Wales. :(
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Gibbo2286 wrote:
12 Mar 2022, 19:57
I've been all over the world but never been to Cornwall, Scotland or Ireland, think I might have to make the effort.
I've been to North Devon, it rained the whole week, likewise North Wales. :(
I can thoroughly recommend a trip to all three as well worth the effort. Weather very iffy in Scotland but when it's good its very very good and when it's poor it's bearable. Ireland is equally beautiful and has the added bonus of the ferry trip if you take the car. Cornwall is exceptionally beautiful in parts and rough and ready in parts but I'd avoid the school holidays as traffic can be a nightmare then. My favourite places are Rock, see above :-D , Tintagel, Helston and Polperro but there are many more equally worthy of a visit. Hopefully the intended South Coast Saunter will see me there again in early July before the schools break up! :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote:
12 Mar 2022, 16:50
I've had two proper holidays in Cornwall back in the day. The first picture shows my first holiday destination and the second two pictures could have been taken on the second trip. So where did I go? :-D
The first is Pentewan Sands Holiday Park

Second Newquay at a guess

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