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While browsing another subject I came across this castle which has a classic resemblance to the central building in a London tourist spot! :-D
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Sitting in a Perthshire village you can find out all about it here!
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...and seeing as we are working from a pre-1975 set of Old Counties, Callender was at the time firmly part of Perthshire.

How do you create a stir when entering a car park, drive in in some BMW's, or Porsches. No in the uk in the 21st Century 3 capri's should do it.

I present a trio of Capris in Callender Car park
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....the aforementioned trio of Capri's in the wild..
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A Perthshire curiosity
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Perthshire's day-ish in the spotlight coming to a close so if you have a contribution to make get it in.

Its a holiday destination stayed many times at Crieff, and Perth, and toured all around loch Tay, loch Tummel, Pitlochry
Callendar, Aberfeldy, Lochearnhead, Comrie etc etc,

The little distillery at Edradour at the time we visited had a wonderfully Heath Robinson cooling pipework for the still external to the building and fed by the burn.
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Have a little lightweight tour :-D

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______________Perthshire Done!_____10 done 82 to go_

and the next one please. There are 92 historic counties in England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland, each will have a mere day-ish in the spotlight selected at random.
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and my random number consultation has come up with

78
Which is Somerset :-D

So what is there to find within the borders of the historic county of Somerset :?:

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Let's get rhe ball rolling with the Somerset flag:
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Probably the place I have visited most in Somerset. I have driven through it regularly for the last 50 years but I seldom went anywhere in the county other than this place! :-D
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The County Ground, Taunton

A great place to see Ian Botham and Viv Richards in their inimitable style!! :-D
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Wells Cathedral, possibly the most ornate Cathedral in England, and a must for any compilation about Somerset:
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The west face being the most famous:
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Another highlight well worth a visit to the north wesr of Wells is Wookey Hole Caves. Spectacular in their formation and inspiring to visit: :-D
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Norton Manor camp where I did my REME trade training, now home to the Royal Marines.
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Acker Bilk's Home Viaduct!

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Taunton July 1986
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Probably the place I have visited most in Somerset. I have driven through it regularly for the last 50 years but I seldom went anywhere in the county other than this place! :-D
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The County Ground, Taunton

A great place to see Ian Botham and Viv Richards in their inimitable style!! :-D
Here's the Somerset Micro Quiz with optional additional trivia quest.

The simple question. Who is taking Strike :?:
you may need to consult the reverse side of the photo posted on POTD this Morning for a little help
The additional trivia quest
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find me the scorecard, and post it on the Trivia Investigation Team thread
Taunton July 1986
Taunton July 1986
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
30 Mar 2022, 10:23
The simple question. Who is taking Strike :?:
you may need to consult the reverse side of the photo posted on POTD this Morning for a little help
The additional trivia quest
Spoiler: show
find me the scorecard, and post it on the Trivia Investigation Team thread
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Initial TOH answer, batsman with that head gear, could it be David Clive Lloyd? I will now go and find out what I can :-D
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I don't really do cricket but wasn't it around that time Somerset had a couple of the 'Windies' guys in the team, Viv Richards etc. and of course Botham?