Today's County in the spotlight

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Spot on in both cases, well done!! Some good and some bad memories from both those holidays but I wouldn't change a thing! :-D
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
11 Mar 2022, 17:16
There are 92 historic counties in England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland, each will have a mere day in the spotlight selected at random.

Here's the pool
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And todays random selection is Number 22 Cornwall

Entries invited, anything goes.

Regards Neil
Cornwall, Number 22 has had a very decent airing as a kick off. I see the thread as every so often select a new different county from the 92 at random, and leave give it 24 hours in the FCF sun.

Happy for anyone to select a new county at any time they feel, and always the chance that something new is learned along the way, or a few memories stirred, maybe even an inspiration to visit.

So I'll leave the next county selection to others, just use https://www.random.org/ put 1-92 in the range and tap generate. Check the number against the pool above, and select the county.

Well done with our lightning visit to Cornwall!

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Just remembered that my mother was there for a while in basic training (1941) but couldn't tell anyone where she was, so in her letters home said that "The corn is growing high up the wall".
Then moved to the gun battery in Sunderland. Anybody's guess what she used to encrypt that.
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In the abscence of any other suggestions I have been through the county selection procedure as follows:
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So what do we know about Leicestershire? Well to get the ball rolling I will mention one of the items which has brought Leicestershire into the news in recent years.

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Nothing like a lively start!! Full details here :-D
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Not exactly a Pharaoh's tomb.
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From the parking tales and hassles thread
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and after some weighty legal matters


Henry Tudor: "The first thing I'm going to do when I become King is build a car park in Leicester"

... Richard III: "over my dead body".
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No Gibbo, the tomb of a fair rose!! :-D
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From an older complimentary thread, Leicester was the last County in England to be provided with an Original Photo in the County Gallery (Originals Only) thread, as can be seen from this at the time, Leicestershire the only County in England without a star!

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So what was the Leicestershire original photograph which claimed the County

This one
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I had a very entertaining trip to meet a friend. Due to the fact that Leicestershire will be tier 3 next week we decided to meet at the county border and conduct our business but it didn't stop me getting a picture of the A6 as it enters Leicestershire from which I claim the final England county. As you can see from the second picture it was an "only just" picture :-D :

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Leicestershire was the last County in England to register an official County Flag. July 16th 2021 to be precise.
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One of the reasons I find myself visiting Leicestershire so often is the Museum at Donnington Park, well worth stopping by if you are in the area: :-D
Stirling Moss' Lotus 18
Stirling Moss' Lotus 18
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Where in Leicestershire :?: and What's the purpose of the OS flush bracket :?:
Former bakery
Former bakery
Bottom of wall down from Telephone Kiosk
Bottom of wall down from Telephone Kiosk
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Don't know where yet, Chelsea about to kick off :-D , but the flush brackets
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were installed by the OS when they were doing their levelling of England and Wales in the early 20th Century. The stone provides a reference point for theodolites etc. Do know now, Sproxton Lat/Long 52.810189,-0.732245
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If we're going to do Lats and Longs have a go at mine. :-D
Lat 39.07427
Long -76.42384
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Gibbo2286 wrote:
13 Mar 2022, 19:48
If we're going to do Lats and Longs have a go at mine. :-D
Lat 39.07427
Long -76.42384
Way off topic for Leicestershire's day in the sun but it looks like you are on Gibson Island, Maryland USA.

https://www.gibsonisland.com/

To wrestle it back to Leicestershire have a Melton Mowbray Pork Pie



Regards Neil