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A Kentish man residing in Dorset captured this little piece of the Orkneys on his hols!
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ImageFree bonus picture!! The Orkney Isles.


Not very good pictures but taken a while back on film. Stroma nearest, uninhabited now except for sheep, Orkneys in background.

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Taken from Caithness, has anyone covered that yet? I think nearly all my Caithness pictures are on film so will have to try and find them.

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Peter.N. wrote:
05 Apr 2022, 17:20
Taken from Caithness, has anyone covered that yet? I think nearly all my Caithness pictures are on film so will have to try and find them.

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Caithness hasnt been selected by the random number generator yet but it will be! in its random turn :-D

Sutherland/Perthshire/Morayshire/Angusshire/ WigtownShire/ Argyllshire have all been and gone!

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...and from way back in 2017 the follow up PE Jukebox entry. Mumford and Sons playing at Richard's Cathedral! in Orkney.
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You cant beat a random link, always generates new things to discover....

So from todays POTD from Richard W we link to this....



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Somewhere in my garage delvings, this is familiar. Not the current price for fuel of course, July 2009.

Edit-it was Sheltland and the Isle of Wight which got a mention as the last outposts of the "National" Fuel Brand owned by BP. ( see garage delvings, )

But a National Branded Filling station, probably one of the last outposts of that iconic logo and sign. Next to the Co-op at Dounby Orkney.

Oh look and it comes straight out of a Scottish Fuels tanker...
When did you last refuel at a National Filling Station?
When did you last refuel at a National Filling Station?
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Time for a participation rev up.

The spotlight moves from Orkney in about 2 hours.

Last orders, contributors always welcome, even debutants, especially debutants :-D

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The Orkneys are the home of the shortest regular passenger flight (it has made it into the Guinness Book of Records);

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westray_t ... ray_flight
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
05 Apr 2022, 20:39
The Orkneys are the home of the shortest regular passenger flight (it has made it into the Guinness Book of Records);

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westray_t ... ray_flight
and as if by magic 2.35 on You tube and we can all make the virtual journey :-D



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Another reason to visit Orkney: :-D


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04 Apr 2022, 22:17
______________Orkney Done!_____16 done 76 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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best to keep the thread flowing! :-D

So if anyone would like to run the random number generator to select the next county please do. If it hits a number already used run it again. Our numbers selected so far have been

3,5,22,24,28,51,59,65,66,69,70,78,81,84,86,89.


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Well I've run it and we've hit the first of our counties that already have a dedicated thread so we need some originality from here:
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Norfolk!!
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Everything about Norfolk will not be included in that thread, and for now is very much on the back burner, so for the next 24 hours Norfolk is indeed the County in the Spotlight.

get your flag out Mick and set the ball rolling. Unless we get desperate for new stuff I'll leave the existing thread alone with the challenge being finding something new!

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Your wish..........etc. :-D

I proudly present the flag of Norfolk, a county very dear to me!! :)
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Norfolk in the Spotlight

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An interesting Norfolk Headline

John Travolta poses for photos in Norfolk Morrisons and Wetherspoon

I once saw Charles Frere (actor Tony Anholt) of Howard's Way ( at the height of his fame doing a promo in Jarrow Co-op)

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Having spent many holidays on the Broads from sailing half deckers, and camping in farmer's fields as a schoolboy, through to hiring a traditional 42ft cabin cruiser for my 60th birthday celebration week, I have many stories and memories of Norfolk. However I will start with a view of the most treasured place of all to me, in fact I plan to have my ashes scattered below it when the time comes! I give you Potter Heigham Bridge:
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