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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
29 Apr 2022, 12:27
Time for an elephant logo
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
13 Aug 2020, 09:51
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When I put Whitby Hovercraft into the net this image was first up. Interesting in its own right but made by Denny in Dumbarton who themselves have an interesting logo, derived from Dumbarton's coat of arms.
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I saw the image without having read the text and though that that looks exactly like the east pier in Whitby.

My dad helped make those hovercraft, some went to Russia, as did many glass topped riverboats for the Volga tourist trade.
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
11 Apr 2022, 13:37
A TOH guess would suggest Sir Jackie Stewart. Wikipedia shows how much I know! :D
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11 Apr 2022, 13:49
Watch out for County 31 popping out of the random number generator, Jackie's turn will come. :-D

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....Number 31 is here.....Dunbartonshire.

I will leave the posting of a bit of suitable material to others who have more of a passion for and knowledge of motor racing than me :-D

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Born in Milton Dunbartonshire the career of Sir John Young Stewart the flying scot:
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is very well documented in many forums and newpaper columns one of which can be found in the link below.

However a personal anecdote concerns an incident which occurred after the race at Imola in 1998. We had had a great weekend with David Coulthard dominating throughout and winning the race from pole position in his McLaren. We were wandering through the pits after the race and as we neared the McLaren pit we saw Jackie
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walking over to David and overheard him say (as word perfect as I can remember) "Well doon, laddie!! At least if ma team canna win tis good to know my country can!!" The Stewart team had had another bad weekend finishing in the last two positions with Reubens complaining about the car all weekend!! Magnanimous in defeat he was also humble in his victories and world championships in the 60's!! A favourite driver of mine after the loss of Jim Clark. :-D

Here's the link
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This is Jackie Stewarts Family Garage as is now.
This image link shows the stock of jaguars when Jackie Stewarts family ran it, with those same houses in the background.

https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/cont ... ck+(2).jpg

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
29 Apr 2022, 19:08
This is Jackie Stewarts Family Garage as is now.
This image link shows the stock of jaguars when Jackie Stewarts family ran it, with those same houses in the background.

https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/cont ... ck+(2).jpg

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It's a no brainer as to who had the better taste!! :-D
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...and with a much loved TV soap opera that was "Take the high road" set in Luss Dunbartonshire on the shores of Loch Lomond we say cheerio to Dunbartonshire and its day-ish in the spotlight.



____________Dunbartonshire done!_____36 done 56 to go________

There are 92 historic counties in England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland, each is having a mere day-ish in the spotlight selected at random.

Our 36 numbers selected so far have been
2,3,5,7,8,9,11,12,13,15,16,18,22,24,28,31,34,44,48,51,52,54,59,61,65,66,68,69,70,72,78,79,81,84,86,89

______________________________________________________________________
Here's the pool
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Here's the random tool https://www.random.org/

Random Number is 75
County is Selkirkshire

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Selkirkshire in the spotlight

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One of Selkirk's culinary offerings

The Selkirk Bannock
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A fairly mundane flag for Selkirkshire:
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Details here

and the location map:
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Regional map:
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And finally a historic view of the places:
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James Marr Brydon was a Selkirk born surgeon who served in the Royal Navy from 1804 to 1834 as a Ship's Surgeon. He has one claim to fame being the first man to spot the French fleet preceding the Battle of Trafalgar.
You can read all about him here.
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A couple from Geograph
St Mary's Loch Selkirkshire
St Mary's Loch Selkirkshire
Tornado St Mary's Loch and the Cappercleugh AA Box at the wing tip
Tornado St Mary's Loch and the Cappercleugh AA Box at the wing tip
and the Claiming of the AA Box at Cappercleugh St Mary's Loch by Richard W
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Now 12.... was down St Mary's loch way yesterday, and got a pic of the Cappercluch one. For anyone into it, there is a geo-cache right behind the box.

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Seems to be without its number

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An often repeated Grace, at Burns Night's in particular but still well known and well used, but it would appear incorrectly attributed to Burns and only with the flimsiest of connections to the town the grace's title has acquired.

The Selkirk Grace


Although the "Selkirk Grace" is attributed to Robert Burns, a version of this stanza was known in the 17th century as the Galloway Grace or the Covenanters' Grace and was said in Lallans (the Lowland Scots dialect). It is this version (version (1) below) which is usually used at Burns Suppers. Traditionally, Burns is said to have delivered an extempore version in Standard English at a dinner given by the Earl of Selkirk (version (2) below).
Selkirk Grace (1)
Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be thankit.
The last line is often varied to read-
And sae the Lord be thankit
Selkirk Grace (2)
Some have meat and cannot eat,
Some cannot eat that want it;
But we have meat and we can eat,
So let the Lord be thankit.
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Commons Ridings take place all over the Border towns. Nationwide saw fit to make a 20 minute programme about Selkirk's in 1980.



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Definitely not a tourist little town, but Selkirk is steeped in a proud tradition of community manifest in the annual common ridings.

The climax of the common ridings is the return to the market place and the casting of the colours one by one in the same choreographed manner, which reflects the return of the standard bearer to Selkirk from the Battle of Flodden.

The Selkirk Colonial Society founded in Canada maintain links across the World and have been represented every year. Each year a Colonial Standard Bearer is appointed to carry the "Golden Banner" and is charged to "cast" his flag in Selkirk's ancient Market Place on Common Riding morning along with Selkirk's six other appointed Standard Bearers, the most senior of which is the Royal Burgh Standard Bearer.

FCF Spooky or not, Selkirkshire gets drawn out of the random hat on 29th April 2022. As part of the prelude to the Common Ridings on Friday 17th June 2022, on Friday 29th April 2022, the Royal Burgh Standard Bearer for 2022 was appointed. No need to wait for this weeks Southern Reporter! announced on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/selkirkcolonia ... =-UC%2CP-R

The Colonial Society had already made their choice for the Colonial Standard Bearer and every year since 1911 they have taken part in the common ridings, as one of the standard bearers.
The first Flag of the Selkirk Colonial Society
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Archive film starting at casting of the colours by the Royal Burgh Standard Bearer in 1962


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Music Maestro please....bear with me this is a gem...a one off recording and includes "The Flo'ers o' the Forest" a song about Flodden, in the raw. Many versions of that song particularly played by a lone piper as a lament, but also covered by Mike Oldfield, as posted by Steve on the PE jukebox.



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Sorry Neil but I think that deserves posting on the thread I started the other day:
viewtopic.php?p=715757#p715757 :-D