Today's County in the Spotlight:Part 2

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Re: Today's County in the Spotlight:Part 2

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A spot of parallel posting there!! I'll leave my superfluous one up anyway!! :-D
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Gibbo2286 wrote:
20 May 2022, 09:53
We used to go fishing in a canal at Martin Hussingtree then walk back to Droitwich to catch the late Midland Red bus back to Brum.
The canal is a good mile or so away from Martin Hussingtree, some images on Geograph of the canal.
Sounds like the fishing trips would be at an age where you wouldn't be interested in the delights of the Swan.

Lock No 7 north of Fernhill Heath, Worcestershire
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The Swan, Martin Hussingtree
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Micro Quiz Question 2
What is the World's oldest Newspaper :?:
(Established 1690)
On page 22-23 of the current Thursday 19th May 2022 issue, the headline is

All aboard the 144: On the Buses

With pictures of the 144 at a Newport Street Bus Stand in 1949

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
20 May 2022, 13:50
Micro Quiz Question 2
What is the World's oldest Newspaper :?:
(Established 1690)
On page 22-23 of the current Thursday 19th May 2022 issue, the headline is

All aboard the 144: On the Buses

With pictures of the 144 at a Newport Street Bus Stand in 1949

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I fear there may be some qualification needed here as it would appear that: :-D

Relation aller Fürnemmen und gedenckwürdigen Historien is officially recognized as the world’s oldest newspaper to have ever been printed. The newspaper was first published in 1605.

This honor is not only given to the Relation by multiple authors, but by the World Association of Newspapers as well.

In English, the Relation’s name translates to “Account of all distinguished and commemorable news”. Originally, the paper was thought to have been first published in 1609, but the discovery of the Carolus petition — found in the 1980s in the Strasbourg Municipal Archive — sets that date to 1605.
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However, despite that little issue, I believe the answer on the card to be The Berrow's Worcester Journal? :-D
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In my quest to find the answer to that question I discovered that the publishers actually produce five different publications about Worcestershire, electronic versions of which can all be found in the link below!: :-D

The Worcestershire Press
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Yes, with qualification being , and still issued today....if only in digital form now...

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The Cotswold Journal gets with the beat!
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Any last orders for Worcestershire? :-D
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Well we have done Worcestershire proud on its dayish in the spotlight but now it's time to move on:

_______Worcestershire Done________50 Done___42 Left______

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Back to the tartans and pipes of Bonny Scotland! :-D
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Annan in Dumfriesshire was where I glanced through a pub window, to the smallish screen where the World Cup semi final between Brazil and Germany was being broadcast to a small throng of locals, and did a double take at the 0-5 scoreline at the top of the screen at that moment in time :-D

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Here's one I prepared earlier! :-D

Dumfriesshire's flag is a little up in the air but this is the best offering at the moment:
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The location:
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and some places to consider:
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The border is no Carter Bar, or Union Chain Bridge.
Entering Dumfriesshire is it the M6 still or the A74? I would have to look it up...
Entering Dumfriesshire is it the M6 still or the A74? I would have to look it up...
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It looks to me like the M6 becomes the A74(M) just before the border:
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