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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County boundary sign
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You are now entering the post 1974 County of Cumbria.

Some think the sign should still read

Boundary stone and Road Sign (1970)
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There are a couple of AA Village signs in their original locations in Westmorland

First up Great Ormside, just a few miles from Appleby

The sign is on the side of a farm building. Not too many facilities in the village, but nearby is a nice ford and waterfall.

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and another one at Nateby just a couple of miles out of Kirby Stephen on the Pub Wall just opposite the garage

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Here's an advertisement/article which would have had my attention had I seen it in 2000!! :-D
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Grasmere in the historic County of Westmorland, "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found." according to Wordsworth. That was of course before the arrival of the motor-car.
Grasmere from Helm Crag, and an old bottle find<br />from Alexanders of Kendal on the way up!
Grasmere from Helm Crag, and an old bottle find
from Alexanders of Kendal on the way up!
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Westmorland traditions are still going strong and it may well be worth a trip in September:
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Well we have given Westmorland a good showing during its dayish in the spotlight but now it's time for a change:

_______Westmorland Done________52 Done___40 Left______

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Magic roundabouts and chalk horses here we come :-D
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The Wiltshire flag surprised me:
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The location in the UK:
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and some places to consider:
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A few years ago neither I nor SWMBO fancied cooking the Xmas dinner so we went to stay in Wiltshire and were able to attend midnight mass just across the river. It won't take much to work out where we were but at least these are originals!!
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Possibly the most photographed place in the UK, everybody will recognise this fairly striking image of this place in Wiltshire:
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But how many will recognise this place also to be found in Wiltshire?:
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Re: Today's County in the Spotlight:Part 2

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Amesbury? TOH.
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Never been but my sister-in-law's maiden name was Trowbridge. Guess where she came from?
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
22 May 2022, 19:50
Amesbury? TOH.
Close but no coconut James!! :-D
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myglaren wrote:
22 May 2022, 19:56
Never been but my sister-in-law's maiden name was Trowbridge. Guess where she came from?
Am I right in thinking she may have relatives mentioned here? :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote:
22 May 2022, 20:02
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
22 May 2022, 19:50
Amesbury? TOH.
Close but no coconut James!! :-D
A few wrong letters. Avebury?
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mickthemaverick wrote:
22 May 2022, 19:48
Possibly the most photographed place in the UK, everybody will recognise this fairly striking image of this place in Wiltshire:

The first one is part of the stage set for a Spinal Tap concert, and the second one is Avebury ?