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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One of the wonderful anomalies of the Cold War is that the Ordnance Survey would leave off 'secret sites' from their mapping in the hopes that no-one would notice. The Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston, Berks, is a good example.

Now you see it, now you don't :wink:
Missing Aldermaston - Maidenheadheritage / OS maps
Missing Aldermaston - Maidenheadheritage / OS maps
https://maidenheadheritage.org.uk/cold-war-maidenhead/
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mickthemaverick wrote:
23 May 2022, 17:43
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
23 May 2022, 17:21

So in a not that satisfactory selection process, Berkshires pub of the day turns out to be this

The Bull (public house), Streatley
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Royal Berkshire is becoming spookier by the minute. The Bull is under consideration for our lunch tomorrow if we make better progress than The Swan at Pangbourne. Mooring at Goring (I'm a poet and I didn't know it! :-D ) will get us close enough for a mini cab or even a walk if the weather is good!!
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bull+ ... -1.1490311

"Three Men in a Boat" went from Kingston to Oxford (and back), so you will be following part of that route.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Men_in_a_Boat
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......flash, bang, wallop, what a picture
What a picture, what a photograph :)
Thatcham testing - Thatcham
Thatcham testing - Thatcham
A lot of the car crash testing you've seen footage of will have taken place at Thatcham, Berkshire.

"Thatcham Research was established in 1969 by the motor insurance industry in 1969, with the specific aim of containing or reducing the cost of motor insurance claims while maintaining safety standards.
We remain the UK’s only ‘not for profit’ insurer funded research centre, and hold a unique position thanks to our involvement and engagement with vehicle manufacturers, regulators, law enforcement organisations, automotive bodies and insurers to provide a holistic view of the benefits or shortcomings of vehicle technologies. Our research is at the forefront of vehicle safety, security and repair.
Thatcham Research has an increasingly influential role in vehicle safety testing on behalf of the widely respected Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme). We carry out a range of highly complex crash testing as well as collision avoidance scenarios, and are leading the development and assessment of new testing protocols for the very latest vehicle safety technologies."
Thatcham timeline - Thatcham
Thatcham timeline - Thatcham
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BL,JB,MO,RX

The Berkshire hunt for an image of a vehicle with those area letter codes is afoot :-D

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
23 May 2022, 22:45
BL,JB,MO,RX

The Berkshire hunt for an image of a vehicle with those area letter codes is afoot :-D

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Managed to find an RX BMC J4



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Not a Berkshire registration but it does inhabit Berkshire apparently

Never seen one before 1986 Austin Metro 1.3L Chairman



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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
23 May 2022, 22:45
BL,JB,MO,RX

The Berkshire hunt for an image of a vehicle with those area letter codes is afoot :-D
Managed to find an MO here at the Flying Scotsman Rally 2022 in a little snow storm

link only
https://heroevents.eu/photo/flying-scot ... usel-25673

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Probably my finishing entry on Berkshire's day-ish in the sun. Mick may be back with some pics, so it will be left open until he does so from his day out, should anyone have more to contribute or pass comment on contributions made.

So this Berkshire settlement gets the treatment.

A very famous Town Hall if you like carry-on films with Anita Harris in them

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and also the manor of the Hacker Brothers, Ron and Arthur.

No not gangsters ruling the town with a rod of iron but responsible for things like this...
and this identified by CitroJim as a Hacker Mayflower!

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Here endeth my Berkshire contributions.

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Just got home so I'll have a few pics to post in the next 30 mins so hold the late edition!! :-D
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Now sorted all the pics and here are the pictures suited to this thread: :-D
THe Boatyard
THe Boatyard
Getting ready for Xmas
Getting ready for Xmas
A bridge too far?
A bridge too far?
How much to cross your bridge Mr Troll?
How much to cross your bridge Mr Troll?
You don't say
You don't say
Pangbourne from the river
Pangbourne from the river
I like a shipshape boat
I like a shipshape boat
Berkshire Bosses Home!
Berkshire Bosses Home!
Berkshire Retiremant home
Berkshire Retiremant home
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Before the county moves on I'll leave this post to edit in any of the unfound car registrations I can find.
In the meantime here is the MO Neil found and linked to earlier: :-D
BFTW
BFTW
No luck with a BL car but these are the entries in my bible, the second one showing a distinct candidate for a 'Hairdresser's Car' :-D
From my bible
From my bible
From my bible
From my bible
However after a couple of hours hunting I decided to settle on a bit of a cheat for the JB, although this is the electric version!
BFTW
BFTW
And then in a flash of brilliance (which had only taken 16 hours to mature! :-D )

:idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:

I remembered my very own Shogun of the trial veggie oil time, bought originally because of my initials #-o :
My Very own car!!
My Very own car!!
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Nice day out Mick, and Berkshire original images on Berkshire's day in the spotlight, adds to my Selkirkshire originals on Selkirk day!

So time to move on


_______Berkshire Done________54 Done___38 Left______

Heres the pool
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Already selected 3, 5, 6, 11, 16, 43, 44, 45,


Random Number selection is 42

New County is
West Lothian


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West Lothian: Today's County in the Spotlight:Part 2

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The wikishire page is here https://wikishire.co.uk/wiki/West_Lothian

Main settlements are
Armadale
Bathgate
Blackburn
Bo'ness
Broxburn
Linlithgow
Livingston
South Queensferry
Whitburn

I have set foot and wheels, and clicked shutters in West Lothian, so there will be some original photography to adorn the day-ish in the spotlight for West Lothian. Of course from South Queensferry the vista encompasses the world famous Forth Bridges, all three of them.

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West Lothian flag is symbolic:
BFTW
BFTW
Details here.

The location:
BFTW<br />BFTW
BFTW
BFTW
Places to consider:

See Neil'ls post above!
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Early strike with an original image.
The strategic crossing of at South Queensferry and in the historic county of West Lothian

South Queensferry lies on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, 10 miles (16 km) west of Edinburgh. It has been an important crossing at least since 1071 when Malcolm III granted free passage at the 'Queens Ferry' for pilgrims on their way to St Andrews.

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and just opposite the Church a cafe with a view.
Orocco Pier Cafe, South Queensferry.
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Regards Neil