Today's County in the Spotlight:Part 2

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On my first trawl I only found one qualifying vehicle: :-D
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My second trawl yielded these:
BFTW - An RS and an SA
BFTW - An RS and an SA
BFTW - Another SA
BFTW - Another SA
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BFTW - Row of RG's
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An enchanting look at Aberdeen as it was in the 1950's: :-D

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I have got bored looking for an AV, not surprising I couldn't find one, all the listed owners are miles away!! So I'll settle for the bible listing!! :-D
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Ironically I've just come across a better, as in more visible when you zoom in, RS: :-D
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Eureka!! Found an AV: :-D
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Good work Mick :)

I took the time to watch the video, I lap that sort of thing up. There is one called “The Fish Run” which is awful visual quality, but a great commentary about the daily heavy goods vehicle transport of Aberdeen’s fish catch to Manchester. I gave that one a rewatch too!

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Travel the highways and byways of Great Britain, and one of the finest liveries of haulage companies is the quirkily named Shore Porters Society est 1498

Yes and they are Aberdeen through and through.



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Aberdeenshire has had its dayish in the spotlight so time to move on:
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the number 20 which gives us:
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Hertfordshire

A county which I think I mighty have been to :-D
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A very familiar flag to me as I live only half a mile from county hall!! :-D
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As usual details here.

The location within England:
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and the places to see:
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Since this is my home county I will also give you this link to an interactive map which clearly depicts the border!!
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Been to Bishops Stortford for a CCC rally and Ware to pick up an electric leather interior for my C5.
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mickthemaverick wrote:
26 May 2022, 22:35

Since this is my home county I will also give you this link to an interactive map which clearly depicts the border!!
and right at the border the first pub which came up as a pub of the day was one in Hinxworth a village that looks to have a very nice duck pond too. :-D
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It certainly does look nice but one I have never been to. Hertfordshire is well equipped with duck ponds, more villages having them than not!! Needless to say I have been to the majority of pubs in Herts but the northern sector is the one I have not really explored. Such a shame that fuel has now become so expensive I cannot really go joy riding just for the sake of it so I will endeavour to find a proper reason for heading up there!! :-D
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Come on, it was set in Yorkshire, Barnsley to be precise.. :offtopic:

But hang on I wonder where the phrase "A kestrel for a Knave" comes from...

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There it is...a kesterell for a knafe

The novel’s title is taken from a poem found in the Book of Saint Albans(1468) "The Book of Hawking, Hunting, and Blasing of Arms". In medieval England, the only bird a knave (male servant, or man of low class) was legally allowed to keep was a kestrel.

Juliana Berners
Juliana Berners is mentioned in the 1486 edition, but little is known about her life. She is said to have been the Benedictine prioress of the Priory of St. Mary of Sopwell, near St Albans in Hertfordshire. She was probably born into the nobility, which would explain her level of education and her love of field sports. It is not clear how much of The Book of Saint Albans was written by Juliana Berners, but she is most commonly associated with the treatise on hunting.

Wonder if any trace remains of the Priory of St Mary of Sopwell :?:

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