Today's County in the Spotlight:Part 2

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 08 Jun 2022, 20:26 Image

and my focus will be on finding an image for my random selection number 2 which is

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mickthemaverick wrote: 08 Jun 2022, 20:37 A PN popped up too:

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Underneath that bus is where a section of the Brighton sewer tours take place. You emerge via a large manhole cover not far from there. Been on the tours a few times :-D The video is 'interactive' in that you can drag the view around.



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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 08 Jun 2022, 20:40 More cars in Sussex



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Errrrmmmmm, I don't think much, if any, of those are in Sussex 8-[
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In the village of Bolney is a residential school called Farney Close which my brother attended. My brother was quite athletic when he was younger and used to enjoy running. I went down with my parents one year to the sports day to see him in action. My brother did quite well in the races he competed in but was soundly beaten by a chap called Frances Thompson who was a couple of years younger. Frances then went on to set the school record in all the other sports he took part in. When he left the school Frances became better known as Daley, probably our finest ever decathlete. Talk about being on a hiding to nothing!

Sadly Daley does not have very good memories of Farney Close but my brother does and still keeps in touch with one of his (now retired) teachers.

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bobins wrote: 08 Jun 2022, 21:08
Errrrmmmmm, I don't think much, if any, of those are in Sussex 8-[
I have been having a bit of a delve as I wasnt sure myself. Initially I remembered the advert and thought it was Beachy Head. I will remove it and maybe resurrect it for Kent if it is further along.

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PS edited it out and put up a video of the Goodwood Revival instead with many cars in Sussex whizzing around the track.
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Some lovely old newsreel of the World Airspeed Record being broken in 1946 by Group Capt. Donaldson and Bill Waterton, flying out from Tangmere and along the Sussex coast. At the end of the newsreel you get a perfect shot of an immaculate Standard Issue Mk3 RAF moustache modeled by Bill Waterton. These were phased out not long after this and replaced by the Mk4/5 model with increased high speed stability :lol:



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The Vulcan at Beachy Head. Definitely worth a watch if you like the Vulcan :)

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For Sussex related musical accompaniment, you get a choice of -

5.15 by The 'Oo - a song from Quadrophenia where Jimmy travels down to Brighton on a train




Glistening Glyndebourne by John Martyn, maybe better appreciated if you're more 'relaxed' :)




Or Sussex By The Sea, played on this occasion by the East Grinstead Concert Band...... which is preferable to the crowd at a Brighton And Hove Albion home match 'singing' along to it :lol:

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This is in the "too long didnt watch it all category...but it shows even with a dip in that the White Cliffs of Sussex are spectacular, and a decent dog walk, and he shoves up his drone from time to time for some aerial views.



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___________Sussex Done__________


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New selection 25
New county Lancashire

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Lancashire today’s county in the spotlight

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For Lancashire we have to rely on wiki shire for the boundaries of the
Historic County and it’s towns.

I am assuming the biggies of Manchester and Liverpool, and the bit at the bottom of the lakes along to Barrow in Furness will be part of Lancashire’s day in the Spotlight

https://wikishire.co.uk/wiki/Lancashire

Indeed they are

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So much choice for Lancashire. Let's start with Mathew Street in Liverpool. Perhaps not the usual photo opportunity.
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Then we'll skip to the view from the Panoramic restaurant.
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Before skipping back to 2018 when the giants visited.
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Early strike to get things moving
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 10 Sep 2014, 22:39 When you spot something like this you just have to get the camera out. Unfortunately mine has gone kaput, so I had to persuade my youngest daughter to take one with her I-phone. Luckily she is quite used to my foibles so wasn't entirely surprised by my request, having previously snapped a The Renault 4GTl in a traffic jam, and the nice 3-wheeler.



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No surprise with the Lancashire flag:
BFTW
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The location in England:
BFTW
BFTW
I'm sure we don't need the places map!! :-D
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I'm going for the ultimate cop out here by just pointing any interested parties to my Lancashire pictures posted during the September Stroll :-D

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