Today's County in the Spotlight:Part 2

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I think this is the episode of Mortimer and Whitehouse go Fishing where Paul and Bob stay At Chipchase Castle on the North Tyne. Its pretty much hidden from view from the road, but on todays little trip, took a side road down to the mill and there was an open view of Chipchase Castle in all its glory.

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Chipchase Castle Mortimer and Whitehouse Christmas Fishing 2021<br />and first ever shutter click Chipchase Castle<br />NF Northumberland Day in the spotlight roadtrip<br />Today!
Chipchase Castle Mortimer and Whitehouse Christmas Fishing 2021
and first ever shutter click Chipchase Castle
NF Northumberland Day in the spotlight roadtrip
Today!
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Vehicle registration area codes for Northumberland, Newcastle, and Tynemouth pre-74.
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My first car a mini had a Tynemouth Registration of FT, but I havent a single picture of it. Before the age of point and shoot compact digital cameras.

I spotted this the other day at the Chainbridge Honey Farm, a Northumberland JR
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First look brings a quick JR: (Not a Yewing though!) :-D
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Here are 4 more which will do me: :-D
VK from the web
VK from the web
TN from the web
TN from the web
FT from the web
FT from the web
BB from the web
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Those Trolley Buses would have been a beautiful shade of Yellow :-D



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To complete the set here are my TY, NL and tongue in cheek X!! :-D
TY from web
TY from web
NL from web
NL from web
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Quick quartet to visually cover most of Northumberland's rivers to just about finish off

No5 The River Blyth.
River Blyth, small river proper port as it enters the sea.
River Blyth, small river proper port as it enters the sea.
No6 The River Coquet
The sun under the water Warkworth Northumberland
The sun under the water Warkworth Northumberland
No7 the Aln
River Aln near Lesbury Bridge
River Aln near Lesbury Bridge
No8 The Tweed
The River Tweed Spittal Beach
The River Tweed Spittal Beach
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Have to admit I dont have a favourite Northumberland pub, but two rivals for favourite refreshment stop, the Drift Cafe at Cresswell and the The Stable Yard at Craster. Go to places that we go back to.

I'll close with the Northumbrian Pipes, maybe an acquired taste, but a sound which seems to suit the landscape. No words thankfully.

Changed the video so we can see Kathryn and Ian Stephenson



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___________Northumberland Done___________

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Next Selection 13

Next County East Lothian


Here's an East Lothian Brick (Preston Grange)
Zoom in Bottom middle-ish
Zoom in Bottom middle-ish
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Used to see Kathryn regularly in Newcastle. She had a car registration of something like "T11KLL"
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A very attractive flag: :-D
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Details here

The location in Scotland:
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and some places to start with:
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If you drive up the A1 into Scotland, have you ever taken time to stop in or notice East Lothian, or realised you had just passed through it. :?: Unless you are asleep, most human beings will notice this and have a glance over. Its Torness Nuclear Power Station.

Of course a huge mural of Emmanuel Macron or at least his image on the entrance sign, would tell you that the UK's Nuclear Industry is surprisingly run by the State...its just that its not the UK State but the State of France.

Geograph is always an interesting source of images with images posted up for every 1km square in the UK. Here's one Torness Power station starkly white and and boxy with the lighthouse comparatively small-scale behind it and the Bass Rock out at sea, and the Kingdom of Fife beyond.

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mickthemaverick wrote: 12 Jun 2022, 09:40 and some places to start with:
Only one minor adjustment Mick Pre reorganisation Musselburgh although in East Lothian now, was a Burgh of Midlothian in the Historic Counties boundaries.

So we will leave Musselburgh for Midlothian's day in the spotlight.

https://wikishire.co.uk/map/#East%20Lot ... 62/zoom=12

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During my work on the ICI pipeline radio system I had cause to overnight in North Berwick. Having completed a day's work at Wilton I had to be in Grangemouth for a 10am meeting the next day, so I chose to stay in North Berwick and have a stroll along the beach!! A very pleasant dinner in a pub along the coast road across from the harbour was followed by a stroll down the sands. A truly lovely place with very little 'foreign' intrusion I was made exceptionally welcome at the B&B with a bedroom looking out over the firth. :-D
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You may well have sampled one of Scotland's best selling Ale from Bellhaven.



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