Today's County in the Spotlight:Part 2

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I think Armagh does a little better for its Bars and Pubs than Fermanagh, and anywhere does better than Shetland.

Little bit of research and it the first thing that catches my curiosity that wins. I like the snug in the virtual Pickled Egg, with my own personal wing backed armchair, and a roaring log fire for winter nights, and a sound system piping in progressive folk-rock music from the 1970's.

Mc Conville’s, in Portadown has 10 Snugs around its perimeter and original gas lamps running on bottles gas!
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McConvilles Public House Portadown
Mandeville/West Street, Portadown
McConvilles pub dates back to 1865 but moved to its present site in 1900. It preserves original wooden snugs inside, has etched glass windows at ground floor level and an iron door canopy and lantern. Local tradition has it that some of the Russian Oak fittings in the bar were made to the same design as that used on board the Titanic. There are original gas light fittings, now run on bottled gas.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
20 Jun 2022, 08:47
The Armagh Vehicle Registration Area Codes Picture.

The image to the left is the Lovell Radio Telescope Jodrell Bank, Cheshire.
The Picture on the Left is the William Herschel Telescope La Palma Canary Islands but...

What is the image in the center :?:

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I have fairly strong evidence to the fact that the middle image is an artist's impression of the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium!!: :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote:
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I have fairly strong evidence to the fact that the middle image is an artist's impression of the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium!!: :-D
Absolutely true. well done Mick, not sure which route you took but the details can be had from the special issue stamp info.

Royal Mail Special Issue Postage Stamp 1990 (October 16 1990) Astronomy

Excellent site for Special Issue Stamps over the years
https://www.collectgbstamps.co.uk/explo ... issue=350
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Armagh has railways. A simple youtube query to se what was there to be seen, came up with this first. It was this, not really what I was looking for, but I watched it all the same. 1889, and a tragedy on the railway, which led to changes in practices.



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Here's a nice collection of music and pictures from Armagh!: :-D

Interesting reverberation in the voice of the lady singing The Rose of Armagh at 09.03 onwards even if you don't want to watch the whole video!!

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Armagh is orchard and Cider Country. If I see a bottle of the stuff on the supermarket shelves, I'd give it a go :-D
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I'm hoping to have some local cider tomorrow on my way home from Peter's where I'm dropping off my Lexia. I doubt I shall find any Armagh products though!! :-D
Off for an early night now as I am up at first light to beat the railstrike traffic on the M25 and then work my way round the Stonehenge pilgrims !! :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote:
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... then work my way round the Stonehenge pilgrims !!
Say hello to my middle daughter who's driven down there for the solstice in her camper van.
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I'd love to Paul but I will be doing my best to circumnavigate the area! With a railstrike and the solstice I couldn't really have picked a worse day but it will be what it will be and I'll just have to live with it :-D
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I'll conclude Armagh with a Post Office and some petrol pumps
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Also nearby A disused Viaduct over the River Cannon, and a disused Linen Mill. Maybe we should have included Fergusons Irish Linen still surviving and thriving on our County Down day.
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_____________Armagh Done____________
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Random Selection 2

New County for Tuesday Cambridgeshire
Definitive Map
https://wikishire.co.uk/map/#Cambridges ... 120/zoom=9

Very Photogenic
King's College Chapel and Clare College from across the river
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The Cambridgeshire flag looks quite academic :-D
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The location:
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With Mick "away on business" It would be good if we could get some other contributors to help Cambridgeshire's day roll along. If you have never set foot or wheels in it, or have no memories or associations with it to remember, its easy enough to join in with a bit of finding out.

Our personal association, our eldest daughter took her first steps at Jesus Green Cambridge.

I like Cambridge, plenty open spaces,
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An association many may have with Cambridge, and part of the Christmas traditions The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, and the more sing-a-long Carols from Kings.



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Time to deal with Newmarket...most of it is in Suffolk, but Newmarket, is surrounded on three sides by Cambridgeshire, being connected at a point to the rest of Suffolk. The county border runs along Newmarket High Street, so while most of the town is in Suffolk, some streets to the south of the High Street fall within Cambridgeshire.


In Cambridge we have Newmarket Railway Station, and "The Rowley Mile" Course at Newmarket Racecourse with the rest of the Racecourse being in Suffolk. The first two Classics of each racing season, the One and Two Thousand Guineas, are run over a mile, in the Spring.
Purple-Cambridgeshire<br />Green Suffolk
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