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The June Jolly

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Citrojim and I are having a trip up north to visit Beamish on the longest day of the year. So hopefully others may fancy a visit there on 21st June where we will be meeting Steve at least!! If you fancy a good day out come and join us. Hopefully we will be able to visit Mathewsons at Thornton le Dale during our trip and also pop in on a few peoples who live along our routes. We will be driving up on 20th, Beamish on 21st and returning on 22nd so if you are available along the route (still to be finalised but to include the Humber Bridge) let us know and we'll try and pop in to say hello!! :-D
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It would be lovely to see as many of you as possible :D

It's always good to put a face to a name :)

I'm really looking forward to this trip - it's taking me into completely new territory... I rarely venture very far north of the Watford Gap so for me this is going to be one massive adventure!
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Due to the overwhelming number of responses to this idea so far, we are scheduled to meet just two other members, I am closing this thread on Sunday evening, so if you still want to say hello get in before that happens!! :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote: 14 Jun 2023, 15:37 Due to the overwhelming number of responses to this idea so far, we are scheduled to meet just two other members, I am closing this thread on Sunday evening, so if you still want to say hello get in before that happens!! :-D
A public bon voyage from me, to Mick and Jim. Make the most of your trip. One member who is a fairly regular contributor, who may not have seen your thread may be on your route.

"Skull" often contributes to Jim's blog, and the "on your bike" thread, and is somewhere up in the Darlington area. Scotch Corner isn't what it was, but it was always an iconic Hotel on the Great North Road which now you have to exit the A1M to visit. Like I say not what it was, when it was all ivy covered and an imposing landmark roundabout by at the literal Scotch Corner where the West A66/East A1 route to Scotland forked.
Maybe you could tempt Skull with a PM and an offer of some tea and shortie! :-D
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 22 Jun 2021, 21:03 You may remember the Scotch Corner Hotel in the days when there was a roundabout on the A1 there. On the way home you see a persistent countdown of mileages to Scotch Corner. The reason for the VIP treatment of Scotch Corner on roadsigns is of course because it gives you the choice of turning left onto the A66, and heading over to Brough/Penrith and up the West to Scotland, or going straight on up the A1 up the east side to Edinburgh.

I remember it covered in ivy or some other greenery and on one occasion purposely stopped there and had a token pot of tea, just to have set foot in it after passing it by so many times.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 22 Jun 2021, 14:03
This artist and former Lorry Driver Alan Spillett does some excellent paintings of old lorries in iconic scenery.
Website Gallery here- well worth a look https://www.roadscapes.co.uk/gallerymenu

I have one of his collections "Roadscapes II". I deposited the book in the Pickled Egg Library here some time ago. Here's a not very good page shot of a scene at the Scotch Corner Hotel.....barely see-able now as you speed up or down the A1M.
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mickthemaverick wrote: 14 Jun 2023, 15:37 Due to the overwhelming number of responses to this idea so far, we are scheduled to meet just two other members, I am closing this thread on Sunday evening, so if you still want to say hello get in before that happens!! :-D
sorry guys, I'm out on those days, super busy, doing nothing, it's not easy doing nothing you know.
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Looking forward :D
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I hope it goes well, Gents, and that you have fun. I would be working on the 22nd, which is why I could not join you.
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First stop for brekkie in Lincoln!!
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It's very yummy breakfast 😋
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I've now seen the Humber Bridge 😀 It's awesome 😎 Shame the weather is a bit yuck...
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Last time I was there they had just started building it. Had to take the ferry to Grimsby.

Chucking it down here, you will be pleased to know.
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mickthemaverick wrote: 19 Jan 2021, 17:51 Beamish is still on my to do list Peter, it was ruled out of the September Stroll due to Covid closures so next time I head north!! :-D
not for much longer Mick!

..and a Blast from the 2018 past Jim. :-D I'm sure you will find plenty of interest. :-D
CitroJim wrote: 26 Mar 2018, 08:57 I've really got to go to Beamish... Shame it's so bloody far away from me...
This year I'm going to try though...
I expect you will set foot in the Town Garage, not sure if the "Dene Motorcycles" are on display. But I did do a piece on them here...
Peter.N. wrote: 25 Mar 2018, 23:25 Where is this then?
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You would be disappointed if I didn't know Peter. Some way back in this thread up came Dene Motorcycles of Haymarket Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
https://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/ ... 5#p507619

and the significance of Dene Motorcycles...as well as providing much of the furniture/fittings and other paraphernalia for "Town Garage"....it was the source of the Cash-Ball System for the Co-operative Store.

This is a decent read if you can be bothered....lots of pics and info...and if you like the short history of the Dene Motorcycle itself its there too.

http://beamishtransportonline.co.uk/wp- ... lesopt.pdf
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Been a very long day so hitting the sack now in The Worm. We were a bit disappointed ar Mathewsons as the museum was closed. Jim took a few pics and here is one of them:
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One of Beamish's best attractions, (for the named-brick lover...) You may or may not discover it. It's one of the tram stop shelters (Home Farm)

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 18 Jun 2023, 10:08
"Skull" often contributes to Jim's blog, and the "on your bike" thread, and is somewhere up in the Darlington area.....Maybe you could tempt Skull with a PM and an offer of some tea and shortie! :-D
Cheers Neil, I had missed this thread but we had already arranged a RV on route where Jim and Mick popped in for refreshments and a quick chat, dropping off my Xantia wings from Stickyfingers :clap:
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