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Offline Mosey

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Visiting the UK
« on: March 26, 2013, 07:40:46 PM »
Following up on our planned trip to England later this year, we will visit London and Oxford, and it has been suggested that we plan to see Tetbury and Bibury, and Cotswolds more generally. Thoughts  and suggestions are welcome. We will go in September when some head home.
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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2013, 08:29:25 PM »
Mosey,

Nice part of the world, although you don't have to go far in the UK to find somewhere pretty.  There's a great cheese shop in Tetbury (when I say great,  it's actually very small).  My first encounter with Stinking Bishop.  Just north of Oxford is the Hook Norton brewery which is steam powered by a horizontal engine (Thornley drop inlet, Corliss exhaust, driven by two eccentrics).  Well worth a visit - we really must go sometime  (fortunately Mrs Tangler is a Pints of Real Ale Girl  :cheers:)

I'm sure you'll have great time,

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013, 08:34:07 PM »
Rod,

Sounds like a bit of bad planning there who is going to drive  :o

Down here we have RATs (Real Ale Steam Trains) the problem is I always have to drive so what is the point :shrug:

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2013, 08:50:14 PM »
3 words that spell a good time....steam, engine, and beer!

Jo, I am working on the menu for you, nothing you can't make given the time.

I've heard about the cheese shops in the area. I understand that it is also a place for painters, which is a main point (not the house type, the other ones with the tiny brushes.

Are there any other sights, like steam locos, etc.?

Mosey

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2013, 08:57:28 PM »
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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2013, 09:17:29 PM »
Kennent and Avon Canal: Crofton steam engines & Devizes lock staircase followed by Stonehenge.

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2013, 09:42:29 PM »
If you are looking to paint come to gods country the NORTH :Lol:  :mischief: :mischief:The Lake district,Northumberland then of course there's Hadrians wall and my favourite place Cragside house the home of Lord Armstrong and we are more friendly than those southerners :lolb:
What do you paint Iv spent 40 years trying to master water colours.
Oh and the beers are far better  :LittleDevil: :LittleDevil: and not warm

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2013, 10:29:27 PM »
Steam locos. The place to find those is most definitely the NORTH.  York has loads of them (plus a nice little church called the minster or somthing) :lolb: Manchester has the first passenger rail station in the world. and more industrial heratage than you could see in a month of Sundays.  Sheffield, where steel making got started. The lake district if you are into Wordsworth, or Beatrix Potter, I could go on all night but it's my bed time. :o

Cheers Dek. :old:

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2013, 11:00:01 PM »
Wow, guys and gal, this sounds good! Cheap, cool beer, steam railways, friendly natives, beautiful countryside, on and on. I can't promise to do it all, but I want to hear about all of the places to go. I'm going to France first, and then England. 2 languages to brush up on.
Thanks.
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Visiting the UK
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2013, 02:17:16 AM »
French is easy, but you'll need a dictionary for the UK.

Hugh.

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2013, 07:18:21 AM »
Hi Mosey,
 Great minds must think alike. Wifey & I will be in the U.K. In September too! We are doing a tour so might not get to see  much steam! We've got 2 days in London before & again after so hope to find & fit some in then, wifey mentioned that she would like to see one of the pumping engines by Baxelgette, oh I do like it! (comes from living in a house with 3 guys who like engineering!) but it looks like Crossness is open before & after we are there :censored:
Would of liked to see K1 on the Welsh Highland Railway, but we go close but don't get the tee shirt! Should post a photo of the pile of casting for it just for Jo!

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2013, 07:34:06 AM »
Locomotive castings  :headscratch:
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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2013, 08:02:29 AM »
Hi Jo,
 Yes a BIG pile of them! They have been quietly "aging" under the bench for way too many years! But machining is getting closer! All the info that you & others post on how to attack them is worth heaps. I'll dig the camera out tomorrow & post a photo. Oh & if I read one of your post right awhile ago we will be passing through Bath on our travels....hope the beers good  :DrinkPint:, usually put on a kilo or two while we are away!

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2013, 08:38:29 AM »
At this point I need to mention that I might be slightly biased towards Bath.

(The Claverton waterwheel just outside Bath, on the Kennent and Avon Canal is cute.)

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2013, 11:06:25 AM »
If you go to Bath, head up the hill from the center of town and visit the old hardware store.
It was a fun and interesting visit.
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