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the STONE CASTLE

the STONE CASTLE

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the MOTTE & BAILEY CASTLE

the MOTTE & BAILEY CASTLE

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the ANGLO-SAXON BURGH

the ANGLO-SAXON BURGH

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The inside of a power station: a 500 mega-watt unit

This much I know.

That duct-looking thing at the top left is where the pulverised coal comes in, I think (the single thing you’re guaranteed to hear about the coal used in a coal-fired power station is that “it’s ground as fine as face powder”).

The big rectangular thing to the right of the duct is the boiler.

Near the extreme right of the picture is the turbine (the three cylinders).

And the bits inbetween? Um… Pipes, mostly.

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Bram Stoker’s Whitby: redux

“Mina and I chanced upon a sporting endeavour, most curious in execution, concerning the use of shaped metallic rods to propel a small sphere across various terrains into a receiving cupola. These terrains were many and varied, and featured all manner of curios: a windmill, a house with water-wheel ‘pon its side, and a strange cone-shaped object, purported to be a scale model of a vehicle intended for extra-terrestrial travel. The notion of this latter struck me as being little other than poppycock and fancy, and I dare say such ideas will come to naught. The premises belonged to a gentleman I know not, but who appeared to be held in no little esteem in the locality”

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Publicly convenient

The Recreation Ground, Saltergate, Chesterfield, featured al fresco toilets behind both the home and away ends (The Kop, and The Cross Street). Happy, happy times indeed.

One fine individual has gone so far as to create a 1:76 model of The Kop, complete with roof-less toilets.

The model is available for sale or rent. My birthday is 4th April. Don’t make me spell it out to you.

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