Welsh bridge Shrewsbury

Frankwell bridge better known as the Welsh bridge Shrewsbury
Frankwell foot bridge
under frankwell footbridge
Quatum leap a structure between the two Frankwell bridges

A £450,000 piece of art has been unveiled to the public in Shrewsbury to mark the bicentenary of Charles Darwin.

The 12-metre-high (40 feet) sculpture, entitled Quantum Leap, has been built in Mardol Quay Gardens, opposite Theatre Severn.

The new sculpture has attracted grant funding, making the cost to local taxpayers about £300,000.

Darwin’s great, great grandson Randal Keynes officially unveiled the sculpture on 8 October.2009

The design represents Darwin’s ideas and his impact on the scientific world,

The Quarry footbridge
an under shot
Quarry footbridge
click to enlarge

Charles Darwin, poet Sir Philip Sidney, his biographer, Fulke Greville, Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, authors Samuel Butler and Nevil Shute, and broadcasters such as John Peel and Michael Palin,,scholars from shrewsbury school.

Shrewsbury school and rowing club
Shrewsbury school bridge

Shrewsbury school bridge

Shrewsbury school bridge
foot bridge nearest the english bridge over the severn at shrewsbury
English bridge at Shrewsbury

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Country life

HAD A LOVELY DAY TODAY  THIS SHOT OF THE RIVER MIRROR IMAGE WAS TAKEN AT 10.00

Newtown Bridge

 in Newtown there are four bridges accross the severn river  two road bridge  one concrete span footpath  and  a footpath suspension bridge leading to Dolerw park

the concrete bridge footpath halfpenny bridge from St Mary's to Cambrian way road

the walk structure of the dolerw susspention bridge shot from bank to bank

The cambrian way bridge from what was the Montgomery canal wharf area

Wooden footbridge in the park

then we have another bridge  this is a new wooden structure over the dolfor brook
another Welsh valley full of leaves.

” Hint” look on the house roof.   all settled down for the night  poor sheep have to sleep outside tonight some bugger has stolen the barn  roof slates.

the montgomery canal pump house.

http://www.montgomerycanal.me.uk/newtownpumphouse.html

looking down the wall that housed the water wheel
looking down the overflow pipe under the pump house
standing on the low water line of the river severn looking down the over flow pipe

ZUG leather boots

Never heard of   boots called ZUG.  these boots I was told are 70 years old and only on display in the window  original hob nails  and leather laces in matching brown.  after looking up zug hobnail boots   find these are old German military boots.  last pair sold on eBay,  value about £15.00
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As seen in the shoe repairers window on High street Newtown ,

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Our 12 month old Siamese  kitten has become a cat burglar, totally deranged  anything with a tail on it is hers like this pear. thats what happens when one buys them toy mice to play with to keep them amuzed as little kittens,

most of her mice are now tailess and today she came home with a new one it even has a squeek.

fully relaxed in her bed on the radiator in the sun,( with her ill gotten gains)

I wonder if its a hint to get her some more mice .

another paw stroke!    Sylvester the Maine  coon  as always laid back, taking no notice  because maine coon do not talk siamese.

Sylvester in laid back mode

Sylvester  our Maine Coon is almost Eleven, that makes him as old as me  so he also is retired, now the winter is coming he has claimed his place on the radiator as near to  me as possible  while I am on the computer. since my return from Egypt 3 months ago  he has become a constant companion  .

  • Female Sparrow in the Acasia tree.
  • male Sparrow in the Acasia tree
Leaves in the valley”    on this slate roof on the Cafe in the Dolerw Park, Newtown Powys
Autumn is upon us as one can see walking through the park
Crab apple windfalls among the autumn leaves
yellow plums all going to waste
Autumn over the River severn inevitably leaves will end up in the river,
The roof made from natural slate and in the shade of trees will get moss , as the valley will also catch the falling autumn leaves off the trees.

Jet pack

7.0'clock sky

not until the photos are on the computer did I realize we have a new type of bird in the sky. must be jetting off somewhere

The oak tree on Llanmeriewig hill

The moon at 6.30.

DAWN IS BREAKING

Moon at 7.30

CLOSE UP OF THE JET STREAM

NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SKY ITS JUST AUTMN CHANGING THE COLOUR ON THE MAPLE TREE LEAVES.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nilelife/

 

W H Smith and son

I have lived in and around Newtown  for the past 30 years. and on the  19/9/2011

I found out There was a small museum in  WH Smith,

the shop itself always attracted me  with its fine tiled adverts ,  oak panels and fine example of two victorian skylights in the centre of the shop sales area ,

leading up to the first floor there is a fine specimen of an oak staircase.

looking down the staircase leading to the first floor museum

“The Newtown branch of WH Smith at 24 High Street is a unique surprise among the company’s many shops.

In the 1970’s a major modernisation programme of WH Smith’s outlets was in progress. It was decided that just one shop should be conserved as a living example of how all Smiths had previously looked.

Newtown branch had not been altered very much over the years, so it was an ideal location. The shop was restored to its original condition – as it would have been when first opened in 1927.

Modern fittings and fixtures were removed to reveal the original tiles, mirrors and decorations, still in good condition. Oak shelving was restored, replacement tables to display books were created, underfloor heating installed, and the tube lighting was replaced by specially made 1920’s style of fittings.

The restoration was a great success and attracted a lot of interested visitors. Three years later the company museum was established upstairs, on the first floor, in a space that was once a W. H. Smith Lending Library.

The small museum traces the history of WH Smith, from its beginnings in London, in 1792, to the present day.

Using storyboards, models and memorabilia, we chart the fascinating progress of a family run business that has flourished for over two centuries, to become one of today’s biggest British companies and a household name.

Visit the museum and you can learn about the members of the family who started it all. Discover how Henry Walton Smith founded the business as a newswalk around the streets of London.

His early death could easily have meant the end of this humble paper round, but his young widow Anna, left with three children to raise, was determined to carry on. As a result of her sheer hard work and dedication, the business prospered. Eventually she was able to leave her two sons a small but profitable concern that was ready for expansion.

Only one of the boys proved really interested in the challenge, and he became the great pioneering newsagent, William Henry Smith. The company has borne his name ever since.

In turn his son, W H Smith II joined the firm and, between them, they expanded the news business, became booksellers and stationers, and developed lending libraries.

The museum’s displays also explore news distribution, the work of newsboys and girls, the use of different forms of transport through the years, and the history of Smith’s railway bookstalls and chain of retail shops.”

some fine tiled advertising boards

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Hippies, travellers

the people in the park over the weekend were not travellers but the handycapped artists, who go around the country showing and making crafts , talking today to some locals who bring thier kids to the park  they did not bring the kids over the weekend because,  they like me thought they were travellers,the story bellow is excactly what the  artists wanted,,  why when there is all this bad publicity on the travellers, even a story on the newtown man held by the travellers as a slave. talking to the Mayor of Newtown  in the  Robert Owen museum at 2.00  she was under the impression the police moved them on  knew nothing of a craft display in the park.

DOLERW PARK NEWTOWN  HAS SOME OF THE FINEST TREES AROUND,  THE PARK IS A PLAYGROUND FOR CHILDREN  IT ALSO HAS A MINATURE  STEAM  RAILWAY TRACK  USED ON BANK HOLIDAYS  FAIR GROUND DAYS ETC  ,THE FAIR GROUND THAT COMES EVERY YEAR PAYS THE COUNCIL FOR USE OF THE CAR PARK AREA AND THE  LAWNED AREA AROUND THE LOCAL COUNCIL OFFICE AS DOES  ALLTHE CARNIVAL STALLS DURING THE YEAR ,  BUT THESE  SO CALLED HIPPIES CAME IN ON THURSDAY NIGHT JUST AS ALL COUNCIL OFFICES ETC HAD CLOSED FOR THE BANK HOLIDAY. FRIDAY THEY HAD SET UP A TENT MORE THE SIZE OF A MARQUEE, A FENCED AREA FOR THE SHETLAND PONY  A COOKING AREA  TOOK CENTRE STAGE,,  ONE COMING TO THE PARK FOR THE FIRST TIME WOULD THINK THEY HAD BEEN HERE ALL SUMMER,   ME  BEING LOCAL AND WALK THE AREA MOST DAYS THOUGHT WE HAD ANOTHER  BANK HOLIDAY  SETTUP OF MAYBE A NATURE THEME.  ON THE SATERDAY THE SIGNS WENT UP ON THE CARAVAN    ONE IN WELSH SAYS WE DO NOT WANT YOU HERE, THE RESPONSE WAS ANOTHER POSTER SAYING WE ARE HERE TO STAY,  THE DOGS WERE ROAMING AROUND FREELY  AS WAS THE PONY ,,THE PONY WAS NOT EXCACTLY FREE IT WAS TETHERED TO A CHAIR THAT GOT MOVED AS THE PONY PULLED ON IT TO GET AT MORE GRASS,

LOOKED ALL VERY HOMELY  ONE GUY STRUMMING HIS GUITAR BY THE COOKING AREA  THE WOMAN ON SEEING THE GUY WITH THE CAMERA DECIDED TO TETHER THE PONY ON A PEG WHILE IT WAS STILL TETHERED TO THE CHAIR,  ANOTHER WOMAN DECIDED TO PLAY BALL WITH THE HEINZ VERIETY DOGS INCASE I TOOK A PHOTO OF THEM  SHITTING ON THE GRASS THERE ARE SIGNS  IN THIS AREA  THAT DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON A LEAD ONE REASON BEING THE KIDS PLAY AREA SWINGS ETC  NEXT TO WHERE THE CAMPERS HAD DECIDED TO MAKE DOLERW THEIR HOME

du du 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1017422/Three-men-arrested-Britain-connection-Sri-Lankas-Tamil-Tiger-terror-group.html

County times.

kawasaki v2000 v’s Triumph Rocket III

Kawasaki V2000 THE OWNER  IS THE GUY ON THE BENCH

only one bike with a bigger engine and its British

Rocket 3b.JPG The Triumph Rocket III is a British motorcycle made by the Hinckley Triumph factory and has the largest displacement engine of any mass production motorcycle (as of September 2010), at 2,294 cc (140.0 cu in) and this v 2000 has a plate near enough to match the model,

2005 Kawasaki V2000 2005 Kawasaki V2000 Well, here it is. The top dawg. The big Kahuna. The large charge. The bike that seems to have started a whole new genre of V-Twin cruisers: the megacruiser. Kawasaki’s V2000 has an engine over two litres in size….2053 cc, to be precise. To give it some kind of scale, if this was a V8, it’d have a displacement of over eight litres, which would put it up into the 500 cubic inch neighbourhood. So massive is the bore and stroke of the V2000, it requires a built-in compression release to turn it over. It also has four valves per cylinder and pushrods that run off a couple of chain-driven camshafts. Other engine highlights include an automotive style fuel injection system, piston-cooling oil jets, hydraulic valve adjusters, and two engine counterbalancers. Not to mention a purported 116 horsepower at 5000 rpm and 191 Newton-metres of torque at 3000 rpm. All of which add up to the largest production V-Twin on the market.

But if there are 116 horses lurking in this powerplant, they must be geldings, because the V2000 offers a power delivery as civilized and easy-to-get-along-with as anything else on the market. In fact, the smoothness of the engine definitely catches you by surprise. Instead of a rude, arm-straightening, uncontrollable blast of acceleration, you’re greeted by a predictable, linear surge of power that seems to go on forever. This is due in large measure to the pushrod set-up, which may be old technology, but has the effect of straightening out the engine’s power curve. It’s been my experience that overhead camshaft V-Twins don’t offer as smooth a power delivery as those fitted with pushrods. In the case of the V2000, the power is almost like a force of nature, and the faster you go, the more oomph you have available. The speedometer on the V2000 reads up to 240 km/h, and it’s certainly got the urge to do it, but after 160 km/h, things start getting a little bumpy.

Not because of the power, but because the ultra-wide handlebars turn your body into a wind-catching sail, and there’s nowhere to hide. At any speeds up to – oh – 120 km/h, the V2000 is comfortable and civilized, but after that, some sort of windscreen would be a godsend (available as an accessory).

Conversely, at really low speeds…parking and what-not….care must be taken. The V2000 has a vast turning radius and a fairly generous rake (32 degrees), so if you cut it too short, you’ll be kissing asphalt. For all its refinement, this is still a huge motorcycle, tipping the scales at 340 kilos, with a 1735 mm wheelbase. By way of comparison, the Honda Goldwing has a 1691 mm wheelbase, and the Harley Road King, 1612 mm.

Some other specs. The V2000 has a five-speed transmission with a heel-and-toe shifter, belt final drive, liquid cooling, dual disc front brakes with four-piston callipers and a single disc rear with a two-piston calliper, and an absolutely huge 200/60R16 rear tire. The rear rubber wouldn’t look out of place on a drag bike. Seat height is a manageable 680 mm and the fuel tank holds 21 litres.

Stylistically, the V2000 is kind of a hodge-podge. I have some issues with the tinwork, and the whole drivetrain layout just looks kind of wonky to me. Kawasaki should also think about re-doing the license plate holder…it’s the size of a billboard and affects the bike’s lines. On the other hand, the “gatling” style front headlamp is extremely cool and could give you a sun tan if you stayed in front of it too long. The headlight nacelle reminds me of one of those 1950s style train locomotives that used to run through the Rocky Mountains.

A few minor gripes. The kickstand on this bike is too short and when deployed, tilts the bike over at a pretty steep angle. No big deal on the face of it, but park this little tusker on hot asphalt, and it’s guaranteed to dig its own hole. The kickstand is also a little too close to the clutch shift release mechanism on the primary case, which is kind of annoying. Like most Japanese motorcycles, the V2000 cannot be put into gear with the kickstand deployed and must be in neutral before it can be started. Alas, my test bike lost its neutral light during my time with it and made things more awkward than they should have been.

Nor is the V2000 a corner-carver. It has a nice sense of balance, all things considered, but high-speed cornering requires planning and fore-thought. You don’t turn this bike when you reach the twisty bits; you start thinking about it well before you get to them. The V2000 is very heavy at the helm and is much more comfortable moving in a straight line.

Which it can do like nobody’s business. Slap on a windscreen, find some saddlebags, and go out and kill some bugs.

the v2000 on the smaller size is a laptop that also came out in 2005,

the registration should read "MON 61 IN "THE OWNERS NAME IS M ONGUN

now some vehicle registrations in the uk are quite easy to understand but this one needs a bit of explaining .

Clarkson gets the blame again http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1305308/Top-Gears-Jeremy-Clarkson-blamed-Reliant-Robin-tipping-prank.html

the car model mk 11 of the realto reliant look who is in the drivers seat is it Albert

. the robin has a 748 cc engine thats a 1/3rd power of the triumph rocket 111,                                                      robins were made  in   1973-1981 (UK)                                      1974 - 1978  (Greece, under license)                                                                1989 - 2001 (UK - revamped)                                              2001 - 2002 (B&N Plastics). the robin has a 748 cc engine thats a 1/3rd power of the triumph rocket 111,                                                      robins were made  in   1973-1981 (UK)                                      1974 – 1978  (Greece, under license)                                                                1989 – 2001 (UK – revamped)                                              2001 – 2002 (B&N Plastics)

No explaining this one every driver including the top gear mob take the mickey out of this car,made famous by the tv series Only fools and horses

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The animal looks more like a skeleton as seen in charlies diy dyffryn estate Newtown’

Muslim liars

Al Qaeda

 

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri this prick is an Egyptian and there are a lot more in egypt willing to take his place

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/09/13/al.qaeda.message/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn

reading the messages on this story it seems most people do not know what the black is on the forehead of these pricks, this is the mark of a devout Muslim who pray 5 times a day, . we all know how dirty these muslim countries are and rubbing the forhead on the dirt leaves a black mark, even those who do not pray they can make there own mark some muslims will rub charcoal or whatever they use to to burn the tobacco on the bubble pipes, makes them look like a brother when visiting mosques and no questions are asked of a brother. this black marking on the forehead is a sure sign of being brainwashed, the village or tribal sheikhs such as the head of Islam in Egypt Dr Achmed El Tyeb have no need to have black signs otherwise they will be made fools of with jokes such as do you not have servants to clean your prayer mat.


as you can see this man of prayer has no black marks, just a black soul, his brother Mohamed is the butcher of Gurna nr Luxor , has a so called clinic at his home to circumcise. (mutilate) the girls.

Egypt’s Sheikh al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Sunni Islam’s highest religious authority.

Imam of Al Azahr tells Pope to STFU.

Imam of Al Azahr cheats welshman out of his home

http://bloodylyingbastards.blogspot.com/2011/04/dr-ahmed-mohammed-ahmed-al-tayeb-al.html

Mubarak deserves mercy

ALL THE PEOPLE IN EGYPT “WELL THE POOR” want mubarak swinging from an acasia tree, but if orders are given it has to pass this man Ahmed el-Tayeb the grand sheik of Cairo’s Al-Azhar, Mohamed Ibrahim Abdel-Monem was convicted of killing 20 protesters on Jan. 28,in his absence he was tried and convicted . The court referred the case to the Grand Mufti, Egypt’s religious authority who must approve all death sentences.

So will Achmed give the thumbs up to hang his old pall from the old regeme if the death sentence is passed.


Egypt’s top Sunni Muslim cleric says the country’s former president Hosni Mubarak should be granted mercy instead of facing prosecution,

Ahmed el-Tayeb, the grand sheik of Cairo’s Al-Azhar institution, was quoted by German weekly Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung’s Sunday edition as saying that “mercy should prevail over justice” given Mubarak’s achievements and his poor health.

Representatives of Al-Azhar, the pre-eminent theological institute of Sunni Islam, in Cairo could not be reached to confirm the comments.

“One should consider that Mubarak has done a lot for Egypt over a long time. He’s an old and sick man. Mercy should prevail over justice,” he was quoted as saying.

The weekly, which said it interviewed el-Tayeb in Egypt’s capital, further quoted him as saying that toppling Mubarak was an expression of the people’s desire for change “which Al-Azhar supports.”

El-Tayeb also voiced concern in light of the recent clashes between Copts and Muslims in Cairo, saying those were directed “from interested groups outside” the country, accusing “the West of seeking to foment chaos in Egypt.”

and while on the muslim subject, is Iran any different to Somalia ?? Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer will be released from Tehran’s Evin prison after a $500,000 bail is paid for each of them, their attorney, Masoud Shafiee, said Tuesday. Bauer and Fattal could be released “in a couple of days,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told NBC in an interview that aired Tuesday. ransom, blackmail , kidnapping , the girl was most like told, say any stories and we kill the two men, time will tell. muslims cannot be trusted, plain simple fact.