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RAF Cosford Air Show 2015
15th June 2015 - 0 comments
A run of warm sunny weather ended at the start of this middle weekend in June, just in time to upset the Air Show. But was it turned into a damp squib?
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Skokholm Work Party April 2015
13th April 2015 - 0 comments
Early spring means it’s time to get the island ready for visitors. With plenty to do, the work party started with three people down and a crossing delayed by two days. On the back foot from the off, so how much got done?
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Skokholm Work Party April 2014
15th April 2014 - 0 comments
The buildings require maintenance before the arrival of visitors. Despite the bad winter storms only a bit of guttering was damaged, but there's still plenty of work that needs doing. Not just the farm but the lighthouse too. And then there's the puffins.
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Autosport International 2014
24th January 2014 - 0 comments
I recently attended Autosport International 2014 at the NEC. I missed out going last year, so I was quite looking forward to it.
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Scarecrow Festival
02nd October 2013 - 0 comments
The last weekend in September saw the second Pattingham Scarecrow Festival.
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The Our Town Exhibition Opens
13th September 2013 - 0 comments
After several months of hard but enjoyable work, an exhibition of people's personal shopping memories opens to the public
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Our Town Shopping Memories
25th June 2013 - 0 comments
A project being run by the Central Youth Theatre aims to preserve people’s memories of shopping in Wolverhampton which as it happens is one of the original twelve Portas Pilot towns.
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Cosford Air Show 2013
10th June 2013 - 0 comments
After the washouts of the last couple of years it was a relief to attend the show in perfect conditions. Add some historic and iconic aircraft and you’ve a great day out.
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Skokholm Work Party March – April 2013
31st March 2013 - 1 comment
The winter months take their toll in such an exposed location. Plenty of work needs to be done in a short time before visitors arrive. Despair when I found the jetty was still half demolished. Would it get done?
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Dream Island Series on ITV Wales
14th September 2012 - 1 comment
It’s got it all, from Ronald Lockley’s struggle and dream of living on an island between the two world wars, the wildlife, to the work of today’s volunteers and building restoration. If you’re in Wales, tune in to ITV or set the recorder at 8 pm for the next six weeks.
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Skokholm Summer Work Party August 2012
31st August 2012 - 0 comments
I'd signed up for the first summer work party early on in the year. Now the time had come it was touch and go for the crossing. There is still much work to do and you never know what you may get roped in to do, especially with a TV crew on hand.
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Cosford Air Show 2012
20th June 2012 - 0 comments
The recent deluges of rain and strong winds was making a repeat of the 2011 show’s washout a strong possibility.
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Halfpenny at War
21st May 2012 - 0 comments
The weekend of the 18th and 19th May saw a World War II living history display at Halfpenny Green Airport.
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Skokholm Lighthouse Update
20th May 2012 - 0 comments
The Lighthouse on Skokholm Island now belongs to the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.
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Harlequin Invasion
23rd April 2012 - 0 comments
Earlier this month I gave a talk on garden wildlife. I mentioned I hadn’t got an image of a Harlequin.
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Autosport International 2012
18th January 2012 - 0 comments
It’s the time of year to start your engines. The first major motorsport event of the year took place at the NEC at the weekend.
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Skokholm Lighthouse Appeal
26th October 2011 - 1 comment
The lighthouse on Skokholm Island in Pembrokeshire is being sold by Trinity House. The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales has launched an appeal to raise money to buy it.
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Skokholm Cottage Renovation
14th August 2011 - 0 comments
Skokholm island in Pembrokeshire is a wildlife reserve with a listed building in need of attention. It's being renovated with the help of volunteers and donations of building materials and input from local builders. Here's the progress during the second week in August.
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Gold and Black Cafe Official Opening
18th June 2011 - 1 comment
The Gold and Black Cafe in Lichfield Street in Wolverhampton had its official opening on Saturday 18th June. Up and coming Premier League striker Sam Winnal was there to cut the ribbon.
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Cats and Maidens
24th April 2011 - 0 comments
Cat Bells is one of the closest fells to Keswick, and the most popular walk from the town. But it’s a walk I hadn’t done. This weekend was the time to put that right.
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