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Postby graham01 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:44 pm

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Postby graham01 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:54 pm

took this shot inside one of houses on main street beamish.it reminds me of my great nans front parlour.graham.
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Postby everliver » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:14 am

Graham Pier masters house in the Albert Dock
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Hope you enjoy pictures Bobby
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Postby everliver » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:24 am

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Postby graham01 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:31 pm

Bobby,love the pics.will have to fig out more beamish pics.grahsm.
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Postby Patricia » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:02 pm

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We heard about this and went to visit. Here is some little known neat history..............
Every year on the Thursday and Friday closest to May 11th British and American armed forces meet on British soil in North Carolina. The reason is a memorial service honoring the British seamen buried in a piece of land deeded by the U S government to Britain on the island of Ocracoke in the Outer Banks. It's a story of heroism and gratitude that is little known outside of the tiny town.

It begins in May of 1942, shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. United States has been pulled into World War II. We're fighting the Japanese in the Pacific, and Europe is being pummeled by German Luftwaffe. But the shores of the continental United States are far from safe. In fact, from January to May, 1942, German U-boats shadowed our coastlines and sunk our merchant ships. And the proof was in the debris which washed up nightly on the shores of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
The German strategy was to batter the British, making it difficult for them to produce manufactured goods, and to destroy our shipping lanes, making it impossible for US manufacturing to supply our allies overseas with oil, iron, lumber, food items and more.
The United States was not well-prepared to defend against the German attack, especially given the 2,500- odd miles of coastline from Maine to New Orleans. As a result, attacking our merchant ships began to look like shooting fish in a barrel. "In the first months of the war we were losing more than a ship a day" says Joseph Schwarzer, Executive Director of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum on Hatteras Island, "that's when the coast of Hatteras became known as the graveyard of the Atlantic and Torpedo Junction." Merchant ships went down in staggering numbers. From January to June, 1942, almost 400 ships were lost. So intense was the pounding taken by our merchant fleet that it was not uncommon to find bodies and remains of wrecks washed up on the beaches in the morning. "Residents would be awakened by a flash of light and the sound of distant explosions. They could actually see the ships on fire out on the water. In the morning they'd find debris washed up on shore," says Schwarzer.

American military response was slow. So, protection, initially, came not from our own armed forces but from our British allies with the loan of deep-sea trawlers, refitted with minesweeping equipment, a device designed to detect submerged objects, like submarines, and depth-charges to be able to attack the German U-boats.

For the crews of the ships HMS Bedfordshire, and the British tanker San Delfino.
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Postby filsgreen » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:29 pm

Thanks for the story, Patricia. The locals along the eastern seaboard at that time didn't exactly help the war effort. They would line up along the coastline in their cars with the headlights on, pointed out to sea, to watch the shipping and in doing so would silhouette the ships sailing up and down the coast. This made it easier for the German U boats to target them. There was also no blackout, so this made it very easy for what the German navy would call the second happy time. The first being the early days of the battle of the Atlantic. It was contended that the American naval commander Ernest J King, disliked the English so much, that he did not listen to British advice on how to travel in convoys with escorts.
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Postby Patricia » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:34 pm

Phil, Interesting, but I have never heard that before i.e: cars lined up with their headlights on, would this be for the 2,500 miles of
Eastern Shoreline? What I have heard is that because of the slow response to Blackout the lights from the Buildings, etc., were
the source of focus for the Germans.to enable them to more readily target the ships.

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Animation simulating a tanker silhouetted against lights of a city. When partial blackouts were introduced towards the middle of 1942, skyglow continued to be a problem in coastal cities.
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Postby filsgreen » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:40 pm

I dont think it would be for the whole of the coastline, Patricia, but WW2 programs on Discovery mentioned the contemporary stories at that time, of people going to watch at night in their cars.
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Postby Patricia » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:22 pm

Phil - Thanks for your speedy reply!!

On to happier subjects.............
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Postby graham01 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:57 pm

some more pics from my last trip to BEAMISH two weeks ago.i have included some black and white shots...
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Postby Shelagh » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:07 pm

Enjoying all of the pictures, thanks folks, can't beat a bit of history :)
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:13 pm

Great to see so many good photos posted on here from you all. :wink: :D :D
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Postby Patricia » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:02 am

Thanks, Shelagh & Joe for your kind comments.
We have just returned from the Waterfowl Festival in
Easton, Maryland. It is held every year and is a big
event for Artists local & far and wide to show their
paintings. Also, there were handmade carved wooden Duck
Calls, Sculptings of every kind and plenty of music,
Food and Drink, as you walk around the different displays.
Only prob was it was really cold!!!! Otherwise, we had a
lovely time.

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The paintings were breathtaking - here is one by a local Artist there, Judy Rogers. She won first prize
with another painting called "The Long Stretch!"
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I only had it on my entrance ticket!! :-)
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Postby filsgreen » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:26 am

The Red lion bridge.

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Postby Invicta » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:31 am

Is that Litherland Phil , where the old Lifty was ? Ken
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Postby filsgreen » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:01 am

That's right, Ken, with Tesco on the left where Lanstar used to be.
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Postby Invicta » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:12 pm

Big change Phil . I knew the Tesco, filled up there, but not the bridge change but there again have no reason to go that way when up visiting. :wink: Ken
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Postby Invicta » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:50 pm

Sneaking past Sydney Opera House at 4am . The Captain told us it would be 5.30am so most people missed it on the way in.
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Postby graham01 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:07 pm

picture of a sign we spotted on thassos a few years ago....graham..
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Postby Patricia » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:33 pm

Great photo, Graham, can see they are catering to the Tourists!
Believe I would go for the "Fried eggs on Toast" leave the last
two items for later in the day! Still recovering from "Ouzo" after
visiting the Greek Festival here in Newport News!! :D
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Postby everliver » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:59 am

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Postby bernie johno » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:08 am

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enlarged this phil :D :D :wink:
great pics everyone will get back posting shortly
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Postby Shelagh » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:23 am

Great photography by the snappers :wink:
Patricia,,love the colours in that painting, hardly surprising it's a prize winner :D
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Postby Shelagh » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:42 am

Picture below; also a winner, both categories, local and countrywide "John Moores" arts competition. Colarge of a Liverpool landmark; guess :wink:
Now hanging on my wall :wink:

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Postby Patricia » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:57 pm

Shelagh - How neat, love it!! :D
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Postby Shelagh » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:15 pm

Thanks for that, Patricia :D
Yes, I think it's a lovely picture, my lack of photography skills do it no justice :roll:
It's been hanging in the hallway for some years now, the amount of comments it's had, you would not believe :)
Most people identify the building immediately, usually ask about the artist!
The pub in the picture is the "Vines" also known as the "big house" Lime Street.
The brewery who owned the pub, were so delighted, commissioned the artist to supply more pantings of their pubs. all in a similar style :)
Photo of your art winner, put me in mind of the many wonderful art exhibitions I once used to attend :D
Might just pop into our magnificant art gallery this week, so fortunate to have such a grand old building!!
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Postby bernie johno » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:09 am

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little tidy up in the garden,new fence panels at the back so burnt the old ones in my washing machine fire drum :D :D :wink:
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Postby bernie johno » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:33 am

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built 3 raised beds in the garden for myself to have a go at growing some veg starting early next year
any help and advice would be appreciated 9 year old.grandson helped for a bit :D :D :wink:
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Postby graham01 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:39 pm

bernie still time to get some veggies in the ground ready for next spring.
this weekend i will be planting two types of cabbage,red and white onions,garlic and spring onions.graham.
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Postby bernie johno » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:56 am

graham01 wrote:bernie still time to get some veggies in the ground ready for next spring.
this weekend i will be planting two types of cabbage,red and white onions,garlic and spring onions.graham.

thanks for that Graham :D :D :wink:
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