This centre is an indoor facility with two 50 metre swimming pools and a 25 metre diving pool. It will be one of the main venues for the 2012 London Summer Olympics. During the games it will have a capacity of 17,500 and the two temporary 'wings' will be removed post-games reducing the capacity to a regular 2,500 with 1,000 seats available for major events but reflecting the fact that people will only come out for the Olympics in the vain hope that good ole Tom Daley will somehow outdive the very efficient Chinamen!!!
Gotcha' on the info' ...Geoff....Well done the 'Hammers'...Yackie Dah..and also....Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch ...Dave.
This aircraft is one of twelve left in the UK. It has a working wing fold function and the wings are regularly folded as a visitor attraction. XJ565 was delivered to the Fleet Air Arm on 29th February 1960 and retired on the 31st October 1976. During its career it displayed with "Freds Five", a Sea Vixen Team from 766 Squadron, at the Farnborough Air Display. It is now shown in the markings of 899 Squadron.
Thanks,Dave, I do love me sunsets!!! GL.
Gotcha'..on the info'...Geoff../....Our local garden birds are really enjoying our newly introduced...'meal worms'...they can't scoff em fast enough...!!..brings in more birds too...Cheers..Dave.
Too right...Geoff..I had a Saturday stroll down there...and included a gander around nearby.. 'Rother valley park'...most pleasant it was too.... Cheers from Dave....
Blimey...!..he sure does get around......Our visiting squirrel..is named Cyril too....Dj.
what a beautiful cat natalia
The one handed clock in the tower of this church is the largest of its kind in the world. The church was built in the 17th century when single handed clocks were common. The clock face is 16.5 ft in diameter and its hand nearly nine feet long. The pendulum is 13 ft long with a swing every two seconds. The clocks weights are large blocks of stone and the frame good old English oak and the records of the winding of the clock go back to 1780. Today Mr Peter Bass winds the clock every single day including Christmas Day! He has been the official clock winder for twenty years and his father for twenty years before him, and yes, he does have a stand in for when he goes on holiday!!! Now that's dedication!!!