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My name is Roy, I live at Otley in West Yorkshire and I am retired. I am not the best photographer and most of my pics depict the unusual.

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Hi jmaroses, George Enston is also a relative of mine, he was my Great, Great Grandfather. Jessie Enston was my Great Grandmother married to Arthur F Morris.

The "Electric Brae" is commonly associated with an optical illusion, but I have discovered that there are FOUR volcanic plugs in a line with this weird road. Slemish in N. Ireland, Ailsa Craig off the coast, Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill. What is significant is that the last two plugs are about 400 yards wide, the same width, roughly, as the length of the "Electric brae". Volcanic plugs emit energies like the spokes of a bicycle wheel, and where they cross, is the place our ancestors placed their ancient burial grounds. Scientists are going to have to take another look at this now!

Same tale for Devil’s Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Known locally as ‘The Sally’, The Salutation Hotel, with its impressive Assembly Rooms, (now the hotel restaurant), in South Street in the centre of Perth, is reputedly the oldest hotel in Scotland, and is a Grade B listed building. In the early 1600’s it was a private house belonging to the Murray family ( Lord Scone & Viscount Stormont), and may have had earlier connections with the Franciscan Order of monks. About 1699 the building became a coaching inn. It would appear that the impressive façade with its Black Watch Piper figure’s, was constructed c.1810. It is said that Bonnie Prince Charlie occupied Room 20 on his march south in 1744 where he held meetings with his commanders who probably included one Colonel Bower. A plaque on the front wall of the hotel refers to – ‘The trial of Colonel Bower of Kincaldrum, Forefarshire at York. The only charge that could be brought against him was that he wore a white cockade in his bonnet, and had been seen shaking hands with Prince Charles Edward at The Salutation Inn in Perth.’ The charge was probably not upheld because the Colonel was actually cruelly killed at his Kincaldrum home in 1744 by government troops. The story goes that although concealed in a secret room, he was betrayed by his valet who was taken to a tree and suspended from a rope for a few seconds before he revealed the hiding place. Bower was discovered and mortally wounded by a Dragoon’s saber before being tied by his long hair to the tail of a horse and dragged a short distance, before his life expired.

Game of thrones ambient, nice

Abbey foounded 1164AD.

Church of England is a special

a good capture. I have never posted a shot from this angle as I have always been disappointed with my efforts. You have got the knack with this one! like Best wishes, Andy

Eeeh by 'eck. I bet the residents of the ancient settlement would have the bejasus scared out of them these days!! Must have a look for this monument next time I'm up there, thank you for pointing it out and the explanation. :-)


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