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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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Many thanks for putting the record straight Neil. Roy.

In honour of Craig MacLean, 2012 Paralympic Games, Cycling Track - Men's B Sprint.

At approx. 637m just above Cairngorm base camp it is claimed to be the highest box in the UK. Telephone still in working order.

The Pulpit Rock or Clach nan Tarbh on the north west side of Loch Lomond at the side of the A82, is also known as the Stone of the Bulls. Legend has it that two bulls had a fight here and dislodged part of the hillside leaving this huge rock below.

It is said that in the early 19th century local people complained about the 8 mile walk to and from the nearest church. The vicar said that if they provided facilities he would come and preach to them. Apparently local men quarried a 10ft high hole in the face of the rock large enough to hold the minister and two others. A wooden platform with a pulpit was bolted to the rock and a the hole was covered by a wooden door. Services were in fact held at Pulpit Rock for 75 years

According to the Guinness Book of records, the largest bottle of whisky is to be found at the Glenturret Distillery near Crieff in Scotland.

The bottle is 5'5" tall and contains 228 litres (50.15gals) of Famous Grouse whisky. some 8000 drams.

The bottle was made by Czech manufacturer's Bomma at Svetla near Prague.

This cat flap was for Towser's use and is still available to the present incumbents.

A fine bronze of Towser. a long haired tortoise shell female cat, can be seen at the Glenturret Distillery near Crieff in Scotland. Towser was the distillery cat for 24 years between 1963 and 1987 and lived in the still house where its job was to catch mice. Each morning the stillman would find that Towser had laid out an average of three mice each day for his inspection.

The Guinness Book of Records entry gives the figure of 28,899 mice which it is estimated that Towser caught in those 24 years.

The Baron of Buchlyvie was a stallion which sired many Clydesdale horses and was highly prized in America.

He was born at Buchlyvie in Stirlingshire in 1900 and was sold to William Dunlop and James Kilpatrick but because of some confusion regarding the ownership a lawsuit was heard in the House of Lords. The result was that in 1911 the men were forced to sell the horse at auction. Dunlop paid £9,000, a record for any horse at that time, and became sole owner. Sadly in 1914 an irate mare kicked The Baron and broke his leg. He had to be destroyed and Dunlop buried him in his garden. The skeleton of the horse was later recovered and put on display at Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow. The broken leg is clearly seen.

The Baron of Buchlyvie was a stallion which sired many Clydesdale horses and was highly prized in America. He was born at Buchlyvie in Stirlingshire in 1900 and was sold to William Dunlop and James Kilpatrick but because of some confusion regarding the ownership a lawsuit was heard in the House of Lords. The result was that in 1911 the men were forced to sell the horse at auction. Dunlop paid £9,000, a record for any horse at that time, and became sole owner. Sadly in 1914 an irate mare kicked The Baron and broke his leg. He had to be destroyed and Dunlop buried him in his garden. The skeleton of the horse was later recovered and put on display at Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow. The broken leg is clearly seen.

Red box near the pier at Yarmouth Isle of Wight

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