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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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The tower,inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, was opened in 1894. A Grade 1 listed building, it rises 518 feet 9 inches (158.12 metres). The base contains a number of attractions including the famous tower ballroom.

The Old Pump House at Albert Dock in Liverpool has been tastefully converted into a pub.

Reminiscent of Blackpool, one of Weatherspoon's pub's recalls Stanley Holloway's monologue : 'There's a famous seaside place called Blackpool that's noted for fresh air and fun and Mr & Mrs Ramsbottom went there with Albert their son.' Of course Albert was eaten by a lion on their visit to the zoo,

Am original Liverpool 'special' post box cast by Cochrane & Co of Dudley 1863.

Many thanks Darren.

A curious painting on the tower inside wall of the Parish Church of All Saints at Stamford in Lincolnshire has an inscription which reads :

All you that Do pretend to Ring: you under take a Dangerous thing: if that a Bell you over throw two Pence must pay Before you go. 1694

There is a charming memorial on the south aisle wall of St John The Baptist Church at Stamford. In Coadstone, a form of terracotta, it depicts a female figure mourning over an urn, probably the mother of one John Booth who died in 1799 at the age of 7 years. The incised inscription reads :

'To Him a length of Days in mercy God denied Who never gave his Parents pain but when he died'.

Although there seems to be no explanation, the inscription has been altered and originally began :

'To Him a length of Days the cruel Fates denied'.

On the end of Wisteria Cottage.

I bit tired like the adjacent pub now being converted to private house.

Old West Riding Constabulary police box preserved in grounds of police station at Wetherby.


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