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That is a relief! After my first taste of a good English beer over forty years ago I lost my taste for the U.S. standards of the old days as tasteless carbonated stuff. Now we have some truly great micros. I would like to get back your way to try your versions. Dogfish Head (Delaware) and Heavy Seas (Baltimore) brew some very good ones in the region. Dogfish does really interesting stuff that is more like wine making than brewing to give "beer" that is more like Port. Every other year they do a stout, World Wide Stout, that is really interesting with an 18-20% alcohol content that makes it very much like an after dinner drink.

I thought that the picture was quite good, considering it was taken on a mobile phone. Bob.

Hi, Anne and I are quite happy for you to use these 2 pictures; just give us a credit. These pics are not, strictly speaking, preaching crosses, the one at Greenbank is a Rembrance Cross. Kind regards, B & A.

Hi, I have a group for preaching crosses and would love youadd this photo, Sue

A dull, dank and dreary day at Burnham.

Bob, it is all over and seems to be a fact of modern city life. At least here a new generation has "discovered" cities and one result is perhaps prices driving out many of the small, non chain businesses. Meme, I remember something about that car damage. Looks like fun. This place today: Halloween Headquarters.

I bow to your superior knowledge in this matter. I have altered the title as implied in your helpful ststement. B & A.

I never got close to The Ridgeway on foot though I have driven through the area. Unfortunately my "ship delayed" touring opportunities did not give me a lot of time inland that far. I got several good ones in South Wales and S.W. England though and got to wander some of the ancient sites, including Stonehenge when one could wander among the stones.

Hi Cinza. The whole area is littered with prehistoric remains. It can feel quite a haunted place, especially in winter. It's well worth an hour or so on Google Earth. Best wishes, Bob. PS I have uploaded a few Greek Navigation Lights just for you, given your interest in matters maratime.

As the Great Western Railway bought the Somerset Coal Canal, closed it down and then built over many parts of it, I doubt that it would have gone to the trouble of building a bridge over the SCC at this location. I suspect that the purpose of the bridge was to maintain the right-of-way access for local landowners etc.


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