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  1. I’m still waiting to find out where we’re able to plant a tree other than in my garden, please? 🌈x
  2. Looking again at the oldest photo of the steppingstones there’s some obvious damage, pieces missing and one which has half missing. If these are Humford steppystones they must have been replaced at some time since the first pic was taken xxR
  3. I suspect if I plant any more trees in my garden my neighbours will be complaining in 10 years time about loss of “ancient lights “. However I’d welcome @Malcolm Robinson’s advice about which public areas I could plant a tree or two without breaking any by-laws? Please? Rx
  4. Och! @Canny lass, I was down there this morning- glorious Autumn walk from home following the currently bone-dry course of the Green Letch North into Choppington woods and out adjacent to the Travellers Rest, where we did rest, at the bus stop and took the lazy way home. I’m absolutely useless at gauging distance but it’s a 5-7 minutes leisurely walk along to Whinney Hill Farm from the Travellers Rest heading towards Guidepost. I’ve attached a screenshot of the area, the farm 3rd turnoff on the right, just above the road number A1068. Hoping this is of some help?
  5. One of the most common British Pub names is The Marquess of Granby, (but sometimes The Granby Arms.) This is a tribute to John Manners, Marquess of Granby, son of the 3rd Duke of Rutland. He was an officer in the British Army during the Seven Years War and is credited with raising the characterisation of British soldiering by improving the welfare and morale of the troops. He was one of the most popular officers in the army at that time and many publicans named their pubs after him when they had left the army. There is also a common belief that he paid for old soldiers toOne of the most common British Pub names is The Marquess of Granby, (but sometimes The Granby Arms.) This is a tribute to John Manners, Marquess of Granby, son of the 3rd Duke of Rutland. He was an officer in the British Army during the Seven Years War and is credited with raising the characterisation of British soldiering by improving the welfare and morale of the troops. He was one of the most popular officers in the army at that time and many publicans named their pubs after him when they had left the army. There is also a common belief that he paid for old soldiers to set themselves up in their own pub. Maybe Generals Clyde and Havelock followed suit? x🌈
  6. Just harking back to Colin Campbell and Lord Clyde, a short pub crawl to the Alma Arms/?Tavern Glebe Road,Bedlington. Major General Sir Henry Havelock KCB was a British general who is particularly associated with India and his recapture of Cawnpore during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Wikipedia pub at East Sleekburn carries his name, all national heroes from Crimea and India or sites of notable campaigns. Seems to have been a general (forgive the pun!) trend when naming pubs, possibly Scotlandgate’s Scots immigrants felt a closer connection to the Clyde reference?
  7. https://www.rct.uk/collection/420868/colin-campbell-lord-clyde-1792-1863 XxR
  8. @Canny lass , I’ve definitely found the clearing in the woods at the map reference. Once the undergrowth dies back I’m sure they’re be obvious footings. Thanks for your continuing advice. When it’s ready please take a glass of mead for me 🥂😁🌈x
  9. @Canny lass Hej! x Hoping you’ve conquered the great jam crusade ❣️. Me’nMax are just back from a Puce Bush Farm expedition, the vegetation is now knee high, down from thigh high in midsummer. I’m determined to find remains of the habitation and expect January ish to be able to send you a downright riveting photo of a stone or maybe 3!! Bestest regards Roseanne 🌈😁x
  10. Whoops! VERY belated Happy Birthday @Malcolm Robinson, best regards Roseanne x
  11. Morning @Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) @Canny lass@HIGH PIT WILMA I’ve just spent 15 minutes trying to work my way through this communication; I’d been emailed that HPW had made a response to something/one but I can’t find it 🤔xx However I also haven’t seen any responses from @Andy Millneor @John Fox (foxy). I’m probably just gazing at the moon again but I’m also wondering about some of the recent “interlopers” in this group and whether it’s just coincidence that systems are changing and admin are notable by their absence? 😐🤷🏼‍♀️🌈👋🏻x
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