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  1. 35 minutes ago, fieldofclothofgold said:

    Radrizzini the man who owns the club his company owns Leeds United who play there rent free. It will be interesting if the club is taken over by QSI if they will also buy ER too or if Radz stays on as shareholder and keeps the stadium . Anyway surely this thread should be AOB 

    To be fair, it is a discussion about whether a redeveloped Elland Road would be of benefit to rugby league when it comes to staging big games.

  2. On 27/06/2020 at 20:57, Padge said:

    I quite liked Pocklington, a place I had never heard of and never been to that my wife decided would be a nice place to spend New Year.

    Some nice friendly little drinking establishments, friendly folk (weird for Yorkshire).


    That's because it's in the East Riding. You've clearly being going to the wrong parts of Yorkshire (Leeds perhaps?).

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  3. 21 minutes ago, Wolford6 said:

    I like driving past Goole and seeing the ships so far inland.

    One thing I like about Goole is that the the docks are still in the heart of the town. In larger ports they've all moved further out of town to bigger and deeper facilities so you don't get to watch the shipping movements. As a kid I used to love walking under the bows of ships almost on the pavement poking out of Princes Dock smack in the centre of Hull.

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  4. 12 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

    The aussies were mining opencast coal from 20m thick seams close to the surface. Very low production costs. In 1991 they well selling ex Immingham at £29/tonne. We couldn't get anywhere near that

    Aye, it might seem like a nonsense to transport it from the other side of the world but sea freight is so cost efficient it costs less to bring a TV from China than it does to get it from the dealer to your house.

  5. 3 hours ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

    Ebbw Vale. Was on a coach once going to Brecon and it was getting dark as we were approaching Ebbw Vale and the driver stopped and turned round in his seat and asked, "is anyone getting off in Ebbw Vale?" no one said they were so the driver said, "I'll avoid it then and take the bypass". Great advert for a town, the buses want to avoid it at night!

    Me and my mrs were on the train from Hull to Doncaster a couple of years back. As we crossed the Ouse the conductor announced "Ladies and gentlemen we are approaching Goole, yes I'm afraid we do have to stop there".

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  6. 8 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

    I.know of 4 I think.

    Barnsley main no4 (above), the national mining museum at caphouse. There's one near Haydock.(Langton shift??) and I believe one left in Wales....

    Oh aye.... Pleasley may still stand.... that was the last steam driven winding gear in britain

    I'm sure Hatfield Main was still standing the last time we went past on the train. 

  7. On 16/06/2020 at 16:34, Trevorkfevfan said:

    I have always admired St Pancras Station frontage, the hotel. Saw an interesting program about its restoration. I have a great admiration for a lot of Victorian Railway archtitecture.

    Although he didn't quite match his father's great achievement, George Gilbert Scott Jr. did design these fine buildings. They're my favourite buildings for two reasons a) they're beautiful and b) they're down our street.

    Picture by Ian Colquhoun - Chris Coulson. Avenues Design Guide, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23297316 b


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  8. On 16/06/2020 at 20:30, The Hallucinating Goose said:

    The Berliner Fernsehturm, the symbol of my favourite city. Always gives me a beaming smile when I see it as I'm on the S-bahn heading towards Alexanderplatz. Don't know if easyjet fly into shonefeld anymore but when they did you could see the Fernsehturm from right out by the airport, you can't quite the same from Tegel.

    Great journey into the city that, you pass some really iconic parts of Berlin, especially as you get to Treptower Park cos between there and Alexanderplatz, if you know what you're looking for you'll see the molecule man sculpture in the spree, the Oberbaum Bridge, the Kater Blau nightclub/commune and if I remember rightly you see the east side gallery which is a reconstructed section of the Berlin Wall decorated with graffiti art plus some stereotypical communist housing projects. 

    The colossal statue of the Red Army soldier standing on the smashed swastika is a sight once seen never forgotten.

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