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The original Short S27 was equipped with a Gnome rotary engine. This replica in the Fleet Air Arm Museum is fitted with a similar Gnome Le Rhone engine and representative propeller to illustrate the appearance of the aircraft in service.*

Early aircraft wings were usually covered with a fabric such as linen. This fabric was painted [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Jul 23rd 2021

Burrow Mump is a hill and historic site overlooking Southlake Moor in the village of Burrowbridge within the English county of Somerset. It is a scheduled monument, with the ruined church on top of the hill a Grade II listed building.
The hill stands at a strategic location overlooking the point where the River Tone and the old course of the River Cary [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 14th 2021

The memorial commemorates the residents of Knaresborough who were killed or missing in World War I (155 names) and World War II (54 names).

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 23rd 2020

…and in the morning,

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 11th 2020

…tricking Mr C into a short walk

On Saturday afternoon we visited Buildwas Abbey which turned out be more brief than we had intended. Parts are inaccessible at the moment due to renovations and barriers closing off areas due to Covid-19. Just after we arrived a photographer turned up and whilst taking our own photographs we [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Jun 21st 2020

…and in the morning, we will remember them.

In Flanders Fields
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 11th 2019

Warhorse to Horsepower examines how the British Army became increasingly mechanical during the First World War and how cavalry units eventually gave up their horses for tanks during the 1920s and 30s.
In pre-1914 Britain, society was already replacing horse with petrol driven vehicles and some life-size talking horses in the exhibition tell you their stories [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Sep 3rd 2019

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