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No Comments CherryPie on May 14th 2024

2 Comments CherryPie on May 11th 2024

The gardens are situation in what once was the friary orchard. When the friary was closed in 1538, the tower and the land around it passed to the Town Council.
Part of this land was never permanently built on. Tower Gardens was laid out in 1911 as a public park to commemorate the coronation of King [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Nov 1st 2023

The war memorial at Seaham is located on Terrace Green, by the sea front. The memorial is a Celtic cross designed by Mr TA Lawson and unveiled 1922 in dedication to the local men who lost their lives in the First World War. It was later further dedicated to those lost in the Second World War. The monument [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Jan 27th 2022

We arrived at breakfast to find that we had missed the rush and as a bonus we were seated in a quiet area well away from the buffet table.
Our destination for the day was Hartlepool, but before setting off we took a stroll along the river starting from a point next to our hotel. I [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Oct 1st 2021

After breakfast, which was was busier but less chaotic than the previous day, we drove to Raby Castle. As the weather was fair when we arrived we chose to visit the gardens and grounds. We started with the walled garden then walked around the lower lake taking in views of the castle.

When we arrived at [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Sep 30th 2021

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

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