A couple of days of photos: No.5 – Dartmoor prison

Last year we holidayed in South Devon, where I enjoyed many a day of steam train experiences. Travelling around Devon we passed by Dartmoor Prison. Here’s my photo of it on a pleasant day. can imagine it being forbidding and depressing in dark, dank, cold, and rainy weather. [Click on image to enlarge].

A couple of days of photos: No.1 – snow scene

It’s not that I’ve nothing to report. It’s just that I’ve some photos in a folder that I’ve been hoping to post. They’ve sort of built up, so there’ll be a burst of photos.

This, the first, is of the 1947 great freeze. I’m old enough to remember the huge snow drifts, and how the snow remained for weeks – see Wikipedia Winter 1946-47 for information.

Esso consults on replacement of its underground fuel pipeline

Walkers over local heathland won’t fail to have noticed the pipeline markers that identify the route of Esso’s pipeline that takes jet fuel from the Esso Hawley Refinery in Southampton to the West London Storage Terminal near Heathrow.

Here’s what they look like, and are described, in my earlier blog post,

Esso are consulting on the best route to take in their project to replace the pipeline. See HERE for their proposals, including an interactive map of the alternative corridor options.  If you like maps, as many do, then you’ll find the interactive map offers much information.

Over the past few years there’s been investigations on the state of the pipeline, which I reported HERE, and can be seen in this photo of the uncovered pipeline adjacent to the junction of Old Bisley Road and the Maultway. [click on image to expand]

A Twitter thread that’s worth a read

Twitter, for those of you who don’t know what it is, here’s the Wikipedia definition,

Twitter is an online news and social networking service where users post and interact with messages, known as “tweets.” These messages were originally restricted to 140 characters, now increased to 280 characters.

Many of the ‘tweets’ are political sniping, and of interest to news and politics nerds. When I say many, I’m not saying most is such. There is good stuff on Twitter, here for an example is a Twitter ‘thread’  [a thread is a series of connected tweets to overcome Twitter’s character count limitation to share longer thoughts], by @paulMMcooper about the ruin of Nineveh, the ancient capital of Assyria, is definitely worth a read. Here’s the thread – click on image to link to the thread.