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I like these old cast iron finger posts.This type of sign began to be installed in the 1920s, and this example has a mistake. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The North Bucks Wanderer
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At the Milton Keynes temple they call the bean throwing ceremony Setsuban, which means ‘seasonal division’. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The North Bucks Wanderer
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This statue of a triceratops is 43 years old and is made of concrete. It’s in Milton Keynes and was built without permission. Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Entrants for the pancake race have to be female, over eighteen, and live in Olney. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Tickford Bridge is also the oldest cast iron bridge in the world that carries modern traffic. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Each party follows the same format. There’s a rock band and rock disco, and a bar. It’s a simple formula, but it works very well. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Holcombe Gutter; the name’s a clue to why the road was altered in 1824. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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The following day was the last day this year that we were allowed to travel to meet people. Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Olney was ideal, and the Government requisitioned the disused shoe factory for the production of essential war material in August 1940. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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The Christmas holiday under lockdown. Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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The zig zag pattern above these beakheads is another clue that this is a Norman building. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Jan 21, 2021
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More of the sun, maybe a bit of snow... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Remember the tree I showed you not too long ago, that wasn’t actually one tree but several things growing together? I’ve found another example Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Here are a few shots from late last year, before we went into the Tier 3 and Tier 4 lockdowns. The lighter restrictions of that time are now just a memory. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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In 1805, it became far more practical to bring goods to London from the factories in the North and the Midlands when the Grand Junction Canal was opened; we know it as the Grand Union Canal, and this is Three Locks, not far South of Milton Keynes. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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I'm taking a week off from blogging... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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What did I do this year? Quite a bit, really. Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2020 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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This is my postie, wearing his reindeer hat. Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2020 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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There are some very good Christmas lights displays on private houses across North Bucks, and I wanted to show you examples from as wide an area as possible. I had a plan. But Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2020 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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This little discrepancy with the shortest day and the sunrise and sunset times is due to the Earth’s orbit being elliptical rather than perfectly circular Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2020 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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This is not a tree. It looks like a tree, but when I went to look at it again at the weekend I found three sorts of leaves and two main trunks. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2020 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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I’ve been taking photos for a long time, so I know exactly what I want from cameras and other equipment. I try to make my life as easy as possible so I use stuff that works and try to carry the minimum I need. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2020 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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How do arches work, and why don’t they fall down, even if they are hundreds of years old? Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2020 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Even for people like me who are a bit insular, there’s a need for human contact with friends or family. Recently under lockdown, this means I’ve been out walking… Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2020 at The North Bucks Wanderer