Visits 2012

Also in 2012: Events, Garden, Skiing, Visits, Walks, Paul, Stephen (also family visit), Michael. Holidays: Munich, Somerset, Wexford. Horus, the Hawk

Visit to James in Loughborough
February 2012

with James

The Town Hall

The Sock Statue

Jitty is an alleyway in Loughborough

The Law Courts

The War memorial Carillon

James attempting to scale a pole!

The Great Central Railway
February 2012
See the movie

See the movie

Stannier 2-8-0 about to depart with the lunchtime diner, the Elizebethan
See the movie

See the movie

Brush Type 4 Diesel

Brush Type 2 Diesel

GCR Class 8K

GWR Hall Class

English Electric diesel

Visit to the JCB Factory
with the NS National Trust
February 2012

The Visitor Centre

Kitting up for the visit

Early Bamford family products
iin the factory museum

The original shed where JC Bamford began

The first product

An early excavator

A Back Hoe Loader

Advertising (with an NT property!)

product models

A tracked loader

A home excavator

Advertising model

The word speed record holder for a diesel car

Patriotic charity model

in the factory yard

testing a new machine

Bamford Helicopter

Picnic in the grounds
factory in the background


Sheld Duck

Egyptian Geese

Egyptian Goose and Goslings

Black Swan


Ruddy Shelduck

Chatsworth with Stephen & family
April 2012

Entrance to the house

The Chapel

in the Chapel corridor

The Painted Hall

Garden from the window

The Buffet before the Great Chamber

The State Bed

Veronese: Adoration of the Maggi

The State Closet

Geogiana, 5th Duchess of Devonshire

George IV

a Guest bedroom

Stat Dining Room

L.S. Lowry

L.S. Lowry

The Sculpture Gallery

from the upper garden

The Cascade



with Sarah

pheasant ...

... courting

To the Maze

In the maze

Wedgwood Museum with Stephen and family
April 2012

Portland Vase

First gallery

Etruria ...

... with a shut museum

a Trent & Mersey lock

Bristol & Clifton
May 2012

Gloucester Row
site of Mike & Nicky's ...

... new house
number 10

Kitchen ...

with Nicky

James, Nicola and Michael

The Clifton suspension bridge
just around the corner

The Avon Gorge

wedding group on the bridge

Hill Fort in Leigh Woods

The bridge from Leigh Woods

from the Gorge

The former Clifton Rocks Railway

Clifton College

Clifton Cathedral

a station of the cross

Brougham Castle with the North Staffs. Classical Association
May 2012

Roman Inscription in the tiny museum

The Keep

Roman inscription used for roofing a stairway

Andy Fear, our guide, addressing ...

the North Staffs. Classical Association

from the Keep

River Derwent

lunch with the Jones's

the chapel

Maryport (Alauna) with the North Staffs. Classical Association
May 2012

The extensive museum

Roman inscriptions

recreation of the central standard room


Andy Fear ...

... in full flow

Looking out over part of the extensive site

Solway Firth

June 2012

Englischer Garten

Red Crested Pochard

Greylag Goose

Chinesischer Turm

Surfing in the Englischer Garten

Fronleichnam Procession
a contingent leaving Marienplatz

passing the Theatiner Kirche

passing the Ludwig statue

Ludwig Strasse
the front of the procession passing back in the opposite direction

The Polish Mission

The Archbishop passing back

The Czech Mission

The Vietnamese Mission

from the Hofgarten

Birmingham, June 2012

The Lunar Men

The new library

(later in the month)

Symphony Hall (outside)

inside, waiting for Walkure to start
June 30th

Visit to Peter & Traudi, Northampton, June 2012

Peter at lunch

Traudi, recovering from a fall

June 2012

Winslow Hall

St Laurence's Church

June 2012

The Corinthian Arch

from the Arch, towards Buckingham

towards the House

The House from the Octagon Lake

The Gothic Temple

The Palladian Bridge

at the Cascade

Gothic Temple

Palladian Bridge

Lord Cobham's Pillar

The Queen's Temple

Temple of British Worthies

Captain Grenville's Column

Temple of Ancient Virtue

A glimpse of the House

St Mary's Church

The Grotto

The Serene Beauty

The Obelisk

Temple of Concord and Victory

Fane of Pastoral Poetry

up to the Obelisk ...

... in the Deer Park

Stowe House from the North

The South Front

Model of the Southern Railway Schools Class Engine, Stowe

George I

3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos

William Pitt

1st Duke of Buckingham and Chandos

2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos

The Central Hall

From the South Front ...


... towards ...

...the Corinthian Arch

The ceiling of the ...

... School House dining room

The Rotunda

Temple of Venus

Greylag Goose ...

... with Goslings

The Western Lake Pavillion

Temple of Friendship

Pebble Alcove

Buckinghamshire Railway Museum
June 2012

The Museum

The entrance, previously at Oxford (LMS station)

GWR Castle Class ...

... Defiant

South African Railways, 3' 6" gauge express locomotive

0-4-0 Saddle Tank

Quainton Road (ex-GCR)

The station

0-6-0T 30585

Gunpowder Wagon

GWR Hall Class under renovation

Frank, Ivy and Alan
Towcester, June 2012

Alan ...

... with his father, ...

... mother, ...

...and uncle.

West Kirby with Enid
July 2012

Walk across the sands to the Little Eye and Hilbre Island

The Little Eye

West Kirby beyond Enid and Pat

After the rain shower
Pat and Enid

The Dee Estuary and the North Wales Coast

on Hilbre Island

getting on to Hilbre Island

The Great Orme (Llandudno)



Bevs at home in Upton


Emily and Bevis

Enid with Emily

Waddesdon Manor
August 2012

The Aviary

The Stables

The Fountain

The North Front

Urs Fischer, "Bad Timing, Lamb Chop"
a sculpture exhibit

unusual Ivy

South Front

The formal gardens

Robert Indiana, "Love(Red)"
a sculpture exhibit

August 2012

The Town Hall

Farmer's Market

Bell Tower

St Peter's Church

Crown Inn

Wollerton Old Hall Garden
August 2012

with Tony and Brenda Johns

Trentham Monkey Forest
August 2012

A Barbary Macaque

with Tony and Brenda Johns

September 2012

with Aileen Patel

Autumn Crocus

Clun Castle
September 2012

from the West

climbing the mound

in the keep

Clun Church

October 2012

The Little Orme from the pier
phone photo

from our room
at the top of the Imperial

Walk up the Great Orme

Great Ormes Head
the shut cafe

The tramway down

half way

ship in the bay

from the balcony

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