Nothing happens on the Settle-Carlisle railway without the bush telegraph being activated. Today at 1630 the Royal Train went through Settle - en route northwards, in the direction of the Commonwealth Games presumably - buffers whitened and Royal headcode aglow.
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I'm sure they will all have been looking out for the water tower.
Ages ago we were filmed by a TV crew from Dallas, Texas for a TV show called 'You Live in What?' Herinafter YLIW?
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It was to have been shown on Homes and Gardens TV Channel in the US. Hereinafter HGTV.
Yesterday, we heard from the film producers AMS Pictures (hereinafter AMS) that YLIW would be shown on Great American Country TV channel. Hereinafter GACTV.
GACTV is part of HGTV I believe. See
if you can stand the pace.
Not only that we now have a PROVISIONAL transmission date of 19th September. Looking at the blurb for earlier programmes with definite dates it seems likely that there will be repeats in the days after first transmission. See
One of the delightful sights of the magical Tour de France de Yorkshire was that of French Gendarmes on motorcycles working with British officers.
It was really good to see this working together. The Job is essentially the same the world over. In my police career I worked for short but intense spells in France and Belgium to very good effect.
My favourite foreign police anecdote was on entry to Tunisia for a holiday. On the plane you had to fill in an entry form which called for 'profession'. Throwing caution to the wind I put 'Police Officer'. At the desk was a fierce looking cop with a gun and dozens of bullets on a belt across his chest in case one was not enough. He glowered at the incoming passengers ahead of me. On reading my form his face lit up. Through garlic breath he said, "Welcome colleague".
5th July was when Yorkshire went crazy. In Settle the flower pot men proliferate. Here are our two. Ian, the original is having a gender crisis as (s)he now sports a Northern Rail female chiffon necktie:
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Meanwhile, Settle station and the trains simply could not cope with the sheer volume of people trying to get to Skipton and Leeds to see the opening stage of the 2014 Tour de France. Unsurprising as millions of people were trying to get out and about. This amazing picture shows the riders nearing the top of the remote Buttertubs Pass, forever now known as the Cote de Buttertubs. You cannot even see the road!