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Museum Launches New Children’s Comic It was an exciting day at The Helicopter Museum as the aviation attraction and local charity launched the first edition of it’s new children’s comic. Thomas, who is working at the Museum and is employed by Scout Enterprises Western Ltd through the Future Jobs Fund programme, aims to produce a bi-monthly publication that is free for any children visiting the museum. A free digital copy is also being launched on the Museum’s website for local schools, educational groups to download. Museum Manager Lee Mills said “A lot of hard work has gone into making our Museum more child friendly over the last couple of years and school bookings are continually increasing. We wanted to produce something for the visiting children to take away that was not only a good read but educational as well. Thomas had the perfect answer. This series of dramatised documentaries features survivors of death-defying experiences who relive their ordeals. The UK-based production company, Darlow Smithson Productions, needed footage of various helicopters and crews, in a single location, shot against a green backdrop to ‘chroma key’ into previously filmed location material.

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That one single ideal was the main driving force for the CME of the GWR, Charles Benjamin Collett, who was naturally intent on pursuing the beliefs of his former governor, George Jackson Churchward, the brilliant engineer who initiated the succession of GWR locomotives by designing the prototype No ’40’ named as ‘North Star’ and built as an Atlantic The reason he decided on this wheel arrangement was for comparison purposes, having persuaded the GWR Board members that the French De Glehn 4-cylinder locomotives were far superior to our machines and furthermore made the case for purchasing 3 of those engines, including No ‘La France’ left which was used to haul the inaugural ‘Cornish Riviera Express’ in and continued to work the train for many years.

The Alfred De Glehn design was of a compound engine; high pressured inside cylinders driving the second axle, with low pressure outer assemblies motioning the first drive axle, a system recognised as ‘Divided Drive’ which Churchward adopted for ‘North Star’ and also copied the taper boiler design and replicated the Belpaire firebox, with the styling of the leading bogie also taken from the De Glehn ‘Locomotive Manual’.

A hippie (sometimes spelled hippy) is a member of the counterculture of the s, originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the mids and spread to other countries around the world. The word hippie came from hipster and used to describe beatniks who moved into New York City’s Greenwich Village and San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district.

Four speed forward and one reverse. High and low ratio transfer box, synchro- mesh is incorporated on all forward gears Drive: Dual line hydraulic front. Single line hydraulic rear. The handbrake is of the transmission variety operating on a drum at the rear of the transfer box Suspension: The suspension is fully independent all round with front and rear double acting telescopic shock absorbers Differentials: Front and rear axle differential ratios, 3.

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Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Two homeless men have been kicked out of Clifton Village and banned from begging anywhere else in Bristol. The injunction was set in place last Friday, September 29, before the county court. But residents in Clifton Village have started a campaign to bring them back – saying they have done nothing wrong and are not aggressive. Homelessness has risen drastically in Bristol over the last few years, with per cent more now without a home compared to six years ago.

The number of people on our streets — rough sleepers — is now nine times higher than it was in Both Glenn and Daniel have been forced to sleep in a shed in a graveyard.

A teenage driver was captured on dashcam footage ramming a stolen car into a police officer after a high-speed chase in Surrey.. Ramone Kidd, 19, ploughed into Sergeant Chris Schultze when he was.

Adept literature is available Manufactured from as early as until the early s, the tiny “Adept” and “Super-Adept” lathes and shapers and were made in Sellers Street, off Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, England and possible at the very narrow-fronted but deep factory building at 56 Garden Street in the same city by a branch of the Portass family, F. Although, by the most generous stretch of the imagination, these lathes cannot be called other than crude, they did provided the impecunious enthusiast with a way of getting his and occasionally her hands on very a hard-to-come-by product.

Today they are sought-after items and using one provides a fascinating insight into times that were so much harder than our own. Although Sheffield’s main heavy industries, and the larger-volume steel plants of Rotherham, lay to the east and down-wind of the better-class housing , there had been a long tradition of both large and small-scale engineering including grinding, scythe manufacture and even wire drawing in the western Sheffield valleys originally using water power from the Sheaf, Loxley and Porter steams – the latter a playground for the writer in his childhood.

A visit to this area is a must for students of early industrial archaeology. Founded in , by Charles Portass, the original Portass company was concerned with building and constructional engineering but, by the outbreak of the First World War , had evolved to the extent that it was able to take on a variety of government work. Although projects given to the company including the usual munitions work, more interesting tasks contracts were awarded including the manufacture of aircraft components such as landing gear parts for Avro, Bristol and Nieuport fighters, seaplane floats for Blackburn and Fairey, tail units for Avro and De Haviland and even it was claimed the building of a complete batch of 50 Sopwith Snipes.

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The spikes — which are usually used to stop birds resting and building nests on ledges and nooks on buildings — have been nailed to two trees in the front garden of Essendene House and Heathfield House between Clifton Down and Pembroke Road. The properties are privately owned flats and one resident has confirmed the spikes are “solely to to protect cars” – which include a number of expensive BMWs and Audis – from bird poo. The measure has upset social media manager Jennifer Garrett, who took to Twitter to vent her frustration.

Pigeon spikes spotted in Clifton, Bristol above a car park. Has anyone seen this before? How is it allowed?!

You may have been shopping this weekend. You may have enjoyed a leisurely stroll down the aisles as you pick out your items before greeting your friendly checkout worker for a bit of small talk.

SO A small amount of parking is available at the end of the church path, south of the church. The entrance to the ground floor ringing chamber is through the south porch of the church. The bells go well and sound quite nice. They are a little quiet inside the ringing chamber, unless the tower door is opened. The original six bells, of which just the 5th was recast soon afterwards, were ordered from Matthew Bagley while he was at Evesham.

He actually started casting bells at Chacombe, Northants. He was already engaged in the work for Bishampton when he died in , and William Bagley had to come down from Chacombe to complete the business. The fifth, probably a bad casting, was recast shortly afterwards by Richard Sanders of Bromsgrove. The bells were completely rehung and retuned by Taylors in in a new steel frame, and are hung on cast iron canon retaining headstocks, with Hastings stays and ball bearings. SO An inspection in November has shown that the bells, fittings, frame and tower are in sound condition, so that the bells could be rung again after many decades of silence.

Previous to this, access to the ringing room was by means of a ladder to reach iron rings high in the wall below a trap door. The frame by Warners in , is made out of riveted sections, and the bells except the treble are hung on self aligning plain bearings with riveted canon retaining headstocks, also by Warners. Nothing much is known about W.

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Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get Daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email You may have been shopping this weekend. You may have enjoyed a leisurely stroll down the aisles as you pick out your items before greeting your friendly checkout worker for a bit of small talk while packing. Not if you went to Aldi, you didn’t, not by a long shot.

For there’s one burning question all Aldi shoppers want to ask.

Heroes and Villains – A little light reading. Here you will find a brief history of technology. Initially inspired by the development of batteries, it covers technology in general and includes some interesting little known, or long forgotten, facts as well as a few myths about the development of technology, the science behind it, the context in which it occurred and the deeds of the many.

Etymology[ edit ] The most ancient recorded name for Bristol is the archaic Welsh Caer Odor the fort on the chasm , which is consistent with modern understanding that early Bristol developed between the River Frome and Avon Gorge. Shaw derived the name from the Celtic words bras quick, rapid , or braos a gap, chasm, and tuile a stream.

The poet Thomas Chatterton popularised a derivation from Brictricstow linking the town to Brictric , the last king of Wessex. It appears that the form Bricstow prevailed until , [11] and the Bristolian ‘L’ the tendency for the local dialect to add the sound “L” to many words ending in a neutral vowel is what eventually changed the name to Bristol. History of Bristol and Timeline of Bristol Robert Ricart’s map of Bristol, drawn when he became common clerk of the town in At the centre, it shows the High Cross.

The Bristol merchants subsequently played a prominent role in funding Richard Strongbow de Clare and the Norman invasion of Ireland. There was also an important Jewish community in Bristol from the late 12th century through to the late 13th century when all Jews were expelled from England. During the 16th century, Bristol merchants concentrated on developing trade with Spain and its American colonies.

Augustine founded by Robert Fitzharding four hundred years earlier [43] became Bristol Cathedral. Bristol also gained city status that year. Bristol’s location on the west side of Great Britain gave its ships an advantage in sailing to and from the New World, and the city’s merchants made the most of it. The 18th century saw an expansion of England’s role in the Atlantic trade in Africans taken for slavery to the Americas.

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Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get Daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Published in partnership with the Crown Prosecution Service, here is a list everyone who was convicted at Bristol Magistrates’ Court up to November In the list below, the defendant’s age follows their name, followed by their address and a summary of their charges and punishment.

NFA stands for ‘no fixed abode’.

Heroes and Villains – A little light reading. Here you will find a brief history of technology. Initially inspired by the development of batteries, it covers technology in general and includes some interesting little known, or long forgotten, facts as well as a few myths about the development of technology, the science behind it, the context in which it occurred and the deeds of the many.

Why the ‘dry lake’ theme for these web pages? The site design pays homage to the originators of hot rodding on the dry lakes or salt flats of the USA. As early as the s, Muroc dry lake in California was used by the American Automobile Association for speed events, where souped-up and stripped-down cars would strive to achieve the fastest straight line speeds.

The number of participating cars and car clubs continued to grow, and in the Southern California Timing Association SCTA was formed to organise and control the racing, using their own timing equipment. When the young men returned, many had gained additional mechanical skills, and they picked up where they had left off, building cars from whatever was available, for use on the street as well as the lakes. The roadster featured on the cover of the very first issue of Hot Rod magazine, published the same year.

Hot Rodding has since grown in many different directions, but here were the true origins. Regg Schlemmer’s yellow and black Model T roadster If you have been in a car accident and suffered a personal injury at no fault of your own then get in touch with irwinmitchell. About the web site.

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