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[31 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on Seaton Junction | 8,139 views]
Seaton Junction

Seaton Junction, situated 3 miles west of Axminster and 7 miles east of Honiton, is a railway station – now closed – on the West of England Main Line from London Waterloo to Exeter. Originally named “Colyton for Seaton”, the single line station with its William Tite station house, with accommodation for the station master and his family and the booking office,  opened on 19th of July 1860 on completion of the Exeter Extension of the London and South Western Railway from Yeovil Junction to Exeter Central which was actually …

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[28 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on Peter Lea-Cox | 2,086 views]
Peter Lea-Cox

Peter Lea-Cox

Peter Lea-Cox studied at the Royal Academy of Music in the 60‘s, and then got a teaching job at Oundle School in Northampton for five years, as an assistant music master. From 1973 to 1986 he was on the staff of the Royal Academy of Music where he taught choral conducting, sight-singing, harmony and other subjects.  From 1973 to 1986, he was Director of Music at St. Jude-on-the-Hill Church in Hampstead Garden Suburb in London.  He also served as organist at St. Mary-at-Hill Church in the City of London …

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[18 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on King John’s Oak | 3,670 views]
King John’s Oak

King John’s Oak
 
(photos can be enlarged by left clicking on them twice)

Grid reference:      SY 24060  97381
Latitude:            50.771025
Longitude:          -3.0782970
Nearest Postcode:   EX13 7QP

King John’s Oak is the largest and probably the oldest oak tree in the West Country. It stands in private grounds (owned and managed by the Bird family) in an old deer park, called Woodend Park.

Latest News: Woodland Trust Tree of the Year Final 10 trees Award :
Pete Youngman AONB:   ” Shute Primary School have nominated our very own King Johns Oak, an 800 year old  Veteran …

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[11 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on Steam Up 2011 report and photos | 481 views]
Steam Up 2011 report and photos

This year’s Steam Up at the home of the Goslings in Shute was another great success. Yet again the weather was kind to us and that drew a pleasing number of visitors of all ages. The two main attractions were rides on Tony’s miniature steam railway around the grounds of their immaculate garden and Liz’s delicious cream teas. There was also a raffle, a cake stall and a plant stall along with ice-creams which on a hot day were very popular. In all, a profit of £560 was made for …

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[9 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on June 2011 Weather Report | 321 views]
June 2011 Weather Report

June Weather Report
I guess many of us are probably thinking that Summer
happened in April this year. May, was a bit ‘average’ by contrast, and
June sank further. This was the coolest June since 2002. That was a year
that had a summer which grew progressively better after the middle of
July, with August being the best month of the three. So, although we
know our weather patterns never repeat, I live with that little bit of
optimism!  But what a contrast to last year when the daytime average
maximum was over …