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National Trust Reviews / Re: Aira Force Glenridding visit 17/04/2017
« Last post by PETER MOWBRAY on June 05, 2017, 04:58:51 PM »
great report and pictures pete,it looks a great place to visit  :thumbup: :thumbup:

Thank you Sir  :tongue_smilie:
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Football Matters / BLACKPOOL PROMOTED
« Last post by dav43 on May 29, 2017, 09:51:24 AM »
After an epic run in the latter part of the season and a last gasp goal in the semis blackpool made it to the wembley
league two play off final,in a topsy turvy match blackpool succeeded in getting back into league one at the fist time of asking,although the match will be remembered about all the empty seats in the blackpool end,the fans choosing to boycott the match due to the regime who currently own the club the oystons,Blackpool would usually take around 30.000 to wembley but would be lucky if there was 4000 there,i support my local team but as a big fan of blackpool and my dad being a big fan i always look for the results and hope they do well,There is an argument they ought to have put their protests to one side for a day. Yet for those who have vowed never to give another penny to the Oystons, whose stewardship of the club has caused so much anger, purchasing a ticket would have been akin to abandoning their cause. Their relationship with Karl Oyston, the chairman, and his father, Owen, was damaged beyond repair as soon as the pair launched libel cases against dissenting supporters.until the owners sell up and somebody decent comes in to run the club the boycott will go on,nevertheless well done blackpool onwards and upwards  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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National Trust Reviews / Re: Aira Force Glenridding visit 17/04/2017
« Last post by dav43 on May 29, 2017, 09:21:42 AM »
great report and pictures pete,it looks a great place to visit  :thumbup: :thumbup:
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The Pleasure Beach / Re: Rollercoaster old trains or new...
« Last post by PETER MOWBRAY on May 01, 2017, 09:49:52 PM »
I am with Markyboy  :tongue_smilie:
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National Trust Reviews / Aira Force Glenridding visit 17/04/2017
« Last post by PETER MOWBRAY on May 01, 2017, 09:43:14 PM »
Probably the most famous of the Lake District waterfalls, the main force falls 70 feet from below a stone footbridge. Aira Force provides a glimpse of a landscaped Victorian park with dramatic waterfalls, arboretum and rocks scenery.
 
In the 1780’s the Howard family of Greystoke Castle had an old hunting lodge or Pele tower close to the Ullswater shore renovated into what is now Lyulph’s Tower, set among its own sporting estate. They landscaped the area around the force, and used it as a pleasure garden, planting over half a million native and ornamental trees, and established a network of tracks, footpaths and bridges. In 1846 the Howards created an arboretum below Aira Force, planting over 200 specimen conifers (firs, pines, spruces and cedars) from all over the world, including a Sitka Spruce, now 118 feet high.

 

After a walk along this part of Ullswater, Wordsworth wrote ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’. See ‘Daffodils at Wordsworth Point, Glencoyne Bay’.
 
In 1906 Gowbrrow Park, including Aira Force, came up for sale for housing plots. An appeal was launched by the recently formed National Trust, which resulted in the purchase of 750 acres.
 
The bridges are in honour of two members of the Spring-Rice family from nearby Watermillock, and were erected by friends and members of the family. In All Saints Church at Watermillock are memorial tablets to members of the Spring-Rice family, one of whom wrote the words to the hymn ‘I vow to thee my Country’.
 


Very high and so majestic..I dare not get much closer..!







So many breathtaking trails..







Sit back and take in the most amazing scenery.. :thumbup1:
 










Small unspoiled bridges adorn this magnificent landscape..

 









Incredibly popular so go early to claim a parking space...



OPENING DETAILS
Visitor Welcome Building Open all year, 10:30-17:30, daily
Aira Force Open all year, dawn to dusk, daily
Café opening times vary.
PRICES
Free entry to Aira Force, car park charges apply.


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The Pleasure Beach / Re: Rollercoaster old trains or new...
« Last post by markyboy on April 30, 2017, 12:51:23 PM »
Loved the old trains i was the last operator to send that train for the last time in 2008 loved it
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The Pleasure Beach / Blackpool Pleasure Beach report 19/04/2016
« Last post by PETER MOWBRAY on April 19, 2017, 04:08:57 PM »
I did attend the opening day way back in February but didn't really take any pictures, and I have been back a few times since.. :thumbup1:

This was a very spontaneous visit with my Son..

What can I say about the Pleasure Beach that hasn't been said before, a brilliant day out for young and old.. :thumbup:

The park is looking amazing, all the staff were friendly and accommodating, all the rides had a good through put.. :thumbup1:

Just a perfect day.. :thumbup1:



I am going to experience a few Merlin attractions as well this year so looking forward to Alton Towers and Thorpe Park as I know are also just awesome.. :thumbup1:







The new ride being built named Icon.. :tongue_smilie:







The Revolution is still one of the best short rides around, I have been riding this since 1979, in fact I was number 11 of the public to ride it.. :tongue_smilie:











The Pepsi Max Big One




Just awesome.. :tongue_smilie:







Always lovely to say hello to Debbie.. :thumbup1:





Pleasure Beach legend Dominique  :thumbup1:







Thank you for reading...

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The Pleasure Beach / Re: The New Ride At Blackpool
« Last post by PETER MOWBRAY on April 16, 2017, 08:38:18 AM »
I have a few pictures to post and update this as it's happening  :thumbup1:
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The Pleasure Beach / Re: The New Ride At Blackpool
« Last post by dav43 on April 13, 2017, 09:45:04 PM »
so there you go the new ride will be called icon,wonder what kind of theming it will be? :thumbup:
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Blackpool News / Blackpool Sunsets 2017
« Last post by PETER MOWBRAY on April 05, 2017, 08:30:00 PM »
I will do a collection of Sunsets over the coming months.. :tongue_smilie:

Blackpool really has some of the best Sunsets in the World..!

I love watching the Sunset over the Irish Sea..

I hope that you like these few images taken the other night when I went for a walk.. :tongue_smilie:













Its a pity that the wheel is not on and illuminated.. :(









More to follow... :tongue_smilie:

Thank you for viewing..

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