The CC Trig Point bagger thread, now incorporating other interesting geographs

PeteXXX

Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...
Location
Hamtun
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A couple of finds, one that I spotted ages ago but have only just got back to Stamford to grab a pic. The BM is invisible due to the Stags Horn Summach growing in front of it, but I knew where it was.
When I turned around to cross the road, I noticed that the postbox was Edward VIII 👍🏼
 

And

Fun sponge
Location
DE4, Derbyshire
Youlgreave Waterworks - still serves some of the village; http://www.youlgrave.org.uk/youlgrave-waterworks-ltd/
A few years ago they were struggling to get relevant insurance, so they wrote to Prince Charles, he got involved and they got insurance.
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After a couple of trips along the M62, to jct 34, & Hensall. I repeated it this evening, with 2 missed features in mind
( for this too; https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/the-rail-enthusiast-thread.130375/page-151#post-6003246)
1.
Whitely Bridge
On an 'orphaned stretch of the A19, that's now cut off by the M62, in particular, the 'off-slip' of the eastbound carriageway, at jct 34
(road was realigned to the M62 junction, & the village was also bypassed, by what is now the A19)
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https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2555412

1/2 a mile or so to the north is '2'

THIS was the A19, at that location; https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2743589
 
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After a couple of trips along the M62, to jct 34, & Hensall. I repeated it this evening, with 2 missed features in mind
(for this too; https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/the-rail-enthusiast-thread.130375/page-151#post-6003246)

2.
Half a mile north of '1', along the 'orphaned' A19
(road was realigned to the M62 junction, & the village was also bypassed, by what is now the A19)
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It's on the left abutment, of the old bridge (left) closest to the camera
Presumably, given the villages situation, in the middle of the coal-fields, there was a lot of traffic (that got heaver over the years) & the old bridge couldn't cope?

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There's also a lot of rather nice stone kerbstones that surprisingly haven't been 'lifted'/misappropriated
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If you look at the map under the Geograph picture, you can see the 'white road' that butts up to the M/way, where both these structures are
https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2743587
 

Mr Celine

Discordian
Location
Not Ingolstadt
A curious border anomaly explored on Wednesday.

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The national boundary follows the centre of the River Tweed for several miles apart from two small deviations. The larger anomaly is the field shown above on the south bank which is part of Scotland. (The smaller anomaly is a very small part of the north bank opposite Horncliffe which is in England.)

From the east end of the field, looking west -
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B6350 is behind the hedge to the left. The uncultivated strip which the bike is standing in is presumably no mans land. River Tweed is off to the right.

From the point where BS is marked on the map, looking east -
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and from the same location looking north towards the river -
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A row of posts, the first of which the bike is leaning on, head towards the river and seem to follow the English side of no-mans land. I couldn't find any sign of the Boundary Stone marked on the OS map. The first edition 25 inch to mile from 1860 shows other boundary stones nearer the river, but I was wearing cleats and didn't fancy the walk.

The only explanation I have read about this field is a probably fanciful tale that it and an equivalent on the north bank opposite were played for annually in a primitive football match between the young men of Coldstream in Berwickshire and those of Cornhill in Northumberland. The former grew to be a much larger settlement with a bigger pool of players and consequently won the match, and the field, every year. Eventually they won it outright, or the match was such a foregone conclusion that it stopped being played.
 

And

Fun sponge
Location
DE4, Derbyshire
Trig point, Madge Hill, Kniveton
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