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

Chislenko

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Hi all, as someone who has absolutely no idea what this thread is about perhaps some of you can shed some light on these.

Seen a few of them and they have a reference number to collect your points / whatever.

611849
 
Friday 1st

Whilst at Smeaton’s Lakes, l had a walk up his causeway
(aka ‘The Great North Road’)

Built 1768-1770

https://britishlistedbuildings.co.u...s-south-of-muskham-bridge-newark#.YVdFxiV4WEc

View attachment 611701

Smeatons Causeway is still doing the job it was intended to, but obviously, at far greater traffic densities/weights, than the great man even visualised

https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/134856

I saw this plaque, when I went to ASDA, on Saturday evening, but didn't know what it was for.... until now; https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/6846183
And.............. how rapidly they start from that point :eek: https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/6846183

Why it was built;https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/6395316

A Yorkshire lad (born in Austhorpe, Leeds), & considered the Father of Civil-Engineering; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Smeaton
 
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Sunday 3rd

Starbucks (as it is now)
Markham Moor
A1 Northbound

Joanne took this, from the back-seat, hence the odd framing
I've been after a picture of this for a long time, but never had the chance
The last time I passed it, it was derelict, & we were at the other side of it, on the old 'Great North Road', by the Markham Moor Hotel, so foliage & fences precluded a shot
It's a Hyperbolic Paraboloid, apparantly
Built in 1960

He seems to like this roofing shape; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Scorer

612051


https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/173949

https://britishlistedbuildings.co.u...tation-markham-moor-west-drayton#.YVrCsjHMLIU

I certainly remember it as the Little Chef, but not in its original guise;

View: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nedtrifle/3657463823
 
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Out with wife tomorrow, for the day

I've told her, I've got a special trip in mind.......... we're going to The Peoples Republic Of South Yorkshire:laugh:
In particular, to Barnsley
I'm given to understand that the Market has been redeveloped, & I remember it as a huge place, when I was a kid

It's a lot of years since I've been into the town centre (only places I've been in the past 25 years, will have been Allans Cycles, or Planet X)
 
Out with wife tomorrow, for the day
I've told her, I've got a special trip in mind.......... we're going to The Peoples Republic Of South Yorkshire:laugh:
In particular, to Barnsley
I'm given to understand that the Market has been redeveloped, & I remember it as a huge place, when I was a kid
It's a lot of years since I've been into the town centre (only places I've been in the past 25 years, will have been Allans Cycles, or Planet X)
Saturday 9th
1.

Town Hall
Church Street (where the van is)
Barnsley

612701



https://britishlistedbuildings.co.u...g-attached-railings-central-ward#.YWGZ62LMLIU
https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1023944
https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/107180
 
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