121201 Bridge Club’s Newsround


It is written that the Anglo-Saxons called November ‘Wind monath’, because it was the time when the cold winds began to blow, though clearly matters are somewhat different in Australia, I don’t suppose the Anglo-Saxons got there until long after ‘Wind monath’ had fallen out of general use.

Be that as it may, these items caught my eye in the windy month just gone, especially the pics of the old bridge at Baitings Dam in the Ryeburn Valley Reservoir courtesy of “Yorkie” on http://www.ikba.co.uk/ , and the village of Ashopton now under Ladybower Reservoir posted by “Mancunian” on http://www.advrider.com/ .





Oh, and I rather like this theatrical anecdote too.


Language, Timothy!

n.b. Two villages, Ashopton and Derwent Village, were drowned in 1935 to construct the Ladybower Reservoir. When the water level is low, it is said you can hear the bells of Derwent Village church ringing under water. Also, the Derwent Reservoir dam was used during World War II for practice by 617 Squadron prior to the Dam Busters raid on Germany (and used again to make the film of the Dam Busters).

From : http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2006/may/20/gowalk.guardianspecial18


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