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  1. I remember that building as a company called Eyre and Baxter, who were machine engravers. Before that I'm informed it was a social club.
  2. https://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/news/upheaval-popular-city-centre-peregrine-nest-new-falcon-takes-centre-stage Not so good in Nottingham.
  3. You could put this post on Facebook, on the only in Norton Lees site.
  4. Regarding my previous post about the removal of boats and the drowning. There's a thread on Facebook about this. Evidently, a 5yr old girl fell in and was sadly drowned.
  5. Graves Park was no different to many places this summer. I had them in my shed, as did many of my neighbours. Allotments were affected as well, many tenants lost seeds to them. A mild winter along with less disturbance during lockdown was thought to be the reason. If people drop food in the playground and throw bread on the pond bank it will encourage them. Signs were fastened to the railings on both ponds, but people ignored them and eventually were ripped down.
  6. If you won't go to Graves Park, how do you know if they're rats there? I was in there a couple of times last week and never saw any.
  7. Due to the service economy there's far fewer people playing sport on a Saturday or Sunday. Hence,the disappearing football and cricket pitches in Graves Park. Vandalism and someone drowning in the boating lake caused the removal of the boats, I think. A lot of anglers these days want easy fishing and they tend to visit waters that are stocked with carp. These waters are easy to get to and on some of them you can park directly behind your peg. I've spent many happy hours fishing both ponds and waited for the 'parkie' to go before fishing the boating lake. Btw, what happened to all the fish in the boating lake?
  8. https://www-examinerlive-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/history/gallery/inside-remains-sheffields-lost-hospital-19289125.amp?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16060460530322&csi=1&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.examinerlive.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fhistory%2Fgallery%2Finside-remains-sheffields-lost-hospital-19289125 Interesting article about the Carlisle street medical centre.
  9. Have a look at antique furniture auction sites. The couple I've been to sold some lovely tables, wall units and wardrobes for next to nothing.
  10. Watching Fred Dibnah's industrial age this evening, he showed a manual rolling mill, where the steel being rolled was all man handled. This reminded me of the Norfolk bar mill which was still doing the same in the early 70's. Can anyone remember when they closed the mill down?
  11. Take a walk down Meersbrook Park Road and you'll find at least 3 trees that need felling. The roots of these trees have raised the pavement to a dangerous level. Anyone with a mobility or eyesight problem, or a parent with a double buggy have difficulty negotiating the area, they have to go on the road. I think a broken hip or leg has a bigger environmental impact than a tree that obviously needs removing.
  12. There is a very small wetland area in the Chantry meadow, however, they haven't put a hide up yet. As for the rats, if people stopped feeding the ducks the problem would be solved.
  13. I would like to see a section of the park fenced off like the bird reserve in Ecclesall woods. This would be beneficial to all wildlife, obviously birds. Ground nesters would benefit as the multitude of dogs being walked would be excluded.
  14. There's been one over Norton Lees been followed by a helicopter, probably filming. Anyone know owt about the occasion?
  15. I was up there a couple of weeks ago. The parks department have put notices up advising people not to feed the ducks. 1. Bread is bad for waterfowl. 2. It encourages rats. 3. We'll see if people take any notice....
  16. Until it goes to ground and the terrier men send the dogs in flush it out, then the hounds rip it to bits! Decent people can get their'rocks off' in strange ways....
  17. https://markavery.info/2018/04/05/guest-blog-4/ Moorland monitors blog.
  18. It's all over social media where it's roosting and hunting. I think a lot of birders are worried about it being poisoned. Red kites, buzzards and a pet dog have died in Upper Nidderdale, due to a poisoned carcass laid on a grouse moor.
  19. And tortoises. It picks them up from the ground and drops them on rocks. It does the same with bones, to make them a more manageable size.
  20. I bet that the gamekeepers trigger fingers are getting itchy. They've managed to wipe out most of the birds of prey in the Peak District, especially where grouse are shot.
  21. http://mavir.hu/web/mavir/feszekmegfigyeles Something to watch now the peregrines have fledged. There's a pair of hobbys that are nesting in a Saker falcons nest box. It was used this year and the sakers managed to fledge 1 chick. The egg in the LH corner is one that didn't hatch from the sakers. They've been seen mating, so hopefully we'll get to see a successful nest.
  22. Been down there this afternoon. Great views of female hunting over church and housing estate. She eventually got a feral pigeon round the back of the arts tower, as the male looked on from the corner of the tower.
  23. My first was a Hillman Super Minx estate, BRB 286B. Cost me £45-00.
  24. Miss Rathbone, Miss Wright, Mrs Billam, Miss Chapman/ Mr French, Miss Worger, Miss Roe and Mr Morris were my teachers at Norton County. Mr Morris was moved on after I left for being too handy with the stool ball bat among other things.
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