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    Scarborough : what to do?

    The Scarborough Fair Collection is a museum of fairground mechanical organs and showman's engines, located in Scarborough mechanical fairground organs dating back to the 1800’s, Showman’s Steam Engines and a collection of vintage cars, tractors, motorbikes and more classic vehicles you can also see some vintage fairground rides I heard that the Penny Arcade that use to be in Bridlington has moved in there remember the penny slot machines of the 1950's to 1970's that will take you back to years gone by search it out on the web looks impressive bit pricey though £7.75 per adult ideal if is cold and wet, closed on any Mondays and Tuesdays except for bank holidays, then there is the Scarborough Naval Warfare battle with model ships on Peasholm Park Lake that's worth watching it use to be on twice a week but don't know which day's, have a walk round the Castle thats bracing.
  2. Try Garden Centers they sell Sphagnum Moss for lining hanging baskets.
  3. Thanks Zarniwoop.
  4. Hiya, Question to Scarborough via York - where does it start from ?
  5. Many thanks Annie Bynnol dates added to my calender. Mec176 :)
  6. I agree there should be some recognition for what he has done all these years, free man of the city definitely a gong possibly but what would be nice would be for the Americans to take him and his son over to America and to the places where it all started with this so young a crew and pamper him while they can like he has looked after the memories of that crew.
  7. On Amazon you can buy a book, Mi Amigo: The Story of Sheffield's Flying Fortress By David Harvey priced at £6.19 it’s only a A5 sized book and not very long but it gives a better insight to the event and what happened after wards. After what happened yesterday may be the Sheffield shop or WH Smiths may start and stock it.
  8. Morning, retired interested in steam can anyone out there in the know tell me if or when in 2019 there are any steam runs that will pass from Sheffield Midland through on the main line either passing Meadow Hall interchange or on to the main line heading towards Barnsley or where I can find this information it always seems very vague when it’s going to happen usually getting to know after the event, many thanks.
  9. Just to let everyone know H.M.V. Meadowhall has reopened asked a staff member how come and I was told it has been bought by a Canadian company and it will stay open, don't know about the shop in Fargate. : )
  10. Snippets taken from various reports from :- SCC News: Further details of Mi Amigo flypast released it is not a Council event it is to be covered live on BBC television from 6am to 9.15am. The fly-past at Endcliffe Park will be between 7 am and 9 am on 22nd February. We have no further information on this as it is not a Council event. The US Airforce and Royal Air Forces are organising a flypast featuring several of its aircraft in the park on Friday 22 February, with the event being captured live on BBC Breakfast between 7 and 9.15. Further details about the flypast, which will honour 75 years since the disaster, will be released soon. Free travel is valid for current and ex-service personnel carrying identification cards or in uniform on First, Stagecoach and TM Travel bus services operating within the Sheffield boundary, and on Stagecoach Supertram services, between start of service and 12 noon on 22 February 2019. On the tram the customer should show a current forces ID card or wear a HM Armed Forces Veterans badge to get free travel on the day. Services 81, 82, 83, 83a and 88 provide a bus at least every five minutes from the city centre to Endcliffe Park, with a journey time of approximately 15 minutes. There will be no parking at Endcliffe Park with people advised to allow plenty of time and travel by public transport or on foot wherever possible. Park responsibly and allow plenty of time to get to the park. ARRIVE IN PLENTY OF TIME, BUT NOT TOO EARLY The BBC will be broadcasting live from the park from around 6am to 9.15am on the morning of the 22 February. However, there is no need to arrive at this time. People are encouraged to arrive at the park from around 7.15am. A memorial service will take place from around 8am with the flypast set to follow at 8.45am. Due to the location of the memorial on the other side of the Porter Brook, there will be no immediate access to the memorial area during the BBC filming, from 6am to 9.15am, and access to the memorial and that side of the river may be limited afterwards. The best viewing area will be in the large field close to the Endcliffe Park café, which will be serving teas and refreshments. A big screen will be there to relay events to the crowd. VANTAGE POINTS and POTENTIAL ROUTE It is believed that the flypast will arrive in Sheffield from the south-east before arriving in Endcliffe Park, although this route may be subject to change. The city has a number of lofty vantage points which might provide a spectacular back drop for the flyover, such as Bolehills Park, Park Hill flats, Skye Edge playing fields and the Botanical Gardens. The flypast will also be broadcast on BBC Breakfast if you can’t make it into Sheffield on the day.
  11. If this is true then it’s a crying shame not everyone wants to down load stream or whatever you call it, yes you guessed it I’m off the age where I prefer to hear a Vinyl or CD off music off the fifties, sixty’s and seventies played in my home not two wire’s plugged into my ear’s from a flat piece of plastic in my pocket so HMV was a shop to browse through read the blurb on the cover’s and select a past classic they are claiming that HMV has failed to adapt to a changing style of the way we listen to music they said this when Wilson Pecks in Sheffield closed and now there is a comeback of Vinyl there are three shop’s in Barnsley where you can buy original Vinyl LP’s where else on the high street can you buy CD’s apart from charity shops and redone CD’s from Pound Land there was so much more from HMV classical, Jazz, heavy metal, folk obscure trends of music that are not found easily on the net it’s commented that Doug Putman who owns Canada's Sunrise Records has made a bid also but alas HMV store in Sheffield’s Meadowhall has been named as one of the 27 that will not be bought out of administration along with Manchester (Trafford Centre) and Glasgow (Braehead) most likely because the rent is to high there's no doubt that online is a big part of overall retail sales but people, the older generation personally still like to come into a store, have an experience, talk with someone who understands music, loves music, If you think online is the only future I don't think that is the case this was the case with Audio Tapes but they still sell them.
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    Old videos

    Depends what they are about, shop bought pre - recorded.
  13. This tells the story of Mi Amigo posted on the net in 2006. h2g2 - Mi Amigo : the Fate of a Flying Fortress A moving story.
  14. Thanks scarill, it's Gary Beer that I'm looking for the other Gary told me his name was Gary Longden well that was the name on his buisness card.

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