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Underground city with a large water reservoir adjacent to this room. Just around the corner is an underground horse stable with individual feeding troughs cut into stone.  #instadaily#photo #igdaily #fineart#blackwhitephotography #instaart #hidden #secret #art #classic #igers #hiddenwwi #thephotosociey #memory #remember#nofilter#historyfeed #militaryhistory #Germany#modernlife #familystories #historyinpictures #French#chapel

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The #Scheveningen Pier is an #entertainment #gem on the #Dutch #coast. The current one in the pic has been open in 1959 and it's been going through a series of good and bad times, being closed and reopen a few times. Now it greets its visitors with #restaurants, a #bungeejumping facility, a 40m #ferriswheeland a #zipline😍. It's a pity I didn't manage to try the zipline :( !

The most impressive #story though is the one of the first pier. Open in 1901, it was built in front of the #Kurhaus hotel and was used by the #Germans during the Second World War as storage facility for #ammunition. In 1943, Germans demolished it completely to ensure that the #Allies are not able to use it.

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#onthisdopeday April 15th 1896 •
Booker T. Washington received an honorary degree from Harvard University. "Character, not circumstances, makes the man."

The Elliott brothers, Arthur James (A.J.) and Lorne Burton, were two University of Saskatchewan students who enlisted in the Great War. Both men were commissioned Lieutenants in the 196th Western Universities Battalion. Lorne Burton was killed in action November 17th, 1917 at Flanders. Arthur James re-enlisted in The Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force following the War. During the Second World War, he re-enlisted again as part of the Veterans guard.

Come by the DCC on Sunday, April 9th for our grand opening, to learn more, and to see Arthur James Elliot's sword in person! The link to our Facebook event is in our bio.

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In response to an increased need for "better farming", the University of Saskatchewan operated a lecture and demonstration train, which travelled to local farming communities from 1914-1920. The train attracted large audiences. In 1914, 40,000 attended over a 5 week period. By 1922, over a quarter of the province had visited it! This was just one of many agricultural initiatives and advancements that came out of the Great War.

Come by the DCC on Suday, April 9th for our grand opening to lern more! The link to our Facebook event is in our bio.

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Fun fact of the day: on this day in 1752, Canada's very first newspaper was printed in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Halifax Gazette was printed on half of a single foolscap sheet. John Bushell sold copies of this newspaper from his small print shop, located on Grafton Street.
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This will be my last posting on Instagram. It was only an experiment. My Wordpress blog www.fhithich.co.uk automagically posts to Facebook, Twitter etc. But not to Instagram. I have to do that manually and I find it a pain. So I'm going to stop. You are welcome to continue to follow me either on my Wordpress blog or Facebook.

So to today's photo:

A wet and windy morning. Cockpit Howe is a Neolithic round barrow sited immediately behind the Lion Inn on Blakey Ridge between Rosedale and Farndale. It is one of thousands on the North York Moors, originally burial mounds but believed later to have some territorial significance. The stone post is 18th century and probably erected by Thomas Duncombe on the boundary of his Duncombe Estate although it may be a recycled prehistoric standing stone. There is a depression on the howe which is thought to have been used for cock fighting hence its name.

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57 million years ago Europe, North America and Asia were locked together in a great continent called Laurasis. Volcanic activity near what is now the Island of Mull in Scotland cause injections of magma deep underground in what geologists call the Mull Dyke Swarm. The magma cooled and formed a vertical dyke of hard igneous rock known as Whinstone. One such dyke outcrops in Cleveland where it is known as the Cleveland Dyke and on Cliff Ridge whinstone has been extensively quarried for use in road building. It is said that the streets of Leeds are cobbled with Great Ayton stone. In the 1880s Percy Winn took over the quarry from Leeds Corporation and is still referred to locally as Winn's Quarry.

The photo shows the line of the dyke along Langbaurgh ridge heading towards Mull. Beyond Nunthorpe it goes underground but outcrops again at Preston Park on the north bank of the Tees and Cockfield Fell near Hamsterley. The word whin originates from the Old Scandinavian word for gorse, the prickly yellow flowered scrub which flourishes on the sides of the quarry.

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For the third time in the month I've ventured into a church. This time the Church of St Lawrence in East Rounton, to look at the memorial window dedicated to Gertrude Bell, the renown archaeologist, writer, mountaineer and the 'Queen of the Desert'. The window was designed by Douglas Strachan, an artist specialising in stained glass. The window has two lights but to me it is the sandstone jambs and lintel which are the most striking with their Arabic inscriptions, believed to be a poem by Hafiz which was translated by Bell. The stained glass depicts various aspects of Bell's life: Magdalen College, Oxford, where she studied; the Matterhorn; a view of Khadimain, Baghdad, to represent her contribution in the creation of Iraq; and a camel train symbolising her wide travels throughout Arabia.
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I had the chance this morning to climb to the top of the tower of St. Mary the Virgin church in #Nunthorpe. The views from the top were spectacular but the photos, of Roseberry and the Cleveland Hills, I found a little disappointing. The church though is architecturally very interesting. It was consecrated in 1926 and is built in the gothic revival style which was the fashion at the time. Simple, clean lines and less ornate than early Victorian built churches. The architect was Temple Moore who actually completed the design in 1914 but the onset of war delayed start of construction. Sadly Temple Moore died before completion. The land for the church was given by Sir Arthur Dorman, the Teesside ironmaster, who also made substantial contributions towards the building costs which amounted to just under £13,000.

On the climb up the tower the eights bells had to be passed. Now I had always thought bell ringing involved the pulling of thick ropes start the bells swinging. Nunthorpe's bells are fixed with an ingenious pulley system lifting and releasing the clapper. No effort needed at all.
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Not my usual habitat, an housing estate in #Guisborough but cycling down Hutton Lane I remembered this #medieval cross tucked behind a hedge having mentioned it in a post of last year. It comprises a sandstone shaft and base. No inscriptions but several square notches. It marks the spot where the medieval trackway south left or crossed the lane to Hutton. It is surmised that the ground the track crossed was marshy until it reached beginning of the ascent of Highcliff and that Ruther Stone marked the start of a stone causeway. Another suggestion is that the stone marked the boundary of the leper colony at Hutton so travellers would skirt the boundary to avoid contact with the lepers.

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