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hollins

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« Reply #6585 on: August 25, 2019, 07:39:59 AM »
No guesses? Here is a bigger view of this recently restored building.

Hugo

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« Reply #6586 on: August 25, 2019, 08:31:41 AM »
Have you been to Buxton again?

Pump Room Contract Sees Renaissance of Buxton’s Historic Crescent Begin

hollins

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« Reply #6587 on: August 25, 2019, 09:57:27 AM »
Well done Hugo, correct!

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« Reply #6588 on: August 29, 2019, 06:26:45 PM »
This may be too easy for some but where is this building in N Wales?             $welsh$

hollins

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« Reply #6589 on: August 30, 2019, 07:54:37 AM »
Is it Plas Brondanw?

Hugo

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« Reply #6590 on: August 30, 2019, 08:05:33 AM »
It is Plas Bron Danw so well spotted from that photo          &well&

It was only after I posted the photo that I remembered that you had been there some time ago and posted some photos on here.    It's a very interesting place to visit

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« Reply #6591 on: August 30, 2019, 08:37:39 AM »
Who lived in a house like this in N Wales?



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« Reply #6592 on: August 30, 2019, 08:56:49 AM »
Thomas Edward Lawrence?

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« Reply #6593 on: August 30, 2019, 09:51:55 AM »
Well done Jack, spot on.       &well&                                           

 That didn't last long did it?    I drove past the house in Tremadog yesterday and took the photo while I was there

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« Reply #6594 on: August 30, 2019, 10:31:22 AM »
A bit of trivia, one of my favorite episodes of Antiques  Roadshow, is when a man turns up with a first world war pilots watch, a receipt inside, with the name T.E.Shaw...............

"Lawrence of Arabia's pilot watch appraised by Simon Bull
The owner of a First World War pilot's watch gets a shock when he's told that it belonged to Lawrence of Arabia. "Good God. To be truthfully honest, I always thought he was a fictional character." The owner bought the watch at a bric-a-brac stall in South Wales 20 years ago and hadn't realized that the "T.E. Shaw" on the repair bill that came with it was in fact better known as T.E. Lawrence. Simon Bull guesses that with the Lawrence connection the watch would be worth £5,000 ($7,500), or maybe even £10,000 ($15,000). "I'd better get it insured then!" says the owner."


famous watches blog........."On Monday I wrote to Omega asking if they could tell me more about T.E. Lawrence's (Lawrence of Arabia) Omega chronograph. Obviously, such a watch would be a prime candidate for the Famous Watches list if one could find, these days, a similar watch or one from the same series."

This is the reply from Jean-Luc Miranda of the Omega Museum:
Here is the full description of this famous time piece (#2885 in our Museum Inventory). This text is self-explanatory.


Lawrence of Arabia aviator chronograph-wristwatch, 1915: This watch of exceptional historical interest was worn by Thomas Edward Lawrence, British archaeologist, officer and writer, called Lawrence of Arabia (1888-1935). Animating a rebellion against Turkey from 1916 to 1918, he freed the Arabic Middle East countries. Caseback engraved with an "A" (Aviation) and the "Broad Arrow", symbols of the British army in which Lawrence firstly served in 1914, as an interpreter and second lieutenant, and a second time incognito upon his return from Arabia on August 30, 1922 under the name of John Hume Rossas, as a mechanic with the Royal Air Force. He enlisted a third time on February 23, 1923 changing his pseudonym to T. E. Shaw, which is why the guarantee slip dated April 18, 1933 (issued after a revision) included with this chronograph is made out in the name of T.E. Shaw and not in the name of the writer of the Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

Calibre 18''' SO PB CHRO, enamel dial, 1/5-second minute track, hollow Arabic numerals with inner 13-24 in red small seconds at nine o'clock, 15-minute totalizer at 3 o'clock, blued steel Empire hands, lentil-shaped 925 sterling silver case with red gilt mono-pushbutton at 6 o'clock, caseback with hinge, Louis XV crown, curved loops, sewn "two leather straps" bracelet, silver buckle (ref. 568.18)

The serial number 4'428'513 shown on its movement identifies this chronograph wristwatch as ordered on September 23, 1915 by France or one of its colonies, while the serial number 4'789'732 on its caseback refers to a standard 17'''hunting type pocket watch ordered on September 1912 by the agent Joseph Sewill of Liverpool! The caseback interior was enlarged by hand in order to fit the case-middle size of the 18''' chronograph. Its dust-protective double back cover was eliminated to allow this replacement back, flatter than the original one, to snap when closing.

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Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Reply #6595 on: September 11, 2019, 06:10:56 PM »
There can't be many of these in people's gardens so where did i see this one in N Wales?

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« Reply #6596 on: September 11, 2019, 10:29:23 PM »
If you go through the meadow and across this boardwalk you will see this Elephant

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« Reply #6597 on: September 12, 2019, 08:39:14 AM »
This photo may help?

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« Reply #6598 on: September 12, 2019, 10:05:00 AM »
Elephant mountain      :-\

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« Reply #6599 on: September 12, 2019, 11:24:58 AM »
That's a good guess Steve but although there is an Elephant Mountain near Rhyd Ddu that's not the answer I'm looking for.

Try asking at the old Post Office and they will tell you where this is