Gethinthomas's Interesting Things Posts

This is the story of the village Phone box and the plan to save it. Here it is looking very sorry for itself. It sorely needed a paint job, had a worrying lean…

I was really surprised to see these trees at the end of the creek tonight, I hadn't really noticed Autumn pass as the weather has been so mild. Then suddenly I…

The mass slaughter of 1914-18 robbed the UK of a million lives, leaving no part of the country untouched. But there was a tiny handful of settlements where all…

In March 2018 I saw the Emerald Princess for the last time after our Latin American cruise. We left it in the port of Valparaiso in Chile. Imagine my surprise…

Odds and Sods, or "an assortment of small, miscellaneous items, especially those that are not especially important or valuable". Because I am doing the 365…

These photos were taken on two separate occasions. First in 2008 before the buildings had been restored and the museum built, then in 2016 after many years of…

A couple of posts about Stratford upon Avon, one about the town and some history, and a second one will be about the theatre buildings which have a long history…

The Ginkgo is my favourite tree, particularly at this time of year. Where I used to live I identified three places where they grew nearby and used to check them…

Björn Roose reminded me with his photo , of this one I took in Germany in 2015 in Mainz. Great minds think alike, as the saying goes.

I don't know what it is about this shot, but it is just a favourite of mine for some reason. This was an open day for a new railway station in Birmingham…

The Devon Pampas that is. Cortaderia selloana is a species of flowering plant in the Poaceae family. It is referred to by the common name pampas grass, and is…

Good old Amazon, my very butch macho tiny axe arrived today. Bags of kindling are ridiculously expensive so I thought I should have a go at some home production…

This is an actual official street sign in Peronne, Northern France. Peronne was captured by the Australian troops of the 14th and 15th Brigades on 2 September…

Odds and Sods, or "an assortment of small, miscellaneous items, especially those that are not especially important or valuable". Because I am doing the 365…

Pistyll Rhaeadr is formed by the Afon Disgynfa falling, in three stages, over a 240-foot (73 m)Silurian cliff-face, below which the river is known as the Afon…

If you are not familiar with British reptiles you probably think this is a snake, but you would be wrong. Anguis fragilis is not a worm either. Despite…

Devon and Cornwall are famous for their cream teas. Devon and Cornwall also have age old rivalries over really important issues like cream teas and pasties.…

[36-365] 10th September 2020- On the afternoon of April 27, 1944, thousands of men began boarding Eight LSTs (Landing Ship Tanks) at Plymouth (LSTs 58, 496,…
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