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#31 Post by North Star »

Marwellham Quay in Devon? It's a restored village by the river Tamar that goes back to the industrial revolution. There's the usual stuff to see, coopers, blacksmith's etc, but you can also go into the mine on a train. Very interesting place!
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The Great Glen Scotland.

Hire a motor cruiser and cruise down & up the Caledonian Canal from Inverness to Fort William; it will knock your socks off. ;)
Stunning now as the Autumn colours are coming in. :D
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#33 Post by Jenks »

Having recently acquired an interest in the battle of Waterloo I discovered that the Green Jackets Museum has a really good diorama of the battle field. So the other day I gave the little Jimny an outing and nipped across to Peninsula Barracks in Winchester. I went fairly early on a week day morning and had the place to myself. The diorama is excellent as is the rest of the museum. Well worth a visit.

http://www.rgjmuseum.co.uk/home.asp

http://www.rgjmuseum.co.uk/wloo15_about.asp


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#34 Post by Chuck »

Looks like a good day out Jenks.... :good: :good:

Over here we're getting "mobile museums"...decked out huge buses with small displays.

A few weeks ago they had one commemorating Gallipoli...had lots of artefacts in it: kit, shells, photos, old weapons etc...Pity we cannot do that in the UK - get some history out there.
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Having recently acquired an interest in the battle of Waterloo
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#36 Post by Jenks »

froggy wrote:Having recently acquired an interest in the battle of Waterloo
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Your'e just bad loser ;)


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#37 Post by froggy »

Arghhh ... come on Jenk !
to dare posting this, 11 little days after the anniversary of the greatest battle ever fought in the history of mankind ? You are either joking or the most cruel, heartless, insensitive roastbeef bast*rd ever ;)
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froggy wrote:Arghhh ... come on Jenk !
to dare posting this, 11 little days after the anniversary of the greatest battle ever fought in the history of mankind ? You are either joking or the most cruel, heartless, insensitive roastbeef bast*rd ever ;)
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#39 Post by froggy »

Aaaaah... TomH... quel homme Anglais trés intelligent & sympatique :good:
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Household Cavalery Museum is on the cards for your next London visit Jenk ...
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#40 Post by Jenks »

Froggy...

I don't think I will make a special trip just to visit the Household Cavalry Museum, but if I found myself in the vicinity and had the time then I'm sure I would have a look around. The Green Jackets Museum is just a short trip for me . I specifically wanted to see the Waterloo Diorama. A visit to the site of the battle in 2015 because of the location of, Hougomont, La Haye sainte and La Belle Alliance, (all visible from the Lions mound) gives a pretty good idea as to the scale of the battlefied. Unfortunately the portion of the field on the other-side of the Brussels road (which is the centre line East/West of the battlefield) is not entirely visible from the mound. Of course the Diorama covers the whole area and shows the roads as they would have been in 1815.

I am currently reading this book which I am finding interesting.

http://www.amazon.com/Prelude-Waterloo- ... 1783463848

I have read just two books on Waterloo:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Waterloo-Battle ... 0283982357

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Waterloo-Histor ... 000753938X

The Cornwall book is a good deal less academic and according to 'them as knows' contains quite a few inaccuracies. But In spite of that I still thought it a good read.

I also enjoyed Rod Steiger's portrayal of Napoleon in the 1970 film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0SNmoj ... dUffQ92iTE


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