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Tales of Two Sub-sheds – Tewkesbury and Cheltenham Malvern Road Introduction There was always something magical about viewing locos in the dark shed, with steam hissing gently, water gurgling in boilers and dripping out of injector overflows, along with the pungent aroma of coal smoke drifting around casting ghostly shadows in the dim lights, and no-one else in the building. This article takes a look at two BR steam sub-sheds in the early s, less than ten miles apart, but originating with different railway companies and on different lines. When Tewkesbury closed, some of its remaining work was taken over by Malvern Road. Tewkesbury ‘engine house’ was a brick building, completed by August according to a meeting of the railway proprietors, and was just big enough for one small tender loco, with others having to stable outside in the cramped yard. It was situated ‘beyond the first level crossing in the Oldbury’ close to the town centre alongside the branch line from Ashchurch to Tewkesbury station and was probably opened at the same time as the station, July , but possibly earlier to service the contractor’s locomotives used in construction of the branch. An newspaper report stated: It was also in that the line was extended to Tewkesbury Quay, though locos did not venture onto the Quay; presumably the section was horse-worked. In the branch from Ashchurch was extended to Upton-on-Severn, Malvern Wells and Great Malvern with a replacement Tewkesbury station built on the through line, but the shed remained in use.

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Share Mr Siddique said it was a ‘tragic set of circumstances’. Rightly or wrongly Mr Lander thought his wife was having an affair. Mr Lander, 30, a tipper truck driver, died as a result of hanging. The night before the killing, self-confessed ‘jealous control freak’ Mr Lander, a haulage boss, had discovered a text on his wife’s phone.

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Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get daily news updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Four schools in the West Midlands were evacuated this morning because of a security scare. Police confirmed the schools had been closed because of suspected bomb threats.

Parents of pupils at nearby Moat Farm Primary also collected youngsters from school – although it has not been affected by the alert. A police spokesman said the schools had received telephone calls this morning warning them of the potential threat. A school in Dudley was also affected. All are safe and being cared for as usual by staff. Children were evacuated from Bristnall Academy “A police investigation is now underway to find the person responsible for the calls.

Neil Shaw, head teacher at Leasowes High School, said: The year-old said the pupils were not told what had happened and were just instructed to leave. Several schools closed around us. The police confirmed it was an anonymous call made between 9 am and 9.

Japan fixes huge sinkhole in two days while in UK work on M5 bridge work to take TWO years

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When a 30m wide sinkhole opened up in Japanese city of Fukuoka, it took workers two days to get it fixed. In Britain, work is underway to make the M5 safe from water.

New Oldbury, In the wake of a scandal, the Montrose family and their three daughters—Catherine, Lydia and Emeline—flee Boston for their new country home, Willow Hall. .

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Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Two women killed in a crash on the M42 on Friday were both from Wales, police have confirmed. Paramedics rushed to the scene of a collision between a white Mercedes van and a brown Vauxhall Meriva between junctions 9 and 10 Northbound of the M42 near Curdworth, Sutton Coldfield at around 3. Nothing could be done to save the two passengers in the car, a woman in her 60s and another in her 50s, who were confirmed dead at the scene.

The driver of the white Mercedes van, a year-old man from Birmingham, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and then released under investigation.

Oldbury Road is located within the county of Gwent which is in the Wales region of the UK. miles West from the centre of London, miles North East from the centre of Cardiff, miles North West from the centre of Bristol and miles South West from the centre of Hereford.

The business that became F. Earlier in the year, on 13th March Norman, the second of two sons, was born to the proprietor Francis Ernest Moore pictured below and his wife Rebecca. Ernest Henry, their elder son, had been born eight years earlier on 23rd September Francis Ernest Moore The first company name used was F. The name was later changed to F.

Expansion took place first into Pershore Road, the c. A workshop approximately 30ft. It was a prefabricated building purchased specifically for that purpose. Moorson brochure It must be remembered that the whole business had been originally opened in the small front room of a terraced house where there would be little room to display cycles. Few small companies were able to afford stocks of cycles and most were bought-in to order. Cyclists of that period were cautious and spent many hours poring over makers catalogues such as the s example opposite before spending hard-earned money.

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A high proportion were caught in roadworks where the speed limit was reduced to 40mph and the normal variable cameras were switched off. Smart motorways – which now cover large areas on the M42 and M6 – are intended to ease congestion by managing the traffic flow by changing speed limits and utilising the hard shoulder at peak times. A Freedom of Information request submitted by the Coventry Telegraph revealed which sections of road were most likely to catch motorists going too fast.

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Background[ edit ] View towards the Back to Back Brook Street houses at the Black Country Living Museum The museum is close to the site where Dud Dudley first mastered the technique of smelting iron with coal instead of wood charcoal and making iron enough for industrial use. Having a claim to be “the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution “, the Black Country is famous for its wide range of midsteel-based products from nails to the anchor and anchor chain for the Titanic.

The site’s coal mining heritage is shown by an underground drift and colliery surface buildings. The museum has a working replica of a Newcomen atmospheric engine. Thomas Newcomen ‘s invention was first successfully put to use in Tipton in The museum is one of three in the UK with working trolleybuses. The route to the village passes the Cast Iron Houses and a s fairground.

On 16 February , the museum’s collection was awarded designated status by Arts Council England ACE , [4] a mark of distinction celebrating its unique national and international importance. By the main entrance in the old Rolfe Street Baths are displays of local artefacts encompassing some of the many products which were made by Black Country industry, cast iron hollow ware , animal traps, vehicles, chain, anchors, enamels, weighing scales, laundry irons, nails, locks and fire clay products.

The exhibition includes more fragile items such as glassware, reflecting the centuries-old industry that produced lead crystal glass and the Joseph Chance glass works between Oldbury and Smethwick.

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Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email There are 11 flood warnings in place for Gloucestershir e and the surrounding area this evening. The warnings mean that flooding is expected and immediate action is required. Flood warnings have been issued In Gloucestershire they are: Gloucester and Minsterworth At Gloucester; a tide level of between 3. This tide is not expected to reach flood warning threshold level until Wednesday mornings tide at approximately 10 am.

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London[ edit ] London has numerous historical alleys, especially, but not exclusively, in its centre; this includes The City , Covent Garden , Holborn , Clerkenwell , Westminster and Bloomsbury amongst others. An alley in London can also be called a passage, court, place, lane, and less commonly path, arcade , walk, steps , yard, terrace, and close. The coffeehouses [57] of Exchange Alley, especially Jonathan’s and Garraway’s, became an early venue for the lively trading of shares and commodities.

These activities were the progenitor of the modern London Stock Exchange. Change Alley was the site of some noteworthy events in England’s financial history, including the South Sea Bubble from to and the panic of The club built its own building in nearby Sweeting’s Alley in , dubbed the “New Jonathan’s”, later renamed the Stock Exchange.

The first mention of a pub on the site is Martin’s Lane , and it is sometimes used as a location by film companies. A tradesman’s route at its inception, it later acquired the nickname Flicker Alley because of the concentration of early film companies in the Court. Since the s it has been known as the new Booksellers’ Row as it is home to nearly twenty antiquarian and second-hand independent bookshops.

It was the temporary home of an eight-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart while he was touring Europe in For almost four months the Mozart family lodged with barber John Couzin. It was built, as an alley, along the backs of houses on Upper Street, then Islington High Street, in It is still in official use in some towns including Lewes, Brighton, and Cuckfield.

Two women killed in horror M42 crash were from Wales

Tuesday 20 September A Suffolk resident using the internet; the county has the slowest broadband speed in Britain Photograph: Alamy The website for Halesworth, a Suffolk market town known for brewing and malting, boasts that it gives local people “the advantages of the new millennium, while secure in the roots of the past”.

When it comes to broadband , however, some residents are still stuck in the last century. Halesworth’s Mount Pleasant has topped the list of Britain’s 50 slowest streets for broadband.

Os Municipality has a dismounted half wagon frame from an Oldbury wagon dating from A wagon frame built by Skabo in is in use in a garden at Kismul. It includes some original benches.

This charming town is a combination of modern structures and older architecture, with places like the modern, high tech council offices standing in stark contrast close to the historic former Lloyds Bank building, which is now used as a Subway. The town is or has been home to a number of famous people over the years, including comedian Frank Skinner, boxer Pat Cowdell, and former Iron Maiden front man, Blaze Bayley.

Business Information Sandwell Council has a lot of office space in Oldbury, having established new, modern offices in the town centre over recent years. Entertainment And Dining Out When it comes to entertainment you will find plenty within easy reach. Oldbury town centre itself is geared more towards those who want a quiet drink in one of several pubs. However, there are many clubs and pubs just a short distance away on the Hagley Road, while the NIA and Hippodrome in Birmingham are also within easy reach.

If you want to dine out, heading to the nearby Hagley Road is a great idea, as you will find many restaurants here. Transport Information There are good transport links in Oldbury, with easy access to the M5 as well as major road networks that enable drivers to get around with ease. The town is well-served by buses and taxis, which ensure alternative means of transportation for those who are not driving. The closest air travel links come via Birmingham International Airport.

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GB, Oldbury, Castle Road East, B68 9BJ. Fireworks and Bonfire @WBC, Warley Baptist Church, Monday, November Our Annual Fireworks and Bonfire night is on Monday 5th of November. Professional fireworks, bonfire, sparklers and hot food and drink will make it a perfect evening.

Youth Volunteer Speed Matching comes to Sandwell! Think Volunteer Recruitment meets Speed Dating! Having run a successful event in , the Volunteer Centre Sandwell is making plans to bring the event to Sandwell Council Chambers, Oldbury on Thursday 20th February Thanks to support from the Big Lottery. As a result the centre is making links with the corporate, statutory and voluntary sectors to raise the awareness of the event, also to develop and promote new volunteering opportunities for Sandwell young people age We would love to hear from as many organisations in Sandwell who are interested in youth volunteering!

As we see an increasing number of young people seeking volunteering opportunities, many have expressed an interest in volunteering in their local community. So as a borough wide organisation we are hosting the event for young people who are seeking new activities, perhaps need some guidance in finding out what is available to them, also have a considerable amount of time on their hands to put to good use whilst studying for exams and applying for university and college places.

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