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Carreg Hir / News by tjj

Thanks for this TJJ. I will have to pop by and take a look as i am currently working at PT and keep intending to take a look around at the local lesser known antiquities :) scubi63 Posted by scubi63
11 Jan 18ce

Mynydd-y-Castell / Image by GLADMAN

Like SC, loving these photos, the fort, trees and varied colours! drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10 Jan 18ce

Kincraig / Image by drewbhoy

The stone scatter I reckon is about 25 to 30m Mr T. Fantastic area! drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10 Jan 18ce

Mynydd-y-Castell / Image by GLADMAN

Yeah... I was expecting it to be rubbish, looking down on a country park, the steel works etc. But coming from the east was a good idea. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
10 Jan 18ce

Mynydd-y-Castell / Image by GLADMAN

Superb photos. I really liked it here, seems a long time ago somehow. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10 Jan 18ce

Mynydd-y-Castell / Image by GLADMAN

That's a brilliant tree, lovely twists. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10 Jan 18ce

Silbury Hill / Image by thesweetcheat

Thank you very much :) thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10 Jan 18ce

Silbury Hill / Image by thesweetcheat

I think this is just magic. Well seen and taken. thelonious Posted by thelonious
10 Jan 18ce

Kincraig / Image by drewbhoy

Interesting site Drew. Nice to still be able to make out the chamber. It must have been some size cairn. thelonious Posted by thelonious
10 Jan 18ce

Silbury Hill / Image by thesweetcheat

Thank you both, when I came over the ridge I didn't think I'd see it at all, had to walk halfway down to get this much visibility! thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10 Jan 18ce

Silbury Hill / Image by thesweetcheat

Brilliant sir, excellent vibes in the mist! drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10 Jan 18ce

Silbury Hill / Image by thesweetcheat

I love this photo tsc ... so very atmospheric. And probably one of my favourite views. tjj Posted by tjj
10 Jan 18ce

Nottinghamshire / News by tjj

No more a veiled threat than the direct threats issued to NT staff who didn't feel particularly like sporting LGBT badges, lanyards and rainbow T-shirts but who were forced to by the National Trust or "offered" roles away from the public eye where they would not be forced to dress up (after some pressure the NT did back down).
But I digress, the NT is of course actually tasked with stewardship of lands and properties and should be kicking merry hell at Ineos and its sister company (instead of its hard working staff - gay or not). The managers of NT properties under threat should be getting a considerable bit more angry and aggressive towards the manipulative lawyer-talk, legalese and expensive court actions thrust upon the National Trust/ Public Purse by companies like Ineos.

Nice to see that the lowering of the Tax Rate meant that their profits for the 3 Month period up to Sept 2017 meant a charge of €121.9 million as compared to a charge of €147.9 million for the same period in 2016. Good to see the UK taxpayer they will be taking to court has been contributing to their profitability with such a subsidy.

https://www.ineos.com/globalassets/investor-relations/public/quarterly-reports/igh-q3-2017-report_final.pdf

Heads should roll.
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
09 Jan 18ce

Nottinghamshire / News by tjj

The NT's 'heart-felt letter' is reproduced in full at the bottom of the above link. It will no doubt fall on deaf ears but at least in this instance the manager of Clumber Park (which does sound lovely, though I've never visited) is behaving with integrity.

As you aptly put it in your second comment HD, INEOS is no doubt already playing hardball as this quote from the above link shows:
"Rob Coyle, the CEO of Ineos Shale, accused the charity of ‘failing to engage with us or the science’ and has even warned that it will withhold profits from the Trust for being obstructive, if it does eventually win permission."
A veiled threat don't you think.
tjj Posted by tjj
09 Jan 18ce

Nottinghamshire / News by tjj

Ineos have just launched a legal challenge to the Scottish Government's ban on fracking.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-42624749

Fee-Fi-Fo-Fun I smell the hardball game hotting up. Profit Interest of Private Petroleum Corporation challenges the power of democratically elected government.
Bring it on Ineos!
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
09 Jan 18ce

Nant Mawr, Fforest Fawr / Image by GLADMAN

Just do it SC, looks well worth it! Great stuff Mr G! drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
09 Jan 18ce

Nottinghamshire / News by tjj

"A heartfelt letter" is a "political intervention" these days. Lordy get up out of your bed "National Trust" and do your job to stop this madness. A "heartfelt letter" is a limp-wristed, hand-wringing, shoulder-shrugging feeble response to a direct challenge and ultimatum from BIG BUSINESS who don't give a toss about Nottinghamshire, the Environment or the remit of the National Trust. The next thing is that INEOS will be saying that the NT are racists, homophobes and denying the Shale Industry their very right to exist.
Puke.
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
09 Jan 18ce

Avebury / Image by thesweetcheat

It wasn't the nicest day, but quite atmospheric.

Yes, I was rather taken aback by that, he's someone I admire greatly, some great responses to it :)
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
08 Jan 18ce

Avebury / Image by thesweetcheat

Wonderful Avebury, I'd love to go back someday. I can still feel the hard chalk beneath my feet as I look at your photo.

Nice RT by RM regarding your lovely cairns thread yesterday by the way :-)
thelonious Posted by thelonious
08 Jan 18ce

Nant Mawr, Fforest Fawr / Image by GLADMAN

Yes, not ideal, but I'm not sure how else to get there and it's worth the effort :) thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
08 Jan 18ce

Nant Mawr, Fforest Fawr / Image by GLADMAN

Just a question of the height loss. I came across Dringarth so had to reclimb it on the way back... GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
08 Jan 18ce

Fan Llia / Image by GLADMAN

Great stuff, this one is high up on the revisit list after November's failure. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
08 Jan 18ce

Nant Mawr, Fforest Fawr / Image by GLADMAN

I was considering an approach from above, via Fan Fawr. Do-able do you think? thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
08 Jan 18ce

Nant Mawr, Fforest Fawr / Image by GLADMAN

Only trouble was getting there... unless you can get to the reservoir... GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
08 Jan 18ce

Ballinagee / Image by ryaner

Looks like a great place to come. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
08 Jan 18ce
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