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A fire in the firebox

This week Travel Tuesday is visiting a steam rally in Queen’s Park, Crewe in southern Cheshire, England.

This traction engine has recently had a fire started in the firebox as the smoke from the smokestack shows.

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Old Fordson Tractor

Travel Tuesday is visiting the Cheshire Ploughing Match in the 1980s.

This is a competitor using an old Fordson tractor in the ploughing match.

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South Cheshire Pipe Band

Travel Tuesday this week is a follow-up to last week which featured the South Cheshire Pipe Band drummer.

This is the band performing on The Square in the town of Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England during a Medieval Fair.

Travel Tuesday: South Cheshire Pipe Band
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Pipe Band Drummer

Travel Tuesday is traveling back to the town of Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England in the mid 1980s.

There was a Medieval Fair on the town square although there wasn’t much sign of anything medieval. The South Cheshire Pipe Band were performing on a section of the square.

Travel Tuesday: Pipe Band Drummer
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Crofters Cottage Museum

This week Travel Tuesday is traveling back to the Isle of Skye at Easter in 1980.

This is an old, thatched crofters cottage that had been turned into a museum of crofting. It has since been expanded with more buildings and is now known as the Skye Museum of Island Life.

Travel Tuesday: Old Crofters Cottage Museum
Crofters Cottage Museum on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.
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Nantwich town square

My Travel Tuesday blog post this week is traveling back to the market town of Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England in the mid 1980s.

This is part of the town square and some of the buildings surrounding it. Known locally as The Square it’s the center of the oldest part of the town. The town has one of the highest concentrations of listed buildings in England with lots of good examples of Tudor and Georgian architecture.

A fire in December of 1583 destroyed most of the town to the east of the River Weaver which runs through the town.

 

Travel Tuesday: Nantwich town square

 

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Holiday Fireworks

Travel Tuesday is traveling back three years this week.

Last weekend was the Ontario Civic Holiday long weekend. This is normally the weekend of the Wiarton Rotary Village Fair. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this year’s fair was cancelled.

The Rotary Club traditionally put on a firework display at the end of the fair. In 2017 I went down to the dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay and photographed the fireworks from across the bay.

The Ferris wheel of the fair is the white circle below the fireworks. It shows how high the fireworks went and how large some of them were.

 

Travel Tuesday: Holiday Fireworks