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Old 04-03-2015, 10:05 PM   #47
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Lightbulb Troopers' Hill


The A431 Summerhill Road and the junction with Marling Road, St George, Bristol...
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A candle burns besides a photograph of Becky Watts at St Ambrose Church Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images..

Located on the outskirts of Bristol, local tradition has it that the Parliamentary army, under the command of Sir Thomas Fairfax, camped on Troopers' Hill prior to the siege of Bristol in 1645. It has also been suggested that the ditch between the hill and the allotments was dug at this time as a defensive earthworks.. It is known that the army approached Bristol via Keynsham and Hanham and it is possible therefore that Troopers' Hill, with its views of the city, was used while the Parliamentary army was headquartered at Hanham..Troopers' Hill is a local landmark, and was a mining area from the early 19th century (coal) until its closure in 1904 when the last fireclay mines were abandoned..It was declared as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) on 22 June 1995..



This chimney looks like an obelisk type feature..

St. George was once a mining area but now only pit names remain to remind everyone of this district's mining history, i.e., Deep Pit Road..John Armitstead well known as a coal adventurer — a colliery proprietor had a pit between Church Road and Whitehall Road, St George where he installed a pumping engine for raising coal.. Power was generated from water by means of a fire and ergo the device was called a Fire-engine. It stood on Colt’s or Boulter’s Ground but the land came to be known as the Engine Ground. To this day, a pub in the area is called the Fire Engine..The St George Fountain is a Victorian drinking fountain which divides the main Church Road which forks at this point to Kingswood and Hanham..Adjacent to this was the Parish Church of St. George, which has since been demolished and sheltered housing has been built on the site..Not far from this spot is the St. George Police Station..It is no longer in use, but was converted to flats, so the building has been preserved..Recently, there has been much televised about the palace at Kew Gardens and it is interesting to note the similarities in design of this building and the old red brick St George Higher Grade School, later St George Grammar School and finally St George Comprehensive School.. It is now a Sikh temple and a gym..St. George is a district of Bristol, England on the edge of the inner city..Postcode district BS-Dialling code 0117...

5 churches in Kew are currently in use:

Kew Baptist Church
Our Lady of Loreto and St Winefride's, Kew (Roman Catholic)
St Anne's Church, Kew (Anglican)
St Luke's Church, Kew (Anglican)
St Philip and All Saints Church, Kew (the Barn Church) (Anglican)...


Police investigating the disappearance of teenager Becky Watts have found body parts at a house in Bristol..Becky, 16, was last seen at her home in St George, Bristol, on 19 February.. Police said her family had been told the "devastating" news..Det Supt Mike Courtiour, of Avon and Somerset Police, said officers went to a house at Barton Court in the Barton Hill area of the city after receiving new information on Monday night.."The information suggested that Becky's body had been cut up and a search at the new location resulted in the discovery of body parts," he said..All se7en arrested people remain in police custody..Friday 27 February - Search continues as police divers scour a lake in St George..

Becky's mother Tania, grandmother Pat and brother Daniel Watts released a joint statement following the discovery.."We are devastated to be told of this latest development," it read.."We are at an utter loss to understand why anyone would want to hurt our beautiful Becky in such a brutal way"..Staff at Summerhill Academy, where Becky was once a student, remembered her as a "quiet, well-liked and hard-working pupil"...

The stepbrother of Becky Watts will appear in court charged with her murder exactly two weeks after the 16-year-old vanished from her home..Matthews is a delivery driver and claims on his Facebook page that he served in the British army..The 5 were arrested after the remains were discovered and police have been given extra time to question them..

Joanna Clare Yeates (19 April 1985 – 17 December 2010) was a landscape architect from Hampshire, England, who went missing in Bristol after an evening out with colleagues..The murder inquiry, codenamed Operation Braid, was one of the largest police investigations ever undertaken in the Bristol area ..The police initially suspected and arrested Christopher Jefferies, Yeates' landlord, who lived in a flat in the same building.. He was subsequently released..On 25 December 2010, a fully clothed body was found in the snow by a couple walking their dogs along Longwood Lane near a golf course..Of particular interest to them were those of 20-year-old Glenis Carruthers who was strangled in 1974, Melanie Hall, aged 25, who disappeared in 1996 and whose body was discovered 13 years later, and 35-year-old Claudia Lawrence who went missing in 2009.. Investigators identified "striking similarities" between the Yeates and Hall cases..A post mortem examination began on 26 December 2010, though results were delayed due to the frozen condition of the body...

Watt, a unit of power..

James Winston Watts (January 19, 1904 – November 15, 1994) was a neurosurgeon, born in Lynchburg, Virginia and a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and the University of Virginia School of Medicine.. Watts is noteworthy for his professional partnership with the neurologist and psychiatrist Walter Freeman.. The two became advocates and prolific practitioners of psychosurgery, specifically the lobotomy. Watts is known for carrying out the lobotomy of Rose Marie Kennedy under the supervision of Freeman..It consists of cutting or scraping away most of the connections to and from the prefrontal cortex, the anterior part of the frontal lobes of the brain...

Ever since the words Sherlock Christmas Special were announced, goose/jewel romp The Adventure Of The Blue Carbuncle has been a hot tip amongst fans..Benedict and Freeman return to Sherlock for the 2015 Special..Night shoots continue on the currently filming Special, with uncomfirmed rumours that Tyntesfield House in Bristol will be providing the backdrop to the latest scenes..Here's a calendar date for you: the Bath Chronicle recently published details of a letter sent to residents of the area surrounding Queen Street in Bath..1984 JUne 5 – The Indian Government begins Operation Blue Star, the planned attack on the Golden Temple in Amritsar...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_George,_Bristol
http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/sherlock...rny-joins-cast
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...athan-matthews
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...4&postcount=30Where are we headed?.Ah, the wall had it coming..I dislike being outnumbered.. It makes for too much stupid in the room..When we first met you told me that disguise is always a self portrait...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=270
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