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Re: The Smokin' Hot Where On Earth Thread Mk III

#4161 Post by Sisemen » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:45 pm

Some bugger must have made a killing in the Stonehaven area and got a job lot of church contracts ‘cos they all appear to be the same bloody design!

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#4162 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:53 pm

We live about 7 miles west of Stonehaven. Maybe this clue will help. A photo taken at the adjacent castle to the church in WW2...
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#4163 Post by FD2 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:19 pm

St Palladius Episcopal Church, Drumtochty. There doesn't appear to be much of a congregation close by, but maybe it was funded by the local landowner. The Episcopal church in the village we lived in near Aberdeen was also quite different to the usual rather austere Church of Scotland version. It was known as the 'English' church.
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#4164 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:07 pm

Well done FD2 - as you say, St Palladius Episcopal Church in Drumtochty Glen near Auchenblae, Kincardineshire – just four miles from my house and I often walk my dog in the forest behind. It was originally built as an estate chapel and stands in open ground belonging to Drumtochty Castle estate. The church sits in a small plot with a few gravestones.

It was built by Arthur Clyne for Rev. J S Gammell, the then owner of the castle, in 1885. It’s very popular for weddings with the reception being held in the nearby castle. Each year on the last Saturday in June the Drumtochty Highland Games are held in a field just past the church as you look at the photo.

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#4165 Post by FD2 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:47 pm

Thanks C16 - it looks a beautiful spot.

The name of the town please:

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Supplementary - what product is made from the island in the distance?
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#4166 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:47 pm

I forgot to add to my paragraphs that the Norwegian government in exile bought the castle during WW2 and exiled Norwegian children were educated there - hence the Norwegian flag.
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#4167 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:36 pm

Fairly sure that’s Ailsa Craig and the products are curling stones. Not too sure about the town, perhaps Girvan?

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#4168 Post by FD2 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:06 pm

All correct C16 - Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde, curling stones and it is Girvan, with the Mull of Kintyre in the far distance. The fine grained blue hone granite has been quarried to make curling stones for many years. All the Olympic stones are made from Ailsa granite, with some others being made from a quarry in Wales.

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1,100 feet of Ailsa Craig towering over the entrance to the Clyde:
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#4169 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:16 pm

Thanks FD2 - here's the next. Where does the road lead to and what's the significant fact about the destination area? Here for about an hour before bed.
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#4170 Post by FD2 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:22 pm

Would it be the most southerly, westerly, northerly, easterly point somewhere?
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#4171 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:32 pm

Yes - you're sure to get it now!
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Re: The Smokin' Hot Where On Earth Thread Mk III

#4172 Post by FD2 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:13 am

It's the track to Ardnamurchan Point. Being presumptuous, as I've just seen the same photo, another on a coastal theme:

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Re: The Smokin' Hot Where On Earth Thread Mk III

#4173 Post by CharlieOneSix » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:34 am

All correct FD2. The most westerly point on the British mainland, not Land's End as many think.
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Re: The Smokin' Hot Where On Earth Thread Mk III

#4174 Post by om15 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:39 am

Lighthouse, Cape Horn Island, Chile, South America
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Re: The Smokin' Hot Where On Earth Thread Mk III

#4175 Post by Ex-Ascot » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:46 am

om15 wrote:
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Lighthouse, Cape Horn Island, Chile, South America
It appears that you are correct OM. How the bloody hell did you come up with that.
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#4176 Post by om15 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:22 am

Looked for lighthouses in Africa, no joy, then South America and found it.
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Re: The Smokin' Hot Where On Earth Thread Mk III

#4177 Post by Ex-Ascot » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:37 am

om15 wrote:
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Looked for lighthouses in Africa, no joy, then South America and found it.
Thought that you may have been growing spuds there.
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#4178 Post by FD2 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:38 am

Yes - Cape Horn Light - your turn to shine one on us om15.
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Re: The Smokin' Hot Where On Earth Thread Mk III

#4179 Post by om15 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:32 am

Thank you, this town was a pioneer in launching one of the first bicycle sharing systems.


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Re: The Smokin' Hot Where On Earth Thread Mk III

#4180 Post by Capetonian » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:53 am

Frogland?
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