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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Brass bands, Meteor showers and lost canals

I could hear the music coming along the towpath as we walked up the Marple flight. The ring of bells pub had the Stockport Silver Band playing in the garden. Click brass to listen.
Brass bands in the UK have been associated with many industries over the years. Mines, Mills and village communities had a band some dating back 150years.

This weekend sees a Perseid meteor shower starting Saturday night the 11th going through to Monday night. The best show will be Sunday night. Advice is to have a clear view to the east.
The above is the view from the boat to the east across the Goyt Valley. This picture is a first for me in as far as it`s the first time I have stitched two pictures together. The gate post was the edge of each picture.
So looks like another late night for Jaq and I, 2am last night, but who cares our life is our own. There is likely to be a few dozen shooting stars per hour.
U.S. link for Meteor shower is here.

Just to finish, i have just found the small section of the Upper Peak Forest canal that was re routed many many years ago. More soon when I calm down, you know i love the history of where i live.


nb Cleddau said...

Jaq and Les,
We are backon Cleddau at our mooring,
Love Sue

Les Biggs said...

Hi Sue
E Mail on way.

Anonymous said...

Marple is one of our (many!) favourite canal spots - I can just imagine watching the perseids up there.

Cloudy in Surrey so no meteor watching for us tonight - shame - I proposed to Richard back in August 2000 when we were lying in the garden watching the perseids fall!

So we don't have "our tune", we have "our meteors" :-)

Sue, nb Indigo Dream

Anonymous said...

Great job with the photo. Can hardly see the join! Hope it's the first of many. Always enjoy your blogs.

Cheers, Alistair

Les Biggs said...

Hi Sue(Indigo Dream)
I suppose getting you to lay in the garden to watch meteorites is quite an original chat up line.LOL We saw some Sunday night. Saturday was cloudy but tonight(Mon) looks promising.

Les Biggs said...

Hi Alistair
All done on windows live photo editor.Just had to crop it slightly afterwards.

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs