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Re: On this day

Post by daib0 » 03 Apr 2016, 10:01

Well known down my way -

READING RAILWAY STATION: Accidents and incidents
Extreme weather was the cause of an early casualty in the station's history. On 24 March 1840, whilst the station was nearing completion, 24-year-old Henry West was working on the station roof when a freak wind (described at the time as a tornado) lifted that section of the roof, carrying it and West around 200 feet (61 m) away; West was killed. On the wall of the main station building there is a brass plaque, commemorating the event.

poor fella ...
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Re: On this day

Post by tonyp » 03 Apr 2016, 10:43

daib0 wrote:Well known down my way -

READING RAILWAY STATION: Accidents and incidents
Extreme weather was the cause of an early casualty in the station's history. On 24 March 1840, whilst the station was nearing completion, 24-year-old Henry West was working on the station roof when a freak wind (described at the time as a tornado) lifted that section of the roof, carrying it and West around 200 feet (61 m) away; West was killed. On the wall of the main station building there is a brass plaque, commemorating the event.

poor fella ...
Poor fella indeed.
Did you know that the UK is the world's 'tornado alley'?
If someone asked you where in the world most tornadoes occur, most people would probably think first of the USA, and specifically 'tornado alley.' However, surprisingly, you are actually more likely to see a tornado in the UK or the Netherlands than anywhere on the planet.
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Re: On this day

Post by daib0 » 06 Apr 2016, 17:01

On This Day 1896 (modern olympics)


The 1896 Summer Olympics (Modern Greek: Θερινοί Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 1896, Therinoí Olympiakoí Agó̱nes 1896), officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was a multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 6 to 15 April 1896. It was the first international Olympic Games held in the modern era.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1896_Summer_Olympics
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Re: On this day

Post by ashman » 27 Sep 2018, 07:19

Not exactly 'On this Day,' but what a wonderful little pin badge that Posh has produced for Poppy Day. All proceeds direct to The British Legion.

https://www.theposh.com/news/2018/septe ... available/
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Re: On this day

Post by stuie » 27 Sep 2018, 18:03

ashman wrote:
27 Sep 2018, 07:19
Not exactly 'On this Day,' but what a wonderful little pin badge that Posh has produced for Poppy Day. All proceeds direct to The British Legion.

https://www.theposh.com/news/2018/septe ... available/
Excellent, will get one on Saturday
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