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This is a place where I will be posting all sorts of things not just things relating to Derby and Derbyshire. On here you will find details of any videos I’ve made of things in Derby and also Time-lapse, stop motion animation, Tutorials etc. If I find some useful software for PC or iPhone then I will feature it here.I’m sure that there will be something of interest to someone on my many posts.Please leave comments on any posts if you like them.
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Tuesday, 17 September 2019

THE Best pubs for Real Cider (Flat) in the UK as of Sept 2019

THE Best pubs for Real Cider (Flat) in the UK Sept 2019 :
I only drink flat cider and finding pubs in the UK that sell it these days is a lot better than it used to be, there are some amazing pubs selling loads of proper ciders. Below is a list of the best ones me and a friend have found in the last 12 months.
Listed by most ciders sold.

Andy Savage

Amount of ciders is average amount found (i.e. NOT when there is a beer festival on.).
Im including fruit Ciders as well as traditional ones. Here is the CAMRA real cider definition.

The King's Ditch, 51 Lower Gungate, Tamworth <<<<<-- p="" the="" winner="">32 Ciders 

Foleys Tap House, 159 The Headrow, Leeds
24 Ciders 

Harlequin Pub, Nursery Street, Sheffield
20 ciders 

Brunswick Inn, 1 Railway Terrace, Derby
16 ciders 

The Pestle & Mortar, 81 Castle Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire
14 Ciders 

Tamworth Brewing Co, 29 Market Street, Tamworth
13 Ciders

The Post Office Vaults, 84B New Street, Birmingham
13 Ciders 

Tom's Tap and Brewhouse Ltd, 4-5 Thomas Street, Crewe
11 Ciders 

Angel Ale House, 24 Church Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire
11 Ciders

Taphouse Brewpub, 70 Humber Street, Fruit Market, Kingston upon Hull
11 Ciders

Shilton Vaults,The Hollow, Earl Shilton, Leicester
9 Ciders

Whalebone Inn, 165 Wincomlee, Kingston upon Hull
8 ciders

1887 The Brew Room, 139 Church Street, Blackpool
8 Ciders

Hop and Vine,24 Albion St, Kingston upon Hull
8 ciders 

Mean Eyed Cat NCL, 1 St Thomas Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
7 Ciders

The Free Trade Inn, St Lawrence Road, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne
7 Ciders

Elbow Room, 26 Station Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire
7 Ciders

Crown and Kettle, 2 Oldham Road, Manchester
7 Ciders

BeerHeadZ, Cabman's Shelter, 1A Queens Road, Nottingham
7 ciders

The Old Horse, 198 London Road, Leicester
7 ciders

The Babington Arms, 11-13 Babington Lane, Derby
6 Ciders

The Brink MCR, Beneath 65 Bridge St, Manchester
6 ciders

Furley and Co, 18-20 Princes Dock Street, Kingston upon Hull
6 ciders

The Old Queens Head, 40 Pond Hill, Sheffield
6 ciders

The Lillie Langtry's, 4 South Sherwood Street, Nottingham
5 Ciders

Sir Robert Peel, 13-15 Lower Gungate, Tamworth
5 ciders

The Victoria, Union road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
5 Ciders

The Font bar, 7-9 New Wakefield St, Manchester
5 ciders

The Fenton, 161 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds
4 ciders

Shakespeares, 46-148 Gibraltar Street, Sheffield
4 Ciders

The Market Vaults,Market Street, Tamworth
4 Ciders

Borough Arms, Earle Street, Crewe
3 ciders

Hops - Belgian Bar, 8-10 Prince Albert Street, Crewe
4 ciders

The Birdcage Lincoln Pub & Kitchen, 54 Baggholme Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
3 Ciders

Captain Ridley's Shooting Party, 183-185 Queensway, Bletchley, Milton Keynes.
2 ciders


Monday, 3 June 2019

I had to pass this street on the left hand side, do you know why?

While in Stockport I found this street and I had to pass it on the left had side, do you know why? you have to be of a certain age to understand. I bet only 40% of viewers get this, of course 88.2% of statistics are made up on the spot :)

Here is a link to my video :


Monday, 8 October 2018

Mackworth Estate Memorial "Sculpture to Conflict", Derby - Google Street view and Video tour

Mackworth Estate Memorial "Sculpture to Conflict" by artist Peter Maris.

This memorial was consecrated on Saturday 6th October 2018 by Rt Rev's Jan McFarlane, Bishop of Repton and acting Bishop of Derby.

This modern war memorial is located on Prince Charles Avenue, opposite the Coop on the land at the end of the new car park.

Here is a Google Streetview tour I captured on Sunday  7th October 2018 :

Or use this link to view : Google Street view of : Mackworth Estate Memorial "Sculpture to Conflict"

The monument cost £18,000 to build and was funded by section 106 contributions from the sale of the former Derby College site and the Radbourne Lane development - rather than taxpayer cash

It was designed with the help of local school children in 2015.

The structure is made from Weathering steel (Core Ten) which is a hard wearing material used in the construction of tanks in WWII, contemporary landscaping and sculptures and memorials such as the “Angel of the North”. Weathering steel (Core-Ten) is low maintenance long lasting and once fully oxidised will colour from golden brown to a deep purple brown over time. The sculpture will also contain a stone carved frieze based on the actual carving workshops from three local schools and their understanding of peace and conflict.

Here is a video tour around the memorial from the Summer 2018 before it was completed.