Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Back in March just after we had the snow my son had problems getting to work I Oxford so I dropped him off so he did not loose out on his pay. I had read about a Blue plaque and I wanted to go and get a photo of it as it meant a lot too me.
This is the old Oxford Instruments building, back in 1972 I walked through the door you see for the first time. I had finished my apprenticeship the weekend before and was starting a new job
This looks down the side, just you can see an entrance which used to be the loading bay, the building behind was not there but a few outbuildings and a Boathouse which is where OI started life on this plot of ground before expanding to become the one of the biggest manufacturers of Superconducting Magnets.
On the wall near the entrance you can see this Blue plaque. It was unveiled by Sir Martin Wood who started Oxford Instruments
It tells you that the first Superconducting Magnet for MRI scanning was built in this building
Now you can see why it meant a lot to me, I was there when they built it and remember seeing the first body scanner in the building.
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Monday, 9 April 2018
Thursday, 5 April 2018
Looking back at some photos I took towards the end of December I found some of a sunset I took on the way home after dropping my son off at work.
Stopped off on Hagbourne hill and took this phototowards Blewbury
The right a bit looking towards the downs
At the top of the Halfpenny Lane at Moulsford I took thi sview towards Streatley
The hill here is the side of the Moulsford downs
The red sky over Streatley
Just outside Cholsey and the small hill with the sun just riseing
The vaportrails highlighted in the moring sunrise
Tuesday, 3 April 2018
Llynheilyn lake is just off the A44 at Fforest Inn and you drive right past going towards Hundred House We stopped off quickly to let the dogs have a quick break before we reached the campsite a little further along
The lake with the surrounding hills still with snow on
I always thought the lake flooded across the road
But it's marked on the map as a ford
and runs away as a stream with a temporary snow bridge across it nearby
The lake usually has a lot of wild fowl on it though there were few around when we stopped off
Last look and we were off
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