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coyote

Lower Sackville, Canada

#23 Sep 14, 2011
Oh yes Katie: you were aware of our Bay of Fundy-- seems it moves billions of tons of water on each tide to the extent it far surpasses the amount moved daily by all the rivers in the entire world. It is high enough we even have a reversing falls which drops to the Bay at lo tide but is bay level at hi tide so boats can sail over it on their journies up river to inland N.B.
Katie

UK

#24 Sep 14, 2011
coyote wrote:
Oh yes Katie: you were aware of our Bay of Fundy-- seems it moves billions of tons of water on each tide to the extent it far surpasses the amount moved daily by all the rivers in the entire world. It is high enough we even have a reversing falls which drops to the Bay at lo tide but is bay level at hi tide so boats can sail over it on their journies up river to inland N.B.
To Coyote hello yes iam aware of the tides of the Bay of Funday i covered the worlds tides in geography at school i also know that the worlds strongest current is in Canada as well.I know this from geography at school as well that the worlds strongest current is the Nakwakto Rapids in the Slingsby Channel in British Columbia they can reach 16 Knots.
coyote

Westville, Canada

#25 Sep 16, 2011
I spoke with the visitor to this area (from London) about railway museums etc. in Manchester and he is very aware of all. He claims Manchester and area to be his favorite in UK as the city is very beautiful and the people very friendly with a wonderful mix of older architecture plus very cosmopolitan. He worked on projects there and in Halifax as well which he likened to Halifax, N.S. I asked about Strangeway Prison. He described it and said it is very old and a very imposing older structure known to house an extreme criminal element. He is very much thinking of working in this area provided it will enable him to get back to UK fairly often to visit family. Interesting; seems he encountered a medical problem before coming here and it is of such the doctors advised him to keep having the condition checked over here. He was amazed when the specialist referred to over here actually called him at home to advise the tests performed last week had provided positive results- he is grateful for the posi but very impressed a specialist would actually phone him to convey the results. Just a side note. It is interesting for me to have met this fellow in the frame of dicussing our respective home areas on the forum. Gotta run- take care !
Katie

UK

#26 Nov 11, 2011
coyote wrote:
I spoke with the visitor to this area (from London) about railway museums etc. in Manchester and he is very aware of all. He claims Manchester and area to be his favorite in UK as the city is very beautiful and the people very friendly with a wonderful mix of older architecture plus very cosmopolitan. He worked on projects there and in Halifax as well which he likened to Halifax, N.S. I asked about Strangeway Prison. He described it and said it is very old and a very imposing older structure known to house an extreme criminal element. He is very much thinking of working in this area provided it will enable him to get back to UK fairly often to visit family. Interesting; seems he encountered a medical problem before coming here and it is of such the doctors advised him to keep having the condition checked over here. He was amazed when the specialist referred to over here actually called him at home to advise the tests performed last week had provided positive results- he is grateful for the posi but very impressed a specialist would actually phone him to convey the results. Just a side note. It is interesting for me to have met this fellow in the frame of dicussing our respective home areas on the forum. Gotta run- take care !
To Coyote hello your new found friend from London is right about HMP Manchester aka Strangeways prison the prison was constructed in 1868 and saw its first hanging in 1869.So your friend down London must know Cheethamhill? Coyote ask him if he has ever drank in the Berwick on Conarvon Street that is the pub on the same street facing the old gatehouse.The Berwick is the pub the executioners use to drink in before going on duty 24 hours before a hanging takecare and all the best Katie xxxxxx.
coyote

Kingston, Canada

#27 Nov 16, 2011
OK kid- the Berwick on Conarvon Street and assume Cheethamill is an area-- He is with a group I am in and we are travelling to Halifax for meetings next week so will ask him about the Berwick !! Hey. that may be Sir Art's watering hole - ha!!
Katie

UK

#28 Nov 18, 2011
coyote wrote:
OK kid- the Berwick on Conarvon Street and assume Cheethamill is an area-- He is with a group I am in and we are travelling to Halifax for meetings next week so will ask him about the Berwick !! Hey. that may be Sir Art's watering hole - ha!!
To Coyote hello Yes HMP Manchester is in Cheethamhill and yes cheethamhill hill is an area of Manchester.100 Yards down the road from the prison and you are in the City of Salford.The prison was built on the site of a statly home called Strangeways hall,hence the nickname of HMP Manchester as Strangeways prison.(the prison is a protected and listed building)HMP Manchester has a unique history all of its own and it is the largest Cat A prison in Britain.
coyote

Kingston, Canada

#29 Nov 19, 2011
Thanx Katie- this fellow is renovating an old home for a B&B- you can visit his site at Valley House as he has a work in progress album plus narrative.
Katie

UK

#30 Nov 19, 2011
coyote wrote:
Thanx Katie- this fellow is renovating an old home for a B&B- you can visit his site at Valley House as he has a work in progress album plus narrative.
Coyote hello get your friend to pay a visit to the Education forum topix and we can share stories and research ect.If he knows Cheethamhill and HMP Manchester i think we add some interesting articles to the Topix,it would be good to hear from him.Takecare Katie xxxxxx.
coyote

Kingston, Canada

#31 Jan 18, 2012
Katie (or any UK reader who may browse this topic) I have been doing some work on family history and have been swayed from U.S. to England by virtue of my finding out my ancestor on my Dad's side came to Nova Scotia as a young 20 yr. old British soldier , his name was John Shaw, from a place called Loughborough, UK. Ever heard of such a place ? He served in the garrison at Fort Anne (Annapolis Royal), Nova Scotia but eventually deserted along with most of the others, changed his last name to that of his mother and eked out a successful existence in this land. The British having secured solid reign decided to Pardon any deserters who were making a positive contribution in opening up their found communities. This was in early 1800's so threats from French and U.S. had been dealt with and thus economic development was the priority. I found, while browsing a museum near the community he inspired, a written interview he provided a writer in about 1870 plus a somewhat touched up photo, taken during the interview, of himself and his wife. Is Shaw a common name in UK ? I have visited London and my son studied in Lincoln but until recently genealogy was not of interest to me- seems it is creeping up so sending out this post !
Bob

Dorval, Canada

#32 Jan 18, 2012
coyote: Loughborough is not far from Gotham(about halfway between Loughborough and Nottingham), where I had few pints with a distant cousin. The Cuckoo Bush, for a pint of Bass, and then to the Sun for a pint of Everard's Old Original.
We also went to Checker's and the Mash Tub, as well as over to a town called Melton, but I don't remember the name of the pub.
Beer was good, pub food was good. But the row houses I stayed in did not have double glazing or central heating. This was in November/December, so made for some chilly nights.
coyote

Kingston, Canada

#36 Jan 23, 2012
Well Katie- it is interesting the Mellish was a transporter of convicts to Australia and you work in the custodial service. Thanks for info on Shaw. In the interim I have contacted the heirs of my great uncle who left to fight in the Boer War and remained there. His grandson is totally excited to have finally been able to have communication with a relative from where his grandfather hailed. We are just getting into the sharing and fortunately I knew most of the folks his grandfather had spoken to his family about. They (cousins) are mainly in Zimbabwe. take care and treat the baby proper !!
Katie Woodhill

Milton Keynes, UK

#37 Jan 23, 2012
coyote wrote:
Well Katie- it is interesting the Mellish was a transporter of convicts to Australia and you work in the custodial service. Thanks for info on Shaw. In the interim I have contacted the heirs of my great uncle who left to fight in the Boer War and remained there. His grandson is totally excited to have finally been able to have communication with a relative from where his grandfather hailed. We are just getting into the sharing and fortunately I knew most of the folks his grandfather had spoken to his family about. They (cousins) are mainly in Zimbabwe. take care and treat the baby proper !!
Hello Coyote you have been talking to my troll sorry to say and I have decided to add more to my name to make it clear who the real Katie is on here and from now on any posts under just Katie are fake and myown will appear with the two names and from Milton Keynes. Thankyou.
coyote

Kingston, Canada

#38 Jan 23, 2012
Awesome- now; who is pregnant ?
coyote

Dartmouth, Canada

#43 Apr 4, 2012
Katie: Is that the Ichabod Crane (spelling ?) headless horseman from the Disney cartoons and now a mainstream movie inc.sleepy hollow and the covered bridge ?
coyote

Dartmouth, Canada

#44 Apr 13, 2012
Katie: uuhhh-no response- OK- FYI- you are likely aware this Sat/Sun is the 100th anniversary of Titanic sinking. Our little city of Halifax (now HRM) is awash with cruise ships visiting the three cemeteries which contain the burial sites of many who perished from the ship. The prime purveyor of the bodies was a ship sent from Hfx. to locate as many as possible. Very horrible accounts. So visitors from all over the world have come for many, many reasons to commemorate the event. The Titanic went down not that many miles from our coastline (few hundred I suppose) and despite the fact a maritime museum in the city has had a special display re the tragedy it has never had so much attention. Even locals did not realize the significant role Halifax served in responding to the SOS etc. Neat stories being reported by journalists from speaking with visitors. Anyway- do you know history of where you live? Many Haligonians know a lot more than they did a few mos. ago ! Thanx
Bob

Dorval, Canada

#45 Apr 14, 2012
Interesting item on a CBC documentary on the Titanic: due to a fire in one of the coal bins, they were feeding all the surplus coal into the boilers as quickly as possible in order to get rid of it. This would possibly explain why they were travelling at almost maximum cruising speed through an ice field.
coyote

Dartmouth, Canada

#46 Apr 14, 2012
Thanx Bob: makes sense for sure. This thing sure is bringing a lot to Hfx this week end... I wonder if the Titanic has become such a storied tragedy because it (the sinking) happened so near our coast, because so many wealthy passengers were aboard, the tout that it was supposed to be unsinkable (actually they say if it had impacted the iceberg head-on it likely would not have sunk due to water tight compartments}. I know the movie industry has produced the story in different eras and oddly the big one was by James Cameron who is a canuck and has roots in Cape Breton but is himself an Ont. boy. The male star character played by Leonardo (?) is based on a young fellow named Dawson who is buried at one of the 3 sites in Hfx. Reports say when the movie came out the teen girls surrounded the headstone with letters, flowers etc. There was a Swiss Air disaster just S/E of Hfx. a few years ago and it is touching how many folks still flock to the area to remember that air crash- possibly it is that way whenever there is an air disaster but I was not aware until this one happened here in our area. Very sad and I hope the events in HRM go very well.... thanx again
coyote

Dartmouth, Canada

#48 Apr 15, 2012
Great connection Bob. It is interesting how some of the passengers did end up on the Titanic due to sudden changes in their plans. At least one fellow was hired just prior to sailing as he inquired for a job and some regulars had not shown up so off he went w/o even having time to advise his family.He did not make the survivor list... Good for your grandpa !! I had a lot of on an American Eagle flight from Peoria to Chicago. A week or so later that flight came down in a cornfield- dunno if same plane but same schedule... gulp !!
asexual_dude

Kingsport, TN

#57 Apr 20, 2012
Katie wrote:
<quoted text>To Coyote the story of Sleepy Hollow was first written in Washington Irvins The sketch book of Geoffrey Cayon Gent.Washington Irvin wrote some of these stories when he lived in England.Sleepy Hollow was published in 1820 this book became Americas first best seller.So Boggart Hole Clough has a link with two well known stories.
We don't need your pansy UK authors spreading their socialist fantasies in America. Foreigner trash keep out.
Bob

Dorval, Canada

#58 Apr 20, 2012
I think anyone posting under any variation of the name 'dude' can be safely ignored...

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