Monday, February 28, 2011
The vote is on Thursday. I'm not voting. I'm going to Lidl for one of their special offers. The WAG planned and constructed the A55 Warren Bank exits knowing Chester Rd would get extra traffic and it does. The WAG have shafted Chester Rd with increased traffic. I've said to wifey I will drive her to the polling station but she too says she will decline. I'm saving my main fire power until the first week in May.
postscript: changed my mind.............
Link: The badgers revenge
In The Independent
The only problem being Penyffordd transport policy is decided in Wales.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Cc: Arnold_Woolley@flintshire.gov.uk ; Cllr Robin Baker ; Mold Cllr Chris Bithell ; Cllr Clive Carver ; Elwyn Davies ; Cllr Glenys Diskin ; ERDirector@flintshire.gov.uk ; Cllr Robin Guest (Mold) ; David Hanson MP ; Patrick Heesom ; Nick Herbert MP ; Mark Isherwood AM ; Hilary Isherwood ; Carwyn Jones AM ; Cllr Chris Jones ; Cllr Stella Jones ; Cllr Tom Jones ; Ieuan Wyn Jones ; Cllr Colin Legg ; Cllr Nancy Mathews ; Rt Hon Theresa May ; Clllr David McFarlane ; Jim Moore ; Cllr Tim Newhouse ; NWPA ; North Wales Police ; Chf Supt Ruth Purdie ; Go Safe ; Carl Sargeant AM ; Cllr Tony Sharps ; Aaron Shotton Cllr ; Mark Tami MP ; Cllr Carolyn Thomas ; PC 1469 Howie Williams
postscript: I don't send emails to the above over such parochial matters as lorries using the village instead of the bypass. The above list was most probably emailed over the continued downplaying ( I say lying) by North Wales Police about speeding in the village in the Flintshire Chronicle.
With regards developments there was a letter in The Flintshire Chronicle last week where a complainant from St Mary's Park, Mold stated that using TRICS methods and data ( it looks complicated to me)
it was possible to prove that an extra 50 dwellings can generate up to 400 vehicle movements a day.
Wood Lane of course will have more than 50 houses. Who would want to live next to a bypass is a constant mystery to me. lol
If its the Neil I met and talked to at their Bretton headquarters you can be sure he is not a person to abuse. I am of the opinion he might not work for the company any longer. As you say Alan Skips have not been using the village this last year. This however changed last week when I saw at least 6 ASK lorries coming through the village with many others.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Anyway he leads the opposition doing what he should.
in The Daily Post
If you go to PC World the queue for things gone wrong is always bigger than the sale queue.
Computers are not yet white goods.
A little research on Google reveals the GX 270 has issues with a row of capacitors on the motherboard. Ten minutes to learn how to open the machine up ( no screws) reveals about 4 of the capacitors are burnt out.
This makes the motherboard toast. So we have what many go through. A computer dead with no backup of important files. We thought we had backup but its incomplete.
I removed the hard drive and tried getting it to work as a slave on another machine which has Windows 98. The computer recognises the different hard drive. Windows however refuses to cooperate. We are 4 hours into this and its grinding to a halt.
I come across Pc File recovery by accident, its also free. Surprise surprise it works. Most of the files are there but some are still missing. Anyway I now have a way at looking at dead machine hard drives.
Its in German but has an English translation.
Friday, February 25, 2011
There's an interesting full letters page in The Flintshire Chronicle. A community at the back of Mold called St Mary's Park are up in arms because more houses are planned using their roads for access. These people are really switched on about traffic which can't be said for our village elders in Penyffordd. They quote TRICS Data. They say that 50 dwellings generates 400 daily movements. So Mr Hewitt's land when built on will generate a lot of extra traffic for Chester Rd.
The late Derek Darlington said may be 8 or 10 years ago that A55 Warren Hall exits would have a big effect on the village. What was done after that by our councillors? It appears nothing.
Cllr David Williams and Cindy Hinds are left to try and salvage an environment for the village. We are currently a giant short cut courtesy of Flintshire County Council and the Welsh Assembly government.
Our AM Carl Sargeant and Mark Tami MP are saying nothing. How the Labour led WAG think they can stitch Penyffordd up with regards extra traffic and come looking for votes in May is beyond me. All it took was a fraction of a tenth of a percent of the A55 Warren Hall money to slow down traffic and it make it awkward. But no they decided that Chester Rd was going to be fine as a spare trunk road. So much for community environment WAG.
An email to Carl Sargeant AM
cc Chief Constable Mark Polin, Minister for Policing, Home Secretary, IWJ, Carwyn Jones
Just been given the finger by a lorry driver hammering through the village. I'd take the reg but my confidence in NWP is in the gutter. They are nothing but scum. (that's the lorry drivers)
A police sargeant warned me about lorry drivers he said they carried knifes and iron bars. They should be using the bypass but we have traitors on the council in the pay of the local lorry firms or are they just plain incompetent?
I've had my FOIE back from NWP which I asked Insp Best to explain the lies he told to The Chronicle with regards speeding traffic in Chester Rd.
I can't understand police. Do they think we are all thick?
They get a CBM to stand there with a high res coat on with a speed gun at the quietest part of the day. Everyone warns one another. He manages to stop one or two unlucky ones who get a telling off.
What's the problem they say? Don't they realise we actually live here?
A good example of pretend policing
They then think that's the end of the matter when there is over a 1000 speeders coming through the village every day.
The proper way to do it is for Gosafe to do an audit. Then the police, councillors and residents to be given unedited copied of the data for study on their computers
Advice and or enforcement follows then another audit is carried out and data is shared amongst various interested parties to see whether further action if any is needed.
Of course we can't be doing that can we as there is a precise measure of the effect or non effect of police or Gosafe action.
My councillors should be pressing for this. Why am I having to do it? It's 4 years now.
It's about safety and environment for the village for God's sake.
Have a good weekend
ps I see the natives are getting restless in St Mary's Park, Mold over traffic
copied to blog.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Door to door salesman should be banned, nobody likes them. There are already canvas free zones, what about the rest of us? Our politicians a waste of space as usual.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
1. Dog poo
2. Klaus in his yellow shorts ( no photo)
3. Arnold Woolley
5. Developers pulling flankers
6. Patrick Heesom ( he of three quarters of a million in costs)
8. Cllr Carolyn Thomas, Treuddyn
Link Alison Halford
cc Chief Constable
Morning Penyffordd Councillors,
Just seen a 20 ton lorry hammering through the village centre
Amongst many other vehicles I may add
One would have thought our wise old men would have
pressed for no lorries when the new bypass was built.
Asking a bit much on that ( average age 75)
So what's the current state of play?
Must be still over a 1000 vehicles a day
speeding through Penyffordd.
Penyffordd Cllrs will not press North Wales Police to do their job
Gosafe ( formerly Arrive Alive) will not release three sets of data
recorded for Chester Rd. They say its vexatious to persist.
You of course back Gosafe by your silence
Mark Tami MP is silent
Carl Sargeant MP is silent
Chief Constable Mark Polin is silent
Flintshire County Council are not interested
The Welsh Assembly back the refusal of Gosafe to hand over data that affects
Penyffordd Village centre environment.
Never mind the Middle East there needs to be a revolution closer to home.
This stonewalling, hiding of incompetence needs to end.
Is this sort of thing endemic in local government?
Or am I wrong to want to live in a village environment with a bypass?
There is a rotteness here that starts at community council level all the way up to first minister.
More powers? You don't deal with your current powers in a proper manner.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
The bottom line being that an unaccountable quango ( Gosafe) refuses to hand over three sets of traffic speed data for Chester Rd, Penyffordd which shows the true nature of our dangerous daily rat run and environmental noise damage to our community which the refuse to do anything about.
Here continues a record of public servants refusing to be transparent and accountable whether they work for Flintshire County Council, North Wales Police or Gosafe. You may ask where my elected representatives are....................................
keyword: Geraint Evans, data manager, Jim Moore, Inspector Martin Best
Bouncy castle attendant on a salary of £13,000 at Angus council
Cheerleading development officer in Falkirk.
£5 million on 141 jobs for political advisers
£6 million on 183 European officer posts
£10 million on 350 climate change officers
in The Telegraph
Councils wasting our money.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Thank you for your e-mail of 20/01/2011 11:36:09 AM about the Government’s intentions to replace police authorities with directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs). As you will appreciate, the Policing Minister has a vast amount of correspondence to deal with, and his office has asked the Police Reform Unit to respond to your letter. Whilst I am not in a position to comment on the local issues you raised I can comment on PCCs.
We welcome your support with the introduction of the PCCs. Police authorities are invisible and unaccountable to the public, whilst exercising significant powers relating to force budgets and strategic control. The Government is committed to replacing bureaucratic accountability with democratic accountability. The introduction of Commissioners will mean for the first time the public will be able to directly vote for an individual to represent their community’s policing needs – in this sense, Commissioners are far removed from the current system. That elected individual will be directly accountable to the public in a way that police authorities are not. Whilst the Home Office has considered alternative models, including strengthening the current system, Commissioners will be a significantly more visible and able advocate of the public voice as well as representing better value for money than their overly bureaucratic counterpart currently in place.
For more details of the role of Policing and Crime Commissioners please see our website: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/police/
Postscript: I agree with the above. I do not care for the relationship that Penyffordd cllrs have with North Wales Police over the interest of Chester Rd either. This can be looked at next election if the current situation with regards speeding traffic continues.
pps. I don't spend all day waiting for Mark to make statements in the House of Commons, I get an automatic email whenever he asks a question or makes a statement.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I have copied it and cleaned it up of extraneous characters that appear if you copy stuff from something such as a word processor without washing it first of it's underlying formatting. I use Notepad to do it.
I have copied it in full as I presume the writer wants this important subject discussed widely.
Timmy Truth leaves no email address or method of contact but I suppose if you wanted to contact Timmy you could try leaving a comment on HIS blog (above) .
EPIDEMIOLOGIST SPEAKS OUT
Public Health Wales are supposed to be collecting cancer information from the rest of the NHS in Wales and feeding into a database which gives us data on cancer rates, incidence and prevalence.
For some years the system for collecting death certificates has not been working properly so this has not been recorded on the database. The 'flagging' system has not been done properly either so does not follow people when they move between NHS areas, so records are not updated if that person dies from cancer or not. If you look at the reports that are published then rest of UK does prevalence and incident but Public Health Wales is under instruction to avoid doing incidence so that they do not have to admit that the data is not all there.
The official line for any query on prevalence rates that are missing is to try to persuade the person asking for the information that they do not fully understand statistics and as the experts in public health recommendincidence instead of prevalence then that is probably what they really want.
Hanson Investigation Sham
What this ultimately means is that the data that would be needed to do a proper health study in North Wales is not there. Mr Andrew Jones has known this all along and Edwina Hart knows it too so why are they leading the people of North Wales on?
Mr Jones promised that Public Health Wales were going to do a proper review of cancer rates after complaints that previous studies avoided looking in to the real problem. How can they make this promise when they know the data is not there? Well there are a few tactics in hand to try to keep it covered up. Mr Andrew Jones had chaired a lot of meetings with us and said it was to 'fully understand concerns' before deciding what data would be looked at.
In reality he knows the data is not there and he has chosen to try to persuade North Wales people that they really want something other than the cancer study and the meetings and press releases are designed to steer our attention on to environmental concerns instead.
The other con trick is that he is writing the Terms of Reference and any proper study into cancer rates is not going to be on there so that if we complain at the end then he can say ‘We just followed the terms of reference which everyone agreed.’ The plan is to make the terms of reference so limited that no studies will make it on there that need the missing data. That means the cancer studies. Or, to limit to restricted types of cancer is very specific locations where they happen to have a little bit of data even if it is not of central relevance.
The other plan is to run sessions with the people of North Wales to 'help them understand what public health does and how it can analyse information.’ The word ‘expert’ will be used a lot here. The purpose is to make anyone who thinks there should be some straight forward analysis of cancer rates see the error of their stupid ways when the experts explain why information completely unrelated is what they really want.
The other tactic is to 'put it in the wider health context of Wales' and this gives a chance to blind the village idiots of North Wales with hundreds of overly complex statistics and graphs showing every factor and trend line under sun apart from straight forward cancer rates. Anyone who spots that the emporer has no clothes on will be corrected by an ‘expert’. There are proper public health doctors out there with too much integrity to see this happen and this brings shame on the medical profession who should be honest and not side with the politicians in a game of cover up.
Another tactic is the 'Can't commit to a timescale in the interests of the North Wales Residents having a proper chance to meet with Mr Jones and his team a number of times' this is a delaying tactic that relies on the residents getting bored with the substance less waffle in the meetings and tune out until the report findings are published and when they complain that cancer statistics aren’t in there they will be told that everything was completed as per terms of reference (no mention that these were terms of reference not shared with or agreed by North Wales residents). Then we will have to wait another 5-10 years before we can persuade anyone to do another investigation.
If people were really getting cancer, and other awful diseases from the cement work emissions, why would any government be saying 'we have to take our time and do the analysis slowly' unless there is something to hide. The longer it goes on the more people could be getting cancer, if the information was really being collected as it should have been then the information could be produced in a couple of weeks maximum, and any unnessary cancer deaths could be prevented. It’s a disgrace if people are willing to let this happen rather than own up to management mistakes. We are being conned and bare faced lied to at these meetings.
Another tactic to watch out for is the diversion. This works by publishing whatever cancer statistics are available, even when they are not relevant to the investigation, and then claiming cancer issues are dealt with and it is time to move on to the environmental issues. Of course, the right cancer statistics were not published but they are hoping no-one will notice as they herd us like sheep into the ‘time to talk about environment’ pen.
Maybe there is something even bigger behind this. Its worth asking who set the emission rate for the cement factory in the first place and therefore would be liable to public outcry and huge compensation claims if they had to admit it was too low. Now was that public health or environmental health, or both? Perhaps Mr Jones could explain given that he worked in the environment agency at the time.
Well people of North Wales its time to wake up to how we are having the wool pooled over our eyes at these meetings and Mr Jones and Edwina Hart have known it all along. This is about our families and our community. It’s about our loved ones getting cancer and the tragedy of experiencing needless suffering and death. We deserve honest and genuine answers and not this political spin and cover up. They have known all along that they can’t do the cancer studies we want done but they are willing to cover it up. They would rather hide their own mistakes and even if it means letting the cancer continue.
Get coordinated people!
The final, and probably biggest tactics that will be used are the ones we have handed on a plate ourselves:
We have got a good sense of community and proper moral values. We are not used to politics and deviousness of this scale so we naturally trust the investigation team. Big mistake.
We do not have a single campaign group so our voices are diluted. Part of their plan will be to meet with us on an individual basis in a divide and conquer approach so that we never group together and find out everyone-else feels conned too.
If we had a co-ordinated group, we could insist on more power rather than being passive residents letting ‘experts’ take control.
We must insist on agreeing the terms of reference. We must make it public now that the terms of reference will be rejected by residents if it is a white wash. This is currently their master key and its one they have played hundreds of times in other political white washes and people fall for it every time.
We need to record every commitment they make as they will rely on us not having any evidence that promises were made and not fulfilled.
Can we get together one central website so that we can coordinate our power and passion in one place?
We need to meet as a group and agree a ‘list of demands’ based on the precise investigations we want done and not let ‘experts’ roll over us. If the issue is about expertise, then let’s get some independent people on our side.
By inviting separate submissions, they have control over what they report the key concerns of residents to be. So we need to make sure we can list as much of it as possible in case they conclude most people are more interested in things other than cancer!
Keep an eye on dates and deadlines. This can be used to limit our influence.
Insist on a copy of all documents otherwise ‘decisions’ will be recorded in documents we don’t see.
Ask Mr Jones why he has refused Freedom of Information act requests on cancer data?
Ask the Office of National Statistics to confirm what is missing from the Welsh submission as they will not be over-ruled by Mr Jones’ cover-up team.
Do freedom of information requests on how many information governance incidents there have been in last two years at Public Health Wales.
This will prove they know about the data problem.
There is a deliberately plan to push us towards thinking that we want environmental factors looked at and not cancer. This would be done by setting the agenda of meetings, by ‘closing that phase’, by bringing specific experts, by pretending it is what we asked for. If this happens, and it already has, and it does not get challenged, then we will be seen as agreeing implicitly. We need to talk up at the time.
There are many public health consultants and statisticians with real morals who would not lie and cover up at the meetings. That is why they are not there. That doesn’t mean we can’t invite them to meet with us so we can talk this through and see honestly and openly what can be done from the information that is there. It is not part of medical ethics to lead people on and leave their communities with cancer just for political gain. This is negligence beyond words as he is willing to let people go on dying just to cover up for Edwina Hart. This is corruption on its grandest scale. Many doctors and statisticians in Public Health Wales would break silence if we could speak to them directly.
Lord Howe Island
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Out of 11500 post offices across the country, 400 are company operated also known as crown network. The rest are owned and operated by private individuals also known as Sub-office network.
The private investors have brought in £3billion worth of their own life savings into the company.
400 Crown Offices lose to the tune of £55 million every year and generate only 10% of the company income. Compare that with the fact that the Sub-office network generates 90% of the company income.
The sub-office network, by CWU's own admission, has had a pay cut for the last 4 years. And CWU is moaning about a pay freeze for one year?!?!
About time these crown offices are shut and this money down the drain saved.
Cllr Cindy Hinds and Cllr David Williams are currently in discussions with Flintshire County Council.
If you look here
It all looks dinky fine, average speed of traffic 28 mph, what's that idiot blathering on about. I consider Gosafe to be the propaganda arm of the Welsh Assembly Government. They are just the paper over the cracks. Over 600 N Wales communities want their services. Their system of which tiny minority get the services is neither fair nor transparent. A unaccountable Welsh quango.
One figure partly gives the game away the 34% of vehicles exceeding 30 mph.
The other figure of interest is the traffic flow of 2489 a day.
Any councillor worth their salt would be pushing Gosafe for the full data and a new analysis now A55 Warren Hall exits are open.
They should be asking how many HGV's take a short cut, how many vehicles come through the village each day? how many vehicles use the village as a short cut?
Gosafe has equipment that can count HGV's, motorbikes, buses etc. The equipment just has to be set up proper. They can even work our car types by measuring the distance between the front and back wheels as the vehicle goes past as well as the speed.
keywords: conservative, Will Gallagher, Clwyd South, Councillor Paul Rodgers, Chancellor George Osborne, Mark Isherwood.
Last night I went out for a drink. It's best to stay away from emails after a drink but I didn't. So I launched into a " if you were proper cllrs " against Cllrs Cindy Hinds, David Williams, Linda Vidamour. I'd have included the other councillors but they hide their email addresses from me. Yes that's right elected representatives hiding email addresses.
I expected better from Linda as council chairman this year but she has gone along with the non action by North Wales Police and Gosafe removing Chester Rd from their road for concerns database.
It's 4 years now and traffic still hammers through the village every morning. We have had Howie finally out with his speed gun. He was there at 2.30 in the afternoon possibly the quietest time of the day for speeding traffic.
I am told by Cindy that she and David have approached highways there is no excuse however for not having our CBM out and about during the rat run.
There may be two, three hundred cars that speed past each morning. Our road was measured in December for traffic speeds FCC who have a Gosafe Safety Officer say they have not got the data, just more stonewalling. There are three sets of speed data for Chester Rd that I know of. May 2007, June 2008 and December 2010.
You would think any councillor with any idea would be demanding this data. Well you can think again they are like a row of ostriches with their heads in the sand. I am of the opinion that there are still over a 1000 vehicles who speed each day through the village from a high of 2000 in 2007. I have a new FOIE with Gosafe in place which they are currently ignoring and I will be going all the way to the Information Commissioner's office to force their hand over it. They are just an unaccountable Quango. Carl Sargeant AM knows the score but just sits on his hands.
I can only assume that votes take priority over village environment and safety.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural
Affairs what progress her Department has made in reducing the incidence
of crayfish plague.
Written Answers - Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Squirrels (9 Feb 2011)
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural
Affairs what estimate she has made of the size of the red squirrel
population for each of the last five years.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Does that mean with the White Lion and Mr Hewitt's land being developed in Penyffordd in the near future that Penyffordd district will benefit by a sum somewhere near 500k ?
I don't think we should have any further developments and I think a lot of other people in Flintshire communities think similar. Perhaps we should tell those in power ( EU) to bugger off.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
1. Weekly Kerbside recycling collections
2. Weekly food waste collection
3. Fortnightly non recyclable waste
4. Fortnightly garden waste.
On the day containers must be placed out by 7 am for collection.............or else !
It's getting more like a communist, dictatorship council everyday.
An email to Chief Constable Mark Polin with regards hiding of traffic data to North Wales communities
Good Evening Chief Constable
The wind at last has died down, I've put my slates back on the roof. You should be careful of those that advise that I too have a few missing.
It doesn't seem 5 minutes but it must be over three years that Charles Hughes, Head of Engineering of Flintshire County Council sat opposite me at a meeting to discuss speeding traffic knowing full well that 2000 vehicles a day were breaking our village speed limit. He decided that this information was not relevant to the meeting
Then we had a surprise visit from your predecessor former Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom who managed a village audit that was 2 inches thick in pages without going near the thorny issue for Chester Rd of 2000 vehicles speeding each day.
Then we had Inspector Martin Best playing down traffic volumes and speeding in the village in The Chronicle last week.
I say playing down but really I mean misinforming, lying.
CBM Howie Williams our local bobby told our community council that speeding through the village was 5 % for June 2008 when he really should have said it was 34%. His apology is minuted, it only happened because my wife noticed the falsehood.
You can see the pattern here of course. Hide the data, tell falsehoods, put communities at risk, ignore their environments.
How far does this falsehood go to? The Home Office, The Welsh Assembly government?
Last night I put in two Freedom of Information requests, one to you ( NWP) which you replied to and another to that bunch of spiv management Gosafe ( The All Wales Safety Partnership) which has not been replied to as yet. I can imagine them in a meeting discussing ways that the data I have asked for can be denied yet again.
My question is. Are you comfortable with your partners Flintshire County Council and Gosafe hiding traffic speed data from communities such as Chester Rd, Penyffordd?
I hope you will take the time to consider this which is an issue in over 600 North Wales communities.
copied to blog as a matter of public record
Monday, February 07, 2011
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Penymynydd, CH4 0YX 6th December 2010
4 Orchard Place £277,500
Penyffordd, CH4 0GY 8th December 2010
3 Westfield Drive £173,000
Penyffordd, CH4 0HY 1st December 2010
2 Westfield Drive £80,000
Penyffordd, CH4 0HY 19th November 2010
You can search all these sales totally free of charge by going to OurProperty.co.uk
Saturday, February 05, 2011
1. Upton Pyne
2. Twenty Ounce
3. Gascoynes Scarlet
4. Millicent Barnes
1903 - Chester - Scarlet flushed Sharp crisp juicy - P-Sept - R-Oct/Nov
5. Golden Pippin
6. Cockpit Improved
7. Emperor Alexander
8. Lewis' Incomparable
9. Kidd's Orange Red
11. Howgate Wonder
12. Adam's Pearmain
13. Wormsley Pippin
15. Hambledon Deux Ans
16. Orleans Reinette
17. Wyken Pippin
18. King Charles Pearmain
19. Lord Lambourne
The following fruit trees of Erddig are mentioned in "The Servants Hall " by Merlin Waterson. There were various alterations to the walled garden so the position of trees mentioned below my not be correct. The book as a history of Erddig is recommended, the Marquis of Anglesey's foreword I particularly liked, perhaps without the Marquis' persistence Erddig may have been lost to the nation.
It is out of print but can be bought online.
Old Newington (peach)
Fruit, large, roundish, marked with a shallow suture. Skin, pale yellow in the shade, and fine red, marked with still darker red, on the side next the sun. Flesh, yellowish white, deep red at the stone, to which it adheres; of a juicy, rich, and very vinous flavour. Flowers, large, Leaves, without glands. Ripe in the middle of September.
A tolerably large, round peach, of a yellowish-white, but of a lively red on the south side: its pulp is mellow, and very grateful to the palate; of a rose-red tint about the stone, and yielding a sweet juice : it is eatable about the middle of September.
Blew Peralrigou Plumb
Scarlett Newington Nectorn
The Virginall Plumb
Robin Pare (robin pear)
Virh Long Pare
Jargonell Do ( jargonelle )
Jesus Coll Warden
Rhine Clan Plumb
(Early Orange; Persian; Royal Persian; Royal George; Royal Orange)
Fruit, above medium size, roundish, one side swelling more than the other. Skin, pale orange in the shade; deep orange, tinged with red, next the sun. Suture, well defined, deep towards the stalk. Flesh, deep orange, firm, and adhering to the stone, which is small, smooth, thick, and impervious. Kernel, sweet. Ripe in the middle of August.
Gross Blanquett Pare
White Mogull Plumb
White Magnum Bonum (Askew's Golden Egg; Bonum Magnum; Dame Aubert; Dame Aubert Blanche; Egg Plum; Grosse Luisante; ImpeHale Blanche; White Mogul; Yellow Magnum Bonum)
Fruit, of the largest size; oval, with a rather deep suture extending the whole length on one side. Skin, thick and membranous, and adhering to the flesh, deep yellow, and covered with thin white bloom. Stalk, an inch long, and inserted without depression. Flesh, yellow, firm, coarse-grained, with a brisk subacid flavour, and adhering to the stone.
A culinary plum highly esteemed for preserving; ripe in September. The young shoots are smooth. The tree is a strong and vigorous grower and bears well either as a standard or an espalier, and when grown against a south wall the fruit is considerably improved both in size and flavour.
The Petit Russell Pare
Blew Mussell Plumb
Green Impardigall Do
Spanish Musk Pare
The above written in Eighteenth century English.
The BBC website mentions two further fruit tree types.
"The park was landscaped by William Eames (1729-1803) between 1768 - 1789. Erddig's walled garden is one of the most important surviving 18th Century gardens in Britain and was planned around a canal, and features a Victorian parterre and yew walk, as well as the National Collection of Ivy. The walled garden has many rare historical varieties of apples, pears, plums and apricots training along its walls, carefully labelled with names like Bon Chrétien d'Hiver (a pear of the late 15th Century) and Edelsborsdorfer (a 16th Century apple)."
1. Bon Chrétien d'Hiver
Winter Bon Chretien (D'Angoisse; Bon Chretien d'Hiver; Bon Chretien d'Auch; Bon Chretien de Tours; De St. Martin)
Fruit, large, and very variable in shape, some irregularly pyriform, and others obovate-turbinate, uneven and bossed in its outline. Skin, dingy yellow, with a tinge of brown next the sun, and strewed with small russety dots. Eye, open, with long segments, and set in a deep basin. Stalk, an inch to an inch and a half long, obliquely inserted in a close cavity. Flesh, white, crisp, juicy, sweet, and perfumed.
A dessert pear; ripe from December to March. The tree is tender, and requires to be grown against a wall, when the fruit is excellent and richly flavoured. In France this was for centuries considered the finest of all winter pears; but of late years, since the introduction of so many superior new varieties, it is only fit to be grown as a standard, and cultivated as a first-rate culinary pear; for this purpose also it is used in France. A French writer of the last century says, "If you are curious in large fruit, plant the Catillac Pound Pears and Double Fleur; but if you want quality, no pear surpasses the Martin Sire and Winter Bon Chrêtien for compotes. The coarse grain of the latter being fined by cooking, its juice becomes a syrup, and contains a perfume and natural sugar which cannot be communicated artificially."
In the Horticultural Society's Catalogue the Bon Chrêtien d'Auch is made synonymous with this variety, and doubtless what was received proved to be so; till February. The tree forms a handsome small pyramid, is quite hardy, and an excellent bearer. As grown at Teddington it is a good pear, but of rather flat flavour. "Not to be compared with Josephine de Malines."
This was raised early in the present century by M. Jean Charles Nélis, of Malines, in Belgium, and was introduced to this country in 1818 by the Horticultural Society of London.
1544 - Germany - Pinky orange flush over yellow sweet elderflower scented firm white flesh - P-Oct - R-Nov thru Jan
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A bit worse here though.
I hate the wind. I'm not on my own though some winds make you ill. Some evil winds here
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Emailed to British School of Motoring
keywords:dangerous drivers, no idea, Buckley, Broughton, Chester, Wrexham, Flintshire.
Postscript. I am told BSM Chester or whatever have gone into administration, not surprised.......
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Former Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom was quoted as saying that speeding was anti social behavior. It would appear this is no longer so.
Further if you zoom in on the google map you can see where the incidents took place. Anti social behavior next to my house, a burglary in Hazel Drive, violent crime in Berwyn Avenue.
The anti social wasn't me.......................
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Here's the link Its currently not working due to overload, not a good start........................
Postscript: Told you so
Quote by Mark Burns Williamson 'The popularity of crime mapping shows people identify with, and want to influence, their neighbourhood and their district, and that accountability must be accessible.'
I hope Penyffordd Cllrs will read the above and digest.
Last year Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Sir Denis O’Connor, said police had staged a 30-year retreat from the streets, allowing the ‘disease’ of anti-social behaviour to thrive.
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