iPod Shuffle - Victorian Ice

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Victorian Ice - "British Sea Power" - Play this track here.

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What a nice feelgood effect this track has on me, even when its minus something outside on the cobbles!

British Sea Power's Yan and Hamilton Wilkinson are brothers and were school friends with Matthew Wood in Kendal, Cumbria England. They are based in Brighton where BSP amassed a large following their own club night called "Club Sea Power". Its numerous support acts and occasional fashion show went down well in Brighton.

'The Decline of British Sea Power', the band's first album, was released in June 2003 to critical acclaim. Their tours often include unusual venues such as the Scillonian Club on the Isles of Scilly, Grasmere Village Hall, the St. John Boste Social Club in Kendal and Carnglaze Caverns in Cornwall. They have been compared with The Cure and Joy Division.

This track is taken from 'Open Season', the second album. Well worth a listen.

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Grappenhall is a village in Warrington, Cheshire, England. It is situated along the Bridgewater Canal, and forms one of the principal settlements of Grappenhall and Thelwall civil parish. According to the 2001 UK census, the population of the entire civil parish was 9,377.

Grappenhall is mentioned in the Domesday Book under the name Gropenhale, ('the Groping Place') which states it to be worth five shillings.

St Wilfrid's Church has a carving of a cat on the west face of the tower. This is believed to be Lewis Carroll's inspiration for the grinning Cheshire Cat in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The church itself was first constructed in 1120, though was rebuilt 400 years later. The church was also, at a time, in the possession of the Boidelle (Boydell) family.

Along with the church, the centre of the village contains two pubs (The Parr Arms and The Ram's Head), Grappenhall Hall residential School and St. Wilfrids Primary School. Bradshaw Community Primary School is also found north of the centre of the village.

Parts of the Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes were filmed in the Victorian cobbled centre of Grappenhall. It is also the birthplace of actor Tim Curry. Here Church lane is pictured from the west.

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  1. Lachlan Main 16 months ago | reply

    Beautiful, just beautiful.

  2. roman free horizon '45 16 months ago | reply

    beautiful image
    carefree evening and
    Happy Holidays
    friendliness .......................... hello :-))

  3. RichHaig 16 months ago | reply

    Absolutely beautiful Tony !
    Merry Christmas to you and yours !

  4. manicpixel [deleted] 16 months ago | reply

    Nice work Tony...Have a great Christmas and good luck in 2013

  5. csh 22 16 months ago | reply

    Fantastic lighting, colour and seasonal composition!

  6. Dyker_The_Horse 16 months ago | reply

    Such a beautiful Christmassy scene with gorgeous light! Merry Christmas Tony! :-)

  7. Tryppyhead 16 months ago | reply

    Beautiful scene. almost a Christmas card!

  8. Ross Magrath 16 months ago | reply

    What a beautiful scene, really well done.

    Happy Christmas Tony, hope you have a great one mate!

  9. robynbrody 16 months ago | reply

    Yep, just what I needed as a coolant as I swelter in an antipodean summer

  10. PhotoJunket 16 months ago | reply

    A lovely wintery scene.

  11. Tony.Robinson (LRPS) 15 months ago | reply

    Beautiful image tone

  12. Vide Cor Meum Images 15 months ago | reply

    Wow, incredible capture, well done.
    Regards
    Mark

  13. roman free horizon '45 15 months ago | reply

    pretty good picture setting
    good evening and
    carefree start to the week
    cheer up .......................... hello @ @ ***

  14. dogmarten28 15 months ago | reply

    Perfect Christmas Card scene.

  15. Sarah Tett 15 months ago | reply

    Excellent image!

  16. vsnagek 15 months ago | reply

    Fantastic view!

  17. JoeCow 10 months ago | reply

    Whoa you can take quite a few fantastic pictures! :) <3

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