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  2. The former Army training ground of the Hogmoor Inclosure was given over to public open space in 2016. The traditional rugged English Heathland is seen here during the late evening.

    © Tim Penycate

  3. A rare sunny July day sees the sun shining through the Beech tree leaves in the Hogmoor Inclosure.

    © Tim Penycate

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  5. Hunslet Tank Engine Number 98 “Royal Engineer” has arrived from Wooton at Smallbrook Junction. It has now run round its train and is awaiting the Signal to draw forward and then shunt back to return and couple to its train in the platform. This is on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway! The weather looks nice, but the wind was unseasonably cold for July 2024 with several heavy rain showers rattling through during the day!

    © Tim Penycate

  6. The Hogmoor Inclosure is a beautiful area of heathland in Hampshire England which after years of military use, was given over to the local council in 2016. The Inclosure is the home to many protected species of animals and one of these are bats. This is the Hogmoor Bat Roost at Sunset on a beautiful late Summer’s evening. This location also appears in this gallery in a shot taken in 2020.

    © Tim Penycate

  7. This is the County boundary entering into West Sussex from Hampshire at Hammer. 3 x Counties meet in the locality but the actual boundary with the county of Surrey exists in the nearby forest to the North East. In the background of this shot, the incline to the railway bridge over the London to Portsmouth line can be seen.

    © Tim Penycate

  8. There are over 40 x Counties in England. Just outside Haslemere, 3 of those come together in the village of Hammer. This is a picture of the sign coming from West Sussex into Hampshire. For a short time, this area had a sign saying “Hammer Bottom” which people kept stealing because of the innuendo!

    © Tim Penycate

  9. A beautiful action shot of a Magpie caught on the Home CCTV of the author in Hampshire, England. Wonder if Alfred Hitchcock is interested! 😃

    © Tim Penycate

  10. smb

    Box Tunnel

    Great photo. 'Love it!
  11. One of the engineering marvels of the old Great Western Railway is Box Tunnel between Chippenham and Bath. At 3212 X Yards long, it was once the longest railway tunnel in the world and was designed by the famous engineer Brunel. Work started in 1836 and the tunnel opened in 1841.

    © Tim Penycate

  12. This is the old Farnham/Alton bound Platform at Ash Green (The Station is now a private house but this Platform is outside of the boundaries) looking towards Farnham. No passengers have used this Platform (Apart from an occasional Railtour) for 77 x years now (at the time of writing).

    © Tim Penycate

  13. Once a busy route between London Waterloo and Alton (via Guildford) closed in 1937. A faster more direct route from London to Alton (and beyond) via the rapidly expanding nearby military base of Aldershot in 1870 and reduced the importance of the route via Ash Green and Tongham. The route was truncated in the 1950s and closed completely in 1960. The route now forms part of the “Christmas Pie Trail” (named after a local village of that name)!

    © Tim Penycate

  14. Gwendoline is one of the cats that lives at the author’s house in the Philippines. She is about 5 x years old and despite the intensive glare is an actually a friendly girl and the most responsive of all the cats that live there.

    © Tim Penycate

  15. Fuggletim

    Rainbow

    Some unseasonably cold and wet days in the UK has seen heavy rain showers and strong Sunshine. A recent rain shower has passed and the Sun pitching in from the West creates a beautiful Rainbow above Whitehill in Hampshire. If there is truth about the “Crock of Gold” at the end of the Rainbow, then it is in the “Great Wall” Chinese takeaway! 😆

    © Tim Penycate

  16. From one of the Business Class lounges on the 4th floor of T1, by the look of it?!!
  17. Fuggletim

    Rain has Passed.

    Several heavy rain showers have affected North Hampshire and Whitehill. The rain has passed, but the clouds that brought some of them are now backlit by the setting Sun. This picture is taken from the Bordon and Whitehill Relief Road which follows the course of the old Railway that used to pass through the area.

    © Tim Penycate

  18. Waiting for a flight from Manila to Dubai, a view from Ninoy Aquino International Airport of the Sunset.

    © Tim Penycate

  19. A distant and very isolated electrical storm produces lightning which creates a silhouette of a palm tree.

    © Tim Penycate

  20. As with the previous picture, this is another view of Cebu City by night shortly after Sunset. Both pictures are taken from the top floor of the Raddison Blu Hotel in the City!

    © Tim Penycate

  21. Cebu City is regarded as the second city of the Philippines after Manila. Still frenetic, but not quite like Manila and a great place to visit!

    © Tim Penycate

  22. Deltics can also be smelly. But they are foregiven, due to the wonderful sound that they make - especially when they are pulling away, from a standing start!!
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