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Second World War Secrets in deepest Sherwood.

Over Christmas Sal and I visited Rufford Abbey near Worksop and one of the large sculptures on display in the Park was of a workman holding a large spanner/monkey wrench. I just photographed it (see below) and left it at that but Sal, being the person she is, decided to have a ferret about and came up with one of the most unlikely and intriguing World War Two stories regarding its existence and the UK's covert plot to thwart those nasty Germans.

The statue had stood as a memorial in the Dukes Wood Open Air Drilling Museum near Eakring in Nottinghamshire but had unfortunately fallen in to the hands of vandals. Consequently it had been moved to Rufford for protection.

We paid the Museum and Nature Trail a visit last week and certainly intend going back in summer when all the woodland flowers will be out. The following text is from

"One of the lesser well known events in World War 2 was the UK on-shore oil production in the East …

A Walk in Nidderdale

I like Nidderdale but somehow it doesn't feel like the Yorkshire Dales to me and I can't really put my finger on what it is. Maybe it's the lack of limestone which is such a feature of most of The Dales or maybe it's the fact that it is quite densely populated plus the houses seem to be more town-like and lack the character.......

.......I started this blog over two years ago and lost interest. Maybe it was Nidderdale or maybe I had just tired of the whole blogging experience.  Anyhow I came back to write another blog so thought it would be rude not to finish and publish this one! Enjoy the photos. :)