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MyWeb TimeShare » 16 Incredible Mansions In The UK Where You … 0

MyWeb TimeShare » 16 Incredible Mansions In The UK Where You …

Be king or queen for day.

1. Butley Priory, Suffolk, England Enjoy history and luxury at the gorgeous Butley Priory. Just two hours from London, it s the perfect overnight venue for a wedding reception or family gathering.

The property has access to beaches and splendid forest walks, and is equipped with modern amenities while maintaining a classic and dreamy atmosphere. Accommodates: 16+ guests Price per night: 900 Book here. 1 2. Tower Windmill Cottage, Linton, England For a cosy countryside getaway, this cottage and adjoining windmill in Cambridgeshire is ideal.

The attached windmill often hosts art exhibits, and Cambridge is only a short bus ride away, so you can have your seclusion and your entertainment too. Accommodates: 2 guests Price per night: 70 Book here. 2 3. Aikwood Tower, Scottish Borders Have a full-on storybook experience at this luxurious medieval castle.

On the outside, the tower maintains its historic facade and is surrounded by lush gardens. Inside are modern amenities with a medieval twist, making it perfectly cosy and ideal for receptions and group holidays. Accommodates: 11 guests Price per night: 500 Book here. 3 4.

Saltmarshe Hall, Yorkshire, England Hark back to the era of Austen at this stately manor house in East Yorkshire. With cosy studies and grand, spacious atriums in equal measure, the property will make you feel at home and worlds away at the same time. Accommodates: 2 guests Price per night: 100 Book here. 4 5.

14th-century private castle, Scottish Borders Be kings and queens for a day at this secluded castle on the Scottish Borders. The 14th-century sense of ancient grandeur inside and out, will take you back in time, perfect for a romantic wedding reception or family retreat. Accommodates: 16+ guests Price per night: 2,164 Book here. 5 6.

Manor House, Wiltshire, England Escape the the elegance of this country home in Wiltshire for a taste of the best of classic architecture and modern convenience. The house s exterior is straight out of the pages of a fairy tale, while the inside is cosy and refurbished to allow optimum comfort. As it s close to must-see spots including Bath and Stonehenge, the property is the perfect home base for a countryside holiday.

Accommodates: 6 guests Price per night: 150 Book now. 6 7. Regency Country House, Thetford, England Dark Victorian glamour abounds at the Regency Country House and Estate in Norfolk. It s the perfect place to escape for a lazy reading holiday.

Enjoy the rich interiors and lush gardens. Accommodates: 16+ guests Price per night: 1,200 Book now. 7 8. Ardgowan House, Inverkip, Scotland Just 45 minutes from Glasgow is tucked Ardgowan house.

The gorgeous manor home has stunning views of the Scottish waterfront and simply splendid Victorian furnishings to give a wedding reception or event the royal treatment. For high romance and style, there s no comparison. Accommodates: 16+ guests Price per night: 2,000 Book now. 8 9.

Persie House, Blairgowrie, Scotland Whether you re looking for a romantic medieval wedding location or a Hogwarts look-a-like for the whole family to enjoy, Persie House is a shockingly affordable gem for large groups, and is also licensed for wedding ceremonies. Grand and gorgeous, it meets every need and can t be missed. Accommodates: 24 guests Price per night: 650 Book now. 9 10.

Fenton Tower, Dirleton, Scotland Perched on a hill just 20 miles outside of bustling Edinburgh rests the stunning Fenton Tower. The 16th-century-tower-turned-five-star-property is a luxurious experience to envy. Decked out with rich decor and including high-scale amenities from private chefs to satellite telly, Fenton combines the best of the old world and the new.

Accommodates: 13 guests Price per night: 1,080 Book now. 10 11. Courts Garden Gallery, Holt, England Combining classic elements and serious quirk, the Courts Garden gallery in Norfolk provides a singular holiday experience art and history lovers can t miss. Gorgeous and traditional on the outside, bright, cosy, and eclectic within, the property begs you to cosy up by the fire and admire the art on the walls or the gorgeous view of the English countryside.

Accommodates: 2 guests Price per night: 90 Book now. 11 12. Eden Valley Castle, Kirkby Stephen, England This Victorian beauty is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and nor far from the Lake District, so if you can bear to leave the dramatically comfortable interiors, you ll find a stunning adventure just beyond the 19th-century walls. The is ideal for celebrations of every kind, and is handicapped-accessible so that all family and friends can be included.

Accommodates: 16+ guests Price per night: 90/guest Book now. 12 For a darkly romantic and stunning getaway, the boutique Chapel in Hitchin is unmatched. Combine rich comfort, stunning decor, and minimalist architecture, there s nothing else in the world like it. Accommodates: 4 guests Price per night: 150 Book now. 13 14.

Dairsie Castle, Fife, Scotland The Dairsie Castle lodge in Fife is incomparably charming and romantic. Whether you re entertaining in its spacious and well-lit hall, or cosying up for a warm bath in the delightful stone-interior bathroom, it s bound to be the stay of a lifetime. Accommodates: 13 guests Price per night: 600 Book now. 14 15.

The Wee Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland This charming apartment in central Edinburgh is tucked in a small tower at the foot of Edinburgh Castle. The view is stunning and the warm charm of the interior will keep you cosy through the night. Accommodates: 2 guests Price per night: 75 Book now. 15 16.

Cleeve House, Seend, England A grand entryway and a grander hall make Cleeve House a charming and stately stay.

The gothic-revival mansion rests on a seven-acre field, giving you plenty of space to explore and unwind, and it s not far from Bath in case you fancy an excursion.

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In Times Past: Flood of 1936: Floods, Dams and Bridges 0

In Times Past: Flood of 1936: Floods, Dams and Bridges

Eighty years ago this month a series of floods set records for high water in the Connecticut River Valley, throughout New England and a major portion of the eastern United States. This article deals with the impact of those floods. The winter of 1935-36 created the conditions that led to the floods that followed.

Across New England there was an above-average snowpack with high water content, heavy ice cover on rivers and deep penetration of frost. David Ludlum writes in The Vermont Weather Book: A great mass of frozen precipitation was stored on the hills and mountains awaiting spring conditions that would be its release to start downhill on the long journey to the sea. During the middle of March 1936 the Northeast experienced a series of storm systems.

Each moved from the Gulf of Mexico, eventually bringing heavy warm rainfall and rapidly rising temperatures to Vermont and New Hampshire. Ludlum reports that in the first major storm of March 11-12 over six inches of rain fell in northern New Hampshire and four inches fell in southern Vermont in a 24-hour period. During the second major storm, heavy rain fell over Northern New England on every day from March 16 to 22.

Wide areas of the region received between 10 inches and 30 inches of rainfall. The warm air and rainfall caused the ice-clogged waterways to breakup and flow downstream. The snowmelt added a tremendous volume of water to the ice-clogged rivers and streams.

Ice jams acted as dams and backed up water caused significant flooding. The United Opinion covered the local flooding in great detail. The headline for the March 20 th edition read Bradford is Practically Isolated from Outside World for Four Days.

Coincidentally, that edition included the first chapter of the romance novel Storm Music by Dornford Yates. The following description includes material from the newspaper along with accounts from other sources. During Wednesday night March 11 it rained.

Typical of the entire area, Fairlee village residents were kept awake by the rainfall and the men were kept busy turning water to keep it out of cellars. It rained all day on Thursday March 12, causing the Waits River and its tributaries to swell and sent out vast amounts of ice in monstrous ragged cakes. The railroad tracks were washed away at Pompanoosuc Station between Norwich and East Thetford, discontinuing all freight and mail trains.

A work train was stationed in Ely to provide support for the crews working to repair the wash outs on the roadbed all along the system. The Bradford golf course was completely inundated and by Saturday the water had, wrote one columnist, spread out into a beautiful lake many of us wish was a permanent feature for our little town. Sightseers on Sunday came to view the lake.

Some found Route 25 jammed with ice. Others traveled to East Barre whee another lake spread from the flood control dam to the base of Orange Heights. That dam, built following the Flood of 1927, protected Barre and Montpelier from the major damage they had previously experienced.On Monday the 16 th , torrents of rain fell and continued through the night.

By Tuesday night the roads south and north from Bradford village were closed to traffic, along with the road to Piermont. The water came up 5 feet during the night and the lake formed by the flooding Waits and Connecticut Rivers was dotted with ice flows and debris. The Bradford railroad station was surrounded by water and trains that had begun to get through were again stopped by submerged tracks.

The local grain facility lost over 60 tons of grain and cement. North Thetford village was flooded with much damage to homes and some residents had to be rescued by boat. Between Tuesday night and Wednesday, the Piermont, Orford and two Thetford bridges were closed as a result of the danger.

An ice jam at Newbury broke sending quantities of ice, water, logs and other debris against those structures. Loads of sand was used to prevent the bridges from floating away. The railroad bridge in Woodsville was weighted down with carloads of cinders.

One span of the East Thetford bridge was lost and the Orford-Fairlee covered bridge was damaged beyond repair. When the dams at 15-mile Falls and North Stratford, New Hampshire were either open or breached more water flooded into the already over-burdened Connecticut, flooding towns to the south. The middle sections of Jackman and Page dams in East Corinth went out, adding to the flood on the road to Bradford.

By Wednesday night, March 18 th , many communities were isolated with all roads closed. The rising water flooded the power station at the Bradford falls and electricity was cut off. Sections of Newbury, Piermont and Haverhill, especially Woodsville and areas along rivers, were also isolated and without electricity Thursday morning brought a cold leaden sky which over looked a desolate waste of water which had risen rapidly during the darkness.

At that point the level was two feet higher than that of the flood of 1927. The water lapped at the back of the buildings along the east side of Bradford s main street. About 3:30 Thursday afternoon, rain began to fall again.

By Friday morning, March 20, the rain had been replaced by the sun shining in a half hearted manner. It was on that day that the flooding reached its highest level, about five feet above the 1927 mark. Someone painted a line on the furnace building of the Bradford Academy to make note of that March 20 th high water level.

It still can be seen there and has never been surpassed. By Saturday the water began to recede and continued to do so over the next few days. The newspaper reported stories of rescues from the previous week of both individuals and livestock.

Stories of boats being used to get milk to dairies, voters to meetings and some students to the schools that remained open were also reported. Fairlee students who attended Orford High School were kept out of school until a temporary bridge could be built. During the flood, Norris s store in Woodville received supplies from Littleton via a trolley across the Wild Ammonossuc.

Lyme physician Dr. William Putnam opened an office at Thetford Academy and had a car on each side of the river while the East Thetford Bridge was being repaired. Much credit was given to the Central Vermont Public Service crew who came through in style, restoring electricity.

In several cases they worked from boats on wires suspended over floodwaters. Whatever damage and inconvenience suffered locally was small when compared to that experienced elsewhere across the northeastern half of the nation. From Virginia and Ohio through northern New England the great flood of 1936 inundated communities.

Rivers from the Mississippi to the Monongahela in the Midwest to the Kennebec and Saco in New England flooded. In many places high water broke records going back several centuries. In New Hampshire, the Merrimack flooded Manchester and Nashua and went on to flood the Massachusetts communities to the south.

Over 87 towns and cities in New Hampshire suffered flood damage. Along the entire length of the Connecticut River new flow records were established. As small rivers and streams added to the rainfall, the impact was magnified downstream.

At Bellows Falls 29 feet of water flooded over the top of the dam. North of the Vernon dam a six-mile ice jam broke submerging the top of the dam by nearly 11 feet and flooding the communities below. By March 19 th 50,000 residents of the lower Connecticut River valley were homeless.

Springfield, Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut were inundated in the worst flooding in history. Up to 200 lives were lost in New England and property damage was over $100 million. The floods significantly increased the demand for flood control and virtually assured the passage of some sort of national flood control legislation by the federal government.

Even as the Roosevelt administration was dispatching a force of 275,000 relief workers to the devastated areas of the Northeast, efforts were being made to push through a gigantic flood control bill. An editorial in The United Opinion in April, 1936 summarized the need: All New England now feels that something permanent must be done to prevent disastrous spring floods Southern New England now realizes that reservoirs nearer the headwaters of the rivers is their best protection since flood waters are no respectors (sic) of state lines It is an expensive program but more than worth its cost in the end. There had been federal flood control legislation and dam building projects before.

The Comerford Dam in North Monroe , built between 1928 and 1930 was, like many, primarily for hydroelectric power. Conversely, the East Barre dam was built by CCC workers in 1933-1935 as a flood control reservoir. The new proposal differed in significant ways.

By establishing a major commitment to protecting people and property from flood, it changed the role of the federal government. It expanded the role of dams to include reservoirs for flood control. The Army Corps of Engineers was also given greater responsibility for dam flood control construction and operation.

There had been earlier opposition to flood control projects from conservatives over this expanded role of the national government, the lack of revenue and the impact that dam construction might have on private property. That opposition virtually disappeared in the wake of the 1936 floods. On June 22, 1936 President Roosevelt signed the Flood Control Act of 1936 into law.

In later years, it would be followed by other legislation complimenting and expanding the federal government s role in flood control. Between 1941 and 1961 the Army Corps constructed seven flood control dam with the capacity to control a portion of the runoff from the upper Connecticut River watershed. The Union Village Dam and the North Hartland Dam are two of those.

The Corps also works with hydroelectric dam operators and private landowners to try to contain recurring floods. One provision of the 1936 legislation allowed states to enter into compacts involving flood control. Such agreements have been reached between Massachusetts and Connecticut and Vermont and New Hampshire to compensate the two northern states for the costs of protecting the two southern states.

The 1854 wooden covered bridge between Orford and Fairlee was damaged beyond repair and was dynamite. In June 1937, a new bridge was dedicated. Built for $209,000, it was named The Samuel Morey Memorial Bridge.

A new two-span bridge was built in 1937 between East Thetford and Lyme to replace the damaged 1896 bridge. Despite the changes in federal policy toward flood control, opposition to dam and reservoir construction continued. Republican George Aiken led the opposition to the enhanced Federal role in dam construction as a member of the Vermont legislature and as governor.

In 1938, Vermont U. S. Senator Warren Austin wrote in a private letter We are in a great fight over the New Deal flood control bill which would give the Federal Government power to seize more for dams and reservoirs, driving the inhabitants out, tearing up roads, etc.

We know we are licked, but we fight on. There was similar opposition when the new Wilder Dam was proposed in the 1940 s. For centuries there have been major floods on the Connecticut River.

Major ones between European settlement and 1936 include those in 1770, 1862, 1913 and 1927. Some of those caused greater damage than the 1936 flood. One example of this was the major destruction to Wells River village in 1927.

There have major floods since 1936, including 1952, 1960, 1973, 1996 and 2011. In some towns there was greater damage and higher flood levels than 1936, while other communities were spared. Much of the local area was spared the damage from Tropical Storm Irene that so devastated other parts of Vermont.

For centuries little children have chanted the nursery rhyme Rain, rain go away.

Come again some other day.

One thing is certain: for those of us who live in the Connecticut River watershed, that other day is sure to come and so will rain and, ever so often, floods.

Man dies after being hit by train between Thetford and Brandon … 0

Man dies after being hit by train between Thetford and Brandon …

Man dies after being hit by train between Thetford and Brandon 16:18 03 March 2016 Jessica Long 1 Emergency services on the scene on the Thetford to Brandon line at Two Mile Bottom. Picture: Sonya Duncan Archant Train services are running as normal again between Norwich and Cambridge after a man was killed by a train on the line near Two Mile Bottom this afternoon. Share link shares Emergency services on the scene on the Thetford to Brandon line at Two Mile Bottom.

Picture: Sonya Duncan The East of England Ambulance Service was called to the scene between Thetford and Brandon at 12.45pm and British Transport Police confirmed that one man died. A spokesman said: The man s death is not being treated as suspicious, and officers are now working to identify him and inform his family. A file will be prepared for the coroner.

Abellio Greater Anglia trains were delayed on the line until around 4pm.

Trains are now running as normal on the Norwich to Cambridge line.

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