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earlofzetland last won the day on March 10 2019

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  1. It's the most popular browser in China apparently http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/matt-warman/8366194/Stop-using-Microsofts-IE6-web-browser-says-Microsoft.html
  2. http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?p=2134575
  3. Download internet explorer 9. Whoever designed the site didn't check the cross browser compatability. The site doesn't work in explorer 6 or 7.
  4. You know the ones; white, all at high altitude and (unless they were on the return run) all leaving "contrails" that lingered for hours. I phoned Sumburgh myself and lied about who I was and why I was phoning and was told the jets didn't really have anything to do with them and that it was that they were operating from, which I might add, has continued its traditional strategic role as a refuelling point for military aircraft – the USAF, RAF and the Canadian Forces Air Command. What you would have been told was that high level jets flying over Shetland are controlled from the National Air Traffic Services centre situated at Prestwick (not Prestwick Airport). They could have departed from anywhere. As they are operating at such a high altitude they have no affect on aircraft arriving / departing at Sumburgh so are of no interest to them.
  5. The last time i was there was in September 2003 and the memorial was there then. How odd they didn't include a picture on the website. If memory serves me correctly there is something on the memorial in Peter Guys 'Walking the Coastline of Shetland: South Mainland". A watch belonging to one of the dead crewman was returned to a family member many years later or something? Definately seen it written somewhere. A little bit more on the knab crash here http://404squadron.com/nov1941.html
  6. Great site for anyone interested in WW2 aviation in Orkney and Shetland http://www.crashsiteorkney.com/index.htm
  7. Been looking through the museums photographs and came across this picture http://photos.shetland-museum.org.uk/index.php?a=wordsearch&s=item&key=WczoxMjoic291dGggYnJpZGdlIjs=&pg=6 It is taken roughly in the area where Hoofields caravan site is now. It refers to it as being taken near to the South bridge of Gremista. Unfortuanetly the bridge isn't in the photo. The fact it was called the "South bridge" would indicate there was also a north one. The bridge like structure we are discussing does lie to the north of where this picture was taken.
  8. I think i'm going to go with the bridge hypothesis. It is no anti-tank block although you can still see plenty next to hoofields.
  9. Below is another view. It isn't a dried up burn but a man made track that leads down to the peat cutting site. It doesn't strike me as being part of Lerwick WW2 defences but i definately think it's 20th century. The pointing is still in pretty good nick and there are strange pipes sticking out of one end. It also has concrete lintels. It doesn't span the burn but lies in the (current) same direction as the flow of the water. I think it might be the Gremista burn. Also further up the hill you can see what appears to be part of a wall in the middle of nowhere. Unfortunately i didn't want to get my feet wet so didn't take a photo but i wonder if the two are linked somehow? http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss10/earlofzetland/IMG_1834.jpg
  10. I've always assumed it to be a bridge until i had a closer look. Below is a view looking through the structure. It is hollow all the way through with no roof. http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss10/earlofzetland/IMG_1832.jpg
  11. Driving in towards Lerwick from the north (next to the machine cut peat banks) is this strange structure on the left hand side of the road. Anybody have any ideas what it was? http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss10/earlofzetland/IMG_1829.jpg
  12. Now that Cosmos have withdrawn from the league does anyone know if the fixture list is being withdrawn, and is so when will it be available.
  13. These things? http://www.firebox.com/product/2225/Sky-Lanterns
  14. I think it goes back to the days when Clickimin used to freeze over during the late 19th / early 20th century. In the days before modern refridgerators ice was a bit of a commodity so was hacked up in large blocks and carted away.
  15. I doubt whether the fox was actually alive when it got here. It seems more likely to me that someone has hit it, or found it by the side of the road, when driving down south and taken it up.
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