Aberavon (Seaside) Railway Station

Aberavon (Seaside) railway station was a railway station on the Rhondda and Swansea Bay line which ran from the Rhondda Valley to Swansea on the Welsh coast in the county of Glamorgan. The station was incorporated into the Great Western Railway during the Grouping of 1923, Passing on to the Western Region of British Railways…



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Norris Castle, Isle of Wight

Norris Castle is located on the Isle of Wight and can be seen from the Solent standing on the northeast point of East Cowes. The castle was designed by James Wyatt for Lord Henry Seymour. It has a galleted facade with crenellations, but all of this is for show as the castle has no defensive…



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Hatherwood Battery

Hatherwood Battery is a battery located to the east of Alum Bay on the Isle of Wight. It is one of the many Palmerston Forts built on the island to protect it in response to a perceived French invasion. Construction of the battery began in 1865 and was complete by 1869. Today not much is…



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St Helens Fort

St Helens Fort is a sea fort in the Solent close to the Isle of Wight, one of the Palmerston Forts near Portsmouth. It was built between 1867 and 1880 as a result of the Royal Commission to protect the St Helens anchorage. It suffered badly from subsidence which forced many changes to the plans,…



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Aberangell Railway Station

Aberangell railway station was an intermediate railway station on the Mawddwy Railway which ran from Cemmaes Road to Dinas Mawddy in the Welsh county of Merionethshire. The station was opened by the Mawddwy Railway in 1867 and closed to all goods traffic in 1908. The railway re-opened in 1911 with all services run by the…



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Abyssinian

Abyssinian History and Domestication The Abyssinian Cat is thought to be one of the oldest breeds of domestic Cat in the world, as the first domestication of the Abyssinian Cat occurred in Ancient Egyptian times. It is thought that Abyssinian Cats were bought and sold on the banks of the River Nile by traders, where…



Aberaman Railway Station

Aberaman Railway Station

Aberaman railway station was the name given to two railway stations on the Taff Vale Railway near Aberdare in the Welsh preserved county of Mid Glamorgan. The first station, opened by the Aberdare Railway, only lasted ten years and was closed under Taff Vale ownership. Then the name of the adjacent Treaman was changed to…



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Avebury Ring, Wiltshire, England, UK

Avebury and the area that surrounds it is a mass of ancient archaeological sites – from Stonehenge to the West Kennet long barrows, from Silbury Hill to the Ridgeway path. History Avebury”s stone circle, is one of the most impressive and important in Britain, that dates back from around 2500 BC and consists of a…



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Problem Meowing – How To Hush Your Cat

We all love cats. They are endlessly entertaining, cute as anything, and despite what some people might think they are highly affectionate. Indeed, once you have got the friendship of a cat you are pretty much set for life with your pet. They are highly faithful animals. That’s not to say, though, that they cannot…



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Litter Training Can Save Your Carpet

When you have a new cat, it is generally accepted that it is going to have its share of “little accidents” when it comes to using the toilet. As cats are creatures of instinct, it is only normal that, when it comes to performing natural bodily functions, it will basically respond to the “law of…