Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter W

Needs to start with W and have two vowels in the word.

Wireless Crystal Radio complete with Cats Whisker……Hand made to a design from Popular Wireless magazine published in 1925. The Wireless itself probably dates from a couple of years later. The coil on the right is the inductance which is in a balanced circuit with the variable capacitor inside the box (attached to the dial). The Cats Whisker and the Galena Crystal are at the back. Connections for earth and aerial are on the left.

Western Class Diesel Locomotive……D1065 ‘Western Consort’ approaches Reading Station in September 1975. The Western’s were Diesel Hydraulic locomotives and were being withdrawn from service at the time this photograph was taken as British Railways rationalised the fleet on Diesel Electric types. The Westerns were replaced by the Class 50 locomotives like the one I published in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge ‘V’ post.   Western Consort was withdrawn from service 2 years after this photo and subsequently scrapped.   7 of the class have been preserved.

Walkers Waiting for the Wimbledon Train……Seen at Earls Court. They obviously had the same idea as us for New years Day – walk section 6 of the Capital Ring between Wimbledon Park and Richmond 🙂

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Open Topic

Gaffer Chatter…

Customer waiting…

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Corners

Corners are a set-piece play in Football (soccer) which are awarded to the attacking side when the ball leaves the field of play behind the Goal Line following contact with a defender. In each corner of the field where the Side Line intersects the Goal Line a Corner Flag is placed and an arc is drawn which is called the Corner Arc. For the awarded Corner to be taken the player must place the ball so that at least part of it is within the Corner Arc. The Referee or the Referee’s Assistant will supervise the placement of the ball prior to the Corner Kick being taken.

The ball has been placed and the Referee’s Assistant is watching the goal area for any infringements whilst the player waits for the Referee to signal that the Corner Kick can be taken…

A Corner Kick is a scoring opportunity. This one against Needham Market finds the head of our Number 9, Marc, at the near post……and he directs the ball across the goal into the top far corner leaving the keeper stranded…

Apologies for the quality of these images – all taken at night games this winter. Our floodlights are awful meaning I have to use a very high ISO and balance shutter speed against under-exposure 😦

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