Where I live

FEATURES of "A Dabber's Nantwich" include current and old pictures of the town - as you might expect. But I am giving visitors to the website a chance to turn the tables with this new page on which you can publish a picture of the place where you live. That is, a picture of your city, town or village or an area nearby. The vicinity of your house, or something that captures the feeling of your locality   

   On a technical note, before you e-mail the pictures please reduce the resolution size. I publish pictures at 96 - 100 dots per inch in line with other websites and so it takes an unnecessarily long time for you to send the pictures at "native resolution" - that is, straight from your camera - and for me to receive them. Thank you. See the Index Page to contact the website. 

Not always an idyllic scene

THIS summer scene is the fish and wildlife refuge at Engelhard, USA, near to where Jean Heart lives. It would be a mammoth task with modern equipment to dig it, but this waterway - the canal to Albermerle Sound - was dug by slaves.

   Engelhard, population 800, is on the Outer Banks of North Carolina near to where Virginia Dare was born. She was the first English child to be born in America, Jean tells me.

   Jean is a friend of the family on whose behalf "A Dabber's Nantwich" helped to trace a Crewe family that they had lost touch with.                                                                                                     062009

How the "lost" family was found | Jean's story

 A game in the park

THIS is not exactly where I live - we stay in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg - but I wouldn't mind living there. This is the cricket ground in the staff village at Skukuza in the Kruger National Park - one of our favourite places. It's only about 500km from our home.

    We were there for a weekend with other members of the SANParks forum (www.sanparks.org) to raise money for the Park Rangers. The event was also webcast and blogged to other forum members all around the world.

    By the way, I have a daily look at the webcam on the Shropshire Union Canal at the Basin End (http://www.camserv.co.uk/empress/). Looking south is where I learned to canoe whilst at N.A.G.S. (Nantwich and Acton Grammar School - now Malbank School).

Dave Sealey, Johannesburg                                                                                             03/2009

 Stormy day

THOUGHT we would send you some photos for a change. They are taken at Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. This beach is beautiful in the summer, but these are taken on a stormy day. It's about a ten-minute drive to our house.

Cecilia and Malcolm Tomlinson, Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, Canada.               11/2008


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