A New Meaning to Moving House.

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Nigel H-J
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A New Meaning to Moving House.

Post by Nigel H-J »

Do you like your house that much but wish it was in a different location to where you are?

Here puts a new meaning into moving house.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-56156483

Now if only I could do the same!! :dunno:

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Re: A New Meaning to Moving House.

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Where would you move it to Nigel?

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Re: A New Meaning to Moving House.

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Now that is an easy question, the Wye Valley between Chepstow and Monmouth possibly Tintern but looking down to the valley itself.

I was born in Usk and lived in Panteg until nearly seven then my father was promoted to Sales Director of British Nylon Spinners based at the PontyPool
Factory.
https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/threads/b ... 16.107415/

Then we all moved to Nottingham where he had an office, eventually after many years he was transferred to Cheltenham and purchased a bungalow looking over the Wye Valley near St. Briavels in Gloucestershire.

I always enjoyed going there when I had time off from work and used to really enjoy sitting on the patio overlooking the valley especially when the trees turned to Autumn tint.

I really miss that area! :((

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Re: A New Meaning to Moving House.

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I've driven down the Wye Valley many times. We preferred the scenic route between Hereford and Woking. We lived in Westhope, Herefordshire, and our children all lived in Surrey. We moved back in 2007, but miss Herefordshire so much.

If we could have brought our old timber framed cottage down to Surrey, we would be living the dream now.

Also an old RAF pal of mine lived in St. Briavels. A bit steep I seem to remember.

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Re: A New Meaning to Moving House.

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Also an old RAF pal of mine lived in St. Briavels. A bit steep I seem to remember.
St Briavels is a wonderful village and has an excellent pub near the castle. had a look on Google Earth of that area but found I could not copy the views from Google Earth Street Map so downloaded Google Earth Pro which is free and was able to take a couple of shots but was careful not to identify any properties apart from the roof of one.

The road down from St Briavels is very steep and very narrow, single track and you just had to hope that any vehicle approaching was being driven carefully!!

Back to the mid seventies when I was driving for British Road Services I had made a delivery in Newport and being a Friday made sure that my delivery was delayed until the afternoon so that I could drive to St Briavels and spent the night in a comfortable bed at my parents home.

Before this was turned into a grass picnic area it was all hard standing so I took the liberty of parking my 40ft artic there and walked down to my parents.
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My parents bungalow is the one on the left but hidden mostly by foliage, but the scenery was marvellous, no trees or anything blocking a full panoramic view of the valley and once whilst there I watched a Vulcan at low level through the valley flying towards Chepstow. As far as I was aware and even now that is not a low level route? *-) :dunno:
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The George Public House, hope the beer is still as good as when I used to frequent the place.
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Just two more pictures, pointing downhill from St Briavels. The next day after a welcomed cooked breakfast my father took me up to my truck and then escorted me downhill to the A466 Chepstow to Monmouth Road. He was a bit concerned as to whether or not I could get the whole of the 40ft trailer down safely without taking any brick walls with me!! :wasntme: But it was only a flat bed trailer and not a box or a curtain sider, now that may have been interesting!! :lol:
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After coming down where that car is pictured i had to use all the road to get round this!!
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Got all the way down safely and then back to Lincoln. Every time I go south to Devon and pass the M50 I am still very tempted to take a detour!!

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Re: A New Meaning to Moving House.

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A beautiful part of the country without doubt Nigel :agree: EricT
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Re: A New Meaning to Moving House.

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Lovely shots Nigel. I can't remember exactly where my pal lived, but yes, it was steep. Nice views of the Forest of Dean there.

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Re: A New Meaning to Moving House.

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A beautiful part of the country without doubt Nigel :agree: EricT
Lovely shots Nigel. I can't remember exactly where my pal lived, but yes, it was steep. Nice views of the Forest of Dean there.
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