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Sheep bring traffic to a halt on the A55

August 26, 2013   

Roads now clear after escaped animals removed from carriageway

Police had to deal with sheep which escaped on to the A55 at Chester
Police had to deal with sheep which escaped on to the A55 at Chester

Police were called to deal with a herd of sheep which escaped on to the carriageway of the A55 in Chester today (Monday, August 26).

Bank holiday traffic was brought to a standstill after the animals managed to get on to the road at about 10am.

The incident happened on the A55 near to its junction with the M53.

A motorist stuck in the queues contacted The Chronicle to say they had seen armed police at the scene but this has not yet been confirmed by Cheshire Constabulary.

A police spokesman said: “Officers have been dealing with an incident on the A55 Chester near to M53. There have been traffic delays as a result. The roads are now open and traffic is clearing.”

http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/sheep-bring-traffic-halt-a55-5786537

Former St. Clare’s Convent Buildings

August 14, 2013   

Not far from St. Asaph you might spot the former St. Clare’s Convent. You’re probably most likely to spot it if you’re on a coach. Car drivers are far too busy to notice.

This is a number of large buildings which used to be a convent, which included a hospital and an orphanage school. It was built in 1862 and closed in 1977/78. The building was damaged by fire in 1985. The conversion began in 2003 and includes 40 homes.

Whilst the use of the buildings are not of particular note, the architecture and its restoration are outstanding and their location next to the A55 makes them an obvious landmark for users of the road.

 

Read more:

http://www.bracknellroofing.com/Case%20studies/Warrington%20office/St%20Clares%20Convent.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantasaph

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/Pantasaph.html#

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_east/2982420.stm

 

Photos:

http://www.bracknellroofing.com/Case%20studies/Warrington%20office/St%20Clares%20Convent.aspx

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-42202610.html

http://www.friendsreunited.co.uk/pantasaph-st-clare-s-convent/Memory/3acedefe-5cfd-432c-aaaa-a01400f6567e

 

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Marble Church, Bodelwyddan

August 8, 2013   

The Marble Church (St. Margaret’s Church) in Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire, can be seen from a long distance. It is just off the A55 and is opposite Bodelwyddan Castle.

The marble stone looks as clean as the day it was built. Building started in 1956 and it took four years and £60,000 to erect. It was built by Lady Willoughby de Broke in memory of her husband, Henry Peyto-Verney, the 16th Baron Willoughby de Broke.

The building is so eye catching that it took me until I was in my twenties before I realised there was a castle on the other side of the road! It is one of my favourite landmarks.

IMAGES:

http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/interesting-unknown-engineering-landmarks-in-the-uk/page/4

http://www.walesdirectory.co.uk/tourist-attractions/Churches_and_Chapels/Wales11581.htm

FURTHER READING:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marble_Church,_Bodelwyddan

http://www.churchinwales.org.uk/parishholding/asaph/a658-en

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-20881406

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rodplKD3cOE