[OSM-talk] Re: openstreetmap of Rutland
steve at asklater.com
Thu Aug 24 18:18:38 BST 2006
Thanks for sending this info, I'm bouncing this to our mailing list
which you're welcome to join. A bunch of people there are organising
BTW Rutland Organisers... if the date(s) are fixed, does
https://www.printtraintickets.com/ go anywhere near as the tickets are
* @ 24/08/06 05:16:38 PM sjssjw at yahoo.co.uk wrote:
> Dear Steve
> As a member of Peterborough Linix local users group I got your
> interesting invitation to join you mapping Rutland in October. I
> doubt that I will be able to but I am definately thinking about it.
> The county town of Rutland is Oakham. The best pub in Oakham is the
> Brewery which is beside the railway station. (This is the line
> between Peterborough and Leicester. Trains run once an hour.) The
> Brewery brews its own beer and has a large selection of beers and
> ciders. It is actually in what was the freight yard of the station.
> Oakham has a Norman castle. This amounts to a Great Hall inside an
> earthworks but its claim to fame is that all nobility have to pay a
> fee of one horse-shoe when they first visit Oakham. These are now
> ornate, mounted affairs put on display in the castle. Oakham's other
> claim to fame is Oakham School.
> The only other town in Rutland is Uppingham (of the School, Oakham
> School being a cadet branch.) There is a superb cake-shop near the
> market-place where the school-boys buy excellent cakes by the slice.
> (Said cakes are made in long bars for this purpose.) There is also a
> coaching inn called the Falcon (if I recall correctly). At the centre
> of town is a cross-roads with traffic-lights, on one corner of which
> is a Harley Davidson saleroom. Apart from that there are a lot of
> twee shops. It is a commuter town.
> Just outside Oakham, on the road to Cottesmore, is Burley on the Hill,
> not to be mistaken for Burghley by Stamford of the Burghley Horse
> Since Ruddle's Puddle (Rutland Water - after the brewery, sadly sold
> to Greene King, demolished and replaced with a housing estate) was
> built the area has become a tourist area. There are plenty of places
> to eat and stay. They will be happy to see you all in October.
> Computer access could be a problem. Rutland is not a centre of
> industry. There are a couple of places that aspire to being
> conference centres that I could check out for you this weekend when I
> go to visit my mother (who lives in Oakham).
> As for sponsors; Lands End have a factory/factory shop in Oakham; you
> could try the Brewery; there is Burley Fires; there are a couple of
> other firms whose names elude me but you are in Hunt Country here, not
> industrial and the nobs have kept there money for centuries by not
> spending it!
> Good luck!
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