Archive for the ‘East Yorkshire’ Category

Local Residents oppose Visitor Centre at Spurn Point

We don’t want to be classified like species or laboratory specimens – we’re neither ‘migrant’ nor ‘indigenous’ – we are ordinary people and we want back control of our livelihoods and back yards protected also! 

A great deal of time and money is being spent by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust YWT on converting Spurn Point into a nature reserve – including the proposed Visitor Centre and Lighthouse. Local residents are all concerned about being overwhelmed by the pace and opposed to the nature of the ‘condescending’ development of the site. Local cafe’s pubs and hotels run by locals will be likely made redundant they fear, following on from arable land lost to farming and the recent floods.

Cruel irony indeed that the price they pay for having offshore wind turbines ‘in their back yards’ will be loss of local enterprise as the development aid floods in – but it’s not for their benefit – it’s spent for on behalf of them, but never with or for their direct benefit or economic self-determination! The whole area will loose its character and the unique wilderness of Spurn will be tamed!

The Yin and Yang of the Spurn Peninsula (technically known as a spit)

Referring to the photo: –

The North Sea (left) can be considered male and rampant (stormy waves and wind) ;  the Humer Estuary (right) calm and female (becalmed – like a millpond)!

It is also a very flat place where imalances and contrasts are equalised by nature, tides and the Moon – giving walkers a unique focus for contemplation and observation as they walk around, taking-in or getting ‘the Point’ – as it’s localy known – very Zen!

 

Nick

 

Freezing cold wind and rain didn’t put of the thousands of spectators!

History repeating itself?

UKIP, Europe and last week’s High Court ruling – a latter day ‘Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot’ from a Pro-European View?

Celerating Guy Faukes and the defeated Gunpowder Plot

The Plot Thickens: Cottingham TV’s intrepid reporter Nick on the trail of the plotters – can you let us know whereaouts of the co-conspiritors hideout?

Uncovered: Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot memers lived out in East Yorkshire!

 

Nick

 

Open Question Interview with local represetatives ..

Europe: Never was so much owed by so many to so few

Yes – this is indeed a tale about the few and the many

and what’s sauce for the goose ‘over there’ ..

Complementing the National Debate ahead of the Referendum: –

Stop Press! Oxford University Mathematics and Economics Professors Support Cottingham.tv’s assertions

UK Economy ‘has blossomed within the EU’

J DOYNE FARMER (Professor of Mathematics), Sir DAVID HENDRY (Professor of Economics), DR MAX ROSER (Project Director, Institute for New Economics Thinking), Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford.

Letters to the Editor, The Times, Thursday, June 7th, 2016

Oxford Professors support Cottingham.tv’s assertions – we’re better off staying in!

With barely 3 weeks to go – do you think the mainstream broadcasters havn’t quite got it yet? 

12 (more) questions Cottingham.tv puts to ….

Q 1. Should we place our blind faith and trust the UK National Democracy to manage our affairs?

Q 2. And particularly ask: are our elected representatives with all their vested interests going to protect the public interest or place their own first?

Q 3. We should further ask: why would those with certain vested political interests seek to abolish the European Bill of Human Rights and replace it with our own, further to going without one, whilst our neighbours have enshrined theirs in Law for decades?

Q 4. Why has the UK establishment repeatedly failed to manage its economy over the decades since WW2?

Q 5. We should further ask: under existing (UK) democratic governance our aviation industry severely declined in the ’60s, the automotive industry followed in the ’70s, all the strife and class-ridden inequality in the ’80s, with issues of corruption abuse and bribery in other organisations only now surfacing, several decades later?

Q 6. Would those priviliged ‘the few’ who insist they are ‘on the side of the many’ risk plunging us back into all the post-war austerity decades we suffered prior to joining Europe?

A. For those of you who can remember, it took a good decade before the benefits of European membership started to become widespread over here

Q 7. We should further ask: subsequently to joining Europe in the mid-70s did not our economy turn the tide and economic conditions for the many get significantly better?

Q 8. Is the reason our manufacturing industry (especially automotive) is so successful today precisely because we have enjoyed substantial foreign investment and management practises as well as worker migration into the UK, not in spite of it?

Q 9. If we vote to leave the EU, would our industry base, seen as a gateway into Europe by many international foreign investors manufacturers and exporters from further afield be deserted, causing collapse of our financial services industry?

Q 10. If we vote to leave, will the Humber Region with its Billion Pound Inward European Investment from Siemens and Dong Energy turn into a decline – and would those “I’m alright Jack”, little Englander Exiteers with their vested interests even care?

Q 11. Back to trust: just why are some of our democratic representatives assumedly with those same vested self-interests supporting an escallating £ 78 billion ‘cost-plus’ investment in our future UK nuclear power station and placing their blind trust in an un-democratic unaccountable foreign power to build it?

A. If you do the maths, you can buy an awful lot of solar panels for this which now cost less than $1.0 per watt of solar electricity generated! I can take you through the costings step by step as an experienced environmental technology businessman

Q 12. If Germany can opt out of nuclear, why can’t we?

A 1. Germany can rely on the collective will of Europe to defend its economic and social interests, whereas if we go it alone, we may be left with the enormous £78bn bill to find – how would we finance such a sum? Would ‘the few’ be prepared to foot the bill for ‘the many’?!

A 2. What’s sauce for the gander: Germany and Northern Europe generally have a more scientific and technically literate democratic leadership than we do the UK, so I tend to believe them on balance when they say they can manage without nuclear!

A 3. If we left Europe, our Pound will likely plummet internationally and we would then not be able to pay for our escallating nuclear programme! The Chinese would indeed then have us over a barrel! If we vote to stay in Europe, we can hold onto our hard-won right to wield the nuclear deterrent by proxy as currently, thereby helping to retain our global policeman’s role in the World, military intelligence, armed forces, respect from the other super-powers.

Nick

After a gruelling 10K run “around the houses” of Beverley and neighbouring Villages, Cottingham.tv gets a prime slot overviewing the finish line within earshot of the race coordinators!

Final stretch through Beverley Bar up Toll Gavel to Wednesday Market Finish Line with audio commentary (and below to the right)

 

Reception for runners finishing in Wednesday Market

Background of the Beverley 2K, 10K & Half Marathon Race

Contact Beverley Athletic Club homepage (for aspiring entrants)

The race is repeated in different venues around the UK, encouraging a broad mix of local and non-local entrants to take part

St Johns Ambulance were on hand to provide support for the reported 1,510 – 1,550 entrant starters!

Nick, Sunday 8th. May, Wednesday Market, Beverley in beautiful weather – following the recent wash-outs and cold weather (below)

 

Beverley Saturday Market in full swing 2 weeks ago just before the Bank Holiday

P.S.: It was impressive to see the age range of early finishers

P.P.S.: Does runing make you thin or do only thin people run?  🙂

 

Popular Saturday Market again in April – cold weather didn’t deter the many visitors

 

 

All systems are go!

The Sausage Men locally-made sausages

Delicious sausages in a wide variety of flavours!

Julie Thornhill greeting customer today

Full Market! The fine sunny weather brought lots of people out in the morning- picture taken Thursday 11th. Feb PM

Cottigham Thursday Market in the afternoon sun

– it remained a chilly day despite the brilliant sunshine, so everyone was keeping well wrapped-up!

Sunny afternoon

 

Cottingham Market tomorrow (11th. Feb)!

All plots booked!

Bringing a full range of local produce and traders back for 2016

Facebook: Cottingham Thursday Market

Cottingham.tv thinks The Cottingham Parish Council members have done a terrific job hosting numerous local events in 2015

Keeping you up to date with your local politics

Wishing Cllr Harold Kaye the very best in his new role!

Cottingham Civic Hall, 6th. Feb

Stamp collectors corner of the fair inside the Civic Hall – pan left

 

Arts & Crafts Fair Today – pan right

Today in the Cottingham Civic Hall: Admission just 50p!

On the lookout for Marine Art

The editor’s favourites:  marine oil paintings! (UK Royal Society of Marine Artists)

East Yorkshire’s Marine Artists

“Catch me if you can” Contemporary Artist Adrian C. Rigby (sold for $25,000)

Had the editor the resources, he would cover his walls with original, antique, contemporary, 20th Century, classical and naive marine oil paintings. They are however quite valuable now and over the last few decades at least  highly collectible both Nationally and internationally!

Note: it’s a “Bears Market” for art collectors currently so now’s your chance to snap up some potential longer-term investments!

The editor settles for stamps and prints instead – which for all intents and purposes fulfill his interest as an art ethusiast rather than a collector for investment reasons

First Day Editions Stamp Collection

The Editor also wanted to recover his lost “first editions” stamp collection he started with his mother’s assistance from the age of about 8, as collected over his teenage years from the Hull Stamp Shop, then located on the top of Princess Avenue near the junction with Spring Bank. A sample above which he bought today which he is thinking of mounting in a picture frame.

Many of the stamps are worth little more than they were bought for some 50 years on taking inflation into account, but stamp collections are considered as a very long term investment and the market may turn eventually.. but look out for the rare Victoria “Penny Black”!

There are a number of societies catering for local art and collectors in the region including NADFAS, Hull & East Riding Antiques & Fine Arts Society – and the Myton Gallery in Hiull’s Silver Street Arcade is difietely worth a visit for collectors of marine art and the history of marine art in the region!

Nick

 

Picta Ornaments

More dynamic duo superheroes

Garden ornaments take a humorous slant!

Eagerly-awaited updates to a traders range of garden ornaments 🙂

Q. When is a gnome not a gnome, Wallace?

A. Why, when it’s a Gromit of course!

You’re never alone with a gnome

Gnome alone?

Home a gnome!

As far as  is known, there are no known home grown home alone garden gnomes in Knowsley

Ouch!

As featured in the film, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit – the super villain vs. the superheroes.

Now please eat your delightful greens – before he does!

Also seen

??

Can anyone from the younger generation tell the Editor who or what this character is?

Contact

Picta Ornaments, Bilton Tel: 01482 813812

Please mention Cottingham.tv!

Nick

At cottingham.tv and with Halloween Festivities in mind, we’re having a ‘kindness to carrots’ day!

How to enjoy eating your greens – even if they are orange!

Vegetables needn’t taste awful -with these few basic cooking tips from Cottingham.tv you too can make them taste great!

Vegetables needn’t taste like medicine – as something that has to be endured rather than enjoyed. In fact, the Victorians had a dreadful old maxim: the worse a medicine tasted, the more it did you good. Indeed our puritanical, no-frills approach to food preparation and cooking still persists today out in the regions!

How to avoid murdering your vegetables to death!

continued ..

Despite all the TV cooking programs out there, in this northern region and I’m sure in many others, our 1970s school dinner-style fried or boiled mentality persists where children are made to eat their greens and clear their plates!

Even your kids will like them!

continued ..

Here at Cottingham.tv we’ve added an autumnal twist so you can enjoy eating your greens! continued ..

continued ..

it’s better for you, better for the kids and better for the carrots!

continued ..

continued ..

N.B: If you want separate carrot servings, after grilling your carrots on an oven tray under an open oven red-heat grill for 20 minutes as described, you should leave them in a closed oven covered in cooking foil with some added boiling water on 150 degrees for a further hour to cook them through thoroughly – you can add other vegetables as described. Remove smallerveges when they are browned!

Pumpkins are “squashes” like aubergines and courgettes and they will also respond well to this kind of cooking – but please note they have shorter cooking times – but you need to experiment!

Happy Halloween from Cottingham.tv!

Nick, Mike and Anne