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1. Cycle Route 66: –

Terrain successfully negotiated!

This route is not suitable for riding on with narrow-tyred road-racing bikes, however the editor managed it on a hybrid touring bike avoiding potholes, although he did suffer a split innertube afterwards, which was promptly repaired by conveniently-located Cottingham Cycle Centre

Although this route from Beverley to Cottingham starts off easily and smoothly, it turns into a dirt track after a few miles!

Directions from Cottingham-East

Approach from Cottingham

From Northgate, turn into Park Lane and cycle North as far as you can go heading past the growers towards the power pylon switching station  where the road turns into a couple of miles of dirt track. The cycle path route signs can just be seen on the lamp post (above, centre right)

Directions from Beverley

By Beverley Minster, take the turn off into Long Lane and follow the cycle route signs

2. Cottingham to Beverley via Dunswell Lane

From the Northgate railway crossing cycle North to Dunswell on Dunswell Lane for a few miles meeting the main Woodmansey road and turn left. Cycle towards Beverley using the cycle paths and at the Thearne Junction exit into Long Lane, also coming out by Beverley Minster

It may be possile to combine routes 1 & 2 to avoid rough terrain, but haven’t explored all the combinations. For more details consult: –

East Yorkshire CTC

Note to East Riding of Yorkshire County Council: Better signposting and documentation of these routes would be helpful to tourists as I’m sometimes asked for directions, but only just discovered these most scenic traffic-free routes today!

Tourist links for more cyclist-friendly routes

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Nick  (nick@eth.digital)

Despite a bitterly cold evening, many shoppers were still out and about the busy center of Cottingham this evening – and the lights were looking as splendid as ever!

As ever, we take a slightly philosophical and seasonal editorial slant … to provoke thought

Approaching the Lights from Hallgate – under a full moon! (top center)

Cottingham.tv warning: beware the Were-Rabbit!

Panning-round to view the Cottingham Methodist Church and street-level view – also approaching the lights from Hallgate

Panning-round from Cottingham Green to view the Lights in King Street

As you can see, this year we’ve got a better camera!

Older Calendars than the Gregorian Calendar – we use today in The Christian West at least – were based on the cycles of the Moon and many were steeped in superstition! But one would make a mistake to generalize and sensationalize too much! Dan Brown in his book “The da Vinci Code” used a writers technique of divide and conquer (binary) analysis based on historical research taken at face-value to make statements and assertions that were not derived from a full historical analysis and he was accused of over-simplifying and adding cause and effect to create sensationalism. His books do make terrific reading however – and the films are great too!

The scientist in me asserts that all religion and superstition are based on a different foundation from today’s ‘rational’ reality – albeit commercialized.

Are you willing to believe a bit at Christmas?

What do you think? or .. what do you believe?

Nick

Superhero Memorabilia are available here in Cottingham!

Superheroes began in US childrens’ comics with two separate competing publishers; DC Comics and Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics #1 (Oct. 1939), the first comic from Marvel precursor … Superhero-turned-PI Jessica Jones and Captain Marvel

Most well-known: DC Comics which featured Batman and Superman

 

Many new Marvel superhero Hollywood blockbuster films are being released between now and 2020!

Tip from Silver Linings Tattoo Studio: You can find many Superhero posters at B & Q

http://www.worldgallery.co.uk/art-print/marvel-comics-marvel-deco-hulk-432701?gclid=cj2wk8ln_sgcfugtwwodmcgjeq#432701

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!

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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!

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

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

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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

 

Cottingham And District Life And Times

Local People relating local life stories

We are delighted to involve you in a new level of local engagement through video conversations with local people relating the life and times of Cottingham and district

We want to help make you part of local history too

You can help make local history more accessible through taking part in story-telling and discovery!

We are recording interviews with local people and we would be delighted if you would like to take part

If you have a local story you would like to tell or know an older relative who could help, please contact Mike Anne or Nick (contacts menu – top)

We would like to thank Dorothy for her kind support

Christ Church Community Coffee on King street a special thank you for the room – more about CC coffee  soon.

The Cottingham Local History Society meets in Hallgate Primary School 7:30 PM Tel: 845734

Nick

PS we may change the camera angle for future presentations ..

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Saturday 4th July: Cottingham Day promises to be as spectacular as ever with the centre open for pedestrian access to market stalls, exhibitions and a fairground on the Green!

Cottingham Day with the village centre pedestrianized for a vibrant street market

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Town and Council Elections

Cottingham North: Councillors Ros Jump and Geraldine Matthiessen re-elected!

Cottingham North

Bucking the overwhelming trend at both the regional and national levels to vote Conservative (hence the ‘hive mind’ Microsoft logo as proposed by the editor) , independents Ros and Geraldine are re-elected as Independents. As former Conservatives, they made a courageous choice to abandon central party diktats and stand to “put Cottingham first”

Cottingham South

The East Riding returned all Conservative candidates, excepting Independents Ros and Geraldine and Labour in Hessle.

Demonstrating the halo effect of adding your promotions on Cottingham.tv

We have published interviews with Ros and Geraldine (Independents) and Alex Duke and Edward Hart (Labour). Each of those we interviewed said yesterday they did “far better than they expected!”

Labour candidate for Cottingham South Alex Duke and Parliamentary Candidate Edward Hart whom we interviewed previously also improved their votes!

Labour held Hessle (as featured in the video footage),

Nick was delighted to be invited to attend the election count  in Anlaby yesterday (8/5/2015) and he will be uploading video footage over the weekend!

Meeting David Davis at the count to offer congratulations

Whilst being delighted to engage with him and have a rare opportunity to discuss business issues relating to patents and IP infringement briefly when invited, he “Doesn’t do inventions!”

Do you feel let down as an inventor and innovator by governments and financial institutions?

If you have ever struggled with a patented idea and struggled with a business start-up against hostile authorities, we would like to hear from you.

Yes “it does make one feel pretty bloody well pumped-up about it”!

The chicken and egg problem of innovation, finance and patents

Why is East Yorkshire maintained as an ‘Intellectual Property cold spot’?

Did you know that East Yorkshire has long had the lowest number of patent registrations per head of population in the UK! The Government featured my invention for their front cover (check out the link above)!

Let’s hope David Willetts and cabinet colleagues can aim to up their game now in the new regime – or better – shift the blame onto the Liberal Democrats role in the previous regime and make a fresh start in the regions with their non-technical political leaders and sweep away their coterie of jobsworths and special advisors!

 

Answers to Cottingham.tv please

Nick


Much has changed at the National Level! Heads have rolled!

As other broadcasters said; “Politics is a brutal business!”

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The Local Council Votes are being counted at Haltemprice Sports Centre from 2PM this afternoon and we hope to bring you news updates asap.

On a personal note: as a political activist and lapsed Conservative Party member, the editor has not affiliated himself to any other political party but focussed instead on representation, reform in Europe, graphics the usability and pshchology of governance and commenting.

Nick

Posted by admin at March 26, 2015

Category: Business, Cottingham, Cottingham's gateway shops, Flower shop, Gatway shops, shops

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Cottingham’s first flower shop to re-open

Buncha Blooms to re-open in Cottingham

Cottingham’s Gateway Shops

Over the last few months, you may have noticed that the flower shop opposite the Olive Garden in Hallgate has closed, following a bereavement

We are delighted to report that this gateway shop will soon re-open!

Craft Fair Exhibits a range of locally-produced wares

Cottingham Craft Fair

Last Saturday was a busy event with music providing the main theme

It would be great to see some models and more products!

Nick