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Water pressure regulation in tall buildings

I wrote the following article in 2009 as one of my monthly contributions to the training section of a leading heating and plumbing magazine, on behalf of a leading manufacturer serving those industries. Water pressure regulation in tall buildings Pressure … Continue reading

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Reducing water wastage using pressure reducing valves

The soil may be waterlogged and the reservoirs full when you read this, but sometimes England is in drought and we are encouraged to conserve fresh water in case the taps run dry. During those periods I wrote many articles … Continue reading

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A church for life – not just Christmas

I’d thought “church” wasn’t for me … until I visited a church like none I’d seen before. It set me on a new journey through life. I made friends with wonderful people. “Church” – what it does and what it … Continue reading

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The Rural Life Centre, near Tilford, Surrey

It must be an age thing. Glimpses of places, buildings, tools and toys from my childhood raise sighs of nostalgia. Yes, the internet displays images of things and places from the past, but there’s nothing like seeing and experiencing them … Continue reading

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The Lightbox, Woking

Welcoming and with not a whiff of the stuffiness you find in some galleries and museums. That’s the nationally acclaimed Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking. Its exhibitions and displays are top-notch, yet it’s visitor and family friendly. And it’s … Continue reading

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Hoe Valley walk, Woking

Head for Hoe Valley Park for a pleasant and easy stroll through green grounds near Woking town centre. Its wide hard-surfaced pathways are ideal for walkers, cyclists and wheelchairs. The paths are level or have gentle slopes, so can be … Continue reading

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Reigate Hill

Reigate Hill is on the southern edge of the North Downs and overlooks its namesake town. The viewpoint provides extensive views across Reigate and the flat land of the Weald towards the South Downs. The Wray Lane car park (near … Continue reading

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Newlands Corner, near Guildford, Surrey

Newlands Corner is famed as one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Southern England. It’s a fantastic place for a picnic on a sunny spring day. You can take in the spectacular view over the rolling landscape of the Surrey … Continue reading

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Surrey History Centre

Surrey History Centre’s mission is to collect and rescue archives and printed materials relating to Surrey’s past and present. It’s free to use these materials in the Centre’s supervised search room. From my experience the Centre can be rightly proud … Continue reading

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Chertsey Museum

Chertsey Museum exhibits an extensive collection of items and information revealing the history of the Runnymede area. Its home is a fine-looking Regency town house. The museum’s developers have done a superb job in adapting the building to allow access … Continue reading

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