Posted: December 2, 2012 by tchannon in Analysis, Surfacestation



Altitude 2 metres

Class 5. Period. Above image is looking south.

UHI, deep inside housing and unmaintained vegetation.

Claims to have existed since 1867.



Today there seems to be rain data but no temperature so maybe this one is disused. Is included more for amusement.

I would be interested in seeing the title deeds of some of the properties close by, dates. Some of the styles look more Edwardian than Victorian.

I wonder what the site looked like over the years, if it was even in this location. What then about a record supposed to be that long, before the US ploy of 1880, whether CRU pull it in for the 1850 start. I’ve not seen it mentioned yet old rain data records are published via KNMI, all very odd.

These houses were coal fire heated (poorly). Coal gas (town gas) perhaps for lighting. Electricity will have arrived for lighting. Not so long ago the country was converted to natural gas and only then did central heating start to become common.

Air clarity will have changed in various ways over time.

Gardening practices will have changed greatly. Been many wars, two very major.

Aside: I am one of the few people to have seen the smallest window in England *from above*, it’s in Hull.


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This is the Land of Green Ginger, an area of Hull. What struck me from the rooftops was the Dutch flavour, many tiled upper parts of houses. As a seaport of long standing there is much history.
— Father Christmas. Not telling all in public.

This is also where I climbed in the window of a ladies “rest room” whereupon a very pleasant long conversation with a lady started, she didn’t ask questions nor seem put out or surprised. (hint, one way onto the roof) This is also where I came upon a 6800 computer still working away even though it was below sea level. With a row of lead acid backup power accumulators. Probably still there.

Who needs fantasy or fiction? The real world has enough.

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