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« on: August 19, 2018, 03:39:55 pm »

I am currently on the Severn Beach branch line for the first time. What are the great antennae-looking things as you look North between Redland and Montpellier?
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2018, 10:13:56 pm »

Ah, I'm surprised you noticed them - they are the teeny weeny floodlightettes at what I shall continue to refer to as the County Ground, home of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club (I think the official name, this year, is the Poundland Woopsie Bargain Arena or something).
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 11:57:43 am »

I am currently on the Severn Beach branch line for the first time. What are the great antennae-looking things as you look North between Redland and Montpellier?

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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 12:16:34 pm »

Ah, I'm surprised you noticed them - they are the teeny weeny floodlightettes at what I shall continue to refer to as the County Ground, home of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club (I think the official name, this year, is the Poundland Woopsie Bargain Arena or something).

I've always known it as Nevil Road, so as not to confuse it with the County Ground in Taunton, home to the superior Somerset CCC.  Tongue

Although Somerset's ground has a silly sponsorship name too. Tommy Cooper Associates County Ground I think.
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2018, 07:27:32 pm »

Ah, I had heard that they play cricket in Somerset, but it's nice to have it confirmed by a local expert  Wink
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