Justin's website

What's this for?

This website is for friends and family of Justin How.

It just brings a few links and other stuff together in one place. Simple really.

I may well add content to it over time.


Weather

Local Weather

Good local weather station in Iver


Slough Weather Map

If you click on various parts of the forecast below it will take you to a Slough weather forecast at the Met Office website.

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Things to Do

Name of Attraction How Far? Notes
Mercedes-Benz World
Brooklands Museum
Bletchley Park
Cabinet War Rooms
Imperial War Museum Duxford
Imperial War Museum London
Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway
Cholsey and Wallingford Railway
Coral Reef
The Look Out Discovery Centre
Thorpe Park
Great Cockcrow Railway
Kris Cruisers Hire of Boats on Thames 
Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The Hell Fire Caves
The Living Rainforest
Wellington Country Park
Willen Lake Adventure Ropes Course
Carters Steam Fair
IML Concerts Concerts in the Park
Go-Karting
Paint Balling


Other Portal websites



TTD Notes
Enjoy England English Tourist Board website
Let's Go With the Children
Active Places
Culture 24 Latest news, exhibition reviews, links, listings and education resources from thousands of UK museums, galleries
Where Can We Go
PORT The premier portal of high-quality maritime resources on the internet. This site is maintained by the National Maritime Museum.
The Science Lab The-Science-Lab.com is a comprehensive directory of science related websites
Museum.com A world-wide portal to thousands of museums worldwide. Easy to use search facility includes category search.
Museum Net Lists most Mueums in the UK
Airshow Calendar
Motorsport Calendar
Family Breaks and Days Out
Family Days Out
National Trust Days Out
Where Can We Go?

F1

Next F1 Race?


General Info

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Useful Links

WEC

General Info

TV Coverage (popout)

Race Dates (popout)

LMP1 Teams (popout)

LMP2 Teams (popout)


Useful Links

Genealogy

I have put on-line a pretty extensive family tree of the HOW family - HOW Family Tree



Useful Genealogy Links

Site Name/Link Description
About.com Civil Registration in England & Wales. How to Get Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates
GENUKI Newbies' Guide to Genealogy & Family History
British Family History This website will tell you everything you need to know about genealogy so you can begin your journey into the past. It could also tell current family historians some information they didn't know or weren't sure about.
BBC Family History BBC Guide to Tracing you Family History
Ancestry Aid Quite a good introduction to Genealogy
Cyndi's List A massive and comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.


Search for Records - Free

Site Name/Link Description
FamilySearch Church of Latter Days Saints. One of the best free resources available for World Wide record
FreeREG Our objective is to provide free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records, that have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K. It is a part of the FreeUKGEN family.
FreeBMD FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records. It is a part of the FreeUKGEN family.
FreeCEN This project aims to provide a "free-to-view" online searchable database of the 19th century UK census returns.. It is a part of the FreeUKGEN family.
FreeUKGEN Portal Site for the 3 above services. FreeUKGen is an initiative to help make more high quality primary (or near-primary) records of relevance to UK genealogy conveniently available online, preferably for free, in a coherent, easy to access and search, facility or set of facilities
British-Genealogy.com British-Genealogy.com is dedicated to assisting people with their British family history research.
BMD Registers.co.uk/ The Official Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial BMDs Service with online searches of birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records. Includes records for Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Protestant Dissenters (Dr Williams Library), Wesleyans and Independents. This site also includes 100,000 records of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials of British subjects overseas and on board ships in the 19th and 20th centuries. A basic search is free with fees for advanced searching and to download images.
GEN UKI GENUKI provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, maintained by a charitable trust and a group of volunteers.
Deceased Online A central database for UK burials and cremations. The free name search returns full names, date and place of burial or cremation. Fees apply to access register scans or transcripts, grave photographs and location maps.
LDS IGI Batch Numbers This site has sorted IGI Batch Numbers by County and Parish. This allows you to search for specific LDS IGI records by a County/Parish.
Kent Archaeological Society - Churchyards Kent Churchyard Monumental Inscriptions (M.I.s) & other notes.

2016 North York Moors

General Info

We are going back to Appledore Cottage which we stayed at in April 2014 - pics from this holiday are here.

Dates: 9th April to 16th April (Sat to Sat)

Details of the house are here and here

This is the location on Bing Maps and Google Maps

This is the official North York Moors website here.

Weather by MetOffice here

TripAdvisor TTD here

Lonely Planet TTD here

Local Weather Station

Remember that there is very limited WiFi access!

Places to Visit & TTD

Place How Far? Notes
Goathland Steam Railway Station 13 miles/30 mins Steam Trains!
Mallyan Spout 12 Miles/30 mins This is a very picturesque water fall which requires a bit of effort to get to
NYM Railway N/A Based in Grosmont, near Whitby, the NYMR carries more passengers than any other heritage railway in the UK and may even be the busiest steam heritage line in the world, carrying around 350,000 passengers in 2009. The 18-mile railway is the second-longest standard gauge heritage line in the United Kingdom and runs across the North York Moors from Pickering via Levisham, Newton Dale, Goathland and terminating at Grosmont. Some heritage rail operations continue along Network Rail tracks to Whitby during the summer months. The railway is formed from the middle section of the former Whitby, Pickering and Malton line which was closed in 1965. The NYMR is owned by the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust Ltd and is operated by its wholly owned subsidiary North Yorkshire Moors Railway Enterprises Plc. It is mostly operated and staffed by volunteers.
Trains run every day from the beginning of April to the end of October and on weekends and selected holidays during the winter (with no service from 24-27 December). Trains are mostly steam driven; however in some cases heritage diesel is used. At the height of the running timetable, trains depart hourly from each station. As well as the normal passenger train running, there are dining services on some evenings and weekends. The extension of steam operated services to Whitby has proved very popular to visitors and residents alike.
Dalby Forest 22 Miles/1 hour Lots of activities in Dalby Forest such as Go Ape, Cycling, Cafe, Drystone Wall Maze etc
Eden Camp 17 miles/31 mins From Pickering, just as you get to the big roundabout before Malton, you come across Eden Camp which is housed in an original Prisoner of war camp. The award winning museum allows you to experience the sights, sounds and even the smells of World War Two. It is believed to be the most comprehensive display of British Second World War history in the world. Also covered are the First World War and post-1945 conflicts.
Castle Howard 20 Miles/40 mins One of England's real treasures with plenty to see, including the extensive grounds. There is opportunity to spend your money in the Castle Howard Farm Shop and Courtyard Cafe. Watch out for special open air concert events with world-renowned artists.

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