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Offline MartinR

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« Reply #1949 on: May 23, 2020, 12:22:41 PM »
IIRC that was Enrico Fermi, he died less than a decade later of stomach cancer.  He did a vast amount of research both in Italy and the US.  The element Fermium is named after him, as is the Fermi Constant describing the weak nuclear force.  He is often called "the father of the nuclear age" for it was he who designed and brought to fruition the Chicage squash court reactor - the first artificial chain reaction.

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« Reply #1948 on: May 23, 2020, 11:42:18 AM »
An exellent book-- ` Trinity ` -- tells of the making of the Atom Bomb -- from A to B.
The Italian scientist Enrico -- nearly caused the first explosion - in the desert.
He stopped the two main ingredients from meeting -- with a screwdriver.

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« Reply #1947 on: May 23, 2020, 09:13:06 AM »
That's the place John.
  • The connection to Manhattan is that Project Manhattan was the first atomic bomb, and Dr. Penney came back from the States and continued the work at Fort Halstead (under the name "High Explosive Research") to make the UK's bomb.
  • Beeching worked at the Fort.
  • A hill like a head is Poll Hill ("poll" being an old name for a head).
  • You got the counted trees.
  • Halstead =  hald (refuge, shelter, healthy) and stede (site, place or farm), and the Fort was originally build in the very late C19 to protect London from invasion.
  • E Nesbit lived in Halstead village where she may have written the Railway Children  but there are rival locations!
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halstead,_Kent and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Halstead for more details.

Over to you!

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« Reply #1946 on: May 23, 2020, 01:01:33 AM »
The Railway Children and Nuclear weapons - a very strange combination!

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« Reply #1945 on: May 22, 2020, 11:29:36 PM »
Crow Drive, Halstead ?
Possibly two Manahattan Projects to do with explosives.  Fort Halstead and America ?

Beeching worked in the Armament Design and Research Departments at Fort Halstead

Can't find a hill that looks like a head ?

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« Reply #1944 on: May 22, 2020, 10:17:29 PM »
Nice one Smiffy.  Now you're in the right village.

To sum up so far (and to save looking back):
* If you go up this road you'll find a connection to Manhattan and the end of some railways. - first part not attempted, the second part is Dr. Beeching.
* Find a hill like a head near some counted trees. - "hill like a head" not found, the second part is Sevenoaks.
* The original Anglo-Saxon name may have meant "Place of Safety" which had an amazing coincidence in the very late C19.
* A village connected to E Nesbit.

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« Reply #1943 on: May 22, 2020, 09:53:11 PM »
Something to do with E Nesbit?

Offline MartinR

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« Reply #1942 on: May 22, 2020, 08:15:06 PM »
Go north

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« Reply #1941 on: May 22, 2020, 06:12:00 PM »
Station Road Brasted?




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« Reply #1940 on: May 22, 2020, 05:59:13 PM »
No.  As I said to John, stay with Dr. Beeching.  The original Anglo-Saxon name may have meant "Place of Safety" which had an amazing coincidence in the very late C19.

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« Reply #1939 on: May 22, 2020, 05:37:15 PM »
So has the road been built on a track bed?

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« Reply #1938 on: May 22, 2020, 03:23:46 PM »
No, but very close.

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« Reply #1937 on: May 22, 2020, 03:21:32 PM »
Chevening Road Dunton Green Sevenoaks ?

Offline MartinR

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« Reply #1936 on: May 22, 2020, 03:03:23 PM »
No, stay with Dr. Beeching.

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« Reply #1935 on: May 22, 2020, 02:34:50 PM »
Anything to do with the Westerham Valley branch line ?