Chinese city sealed off after bubonic plague death

Master Li Warned You.

"A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people have been placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said.

The 30,000 residents of Yumen, in the north-western province of Gansu, are not being allowed to leave, and police at roadblocks on the perimeter of the city are telling motorists to find alternative routes, China Central Television (CCTV) said.

A 38-year-old man died last Wednesday, the report said, after he had been in contact with a dead marmot, a small furry animal related to the squirrel. No further plague cases have been reported.”

NOTE:—KEEP AWAY FROM SMALL FURRY ANIMALS

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ABBEY PUMPING STATION

There was only one place on the planet you could see 4 beam pumping engines running together.The place was Abbey Pumping Station in Leicester, the time was 28th/29th of June and Master Li and I were there to see and hear them. Not as a result of long term planning, but Happenstance or Serendipity. We had planned to go to the traction Engine Rally at North Anston in South Yorkshire. There was heavy rain on Saturday and we knew it would be bad underfoot on Sunday and Master Li’s van is very skittish on wet grass. I looked in an events calender for an inside location and found that Abbey would be steaming so off we went down a surprisingly event free M1 to Leicester.

Abbey Pumping Station was steaming indeed. Their four engines are all in working order but their boiler will only steam one engine. At a pinch it will steam two but runs out of puff in 20 minutes.

To mark 50 years since the Pumping Station closed they had hired in a high power steam generator so they could run all four together. It is unlikely to ever happen again as it cost £10,000 for the weekends hire !!

So a unique event and happy chance for me & Li.

Top pics the four engines running

Bottom Pic the high power steam generator

ROYSTON VASEY NOTES & NEWS

To cope with the demand for VaseyCoin MasterLi has had to build a special VaseyCoin Mining Rig to keep up with the demand. Whatever it provides in the way of coin it certainly keeps his house nice and warm.

Incidently Pat O’Flanneler at the Mason’s Arms not only refuses to take VaseyCoin but never takes paper money. If it don’t jingle it don’t go in the till he says.

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 Covert High Altitude Vehicle (CHAV)…

Worries over the effect of cold on Raspberry Pi Camera are proved wrong. 

Quote——- ” “Well, we’re happy to put minds at rest by pointing readers to images captured during our heroic Playmonaut’s 34,571m stratodangle last year.

The Picam was in this case mounted entirely unprotected in the nose of our Covert High Altitude Vehicle (CHAV)…

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These blokes are of the same calibre of Master Li

ROYSTON VASEY NOTES & NEWS
The Annual General Meeting of the HutchMistresses Association was held in Royston Vasey this year and was hosted by TinyBunnyWoman, Master Li’s Hutchmistress, in centre of picture. They visited Master Li’s warren and left his buns rather confused at the multitude of HutchMistresses. Master Li on the other hand wore a beaming smile throughout their visit.
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ROYSTON VASEY NOTES & NEWS

The Annual General Meeting of the HutchMistresses Association was held in Royston Vasey this year and was hosted by TinyBunnyWoman, Master Li’s Hutchmistress, in centre of picture. They visited Master Li’s warren and left his buns rather confused at the multitude of HutchMistresses. Master Li on the other hand wore a beaming smile throughout their visit.

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