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From an 'anonymous visitor' to Deep River

Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 08:22:29 -0400
Subject: flesh-eating beasts of Deep River

This is an anonymous visitor to Deep River. I would like to thank you
for the information regarding the flesh-eating beasts of Deep River.
However I should let you know that this came a bit late as I 
severely suffered during my visit to Deep River. Anyways, I should also
thank the visitor who informed you about this, so that you finally
posted the information on your web site to inform the future visitors
about these horrible beasts and how to fight them.

I also have a suggestion, I think you should make a "comment" box in
your web site so that people can post their comments directly on your
site and others can also see them :-)

Keep up the good work,

Anonymous visitor.

Daresbury fauna

Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 11:25:50 +0100
Subject: Daresbury fauna


whilst using your website to find the Hatton Arms 'phone number, I noticed 
(on your local fauna page) that you have labelled two coots as being 
grebes (spelling corrected). I have never seen grebes on the Bridgewater 
Canal, although there are a few pairs resident on Appleton Reservoir. 

Sorry to nit-pick - interesting website.

Photograph of heron

Subject: Photograph of heron
Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2004 02:26:57 +0100

Hello Lachlan,

I live in Runcorn by The Bridgewater canal.

Just browsing the internet and I came across your site.  Good stuff.

Curious to note, however, that your doing a site about the bridgewater
canal from Australia??

Assume you have relatives over here and have visited our 'neck of the woods'.

Anyway, I'm 28 years old and do wildlife photography for a hobby, a lot
of which is done on the canal near to my home (I live near the water
tower that can be seen in some of your photos). I have attached a photo
I took recently of a heron taking off from the far bank of the canal.
The photo was taken about 300 yards from the laboratory using a canon
EOS 10D digital slr and a 70-200mm f2.8L lens. The heron was
approximately 40 yards away and was sat looking for fish for some time.
I sat with it for about 30 minutes and got some good shots with this one
being one of the best. Hope you like it and if you do you have my
permission to use it on your site if you'd like.

I've also attached a photo of a fox taken in the large field at the back
of the firs but I'm not very pleased with this photo. I wasn't using a
hide and it was a real 'grab shot' so there is too much clutter in the
photo and not enough fox. The fox soon scarpered when it heard the
shutter fire (guess it wasn't very photogenic). Again feel free to use
it if you like it.

We had a visit from a cormorant the other day (the first I've personally
seen on the canal in over ten years) but unfortunately I didn't have my
camera with me (isn't that always the case).

We used to get Kingfishers near to this stretch about ten years ago but
they don't appear anymore. Pity as they are such a lovely bird to see,
especially in golden sunlight.

Anyway, can't hang about, got more wildlife to shoot (with a camera of

Keep up the good work.



Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 22:37:32 -0700 (PDT)


I'm from Thailand and I am very interested in
Australian national anthem, and want to congratulate
you because so far that I know your site is the only
website devoted to "Advance Australia Fair."

I have one question about the title of the anthem
"Advance Australia Fair" that I have long asked but
never got answer. Maybe you can help me with this
question: What is the word "fair" in "Advance
Australia Fair" means? Is it mean "just," "beautiful,"
"adequate," "light," "fine," etc. as "fair" has
several meaning in English? (i.e: Is the title means
"Advance Fine Australia," "Advance Just Australia,"
etc.?) I need to know the meaning of that "fair"
because I want to translate it to Thai for a school

Many thanks in advance. I believe you can answer this
question and I hope you can help me.

Best wishes

British Wild Flowers Permissions

Subject: British Wild Flowers Permissions
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 20:35:22 +0100


I was particularly impressed by some of your macro shots on British wild
Flowers . I would be interested in perhaps using some of the plants in
my book illustrating the plants esp the macro shots with insects if you
would be agreeable or grant permission. Please drop a line . I would be
glad to include any acknowledgements on permissions . what was your
photo system in regard to the macro shots ?? it seems quite effective

Best Wishes 

Identifying Adirondack Woodland Wildflowers

Subject: Identifying Adirondack Woodland Wildflowers
Date: Sun, 9 May 2004 13:48:30 -0400

    Thank you very much for supplying this wonderful resource for help
in identifying Adirondack Wildflowers...and to think we had to "go" all
the way to Australia to get our answers! 
    This weekend my husband and I enjoyed a beautiful hike into
Spectacle Pond which is located in Essex County, NY.  It is east of
Schroon Lake and north of the tiny hamlet of Adirondack, NY.  We had
taken along our Nikon 5700 Coolpix camera and got some wonderful shots
of Spectacle Brook with its many twists and turns and small waterfalls. 
We finally turned our attention to the area right along the path and
discovered some of the prettiest wildflowers we had ever seen.  Taking
care not to disturb them (as we knew many of them were probably
protected) my husband stretched his whole 6'3" frame across the ground
and used the viewing window feature of the camera to get "face" shots of
the purple trillium and downy yellow violets. 
    Today I decided to get on the net and see if I could find out what
these beautiful flowers were and typed "Adirondack Woodland Wildflowers"
into my favorite search engine.  That's how we made the connection to
your pages and pages of wonderful photos.  Haven't had time to view them
all, but we look forward to re-visiting your site again. 
    Thanks again for providing us the pleasure of enjoying your photos! 

Swisha, Rapides des Joachims (Quťbec) Canada

Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 19:07:08 -0400
Subject: Swisha, Rapides des Joachims (Quťbec) Canada

Hello Lachlan, 

Thank you for posting your Rapides des Joachims pictures on your
Homepage, it brought back so much good memories to me. 

I lived there (near the sawmill) from 1979 to 1984 as a child, best
years of my life and I didnít have any photos of the area!

Thanks again

To A Man city Fan

Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 14:43:08 EDT
Subject: To A Man city Fan

Cheer up See Attachment

Web Links

Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2010 11:46:29 +1000
Subject: Web Links

Dear Lachlan Cranswick,

Occasionally, I check to see which websites are linked to mine. I am
surprised, and rather flattered, to find that you have links on your
personal homepage to both my "Lex Scripta" and my "Walter Murdoch"
websites. I cannot imagine what connection either of them has with someone
whose life seems to centre around Single Crystal and Powder Diffraction
(whatever that is).

Anyway, as we seem to have some interests in common, I though I should say



Subject: Photo
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 17:10:34 +0200

Hi Lchlan,

I am writing a book on homeopathy, an alternative medical therapy,
entitled "Imagine Homeopath--a book of experiments, images and
metaphors".  One metaphor centers around animal tracks.  Jump starting
Google to look for a suitable image on the net I came across one of
yours (c.f. attachement).  It suits my intentions perfectly and,
besides, is a beautifully composed shot.

I would like to get permission from you to use the image in my project,
crediting you as "Photo courtesy of Bill Lieske".

Please get back to me,

No Subject

To: "''" 
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 17:11:27 +1000


Do you know where I can buy The Skatt Brothers 'LIFE ON THE OUTPOST' on CD?


Lachlan and Google Position

Subject: Lachlan and Google Position
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 16:32:21 +1000

Dear Lachlan,

what is your secret that you are always on the front page when I search
for team building in Australia.  We would love to share your front page
with you .  Did you achieve this by default through all your links or
your just smarter than the average Googler.
Would appreciate you sharing your experience.


RE: Identified wildflowers

Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 08:22:16 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: RE: Identified wildflowers

I am a botany student who really has been enjoying your webpage (esp. the Gnome
Murder mystery - Darn smokers!!)

As a botany student I would like to ask you to check google-images and type:
        "Lysimachia quadrifolia"

I think you will be able to identify the mysterious wildflower on your page

Happy wildflower picture-shooting!!

GPS and Deep River

Subject: GPS and Deep River
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 14:03:54 -0400

Hi Lachlan,

You're website interests me. I think it was 1968 when I was employed by
AECL as a tour guide showing the Chalk River plant to tourists and some
distinguished guests. My first tour was given to a VP of the US Atomic
Energy Commission. (But that's a while ago, and details escape me.)

That summer some enterprising student climbed the water tower and changed
the sign to "Beer River". I see from your website that it has been changed.

During our training period we watched as AECL prepared to remove the
callendria of NRU ( I believe). NRX and NRU were still in use, with some
other very small reactors in pools at the site.

I retained my sanity by bringing my bicycle with me, and touring around
Deep and along the road to Chalk River. The poem touched me.  Without the
bicycle it would have been a long summer!

I had a friend that earned his pay sitting in the forestry reserve with
patches of cloth of various colours in his lap. His chore was to count
mosquitoes that landed to learn whether there was an attraction to colour.
The rest of us were bait for legions of black flies.

I lived in the staff hotel and admired the many fine homes I rode by...

I hope this note finds you well.

FWIW I am a Garmin gpsr user, currently using a gpsV. It's memory is as bad
as my own, so it may be replaced.

Take care,


Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 12:21:25 +1000

Hi Lachlan,

Your web page on the National Anthem is very informative. Thank you!

I am trying to find a choral arrangement of Advance Australia Fair in
four parts (SATB)

Can you please help, or direct me to a source?

Many thanks -

Deep River

Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 08:14:38 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Deep River

I recently came upon your impressive website with many links and pics of
Deep River.

I sent your link to many ex_Deep Riverites and you have been receiving
rave reviews.

Thanks again

RE: Deep River WEB Site

To: "''"
Subject: RE: Deep River WEB Site
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 10:44:43 -0400

Dear Lachlan Cranswick,

I would first like to congratulate you on your wonderful site. I used you
info about Tim Horton's to pass on to my Heath and safety committee. 
You see the corporate powers that be decided to reduce the size of the
library by 2/3 and put in a Tim Horton's cafeteria. No accounting for taste.
I was forwarded your site on Deep River from Manilla today. I and my contact
being Ex Deepriverites. The photos are great the only addition to your site
wound be cabins to stay at the Swisha.

see attachment at bottom

Pointe aux Pins Lodge

Overlooking the scenic Ottawa River, we are located directly at the edge of
the water for your convenience. You can enjoy canoeing, fishing and hunting.

Log cabins and rooms available for rent daily, weekly or monthly. Open May
to November.

175 Rue Principale,
Rapides des Joachims, QC
K0J 2H0

I lived in Deep 1966-68 where I went to High School also played Rubgy for
Deep River with the likes of Mike Ward. 1969 we were the best team in
Eastern Canada along with the Toronto Irish.


Gracian texts

Subject: Gracian texts
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 20:31:04 +0000

Lachlan, I've enjoyed going through the material that you have on Balthasar
Gracian on your website and was wondering if you are aware of anywhere where
older copies of "Pocket Mirror for Heroes" and "The Complete Gentleman" (or
other Gracian works!) are available in English in e-text or in picture
format (.jpg's etc).  It seems like some of these works can be found in the
rare books room, but am interested in avoiding the trip, esp. if someone has
them available elsewhere.  I would appreciate any help you could provide.
I've spent quite a bit of time using search engines and checking the
Gutenberg project, but to no avail.


wyoming pictures

Subject: wyoming pictures
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 11:09:52 -0700

Dear Person,

The students in my school study the states and I am making a webpage for 
them about Wyoming from A-Z. More info, links, and graphics are being 

I found your pictures with a google search. May I have permission to use 
one or two of them on my webpage?

A reply would be appreciated. Thank you.

 in the U.S.A.

Daresbury Hall (?)

Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 17:48:25 EDT
Subject: Daresbury Hall (?)

I'm sorry to bother you, but this evening I was driving along Daresbury Road
from Hatton to Daresbury and passed a building on the left.  This had a drive
up to a big three storied house with out buildings and what seemed like a row
of derelict maisonettes to the left of the drive.  The drive was blocked off
with a chain. As you seem to know the area well, (your photographs are lovely),
could you tell me what the building is and its history.  I live in Great
Sankey Warrington, and often go out for runs into Cheshire with my son.  
We like to look at places of interest.  Hope to hear from you. 


Song lyrics "Is he an Aussie?"


I turn to you in my desperation.=20

Can you help me with the lyrics to:"Is he an Aussie . . . ?"
It was brilliantly recorded by Barry Humphries & John Ewart about 1980
in, I think, the film "The Picture Show Man". The song was definitely
around in the 40's; and was recorded in the 30's in a fruity baritone.

Some of the words are:
"Is he an Aussie
Is he, is he,
Is he an Aussie is he, eh?
Is it because
He is an Aussie
That he makes you dizzy,

Like many immortal lyrics, they're very basic!

Can you please help me?

Subject: lyrics to is he an aussie
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 13:27:26 +1100
From: annie g 


Someone asked on your website about the lyrics of "Is he an Aussie, is
he, Lizzie?"

Yours weren't quite right, as least they weren't the way my grandfather
used to sing it.

This is the chorus that Pop taught me when I was a kid.

Is he an Aussie, is he Lizzie?
Is he an Aussie, Lizzie, eh?
Is it because he is an Aussie
That he makes you dizzy, Lizzie?
Has he jazzy ways and does he
Make you go all fuzzy wuzzy?
Got you dizzy, has he Lizzie?
Is he an Aussie, Lizzie, eh?



Your London pics of St Stephen Walbrook

Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 19:01:10 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Your London pics of St Stephen Walbrook

Hello Lachlan

I'd like your permission to establish a hyperlink to
the page in your website that features St Stephen
Walbrook, London:

I am currently finishing a Walk around the City of
London loosely based around the Diarist Samuel Pepys
(it will only be read by a small handful of people but
I want some good illustrations for it), and have been
looking for a good pic of that particular church,
which I mention in passing. When I googled on the name
your site was the best, and I think the photographs
are excellent.

Congratulations on your site again - it's excellent.

Pot Noodles

Subject: Pot Noodles
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2004 15:02:07 +1000

Did you ever find a source of Pot Noodles in Australia as i too, am
missing my Pot Noodles?

Space Invaders

Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 16:40:31 -0500
Subject: "Space Invaders"

"Space Invaders"

It's a dark sunken night,
I see another pale sunrise
Surrounded by soldiers, gudes(??) and screens
We'll back(??) the invaders, their infernal machines

GREAT, Great song.

On your web page, change "gudes" to "boos"
And "screens" to "screams"


Greeting form the UK

Subject: Greeting form the UK
Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 12:19:17 +0100

Greetings from Oxford,
Just a note to say some good work on the site, I found your site browsing
through wild flowers of the UK.

We didn't make Melbourne when we were in Australia but I hear its very nice,
maybe we will when we go back Id like to visit the west too, plenty of more
wildlife to find!!!

Looks like your in Canada now then, never visited yet! Nearly did last year
when I was offered a job out there but circumstances didn't permit at the


Alma Mater Picture

Subject: Alma Mater Picture
Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 11:57:28 -0400


Hello, a co-worker and I were looking on the web for a picture of Alma
Mater to use in a briefing we're putting together and we found yours. We
like the spring look and the angle, so we would like your permission to
use the picture. We won't be using it for commercial purposes.
This is the URL I'm asking about

Please let me kow when you get a chance.


Identifying Adirondack Woodland Wildflowers

Subject: Identifying Adirondack Woodland Wildflowers
Date: Sun, 9 May 2004 13:48:30 -0400

    Thank you very much for supplying this wonderful resource for help
in identifying Adirondack Wildflowers...and to think we had to "go" all
the way to Australia to get our answers!

    This weekend my husband and I enjoyed a beautiful hike into
Spectacle Pond which is located in Essex County, NY.  It is east of
Schroon Lake and north of the tiny hamlet of Adirondack, NY.  We had
taken along our Nikon 5700 Coolpix camera and got some wonderful shots
of Spectacle Brook with its many twists and turns and small waterfalls. 
We finally turned our attention to the area right along the path and
discovered some of the prettiest wildflowers we had ever seen.  Taking
care not to disturb them (as we knew many of them were probably
protected) my husband stretched his whole 6'3" frame across the ground
and used the viewing window feature of the camera to get "face" shots of
the purple trillium and downy yellow violets.

    Today I decided to get on the net and see if I could find out what
these beautiful flowers were and typed "Adirondack Woodland Wildflowers"
into my favorite search engine.  That's how we made the connection to
your pages and pages of wonderful photos.  Haven't had time to view them
all, but we look forward to re-visiting your site again.

    Thanks again for providing us the pleasure of enjoying your photos! 

Lachlan's Web PGE.

Subject: Lachlan's Web PGE.
Date: Sat, 8 May 2004 14:29:05 +0800

Hello there!

I am trying to contact a relative, last known address was Deep River 
Canada.  You seem to be very knowledgable so thought  would write and 
ask the best way to go about it. 

Hoping you can suggest a way

with thanks

National Anthem

Subject: National Anthem
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 09:48:26 +1000

Hi Lachlan,

In some versions of Advance Australia Fair it talks about our Christian 
heritage with Christ as the head of our Nation etc etc. Where can I find  
a copy of all those verses?

Thanks from


Subject: BIG FAVOUR...
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 14:45:19 +1000

G'day mate!!!
I've been searching for the theme song for space
invaders for a bloody long time for my dad, as in his younger years he used
to be an addict of the game.

So I'm asking for a big favour, would it be possible if you could send me a
copy of the song??? Could you bing a small bit of happiness into an
otherwise dark hole of despair that is a geriatrics life? To get in contact,
drop me an e-mail... It would be much appreciated.


Wildflower I think?

Subject: Wildflower I think?
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 11:43:27 +0100

Hi, I live in Bedford and left Liverpool to come here about fourty years
ago. The attachments are of a small patch of flowers growing in a small wood
near an allotment and I have to say I have never seen them before. Could you
please tell me what they are if poss, as I have looked at all my books and
can't find them
Thank you.

cat stevens

Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2004 18:59:59 -0600
Subject: cat stevens

Do you know cat stevens actual email address?? It is very important that
I get it!


Subject: Morris
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 07:16:25 +1000

Please can you point me in the right direction to a dance group in 
Melbourne, I live in Altona 



Advance Australia Fair lyrics - typographical errors

Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2004 14:04:30 +1000
Subject: Advance Australia Fair lyrics - typographical errors

Hi Lachlan --

There's a oddly persistent couple of typos (it seems) in pretty well all
variations as transcribed, starting here (for example):

One is in the first line of the final verse which reads "Should foreign for
[sic] e'er sight..." instead of "...foreign foe...". This seems to run
right through with the exception of the Stuart Blackie mods page at

The other is in the second-last line of each verse which omits the 'then':
"In joyful strains [then] let us sing".

I initially thought that the various transcriptions might have correctly
reproduced real errors in the 19th century original (1879 version, at any
rate), but scrutiny of the scanned images clearly shows the intended
'e'  and 'then' to have been present all along.

A good and interesting resource you've put together, nonetheless.


Help me understand

Subject: Help me understand
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 14:30:24 +0800


I found your website curious to know more about the "weed" Prunella

Do you have special herbal treatments/recipes using this plant for throat
and flu-type infections?

Thank you

Request for permission to use photo

Subject: Request for permission to use photo
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 10:52:34 -0500

Dear Lachlan,

I'm writing to ask if I could use your photo of the IRS building in a
newsletter that my organization publishes.  We would of course give you
credit.  We're doing a piece on IRS oversight of the charitable sector,
and need a picture related to the IRS.  And yours works well.  Please
let me know.

Thank you!

Amazing Pics of Ravenglass

Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 10:58:12 EST
Subject: Amazing Pics of  Ravenglass


Your flamesky pics are actually all produced by chemtrails agaianst the

Baden Powell

Subject: Baden Powell
Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 11:31:46 -0600

I continue to drop in and enjoy the eclectic content of your website. It
is large enough that I have a journey left to look into each corner.
Thanks so much.

Recently, I purchased, through, a copy of Pietro Corsi's
unusual book (unusual for the rare topic and perhaps the rare price),
Science and Religion: Baden-Powell and the Anglican Debate, 1800-1860. I
am wading through it at a slow pace and in limited doses. If you would
like to sample it, you can reach an excerpt from the Cambridge
University Press at:

Are you now in the UK? (I note from your e-mail address) Or are you
elsewhere in the world? I ask, as I plan (I hope) to be in London in
June or July and it might be pleasant to break bread together.

With best regards,

Thank you

Subject: Thank you

Thank you for posting the pictures of Olana on your site . It is one of my
favorite buildings and I will no longer be able to travel there to enjoy it
. Fortunately I have my own tower and view of the lake which substitues for
the Hudson river view.. Have you been to the cloisters in NYC? or Monticello
in Virginia you might enjoy those structures also..
I have vied some of churches art work but his home is my favorite.

I look foreward to touring the flower images on your site.
Best wishes

the use of the pictures on your web site

Subject: the use of  the pictures on your web site
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 16:40:00 +0900

To whom it may concern

We, are an English textbook publisher, authorized by the

Ministry of Education, for junior and senior high schools in Japan.

We would like to use one image on your web site in order to use it as an
illustration for the textbooks.

As long as we see your web site, there seems no information as to image
copyright on it.

Could we use any of images on the web site for our purpose?  All school
textbooks are provided to students for free under Japanese educational law,
so not commercial.

If we are permitted to use it, would you please tell us terms and conditions
for it. We will, of course, pay the charge for the picture if we need to.
 - image : red sign  stop/arret

 - illustration size   80mm x 80mm

 - the way to obtain the image : send high quality data of the image in the
format of JPG

by e-mail.

We would like to hear from you as soon as possible.

Thank you very much in advance.


Subject:  the use of  the pictures on your web site
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 17:04:34 +0900

Dear Lachlan,

Thank you very much for your quick response.  We are very happy to hear good
news from you.?

We can grab the image directly as you say.
Thanks to your association, we can have a story about your country, CANADA
where two languages are spoken illustrated with a good example in our new
textbooks for junior high schools.
Once again thank you very much.

squirrel tracks in snow

Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 05:09:44 EST
Subject: squirrel tracks in snow

Lachlan, Thank you for putting your pictures of squirrel tracks on the web. I
saw tracks in the snow in my garden in Sheffield, England this morning and
thought they might be rabbit but wanted to check. Yours was the only site that
gave a clear picture for identification, beating the BBC and the British Mammal
Society sites hands down (or should I say paws down). Now I know they were
squirrel tracks in my garden.

Bet it's not snowing in Australia!


Re: Peter Dodds McCormick

Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 12:54:36 +0600
Subject: Re: Peter Dodds McCormick

I see that you have now followed it up. I know finally know what
McCormick looks like.

I was wondering - is that picture copyright? Also, who's the lady who
did the scanning?

Quick hello

Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 20:38:12 EST
Subject: Quick hello

Dear Mr. Cranswick

           Having just stumbled across your homepage i thought i'd drop you a
line and say hello. I was actually doing a spot of research on the Jallian
walla bagh massacre and found your site via an internet search. The 1920
Churchill commons speech made for fascinating reading and was of great assistanc
e to me. Thank you.

        Kindest Regards

your page on Sir Isaac Newton's grave

Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 10:35:34 -0500
Subject: your page on Sir Isaac Newton's grave

This regards your page

Please note that

(1) The only sir Isaac Newton I ever heard of died in 1727,  not 1864.

(2) The word cemetery contains no "a."


wild flowers

Subject: wild flowers
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 17:44:25 -0000

Hi Lachlan 
just wanted to say thanks for your website, poems and all.
a pleasure to browse.
It's good to take time out to observe the beauty all around us.
Thanks for the reminder. 
It will soon be spring here.
i  saw some snowdrops at the base of a tree on sunday You've got me 
thinking about going out to photgraph them.
thanks again

team building

Subject: team building
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 15:29:21 +1100

Hi Lachlan
I notice with interest that when I key in team building melbourne your =
web site features prominently.Do you organise team building.?

your web page

Subject: your web page
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 12:30:57 -0500

I stumbled over you web page.  I am from Deep River and love the photos of
the river and from Mount Martin.  Great job!!!

Re: london sundial and ??? building

Subject: Re: london sundial and ??? building
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 22:39:01 -0800

I recently came back from london and just in the process of capti oning
some pics.  I can't remember what this building with ionic columns
is called. Found a photo you have showing this buidling. Can
you id it for me?



10 Trinity Square, the former headquarters of the Port of London


Subject: Request
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 14:46:02 -0000

Dear Sir/Madam
I am near completing a small booklet on country village shows and would
much like to include some images from your website to demonstrate the
varieties and quality of the blooms that are required for exhibition. If
you will allow this I would give both reference and acknowledgement

Thank you in anticipation From your lovely collection, I request the use
of Oxeye Daisy; Regards 

Wales U.K.

Free London events

Subject: Free London events
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 23:13:16 -0600

My friend and I will be visiting London This January 10-16 2004 and would
like to know what your calendar shows for free concerts or other events
which we might attend.  We will be staying at the Thistle Victoria -- which
I understand to be a very good location to reach anything in London.
Thank you 

Deep River/K/0 Lodge

Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 19:13:52 -0500
Subject: Deep River/K/0 Lodge

My friends and I were considering a trip from New York to Ontario to do some fis
hing at a place called K/O Lodge which we learned about through the internet. I
came upon your website while doing a search.

Have you fished at this lodge? I saw your photographs of the entrance sign, etc.
 Would you recommend this destination? Any info. would be helpful. Thanks.


Subject: fred's

Hi Lachlan
Found your page while searching for news on brent tyler and his ongoing
crusade against the Quebec language police. Noticed a reference to
Fred's in Chapeau. Know the place well.

Forget me not photo

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 12:30:47 -0500
Subject: Forget me not photo

Dustie- We are a graphic design firm which is designing and doing
production for The Paragon catalogs. We would like to know if either of
these photos is available in high res to use, and if so what the cost
will be.
Please call or email me and I will give you the particulars. Thank you,

Gun Modelling

Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 12:31:22 -0500

Hello Mr Cranswick,

While searching information about a particular gun model, I came across
your web site

I am modeling a gun similar to the one you photographed, and kindly put online:

I wonder if you may have some other photographs, in particular close
details of the gun under carriage. I have a few drawings, but lack of
precise information regarding the wheels and various fittings to change
rotation/elevation. Any additional photograph that you could share with me
would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot in advance !

Alexandra Palace

Subject: Alexandra Palace
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 09:38:55 +0800

Dear Lachlan,

I would like to find out when there will be any organ ricitals at AP 
next year as I will be in London on and off from Feb to April.

Many thanks

Old Water Towers

Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 09:26:55 -0700
Subject: Old Water Towers

We are trying to locate the oldest operating municipal water tower in
Canada. So far we believe it is in Wetaskiwin, Alberta - built in 1909.
The main thing is that the tower provide municipal water and still be in
full operation. I have tried different contacts in Quebec with
no results. Would you be able to provide any assistance? Thank you for
any help you can


Subject: London
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 10:37:01 +0100

Hi Lachlan,

just came across your London photopraphs and wondered why you got Square
in them. Probably stayed there. I have often stayed there. Do you still
have contacts to residents etc.?
Best regards,

benny hill's home address

Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 10:46:54 -0800 (PST)
Subject: benny hill's home address

hi lachlan

i visited your website and saw all the benny hill's
house snaps. it was great. can i have the address of
his house so that if i visit London i can visit this


Deep River Photo's

Subject: Deep River Photo's
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 17:34:10 -0500

Hi Lachlan:

We are putting together a flash presentation to help promote our new
magazine and an article with in it about Deep River. We were wondering if it
would be ok to use a couple of photo's from your web site in our

Sorry we don't have any budget, not even for us, but we will give you photo
credits and link to your site.



Subject: jokes
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 13:17:28 +1100

Dear Lachlan,

I accessed your wonderful old jokes pages and pages (-140!) earlier this 
year.They have disappeared from

 your website. I am desparate, as I have joined Toastmasters and I was 
doing fine using your material-I won a humorous speech competition-all 
above board I might add as internet jokes are fair game in Toasties!

Where are they on the current web site?

Please assist, I am hooked on humour!

Townshend Vermont

Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 10:25:58 -0500
Subject: Townshend Vermont

    Glad to see some photos of our tiny (population 1100) town on your web
site. We hope you enjoyed the visit, and perhaps I can return the honor

Concerning "Deep..."

Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2003 08:07:36 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Concerning "Deep..."

Howdy Lachlan,

In the spirit of "no good deed goes unpunished", I thought it was high time to 
thank you for the presence of

When writing e-mails and particularly when posting to message boards, I like to
use a new quote under my signature every time. "Deep" continues to be the 
richest resource I know to find new material.

Cheers & thanks again.

"I despise animal testing. They get all nervous and give the wrong answers."

Tar and Cement

Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 07:39:57 +0800
Subject: Tar and Cement

Hi Lachlan,

Tar and Cement was played on our local 1080 AM station the other day, and has 
been haunting me ever is such a beautifully sung song, even if the 
sentiment is now a bit dated and not-so-Australian.

I'm wondering is there anywhere one can buy the song on tape or CD? It seems you
have all the information, so I'm hoping you can advise.

Many thanks,

Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 11:56:18 +0800
Subject: Re: Tar and Cement

Hi Lachlan,

Managed to find Tar and Cement on an "Essential Sixties" compilation at Big
W for $14.99 (3 CD's)

Thinking I was 'pretty clever', I played it at a barbecue evening earlier
this week, offering a prize of a bottle of vino to the first person to guess
the title and the artist...I was overwhelmed at how many people knew it and
one chap (the winner) said "it's always been a favourite" song, and "did I
know that Verdelle Smith was a South African artist...?!")

Anyway, I've since listened to it more than once, and I'm really pleased I
tracked it down with your advice, so thank you!


Lord Mayor of London

Subject: Lord Mayor of London
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 23:31:29 +1100

Dear Lachlan,

Hoping you may be able to set me in the right direction....

I once read a poem explaining how the Lord Mayor went to Buckingham=20

Palace without travelling along a single "street".

i.e. He travelled along such thoroughfares as The Mall, Birdcage Walk,=20

Whitehall or other similarly named carriageways, but no streets.

I was hoping that with the information you have on London, you may be=20

able to tell me where to find a copy of the poem.=20


Kind Regards,

Hi sport! Tim Horton's donut quality etc. - from OZ!?

Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 18:26:19 -0500
Subject: Hi sport!  Tim Horton's donut quality etc. - from OZ!?

I'm curious - why someone from OZ writing/collating stuff on Tim's
donuts quality since their move to FroDo plant near Toronto?

Very interesting feedbacks.

Use of your photo

Subject: Use of your photo
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003 00:53:52 +0200

Dear Mr. Cranswick,

I have found your photo "Mind the Gap at Bond Street" in the internet and
would like to use it as a small logo as symbol for UK in a german road
safety magazin.

Please tell me if I could do so. Thank you!

Greetings from Germany.

Mt Martin Fire Tower

Subject: Mt Martin Fire Tower
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 21:27:32 -0700

Hi there,
I just stumbled upon your site. I have a websited dedicated to Ontario's 
Fire Tower history at
I was at Deep River last month. How long does it take to walk from the 
river to the top of the mtn?


Your Balthasar Gracian pages

Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 20:46:45 -0700

They are useful, interesting, and helpful.  But -- you don't cite
from the first (1685) English translation.  Has anyone reprinted that
one?  I am most interested in that earliest (closest to Gracian, in
some ways) version, particularly because the language has such swash
(judging from the snippets I've been able to find).  If you know of a
reprint, please let me know.  Dover Books doesn't seem to have done
one, and all I'm finding on ABE and generally cited (except OED) are
the newer translations.

Thanks very much, and thank you for the excellent work on the web page.

Crystal showing in Knoxville, TN, USA

Subject: Crystal showing in Knoxville, TN, USA

Dear Dr. Cranswick,
I stumbled across your most interesting crystal display page at:

I'm something of an amateur crystal enthusiast (am profesionally involved
with thin-film amorphous silicon via PeCVD) .   Am I correct in assuming
that this display is arranged within the lobby of the airport, and would
therefore be accessable to the public?

If the display is still available I would probably drive down sometime over
the next few days, since I live about 5 hours north of Knoxville
(Cincinnati, OH).  Can you suggest a contact in the Knoxville area who could
inform me as to how long this demonstration will be available?

I see the name "R. A. Laudise", who was, if memory serves, featured in a C&E
News article circa 1986 on hydrothermal synthesis techniques at Bell Labs.
The exact reference is back at the office.  I have scanned images of this
article if you have any interest.

Thank you for your time.  Sorry to hear about your Garden Gnome problem.


Sparrow Song

Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2003 17:40:01 +1000
Subject: Sparrow Song

Hi,   I was wondering it you would know if this song was released on a
EP (45) and if so was it relwased on the ASTER Lable.




Subject: Question
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 00:44:11 -0500

Hi, I was wondering how do you pronounce your name.  We have just named 
our daughter Lachlan and we pronounce it Lake-Lan.  We were just 
curious.  Thank you in advanced.


Request to use photographs

Subject: Request to use photographs
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 11:16:24 -0400

Dear Mr. Cranswick,

We are interested in reproducing on of your aerial shots of the Brent 
Crater in Algonquin Park. I have attached the images that we are  
interested in. 

If you are agreeable to this request, would it be possible to email me 
300 dpi 5x7" jpeg files? We can discuss fees at that time.

I look forward to your reply.

Many thanks,

Greetings from Sydney

Subject: Greetings from Sydney
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 13:25:23 +1000

Hi there, I chanced across your site whilst browsing the net for match =
reports still heady from this morning's excitement at Blackburn. We find =
ourselves in unfamiliar territory ie looking down at the other 19 =
strugglers, although I fear this might not last much beyond tomorrow =
I've been a City fan since 1954 and used to stand on the Kippax with my =
father dreading the moment when we'd score as this proved the signal for =
every man and his dog to rush forward 'til the barriers prevented =
further progress and for tiny tots it wasn't much fun. Later I'd sit =
with school-friends (ST Paul's Primary - Withington) on the wall in =
front of the Platt Lane Stand and at half time we'd drink boiling Bovril =
pretending that we liked it. The best player I saw was Colin Bell =
although this present team do have some excellent players.
Arsenal next (discounting for a moment the explosive TNT) and this will =
be a true test of the squad, fingers crossed eh?
Hope you are well. Best regards to you and yours,

To: "L. Cranswick"  
Subject: Re: Greetings from Sydney
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 09:24:27 +1000

Dark clouds of depression following the Arsenal match - strong lager called
for and lots of it!

Re: The 1860 publication: "Essays and Reviews"

Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 22:47:43 -0400
Subject: Re: The 1860 publication: "Essays and Reviews"

You have JPG files on your web site.  Do you have higher resolution TIFF
files that you use to run through OCR (I'm curious because I often do OCR
accuracy tests and am always looking for high resolution images for
testing)?  What did you use to generate your images - I have used a digital
camera in some of my attempts at doing book scanning, so I don't have to
break them.


thanks for your "wildflowers of new york"

Subject: thanks for your "wildflowers of new york"
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2003 02:04:34 -0400

Dear Lachland,

    Thanks so much for making your photographs of the wildflowers of new
york/northeastern u.s. available.  I've gotten it into my head to create
a native wildflower garden, seeing as how I'm renting a rather large
property on a pond & wetland area near Buffalo, NY.  Your work has
offered much information to get me on my way.  So far I've simply
allowed parts of the yard to become "overgrown."  The next step is
identifying which plants to transfer or seed in the native area. 
Honestly, they're all so charming that I've determined to keep all of
them -- I'll simply have to plant the non-natives next to the house.

       Your site has been most helpful in working towards my goal. 
Again, thanks so much!


Cranesbill image

Subject: Cranesbill image
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 19:07:29 +0100

hi Stationery~hi,
I came across your fabulous collection of photographs of English wild
flowers on a Google image search and I wanted to say a big thank you.
This afternoon I was out practising with my Macro lens and I happened upon
two beautiful plants growing by a large artificial lake near my home.

I couldn't find the exact flower in the Observer's book of British Wild
Flowers ( compiled by W.J.Stokoe) or for a time not in my  my Collins Guide
to British wild flowers (1961 Edition by David McClintock and RSR Fitter .
Then I saw a plant on one of the illustrated plates called Wood Crane's
Bill. at
 I wasn't convinced from the book I had and wanted o double check. ( this
book is pretty good in the sense that the colour plates are in a logical
order. Yellow flowers, blue flowers , pink flowers and so forth.) I am not
sure why in the book it looks very purple and that threw me. I have an
astonishing close-up from my camera of one of the flower heads and another
longer shot of the complete flower head.
From your web site I was able to confirm what the plant was and I am so

I am a member  of a photograph sharing website called and Wanted
to post my pictures as I was rather proud of them but couldn't bare not
knowing what the plant was. Now I think I know thanks to you . I am going
over to up load these images next. Take a look later why don't you? If you
like  I could e-mail you the jpegs . say the word

Best wishes to you from Salford,

Great Site!

Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2003 14:00:51 -0500
Subject: Great Site!

Lachlan, I'm having a wonderful time going thru your site, re-learning old 
quotes I'd forgotten and getting new ones to pass along.  THANKS!

From a known person in Melbourne

To: "Lachlan Cranswick (E-mail)" []
Subject: Conspiracy?
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 08:41:03 +1000 

Hi Lachlan,

I think you're a part of some internet conspiracy designed to constantly
remind us of your existence.  I've doing a bit of browsing this morning
looking for printers for our CD covers.  I searched "CD covers melbourne
austalia" and "copy captain melbourne australia" (which is a printer I have
used before) and both returned the homepage of Lachlan Cranswick!  The "copy
captain" search turned you up via a tenuous link with "Captain Pugwash"!
You're coming in at around second or third result on each occasion.  I can't
imagine what else you might turn up under...

From a unknown person

To: "Lachlan Cranswick (E-mail)" []
Subject: well..
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2000 15:43:56 -0700

Iím overwhelmed.

Your in Australia I take it?  Your from Daresbury?  (Iím from 
Wigan, 25 mins away).

1  Iíve never seen a web site with so many links its fantastic!
2  Iíve browsed for 20 mins  and I still donít get it.  Iím 
    fascinated by it.
3  Whatís it all about?  Why have you done this? 
 Iíll have to come back again.  I may lose sleep over it. 
 Donít reply to this email if your going to confuse the issue.


The excitement of English made "Nobel Prize" Stamps

Subject: Pushover
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 10:40:58 +1100

Hi Lachlan,

Just got "Pushover" on the way to tea. Leeeerrrrrved the stamp. It took
us a while to work it out as it took the stamp a while to do anything!
We did wonder if you were sniggering away to yourself at the thought of
us sitting around warming and staring at a normal stamp (which we did
with the 1st class one just in case). The first class one has little
ridges on the countries though which was pretty cute. The consensus was
that while the second class one was visually exciting, first class feels
better. A good metaphor for life really.

Ta for the card,


Daresbury Laboratory Wildflower webpages

From: "McWilliam-at-BT"
Subject: Daresbury Labs
Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 22:23:41 +0100

Hi Lachlan,

Check out the following web-site:

David Norman the Director of Daresbury Labs' Synchrotron is also a 
Director of rECOrd which is the Local Record Centre for Cheshire, 
collating biological records and making access to them available.

I couldn't help noticing that you observed the wildlife around 
Daresbury when you where over here. Is there any chance of being able 
to obtain the biological records for rECOrd ? We would need:

Species, Site, Date, and your own details.

Cheers and take care.

Steve J. McWilliam (rECOrd Manager)
rECOrd - The Local Record Centre for Cheshire, Halton, Warrington & Wirral
Chester Zoological Gardens, Upton, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1LH
Tel.: 01244 383749 / 383569 / 380280 Ext: 484 (ans phone)

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