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Hello all, after browsing some of the amazing places on here I now wish that I had a camera on me all the time just I case I come across anywhere of interest! I have been to a few but never taken pictures. I shall start snapping from now on!!

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Welcome along mate..have a look in the forum see whats about and if in doubt use the search bar with the town your in..see what come up:)

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Hello - fairly new here myself.

Once you've been out there a few times you'll probably find you end up with a fairly long list of 'must visit' :)

Good luck ;)

Very true. And hello from me (originally from Oswestry!)

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