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    Bill Maynard talks about TVs Heartbeat Cast

    It was a great pleasure to talk to Bill Maynard recently about his time portraying the character Jeremiah Greengrass in the very popular television program Heartbeat. Bill was one of the very first television stars go back to the early 1950s, when he starred with Terry Scott at Great Scott it’s Maynard, one of television’s […]

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    Whitby cottages sliding down the embankment in the news this week

    Whitby homeless overnight !

    Whenever I go to Whitby, I’ll seem to work out the when I‘m in Bradford!  I went to on Tuesday and on the way towards Pickering have never seen the fields so full of water, they look like lakes. But there was some news going on in Whitby this week because it was in the […]

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    Whitby car parks and free parking

    Whitby car parks and free parking

    Almost every single person the books one of my Whitby holiday cottages during the first telephone conversation always asks this one question “is there any parking” and obviously it’sunderstandable they all come by car and if they don’t know the place they want to know and if they do know the place they now difficult […]

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    Victorian Whitby jet bracelet carved by skilled jeweller

    www.whitbyjet.com, it’s worth it for the branding

    Whitby Jet has been an interest of mine for the last five years, ever since I’ve been reading up on the history of Whitby after buying my holiday cottage there at the beginning of 2008. I bought a few pieces of jet and really like the historical elements about important this particular mineral was to […]

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    A particularly rough sea in Whitby

    Who is the biggest drip in Whitby, it’s me

    Last week I was in Whitby staying in my Whitby holiday cottage because the first time in four years we’ve actually got no bookings for December until Christmas, I couldn’t understand why because there has been virtually no gaps but then when I looked at the other agencies and cottages there were all the same, […]

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    A Whitby Victorian old glass negative picture of people walking in the streets approximately 100 years ago

    Little black-and-white frozen moments of Whitby’s history

    I have been quite excited by my recent purchases on eBay; I started to buy some glass negatives approximately 100 years’ old couple of weeks back. The thing that makes them exciting is that they were all shot in Whitby, showing what appears to be a Victorian family enjoying their time in the streets and on […]

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  • Yale Alarm Servicing step-by-step easy pesey lemon squeeze
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    Yale Alarm Servicing step-by-step easy pesey lemon squeeze

    I wrote an article on my business website AD Alarms which was just for people who have Yale Wireless Alarm systems, because the batteries in these security systems the batteries in the censors last about two years so obviously there’sthousands of people every year have to change the batteries. It was a simple article with […]

  • Alan Davidson web manager for actor Sir Roger Moore together at a book signing in 2012
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    Sir Roger Moore or Whitby Cottages? Whitby Cottages wins

    It’s been busy I’ve had to choose whether to work on my Whitby Holiday Cottages website or work on my website for the actor Sir Roger Moore and the fact is the cottages of won because at the end of the day business must come first. I am a member of SEOMOZ which is a great […]

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    Many UPVC and Composite Doors come with Weak Locks

    The hard facts are that if you don’t have good quality locks on your UPVC or composite door, you are easy pickings for burglars. The good news is it is not expensive toreplace door locks with safe ones that will keep intruders out. This really is not rocket science but the amazing stupidity is that […]

  • Beware of Con Artists Renting your Holiday Accommodation!
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    Beware of Con Artists Renting your Holiday Accommodation!

    The following story is what actually happened to me and my holiday cottage in Whitby a couple of weeks back and if it helps anybody else from been cheated it was all been worthwhile writing. I been letting my cottage in Whitby to holidaymakers for just over 3 ½ years now and to be perfectly […]

  • Whitby Gazette and Facebook promoted a peaceful demonstration over the closure of Whitby pier
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    Whitby Gazette and Facebook promoted a peaceful demonstration over the closure of Whitby pier

    A peaceful demonstration in Whitby on Sunday, 2 October 2011 about the closure of Whitby’s pier. To be perfectly honest I’m not fully up to speed with what exactly is going on but today at 12 o’clock Sunday, 2 October there was a peaceful demonstration starting at the bandstand in Whitby and walking along the […]

  • My video walk around Whitby!
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    My video walk around Whitby!

    On Friday morning I went to my favourite cafe at the end of the pier in Whitby and other baked potato, and then decided I would go for a nice long walk around Whitby as part of my get fit campaign and on the spur of the moment I suddenly felt why not film it […]

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  • TV Extras in Where the Heart Is
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    TV Extras in Where the Heart Is

    They currently re showing Where The Heart Is on ITV 3 and It’s strange watching a TV programme that was filmed 14 years ago in which I was in only as an extra so the experience was novel and  I can remember the dialogue like it was last year.  I didn’t intend to become a […]

  • Johnny Goodman interview with Alan Davidson
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    Johnny Goodman interview with Alan Davidson

    It was very sad to hear the news that Johnny Goodman died on 30 January 2015 at the time of writing I’m not exactly sure of the circumstances but according to Sir Roger Moore’s answers for January which I’ve just received back and are currently going on his website and Facebook page he was taken […]

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    Bill Maynard talks about TVs Heartbeat Cast

    It was a great pleasure to talk to Bill Maynard recently about his time portraying the character Jeremiah Greengrass in the very popular television program Heartbeat. Bill was one of the very first television stars go back to the early 1950s, when he starred with Terry Scott at Great Scott it’s Maynard, one of television’s […]

  • Alan Davidson Twitter Feed
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    Alan Davidson Twitter Feed

    Alan Davidson owner of Endeavor Whitby Holiday Cottages letting agency  Tel 01947 603746 http://www.endeavourcottage.co.uk/ for self-catering accommodation. Also owner of AD Alarms wireless alarm and CCTV installers http://www.adalarms.co.uk/ Tel 01274 614659 Web manager to the official website for UNICEF ambassador and actor Sir Roger Moore http://roger-moore.com/ Telephone (01274) 614650 Tweets by @itsalandavidson

  • Yale Alarm Servicing step-by-step easy pesey lemon squeeze
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    Yale Alarm Servicing step-by-step easy pesey lemon squeeze

    I wrote an article on my business website AD Alarms which was just for people who have Yale Wireless Alarm systems, because the batteries in these security systems the batteries in the censors last about two years so obviously there’sthousands of people every year have to change the batteries. It was a simple article with […]

  • The life of a TV extra… Or being polite background artistes
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    The life of a TV extra… Or being polite background artistes

    Pauline told me I was in an episode of Heartbeat on playback this week, so I just watched the episode.. Good memories we had some fun. She wasn’t on this one but I featured quite a bit in the background of course Long stretches of doing nothing sometimes, though overall they were great days. Every […]

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    Bill Maynard talks about TVs Heartbeat Cast

    It was a great pleasure to talk to Bill Maynard recently about his time portraying the character Jeremiah Greengrass in the very popular television program Heartbeat. Bill was one of the very first television stars go back to the early 1950s, when he starred with Terry Scott at Great Scott it’s Maynard, one of television’s […]

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    Builder likes Whitby Cottages analytics and learns SEO

    The Bradford builder called David Hawkes as built some fantastic new build properties over the years and he was the one that renovated my Whitby holiday cottage in 2007. When he came to me three weeks ago to ask about having a website made from this company, like most people you didn’t realise there was […]

  • A Whitby Victorian old glass negative picture of people walking in the streets approximately 100 years ago
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    Little black-and-white frozen moments of Whitby’s history

    I have been quite excited by my recent purchases on eBay; I started to buy some glass negatives approximately 100 years’ old couple of weeks back. The thing that makes them exciting is that they were all shot in Whitby, showing what appears to be a Victorian family enjoying their time in the streets and on […]

  • Whitby jet and how to tell if it's the real McCoy!
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    Whitby jet and how to tell if it’s the real McCoy!

    Whitby jet originally was in the form of monkey puzzle trees about 180 million years ago during the Jurassic period. As the trees eventually died some of them were taken into the water of rivers and eventually ended up in the sea. The trees then would become engorged with water and sink to the bottom […]

  • Whitby Art, I’m holding a piece of history,  a moment in time
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    Whitby Art, I’m holding a piece of history, a moment in time

    We have a local artist in Bradford called Bob Barker over recent years has become very popular and sought after being taken under the wing of the very prominent gallery Washington Green. I bought some one of Bob’s paintings about two years with my favourite is called Peace and Quiet and it is very imposing […]

  • My three most important tips !
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    My three most important tips !

    A film clip speaks 1000 words ! If you have holiday accommodation for hire and you rely on your website for a large percentage of your holiday bookings, my best tip is to include a short video of maybe one to two-minutes in length, making sure it’s to a professional standard. Try looking at the film […]

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  • Builder builds website
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    Builder likes Whitby Cottages analytics and learns SEO

    The Bradford builder called David Hawkes as built some fantastic new build properties over the years and he was the one that renovated my Whitby holiday cottage in 2007. When he came to me three weeks ago to ask about having a website made from this company, like most people you didn’t realise there was […]

  • Don't get caught out by Security Alarm Companies, tips on what to watch out for
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    Don’t get caught out by Security Alarm Companies, tips on what to watch out for

    It is very annoying when you know how some security installation equipment installation equipment companies carry on and I will highlight a few of their practices in this article,  so that people can be aware and not get caught out. I’ll actually use a true life example that my company came across recently. There is a […]

  • AD Alarms blog with tips and advice
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    AD Alarms blog with tips and advice

    During my working week I’m often asked for advice on Wireless Alarms and CCTV, so I’m going to write a blog on my business website over the coming weeks which will describe the differences in the equipment and also any tips if people wish to try and install themselves. AD Alarms specialising in Wireless Alarms […]

  • A GSM Gateway could save you a lot of money in more ways than one!
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    A GSM Gateway could save you a lot of money in more ways than one!

     GSM stands for Global Systems for Mobile Communications is the most popular method for mobile telephone transmission, so basically it GSM Gateway is simply an electronic device that can transform a standard telephone line into a mobile wireless system. I think they are one of the best pieces of equipment for security of premises to […]

  • Please Service your Wireless Alarm serviced from time to time!
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    Please Service your Wireless Alarm serviced from time to time!

    You might get a Cat Burglar At my last entry was all about wireless alarms which might not be of earth shattering interest to most people but it’s funny how your life tends to get immersed in particular subjects at different points in time and mine is at the moment all to do with wireless […]

  • Good old technology :-)
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    Good old technology :-)

    I used to read all types of psychology books when I was younger because I was always fascinated by the thought that the main thing that influences your life is how you think about everything. You know the old question is the glass half empty or half-full?  And the argument of what influences your life the most, […]

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    Many UPVC and Composite Doors come with Weak Locks

    The hard facts are that if you don’t have good quality locks on your UPVC or composite door, you are easy pickings for burglars. The good news is it is not expensive toreplace door locks with safe ones that will keep intruders out. This really is not rocket science but the amazing stupidity is that […]

  • Seize The Day !
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    Seize The Day !

    After my up lifting and up-tempo last posting about rubbish! I thought I’d keep the mood bouncing by pointing out my reflections on life today and how quickly we all age. Seriously to try and not be so serious there is a positive point to my story in that in some ways as you get […]

  • Alan Davidson Blog News Letter
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    Alan Davidson Blog News Letter

    A big thank you for joining my blog newsletter. Every time I write a new article or daily observation I’ll let you know, but don’t worry that won’t be too often And if you’ve got anything to say about me by all means feel free, constructive criticism is always welcome. All the best Alan alan@endeavourcottage.co.uk […]

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