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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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406 of 410  Sun 26th Jan 2020 11:50am  
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I hear that they are replacing the locks at Sutton Stop, after I believe 80 years. Long time since I gave bread pudding to a bunch of Yanks, but ho, so happy, laughter from our new found friends.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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407 of 410  Mon 27th Jan 2020 12:47pm  
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Its only a Monday but already contenders for 'Find of the Week!' Following my earlier post (these could go in a Bishop Street thread so mods feel free to move), thanks to my friend Alan Denyer from the Visit Coventry website, these have just come up showing the demolition of the Canal Offices at the top of Bishop Street circa 1959/60. They were removed as right in the way of Ringway St Nicholas but show yet again another treasure of a building that could have / should have been saved. Surroundings are interesting as well. It’s very rare to see a shot of this even intact and these are the very first ones I have seen of it and the area at that time in colour.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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408 of 410  Mon 27th Jan 2020 2:05pm  
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Damn Ring Road Angry
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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409 of 410  Mon 27th Jan 2020 3:24pm  
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Typical Angry
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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410 of 410  Sat 8th Feb 2020 10:53am  
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NeilsYard, Hard to query you these days but where did that great wall come from next to the house (407)? Sure it wasn't there in 54, big black gates and bushes next to the house and round the corner. I lived on a boat in the basin for a few days around 52/3. The house was a warehouse for plumbing owned by a man named Arthur (not sure of surname), also a racehorse trainer. Next to, Radford side, was the timber firm of Cartwrights, also inside the basin. Story to it. D Di and I would occasionally go for a drink after racing, if a long journey. One night in the King William a very smart guy joined, said he was Peter, he knew Arthur. He was very chatty, he would find out winners from him for us, said join him for a meal and drink in a few days time. Before I could object D Di accepted. He told us his mother was very rich, lived in some large house, was director of some fashion house. Next day I asked D Di who his friend was. “No idea, thought he was your friend”. We met Peter on the night. He took charge, asking for a table, ordering the beer, chatting up the waitress, ordering the meals. Well, when the waitress collected the plates etc we were a merry bunch! Peter rose. “First, I must slip to...” He rose, but so did I a second later. Peter headed for a different room then out a different door. I caught him in the car park. “Oh, and where are you heading?” I asked. “I'm... “ he stammered. "No you’re not, you’re coming back and paying the bill"
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