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Dreamtime
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181 of 187  Fri 24th Mar 2017 4:33pm  
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Very picturesque MR. Is there any significance when people place peahens on their roofs as I noticed on one of your photos No.6. Usually on thatched roofs.
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182 of 187  Fri 31st Mar 2017 6:32pm  
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The only comment I can find is: The skilled art of thatching is still alive and well in the UK today. Thatchers often leave their own unique signature on the newly thatched roofs, from decorative ridge designs to reed peacocks and corn dollies.
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Dreamtime
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183 of 187  Sat 1st Apr 2017 1:40am  
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Thanks MR, bet there are lots in Midsomer !
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LesMac
Coventry
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184 of 187  Sat 1st Apr 2017 10:33am  
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Reed cutters are still busy on the Norfolk Broads.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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185 of 187  Sat 1st Apr 2017 12:15pm  
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Oh I have been there. Our 6 berth boat was called the Mayflower in .......... Oh lordy I have forgot, I was only a kid but had a wonderful holiday for two weeks. Thanks for digging up old memories Les Mac.
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LesMac
Coventry
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186 of 187  Sun 2nd Apr 2017 4:41pm  
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Hello Dream Time. I am not a boat expert but I know a man who is. Mayflower was first owned by Maycraft of Potter Higham. First registered 1949 with Broads Authorities number 313. Later sold to Minstrel Boats and then Bell Marine. It was later used by a diving firm in Loddon but the planking was rotting and so could no longer pass inspection and was broken up. Mayflower was 38ft long an 11ft beam with a 40hp BMC marine engine,very large for a Broads boat. Below is a picture of her sister ship Mayfair.
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Dreamtime
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187 of 187  Sun 2nd Apr 2017 6:07pm  
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LesMac, what a gem, and to think I actually steered it and my dad said to me 'There you go you have actually been in control of the Mayflower' and I enjoyed sitting in the dinghy at the back too. Thank you so much for the info. Wave
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