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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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181 of 197  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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Midland Red
Cherwell
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182 of 197  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
Perth Western Australia
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183 of 197  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 197  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 197  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 197  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
Perth Western Australia
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187 of 197  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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NeilsYard
Coventry
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188 of 197  Fri 9th Jun 2017 5:30am  
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For some reason despite being on our doorstep I've never spent much time in Rugby until yesterday. Another place with sadly not a lot of original character. I felt however there was one exception - Chapel Street and this building. Which reminded me of this old advertising!
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Gilly
Melbourne Australia
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189 of 197  Fri 9th Jun 2017 5:36am  
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Wearethemods
Aberdeenshire
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190 of 197  Fri 9th Jun 2017 8:10pm  
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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191 of 197  Sat 10th Jun 2017 12:46am  
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Big grin Yes nights again! Someone's gotta keep the country running and those pensions topped up! Thumbs up
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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192 of 197  Sat 10th Jun 2017 3:56pm  
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You have indeed, Neil - thank you Thumbs up Great to see you're back, mate Cheers
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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193 of 197  Tue 18th Jul 2017 9:35am  
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We've recently returned from a short break in Scotland - not a place I've visited very much, so I was interested to see whether what I'd read about the country was true Firstly, our hotel - very good indeed, the view from our bedroom was excellent Food - as we were on an all-inclusive package, our main meals were taken in the hotel, but we saw that there was a great variety of gastronomic establishments to enjoy nearby Literature - with a background of Stevenson, Burns, Scott, etc., there were signs of literary works all around Dress - it is well-known that the men wear skirts - sorry, kilts - but I was keen to see what the local ladies were wearing as they went about their daily business Animals - they all seemed very friendly and approachable Loch Ness Monster - we went monster hunting, but sadly, it appears that "Nessie" may already have been caught, and put to good use Skye - it rained so much we couldn't see the sky, let alone Skye! Oh my So, there it is, my brief report on an "educational" visit to Bonnie Scotland Thumbs up
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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194 of 197  Tue 18th Jul 2017 3:09pm  
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Thanks for sharing your highland experience MR. Can I say, I hate blue hair, and the tatty jeans, not what the modest young lady should wear today, but so long as the modern young woman in your picture is happy so be it. I put my hand up for the choccies. They must be well fed up there judging by the 'hairy nessie' and monster fish n' chips. Thumbs up for the pics. Thumbs up
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Old Lincolnian
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195 of 197  Tue 18th Jul 2017 8:05pm  
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Wot, no deep fried Mars bar? Big grin
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