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Old 15th Nov 2015, 07:17
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Morning peeps rain has finally stopped here,hasn't been particularly heavy just constant,more to come they say.
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Old 15th Nov 2015, 07:45
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A little light relief.
Some interesting early photos of London

Fascinating early photographs of London - Telegraph
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Old 15th Nov 2015, 08:16
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Morning folks. Stopped raining here.

T'was a bit wet up me canal yesterday. We were hoiking reeds out of the canal to help keep the waterway clear - damn things wrap themselves round the prop.
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Old 15th Nov 2015, 09:05
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Good morning all. A lie in was had today, toast and tea for brekkie. Loads of ironing to do. Doing expenses in work time tomorrow.
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Old 15th Nov 2015, 10:23
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Great set of picks Mr Handsfree thank you.
Mixed bathing.

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Old 15th Nov 2015, 13:03
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Wet and windy here Looking for something else and found this gem. The Pendon Museum, near Abingdon, is well worth a visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUKXepm01zk

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Old 15th Nov 2015, 19:42
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Wet & windy here. Ventured out for morning service. Now hibernating.

Younger daughter is returning from Germany on the Hook-Harwich Ferry on Tuesday. Sounds like an interesting journey will be had.
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Old 15th Nov 2015, 21:05
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Best/worst Channel crossing I had was ages ago from Dunkerque to Dover West Dock. It was a little boat and I recall we had to drive onto it through a hole in the side. At the front of the passenger deck was a big lounge bar with a full width semicircular window. We went up the peaks and down the troughs and the sea went sploosh over the window every 20 seconds. I loved it, but didn't notice any other passengers in the lounge.
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Old 15th Nov 2015, 21:57
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For a number of years I 'commuted' across the North Sea.
Good crossings and bad crossings from glassy-flatcalm to roaring storms.

One morning (the journey was overnight) I was sat in the restaurant for breakfast and was surprised to see that they were washing the windows.
I assumed that this was to get rid of the salt spray deposits from the previous rough night, but on closer investigation it was the sea breaking over the bow of the vessel and splashing onto the windows and running down the glass.

The movement of the ship was not particularly noticeable as we were heading directly into the sea and there was little or no roll involved.
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Old 15th Nov 2015, 23:08
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Originally Posted by Lon More View Post
Wet and windy here Looking for something else and found this gem. The Pendon Museum, near Abington, is well worth a visit.

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Fully agree. However, 'twas Pendon which stopped my railway modelling when after a few visits I concluded that I could never reach anything like their standard. So much so that I can't remember in which of my moves I disposed of my models and tools.


But do visit if you're within 20 miles. And allow enough time for ooh-ing and ah-ing. By the way, it's the Abingdon in Oxfordshire, not the Abington oop north.
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Old 16th Nov 2015, 06:22
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Morning all.
A bit of a spectacular dawn today.
The entire sky is red.
The end is nigh.
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Old 16th Nov 2015, 07:05
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Morning peeps very red sky here also a hour ago,least we seem to have a clear sky in the west,
Had a Aunt who lived in Abingdon in the far South,she took me to the Festival of Britain in the olden days when I were a wee lad.

Hope to find out ere long how much I am due from they Heir Hunter folks.
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Old 16th Nov 2015, 10:04
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Thanks Jim, was thinking as I typed with a "d" not a "t" . Didn't stop me getting it wrong though.

If anybody's thinking of buying me a Christmas present, this'd do nicely.

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Old 16th Nov 2015, 13:32
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Lon More - I'd like to see the state of the chassis & underbody after 18 months of regular "dunking".
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Old 16th Nov 2015, 14:56
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Done me movers course at Abingdon. We flew on the last scheduled Beverley between Abingdon and Wildenrath. Bl**dy airyoplane was falling apart - no cabin heating so there was a layer of ice on the inside of the windows and it shook like a JR with a rat in its gob. I think it went for scrapping the following week.

What did I like about Abingdon? - The journey back to my own unit after the course had finished.
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Old 16th Nov 2015, 15:44
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Me posh new 4k telly started doing summat very strange, a voice appeared on it describing everything that was occurring on the screen,what a bloody job finding how to switch the buggah off,must be for deaf folks I reckon.
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Old 16th Nov 2015, 15:59
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The wind is getting stronger here and a tad colder as well.
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Old 16th Nov 2015, 16:09
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The wind is getting stronger here and a tad colder as well.
Storm Barney . . .
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Old 16th Nov 2015, 17:15
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Yabba dabba do
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Old 16th Nov 2015, 17:39
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Mr. D., as I am sure you now know that is the 'audio description' function
(normally located near the sub-titles function).

Our tv does the same sometimes (audio description switches on for some unknown reason). I'm not certain but I think it happens when I select the sub-titles on the VCR box (Humax type) when that is not selected as the current display option on the tv. (i.e. Tv set to use its own tuner but recorder box switched on).

More testing required.
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