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Old 29th Nov 2015, 14:35
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Not that I know of your Lordship, himself is fine and still ruling me life.
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 15:54
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53A shed code was Hull Dairycoates, no longer there of course. The same of 53B which was Hull Botanic Gardens of which my father was Shed Master once upon a time
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 19:07
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Oooof, braved the elements and went MTB riding.
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 21:25
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Here's a bloke doing his 4th Dan Black Belt in grumpyness exam.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39MnIHjDKOQ
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Old 30th Nov 2015, 03:58
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Here you are Mr Draper, a film about railway development in NE England.

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Old 30th Nov 2015, 07:12
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Morning all.
Wet, cold and incredibly black out there.

Hope all that need to have the hatches well battened down.
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Old 30th Nov 2015, 07:34
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Morning all, wet and windy here and no change in sight.
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Old 30th Nov 2015, 07:41
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Morning peeps,sky looks clear out there from what I can see of it, that lump of flying sky one spoke of yesterday blew the scandyhooligan across the Tyne,not a uncommon occurence in the past when there were plenty ships on the Tyne.
Thank you for the clip Mr Ricardian,one shall download it clag it on a memory stick and watch it on me posh new 4k Telly.
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Old 30th Nov 2015, 07:45
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Good morning all. Took ages to get to sleep even though had been dozing off in chair a lot. Wind gone just a bit chilly and damp
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Old 30th Nov 2015, 07:48
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Morning all, dark, windy and damp here. Nice video Ricardian, watching it in instalments!
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Old 30th Nov 2015, 08:17
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Yon clip was a tad reluctant to let itself be downloaded but managed in the end, I found and downloaded that new Filum Mr Turner in full HD on youtube yesterday so I had summat to watch last night.

Here's the link to Mr Turner,if you want it gerrit quick as I suspect twill be taken down soon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR0rPUY74Ho

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Old 30th Nov 2015, 08:35
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PPruNe is becoming long winded in opening. Nearly took as long as a BBC web site this morning.

Not good, in fact abysmal!
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Old 30th Nov 2015, 18:04
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I thoroughly enjoyed the NE railways development video ricardian, and watched it in one go, fascinated. As a retired civil/structural engineer, I was as interested in the many spectacular bridges featured, as in the historic locomotives which ran across them. Thanks for posting it!

As often occurs in documentaries which include the drastic "axe-wielding" on the rail system in the 1960s, I had to wince several times when the name of Richard Beeching was mentioned in connection with that period.
Yet I think he has become something of a bogeyman amongst railway enthusiasts and communities who suffered travel problems after his report was acted upon by others who had commissioned him to produce it. He had no specific axe to grind regarding line closures to halt the massive losses he was obliged to review and advise on, from the business viewpoint. He was simply a first class scientist, engineer, and shrewd business tycoon, asked to carry out a desperately needed task which was never going to make him popular.

He was an old boy of my school, together with his three equally brilliant brothers, and was the guest of honour to present the prizes on the school speech day in 1962. He followed in the footsteps of Field Marshal the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (in 1949) and Marshal of the RAF Sir John Slessor (in 1952) in being invited as the prime guest on these occasions, so had not yet become a "hate" figure amongst the railways folk.

(The only year that I won a book prize was in 1952, and I still remember the quizzical look that Slessor gave me as he passed over my choice of a luridly-covered copy of "British Motorcycles" while shaking my hand ...)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richar...Baron_Beeching
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Old 30th Nov 2015, 18:12
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Yer spiffing documentary, there's another in the same series about the railways in Scotland and Wales on the same youtube page,downloaded that one for tonight.

Yer Beeching was hired to act as a buffer betwixt the cowardly filth in Westminster and Whitehall to absorb the blame on himself and leave them with clean hands when the howls of protest began,still he was well paid for it.
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Old 30th Nov 2015, 19:08
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For those who are interested in such things - the Maeshowe webcam is operational again.
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Old 30th Nov 2015, 22:06
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Been (re-)reading the fascinating story of Norah, Lady Docker.

Appalling woman.
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Old 30th Nov 2015, 22:34
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Yes, I remember Lady Docker's excesses (wearing animal-skin coats) and being 'bags of taste - all of it bad'.

Golden Zebra - everything that would normally be chrome was gold, while the interior was upholstered in real zebra hide.
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Old 30th Nov 2015, 22:39
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Her and his Lordship, earlier version of those other two arsoles the Beckhams.
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Old 1st Dec 2015, 07:46
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Good morning all, except that it isn't once more.
Wet and miserable.
Would someone from the southern hemisphere please report on the
warmth of the sun, so at least we unfortunates in the UK can take some succour, even if it has to be by proxy.

Tuesday is the name of the day and if things run to normal it'll be a visit to the sons of Morris later.
A visit is badly needed as I've run out of kippers.
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Old 1st Dec 2015, 07:51
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Loading slow again this morning, which begs the question,when all is considered, as to whether this site has been taken over by the BBC?

It certainly behaves like one!
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