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Old 6th Aug 2015, 15:07
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Tony, I wonder if you mean Aeneas, one of the A Class subs:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphion-class_submarine

My late Godfather served on Achilles, now preserved at the Submarine Museum at Gosport. He eventually became a Commander, I think possibly still on Achilles, but probably a more modern sub. Sadly too late to know for sure now.
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Old 6th Aug 2015, 15:17
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Thought the Council Tax would have been more than that, 'tis only about 500 more than we paid eight years ago.
Either 330s are quicker than 767s
if anything the'67 will cruise at a higher Mach than the 330, it will be the routing in my opinion.
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Old 6th Aug 2015, 15:17
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Yer that looks like the proper spelling,she weren't scrapped untill 1974? she must have had a few miles under her keel.
There were often Submarines tied up along the quayside who held a open day on a Saturday or Sunday.
Another of the busy quayside, 1924 SS Bericia there to carry Newcastle United fans down to Wembly for the cup,
The fare was apparently twenty five shillings for a first class return, that's 1.25p for the snot nosed youngins who only understand this new fangled digital muny.
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Old 6th Aug 2015, 15:47
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Girls and young women at work in America 1910.
I get the impression work wasn't exactly easy or enjoyable there.

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Old 6th Aug 2015, 15:50
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Based on their (lack of) physical development, I would say that they are young girls.
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Old 6th Aug 2015, 15:54
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Probably been dragged from the ten minute lunch break they got every ten hours to pose for some fancy photographerizer and were not chuffed about it.
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Old 6th Aug 2015, 15:55
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Is it my imagination or are their wrists showing signs of damage ?
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Old 6th Aug 2015, 16:09
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If it's NYC they are probably sweat shop girls in the rag trade.
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Old 6th Aug 2015, 16:58
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Hoppy Burfday Rossian.

Dog has discovered the tomatoes and melons in the greenhouse. Still, it should take the pressure off the strawberries and blueberries.
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Old 6th Aug 2015, 17:37
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Another Ellie wi a fondness for Toms.
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Old 6th Aug 2015, 17:39
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Can dogs determine the difference between unripe green tomatoes and ripe red ones?

Squirrels (at least the grey ones) will pick unripe green strawberries.
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Old 6th Aug 2015, 17:46
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I dont think Dogs have the cones in their eyes to detect colour They just have a very hi rez grey scale to see in the dark,or is it the rods they dont have?

They do however have a nose that is a quantum leap better than the nasal organ we taking Monkeys have in terms of sense of smell, and can probably smell the difference betwixt red and green.
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Old 6th Aug 2015, 17:53
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I'd agree with that FSL, my 'Ellie's' nose can be seen sniffing at individual fruits before helping herself. Trouble is she's learnt to open the door to the greenhouse.
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Old 6th Aug 2015, 20:37
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Thank 'ee kindly...

.....for your good wishes everyone. It has been a tough week but our departing visitors this AM left a bottle of Old Pulteney Navigator single malt which is easing my way to Morpheus. Hoping for a good night's sleep.

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Old 6th Aug 2015, 20:57
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Rossian - A belated greeting on your birthday. In the true spirit (sic) of this thread, did you know that Navigator bonds were bonds denominated in escudos. Named after Henry the Navigator.

Three beuatful fox cubs playing in the garden of the flats at the back. Still young and enjoying life. Around this manor they will have little chance of survival as other foxes move in.

Saw a nuke sub in Devenport, the authorities were desperately trying to hide it with tarpaulins which were fooling no-one. It looked like a nuclear sub covered in tarpaulin.
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Old 6th Aug 2015, 21:54
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Dogs do see in colour to a certain extent (sorry about the source)
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Old 7th Aug 2015, 03:37
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All hands to the pumps.
That's better.

Just a brief visit after answering nature's call.
Everything looking fine on the bridge so I shall return to my hammock.
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Old 7th Aug 2015, 05:26
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Good morning all. Was in bed by 2230 lat night as was nodding off all the time. Woke up 0130. Went back to sleep...0430. Gave up at 0530 and been pottering about ever since.
Shopping today.
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Old 7th Aug 2015, 05:36
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Morning laser.
My night wasn't much better.The attempted return to bed didn't last long, got back up again at 05:15.
Oddly though, I feel quite perky.As it's FRIDAY it'll will be my usual trawl into Derby in search of decent meat and bread.
I'll be getting off the bus early and pop into the Blood Clinic for a couple of blood tests on the way in.I've lost count of the number of blood tests I've had this year.
I shall be expecting an invite to the staff Christmas Party.

One or two good photos amongst those on offer here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/pict...e-archive.html
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Old 7th Aug 2015, 06:00
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Morning folks. Looks like the IF undertook widespread, disruptive action last night. I felt I didn't sleep at all - might be due to the excitement pf today's intended journey to Heathrow to collect No 1 daughter after her trip to foreign parts. Flight AF935 is slightly ahead of its scheduled arrival at CDG. Whether the connecting flight is on time remains to be seen.

Time for a mug of tea.
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