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Old 17th Feb 2016, 08:42
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Business as usual.



The photo comes from this site Mr D.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...ryday-10272913
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Old 17th Feb 2016, 08:50
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One for you Mr Draper. See how standards appear to have dropped in recent years!

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Old 17th Feb 2016, 08:51
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Yer Bensham Bank me old stamping ground.
Looking up Bensham Bank, bit before my time though,there were six Pubs within civilised walking distance up there so it was a popular drinking haunt.
Bad Tram accident on that corner during WWI Tram ran away down the bank and tipped over on the curve killing three people,they hava the Tram at Beamish now.
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Old 17th Feb 2016, 09:01
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Originally Posted by tony draper View Post
There were a lot of men came back to the UK from the war just could not settle for their old life and just took to the roads,proper tramps.
Yes, for the first 11 years of my life I lived next to a 'main' road, and was aware of itinerants 'passing through'.
Of course, in those days traffic was far less (and I was largely at home - so looking out of the window) and noticed things more.

Regulars included Gypsies (usually called at the house selling clothes pegs that they had made) and the French onion man with his bicycle.

After age 11 we moved to a 'housing estate' which was up a steep hill and not on a through route.
Later still the town was by-passed (after traffic volumes increased enormously).
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Old 17th Feb 2016, 09:04
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Here's the aftermath of that crash,
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Old 17th Feb 2016, 09:09
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Here yer go Mr G-C,yer French Onion Man,if I remember correctly they were red Onions,very exotic round these parts.
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Old 17th Feb 2016, 09:16
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Bit puzzled as to why he's blowing abandon Ship Mr Ricardian.
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Old 17th Feb 2016, 11:39
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Would that be Titanic's dummy Chimney pot.
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Old 17th Feb 2016, 12:03
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Originally Posted by tony draper View Post
There were a lot of men came back to the UK from the war just could not settle for their old life and just took to the roads,proper tramps.
During our time in Sarfeast London, I would guess that 50% of our back-door beggars were ex-service men. That was in the nineties.
Something about being demobbed into a non-structured 'society': no safety-net when things went wrong...
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Old 17th Feb 2016, 20:06
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Originally Posted by jimtherev View Post
During our time in Sarfeast London, I would guess that 50% of our back-door beggars were ex-service men. That was in the nineties.
Something about being demobbed into a non-structured 'society': no safety-net when things went wrong...
Very painful to read that. And obviously I still remember a comment here that we are all a couple of paychecks from being homeless.
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Old 17th Feb 2016, 20:26
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One of the difficulties faced by ex-servicemen is that, in the forces, everything is 'found' for them, so there are no decisions to be made about accommodation or food.

Out in the outside world, without an income (from a job) they soon run out of money and cannot pay for accommodation so they end up being homeless.

To get a job (or benefits) you need 'an address', and so it becomes a self-perpetuating circle - especially if they seek solace in pubs (they probably spent a lot of time drinking in the services.
It's one thing surviving out in the wilds (where you can catch animals or forage for fruits) but towns and cities aren't such suitable environments.
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Old 17th Feb 2016, 20:30
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I've know a couple of blokes like that, neither finished up homeless but their life in civvy street wasn't a great success,as Mr Jim suggests they spend large lumps of their formative years(young manhood) being told when to get up when to go to bed when to shave when to err, do the other thing and when all that goes they are at a loss,sort of institutionalized.
Of course with the vast majority a part of their life in the military sets em up for life,makes men of em.
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 02:23
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Tony Draper said
Bit puzzled as to why he's blowing abandon Ship Mr Ricardian.
On the local ferries "seven or more blasts on the ship's whistle" means "go to the muster stations".
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 06:09
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Originally Posted by ricardian View Post
Tony Draper said

On the local ferries "seven or more blasts on the ship's whistle" means "go to the muster stations".
seven or more blasts on the ship's whistle means the same to the ferries in the eastern Mediterranean also.
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 06:30
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HMS Troutbridge springs to mind.
Left hand down a bit.
Oh blimey.

A sunny, cold start to the day.
Ideal day for a trip to the CAMRA National Winter Beer Festival in Derby.

I may be some time.
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 06:43
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Morning peeps,has the makings of a cold clear sunny day today.
Were it I sent up to the bridge to blow abandon ship it would be one very short blast then you would find me sat in the lifeboat.

In truth I cant remember what abandon ship was now.
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 10:34
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This morning we saw our first snow since we moved here a year and a half ago. It's pretty much gone already.
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 11:47
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Just been watching a programme about RBT (Random Breath Testing). While most people here are very careful about the whole drinking and driving thing, it seems there are still quite a few who indulge and then make the mistake of equating "feeling fine to drive" with "being legal to drive." The thing that has really surprised me is that it seems to be the people with the most to lose (those who need their licence for work) who take the most risks.

The number of people who need only one or two more points to lose their licence is astonishing yet they still take that chance!
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 11:58
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Originally Posted by The SSK View Post
This morning we saw our first snow since we moved here a year and a half ago.
None here so far but I can see Mont Ventoux has a white hat on. Very few frosty mornings as well. Still time though, a few years back we had a good covering on the first weekend in March!
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 14:45
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I'm a lot closer to the North Pole than you are. We're about the same latitude as Brighton.
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