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Old 10th Sep 2018, 22:08
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Old 11th Sep 2018, 02:47
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Futuristic.


Handley Page Victor prototype HP80 WB771 landing at the Farnborough Air Show, August 1953.
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Old 11th Sep 2018, 16:31
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QUOTE didjer gettum dun?

I do not recall what remains to do.
The mental list was lost
But I remembered the cost.
Of a recently purchased stew.
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Old 11th Sep 2018, 19:10
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Ah, the good old days!

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Old 11th Sep 2018, 19:20
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Handley Page Victor prototype HP80 WB771 landing at the Farnborough Air Show, August 1953.
To think that that aeroplane would have been inconceivable at the end of the War, only eight years beforehand.

Nowadays it would take eight years to get through the committee stage.
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Old 11th Sep 2018, 22:47
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
To think that that aeroplane would have been inconceivable at the end of the War, only eight years beforehand.

Nowadays it would take eight years to get through the committee stage.
... to decide that maybe an aircraft was needed
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 14:39
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Old 13th Sep 2018, 22:45
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Thought I'd come on and give us a bit of 'up we go'.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 07:09
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Apple picking time approaches.
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That'll keep someone busy for a while.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 08:11
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The topic of strange place names and their origins in various parts of the world have been mentioned here in the past. Well, this morning, I was looking at the delivery flight of BA's newest 787 (arriving LHR 12:45) and saw it was flying just south of a place named "Koksoak". One has to wonder about that one!
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 13:04
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Boringly mundane - the missionaries got it wrong. (How often has that happened?)

The name Koksoak is believed to originate from Moravian missionaries who evangelized among the Inuit of the area at the beginning of British rule and incorrectly spelled the Inuktitut word Kuujjuaq, meaning "great river." In the 19th century, the river was also known as Big or South River, taken from South Bay which was the name of Ungava Bay at that time. In 1916, the name Koksoak was officially adopted
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 15:55
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Erm...is anyone there?

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Old 15th Sep 2018, 17:21
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I'm lurking, not much to report apart from my rib eye steak* is marinading in red wine, garlic & pepper. I'll make some honey and mustard sauce to go on the salad.
*My only red meat treat of the week, I deserve it, I've been working hard this week.

If the weather is fine tomorrow I'll walk along the beach at Rock-a Nore, Hastings. The name Rock-a-Nore comes from the fact that there are iron ore deposits there. Many of the rocks there are rust coloured, those that aren't have been sculpted by the sea into forms similar to those of Henry Moore. If you're lucky you can find fossils there, I have a few fossilised parts of palm tree trunks. It is a place of strange beauty.
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 19:59
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There is also an iron ore water spring in Alexandra Park in Hastings just south of the top reservoir. The best fish lunches are to be had in The Dolphin, Rock-a Nore.
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 21:39
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gemma10 I thought you must be local to me. Despite the bad press Hastings used to get the folk that move here seem to like it. I work for DFLs, (down from London), or OFBs, (over from Brighton). A DFL of 31 years myself I wouldn't want to live anywhere else, there's so much of interest around here. The Blue Dolphin is good but Maggies is best, sit down and lunch only and you have to book, even off season.

Dear readers, I should point out that I do not work for the Tourist Board but if you want a short UK break the you could do a lot worse than Hastings and the surrounding area.

The rib eye was good but Mrs h suggested a bit more oil in the honey & mustard sauce.
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 04:28
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Hong Kong warning level increased to level 10, the highest possible level. Severe Tropical Cyclone Mangkhut (aka Typhoon Ompong) will score a direct hit with something like 43 million people in its potential track. This thing is a thousand kilometres wide and much, much stronger than the Cyclone Florence just being experienced in the US. It is STILL a Cat 5 despite travelling over the Philippines and shows no inclination to reduce its status yet. Fingers, toes and everything possible crossed for the people of Hong Kong and mainland China.
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 07:14
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They never seem to head for N. Korea.
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 08:08
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No self-respecting typhoon would risk depriving the planet of its most unique haircut, meadowrun.
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 08:21
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Sad this morning. Laughing and joking with friend and workmate on Friday, he's dead on Saturday. Our tight knit band of five rheumatic reprobates, all ex-forces and retired from further careers and none in the first flush of youth, is a man down. Mad as a box of frogs mind you. Only last week we were barreling down the A16 from Calais to Paris when we got a tug from the motorway patrol. He jumped out telling me that he could speak the lingo having served ten years over here. I sat wetting myself as he tried talking to them in rather poor, vernacular ridden, German. Situation was resolved by changing a rear marker lamp and by me telling the by now bemused Gendarmes that 'mon ami il est en sortie de l'hopital psychiatrique'.

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