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Old 7th Jun 2016, 07:41
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Good luck Mr Nigel.
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Old 7th Jun 2016, 13:39
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Good luck Nige.

I had quite a collection of pre 1921 silver coins, half crowns, florins and such. They are now in OZ with the grandkids.

One Commonwealth country that kept the and went decimal was Cyprus. They divided it into 1000 'mills'.

Notes of 500 (10/-) and 250 (5/-), and 'silver' coins of 50 (1/-), 100 (2/-). The UK 1/- and 2/- coins were also in circulation, but not the half crown as it 'didn't fit' 125 being too awkward a number.

Since then, I understand the Cypriot was unlinked from sterling, but its all now academic as they joined the Euro.
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Old 7th Jun 2016, 16:51
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Will miss the UK, but hope it will still be in one piece if I return. Should be in hotel 4am UK time tomorrow.
When is that Brexit thing scheduled? I do hope Europe will still be in one piece by next month. Well, you can't call it "one piece" as it is now, but still...
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Old 7th Jun 2016, 17:22
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Mr Nigel please good care of yourself while on the West side of the pond.
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Old 7th Jun 2016, 17:37
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We should start a sweepstake on the date of the next wedding, and possibly the one after that 😉
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Old 7th Jun 2016, 18:17
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Post 1310, summat's up anyway.
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Old 7th Jun 2016, 18:25
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Morning all, cold and dark outside ( again ) so have decided to make pancakes for breakfast.

Good Luck Nigel, remember for once how important YOU are for them especially now.

I see Southampton FC has now lost their manager, the one who repeatedly said he would
honour his contract as he enjoyed being with Saints. I wonder if it was really the money or
because he didn't do very well in Europe with Saints last year he didn't want to risk his
reputation again seeing as the club he has gone to isn't involved in European competition
this coming season?
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 04:54
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A very cheery morning to you all.
A trifle hazy today and it seems like we're on the cusp of a
change in the weather. Best make the most of today then while
Mr Sun is still around.

On this day in 93 Vikings raided the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria.
The event is commonly accepted as the beginning of the Scandinavian invasion of England.

Bloody immigrants.
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 07:17
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Morning peeps, a tad overcast here but we are assured it will burn away in a hour or so,we seem to have avoided the heavy rain and funder and lightning,some not very far to the West and South of us though.

Ships wheel makers,
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 12:15
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Ships wheel makers,
Where do they fit the Cruise Control and the Sound System buttons?
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 20:47
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Interesting how specialised trades can become. I wonder what a "good" and renowned ship wheel maker would distinguish from a not so good one. In other words, what, in this case, what qualify for "excellent" craftsmanship? A perfectly circular wheel? Grip?
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 20:58
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I imagine the ship builders contracted out specialized work like the,hardly be worth having a ships wheel department if they only built three of four ships a year.
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 21:13
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Loads of puffins at Skomer today. Love the way they fly - a sort of frantic attempt to gain minimum altitude before they run out of fuel. If Charlie Chaplin had been a bird, he would've been a puffin.
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 21:33
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I imagine the ship builders contracted out specialized work like the,hardly be worth having a ships wheel department if they only built three of four ships a year.
I used to have a ship's wheel as a kid. I guess I got it from my Dad who worked in the shipyard. He'd attached ir to a plank but I can't say I played with it much.
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 22:06
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An automation company I worked for briefly in the sixties was (again briefly) known as Chadburn Controls. We were going through an acquisition phase (followed by administration - but that's another story) during which we merged with Chadburns.
Turns out that a ship's Engine Room Telegraph was nearly always made by this company - and a Ship's Engineer was apt to call it a 'Chadburn' That's what I was told, anyway.
Reason for acquisition? They were one of the early exponents of electro-mechanical controls, predating servos, and we ourselves were into (fairly crude) e-m controls.


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Old 9th Jun 2016, 01:23
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Finished my second trip, on a large container carrier, a couple of weeks ago,(into Southampton), back in Australia now. This ship, The Vasco de Gama, displaced 240,000 tons, had a draught of 15.8 meters leaving Port Klang, Malaysia and could carry just over 18,000 containers. Interesting to see that the ships wheel was barely more than a foot across!
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 07:05
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Morning peeps,change in the weather this morning I reckons.
First question to ask when you join a new ship Mr Parabelum,'what's the grub like' ?
Bit of excitment here.
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 08:16
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That was a bit exciting for this time of the morning Mr D.

The weather is definitely a bit cooler this morning.
Much more cloud around as well.

Have another bit of excitement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KhZwsYtNDE
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 08:28
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Lots of sirens this morning and the Medevac helicopter landed at the edge of the village, setting off again after a few minutes.

Someones day has not started well
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 19:33
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Sad that Mr sitigeltfel, saw something similar on my rounds this morning. Some poor person being hoiked into an ambulance PDQ, didn't look good for him/her.

Lovely day here but the only thing is some cretin is letting his dog bark constantly. Occasionally you hear him yelling at the poor thing to shut up.

Some people should not be allowed pets.
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