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Old 23rd Sep 2018, 14:37
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GIVES PEAS A CHANCE gone!

While while I donít condone graffiti, itís a bit sad that this has been painted over by, ironically, more graffiti.
It always made me smile (and Iím a right miserable old git!) when I saw it the two times a year when ferrying our not so little princess to/from LHR.
I guess some of you saw it everyday.





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Old 23rd Sep 2018, 15:22
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Bu99er the peas!!!

What about THE PIES THE PIES on the M6 North?
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Old 23rd Sep 2018, 15:55
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On a pub loo wall. "A karma ran over my dogma."
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Old 23rd Sep 2018, 16:33
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I grew up in Shoreham in the 1970s. On the south side of the railway bridge over the estuary next to the airport someone had risked life and limb to climb out and paint - in huge letters - "IT'S FROTHY, MAN!" so it could be seen from the coast road.
It was there for years and felt like part of my childhood had gone when they painted over it.
Will miss seeing "Give peas a chance", but I don't know why...
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Old 23rd Sep 2018, 18:05
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Strangest bit of graffiti I’ve seen was on an old railway bridge on the A40, where someone had got out of their vehicle and daubed -
PANAVIA
MRCA

Sports related, racist, sexist etc I can understand, but WTF!
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Old 23rd Sep 2018, 18:09
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Originally Posted by uffington sb View Post
Strangest bit of graffiti Iíve seen was on an old railway bridge on the A40, where someone had got out of their vehicle and daubed -
PANAVIA
MRCA

...
Was that a 'weather warning' that a tornado was on the way?
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Old 23rd Sep 2018, 19:52
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https://brownhillsbob.com/2012/07/23...ll-burns-down/

Always read this as BOAC. Having lived there 50 years, i now see it's spelt differently!
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Old 23rd Sep 2018, 20:31
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On a railway bridge over the A23 there was a large sign "Welcome to Brixton".
When driving under it I used to think "Yes you are very welcome to it. I'm getting out of the place".
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Old 23rd Sep 2018, 20:33
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That cannot be on the M25. The traffic is moving so would have been safe for the graffiti artist
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Old 23rd Sep 2018, 20:37
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My favourite graffiti was painted on a Hammersmith & City Line bridge, either over Ladbroke Grove or Portobello Road, I can't remember which:

Nuclear energy fades your genes
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 08:50
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Does it still say "Kropotkin lives" on one of the Hadley Wood tunnel portals on the East Coast mainline?
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 11:27
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I also saw that Give Peas a Chance had gone when I drove past it on Wednesday.
I was all asunder that someone would remove such nationally significant artwork.
Especially with drivel.

The Pies The Pies - on the M57 takes me back to my childhood.
When it was painted out, within weeks it was back.
A welcome home sight.
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 11:41
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One I half remember from the Ď70s, I think over the M3 inbound to London was ďWhatís the worst job that youíve ever had thenĒ

For harassed commuters who had heard ďDerek and Clive liveĒ it must have brought a smile every morning. It did to me...

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Old 24th Sep 2018, 18:27
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A railway bridge in Bradford bore the slogan "It's a Mean old Scene for many years
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 20:48
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"Good" "Morning" "Lemmings" on three successive pillars of the M40. (Think it was there; somewhere in west London anyway.)
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 20:53
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Not witty, but for me, very memorable - for many years, throughout the 60's and 70's on a bridge over the M1 'MARPLES OUT'.

edit - it read "Marples must go"

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Old 24th Sep 2018, 21:14
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Originally Posted by Carry0nLuggage View Post
Does it still say "Kropotkin lives" on one of the Hadley Wood tunnel portals on the East Coast mainline?
Last time I drove over that line was 2014 and I can't remember seeing it then.
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 22:28
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Devil ...And Your Little Dog, Too!

I wasted twelve years of my life in Washington, D.C., much of which was spent on the infamous "Beltway", a stretch of traffic-clogged superhighway which encircles the Capital of the United States. Under usual circumstances, automobiles were at a standstill; occasionally one could drive at the posted speed limit of 70 m.p.h. and be passed by cars with diplomatic license plates as if one were standing still.

The busy suburb of Kensington, Maryland lies on the periphery of the Beltway. It is the home of many of the speeding ambassadorial vehicles mentioned above as well as a massive Mormon Temple, pictured below. The second bridge depicted belongs to CSX railroad. For years it featured a graffito in 3-foot-tall script which stated "SURRENDER DOROTHY!" One need not know every detail about the spectacular movie, The Wizard of Oz, to appreciate the humor...

I would go under that bridge on frequent occasion to visit my friend Caleb, who had an horizontal freezer packed with food and alcohol treats. A large bumper sticker affixed to the top of the device proclaimed "Pray For Whirled Peas". And I did!

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p.s. I toured the Temple immediately after its completion with a friend who was contemplative of becoming a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints. The building has no windows; instead, much of the exterior, which is marble clad, is so thin that it admits a soft ethereal glow of light. Rather majestic!
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 23:38
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What about somewhere in North West London the roundabout with "Nicholas Parsons is the opiate of the masses"?
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Old 25th Sep 2018, 07:12
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I remember Roger Waters talking about some graffiti on the Tube in the 1970s. Written on a retaining wall between one of the above ground stations and the start of the underground section, it read "wake up, go to work, come home, go to bed, wake up, go to work, come home, go to bed..." repeated a number of times. The words went by faster as the train accelerated until it entered the darkness of the tunnel...
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