Stuart.C

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  1. There were probably some leaves on those lines that coudn't be removed, so new bridge it was.
  2. I'm sure my Wife's wedding ring came from there,she worked for M&S across the road. That's one of the infamous Mr Gerald Ratners businesses, Who'd have thought a few words could cost so much. (approx £500m wiped of the value) Whilst speaking to a few businessmen he was asked, So Gerald “How can you sell this jewellery for such a low price?”, Gerald answers, “Because it’s total crap.”
  3. The only help I can be is that it's parked outside Pearsons, a shop which as a child I used to love going in.
  4. Brilliant, couldn't find it on Scania or Alexander-Dennis.
  5. I found a picture of the opposite side and there isn't any rail anywhere on that. Must be for trees then This bus has them both sides front; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scania_OmniDekka#/media/File:Reading_Transport_bus_807_(YN54_AEY)_2004_Scania_N94UD_OmniDekka,_Reading,_2_April_2011.jpg
  6. I was looking all over at low level, then spotted it. First thought, deflecting Tree branches maybe? Or is that side front window an emergency exit.? And I woner if there is one on the opposite side rear?
  7. So what's it's all going to be replaced by. Student flats with Shops under or Shops with Student flats above??
  8. Did you read what the plan is?
  9. There was just on T.V, (half an hour ago ish,) a picture of Whaley Bridge res empty about 8 years ago when they carried out repairs and re-enforced the inner side of the spillway. Oh, I hear thunder in the background outside, looks like rain coming. Found an article from 2011, doesn't mention re-enforcing; http://www.whaleybridge.com/2011/01/toddbrook-reservoir-refilling-to-start-in-new-year/
  10. Yes that earth embankment hasn't shown up on TV as big as it actually is. No-one has mentioned it on TV yet but Carsington is an Earth bank resevoir and that cracked and partially collapsed during construction.
  11. I assumed the concrete was historic but not original and water had got under it, initially through cracks then lifted it up and scoured the soil away. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Whaley+Bridge,+High+Peak/@53.3270113,-1.9891088,242m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487a35b9af05d563:0x4a4b4e120fd421b6!8m2!3d53.3298746!4d-1.9841743 https://www.google.com/maps/@53.3277771,-1.9895447,3a,30y,167.97h,85.52t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sqF0gM-r-98WEhhqUbCZGbQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Looking at the video of the massive amounts of water running over it I wonder if it was just shear weight of water that dislodged the concrete being as it was just a skin. I'd imagine they'll be bolting and grouting it in as they do on embankments once things settle down.
  12. No I'm NOT a flat Earthist, but the curvature could have been caused by the glass in the plane window.
  13. No point going back, there wasn't any Cheese after all. Think the Man in the Moon must have eaten it all.
  14. Definitely Woolies after 1955, when I moved to Arnold, untill they moved across the road into what is now Iceland. References on here to Empress; https://wooliesbuildings.wordpress.com/2019/04/26/arnold-store-313/ Just found this, it was Empress, then Kings then Empress agin; http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/57126 But it says demolished 1956 which is clearly wrong,? those steps look remarkably like Woolies old ones. Picture here labelled as Kings. Small building next door I remember as Rowbottoms Butcher, then Cross Keys pub, still there today up to the corner of Ravenswood. http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/57126/photos/241483
  15. Still one at Ocean, but don't know if he has a cart, I'd imagine they got driven off the streets by Environmental Health https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/ocean-nightclub-hot-dog-seller-2805986
  16. I was so convinced about how good it would be I didn't waste any time bothering to watch it. Clarkson and co. were good and the show WAS great, but I'd stopped watching it before they sacked him. If they changed the cast in the Archers and moved the setting to Milton Keynes, would the original listeners still follow it, I doubt. It's time to drop the name Top Gear, it's just causing confusion and comparison to the original.
  17. I'd have been rolling on the ground laughing at the £375,000, let alone the £381,916.67. I believe that if and when these priced plates actually sell then they don't go for anything like the advertised price. In 51 years of car ownership I've always resisted the temptation to spend money on number plates and I've never seen the point of having your own initials. I've had a few cars that came with low numbers or tidy lookin numbers but untill last year I've never paid for one. I spent a whole £250 direct from DVLA including fees, for a car specific plate.
  18. Let me guess Trent Poly (no it's not a proper Uni, it was a Tech College when I went there.) Student accomodation.
  19. Someone's wide a wake today, Outside the Revenue building opposite Waterway Street, https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.9470746,-1.1520114,3a,30y,278.46h,84.48t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sO6KYji60_ZNA3BMQp7OfxQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  20. My Son is living and working in AZ, I was there 2 years ago and loved the look of the plates. Found an example but apparently is a banned plate.
  21. I'm on the first road, Rugby. Found this recently 1913. http://www.archiuk.com/cgi-bin/build_nls_historic_map.pl?search_location=, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire&latitude=53.035660&longitude=-1.211072 If you zoom in (top left of screen) on where Southglade Rd / Rigleys is, it shows the 1913 map with all the farms before Bestwood and with current layout very faint in the background. Use the slider in the top right of screen and you can fade the current layout in.
  22. Yes I live on the Old Rigleys site. Been here since they were first built and have been digging up old wagon bolts and lumps of steel in the garden ever since. Apparently Rigleys used to burn all the wood from the wagons, I think in what's now my back garden..