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Should have been 'Lord Byron' at Mucky Ukna.

Whilst 'DH Lawrence' pondered at Phoenix Park......

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Robt P.

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If NET follow the BR trend of renaming locomotives, this tram could well eventually carry the name 'mick2me' bowdown

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Robt P.

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I don't know why they glorify Lawrence so much .. the way he treated his camels out in Arabia was an utter disgrace, if it happened today, the RSPCA would be on his back big time!

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If NET follow the BR trend of renaming locomotives, this tram could well eventually carry the name 'mick2me'

Cheers

Robt P.

Nah, yerv got to have contributed to Society.

How about 'John Prescott' !tony!

Who do you think should have their name on a Tram ?

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Margaret Thatcher. :yahoo:

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Margaret Thatcher. :yahoo:

Folks would refuse to ride it, they'd rather wait for the next one along....

As I would if the 'Dennis McCarthy' turned up at my stop.....

Harold Larwood, Richard Parkes Bonnington, Stuart Pearce..........

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Robt P.

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Maybe FP Garton the Nottingham inventor of HP sauce would have been a more worthy contender than DH Lawrence the writer of sauce.. and let's face it, FP's mouth watering invention far more compliments a plate of chips than the DH writings, and also leaves a far superior taste on the palate..

Sons and lovers, Lady Chatterley, Women in love - NAH! .. gimme the HP anytime!

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...and whilst in Mucky Uckna and naming trams, how about the Ben Caunt (also like Byron at St. Mary`s church.

Incidentally did you know that Byron died with a big smile on his face......wonder what he was up to.!

As far as engineering marvels,trams and Uckna go what about calling one of the trams the Flying Bedstead(VTOL) in honour of local history. :victory:

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... and what about the naming of the Great Bell at the Palace of Westminster(

Big Ben) afterUckna`s England Champion Big Ben

What's in a name?

No-one knows the exact origins of the name 'Big Ben' but the most popular theories are:

That the bell was named after Sir Benjamin Hall, the First Commissioner of Works and a bulky man known in the House of Commons as Big Ben.

That it was given the nickname of a champion heavyweight boxer of the time called Ben Caunt. He fought his last fight in 1857 when the bell, and the debate of what to name it, was in the public consciousness

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Incidentally did you know that Byron died with a big smile on his face......wonder what he was up to.!

To support that information, they also had difficulty in closing the coffin lid... :rolleyes:

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Robt P.

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As far as engineering marvels,trams and Uckna go what about calling one of the trams the Flying Bedstead(VTOL) in honour of local history. :victory:

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Flying Bedstead’ after its accident, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, 1957.

http://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/

The Flying Bedstead was a nickname given to two different experimental vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, both receiving the nickname because each comprised a skeletal platform raised on four legs that resembled a bed.

These aircraft were the Rolls-Royce Thrust Measuring Rig (TMR), and the later LLRV (Lunar Landing Research Vehicle) developed as part of the Apollo program. Both aircraft relied on jet lift (engine thrust directed downwards) rather than aerofoil surfaces, such as wings or rotors, as a means of providing lift.

The first Flying Bedstead was the British Rolls-Royce Thrust Measuring Rig which flew in 1953 at Hucknall aerodrome, Nottinghamshire, England, which was developed to research the use of direct-lift through the use of engine power alone, along with the associated methods of controlling the aircraft, with a view to use in further VTOL aircraft such as the later Hawker P.1127 and Short SC.1.

A pub close to the aerodrome in Hucknall is named The Flying Bedstead and its pub sign is a painting of the Thrust Measuring Rig.

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Suggested names for the trams:

The General Booth

The Sir Jesse Boot

The Sir Brian Clough

The William Clarke

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The flying bedstead was a spoonerism of it's true name 'the Flying Testbed'

And on the names for trams, The Sir Jimmy Sirrel,The Chick Zanick.

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JuneTriptoengland224.jpg?t=1340582668North Bound Tram to Hucknall approacing Moor Bridge.

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Tram and the Robin Hood Train at Hucknall.

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JuneTriptoengland227.jpg?t=1340583541Robin Hood Train south bound to Nottm.

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That's fantastic news Red !  I'm ready for some cheering up today !

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Fantastic news, Mike? For heaven's sake stop being so negative. If it's not the trams its Aspley people or Bulwell brats. Give it a rest, mate.

 

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Aren't I entitled to an opinion Dave ?

Have a bleddy sense of  humour !   smile2smile2

 

It's also better than going on abaht scantily clad females too ! smile2smile2

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