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Between Castle gate and Middle gate there is a small alleyway and at the entrance off Castle gate are these unusual bricks set into the wall about twelve to fifteen inches from the ground, the story is when the alleyway was constructed 17th/18th century men would urinate against the wall to help combat this practice these angled bricks (some with fluted tops) was set into the wall therefore directing any urine from the culprit back towards his trousers and boots, I don't know whether it did stop the practice but I think we could do with something like these against some of the walls in some cities these days

 

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So sad Rog.......all towns and Cities are going the same way........our World is becoming unrecogniseable from the one we knew and grew up with......and its not for the better.........

Between Castle gate and Middle gate there is a small alleyway and at the entrance off Castle gate are these unusual bricks set into the wall about twelve to fifteen inches from the ground, the story i

18 minutes ago, Cliff Ton said:

There's also a piece today about an archaeological dig at Newark Castle.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-68252477

I tried to have a look at the dig yesterday but you can't get anywhere near it, the only place where you could see a little part of it was through the archway but the ground is absolutely covered in pigeon crap so I didn't bother, such a shame really because there are loads of people interested but unable to access it

 

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1 hour ago, philmayfield said:

We certainly could do with more public toilets. The centre of Nottingham is bereft. Perhaps fining people for peeing in the street is a money raiser like speed cameras. I’ve never been caught doing either!

Just because youv'e never been caught, does'nt exactly mean you did'nt do it. Nothing surprises me on this forum.

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Didn't they make a film by that name?....'Nanny McPee'.

 

Edit, Was walking along Eastbourne seafront once and we spotted a 'lady' crouching down, and she was definitely NOT  taking a pee ! Not been back since.

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31 minutes ago, Beekay said:

Didn't they make a film by that name?....'Nanny McPee'.

 

Edit, Was walking along Eastbourne seafront once and we spotted a 'lady' crouching down, and she was definitely NOT  taking a pee ! Not been back since.

Regular occurrence around Boston so I'm told Barrie

 

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Boston went down the pan some years ago. It used to be such a pleasant town. I remember queuing at Tates fish and chip shop, a local institution. Immigration has not done east Lincolnshire and Boston any favours. It’s similar now in Spalding and Wisbech.

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18 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

Boston went down the pan some years ago. It used to be such a pleasant town. I remember queuing at Tates fish and chip shop, a local institution. Immigration has not done east Lincolnshire and Boston any favours. It’s similar now in Spalding and Wisbech.

and spreading throughout the whole country

 

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There’s a sign in Southampton airport saying ‘Southampton for the Continent. Eastbourne for the Incontinent’.

                                                                            

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2 hours ago, plantfit said:

Regular occurrence around Boston so I'm told Barrie

 

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Back in 1965, I used to deliver coal to F.M.S. Boston, ( Farmers Market Supplies). 20 tons of washed singles out of Gedling colliery.

( That's where I had my one and only collision. I hit a bullock near the Ancaster crossroads).

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It was on the A153, heading to Sleaford, about 1/2 mile from the Xroads. Came out of a brilliant sunshine into very heavy shaded area and this black bullock ran out into the road followed by its mate. One on either side of the road.

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Nice to see the blossom out in Newark yesterday, even in the rain

 

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and Trent bridge through the mist

 

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