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Some folks only request information, which is fair enough by me. Maybe they don't want discussion, chat, banter etc. Different people want different things from a forum, and that's fine.  If

Things you don’t see anymore (times 2) A 1945 photo of my aunt, wearing a turban and scrubbing her front door step on Queens Grove, Meadows. She dug her heels in and refused to move when the

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Is the poor kid on the right the original Billy no mates? looks like a girl to me though and I don't think boys played with girls in them days, well not at that age anyway

 

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6 hours ago, plantfit said:

I don't think boys played with girls in them days, well not at that age anyway

 

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I did Rog..............the girl in the picture looks just like a girl i knew called Dolly Sims,.lived on Arnold road,,:rolleyes:

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On 2/18/2019 at 6:40 PM, plantfit said:

Look at all those Mamod steam engines in the glass case, every schoolboys introduction to how steam power worked

 

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Here's an unusual use of a Mamod steam engine. It is attached to a number of Goldenn Virginia tobacco tins and a home-made paddle. It was made during working hours at the Q Test department, Plessey, Beeston in about 1976. This is it steaming on one of Attenborough gravel pits during a lunch break. The final photo is another thing you don't see anymore....a steam pulse-jet engine. Again, home made in the test department. Apologies for th equality of pictures; they were taken from a set of badly damaged slides.

 

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Note the use of an old cocoa tin and spray cans in this boat:

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I’ve got a couple of those Mamod engines in (dare I say it?) my shed. I’m off to have a look. I’ve got a bottle of meths so it will be interesting to see I can get them going. One of them is a traction engine of some vintage. 

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You’re not going to believe this! I got the traction engine working with the meths burner but unfortunately knocked over the meths bottle. The spillage  immediately caught fire and before I could get to the hosepipe the shed was well alight. As I had joined my two sheds with a mini shed the other shed swiftly caught fire as well. There was lots of cans of oil and flammable solvents which fuelled the flames. The fire brigade said it was one of the most spectacular shed fires they had ever been to. Just about to call my insurers to discuss the claim. Off out looking for two new sheds this afternoon. Not my lucky day.

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Zzzzzzzz  :sleeping: ok, bring on the greenhouse anecdotes.

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4 hours ago, FLY2 said:

Zzzzzzzz  :sleeping: ok, bring on the greenhouse anecdotes. 

Is it PC to say that? should we not be calling them houses of a different hue?

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Opaque houses..... That should suit everyone, until you apply the interior whitewash in order to dampen the strong summer  sunlight.

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But surely a greenhouse should be a 'caring for the earth' house....

 

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Viz magazine advertises All wood greenhouses with no glass.  "No more broken panes from pesky kids throwing stones!" they claim.  

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18 minutes ago, Jill Sparrow said:

The Capitol? Bottom of Churchfield Lane. Now a church, I believe.

 

18 minutes ago, Jill Sparrow said:

The Capitol? Bottom of Churchfield Lane. Now a church, I believe.

You're quite right Jill. It is indeed a church. I'm not sure of the exact title but something like the 'kingdom of the 7th day evangelists' and very well attended by the West Indian community. Prior to that it was a Bingo Hall. I looked in the fire door which was open a while back and a very helpful woman let me look around. Still very cinema ish. 

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