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Offline Steamer5

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2013, 07:34:52 PM »
Hi Zee,
 Is that a REAL hardware store where you can get just about anything, & when you talk to the guy or guyess behind the counter they KNOW what you are talking about?
I have only had the privilege of visiting 2 of these! A Mecca for engineers! Arkwright is still with us!
Unfortunately we arent spending much time in Bath, being on a tour does only give you limited time to see such wonderful site! But you never know, maybe be able to escape.......

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2013, 10:37:54 PM »
It's a museum. All kinds of stuff from the early 1900's if not before.
The fellow who ran it also ran a bottling shop. Can't remember what he bottled.
I think it was an early 'soda water' system.
Two or three stories tall. Has some machining equipment run by belt that they ran when we visited.
As I recall, the original hardware store was down by the river.
When T and I visited (last year) there was no one in the place except two 'kids'.
It was actually kind of hard to find.
But they were very knowledgeable and very happy to talk about the place's history.
I certainly enjoyed it...others may not.
Of course, if you don't have much time in Bath...you must see the Roman Bath.
Read the curses people dropped into the well.
I always find it interesting that over hundreds of years, changes in politics, changes in technology, different parts of the world, whatever...the concerns of everyday people, and their conversations, have not changed much.

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2013, 10:48:17 PM »
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...the concerns of everyday people, and their conversations, have not changed much.

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Visiting the UK
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2013, 11:00:25 PM »
I was at Maes Howe, a Neolithic tomb on Orkney (just north of Scotland) a few years ago. In the 8th century Vikings had raided the tomb looking for treasure, and had left the stone walls covered with carved graffitti extolling the sexual characteristics of the local women. Just like any public toilet today. About 12 feet from the floor, just above the entrance tunnel was my favorite bit of graffitti from anywhere, "I am a very tall Viking".

Hugh.

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2013, 12:21:07 AM »
just above the entrance tunnel was my favorite bit of graffitti from anywhere, "I am a very tall Viking".

I like that.

I should clarify a bit about that hardware store. I said it's a museum...but it's a museum of an actual hardware store that was well known.
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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2013, 02:31:21 AM »
If you are looking to paint come to gods country the NORTH :Lol:  :mischief: :mischief:The Lake district,Northumberland then of course there's Hadrians wall and my favourite place Cragside house the home of Lord Armstrong and we are more friendly than those southerners :lolb:
What do you paint Iv spent 40 years trying to master water colours.
Oh and the beers are far better  :LittleDevil: :LittleDevil: and not warm
I have been painting transparent watercolors of urban scenes, architectural fragments, and people in a loose style, and look forward to the London, Oxford, and Cotswold scenes.

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2013, 07:22:28 AM »
From your avatar maybe a visit to the goodwood revival would be of interest.
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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2013, 12:11:38 PM »
Yes, very much so, but when is it? June? I am going in September to miss some of the tourists like me.
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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2013, 01:34:19 PM »
No June is the Festival of Speed ('hill climb'), the Revival (circuit racing) is 13th - 15th September.  It's a good opportunity to dress up - if you went for a 60s look you might even get away with a tutu - Zee?

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2013, 02:30:43 PM »
Northants, hmm, down the road from those lovely Climax engines. My past coming back. Eric Broadley, hmm. Mick Andrews, Dalesman.
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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2013, 02:43:46 PM »
Well Cosworth is still going but Lola closed recently.  I think RML still has a pulse just.
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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2013, 02:51:06 PM »
I'm afraid I go back to the A40 engine with the Cosworth heads. Slightly later than the Diluvian. When ships were wood, and men were iron. Before the 8 speed paddle shifters and twin clutch gearboxes with energy recovery.

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2013, 04:24:38 PM »
It's a good opportunity to dress up - if you went for a 60s look you might even get away with a tutu - Zee?

With a straight face I say 'har har'.

Had it been the 50's, a poodle skirt would be more appropriate.
For the 60's, perhaps capri pants (paisley print of course) or even a mini-skirt. A bikini is most likely inappropriate for such event.

None of which are for me although I've always thought poodle skirts were one of the most attractive bits of clothing...
along with polka-dots.

50's fashion was great.
For me...showing less is more attractive...which is why my tu-tu doesn't get much use.

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2013, 04:41:24 PM »
Yes, you need to see someone.

Pedal-pushers seems appropriate in your case.

M.

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2013, 06:33:23 PM »
Mosey, I swear I think they are trying to overload you. Go, have a good time, eat the chocolate, drink the beer and wine, don't drink the water, and take bunches of piccys :lolb: :lolb:

Yo Redneck,
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