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Post by uhn113x » 22 Oct 2004, 12:37

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by martyhopkirk</i>

I got taught to read (in 1972) using something called ITA - blinking useless - now i cant spell for a toffee! - Mike are you thinking of Mr. Spoon? wasnt he a baked bean tin?
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Marty
The whole idea of ITA was flawed from the start - teach kids to spell the same language in a different way, then try to get them to un-learn it all to spell it correctly!
Mr Spoon - sounds familiar, but cannot place what programme he was on - the one I was referring to had a puppet for each of the vowels, but I can only remember Meg and Jim. There was another similar prog called Boff's Island, inhabied by the Boffins amd another tribe!

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Post by uhn113x » 22 Oct 2004, 12:41

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by tomsheppard</i>

Only ever flew on G-BOAG. Worth every penny!
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Totally agree, Tom - nothing quite like accelerating from rest to 250 mph in twenty-something seconds! And a deafening roar and 'hitting a brick wall' sensation when reverse thrust activated on landing. A thing of the past now, though. Ironically, much of the funding was from <b>our</b> money, but they didn't ask us if we wanted it scrapped; Branson could have made it profitable or at least tried to.

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Post by oilyspanner » 24 Oct 2004, 19:08

Manchester airport sounds feasible to me.
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Post by PowerLee » 24 Oct 2004, 19:26

Mr Spoon was from the kids programe Button Moon.
He had a rocket made out of a Heinz bake bean can.

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Post by uhn113x » 24 Oct 2004, 19:54

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by PowerLee</i>

Mr Spoon was from the kids programe Button Moon.
He had a rocket made out of a Heinz bake bean can.
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Thanks, Lee - it is all coming back now! [:D][:D]

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Post by James.UK » 25 Oct 2004, 20:42

For maps and info about the Viewing area at Ringway.. (Manchester airport)..
http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/mus/uk/l-m/man_airport.htm
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Post by Dave Bamber » 26 Oct 2004, 01:35

Right then. Is this a go go go for a northern meet up at the Airport? Shall we set a date and a show of hands for numbers?
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Post by uhn113x » 26 Oct 2004, 12:30

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Right then. Is this a go go go for a northern meet up at the Airport? Shall we set a date and a show of hands for numbers?
Mr B
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Hi Dave
I have just stuck my hand up!
I would prefer a Saturday lunchtime, if possible; 6, 13, 20 Nov free at the moment, but of course this is a moving target.

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Post by oilyspanner » 26 Oct 2004, 14:21

Sunday afternoons sound possible for me too, Hand up now for November dates.
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Post by Jon » 26 Oct 2004, 14:58

As it happens, I'm up in N. Wales (Llanarmon DC) over the w/end of 13/14 November taking part in a 2cv 4 wheel drive off road "experience" so if you did make it that weekend, I'll throw in my lot with the Northerners!

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Post by mbunting » 26 Oct 2004, 17:46

Any weekend in November APART from the 12/13th, it's the other half's birthday, and it'd be more than my life's worth [B)] if I miss it.
Also, if I could be back home before it got dark.... No, seriously, we tend to watch some ice-hockey on weekend evenings, so I may need permission to leave early [:D]

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Post by James.UK » 26 Oct 2004, 22:31

The Airport is only about 10 miles from here. So I will happily go along with whatever you all decide on.
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Post by uhn113x » 31 Oct 2004, 12:55

Just to lift this to the top again - can anyone make M/cr Airport 20th Nov (Sat) at about 2pm? Or is another day better for you? Let's have a show of hands [:)]

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Post by martyhopkirk » 31 Oct 2004, 13:18

Sounds good to me (will clear it with Mrs of course!)

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Post by ghostrider » 31 Oct 2004, 15:34

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