I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by citronut » 06 Sep 2014, 09:34

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
I'll need to reflect a while and select a suitable reward for my own observation skills :)

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only a virtual pint mind Neil :roll: :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 07 Sep 2014, 22:21

Well more like 500ml than a pint, but this is my tipple tonight, kindly donated by my youngest daughter for services rendered re transporting back to uni.

I am combining it with a bit of fine dining in the shape of something made from specially selected British Potatoes and handcooked on Tyrrells Court Farm in Herefordshire :)

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Do you know what....never saw a single interesting car on the entire 400 mile round trip, being overtaken by a silver Aston Martin on the Military Road by Hadrians wall didnt count... in my opinion they look pretty ordinary...I got far more pleasure from seeing a couple of Nuthatches really close up picking up seeds from the road right next to the car when we set off from home.

I did organise to get a picture taken for a whatsthisthen? on the trip but its more of a wheresthisthen? and a very nice piece of period highway arcthitecture in its own right!...

Its not this but it could have been this

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or this

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by CitroJim » 08 Sep 2014, 04:32

Is the top one on the M62 Neil?

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 08 Sep 2014, 05:58

Yes I am quie happy to give that one away Jim. Its the footbridge where the Pennine Way crosses the M62.

Its quite appropriate really wih a nice link to my Sunday night tipple!

AW Wainwright was born in Blackburn, the home of Thwaites Brewery....hence the naming of the golden ale.
He is of course known for his walking guides tp the Lakeland fells but he also made a significant contribution with a guide to the Pennine Way which he authored and illustrated. He made an offer to buy a half-pint of beer for anyone who finished the Pennine Way which was estimated to have cost him up to £15,000.

I always look out for this when travelling the M62. It's a farm in between the carriageways, and was a cover story in the Farmer's Weekly in 1972 entitled "The Meat in the Middle of the Motorway Sandwich".......not a lot of people know that :)

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by CitroJim » 08 Sep 2014, 07:58

Didn't that farm end up like that because the owners absolutely refused to sell or otherwise budge and they built the motorway around them?

Must be a great place to live.. A lovely place for a dedicated Eddie Stobart spotter I guess...

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 08 Sep 2014, 21:43

The latest Lidl adverts have an H Van in the background. I know, it doesn't score me points, but here it is anyway;

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by RichardW » 30 Sep 2014, 12:17

Caught sight of an H-Van on the move in Dunbar at the weekend. Presumably this one as it has a comically tall chimney on it :lol:

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by citronut » 30 Sep 2014, 13:19

i spotted a bottle green H pick up turning of the Bexhill rd into the Pebsham tip entrance on Saturday morning,
i was heading west towards Bexhill to continue my quest of retuning the Lingfield DS1 electronique injection Palas back to the road,
usual on that stretch of road at the weekend heavy traffic so i couldnt even follow it for a photo shoot :roll: #-o

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 30 Sep 2014, 21:52

RichardW wrote:Caught sight of an H-Van on the move in Dunbar at the weekend. Presumably this one as it has a comically tall chimney on it :lol:
Excellent spot Richard, I will certainly look out for it.

It came from the French Alps, and was renovated/converted at HVAN World

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Regardless of the lack of primary photographic evidence, the spot is worth at least 49 and one half points....and.....a virtual bottle of Belhaven 80 Shillings

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by CitroJim » 01 Oct 2014, 12:08

I was pleased to see the Yapp Wines H Van was in it's normal and customary place on the side of the A303 last Saturday...

It was covered in a big sheet proclaiming that Yapp Wines had a sale on...

Not much of the van itself could be seen...

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 06 Oct 2014, 22:16

Now Big Chief I-Spy always likes an unusual spot. Citroen H Vans as catering outlets are pretty commonplace now, so its nice to see something else old and French, and a bit of enterprise, particularly when its here on my doorstep.....

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Looks like a Peugeot j7 to me

Its out and about in the North East and a regular at the Quayside Market, so I'll be bidding for 50 points if I manage to get an original photo :)

I might even award myself a brown ale ice cream!

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by CitroJim » 07 Oct 2014, 05:10

Brown Ale ice cream? Really?

Gosh, that's almost unimaginable... Almost as unimaginable and roast beef flavour ice cream or chicken favour yoghurt.... :roll:

The Pug's a bit of a looker 8-)

Why is it these days all vans are butt ugly but back in those days they really tried to give them a bit of appeal?

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 07 Oct 2014, 22:30

Talking about unusual combinations how about M&S's festive drink offering

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Worth a try, could be an acquired taste

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 07 Oct 2014, 22:55

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The story of Victoria and Alex and their J7 van Goldie is told in the Newcastle Journal here

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Not without its only to be expected mechanical problems but hats off to them as far as I am concerned.

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by CitroJim » 08 Oct 2014, 04:33

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Talking about unusual combinations how about M&S's festive drink offering

Worth a try, could be an acquired taste
I think I'll pass on anything that contains Brussels Sprouts, acquired taste or not :lol:

Mind you, perhaps if the Pug van owners drunk that stuff they wouldn't need an engine... It could become wind-powered...