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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by CitroJim » 06 Dec 2015, 19:40

James, I meant to say... Giles looked nothing like I thought.. I always imagined him looking like one of his cartoon characters...

Used to enjoy his cartoons...

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 06 Dec 2015, 19:44

I still do. My cousins have lots of his books. One of his best cartoons was brilliantly self deprecating. It was not long after D Day, and he had been sent over to document things. The cartoon is question is an irate looking officer, saying something like "I asked for a platoon, and got a bleedin' War Artist!", with a small, scruffy man sitting at an easel.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by CitroJim » 06 Dec 2015, 19:48

Hell Razor5543 wrote:I still do. My cousins have lots of his books. One of his best cartoons was brilliantly self deprecating. It was not long after D Day, and he had been sent over to document things. The cartoon is question is an irate looking officer, saying something like "I asked for a platoon, and got a bleedin' War Artist!", with a small, scruffy man sitting at an easel.
That's fantastic.. Love it :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 06 Dec 2015, 19:57

One thing he refused point blank to do was to draw any of the concentration camps (nothing would ever change his mind). He said that that would (in modern language) trivialise what had happened there, and that the photographs that had been published explained thing more clearly than words (or cartoons) could ever do. He met Josef Kramer (Belsen commandant), and Kramer gave him his Lugar pistol. Kramer said he admired Giles' work.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 06 Dec 2015, 22:58

Not sure how far off the drawing board this got, intended to be the inter-city 125 of the roads. With the dosral fin of course and the centre horizontal wheel :-D

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Ps Heres another clue for the British Dorsal Fin bus

yes Six martlets

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Oh and the little bus had a villiers 125 engine and a genuine registration number

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 06 Dec 2015, 23:03

Of Course you might expect the Germans to go one better with 2 dorsal fins and a herringbone arrangement of the seating just to continue the fish theme.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Gibbo2286 » 07 Dec 2015, 11:29

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Am I getting warm...

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This is well and truly static but is a Pemberton, and does have a bay window

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I lived in one of those for four years while I rebuilt a derelict stone cottage, might have a picture somewhere in my files.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 08 Dec 2015, 19:32

Gibbo2286 wrote: I lived in one of those for four years while I rebuilt a derelict stone cottage, might have a picture somewhere in my files.
Well as Rod can testify

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(172 on Rolling Stone's 2003 lis of the top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time)

Just in front of one of my favourites Something/Anything by Todd Rundgren as it turns out.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 14 Dec 2015, 22:29

NewcastleFalcon wrote:More interesting rears......so who was famous for the dorsal fin?

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By no means just a one off even maade it to Somerset :!:

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...and the answer is

A firm from "Hove Actually" Thomas Harrington Coachworks Ltd, hence the reference to the six Martlets, being the emblem of the County of Sussex.

Story of the minature coaches here

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by bobins » 14 Dec 2015, 22:53

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
...and the answer is

A firm from "Hove Actually" Thomas Harrington Coachworks Ltd, hence the reference to the six Martlets, being the emblem of the County of Sussex.

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I should've known that one really.... considering my mum worked in the parts department there :roll:

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Jan 2016, 18:53

Here's another one to ponder......the Antiques Roadtrip provides the picture...

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and a perfect follow up to

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There is a non too obscure link :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by CitroJim » 12 Jan 2016, 19:30

A Somerset registered coach from Minehead... Place I know very well indeed but can't think of a link to the yellow car just yet...

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 12 Jan 2016, 19:40

I watched AR, and the car is an Elva Courier. Believed to be the only one in the UK.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Jan 2016, 19:52

Spot on James..and a bit of a French car link seeing as the name comes from French "she goes"...I had to look it up because I had no idea what it was. Maybe someone from Martlet country can make the link. :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by bobins » 12 Jan 2016, 20:19

NewcastleFalcon wrote: Maybe someone from Martlet country can make the link. :-D

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Both made in East Sussex ?