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Post by CitroJim » 08 Sep 2014, 04:35

bobins wrote: There's a little village on the north slope of the South Downs called Fulking. Many years ago the council had to replace the road sign for it with a new one with the letters spaced verrrry close together so the local 'erberts couldn't change it to read something else..... :)
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In Cranfield, a village near here, is a sign that points to the nearby villages of Astwood and Stagsden..

Every so often this sign is modified to read Astwood Slags...

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Post by citronut » 08 Sep 2014, 08:28

NewcastleFalcon wrote: Strangely enough there's an interesting car to identify in the background!

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looks A55ish to me

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 08 Sep 2014, 15:13

Bit more evidence here..do you want to revise your guess Malcolm?

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Post by CitroJim » 08 Sep 2014, 17:30

That's an A40 Somerset...

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Post by citronut » 08 Sep 2014, 18:35

CitroJim wrote:That's an A40 Somerset...
maybe its the colour scheme but it looked a bit more bulbous to me than the A40 Somerset

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Post by CitroJim » 08 Sep 2014, 19:16

citronut wrote:
CitroJim wrote:That's an A40 Somerset...
maybe its the colour scheme but it looked a bit more bulbous to me than the A40 Somerset
It's not an A40 Devon or Hereford is it Malcolm?

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 08 Sep 2014, 22:57

the auto trader vehicle check on the plate produces

Vehicle details found: MWP416
BLACK, 1954 AUSTIN A40 SALOON

Well its not exactly black anymore! but I did think Somerset when I first saw it. From the ever reliable Wiki It was produced between 1952 an 1954 and it does look similar in style to this example of the breed in a nice beige.... nah thinking again its mushroom or magnolia isn't it :)

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Jim's reference to other "County" variants inspired me to do a list from wiki of the "A" type vehicles made by Austin. They never quite got round to an Austin A1 Northumberland.

From 1945 different Austin "A" cars

A110 Sheerline Saloon, Touring Limousine
A120 Princess Saloon, Touring Limousine
A40 Devon/Dorset 2-door saloon, 4-door saloon, estate, van, pick-up
A125 Sheerline Saloon, Touring Limousine
A135 Princess Saloon, Touring Limousine
A90 Atlantic Convertible 4-seat convertible
A70 Hampshire Saloon, estate
A90 Atlantic Saloon 2-door saloon
A70 Hereford Saloon, estate, convertible
A40 Sports 4-seat convertible (Body by Jensen)
A30 2-door saloon, 4-door saloon, estate

BMC era
A40 Somerset 4-door saloon, Convertible
A40 Cambridge 4-door saloon
A50 Cambridge 4-door saloon
A55 Cambridge Mk I 4-door saloon
A90 Six Westminster 4-door saloon
A35 2-door and 4-door saloon, Countryman, van, pickup
A95 4-door saloon, Countryman
A105 4-door saloon
A40 Farina Mk I 2-door saloon, Countryman
A55 Cambridge Mk II 4-door saloon, Countryman
A99 Westminster 4-door saloon
A60 Cambridge (Australia) 4-door saloon, 5-door "Countryman" wagon (A product of BMC Australia - re-engined A55 Cambridge Mk II)
A40 Farina Mk II 2-door saloon, Countryman
A110 Westminster 4-door saloon
A60 Cambridge 4-door saloon, Countryman

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 08 Sep 2014, 23:04

Oh and just to get back on topic....

Just round the corner from Fanny Street is Flora Street and guess what it has a pub called "The Flora" at the end of it.

No one has been brave enough yet to open a pub called "The Fanny" at the end of Fanny Street.

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The brewery is "Brains" so if we come to the concluion that Jim wasthe first one right with the A40 Somerset, then I think he is entitled to a pint of Brains.

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Post by addo » 08 Sep 2014, 23:12

Being somewhat dyslexic, I sympathise with Brian the Brewer.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 08 Sep 2014, 23:50

here is Brian's Brain in action

It is a cellular automaton devised by Brian Silverman,

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Not to be confused with

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or harking back to the thread would you believe it, the seasonal ale from Brains for September is.......

Organ Morgan :)

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Post by CitroJim » 09 Sep 2014, 04:16

NewcastleFalcon wrote: The brewery is "Brains" so if we come to the concluion that Jim wasthe first one right with the A40 Somerset, then I think he is entitled to a pint of Brains.
Thanks Neil, I can always use a bit more brains :lol:

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Post by citronut » 09 Sep 2014, 08:28

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
No one has been brave enough yet to open a pub called "The Fanny" at the end of Fanny Street.
this would require an American to open a pub in Bottom/arss street/rd called the Fanny,
NewcastleFalcon wrote: The brewery is "Brains"

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dont they make faggots as well :-D 8-) :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:

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Post by citronut » 09 Sep 2014, 08:30

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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see it does look a different/less bulbous in a slandered colour scheme

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Post by CitroJim » 09 Sep 2014, 08:43

citronut wrote:
NewcastleFalcon wrote: The brewery is "Brains"

regard Neil
dont they make faggots as well :-D 8-) :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:
They do, good old West Country ones..

I learned the other day what goes into making a faggot. Never am I ever eating one again. :evil:

It was enough to nearly turn me fully vegetarian and I'm not far off that anyway...

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Post by addo » 09 Sep 2014, 09:05

Soko is a veggo.