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myglaren wrote:
I was referring to Captain Jim, not CitroJim :mrgreen:
Is he the bloke on the plinth?

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That's the one. Captain James Cook, explorer. If it wasn't for him we wouldn't have addo here as Australia would have remained undiscovered :twisted:

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Ahh! That Jim... :D

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part of the inspiration behind Bram Stoker's book "Dracula" came from a stay in Whitby. I wonder how many have gone back to the original book and taken the trouble to read it.

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Yes, Oddly and for reasons that escape me, I knew that... Didn't Bram live there for some time as a kid and found one part of the town rather scary?

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Yep, been there and Yes, Whitby has some scary people living there :)

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Dream on, Steve. My family's mostly from Boston and Yarmouth - one way or another I'd have been here to spoil the party. :mrgreen:

Creepiest town I've visited was a place called Wollar. Not much there, but enough to unsettle me in a way I couldn't quite put my finger on.

Spotting wise, I did spot in Sydney a lime coloured Volvo 140 yesterday!

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addo wrote:Dream on, Steve. My family's mostly from Boston and Yarmouth ........
This could be the sort of stuff to stir up some primeval passions for you then Addo :-D

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Oh, they'd have known that, they were fishing types.

Today's "spot" a very tidy gold pagoda roof Benz hardtop, and a rough seventies Benz convertible with an aerial on each rear wing!

Plus a newish A-M on a recovery truck. :mrgreen:

Also, I saw an uncomprehending motorist nearly make raspberry jam out of a motorcyclist. :evil:

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addo wrote:

Today's "spot" a very tidy gold pagoda roof Benz hardtop,
This one's "Tunis Beige" but its got the pagoda and the fishbowls

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Up in Aberdeenshire this week, spotted a V plate MK I Ford Fiesta 1.1L in Inverurie today in a nice two tone bronze/gold today. Sadly was driving so no photo, but looked immaculate.

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Zelandeth wrote:Up in Aberdeenshire this week, spotted a V plate MK I Ford Fiesta 1.1L in Inverurie today in a nice two tone bronze/gold today. Sadly was driving so no photo, but looked immaculate.
Might have been a Sandpiper

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Definitely not a Kingfisher

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Yep, that's the one, bronze on gold! Badge on the back just said 1.1L though and I'm no expert on Fiestas of that vintage - though I do admit to having a bit of a soft spot for them and their downright oddball exhaust note. That said, I like the (MK I) Metro and Nova as well, guess I just like small, nimble and simple cars!

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That model of Fiesta was possibly the best of the lot...

I had a MKII for a while and that was no so good... OK but the original MK1 was the best...

I like small, nimble cars too :D

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Sadly no picture but spotted something very rare this afternoon in Newport Pagnell...

A Gilburn Invader. It was undergoing some significant bodywork restoration as it was dressed only in primer and filler!

A brown one used to like locally but I've not seen it for several years now. May have been one and the same car now being restored...