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Re: Picture(s) of the day...Old Petrol Pump Day!

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Re: Picture(s) of the day...Old Petrol Pump Day!

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Thanks Gibbo I remember doing a bit of detective work on Google Street view to locate it!

Seeing as we have moved onto a new page I'll post the link up to the gallery again. Click on the side and you can filter by Country/County and many other tags.

http://www.geograph.org.uk/browser/#!/q ... age=886957

For you lets see what comes up for Gloucestershire...

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:Thats John Stokes isn't it Alasdair :-D

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ation.html

Like the pic of St Mawes in Cornwall from the article.

Any ideas for the Somerset pair of pumps I posted up?

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Not a clue on either mate, however I only recently found my own backside :)

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Re: Picture(s) of the day...Old Petrol Pump Day!

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....10 images on this gallery for Gloucestershire

http://www.geograph.org.uk/browser/#!/q ... ge=4419613

Thes haven't been used in a while

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Stickyfinger wrote: I only recently found my own backside :)
Better late than never ;) :lol:

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Re: Picture(s) of the day...Old Petrol Pump Day!

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Spent years wondering .....to much time chasing my own tail and only ending up my own backside every time ! :)
Time to try the "following my nose" thing ......Now I know what I was doing wrong

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Stickyfinger wrote:Spent years wondering .....to much time chasing my own tail and only ending up my own backside every time ! :)
Time to try the "following my nose" thing ......Now I know what I was doing wrong
I know exactly what you mean Alasdair... I spent years doing the same... No longer so I guess I've found mine now too :D

Neil, I'll look out for those Somerset pumps when I take part in the Tour of Wessex at the end of May...

http://www.pendragonsports.com/tour-of-wessex-2017

The school shown in the webpage above is my old school and is the start and finish point of the tour... It's going to be a cracker of a ride and it'll take me quite close to your place too Alasdair :D

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Re: Picture(s) of the day...Old Petrol Pump Day!

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CitroJim wrote:
Neil, I'll look out for those Somerset pumps when I take part in the Tour of Wessex at the end of May...

Well if you stop off at the "Muddled Man" for a half pint, or a skinny latte if you must, the pumps will not be far away!


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CitroJim wrote:
Stickyfinger wrote:
Neil, I'll look out for those Somerset pumps when I take part in the Tour of Wessex at the end of May...

http://www.pendragonsports.com/tour-of-wessex-2017

The school shown in the webpage above is my old school and is the start and finish point of the tour... It's going to be a cracker of a ride and it'll take me quite close to your place too Alasdair :D
Sh1t, more bloody cyclists.................

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Re: Picture(s) of the day...Old Petrol Pump Day!

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Neil, I'll look out for those Somerset pumps when I take part in the Tour of Wessex at the end of May...

Well if you stop off at the "Muddled Man" for a half pint, or a skinny latte if you must, the pumps will not be far away!
What a wonderful name for a pub!!!

Lots of those men in deepest Somerset ;) :lol:
Stickyfinger wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Stickyfinger wrote:
Neil, I'll look out for those Somerset pumps when I take part in the Tour of Wessex at the end of May...
Sh1t, more bloody cyclists.................
:rofl2: Yes, we just love your part of the world and be grateful for all the income we bring in... We cyclists eat and drink a lot and keep a multitude of small cafés and related industries in business... Without us you'd all be broke and begging in the streets...

If you really wanted to you could keep us away if you flattened out all the lumpy bits ;)

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Au Revoir Old Petrol Pump Day!

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Just to clear up the loose ends...

The Muddled Man and the pumps are in West Chinnock, and the threee bridges are in Wales at Devil's Bridge, within 100 yards of one of the remaining AA Boxes.

...and so Old Petrol Pumps day has drawn to a close, and the title goes back to normal.....

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Re: Picture(s) of the day..

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Try this for a picture of the day. Former RAF Hooton Park in Cheshire

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My dad had an HA Viva... He loved it and then bought an HB...

The HB Viva is still a looker even now... Shame the mechanicals were so awful...

It all went horribly wrong with the HC :(

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These were supposed to go up on 'petrol pump day but photobucket messed up.

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I like to delve into a bit of background and there is plenty of information on the former Hooton Park Airfield where Vauxhall built their "Ellesmere Port" car factory in the earlt 1960's

http://www.forgottenairfields.com/unite ... s1250.html

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