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Re: Picture(s) of the day...Poland Special

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The others there are FSO cars, they also built cars based on FIATs the FSO125p for example.

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Re: Picture(s) of the day...Poland Special

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I also believe they built a Polski Fiat 126 as well.. Thankfully we in the UK never saw those...

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Re: Picture(s) of the day...Poland Special

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Going back to bridges for the moment. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the first Severn Bridge...

I recall going over it soon after it opened... Many did, just for the novelty of it...

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Re: Picture(s) of the day...Poland Special

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I recall the time before it opened, as part of my business I used to run villagers to the Aust ferry, usually meant a long wait in a traffic queue.

http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/inde ... Aust_Ferry

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Re: Picture(s) of the day...Severn bridge half century

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Picture of the day then

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... ry_arp.jpg


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Re: Picture(s) of the day..Severn bridge(&Star-Trek) 50yrs old

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.Just heard this on the radio tonight 50th Anniversary of the first broadcast of Star-Trek in the USA. September 8th 1966, NBC broadcast "The Man Trap" the first episode of Star Trek. Here's 2m 06s of the opening sequence on youtube.



The Uk had to wait until 1969, when the BBC decided to show "Where no man has gone before" as their first episode from the series.

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Re: Picture(s) of the day..Severn bridge(&Star-Trek) 50yrs old

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Regarding the Polski Fiats - given the rise in popularity of Eastern Bloc motors in the last few years and the ever rising trend for them to be imported from the likes of Hungary and Turkey, there are probably more around now than any time in the last few decades!

Remember last time I looked there was but one FSO Polonez shown on Howmanyleft.com. Made me sad, for while it was a truly dire car (this is coming from a Lada enthusiast!), they looked fantastically distinctive and I'd love one as an occasional Sunday driver and show car.

Really do need to see if I can find a digital copy of the original Star Trek pilot somewhere (assuming it still exists somewhere that is) as it must be one of only a handful of episodes save for a few bits of Deep Space Nine that I've not seen. Grew up with The Next Generation and confess to being a bit of a Trekkie. Being honest, as a kid, that and the early morning Open University stuff were about the only things you could keep me still in front of the TV for for more than five minutes, would otherwise have much rather been outside. ...far cry from the norm these days it seems!

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Re: Picture(s) of the day..Severn bridge(&Star-Trek) 50yrs old

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Love the picture of the Severn Ferry with the bridge under construction Neil...

Robyn would love the white Mini. The number plate has her initials on it ;)

Zel, only one Polski Fiat left? To be honest I'm surprised it's that many!!! :lol:

Bet they were not as dire as an early 70s Moskvitch though...

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Re: Picture(s) of the day......

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To welcome a new FCF member "Buffer" who "avez une residence" in Indre France, picture of the day..and we like our bridges on French Car Chat, is a nice carte postale of a viaduct from Le Blanc, in Indre crossing the river Creuse.

http://www.cparama.com/forum/cartes2015 ... lanc-6.jpg

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Cor! That's a fair old viaduct :-D 8-)

Very lovely!

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CitroJim wrote:Cor! That's a fair old viaduct :-D 8-)
How's your French Jim? No trains now, but forms part of "Les Veloroutes et Voies Verte de France"



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Ahh, so they do the same as us then... The French version of Sustrans...

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That Monsieur Beeching got around a bit didn't he. :-D

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Re: Picture(s) of the day......

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Here's a nice village with viaducts, 3 of them that once carried a railway but now are part of a coastal walk.

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Re: Picture(s) of the day......

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daviemck2006 wrote: Here's a nice village with viaducts, 3 of them that once carried a railway but now are part of a coastal walk.
Lovely picture Davie, but you've left us with a bit of a "Wheresthisthen?" but I may have got it

Would it be the place where according to wiki
the organs of the wife of Robert the Bruce are said to be buried in its old Kirk
and a traditional soup is made from smoked haddock
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