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POTD seasonal watch

Snowdrops in the hedgerow and purple Alder Catkins.
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Did a nice walk today ended up being a circular one which involved crossing the river twice. Once by the conventional method of a footbridge, and the other...
view from crossing method 2,  wellingtons and stout depth tester/support stick
view from crossing method 2, wellingtons and stout depth tester/support stick
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Interesting image which is geograph image of the day today
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and seeing as we are in the vicinity have Fort Dunlop too

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I remember following a Granada down the M5 many years, it had the registration A1, I believe it belonged to Dunlop.

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Peter.N. wrote:
26 Jan 2022, 00:15
I remember following a Granada down the M5 many years, it had the registration A1, I believe it belonged to Dunlop.

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There is a little bit about Registration A1 here on this blog
It was on an unassuming Rover Sterling parked on Sleaford Sea front Sussex in 1992.
According to the blog the number was the first-ever registration issued in Britain, to the second Earl Russell by the London County Council way back in 1903.
Wiki has a decent page on the A1 registration plate which mentions the Dunlop connection. In 1985, BTR plc gained the "A 1" plate after it acquired Dunlop. The company's headquarters in Birmingham placed it on a Ford Granada.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A1_regist ... ber%201903.

Today the DVLA have Registration A1 recorded as

MINI COOPER S AUTO 2007
Registration number: A1
Body type: 3 Door Hatchback
Colour: Black
Date of first registration: May 2007

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This would have been in the '70s or 80s.

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Peter.N. wrote:
26 Jan 2022, 14:13
This would have been in the '70s or 80s.

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In 1985, BTR plc gained the "A 1" plate after it acquired Dunlop. The company's headquarters in Birmingham placed it on a Ford Granada.
Definitely the 80's if it was on the Granada...a 2.8X Estate apparently according to this discussion on Honest John.
https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post ... tm?t=12039

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One of the A1 registration's duties with Dunlop was in the advertising campaign for this...

Whatsthisthen :?:
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No need for headscratching follow the link
viewtopic.php?p=708088#p708088

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
17 Jan 2022, 23:04
Big clear full moon tonight, first full moon of 2022

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Found this outside :)
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I am considering doing a number 2, but I've managed a number 4, and yes I can confirm it wasn't difficult.
https://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/ ... 75#p708175.

Number 1 is an end of month thing 4 days to go. I've probably put 90 miles on the Bargain Basement Micra today
Dont over work it usually used for carthorse, and tip visiting duties, but occasionally gets a day out.
https://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/ ... 87#p708187

and I do believe I could set a Number 3 whatsthisthen? but it will require a small amount of joining in.
and here it is viewtopic.php?p=708194#p708194

Oh yes and here's a shutter click for POTD...so easy to join in with its a given and doesnt need any promotion on a list :-D

A fuzzy Nuthatch (yes standard of photography is no barrier to POTD), Snow drops and what I presume are emerging daffodils
A fuzzy nuthatch
A fuzzy nuthatch
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Just to keep the daily content ticking over and encourage a few more regular POTD posters

POTD Bridges and Castles Club
Border Counties Railway Tyne Watersmeet
Border Counties Railway Tyne Watersmeet
North Tyne Bridge at Chollerford
North Tyne Bridge at Chollerford
Gatehouse Lodge Beaufront Castle
Gatehouse Lodge Beaufront Castle
Beaufront Castle
Beaufront Castle
River Tyne Bridge at Corbridge
River Tyne Bridge at Corbridge
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My Mum was at the Ironworks near Maesbury with a friend when they saw THIS, and John Morris just HAD to take a photograph!
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Screw in stoppers on pop bottles with a little red rubber sealing ring...must be from late 60's early 70's.

Always a joyous find in the undergrowth, this one from the other day near Tyne Watersmeet near Hexham.
..and a useful powercut candle holder
..and a useful powercut candle holder
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Only one candle ? You would have been better off if you'd used.........
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Best yet ^