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Policecaruk.com has some interesting stuff on.....
Surprise surprise Police Cars

http://www.policecaruk.com

Where you can find out which force pioneered the jam sandwich and why in Lancashire they went for motorway traffic cars in orange. Of course everything is standardised today, no scope for interesting variations.

Great stuff :-D

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Ps just clicked on the police cars in adverts section...I love old adverts like this :-D

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Was perusing the shelves of a local charity bookshop I came across a shelf of Haynes Manuals.

Now what is the collective noun for a group of Haynes manuals?

The unusual thing about the manuals.....the collection started out at the letter "C" and included Citroen BX, Citroen CX, Citroen AX (technically missorted....but thats irrelevant) Citroen Xantia x 2. 3 or 4 Peugeot manuals and 2 or 3 Renault.

No prices marked so £1.50 each.

Having no personal use for those manuals, and deciding against becoming a Haynes Manual Entrepreneur, I left them on the shelf for others, and didnt bag them for the Pickled Egg Library.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
28 Apr 2018, 14:40

Now what is the collective noun for a group of Haynes manuals?

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Knowing how political party manifestos are about as reliable as a Haynes BOL, I'd suggest* the name for a group of Haynes manuals should be a 'manifesto'.

*- actually Mrs Bobins' suggestion.

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bobins wrote:
28 Apr 2018, 17:11
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
28 Apr 2018, 14:40

Now what is the collective noun for a group of Haynes manuals?

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Knowing how political party manifestos are about as reliable as a Haynes BOL, I'd suggest* the name for a group of Haynes manuals should be a 'manifesto'.

*- actually Mrs Bobins' suggestion.


I like that :-D =D>

Best I could come up with was a 'lie' of Haynes Manuals...

One of the several shops in the local area of my favourite charity specialises in books and they too have a considerable shelf of Haynes manuals...

Fom that very shelf I procured both an AX and ZX manual for Alasdair :)

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I had a terrible picture in mind of a group of Pickled Egg punters hogging the snug, all engrossed in Haynes Manuals and making half a pint of ale last for 3 hours! Not great business for the landlord so best left on the shelf at the charity bookshop!

I wonder if anyone will admit to having a Haynes Manual for a car they have never actually owned! (or had "fleet maintenance" responsibilities for). I must admit I was very tempted to buy the CX manual at £1.50 cos it wasn't in bad nick, cost less than half a pint, and may have provided some entertainment.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
28 Apr 2018, 18:32
I wonder if anyone will admit to having a Haynes Manual for a car they have never actually owned!


Yes, I have a BX manual...

Never had a BX, not even a model one :(

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CitroJim wrote:
29 Apr 2018, 04:12
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
28 Apr 2018, 18:32
I wonder if anyone will admit to having a Haynes Manual for a car they have never actually owned!


Yes, I have a BX manual...

Never had a BX, not even a model one :(


Was at the Trolley Bus Museum at Sandtoft when we were in Lincolnshire for a mini holiday this week.

All kept going by volunteers, a little circuit wired up where they do trolley bus rides on bank holidays and other selected days, and a collection of trolley buses many saved but very much work in progress, and a decent crop of woking vehicles.

..and an old cycle shop, loads of specialist books/magazines etc all at cheap prices.

...and getting to the point.....I now have a Citroen BX manual! A collection were up on the top shelf all priced at £1!...and added to that as we were leaving I noticed a box of "Practical Classics" magazines, maybe around 25 to 30 of them. I said "Are these magazines for sale?" and the reply was just help yourself take as many as you want.

Not wanting to appear to be taking advantage I flicked through and picked one out with a GT6 on the cover (December 2017 as it turns out)

So here's my nice pair! Total cost £1!
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Oh I do like an orange GT6 Neil :D

Sandtoft Trolleybus museum looks excellent... It's on my list to visit...

I love old buses but hate new ones...

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Jeremy Vine today had a surprisingly interesting piece based on this book

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One of the gems...in amongst all the pressing matters of WW2, MI5 actually had a "Falcon Destruction Unit" to kill Birds of Prey taking down Britain's "spy pigeons" as they returned from their missions in France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

One caller gave special mention to Mary of Exeter

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I don't know if it was mentioned on Mr Vine's show, but there is a memorial to the carrier pigeons down in Worthing. I only know about it as looking after it used to be part of my job ! :)

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Warrior Bird (War Pigeon) Memorial, Beach House Park, Worthing [Public domain], by The Voice of Hassocks, from Wikimedia Commons

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In the centre of the formal gardens, there is a memorial to war pigeons: birds used during World War II to carry messages, explosives and other items, in some cases on secret missions. Described as "splendidly conceived and charming", it is thought to be the only such memorial in Britain. The "Warrior Birds" memorial was promoted and commissioned by actress Nancy Price and members of the People's Theatre in London. Local sculptor Leslie Sharp started work on the memorial in 1949, and it was unveiled on 27 July 1951 by the Duke and Duchess of Hamilton.

As originally designed, the memorial consisted of a circular mound planted with shrubs and a rockery with streams and pools of water, two boulders with carved wording, and two stone pigeons. The pigeon sculptures have since been stolen and not replaced, and a fence has been added around the mound. One stone bears the words "In memory of warrior birds who gave their lives on active service 1939–45 and for the use and pleasure of living birds"; the other reads "A bird of the air shall carry the voice and that which hath wings shall tell the matter. This memorial is presented by nancy price and members of the people's theatre, London". The line A bird of the air shall carry the voice and that which hath wings shall tell the matter is a quote from the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament (Eccl 10:20). A metal panel next to the entrance gate in the fence repeats most of the details from the first stone. The stones, which were quarried in the Forest of Dean, were refurbished and repainted in 1999, and Worthing Borough Council continues to maintain the memorial.

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bobins wrote:
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I don't know if it was mentioned on Mr Vine's show, but there is a memorial to the carrier pigeons down in Worthing. I only know about it as looking after it used to be part of my job ! :)
Excellent another case of “What are the chances of that happening?” from the debut of pigeons on the FCF, although somewhere on the Pickled Egg jukebox, I am sure “Mouldy old dough” has made an appearance.

Wonder who posted it up? er.....no-one as far as I can tell but corrected now :!:

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The Disused Railway Station.........is there anything more fascinating?

Here's the entry for Sidmouth, nice posters, old tickets, history

http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/s/sidmouth/

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I find the average high street charity shop doesn't have a great selection of magazines to capture my interest. I do find that the category of "Transport-related establishments run by volunteers" tends to come up with the goods more often than not.

These were in a pile..."Magazines free to take away-you can make a donation if you wish" or something like that. Weardale Railway Stanhope Station Co Durham.

Bingo....3 Classic Van and Pick-up, and one Practical Classics......
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My latest bargain basement purchase...£1.50 at a craft exhibition at Lannercost Priory near Brampton. Local history and pictures at their best
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and the amazing co-incidence....after mentioning the yellow Blue Circle Cement lorries for the first time ever in the context of chromium hub caps on "remember these ..All our Yesterdays"......this is one of the pics at the end of the book. Of course the perfect serendipity is ruined by the fact that the lorries in the background are Scammells not Fodens!
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I have just finished a very good book that I bought in a charity shop. The author is Arthur C Clarke, and the book is based in no small part on his experience in WWII. "Glide Path" is a novel on the development of the use of microwave radar to guide aircraft to safe landings in otherwise unflyable conditions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glide_Path