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I read somewhere that Midhurst was one of the last Town Councils to still be running a steam roller - maybe as late as the 1970s ??

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A road sign......complete with small print exceptions!

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bobins wrote:
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I read somewhere that Midhurst was one of the last Town Councils to still be running a steam roller - maybe as late as the 1970s ??


You don't mean "Joan" do you?
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"Marshall Steam Roller "Joan" (1925)
West Sussex County Council steam roller "Joan" built by Marshall in 1925 at rest between Treyford and Didling, near Midhurst, in June 1968. In April 1983 Joan left the WSCC depot in Midhurst for the last time, moving under her own power to the Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre, where she remains to this day."

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Thanks for that, Neil. I knew I'd read about 'Joan' somewhere before. 1983 seems mighty late to still be running a steam roller ?!?
If I wasn't so busy at the moment I'd go and take a photo of that exact same spot today :)

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I made a slight detour today - just in case......... :-D

ImageMarshall Steam Roller "Joan" (1925) by Captain Tower, on Flickr

A best guess puts it as here - on the corner, obscuring the finger post:
Steam roller location - own work
Steam roller location - own work
And for the completests amongst us - the finger post in all it's double-entendered glory :lol:
Treyford sign - own work
Treyford sign - own work
A bit more on 'Joan': It's on long term loan to Amberley Museum from West Sussex County Council. It was purchased new by Midhurst Rural District Council, and operated in the Midhurst area all its working life.
At eight tons working weight, it was a medium sized roller suitable for general purpose work. It was working for the council for over 50 years. It was, indeed, the last steam roller to be operated by a local authority anywhere in the country.

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The London boroughs will be seeking to reintroduce them as, asfaik, no news, much less, sign, of a fleet of electric rollers waiting to be snapped up.

Please, no jokes about hairdressers!

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I've never known a hairdresser drive a road roller :roll:

(my middle daughter does drive an MX-5) :twisted:

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Nor me - although mine drove a Roller (Shadow convertible) - but they do know about electric rollers! :P

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Mirror image...somewhere in Cornwall
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bobins wrote:
08 Apr 2019, 16:51
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And not very far away...
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The various signs around Fulking always got 'modified' :lol: The only thing they could do in the end was try and cram the letters closer together on the signs to make them harder to alter :wink:

Could be worse though, I could live just up the road here...

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https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/1115166 ... lacenames/

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saw this on a visit to Gt Malvern (lovely spot). Am not sure what one is supposed to not Park.
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...hadn't realised that Morgan Cars, of the same town ofc, in addition to being the UK's largest British owned mfr, is the world's oldest privately owned Car company". Their products aren't to my taste, but that's a fair old feat.

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The conventional sort of litter notice

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A little more creative

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Our local waste disposal company are running a poster campaign.

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