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mickthemaverick wrote: 19 Dec 2022, 18:45
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 19 Dec 2022, 15:00
mickthemaverick wrote: 19 Dec 2022, 14:39

I hope you had your asbestos kit on Neil! :-D
The people who demolished them in the 1970's certainly didn't :-D

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Interestingly on BT we were asbestos trained, those of us that volunteered, in 1972 so it is possible that the demolition crew were protected as the dangers were known by then!! :)
No first-hand evidence but I very much doubt it. Bulldozers and open wagons yes, men in white suits carefully bagging stuff up unlikely.

Demolition in the 1970's wasn't exactly hard hats high vis and safety footwear in this little clip!



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Peter.N. wrote: 19 Dec 2022, 19:05
Does anyone remember Morrison shelters, they were installed indoors.

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Dont remember them but Youtube has videos! only 40 odd seconds this one...



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In browsing this topic I came across this site which is well laid out and confirms that the initial asbestos specific regulations were brought in in 1969 which would explain the BT training programme in 1971 -72. Obviously we all know that the construction industry in general had a terrible record for working to regulations so I'd agree that it is likely that the demolition workers were not properly protected but as I read it there is no doubt that they should have been, which explains the many asbestosis compensation cases which went through the courts since the 1969 act.:
https://www.oracleasbestos.com/what-is- ... gulations/
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 19 Dec 2022, 01:02 A mini and some prefabs Otford Kent
Tom and Ethel Lowe Tudor Crescent

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Peter.N. wrote: 19 Dec 2022, 13:28 That one looks similar to the '50s miners cottage at Beamish Neil. I remember the ones in Otford well, I believe we had some customers there, in fact they were there for some years, possibly the last ones in our area, I don't suppose they are still there haven't been that way for years. Just to the north of Sevenoaks.

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A mate of mine lives there - as in, right there in the photo ! It doesn't look like that now :lol:
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Very reassuring! not



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Oh right, we have a friend that looks similar now, probably a bit younger.

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Reminds me of camping, didn't like that much either.

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I think we have probably had an "Observer's Book" reminisce but I didn't realise there was one, the rather specialised Observer's book of Mosses and Liverworts, although I did photograph the profusion of them in today's damp woods walk on POTD

Now if anyone has this very title what would be the chances of that happening... :?:

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That has got to be one of the most arcane 'Observers Book of...' titles ever ;)

Prove me wrong!
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I remember the kids at school had the Observer Books of practically everything, but they weren't brightly coloured like those. Must be modern ones. :wink:

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Peter.N. wrote: 20 Dec 2022, 18:39 I remember the kids at school had the Observer Books of practically everything, but they weren't brightly coloured like those. Must be modern ones. :wink:

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I must admit Peter, I learned loads from those books and loved them... When I was a small child they were the Wikipedia of the day :)

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Me too, I had a collection over 20+ but not including the currently targeted one. Sadly they were left in the library at my first house following my divorce and have never been returned!! :(
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CitroJim wrote: 20 Dec 2022, 18:38 That has got to be one of the most arcane 'Observers Book of...' titles ever ;)

Prove me wrong!
There will be a list Jim, but that one may still take the biscuit!

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Careful...there are 100 titles in the spoiler...did they stop at 100 surely not. I will pick out what I consider to be the most arcane to use Jim's phrase from each of the groups of 10, so ending up with a 10 of the "best" on the obscure subject scale.

Numbers The Arcane list
1-10 7. British Grasses, Sedges and Rushes – 1942
11-20 20. Mosses and Liverworts – 1954
21-30 27. Cacti – 1957
31-40 33. Lichens – 1963
41-50 46. House Plants – 1972
51-60 57. Sewing – 1975
61-70 67. Vegetables – 1977
71-80 77. Big Bands – 1978
81-90 87. Folk Song – 1980
91-100 97. Kitchen Antiques – 1982
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1. British Birds - 1937
2. British Wild Flowers – 1937
3. British Butterflies – 1938
4. Trees and Shrubs of the British Isles – 1938
5. British Wild Animals – 1938
6. Freshwater Fishes of the British Isles – 1941
7. British Grasses, Sedges and Rushes – 1942
7A. Airplanes – 1942
8. Dogs – 1945
9. Horses and Ponies – 1949
10. British Geology – 1949

11. Aircraft – 1949
12. British Ferns – 1950
13. British Architecture – 1951
14. The Larger British Moths – 1952
15. Ships – 1952
16. Music – 1953
17. Common British Insects and Spiders – 1953
18. British Birds Eggs – 1954
19. Common Fungi – 1954
20. Mosses and Liverworts – 1954

21. Automobiles – 1955
22. Weather – 1955
23. Railway Locomotives of Britain – 1955
24. Pond Life – 1956
25. Garden Flowers – 1956
26. Painting and Graphic Art – 1958
27. Cacti – 1957
28. Sea Fishes – 1958
29. Flags – 1959
30. Cats – 1959

31. Sea and Seashore – 1962
32. Astronomy – 1962
33. Lichens – 1963
34. Modern Art – 1964
35. Furniture – 1964
36. Old English Churches – 1965
37. Sculpture – 1965
38. Basic Aircraft, Civil – 1967
39. Basic Aircraft, Military – 1967
40. Commercial Vehicles – 1959

41. Heraldry – 1966
42. Postage Stamps – 1967
43. Cathedrals – 1972
44. Flowering Trees and Shrubs for Gardens – 1972
45. Zoo Animals – 1972
46. House Plants – 1972
47. Association Football – 1972
48. Manned Space Flight - 1972
49. Cricket – 1972
50. London – 1973

51. Pottery and Porcelain – 1973
52. Unmanned Space Flight – 1974
53. Motor Sport – 1975
54. European Costume – 1975
55. British Awards and Medals – 1974
56. Ancient and Roman Britain – 1976
57. Sewing – 1975
58. Golf – 1975
59. Coarse Fishing – 1975
60. Show Jumping and Eventing – 1976

61. Motorcycles – 1976
62. Glass – 1976
63. Tourist Atlas of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – 1976
64. Small Craft – 1976
65. Tropical Fish – 1976
66. Farm Animals – 1976
67. Vegetables – 1977
68. Fly Fishing – 1977
69. Coins – 1977

70. Seashells of the British Isles – 1977
71. Fossils – 1977
72. Pets – 1978
73. The Cotswolds and Shakespeare Country – 1978
74. Lake District – 1978
75. Firearms – 1978
76. Jazz – 1978
77. Big Bands – 1978
78. Castles – 1979
79. Caterpillars – 1979
80. Rocks and Minerals – 1979

81. Tennis – 1981
82. Sea Fishing – 1980
83. Devon and Cornwall – 1980
84. Roses – 1980
85. Herbs – 1980
86. Country Houses – 1980 – NOT PUBLISHED
87. Folk Song – 1980
88. Silver – 1980
89. Tanks and Other Armoured Vehicles – 1981
90. Victoriana – 1981

91. World Atlas – 1981
92. Vintage Cars and Pre–War Classics – 1982
93. Classic Cars After 1945 – 1982
94. Paris – 1982
95. Canals – 1982
96. Gardens of Britain Ireland and Wales – 1982
97. Kitchen Antiques – 1982
98. Opera – 1982
99. Observers Books – 1999
100.Wayside and woodland – 2003
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 19 Dec 2022, 01:02 A mini and some prefabs Otford Kent
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Regards Neil
This just in from 'a mate from Otford' - In an unexpected plot twist, Otford library currently has a display with some old photos in it. What are the chances of that happening ? :)
Prefabs in Otford - courtesy Otford Library
Prefabs in Otford - courtesy Otford Library
I didn't know Otford had a library, it was only a little village when I lived up that way. It did have a pond though that formed a roundabout.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 20 Dec 2022, 20:54 Careful...there are 100 titles in the spoiler...did they stop at 100 surely not. I will pick out what I consider to be the most arcane to use Jim's phrase from each of the groups of 10, so ending up with a 10 of the "best" on the obscure subject scale.

Numbers The Arcane list
1-10 7. British Grasses, Sedges and Rushes – 1942
11-20 20. Mosses and Liverworts – 1954
21-30 27. Cacti – 1957
31-40 33. Lichens – 1963
41-50 46. House Plants – 1972

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<Ahem> Do I get extra points for this being an early 1958 (2nd ed.) copy in my possession ? :-D
Observer book of Cacti
Observer book of Cacti
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