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bobins wrote: 20 Dec 2022, 20:58 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 ? :)
I've just had one of those what are the chances of that happening just now on the observers books list.

I've just done a wordy post with the list of 100 Observers Books and thought I'll use the random number generator to select one of the books for which I was going to put up a picture of the dust jacket!

The generator selected Book number 20.....and yes what is it. Not only the observers book which set the subject running again here but a link back to my walk in the damp woods on POTD this morning. The chances of coming up were 100-1
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If memory serves me correctly you can see the collection I had highlighted in orange in the spoiler!! :-D
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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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bobins wrote: 20 Dec 2022, 21:04 <Ahem> Do I get extra points for this being an early 1958 (2nd ed.) copy in my possession ? :-D
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Remarkable! Its an of course from me :-D

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Gosh! Never knew there were so many Observer books!

Fly Fishing might be a candidate for the arcane list ;)
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This just came up on a different forum:
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Yep, that looks like the beast.

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Gibbo2286 wrote: 04 Jun 2022, 14:10
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 04 Jun 2022, 13:05 The pop man, definitely a tradition in Wales and North-East England

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The Corona story (pop of course) is told here with some nice images
Indeed the founders names are on the back of the Pop Wagon
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BBC Wales History: The Story of Corona Pop

Regards Neil
We had a Corona depot here in Lydney, it was closed and sold to a Ford Dealership (Thomas Bee) that's gone now and it is a tyre company (ETB)
The Corona company was bought by Beechams and produced here at their Coleford factory, now moved on to become
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Hi guys,
So weird I've come across this post as I have been chatting about the corona pop van with my grandad we live in Lydney (forest of dean) he remembers a lad around 1987 called Neil does anyone remember him my grandad said he was a charming lad would be great to find out the history as I find it so fascinating 😊
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Welcome to the forum Kate :D

I have very happy childhood memories of Corona and the pop man and I can confirm he reached as far west as Somerset...

A bottle of Corona was an occasional special treat... I loved the red one above all. I hate to think what might have been in it :roll: :lol:

Only problem with such memories is they age us!
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And R. Whites. of course although that was mostly sold in the shops, 6d for a bottle in the shop near my Grans.

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Peter.N. wrote: 26 Jan 2023, 17:35 And R. Whites. of course although that was mostly sold in the shops, 6d for a bottle in the shop near my Grans.

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I've been trying to give it up, but it's one of those nights!! :-D
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I actually used to prefer their 'Cream Soda'.

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Peter.N. wrote: 26 Jan 2023, 18:07 I actually used to prefer their 'Cream Soda'.

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Me too Peter, especially with a scoop of cornish vanilla ice cream in it!! Luverly!! :-D
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Hell Razor5543 wrote: 26 Jan 2023, 17:44
Peter.N. wrote: 26 Jan 2023, 17:35 And R. Whites. of course although that was mostly sold in the shops, 6d for a bottle in the shop near my Grans.

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And their 'Secret Lemonade Drinkers'.

More memories :D I was surprised to see they are still going. I saw one of their lorries delivering to a local pub the other day... Until then I thought they'd gone the same way as Corona and completely disappeared.
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My grandmother also had some stone bottles with 'Mackintoshes' on them, I think they were for ginger beer, I know she used them as hot water bottles.

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