What do you know about Wales?

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Peter.N. wrote:
13 Feb 2019, 11:26
Is that the same Allen that make the Allen scythe?

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I put a link on my POTD post to Graces Guide Peter here

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Graces Guide has the history of the Allen company from Bedford who made that engine. No reference to scythes as far as I can see. This is the type of thing ALLEN's of Bedford did/do..

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Thanks Neil

Looks as though they make most things! I don't know if you remember the Allen Scythe, it was a mower with a finger bar cutter at the front and big wheels, ideal for clearing long grass but if you ran into something you couldn't see you could go right over the top of it!

I remember them from the '50s, I don't recall the engine having a make on it so wondered if it was one of theirs although they all seem to be diesel.

Just looked them up, apparently made in Cowley, Oxfordshire, spelt the same though.

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Here you are, treat yourself to a good tool.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Allen-scyt ... rk:2:pf:0

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Ah, Villiers, that answers the question. Looks old doesn't it. Our chief engineer had one, used to take days off during the summer to tend his strawberry field.

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Slate mines are useful for dumping unwanted 1970's cars in!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -MINE.html

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Seems unlikely they all crashed there, if that were so it wouldn't just be a car "graveyard"

I wonder how many of them were reported as stolen and the subject of fraudulent insurance claims?

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Disused mine shafts are wonderful for dumping, bodies :shock: , dead animals (sheep mainly around here) the left overs from butchered on site rustled wild boar, asbestos and other industrial waste.

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I wonder how feasible it would be to cram them full of what would otherwise be landfill.

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myglaren wrote:
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I wonder how feasible it would be to cram them full of what would otherwise be landfill.


I think the greenies would be up in arms at that suggestion, disturbed wildlife, contaminated water supply, truck movements, etc. etc. etc.

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I don't think those objections are any different to current landfill problems though.
Clearly some discrimination must be applied to avoid groundwater contamination and the evolution of methane but not insurmountable surely.

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A few 'Welsh Slate' photos I took a good few years ago :)

One of the many slate caverns. One of the shafts is flooded right up, but there's a cable over the shaft where they used to haul slate up.
Flooded cavern - own work
Flooded cavern - own work

Old Eimco loading shovel.
Eimco shovel - own work
Eimco shovel - own work

Equipment in surface works.
Surface works - own work
Surface works - own work

Laid back man rider.
Man rider - own work
Man rider - own work

Lovely old engineering workshop with a nice radial drill in the foreground.
Workshop - own work
Workshop - own work

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Looks like something out of a gothic horror movie!

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Wales and Operation Chastise

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Might as well consult Wales online
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The Pembrokeshire Ice Cream Company have/had some 6-wheel Range Rovers on Tenby beach.

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WEll I now know who "The Man that Never was" was after watching "Operation Mincemeat" on BBC4.

Glyndwr Michael from Aberbargoed

Nearby Bargeod has featured in the pages of this thread in relation to the Austin J Forty Factory

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=60453&p=579877&hili ... ed#p579877

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