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Re: New Year's Day-2021 Photos

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We did the "tour" at Glenlivet when we were staying at Nairn a few years ago. They had resisted up to then charging for the tours, and at the end they were very generous with the tastings, 12/15/ and 25 year malts all on offer.

I think we hit just right for the timing, I would be surprised if it was still free now.

The other whisky tour we went on was at Edradour, at the time the smallest distillery in Scotland. Delightfully heath Robinson with the stream and the condenser, and excellent all round.

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Re: New Year's Day-2021 Photos

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I have never been to a distillery myself as a non spirit drinker, but many many breweries have fallen in my path!! I just looked up Dad's favourite tipple and found their site very interesting. I also think I know why he picked those two malts!!: See what you think: :)

https://glenfarclas.com/our-home/

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Re: New Year's Day-2021 Photos

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Well I have a couple of outdoor shots left for New Years Day 2021 originals....

The Moon and a Phone box
01/01/2021 original
01/01/2021 original
and that just about does it!

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Re: New Year's Day-2021 Photos

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mickthemaverick wrote:
01 Jan 2021, 23:33
Back in those days Watford was a huge printing town with three main companies, Odhams, Sun Printers and Greycaines printing virtually all the national magazines and some newspapers between them.
never knew that Mick :) Every day's a school day ;) Should have, Watford being fairly local...

And just up the road (of the railway variety) and not far from my home town, Wolverton was also a major printing town with McCorquodales being resident there...

It was always said that the boy school leavers in Wolverton went to work in the railway works and the girls went to work in McCorquodales :)

All long gone now, buried under a housing estate but the McCorquodales façade remains...

Wolverton Tech College, which I attended in the 70s for my vocational qualifications, was set up for the needs of the railways works and McCorquodales along with my organisation's needs in a minor way...

Like McCorquodales, the Tech is now under a housing estate...

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Re: New Year's Day-2021 Photos

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Up here the other side of Liverpool we had Eric Bemrose (later the Bemrose Press maybe). They printed the TV Times and, I think, comics such as TV21. They specialised in fine quality colour printing so I suspect they used web-offset.

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Its February 1st 2021....anything goes

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Has January zipped by?

No theme from me, just mark the first day of a new month with a random post or two, or three any subject and shove them on here.

Thread expires midnight tonight.

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Re: Its February 1st 2021....anything goes

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time to turn the calendars over
time to turn the calendars over

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A couple of our radiators were showing signs of their age with surface rust and bleed stains so I decided to sort them out yesterday. I didn't take any before or during pictures because I had no need, but I am so pleased with the result, after lots of rubbing down and re-enamelling, I thought I'd share them:
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Re: Its February 1st 2021....anything goes

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What did Abraham Lincoln Approve February 1st 1865
What did Abraham Lincoln Approve February 1st 1865
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Re: Its February 1st 2021....anything goes

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It must have been an ublucky unlucky document? :-D

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Re: Its February 1st 2021....anything goes

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A number noticer's picture:
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Re: Its February 1st 2021....anything goes

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Back at you Neil :-D
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Re: Its February 1st 2021....anything goes

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Would a "top of the head" guess be appropriate....something to do with Mary Queen of Scots :?:


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mickthemaverick wrote:
01 Feb 2021, 12:46
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Penny has dropped now so I'd better move you on to 1486 :-D

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
01 Feb 2021, 13:13
Would a "top of the head" guess be appropriate....something to do with Mary Queen of Scots :?:


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Providing you are happy to replace your cuppa with a roman half century and add a dance, then yes it would!! :-D