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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
21 Dec 2020, 21:37


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It has occurred to me that, following Jim's reference to the team's acronym the members should have nicknames to pre-empt any future such references! :)
So I have drawn up a list for each member to choose from and let us know what they would like to be known as on this thread :-D :
Great
Blue
Marsh
Willow
Coal
Crested
Bearded
Long Tailed
Spoiler: show
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I think you may have missed a few, Mick.

Fire Capped,
Yellow Browed,
Sultan,
Rufous-Naped,
Rufous-Vented,
Yellow Bellied,
Elegant,
and LOTS more!!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tit_(bird)

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Quite right James but with the best will in the world there are only 3 regular and 3 peripheral members so I thought 8 choices would be enough!! :-D

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The Northumberland branch has a falcon in residence right now, so I wouldnt like to put any little tits in harm's way.

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Good point Neil, Hertfordshire Depot has a pair of Marsh Harriers which may well be equally dodgy! Glad you reminded me of that! :-D

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We had a kestrel plonk itself on the bird feeder and scared all the little birds away this afternoon. We have had a regular female Dendrocopos major pecking at the food though - a delight to see :)
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Excellent bobins, we only ever get the common or garden green ones in our bird restaurant! Sadly the area has recently been invaded by a small flock of parakeets and so we don't even see them now. :-D

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We get the occasional pheasant dropping in as well - our cat doesn't quite know what to make of one of those :lol:

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bobins wrote:
21 Dec 2020, 23:47
We get the occasional pheasant dropping in as well - our cat doesn't quite know what to make of one of those :lol:
We're not that posh round 'ere most people drop their aitches all the time so we only get the odd peasant dropping in! :-D

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Great to learn all about Forest City Manchester :D Enjoyed that!
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
21 Dec 2020, 19:28
Hands up if you would like a set of most likely pre mid 1960's temporary traffic lights with tripods made by Forest City Manchester. Pre mid 60's possibly because they are only Red and Green. I like the word Stop on the red light.
I remember those very well :D Starting to show my age now...

One distinct memory is when we came across a set that took ages to change during track lifting work on the old Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway... I distinctly remember dad going ballistic at Beeching and his infamous axe whilst we waited an age for the lights to change... 'Had it not been for Beeching we'd not be here waiting for these bloody lights to change!!!'

Over half a century ago now but the memory remains strong...

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CitroJim wrote:
22 Dec 2020, 08:44
One distinct memory is when we came across a set that took ages to change during track lifting work on the old Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway... I distinctly remember dad going ballistic at Beeching and his infamous axe whilst we waited an age for the lights to change... 'Had it not been for Beeching we'd not be here waiting for these bloody lights to change!!!'

Over half a century ago now but the memory remains strong...
That sort of memory jogging, makes the seemingly trivial investigation of trivia worth doing :-D Thanks from the Northumberland Branch for sharing that Jim :-D

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More Street furniture, more lights. Don't know if they are wired up but I suspect these may be a different type of lighting relic. There are a few around that bit of Seaton Sluice. This is all the information I have.
What can be deduced from it :?:
old lighting columns
old lighting columns
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
22 Dec 2020, 09:52
That sort of memory jogging, makes the seemingly trivial investigation of trivia worth doing :-D Thanks from the Northumberland Branch for sharing that Jim :-D
Although I'm not much value when it comes to contributing original material to this thread I do thoroughly enjoy it so keep up the excellent work :D

I like having my memory jogged :) Often it'll bring forth a tale or two...

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
22 Dec 2020, 18:34
More Street furniture, more lights.
Nice :D Is that lamp standard made by the Webb Lamp Co. of Birmingham? It's a little indistinct on my screen...

Once, when in Budapest I was intrigued to see a street in the old part of the city was gas lit using similar lamp standards...

Gas street lights employing double mantles cast a gorgeous soft light...

This brings back memories of night fishing with a Tilley lamp for illumination and holidays in caravans with gas lighting...

The first touring 'van we had when our kids were little still had one gas lamp... Not only did it give a lovely light but it was a source of warmth on a chilly evening... Two for the price of one!