Today's County in the Spotlight:Part 2

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From the FCF Archives an image which has been lost from its original source, so here on the FCF may be the only place it is preserved.

myglaren wrote: I spotted a very tidy black DS in St. Leonards...
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
24 Jul 2015, 17:51
The DS in I-Spy Cars scores 20 points
from I-Spy Cars
The shark-like DS profile remains unique but, apart from everything you can see-like the single spoke steering wheel and the rear indicators mounted in the roof-the front-wheel drive saloon came jam-packed with innovation. The hydropneumatic suspension is self levelling, while gear change, clutch and brakes are all power-assisted
google "black DS in St Leonards" and this is the first listing.
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And as Citro Jim pointed out
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25 Jul 2015, 04:26
The the bloke in the black teeshirt is in fact Malcolm outside his unit....(in St Leonards Sussex)
Yes I think Malcolm AKA Citronut deserves a place on the Sussex day in the Spotlight, with a little post from the archives.

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bobins wrote:
08 Jun 2022, 18:52

Hastings has another claim to fame - John Logie Baird (no doubt aided by his faithful assistant - Boo Boo :) ) built the first ever TV in Hastings :shock:
I always thought he built it quite leisurely? :sulk: :-D
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
08 Jun 2022, 17:55
So an early strike for Sussex from me, just down from Lewes

Newhaven to Dieppe was my ferry of choice for kicking off an inter-rail holiday around Europe in 1981, and later for our first family motoring holiday to France in a MkII Fiesta. Didn't stray too far stayed in Normandy.

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Newhaven was originally blessed with 3 railway stations - Town, Harbour, and Marine. Marine ended up being a bit of an anomaly....

"Newhaven Marine railway station was a station in Newhaven, East Sussex, England near Newhaven Harbour. It remained legally open until 22 October 2020, but was closed to passengers in August 2006 due to safety concerns. The station was a site of fascination due to the operation of "Parliamentary train" services to the station that appeared in timetables but were inaccessible to the public, and which nonetheless called at the station once a day in order to fulfil the legal obligations of an 'open' station. Any passengers wishing to avail themselves of the timetabled service were able to receive a free taxi service from Newhaven Marine to Newhaven Harbour on request, although the walking distance between the two stations is about 2 minutes
Since August 2006, one daily parliamentary service called at the station, which was formed with empty stock movements barred from passenger use. However, this service was suspended in early 2019 due to resignalling works.
On 15 January 2020, the Department for Transport (DfT) opened a formal public consultation to close the station. The consultation closed at 11:45 on 19 April 2020. The consultation attracted 27 responses with only 4 opposing the decision to close the station. Two of these opposed the closure on the basis that it may negatively impact local rail services; the other two raised concerns over the closure of any railway station. With very little opposition to closure, the DfT announced their proposal to close the station on 24 June 2020. The DfT's decision was submitted to the Office of Rail & Road for ratification, and after the Office of Rail & Road approved the DfT's decision, the station was closed on 22 October 2020."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newhaven_ ... ay_station

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mickthemaverick wrote:
08 Jun 2022, 19:06
bobins wrote:
08 Jun 2022, 18:52

Hastings has another claim to fame - John Logie Baird (no doubt aided by his faithful assistant - Boo Boo :) ) built the first ever TV in Hastings :shock:
I always thought he built it quite leisurely? :sulk: :-D
No, I think you'll find that was the video recorder, so you could replay at leisure #-o
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Sussex given the British Transport Films treatment

It doesn't embed but can be played on youtube here
https://youtu.be/e5e56KXzSLw?t=6

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
08 Jun 2022, 18:58
From the FCF Archives an image which has been lost from its original source, so here on the FCF may be the only place it is preserved.

myglaren wrote: I spotted a very tidy black DS in St. Leonards...
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
24 Jul 2015, 17:51
The DS in I-Spy Cars scores 20 points
from I-Spy Cars
The shark-like DS profile remains unique but, apart from everything you can see-like the single spoke steering wheel and the rear indicators mounted in the roof-the front-wheel drive saloon came jam-packed with innovation. The hydropneumatic suspension is self levelling, while gear change, clutch and brakes are all power-assisted
google "black DS in St Leonards" and this is the first listing.
Image


And as Citro Jim pointed out
CitroJim wrote:
25 Jul 2015, 04:26
The the bloke in the black teeshirt is in fact Malcolm outside his unit....(in St Leonards Sussex)
Yes I think Malcolm AKA Citronut deserves a place on the Sussex day in the Spotlight, with a little post from the archives.

Regards Neil
My only visit to Sussex/St. Leonards was for Malcolm's funeral.

Met up with everyone here:-
Bodiam Castle
Bodiam Castle
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I do believe that is Bodiam Castle Steve?
In which case it makes an interesting read on Wiki here
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It is and should have been titled as such.
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Sussex Vehicle Registration pre-74 Area Codes<br />and a stamp
Sussex Vehicle Registration pre-74 Area Codes
and a stamp
and my focus will be on finding an image for my random selection number 2 which is

BP

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My contribution is an AP :-D
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
08 Jun 2022, 20:26
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and my focus will be on finding an image for my random selection number 2 which is

BP
Morris minor convertible or a Trojan "bubble Car" :?:
Spoiler: show
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In the shadow of Herstmonceux Castle is the NERC Space Geodesy Facility where they fire lasers at satellites :shock:
http://sgf.rgo.ac.uk/
Herstmonceux used to be the site of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.

A short video from Tom Scott about them.

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A PN popped up too:
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More cars in Sussex



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I used to help out at The Kent and East Sussex Railway. It runs from Tenterden to Bodium. The last time I was near it was at Citronuts' funeral.