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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 26 Mar 2023, 21:55 Here's a fourth...One of Xantianut's dogs!
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and nice to keep the thread visual as well as thought provoking :-D The aforementioned hounds!
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I think we can roll back from classifying these as "spookies", but very much classic familiarity phenomenon.

Snakes and Adders viewtopic.php?p=750314#p750314 and forward
Lily the 5th and Lily 6th The fifth being Wednesday this week on TV/Radio news. 6th Just yesterday a plaque in a church.

Old Weights and Measures A recent topic here viewtopic.php?p=749394#p749394 and forward

This spotted at the bottom of a random page on "Gorebridge Yesterdays" this very morning, which was itself a very unlikely random "chain" from a brick in Grantshouse.
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 05 Apr 2023, 09:30
CitroJim wrote: 05 Apr 2023, 06:09 I have round, black ones on mine.
Remoulds used to be a thing didn't they :?: https://www.txtyres.co.uk/remoulds-dont-exist-facts/
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That was Yesterday. Remoulds haven't been mentioned on the FCF for over 10 years, until yesterday ( other than a fleeting reference to Jim's running shoes in 2021 from Peter.N.). Yes there has been familiarity phenomenon partly at play when today I noticed this tyre on a Morris 12/4 way out in the Northumberland Countryside.
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Dunlop Gold Seal Remould

The passing by of that Car was totally random on a route hardly ever travelled and it just so happened to have a remould tyre on, yes the day after such things being mentioned for the first time in over 10 years on the FCF.

How rare is the remould tyre on a vehicle now...I probably haven't seen one and noticed it since the 1980's.

Unlikely to be taken up, but I would offer 1000 points to anyone who notices a remould tyre on a vehicle and provides an original photograph! before April ends.

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Gosh! That must be a very old tyre now Neil :D
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CitroJim wrote: 07 Apr 2023, 05:37 Gosh! That must be a very old tyre now Neil :D
The car a 1939 Morris 12/4 is described as a "good runner now" with its MGB engine, but probably best not to go to go over 50 on those tyres :-D . Maybe the 5mph speed limit on the sign behind it would be a little safer :-D

I am making an outrageous claim that my original image of the Dunlop Gold Seal Remould is the only one on the entire World Wide Web :-D

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 07 Apr 2023, 09:03 I am making an outrageous claim that my original image of the Dunlop Gold Seal Remould is the only one on the entire World Wide Web :-D
Maybe not as outrageous as you might think Neil ;) I'll wager it is, especially if with your googling skills you can't find another :-D
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This may count as an unlikely coincidence...

James, Mick and I gathered at the Lazy Pig for lunch today... And jolly good it was too :D

James brought along this book...
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Inside was this picture in the XM section...
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That particular XM was once mine and the photo was taken at Burghley House, a location recently discussed in another topic on here...

The book is a very good read :D
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CitroJim wrote: 18 Apr 2023, 17:46 This may count as an unlikely coincidence...

That particular XM was once mine and the photo was taken at Burghley House, a location recently discussed in another topic on here...
Nicely noticed Jim. Top gear's little review of of the Electric Bentley top drawer conversion by Lunaz of Silverstone.

Mick mentioned as his first guess Stowe House (slip of the keyboard corrected!), which cropped up in a minor unlikely coincidence on an information board I happened to read at Kirkharle Courtyard former stomping ground of Lancelot Capability Brown who got himself a lot of work on grounds of the stately homes of England :-D Dont normally read the info board been there many times.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 18 Apr 2023, 18:01

Mick mentioned as his first guess Spode House, ........

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Close but no coconut Neil, I suggested Stowe House!! :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote: 18 Apr 2023, 18:05
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 18 Apr 2023, 18:01

Mick mentioned as his first guess Spode House, ........

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Close but no coconut Neil, I suggested Stowe House!! :-D
My Mistake was in not checking. Capability Brown is very much associated with Stowe House where he started his career, and I merely invented Spode House with a slip of the keyboard, and it was as you might expect Stowe House which got the mention on the interpretation board at Kirkharle :-D

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Wiki Capability Brown

Stowe was instrumental in the development of Brown into the foremost Landscape Gardener and Architect.
In 1741 Brown joined Lord Cobham's gardening staff as undergardener at Stowe Gardens, Buckinghamshire, where he worked under William Kent, one of the founders of the new English style of landscape garden. In 1742, at the age of 26, he was officially appointed Head Gardener, earning £25 (equivalent to £4,200 in 2021) a year and residing in the western Boycott Pavilion.

Brown remained at Stowe until 1750. He made the Grecian Valley at Stowe under William Kent's supervision. It is an abstract composition of landform and woodland. Lord Cobham let Brown take freelance work from his aristocratic friends, thus making him well known as a landscape gardener. As a proponent of the new English style Brown became immensely sought after by the landed families.
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Following on from the goings on yesterday afternoon in Newcastle, what were the chances of finding this particular brick today. 6 to 1 against maybe. No infinitesimally smaller than that, but it happened.
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Although adjacent to Backworth Collieries 'C' Pit the yard was not commercially connected, its origins dating back to the 1870's when the original 'Foster' firebricks were first produced, and despite changes of ownership the brand continued to be used over a 90 year period, becoming one of the North of England's major producers. As and aside, during the 1930's the firm diversified into the production of red-facing bricks which used the 'Hotspur' name and although this business prospered during the period of WW2, at the cessation of hostilities it was decided to concentrate on fireclay products. Ironically, the works having to finally close in 1967 due to subsidence of the nearby mining activities. Info by Arthur Brickman.
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I'm not sure if this is really true to the title of this thread but here goes...

I was marshalling a triathlon bike course on Sunday and lots of signs were erected to guide the athletes around the course and to warn other road users that a cycle event was in progress...

One jib we had to do at the end of the event was to take down all signs that had been erected on our particular 'patch'. I ended up with a car full of them. I had a particularly well-signed patch to cover...

Today, on my way to our FCF lunch meet, Mick sent me a text. I couldn't immediately read it so I diverted off on to a quiet road where i could safely stop and read it. The stretch of road was on the triathlon bike course and lo and behold, I spotted an orphaned sign left over from Sunday...
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I recovered it and popped it in my car. Had Mick not text'd me when he did I would never have seen the sign and it would still be there now...

I'm triathlon marshalling again on Sunday at Mallory Park so will take the sign with me and reunite it with its friends and family :)
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Glad my text served a purpose Jim as it was unnecessary for the reason I sent it!! :-D
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More of a "What are the Chances of that Happening" "Turn a different corner" event of unlikely probability.
If the original plan for the day had been to drive around the wilds of South West Northumberland looking for a 1930's French Racing car the chances would be in the "anyone coming from Mars, a million to one" category.

Had the chap not been visible from the front through the window of his garage I would have just snapped the DS and never realised what treasure lay in the garage. There was more too, but that would have been a touch greedy, snapped the two Frenchies and I was happy with that :-D

This is what it is...I believe the original model was called a Delahaye 135 LM and came in many body styles and racing trim.
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