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No problem with F today...
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I'm running a 6 hour challenge today and hoping to see the finish after 50K of running :)
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CitroJim wrote: 09 May 2023, 05:47 I'm running a 6 hour challenge today and hoping to see the finish after 50K of running :)
There is only one word for it Jim on F-Day

Fenomenal :-D (purposely misspelled :!: )

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I'll kick of my F contribution with Fina, a small bit of continuity from my E entry for ESSO and its tiger in the tank, world cup coins, and football club badges.

Quite an insignificant entry in this snapshot in time from 1974 montage of petrol brands on sale in the UK. At the time the family motor car tended to be filled up with ICI from the Morrison Busty Garage in Annfield Plain.

Image'Your Petrol and You' by Norman Harris, Sunday Times Magazine, 3 November 1974 by Dan Lockton, on Flickr

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Stickyfinger wrote: 08 May 2023, 22:57 E is for Excalibur

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All our yesterdays FINA garage, by 2023 should the google cameras have passed by recently, no doubt some less interesting development will have taken place and little trace will be left of the garage...
edit...indeed August 2022 reveals a scene of zero interest
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.44258 ... 384!8i8192
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 14 Jun 2016, 20:42 .....another one for the old garage tourist

The Laurel Garage, Ramsbury, Wiltshire to be precise. As of 2009 it had the oldest working petrol pumps in the Country, but was only getting 10 customers per week so it may be doubtful whether it has survived to today. The street view is 2011 so the pumps were still there then.

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Interesting little snippet from an article in the local paper about the garage
His forecourt and the yard behind the garage was littered with motoring memorabilia and at one stage the family had no fewer than 35 of the now rare Austin Atlantic, with its unique third headlight in the centre of its grille.
Worth digging out an image of an Austin Atlantic in tribute?

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My starter for 10 on F day is a record of success at last!! You may remember my mentioning my appearance in the local paper a week or so ago so now it is time to record today's action which it precipitated!! I give you Flood management:
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I wonder if they'll find any of these?: :-D
BFTW - The Flounder!
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Your list of petrol companies omitted my supplier Neil, Butlers. They came along when BP decided our site wasn't big enough for them to supply. (They wanted to deliver a full 30,000 litre tanker load each time.)
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I guess no F page can be complete without an illustration of many people's choice of phrase when things go wrong :-D :
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Always a joy to do a bit of Ford Tractor number spotting.

Ideal for F-day

NewcastleFalcon wrote: 16 Nov 2021, 18:58
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 13 Oct 2021, 20:23
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 13 Aug 2018, 15:03 In the world of Northumbrian Tractor Brag this would be known as 3-4-5 stottin'. I suspect only beaten by a very unlikely prial of 3's.

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Alan Murray-Rust has been out photographing stuff for Geograph. Seen plenty "3 Horseshoes" pubs but four is more unusual.

This was the Four Horseshoes Pub, although no hospitality available for "F-Day".

Bit of a Curiosity with the road markings at the crossroads on which it stood, Give way markings on all of the roads.

SE5819 : Four Horseshoes Inn, taken 11 years ago, near to Balne, North Yorkshire, England
No longer functioning as such - the community is really too small and straggling to support a local pub. Note that the crossroads has give-way markings on all four roads.
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Eric Morecambe used to say his favoutite hobbies were the three "F's", Football, Fishing, and Photography.

So from the remarkably still surviving Falcon library of well-loved fishing books, specially for "F-Day", here's the 1966 Edition of "Fishing for Trout" by Ernest Phillips. Looks like I had a session of backing my well loved books in Brown Paper.
No pictures, how on earth did I have the attention span to read it from cover to cover!
No pictures, how on earth did I have the attention span to read it from cover to cover!
One reason it held my attention was this little snippet. Very relevant to me as the Browney was on my patch!
"The Greenwell's Glory, perhaps the most widely used and the most successful lure ever knotted on to an angler's cast. It was the invention of the late Canon Greenwell, of Durham, a noted angler in his day whose name will live for ever in the literature of trout- fishing. He lived to be about 98 years of age, and he fished almost to the last. He was an all-round angler. He was as fond of using the up-stream worm as of fly-fishing-indeed he described clear-water up-stream worming as "the most effective as it is the most skilful of all branches of trout-fishing". He often told the story of how he made his record bag of trout with the worm, on the Browney, a small Northumberland stream((Falcon Edit its a Durham river, tributary of the River Wear), on a blazing hot day in July, cloudless, the water dead low, the back fins of the trout often showing out of the water. He killed 185 trout that day, till the last trout broke his last Stewart tackle, and he had to give over. When he was well over 90, on a short holiday, on a coarse fish water, he caught 400 perch, 90 eels and six trout."
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I used to know an R J Hartley. It's true.
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And as today is G, I'll kick it off with a Garmin :) 'Garmin' has now become a generic name for sports GPS devices in the same way as 'Hoover' is for vacuum cleaners...
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Mine, a genuine Garmin. Taken yesterday at marathon distance...
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