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October 2017 theme - A Sense of Place

Discussion in 'Forum Competitions and Themes' started by Catriona, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Don't apologise! I'm loving them. :)
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  2. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    My morning trip to town. I see the new Iceland store is stocking up (held up the bus for a time). That shoyuld shake up the Co-op and Tesco. Good!

    The observant amongst you (all, I hope) will be able to tell which way the wind blows. :)

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  3. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Flats at the entrance to Exeter's Sweetbriar Lane. Although the road was developed privately the council retained ownership of the large plot on the Honiton Road junction as well as the allotments which now sit between Vaughan Road and Thornbury Avenue. From the outside at least the flats look quite desireable and well maintained which is a quite different from the run-down council estates that used to characterise the city.

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  4. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Nothing too nasty I hope...
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  5. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Sure can, it's even put a slant on that big metal thing....:eek:

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  6. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Only a mild dose of not-exactly-agoraphobia coupled with a sick child at home and bad weather all conspiring to keep me cooped up for too long. Sometimes I need a kick up the back side to get me out and about. Being on holiday and not having a child around who was up for going anywhere allowed me to give in to my natural hibernating tendencies.
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  7. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I can sympathise with that. It's a real booger isn't it? :(
  8. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    When Exmouth Station was opened in 1861 it had a single platform with a track on either side. By 1924 it was rebuilt with 3 platforms serving 4 tracks. By 1986 the track had been lifted leaving only the current single line served by what had been platform 2. The track no longer even appears to run up to the buffers. What had been platform 1 is now buried under Marine Way (part of the A376) and the rest of the station is a bus and car park.

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  9. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    The Strand at Exmouth was built as a leafy promenade towards the end of the 19th Century when Exmouth was becoming an important resort for the middle classes. It maintained this function through the 1950s but by the mid 80s was beginning to look neglected as the council turned its interests away from tourism. In 2012 the Strand was "regenerated" with the removal of many of the trees and most of the grass plots. The messy folliage was replaced by a "flat arena" surrounding the war memorial. Some may call it progress.

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  10. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Assuming you are referring to the track in your image it almost certainly does. Buffer unit like that are usually bolted directly to the rails as well as being embedded into the track base. In some cases they also seem to have put sand over the last few feet - possibly to help slow the train/loco further before it finally hit the buffers There was a very similar arrangement at a local station that had a small platform that formerly served a branch line. After it stopped being used the end section of the rails were buried even more deeply under a layer of old leaves and compost.
  11. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    About the only interesting part of the rebuilt Strand in Exmouth is the model Stegosaurus. It's part of a joint project with the Jurassic Coast Team to mark the Jurassic Safari trail with the models being installed in 2016. The local vandals have been less than kind to the models, breaking off pieces and even putting the models to other uses http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...d-performing-sex-act-fibreglass-dinosaur.html

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  12. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    One of the things, the many things, I've learned about Exeter over this last month is that "ATM in Exeter" is an anagram of "Exterminate". Thank you, i cryptic crossword.

    And this thread, of course. ;)
  13. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    We aim to please. Sometimes we miss ;)
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  14. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Roger needs to license that for use in the secret life of chairs.
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  15. Bipolar

    Bipolar Well-Known Member

    I took a day off work last Sunday and went for a walk.
    It stopped raining and the sun came out for a few hours.

    Fisherman's dock in Masset.
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  16. Ianj

    Ianj Well-Known Member

    I live in "Sunny Ponders End" in the Lea Valley, we are about to be "regenerated"
    All the 60's Tower blocks and maisonettes are to be demolished and replaced
    with low rise accommodation, in the first phase 230 dwellings are to be replaced by 200 ?
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  17. Ianj

    Ianj Well-Known Member

    With regard to the topic of Funerals, my friend Trev had the Crem curtains close to "See you later Alligator,
    and a relative had a Bouncy Castle for the Grandchildren.
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  18. Ianj

    Ianj Well-Known Member

    Has anyone got the faintest Idea what sort of Boat this is?
    Is it an escape boat from an Oil Rig, or a high speed stealth canal cruiser? IMG_1501 (800x600).jpg IMG_1501 (800x600).jpg IMG_1497 (800x600).jpg IMG_1497 (800x600).jpg IMG_1501 (800x600).jpg IMG_1497 (800x600).jpg
  19. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    Could it be an escape capsule from a drilling rig?

  20. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Our Garden.
    We had a late night visitor when I let the dogs out for their bedtime wee!

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