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Something I found interesting

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by Andrew Flannigan, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    And they still love their fax machines too...
  2. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    As does the Observer - you can still enter the Everyman Crossword comp by fax! :eek:;)
  3. PentaxManiac

    PentaxManiac Well-Known Member

    Sound business reasons for keeping both. Pagers are not affected by the tech used to stop X-rays leaking to areas of hospitals where they are not needed, and so are more reliable in some situations than mobiles. Mobiles are, in any case, prohibited in large areas of hospitals.

    As for the fax, I can't recall the exact details but they have a higher status legally than e-mails.
  4. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Turned up at Chipstead FC yesterday in rain, mud, cold etc to see them play FC Romania in FA Trophy. Interested to see this sign, so returned my knuckle dusters, bog rolls, broken bottle and zombie knives to the boot of the car.

    [​IMG]Chipstead FC by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr
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  5. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    We have similar signs at the rugby club. I coached mini & junior rugby for many years and have enough stories about the antics of spectators and coaches to write a book. The worst has to be when I was refereeing a primary school tag rugby tournament. I ended up evicting the headteacher of one school from the side lines.
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  6. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Yes, I've seen fights between parents.:)
  7. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    They have disabled mooring posts on the Thames in Staines. And judging by the corrosion, have had for some time.

    It's upside down because the murky grey at the top is the Thames and
    a) I can't swim
    b) it looks wrong if you rotate the pic.​
  8. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    It's a man in a coracle :)
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  9. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Don't see all that many coracles in Staines.

    Mind you, their seem to be a lot of outrigger canoes about these days. Wonder why that is.
  10. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    And today...
    A Collapsible Skip!
    by SteveH, on Flickr

    OK, so it's really just a big rubbish bag, but it can take 1.5 tonnes and it does say "Use it like a skip" on the side.
  11. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I wonder what lifts it up?
  12. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Presumably the company that provides it has a truck with a small crane on it - like those that deliver pallets of breeze-blocks and so on?

    Ah yes, according to the Hippobags page...
    They cost about £250 including collection and you have six months to fill them. They also collect when you are out, "unless you want to take the day off to watch!" :)
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  13. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    £250 !!!!!

    I got a medium sized skip in 2016. No where near as expensive as that and they managed to collect it when I was out too. Who needs six months anyway?
  14. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Everyone else on the street?
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  15. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Nah, they just need one dark night... ;)

    ETA: Oh, and on the subject of machinery, something for any agricultural posters who want to finish work early...
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2019
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  16. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    Discovered this yesterday on my way to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, 'Nail House' by Leonard van Munster . . . . .

    DSC1139 House.jpg
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  17. Gezza

    Gezza Well-Known Member

    Average Skip Hire Prices
    8 November 2019

    Every year we survey over 500 skip hire companies across the UK – not just the ones in the AnyJunk network – to see what they charge consumers for a skip. From this, we produce average skip hire prices for cities in the UK. These rates are shown below for 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skips – the two most common skip sizes – and commonly referred to as a ‘Builders skip’. Rates include VAT but exclude the cost of a skip permit or parking bay suspension. They are for general mixed waste.

    UK Skip Hire Prices 2019 (average rates of local suppliers)
    Location 6-yard skip 8-yard skip
    UK Average £226 £253
    Birmingham £195 £220
    Bournemouth £267 £328
    Brighton £232 £276
    Bristol £240 £273
    Bromley £240 £280
    Cambridge £201 £234
    Cardiff £238 £247
    Chelmsford £219 £249
    Chester £232
    Croydon £267 £313
    Doncaster £186 £238
    Edinburgh £175 £221
    Exeter £267 £319
    Glasgow £204 £207
    Gloucester £235 £272
    Hemel Hempstead £231 £275
    Ipswich £217 £249
    Iver £249 £294
    Leeds £168 £227
    Leicester £209 £231
    Liverpool £203
    London £258 £283
    Luton £268 £288
    Manchester £199 £227
    Middlesbrough £230 £241
    Milton Keynes £241 £267
    Newcastle £227 £259
    Northampton £175 £205
    Norwich £205 £229
    Nottingham £188 £236
    Oxford £250 £295
    Portsmouth £249 £296
    Reading £239 £292
    Sheffield £188 £226
    Southampton £282 £337
    Swindon £250 £308
    Tunbridge Wells £241 £290
    York £179 £223

    Note: prices include VAT @ 20% but exclude skip permit fee & parking suspensions if on road. Source: AnyJunk Updated 8 November 2019

    The above table tells us that the average skip hire price across the UK is £226 for a 6-yard skip and £253 for an 8-yard skip. Based on our analysis, the cheapest cities to hire a skip appear to be Leeds, Edinburgh, Northampton and York. Unsurprisingly, London is at the other end of the scale and is more than 10% more expensive than the national average. The most expensive cities in the country are Bournemouth, Luton, Southampton, and Exeter (and also Croydon town, which isn’t a city, but seems to have crept in!).
    Man & Van is cheaper
    In most regions skip hire is more expensive than man & van rubbish removal. To check live prices for both skip hire and man & van clearance in your region click here.
  18. RobertCoombes

    RobertCoombes Well-Known Member

    I designed the river wall at Staines some years ago. It seems to have held.
  19. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Remarkable geological formation that hill. I can only assume of glacial origin? ;)
  20. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    That's interesting - I always thought a standard skip was 7 cubic yards and the main denominator in hiring one (admittedly not for very many years) was whether one end would open so that you could fill a lot of it without running a plank up.

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