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« Reply #24480 on: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 13:17:49 »

We had a visit from a baby python today.

Is that what you said to the wife?
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« Reply #24481 on: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 13:20:47 »


Nice.... the Swindon to London route, used a chunk of that run, turning off near Hungerford, into Chilton Foliat.  I hoped to have seen the Harris's factory in Calne.
Yeah, you just see the edge of Harris factory on the right, I remember it stood in town until the early 80s. The bit further on just before the Kings Arms pub shows the town gardens on the left (before my time), the A4 passes through there now.
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« Reply #24482 on: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 13:32:48 »

Yeah, you just see the edge of Harris factory on the right, I remember it stood in town until the early 80s. The bit further on just before the Kings Arms pub shows the town gardens on the left (before my time), the A4 passes through there now.

Blink and you miss it....

This is more the sort of view I recall....



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« Reply #24483 on: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 13:36:26 »

I remember the factory being knocked down but I had forgotten what the town used to look like
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« Reply #24484 on: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 13:38:18 »

Yeah, that was all there when I was a kid. The smell of offal and the squeals of pigs on my way to school  Smiley
To the left of that pic the shops used to go all the way up the hill but got demolished some time before the factory (factory was demolished in 82/83), I think the shops must have gone in the early to mid 70s. They replaced the frontage with a grey wooden panel for years.
The ivy covered building was a bank, after the factory was demolished there was an area that got used by a kebab van, the area affectionately got nicknamed Cesar's Palace by us locals. Smiley

I'll speak to my old man tonight, I'm sure he's got some pics from the demolition era, I'll stick them on here.
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« Reply #24485 on: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 13:53:28 »

Yes I have fond memories of loitering around the kebab van
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« Reply #24486 on: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 15:13:18 »

Blink and you miss it....

This is more the sort of view I recall....



Good old Baconville.

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« Reply #24487 on: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 17:07:54 »

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« Reply #24488 on: Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 11:58:33 »

Yeah, that was all there when I was a kid. The smell of offal and the squeals of pigs on my way to school  Smiley
To the left of that pic the shops used to go all the way up the hill but got demolished some time before the factory (factory was demolished in 82/83), I think the shops must have gone in the early to mid 70s. They replaced the frontage with a grey wooden panel for years.
The ivy covered building was a bank, after the factory was demolished there was an area that got used by a kebab van, the area affectionately got nicknamed Cesar's Palace by us locals. Smiley

I'll speak to my old man tonight, I'm sure he's got some pics from the demolition era, I'll stick them on here.

What road is that as I'm a swindonian and can't remember seeing those buildings even though I used to go along wood street in 1983
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« Reply #24489 on: Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12:06:55 »

It's The Strand. That pic is taken from the Lansdowne Hotel. Wood street would be to the left of the view you can see, about 400 yards away out of pic. That's Church Street straight opposite in the pic.

If you go on google maps street view and drop it outside the Lansdowne hotel facing Church Street, you will see the big metal head lying on the pavement outside the new library. That is where the little row of shops were in the pic put up by Reg. Opposite is the bank building (behind the tree)


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« Reply #24490 on: Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12:11:45 »

It's The Strand. That pic is taken from the Lansdowne Hotel. Wood street would be to the left of the view you can see, about 400 yards away out of pic. That's Church Street straight opposite in the pic.

The photo on the left with the black car in front is that the corner of wood street
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« Reply #24491 on: Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12:14:13 »

No  Cheesy

Wood street is at the bottom of O**ord Road
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« Reply #24492 on: Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 14:36:29 »

Something positive. If successful on industrial scales, this has the potential to maybe address to a degree several hitherto intractable problems.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2256822-microwaving-plastic-waste-can-generate-clean-hydrogen/
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« Reply #24493 on: Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 16:47:42 »

No  Cheesy

Wood street is at the bottom of O**ord Road

He might realise you're not talking about Swindon at some point.
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« Reply #24494 on: Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 17:22:08 »

He might realise you're not talking about Swindon at some point.

I never thought of that  Smiley
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