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« Reply #22800 on: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 16:11:34 »

Discovering there's a place in France named Condom.
I so hope there is a sign on the outskirts saying "you are now entering Condom"*

* in French of course  Smiley

I seem to recall a French rugby player of that name  Hmmm
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« Reply #22801 on: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 16:17:56 »

Did you not do Geography or French at school, discovering the existence of Condom is school boy rite of passage.

Yeah, but I was in the top set  Wink
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« Reply #22802 on: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 18:28:30 »

Yeah, but I was in the top set  Wink

We were more amused by Fan Y Big.
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« Reply #22803 on: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 19:06:37 »

what do you mean, were!
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« Reply #22804 on: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 20:09:18 »

Yeah, but I was in the top set  Wink

What happened?  Sad
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« Reply #22805 on: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 21:36:00 »

Driving past Great Coxwell always makes me smile
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« Reply #22806 on: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 13:18:41 »

Staying top of the prediction league for another week !,  only due to no predictions today !!.
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« Reply #22807 on: Sunday, November 10, 2019, 01:00:43 »

I've just come back from London and love seeing, there in particular, the old painted advertisements on the side of old buildings.

This kind of thing:



I have often wondered if there's some kind of charity that maybe maintains some of them, or whether they have any sort of protected/heritage status? I know they're essentially marketing, but they also have a lot of cultural/heritage/historical/artistic value.
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« Reply #22808 on: Sunday, November 10, 2019, 09:13:18 »

Aaah Bile Beans, thats the one on the side of a building near monk bar in York isn't it.

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« Reply #22809 on: Sunday, November 10, 2019, 09:48:05 »

Sounds delightful!

Did they not have marketing back then?

I feel a thread coming in



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« Reply #22810 on: Sunday, November 10, 2019, 12:58:46 »

I've just come back from London and love seeing, there in particular, the old painted advertisements on the side of old buildings.
I have often wondered if there's some kind of charity that maybe maintains some of them, or whether they have any sort of protected/heritage status? I know they're essentially marketing, but they also have a lot of cultural/heritage/historical/artistic value.

Yep. I like anything like this.... also a bit of a fan of old street furniture, things like post boxes, signposts, manhole covers etc

Very few of these sort of things have any legal protection, and tend to survive completely by accident.

THere may be some sort of website for old building ads, it's amazing how there seems to be someone with enough passion and commitment to do this sort of thing.  
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« Reply #22811 on: Sunday, November 10, 2019, 14:29:39 »

Yep. I like anything like this.... also a bit of a fan of old street furniture, things like post boxes, signposts, manhole covers etc

Very few of these sort of things have any legal protection, and tend to survive completely by accident.

THere may be some sort of website for old building ads, it's amazing how there seems to be someone with enough passion and commitment to do this sort of thing.  
You mention signposts. There is a really old one as you approach the crossroads nr Arkells brewery from Beechcroft rd.
Must date back to when Ermin st was part of the A419.
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« Reply #22812 on: Sunday, November 10, 2019, 14:55:50 »

You mention signposts. There is a really old one as you approach the crossroads nr Arkells brewery from Beechcroft rd.
Must date back to when Ermin st was part of the A419.

This one..... Hmmm

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« Reply #22813 on: Sunday, November 10, 2019, 15:05:10 »

Roast beef, five veggies & Yorkshire puddings. Not forgetting orseradish sauce or a superb red from Australia decanted last night to mellow at room temperature.
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« Reply #22814 on: Sunday, November 10, 2019, 15:09:19 »

Yep. I like anything like this.... also a bit of a fan of old street furniture, things like post boxes, signposts, manhole covers etc

Stretcher railings?
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