WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

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Post by Cathy » 09 Feb 2020, 12:38

Haha, not one that I would buy!

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Post by Marilyn » 10 Feb 2020, 02:22

How time flies!
I seem to have been chasing my tail most of the morning and every time I glance at the clock I think “Gosh! Is that the time already?!”

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Post by Stanley » 10 Feb 2020, 03:30

I like the pic..... I met a snake or two in Oz.

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This one passed within about 3 feet of me near the beach in NSW. It wasn't until a bloke congratulated me on standing still as it passed that I found out it was a red bellied black, not deadly but a serious snake to be avoided! (LINK)
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Post by Tizer » 10 Feb 2020, 10:06

More unusual photos...
`Breathtaking images from the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition' LINK

...and a look inside the UK's piggy bank:
`Bank of England gold: Rare look inside the vaults' LINK
`The Bank of England’s gold vaults hold £194bn worth of gold bars. If you stacked them all on top of each other, they would be the same height as 46 Eiffel Towers. They hardly ever let anyone in to film, but the BBC’s Frank Gardner has been given access to the Bank of England’s gold vault...'.

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Post by Cathy » 10 Feb 2020, 10:39

Stunning pictures. Isn’t nature wonderful.
Couldn’t pic just one. :smile:
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Post by Tizer » 10 Feb 2020, 11:20

Whoops, I forgot to add the link for the piggy bank item (video of UK's gold store). I've added it to the original post but here it is again: LINK

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Post by Stanley » 10 Feb 2020, 12:36

last week I was on my way to Airedale..... And I have had another early birthday present, at enormous expense a book on canals from a concerned ratepayer. :biggrin2:
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Post by Christian » 10 Feb 2020, 19:28

This caught my attention last night whilst wandering home from the pub..

Its outside an old barn in Carleton. Any ideas what its for?
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Post by Wendyf » 10 Feb 2020, 21:35

What size is it Christian?

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Post by PanBiker » 10 Feb 2020, 22:15

Which barn also? I know Carleton fairly well and my wife Sally comes from the village
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Post by Christian » 10 Feb 2020, 23:29

I'd say its a good 4-5" across the circular part

On the track past Trappes Hall

Another dark image and a decent link to see it on google street view
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Post by chinatyke » 11 Feb 2020, 02:02

For tethering bulls for bull-baiting?

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Post by Stanley » 11 Feb 2020, 02:43

It's the stone that carried the bottom pivot of a barn door, the top one was a hoop of iron let into the wall that held the rounded top of the end timber member of the door. The same one that had a rounded piece at the bottom, 5" would be about right. Very similar to the hinge on the gate of a canal lock.
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Post by Wendyf » 11 Feb 2020, 07:11

I'm sure you are right Stanley but I thought it might be cut out for a small drain cover.

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Post by Stanley » 11 Feb 2020, 08:22

I could be wrong Wendy and you could well be right but the combination of it being close to a barn and what I have seen myself with old barn doors and how they were hung leads me to be almost certain.
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Post by Christian » 11 Feb 2020, 12:48

Confused now as I cant see an old barn that it would fit in its current position.

I'll have to try work it out I guess!

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Post by Stanley » 11 Feb 2020, 13:39

Christian. nobody is ever 100% right and Wendy's suggestion about a drain could be right. But, as I once said to John Clayton about a stone he was enthusing about, in the end it's only a stone! :biggrin2: Don't lose sleep over it!
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Post by PanBiker » 11 Feb 2020, 18:08

It could always have been moved as well, no guarantee that it is in its original position.
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Post by Christian » 11 Feb 2020, 19:33

PanBiker wrote:
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It could always have been moved as well, no guarantee that it is in its original position.
Thats what I’m beginning to think..

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Post by Stanley » 12 Feb 2020, 03:05

Almost certainly moved.
90 minutes in the shed. Not tearing trees up by the roots but a move in the right direction!
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Post by Big Kev » 12 Feb 2020, 16:03

The variation in price for an Aqualisa Quartz shower 'engine'. There are no user serviceable parts inside the electric shower and one of the heater elements is on the way out so you have to replace the interior module. I finally tracked one down for £97, with a £10 next day delivery. Some places were asking nearly £200...
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Post by Tripps » 12 Feb 2020, 18:16

The lady that caused a commotion on a plane on June 22nd resulting in two fighter jets making a sonic boom (and waking me up at 3.00 am ) has been jailed for two years.
Seems a bit harsh - I was only awake for about five minutes. :smile:
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Post by Big Kev » 12 Feb 2020, 18:27

Tripps wrote:
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Seems a bit harsh - I was only awake for about five minutes. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 13 Feb 2020, 02:58

:laugh5: I like that as well. Very wry humour.... love it!
Cracking my cock up in the shed which had been grinning at me for weeks as I languished under the influence of BCG.
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Post by Tizer » 13 Feb 2020, 09:37

I've mentioned seeing some strange car parking situations here while out walking but these beat the lot!... :smile:
`21 infuriating pictures of bad parking in Somerset: From the 'absurd' to 'cartoonish'' LINK

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