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Deathray

Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:20 AM

Those wires we call drop wires. Back in those days they were solid copper wire which were tightened with a ratchet. When I started on British Telecom, as it was back then, there were still customers served by "open wires" from poles to houses.
There is still the odd pole with cross arms on it but they are virtually gone now.
Those little pots on those poles are ceramic.
Those were the days!!!

 

Would you need to pack a pair of brown trousers for climbing those things, I wonder?

 

Also, did anyone ever fall of them? Can imagine some sneaky nut working out the exact height to fall and survive for a compo job if no win no fee had been a thing back then?


Lord Fellatio Nelson

Posted 25 March 2015 - 10:45 PM

I'm pleased Jeremy Clarkson has been sacked and that a spurious petition hasn't saved him. He punched a fellow employee in the face - that should cost anyone their job, however much money they rake in for their bosses. I suppose he's free to seek gainful employment as a UKIP candidate now.

 

Tomorrow - overcast with 73% chance of light rain.

Well If I punched my manager in the face, Id expect a medal.

He is a cunt.


John Kettley

Posted 25 March 2015 - 09:58 PM

I'm pleased Jeremy Clarkson has been sacked and that a spurious petition hasn't saved him. He punched a fellow employee in the face - that should cost anyone their job, however much money they rake in for their bosses. I suppose he's free to seek gainful employment as a UKIP candidate now.

 

Tomorrow - overcast with 73% chance of light rain.


Lord Fellatio Nelson

Posted 13 November 2014 - 02:30 PM

I had no idea where to put this, its not a video or owt.
I found this by chance and Im constantly playing it. Its not like it REALLY my kind of thing but, fookin hell, I just cannae help it.

An album, don't expect to see moving things on a screen or summat.

Lord Fellatio Nelson

Posted 08 November 2014 - 07:31 PM

Those wires we call drop wires. Back in those days they were solid copper wire which were tightened with a ratchet. When I started on British Telecom, as it was back then, there were still customers served by "open wires" from poles to houses.
There is still the odd pole with cross arms on it but they are virtually gone now.
Those little pots on those poles are ceramic.
Those were the days!!!

Magere Hein

Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:57 PM

I saw this painting by Christopher Nevinson, and thought of you, LFN.


So that's how they use those target poles.

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These are similar target poles used in shooting contests by a schutterij, bits of folklore in Dutch and Belgian Limburg. As pictured they're not being used. Nevinson's picture makes clear how that is done.

I wonder what those wires are that the target soldiers are fiddling with.

regards,
Hein

Toast

Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:19 PM

I went to the Imperial War Museum yesterday to look at the World War I art exhibition.

I saw this painting by Christopher Nevinson, and thought of you, LFN.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk...f-the-army-6073

Rotten Ali

Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:02 PM

Tomorrow through Sunday promises to be the ultimate four-day Everest challenge for British TV sportaholics. Each day there is 12 hours of live Open golf on the BBC, 5 hours of live Tour de France on Eurosport and 6 hours of live Ashes cricket on Sky - a brutal regime, you must admit. I have been in serious training for months with the help of copious amounts of red wine and cigarettes and hope that you will all sponsor me for my chosen charity Couch Potatoes Anonymous. Should I perish in the attempt I have no doubt that The Sun will emotionally blackmail the country into contributing plenty more of its hard-earned. I've received many good luck messages from the likes of Johnny Vegas and am off to bed at 2am in preparation for the 7am start at Muirfield's first tee. The remote has new batteries, the third television has been installed, the tracking device for the website is now live and I'm raring to go.


I was under the impression it was a 6am start!
Still, best of luck with the formidable task.

Lard Bazaar

Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:39 PM

Tomorrow through Sunday promises to be the ultimate four-day Everest challenge for British TV sportaholics. Each day there is 12 hours of live Open golf on the BBC, 5 hours of live Tour de France on Eurosport and 6 hours of live Ashes cricket on Sky - a brutal regime, you must admit. I have been in serious training for months with the help of copious amounts of red wine and cigarettes and hope that you will all sponsor me for my chosen charity Couch Potatoes Anonymous. Should I perish in the attempt I have no doubt that The Sun will emotionally blackmail the country into contributing plenty more of its hard-earned. I've received many good luck messages from the likes of Johnny Vegas and am off to bed at 2am in preparation for the 7am start at Muirfield's first tee. The remote has new batteries, the third television has been installed, the tracking device for the website is now live and I'm raring to go.


And if the snoozefest of golf, cricket and cycling would put you in a coma that Rip Van Winkle would be proud of, there's always live World Superbikes from Moscow and live British Superbikes from Brands Hatch on all day on Eurosport 2.

One for the ladies......(this is Sylvain Guintoli - he is French but lives in England with his English wife, and he has developed a cracking accent that makes one go moist at the knees......)



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harrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy

Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:20 PM

Tomorrow through Sunday promises to be the ultimate four-day Everest challenge for British TV sportaholics. Each day there is 12 hours of live Open golf on the BBC, 5 hours of live Tour de France on Eurosport and 6 hours of live Ashes cricket on Sky - a brutal regime, you must admit. I have been in serious training for months with the help of copious amounts of red wine and cigarettes and hope that you will all sponsor me for my chosen charity Couch Potatoes Anonymous. Should I perish in the attempt I have no doubt that The Sun will emotionally blackmail the country into contributing plenty more of its hard-earned. I've received many good luck messages from the likes of Johnny Vegas and am off to bed at 2am in preparation for the 7am start at Muirfield's first tee. The remote has new batteries, the third television has been installed, the tracking device for the website is now live and I'm raring to go.

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