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2 hours ago, Rudy said:

😂

I refuse to watch rom coms or chick flicks or musicals 

Our Maude proper bottom lipped with we always watch you wanna watch, so a compromise was made

😁 Aye, understand the compromise bit. Fucking hell though, over emotional, skriking flatdicks poking their noses in where they aren't wanted? Sounds like one of Crawleys 'hello ducky' team building sessions. Cig aisle!

Now then, watched three cracking documentaries this weekend. Two football ones on BT2 (Sport Films). First one -  Football Outposts - Europe (loved it. Gibraltar covered and I've had some of that so enjoyed it). Fascinated with the Faroe Islands though and to a lesser extent Kazakhstan and northern Norway. Some tough, rugged sorts out there - especially in the Faroes and Tromso.

Second one 'Golazzo - The Italian Football Story' (or summat like that). Great memories for those who attended Italia 90 and for those who developed a taste for Serie A in the van Basten, Gullit, Rijkaard, Maradona, Zola,  Gascoigne etc. years.

The last one was on Channel 5. The Flying Scotsman. As an unabashed fan of British icons and legendary British mechanical engineering, this was superb. What other (living, breathing) machine could clock up all those years of service before, after and through WW2; travel to the US and 'coast to coast' it a few times then come down under and clock up another 28,000 miles and still  be going strong back in Blighty on the heritage lines today. Makes this one proud to be British but no doubt the guilt complex crew will be along in a minute to decry the use of fossil fuels and lubricants; harsh footplate working conditions and noise pollution. Lost her green livery during the war and was painted black. I'm organising a protest about cultural insensitivity just as soon as I've finished typing.

 

 

 

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Love some of these old locomotives, they're fookin massive and awe inspiring. Do wonder if some of them suffer from a bit of "Trigger's brush" syndrome though. 

Strangely, found ourselves on an abandoned ww2 air base earlier. Old control tower and buildings still there, as is the concrete runway etc.

Lad found a couple of pieces of thin metal and has decided they're from an old aircraft from 80 years ago!

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Was a trainspotter in my early years. Regularly in trouble for sneaking into Bolton railway sheds and climbing on to footplates etc. Vague memory that the code plate for Bolton was 9D but time may be playing tricks with my memory.

Remember my old man taking me to Manchester Exchange to see Mallard and Sir Nigel Gresley in all their glory. York railway museum too.

The he took me on the The Embankment and my life changed forever. God bless him.

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3 hours ago, bolty58 said:

Was a trainspotter in my early years. Regularly in trouble for sneaking into Bolton railway sheds and climbing on to footplates etc. Vague memory that the code plate for Bolton was 9D but time may be playing tricks with my memory.

Remember my old man taking me to Manchester Exchange to see Mallard and Sir Nigel Gresley in all their glory. York railway museum too.

The he took me on the The Embankment and my life changed forever. God bless him.

Serious question.  When did trains stop running at the back of the Embankment? I have an image of one passing while a game was on but I only started going in the mid 70s. Did I imagine that?

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2 hours ago, Duck Egg said:

Serious question.  When did trains stop running at the back of the Embankment? I have an image of one passing while a game was on but I only started going in the mid 70s. Did I imagine that?

Have a recollection that the Bolton to Bury line which passed at the back of the Embankment was closed under the Beeching cuts which I am pretty sure started in around 1964/65 through to around 1970?

What was the famous movie where a steam train passing along the back of the Embankment was a memorable scene?

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Closed in October 70

Kind of loving and there was an Arthur Askey film

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27 minutes ago, Casino said:

Closed in October 70

Kind of loving and there was an Arthur Askey film

Ah cheers. I was definitely imagining it then. I have seen the film clip so it may have been that I was thinking of.  It's got me thinking back to the big blue wooden signal box that we used for the half time scores.  Modern times eh?!

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That what it was, a signal box?

Remember saturday reserve games when first team werent local

They moved to 2pm at some point, but when we first went, they kicked off at 3

First team score was always updated on the board

Every other fan had a radio, too

From memory, they usually had rugby union commentary on, poss broughton park

Then theyd break away if there was a goal

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25 minutes ago, Casino said:

That what it was, a signal box?

Remember saturday reserve games when first team werent local

They moved to 2pm at some point, but when we first went, they kicked off at 3

 

You're obviously older than you look - was it all in black and white as well 😜

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There was very little black around 

Though geoff salmon played

His mum was a lovely lady

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8 hours ago, Casino said:

Closed in October 70

Kind of loving and there was an Arthur Askey film

It was The Love Match. Teams involved were Bolton, Cardif and Charlton.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0179950/

 

 

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What happened, Wally?

He ke- ke- ke- ke

Doesn’t matter, I’ll read about it in tomorrow’s paper.

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1.20.48 ish for that iconic pic of the scoreboard

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1.28.45 is that Nelson Street and the tannery?

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Cheers lads. A tear to the eye and all that.

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On 30/07/2020 at 03:34, bolty58 said:

Was a trainspotter in my early years. Regularly in trouble for sneaking into Bolton railway sheds and climbing on to footplates etc. Vague memory that the code plate for Bolton was 9D but time may be playing tricks with my memory.

Remember my old man taking me to Manchester Exchange to see Mallard and Sir Nigel Gresley in all their glory. York railway museum too.

The he took me on the The Embankment and my life changed forever. God bless him.

York railway museum is fckin brilliant.

Took my lad last year and he loved it - they’ve got 3 engines that were built at Horwich Loco.

Theres a library in the museum and my lad asked the old gent working in there about the horwich engines, when he found out we lived a stones throw from the old sheds, he spoke to us for ages and was a goldmine of info. Really knew his stuff and my lad was transfixed.

will be going back.

And, it’s free. Not bad for Yarksher.

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8 hours ago, Spider said:

York railway museum is fckin brilliant.

Took my lad last year and he loved it - they’ve got 3 engines that were built at Horwich Loco.

Theres a library in the museum and my lad asked the old gent working in there about the horwich engines, when he found out we lived a stones throw from the old sheds, he spoke to us for ages and was a goldmine of info. Really knew his stuff and my lad was transfixed.

will be going back.

And, it’s free. Not bad for Yarksher.

Aye, great place to visit. Is Evening Star still there? From memory the last steam loco ever built for BR? It was always the holy grail in my younger years. Never got to write down 92220 in my little black book. Don't think I ever got to see a 2-10-0 at all.

My old man was a long distance lorry driver for Forth Transport in them days. Used to regularly go with him all over the country during the 6 week holiday and at other holidays. Used to drive the poor bugger mad with "Stop Dad! There's a shielder coming" (or similar).

Maybe one day steam power will return but heated by nuclear fission? Got all Fred Dibnah's stuff and really enjoy his steam power DVD's.

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The BBC are pre viewing a programme for prime time Saturday evening that involves Paddy fucking McGuinness and Freddie fucking Flintoff reviewing the best bits of a programme of people fucking around in water that was shite in the first place.Give me strength 

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8 hours ago, Good Knee said:

The BBC are pre viewing a programme for prime time Saturday evening that involves Paddy fucking McGuinness and Freddie fucking Flintoff reviewing the best bits of a programme of people fucking around in water that was shite in the first place.Give me strength 

Fortunately you're not forced to watch it  even though you unfortunately have to contribute to the production costs through your TV Licence

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You're right pal hopefully I'll be sipping Joey Holts in the no name.

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I'd rather watch mcguinness than go in there

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2 hours ago, Good Knee said:

You're right pal hopefully I'll be sipping Joey Holts in the no name.

You know it makes sense 😁🍻

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9 hours ago, Casino said:

I'd rather watch mcguinness than go in there

You don't know what you're missing Joey Holts and if you're lucky you can listen to the inane ramblings of our ex manager. 

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