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 Post subject: Wine~o's grand day out.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:04 pm 
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Not been around quite so much lately, so apologies.

Couple of weeks ago Mrs. Wine~o and myself went up north to a village near Doncaster for a few days away (staying with her relatives)

Whilst there, our hosts took us to a little place called Woodhall spa in Lincolnshire. Once a year they have a 1940's weekend where people from far and wide as well as the locals dress up in 1940's style.

really good day out, there was a brilliant George Formby tribute act, who even looked like George Formby...

I also met Winston Churchill

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There were also many many vintage cars including:-

This old Bus

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An old BBC outside broadcast truck (dunno whether correct for period or not)

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Aaannnd this old police car and a mock up of a Police box...

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I have to say, I think mine looks better... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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Oh and on the way back I saw this in the loo at a service station. Made me laugh...



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Nice to see you back mate!
I've seen that police box before somewhere?
I know the trucks an Austin. I remember them when I was a nipper.
50s though I thought?
Not that it matters. Looks like a fun day. :thumbright:



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I went to a WW2 re-enactment at Audley End a couple of years ago. That was brilliant with blank firing machine guns and the like and a load of people dressed up to suit the period. They had a period trio singing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hJVnnUKtIc which were very entertainingand got a rise out of the audience.

Good to see that the event in Lincolnshire is still going on, there is so much red tape now that lots of fetes and the like do not happen any more.

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Dave54 wrote:
I know the trucks an Austin. I remember them when I was a nipper.
50s though I thought?


22.10. 1955 to be precise :-)

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Hahah! I'm nicking that Jeep/Range rover/4x4 ad for my facebook. Excellent!

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Hmmph - I've got a Jeep :oops:

Fortunately I already have a large wang too - that's because I drive my Jeep on a single track forestry road every day :mrgreen:

And I agree - 'your' box is better wine~o :lol:

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kellys_eye wrote:
Hmmph - I've got a Jeep :oops:



Aye, but you don't use it as a "city car"
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And I agree - 'your' box is better wine~o :lol:


You obviously have very good taste...

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kellys_eye wrote:
Hmmph - I've got a Jeep :oops:

Fortunately I already have a large wang too. . .


What's having a big early desktop computer got to do with having a Jeep? :lol:


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What's having a big early desktop computer got to do with having a Jeep? :lol:

Helps me calculate the counterweight necessary to stop me falling forwards.....

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What's having a big early desktop computer got to do with having a Jeep? :lol:

Helps me calculate the counterweight necessary to stop me falling forwards.....


Probably be better with a computer from "Tiny". . . :mrgreen:


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That bus is identical to the school bus that carried me the 14 miles to/from school when I was a nipper.

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The "bus" (actually a coach) looks like a Bedford OB with Duple Vista bodywork. The chassis was launched in mid-1939, with only 73 built before the war. So whilst it is "of the period" they are mainly associated with the post-war period with 12,766 in total being built before production ended in 1951. In the late 1960's I regularly used to travel on one owned by Chambers of Bures in Suffolk (in fact there must have been 3 or 4 little independent local bus companies which use them to serve the Essex/Suffolk border area running into Colchester back then, all of whom had one or more OBs or the even older and similar WTB model). There are still more than 100 of them in roadworthy condition as this 75th anniversary shot in 2014 shows:

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and this shot, too:

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Niiicceee pics J & K, thanks for the correction regards Coach and Omnibus... abbreviated to bus in my post. :wink:

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That struck a bell J&K, I think I remember Chambers buses in Sudbury. We used to use Theobalds buses from Long Melford where I lived in the early 50's and I recall seeing all the different buses at the bus station in Sudbury and I think I recall the Chambers buses as they were red with gold letters. I think Theobalds were green livery and they ran the Bedford type single decker buses. The conductor had one of those clip holders for various pre printed tickets that he punched.

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