Name the landmark

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Re: Name the landmark

Postby Cunobelin » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:20 pm

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Re: Name the landmark

Postby Dean » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:39 pm

Mistik-ka wrote:No photograph, but can anyone identify this historic landmark pub by the behaviour of the unforgettable lady (well, female) publican, who referred to Mrs. M. and me in a loud and matey voice, as "the two old mother….ers on the tandem"?

If no takers, I'll try to post a photograph (of the building) tomorrow.


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Re: Name the landmark

Postby Mick F » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:17 am

ferrit worrier wrote:I've been racking my brains over Micks picture, ..... Launceston Castle?
Spot on! :D

The Ancient Capital of Cornwall.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Launceston_Castle
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Re: Name the landmark

Postby Cunobelin » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:10 am

Mick F wrote:Yep,
Spot on. Smeaton's Tower on Plymouth Hoe.

This is only the top bit as the rest of it is still on Eddystone Rocks, but I ain't taking my bike out there! :lol:
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Re: Name the landmark

Postby Mistik-ka » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:43 pm

Here's the legendary pub with a series of legendary — and sometimes a bit, um, earthy — female publicans:
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It's a beautiful sight to see when the weather is foul.
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Re: Name the landmark

Postby Si » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:56 pm

Sorry Si I haven't got one in Crimson Lake
but here's a nice one in lined Black, must keep an eye out for her this summer ten I'll oblige the railway chaps with a nice pic


Much better in the black than the green, but still not CL!

I still dream of an 'O' scale brass kit of it.....one day, when I win the lottery.
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Re: Name the landmark

Postby Bicycler » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:58 pm

Mistik-ka wrote:Here's the legendary pub with a series of legendary — and sometimes a bit, um, earthy — female publicans:
Legendary Pub-1.jpg

It's a beautiful sight to see when the weather is foul.

If you can see it in the mist.
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Re: Name the landmark

Postby Mistik-ka » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:59 pm

Bicycler wrote:If you can see it in the mist.


You've been there …
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Re: Name the landmark

Postby rjb » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:34 pm

[quote="Cunobelin"][/quote]
St. Aldhelm's Chapel,

And here's one which was in the news recently :shock:
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Re: Name the landmark

Postby keyboardmonkey » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:46 am

Not difficult - and not today - but hey:

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Re: Name the landmark

Postby JamesE » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:22 pm

keyboardmonkey wrote:Not difficult - and not today - but hey:

I'm going to combine "rummaging around in my memory from going there years ago" and "looking at your location", and guess the Humber bridge?

Meanwhile going off, or possibly back on, topic, here's a 1955 shot of the Duchess of Sutherland for those who've outed themselves as steam nerds :D
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Re: Name the landmark

Postby gaz » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:05 pm

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Burrow Mump and the (in)famous River Parrett.

Any thoughts on this one.
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Re: Name the landmark

Postby keyboardmonkey » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:06 pm

JamesE wrote:
keyboardmonkey wrote:Not difficult - and not today - but hey:

I'm going to combine "rummaging around in my memory from going there years ago" and "looking at your location", and guess the Humber bridge?


Aye. It long ago ceased to be the longest single span suspension bridge in the world, but it is still the longest in the world that can be cycled over. There's good cycling to be had either side of that bridge btw.
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Re: Name the landmark

Postby rjb » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:13 pm

Hi Gaz,
Quite right - Its Burrow Mump at Burrowbridge on the Somerset levels with the surrounding farmland being pumped out using the extra "Dutch Pumps" to support the installed ones. It featured heavily on the news a couple of months ago.
Is yours something to do with Jane Eyre - i don't want to spoil it for anyone :lol:
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Re: Name the landmark

Postby gaz » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:17 pm

In a manner of speaking :wink: .
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