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  1. On a lot of the motorway signs near me, the 8s are often upside down, as (not very clearly) seen here - https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.6981227,-2.1048587,3a,17.8y,358.6h,90.68t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1smqB2k9PyYAA5hg158CqrJQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 - with the 'big' part at the top - this prompted a local musician friend to pen a song about this one, his favourite sign, which meant that he was nearly back home again after yet another gig.
  2. There's a lot less than there used to be... Just the odd transformer these days. They keep changing the name - I think it's all (or mostly) General Electric at the moment. There were times when I didn't know who I worked for - Siemens, then English Electric before my time, then GEC, Alsthom/Alstom, Areva, GE - I may have missed someone...
  3. On the Big Island, this bridge - https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.8796684,-2.1104284,3a,43.2y,295.57h,94.67t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1swLeyRiJ8A7ZAGfEjJ4LsHw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DwLeyRiJ8A7ZAGfEjJ4LsHw%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dsearch.TACTILE.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D96%26h%3D64%26yaw%3D11.925991%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192 - near me, received supplementary beams a few years ago. Oddly, this slightly lower bridge, a few miles to the south, where the same track crosses the same road, is not protected - https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.8170882,-2.0044195,3a,75y,317.53h,91.44t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sR1i6aig95slwLun3Bda9IQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DR1i6aig95slwLun3Bda9IQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dsearch.TACTILE.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D96%26h%3D64%26yaw%3D68.25344%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192 - it does look as though the road surface there may have been lowered there at some time in the distant past, though. These bridges are either side of the site of the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hixon_rail_crash - the level crossing there was finally replaced by a bridge 33 years later... The road surface on the opposite carriageway here - https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.9019258,-2.1587875,3a,48.4y,119.37h,87.44t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWjdH2HXwEnnNWAggqoGO2Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192 - was also lowered - this time it was to allow oversized loads to use that side of the road in both directions - a regular source of chaos to this day. A look at the roundabout to the south will show the gated road across it, where transporters can cross sides without negotiating the roundabout.
  4. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48956000
  5. That 'like' above is actually for Mrs B and her unnatural level of tolerance..............................................................▲ It's probably worth keeping her.
  6. If somebody hits my trusty old Getz, I might be tempted to go for a Kona.
  7. It's good to see you and IÉ both working on this roof at the weekends, but you may be taking this perfectionism a bit too far..?
  8. Dangerous... My other forum has this available, but it once caused someone to leave in high dudgeon, as he wasn't aware of the cultural significance and misinterpreted the very small image as a tiny anatomical representation...
  9. Lookout? Is there one that says Careful Now..?
  10. Broithe

    Ballybrophy.

    These can still be got - collapses down to look a bit like a spirit level or snooker cue case...
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