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  1. Nice video, - but is 1980 now 'vintage'?
  2. I've often wondered how stone troughs were made. Did they just chip out the middle with a hammer and chisel or was there some way of cutting out the middle section?
  3. Yes, not sure of the exact dates but I remember it was one of the first Atlantean buses in the area. Used to catch it roughly where the new Asda is today.
  4. I was there late 60s doing my HNC in Mechanical Engineering. Does anyone remember the tower crane collapsing? On of our lecturers used it as example of structural failure.
  5. There was definitely a separate bar underneath the Black Swan around 1967-68, we used to meet there from Bridge St bus station. I think it was called the Sidewalk at the time but could be wrong.
  6. Interesting, my grandfather had a similar experience. He was working at Vickers and joined the Army Service Corps, going to France in 1917. Their job was to service the artillery and transport equipment and he was always on the move. At the end of the war he was sent to a 'concentration camp' in Germany, (which meant something different then) before demob to the UK. In the second photo, all the soldiers on the front row appear to be holding swagger sticks?
  7. Thanks hilldweller, good stuff. What a tortuous route for a pipe-line and why do we need a Spanish company to run it ?
  8. Interesting, - did you reach any conclusions as the where the pipeline came from/was going to? I have seen similar markings for gas pipelines in this area, but we are a long way from any oil refinery.
  9. How strange? I think there may be in a typo here. 3000 galls per day = 1095 mm gallons per year.
  10. I was there on Monday, - surprising how many folk were walking over the ruins. This is where they were:- https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=17&lat=53.3943&lon=-1.7255&layers=6&right=BingHyb
  11. We had an account here in the late 60s/early 70s so used to go inside quite often. First the District Bank, later NatWest. The manager had an impressive office behind those windows at street level. There now appears to a tree growing out of the chimneys?
  12. Beech Nut machines, one free every FOUR turns. Quite rare but they did work, - you could figure out the next free one by the position of the handle.
  13. Yes, my dad used to work at the YEB offices opposite where this picture was taken. It provided daily entertainment watching people trying to get over the crash barrier with shopping bags and pushchairs
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