This wouldn't happen nowadays and other old photos.

Started by Alex, June 26, 2022, 06:50:48 PM

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Alex

Workmen painting girders in Liverpool Street Station London August 1935


klondike

Probably no bad thing in that case but have you ever seen the song and dance that Openreach blokes have to go through to use a ladder. If they were window cleaners they'd have to stick to bungalows.

It's good to moan.

Michael Rolls

makes me cringe just to look at the photo
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Alex

Another amazing photo, but not so old




Michael Rolls

incredible shot. Always promised myself a flight on her, but sadly never happened
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Raven

I remember seeing Concorde just like that, my husband and I were at the long stay carpark at Heatherow back in the mid 80s, we were just heading out on foot, when the ground started to shake, and the sun was blotted out, AND THE NOISE. [2010]  We looked up to see Concorde right above us, heading upward. It was quite an experience. [1080]

Alex

I saw one at Manchester Airport not that long ago when it was out on a runway.  I think it's kept in a hanger normally, but you can have a tour round it for £40 ' ish  :cool:

Raven

There's one down at East Fortune as well, at least there was a few years back.

Michael Rolls

Yes - I toured it a few years back. One fascinating thing - the carpet was specially woven to cope with the fact that at operating speed and altitude (despite the air being very cold) Concorde stretched 12" from skin friction
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Floydy

Quote from: Michael Rolls on June 27, 2022, 12:35:12 PMincredible shot. Always promised myself a flight on her, but sadly never happened
Mike
Yes, my next door neighbour always wanted a flight too. He actually looked into the price of it,(and from our local leeds/bradford airport too) there were two "trips", one supersonic and another one subsonic at considerably less. Even though he had the money he still couldn't justify/warrant the cost (so typical of Eric) so never did it. Poor guy died not long after. How i wish i could've talked him into doing it...

Cassandra

I think as we get older its the things we didn't do that we will remember?
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Michael Rolls

well, I never scored a century at Lords
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Diasi

Quote from: klondike on June 26, 2022, 10:11:15 PMProbably no bad thing in that case but have you ever seen the song and dance that Openreach blokes have to go through to use a ladder. If they were window cleaners they'd have to stick to bungalows.

That's because the H & S rules are made up by desk-jockeys who've never used a ladder.

UK H & S regulations was the reason that Pfizer closed it's plant in Sandwich, Kent & moved production to either India or South America.

E.g. It would cost £100 to erect a small scaffold when a 10 ft ladder for a 10 minute job would have been more then adequate.

By the time the  new production installation was abandoned & the entire plant shut down, the cost for scaffolding alone had reach nearly £1 million.
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klondike


It's good to moan.

-Oy-

The Concorde at Manchester Airport is in a big hangar next to the cafe. It's very tight in there and I'm not sure there's even room for it to come out.Maybe if they shifted all the picnic tables.

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