With a little tweaking from Photomatix and Picasa, my photo above shows work happening this morning at the very top of Newbury’s Sterling Cables Tower. I’ve been keeping an eye on the work on the site everyday for months now. I have enormous admiration for the skill and hard graft of the workers doing the site clearance. It is a huge task.
For weeks now they have been dismantling the tower bit by bit. This morning they started work on taking apart the metal work at the top of the tower.
It seems that there will be no Fred Dibnah moment when the whole thing is blown up in a glorious cloud of dust. However, perhaps when they get to the brickwork lower down perhaps they will start some “wrecking ball” action….
I do like this ad…
And there are a couple more for Yorkshire Tea which are brill:
Wonderful old 16mm footage posted on YouTube by Adam Spry and filmed by his grandfather Frank Wroe. The ‘Daily Mirror 8’ were a group of female gymnasts who toured the country. On this occasion they perform at Summerleaze Downs, Bude. There is an excellent photo of the occasion here on Bude Past and Present (which gives the date as 1936).
As reported less than a month ago, Liberal Democtrats in the Parliament have been fighting the government’s decision to deny disability benefits to 160,000 vulnerable people. The government have refused to listen and the new regulations came into force today.
Stephen Fry tweeted:
He links to this message from Mind, the mental health charity:
Well, it tickled me…
And that’s without this little bonus number from the same parade… Continue reading
…and dear Terry Wogan who was a great admirer of his work….
As a coincidence I remembering learning the poem “Home thoughts from abroad” off by heart when I was about 11 years old.
Well, I just felt like doing this…