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:
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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…
That front page persuaded me to buy a copy of The New European newspaper this week, for the first time. It’s almost Private Eye-like. Some of the small print at the bottom is hilarious. Godmother, the film, it states is:
- Featuring “Nigel Farage as the horse’s arse”
- Filmed on location in “La La Land”
- Based on a half-baked idea by David Cameron
- Directed by Unseen Forces
I think I caught a listen of this advert some weeks ago when I was going through some YouTube clips. It is still in my head. It was played a lot on Capital Radio in the Seventies. Thanks to “SuperWomble” on the DigitalSpy Forum, the words of the ad jingle are:
Vogue has the prices, that are the very nicest,
Vogue has the selection that everyone adores,
Come to Vogue interiors for furniture superior,
Vogue cash and carry, furniturely yours!
Superior materials from Vogue!
You can listen to it in this selection of old Capital Radio bits. I’ve cued it up so you hear the advert straight away:
This jingle (later in the same YouTube clip at 7′ 22″) from Richard Shops is also engrained in my memory:
Richard shops are filled with all the pretty things
Such a lot of pretty things to wear
Hey there, pretty thing, make the world a prettier place
Come, pretty up, come buy your clothes at Richard Shops