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Delamare Road yesterday and nearly fifty years ago

PostPost by: Maureen B-N » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:05 am

But are those places warm Ed ? :?
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:01 am

Sounds like you need to come to Australia :D

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:40 am

Maureen,

England is awaiting your arrival! :)

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PostPost by: Maureen B-N » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:42 pm

Quite happy here thanks with my electric fence, garden alarm beams and fully alarmed house. So far I have only had one car stolen (and I was not in it at the time) one car window smashed (to grab the radio) and two break-ins - lost a lap top, a lot of expensive jewellery and a flat screen TV but they did not get my Dylan CDs or my Lotus memorabilia. And they did not et me :P
You guys are incorrigible !!!
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PostPost by: Maureen B-N » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:44 pm

Er, red face, terrible typing (it's the Arabic keyboard, bit confusing) - what I meant to say was 'they did not GET me' :oops:
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PostPost by: twincamman » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:38 am

Warm .....well some times they are ....3 months or so a year although this year a feww weeks of
95degrees f have about ground everything to a slower pace..I did not go outside much ....winter is long John weather I leave my frilly knickers in the drawers as minus zero a bunch keeps you moving so one won't freeze to the ground..you can snow Mobil..ice skate ..ski ...and the favorite ....thaw out ...I always felt my family settled here because the wagon broke down on the way to someplace warmer..ed
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:55 am

twincamman wrote:Warm .....well some times they are ....3 months or so a year although this year a feww weeks of
95degrees f have about ground everything to a slower pace..I did not go outside much ....winter is long John weather I leave my frilly knickers in the drawers as minus zero a bunch keeps you moving so one won't freeze to the ground..you can snow Mobil..ice skate ..ski ...and the favorite ....thaw out ...I always felt my family settled here because the wagon broke down on the way to someplace warmer..ed


So that's what "incorrigible" means. Thanks Ed...saved me the trouble of looking it up!

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PostPost by: twincamman » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:16 am

WELL RICHARD --If I told her it got so cold some days in winter you have to walk backwards so your nose does not freeze what would she think???? and the 'they ' referred to the towns out West where its so flat a base ball wont roll away and a soccer pitch stretches for miles . A hockey player got a break away 2 years ago and hasn't been seen since :D
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PostPost by: Maureen B-N » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:24 pm

Well guess what - in this wonderful warm country of South Africa today we had SNOW in all 5 provinces (including my garden). Second time I have seen it here in 37 years. I am mortified .... :cry:
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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:59 am

TRADE YOU THE SNOW FOR THIS 95 F DEGREE STUFF ANYDAY sweating down to a grease spot -in winter I can ad layers in this heat you can only remove so much clothing before you wind up in jail -ed
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PostPost by: Maureen B-N » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:43 am

Depends how private your garden is Ed - we can skinny dip in our pool any time ...... Must admit though that the 50c+ I experienced in Saudi was a bit much !
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PostPost by: Maureen B-N » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:39 am

Well my Muse finally made an appearance today. It's a public holiday here (Womens' Day) which means everything is pretty quiet, so I made a start on 'the book' - decided on my chapter headings and started to write. I have just arrived at the offices in Delamare Road for my job interview ....... (exciting stuff) :wink: I am about to encounter the infamous RPH ...
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PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:51 am

Good for you ....press on..I'm. Out to roll under the cars to fill the transmissions with 90weight hypoid and smell oily for the morning .....ugly smelly stuff ..and leave an oil slicK
k around the pool...Ed
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PostPost by: abstamaria » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:45 am

What a wonderful thread. Thank you for starting it, Ben, and posting those photos. If you, or others, have more photos of Delamate Road please post them.

And thank you, Maureen. You have made such an interesting contribution, particularly as you have such a personal connection with the works at Delamare Road. The 60s were a unique era. You write very engagingly, and I am sure the book will be a success. Put me on the list for a signed one, please. (And you look great in that photo, too!)

My Elan and I am so far removed from all of you, here in the islands.

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PostPost by: abstamaria » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:15 am

Here is a small contribution, the current view of the the Lotus factory and its environs, taken by a satellite. The open spaces at the sides and front of the factory are now occupied.

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