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    What is it ?

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    Post by Perfectspecimen on Sat 9 Mar 2013 - 20:31

    Mcqueen wrote:Nah dont think so, Last time i saw some was on a pair of boots for bairns i got for Toby 37 years ago.
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    We used to call those blakeys. Bloke in the pub called Duke has them on his highly polished shoes, always VERY clean shaven and smart. Throwback to the 50s.



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    Post by Mcqueen on Sat 9 Mar 2013 - 20:37

    I think Blakeys was a make, bit like calling a hoover, When J edgar had feck all to do with it What is it ? - Page 4 3095951175
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    Post by Perfectspecimen on Sat 9 Mar 2013 - 20:42

    My dog is scared of the hoover, you just have to say the word and he slinks away with his tail between his legs. What is it ? - Page 4 3025408739 Hes as daft as his Mother.



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    Post by 3rdforum on Sat 9 Mar 2013 - 21:09

    3rdforum wrote:no cheating!!
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    Its a leggett for thatchers to tap the straw so its nice and even






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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sat 9 Mar 2013 - 21:15

    3rdforum wrote:
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    Its a leggett for thatchers to tap the straw so its nice and even

    I saw a programme about that a couple of years ago when novices had to try and thatch a section of roof, then they poured red ink or something on it to simulate rain and to see where the leaks were. Skilled job that...



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    Post by Mcqueen on Sat 9 Mar 2013 - 22:52

    What is it ? - Page 4 2419626307Wonder why it has pointy bits What is it ? - Page 4 3275847336, Reed not straw What is it ? - Page 4 1483819851,
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    Post by 3rdforum on Sun 10 Mar 2013 - 0:16

    It had something to do with not splitting the straw/reeds






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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 10 Mar 2013 - 9:02

    In the old days they used heather up here...(she was good at thatching straw/reeds!) What is it ? - Page 4 3025408739



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    Post by Mcqueen on Sun 10 Mar 2013 - 10:07

    I have an older sister in law called Heather, Big frontage What is it ? - Page 4 2419626307
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 10 Mar 2013 - 16:05

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    Post by 3rdforum on Sun 10 Mar 2013 - 16:27

    Joey?






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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 10 Mar 2013 - 16:33

    3rdforum wrote:Joey?

    Nah, it's only got little back feet...Joey would have size 25s!



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    Post by 3rdforum on Sun 10 Mar 2013 - 16:37

    Flying squirrel ( or a bat though I don't think so). There's some kind of parachute webbing between the arms and legs






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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 10 Mar 2013 - 16:43

    Nopes...



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    Post by Perfectspecimen on Sun 10 Mar 2013 - 16:45

    Mcqueen wrote:What is it ? - Page 4 2419626307Wonder why it has pointy bits What is it ? - Page 4 3275847336, Reed not straw What is it ? - Page 4 1483819851,

    In the dark ages Reg before I moved to outer mongolia I lived in a thatched cottage in Essex. The roof was straw and it would last 20 odd years. Reed roofs are more commonly found in Norfolk. Reed looks darker, is not so thick and lasts far, far longer. I only lived there for three years so never had any expense. Indeed in that time the value of the house rose more than I could earn. Those were the days........



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    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 11 Mar 2013 - 17:54

    Not a clue...
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 11 Mar 2013 - 18:32

    OK. It's a hairless guinea pig or "Skinny pig"...Wiki



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    Post by 3rdforum on Mon 11 Mar 2013 - 18:58

    I was just going to say that What is it ? - Page 4 2839888827






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    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 19 Mar 2013 - 14:21

    Not something you would normally expect to find on the kitchen floor...

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    Post by Gypsy on Tue 19 Mar 2013 - 14:32

    An engine of some sort, with two connectors for fluid (petrol/diesel) ?????
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    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 19 Mar 2013 - 14:38

    Yip it’s a Microturbo TRS18 jet engine used in missiles etc, it was advertised for sale on the net...

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    Post by 3rdforum on Tue 19 Mar 2013 - 15:19

    I was just going to say that






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    Post by Gypsy on Tue 19 Mar 2013 - 17:00

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    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 19 Mar 2013 - 17:03


    A telegraph pole hole maker...

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    Post by 3rdforum on Tue 19 Mar 2013 - 17:09

    a thing for weeding??







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