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  • #16
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    Nice link,buddy. Thats one thing I knew about...the killer smog.

    Air is better here since they went to unleaded gasoline. It used to smell like a auto body shop outside back in the early 1970's...but its much more better now.
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    • #17
      Oy vey boys!!! What I'm after is a monkey grinder's organ! x

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      • #18
        Having reminded me that I live in the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution (not quite the Black Country )- I thought these tourist sites are very relevant to the case. All are within a few miles of where I live in Shropshire...


        Blists Hill Victorian town Butcher has a makeshift abattoir type shed next to the shop with a side of beef hanging virtually in the street, blood streaming into the gutter across the pavement. you can see that even young children could easily have stood and watched the meat being butchered daily.

        There is also a doctor's surgery which is basically the front room of his house. The area is well worth a visit as there are a number of other museums within one valley. Thet do special lantern lit Hallowe'en nights too. It would make a great venue for a conference or at least a JtR night.

        Try the games - You can dress a Victorian lady - I bet you don't get it right first time.

        http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/our_att...ictorian_town/

        You can view the panoramic interior of the butcher shop here...

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/shropshire/in_p...ictorian_town/

        The Black Country Museum is also World renowned...

        http://www.bclm.co.uk/


        And also Acton Scott Working Victorian farm...

        http://www.actonscott.com/?gclid=CMu...FQqF3godci7dqA


        If you ever visited Shropshire and found accomodation in Telford, Shropshire, all these museums and more are within 30 mins drive of each other (I don't work for the Shropshire tourist board by the way)

        And don't forget we're very proud to have the World's first ever iron bridge - it's called the errrr.... "The Ironbridge"

        http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/about_us/the_iron_bridge/

        PS I may try to visit Blists Hill sometime over the next week and get some photos

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        • #19
          Dear Nemo:

          Thanks for brightening up a shitty afternoon,sor. Thanks for the links.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by Nemo View Post
            Try the games - You can dress a Victorian lady - I bet you don't get it right first time.
            Bloody hell that was complicated!
            Jon

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Nemo View Post
              And don't forget we're very proud to have the World's first ever iron bridge - it's called the errrr.... "The Ironbridge"
              Reminds me of one of the immortal Humphrey Lyttleton's intros to an episode of Radio 4's (equally immortal) comedy quiz, I'm Sorry, I haven't a Clue:

              "Today we're coming to you from historic Oxford, whose interesting name apparently came about when an observant local noticed an ox in a ford and thought it would make a nice name for a university city. Interestingly enough, things noticed in stretches of water have, for a long time, provided the inspiration for the names of towns. There's Cat-ford, Wood-ford, Bed-ford, and the Irish town of Water-ford..."

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              • #22
                ...and the diff' went on my car the other day Sam - guess where it happened...

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Nemo View Post
                  ...and the diff' went on my car the other day Sam - guess where it happened...
                  ... Crockford?

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                  • #24
                    Correct - lol

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                    • #25
                      I'm not as quick witted as you Sam but I should have said I had a helluva game Towyn it back



                      (Groan)

                      Nemo

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Nemo View Post
                        I had a helluva game Towyn it back
                        Worth waiting for, Nemo

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                        • #27
                          Updated news from Blists Hill...

                          Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, now boasts a new Canal Street and an artisans’ quarter which have both opened to the public.
                          The new street is lined on both sides with a parade of shops, including a drapers, an outfitters, a Post Office, a photographers and a sweet shop.
                          The artisans’ quarter includes a plumpers, a tinsmiths and a decorative plasterers shop.
                          A Blists Hill spokesman said: “The shops along Canal Street have been designed and built with the greatest of care to ensure that they are authentic copies of buildings from the locality.”

                          The new additions also include a fried fish shop

                          I will definitely attend at the museum over the next week and get you all some photos

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Nemo View Post

                            Try the games - You can dress a Victorian lady - I bet you don't get it right first time.
                            Too right, I didn't manage it. Took about three attempts. The poor women!

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                            • #29
                              lol - told you

                              I think it shows graphically that Victorian women were used to wearing multiple layers so the amount of clothes worn by the victims is not at all out of the ordinary

                              Apologies everyone - I haven't had time to get to Blists Hill yet - I was looking forward to the new fish & chip shop

                              I'll get there soon as I'm sure you would be interested in photos of the interiors of shops and buildings

                              I might try and talk the PC into shining his bullseye into a dark corner so I can test the illumination factor...

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Nemo View Post
                                lol - told you

                                I think it shows graphically that Victorian women were used to wearing multiple layers so the amount of clothes worn by the victims is not at all out of the ordinary
                                Well I don't know about your statement. Yes, to some extent all Victorian women were multi-layered in terms of the clothing they wore (petticoat, camisole, girdle, etc, etc.) But, on the other hand, rich or fairly well-off women did not have to carry all of their worldly possessions round with them.

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