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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Bristol Zoo in 70's

  Wendy the Asian Elephant in the foreground and Christina the African Elephant in the background.
 It was Nicky's first birthday trip and first icecream.
 Fab pics of the Gorillas, that was Delilah with baby Daniel born in 1971 (Sampson was the Dad, not pictured)
 White Tiger
 Snowy owl
 Christina is making the trunk call
  
Bactrian Camel
African Crocodile
Captions kindly supplied by Malcolm Spratt who was a keeper at the zoo for ten years

Thursday, 24 March 2011

The hardware is here.

 Looks like work on the new extension 
is about to start.
 David  dumps off some of the kit.
Digger John Arrives..

Transformers in Bath

 Just like the Transformers film a giant claw tears the old Bath City College theatre to bits ready for redevelopment.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Conker moving

 Much to our surprise a conker planted by 
the children grew into a tree, unfortunately its
now in the way of the new building work.
 Nicky and Andy prepare to dig it up 
with help from Tabitha and Lottie.
Off goes the tree.
Andy helps Tabitha check the hole.
This looks a nice spot

Saturday, 19 March 2011

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS

Take in the days when newspapers had the space and cash for a studio, the cast of "THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS" pose for a publicity picture.

Friday, 18 March 2011

New Chairman of the BBC.

The new Chairman of the BBC Lord Patten of Barnes shows early support for Red Nose Day.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

How far away is safe in from a nuclear incident like Japan.

Well with a twelve and a half mile exclusion area this lady would be safe as she was photographed at Bletchley Park which is over a 100 miles from Sizewell Power Station and she was probably more worried about Pollen.
Though a tsunami and earthquake in the Severn Estuary are extremely unlikely a twelve and a half mile exclusion area from Oldbury Power Station would reach to Easton Way at the bottom of the M32.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Dalek in Bath

Dave Rolfe (Rolfey) has a Dalek in his Bear Flat Shop.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Union Passage, Wests Grill and the Cadena Cafe.

My family had a newsagents and pattern shop on the far side of  the Caters block in the 60's.
It was demolished together with Wests Grill, Wessex Library and Smith and Clarks outfitters, the Cadena cafe has survived as an amusement arcade.
As a child I was always fascinated by the Trout swimming in the window of Wests Grill and was told you could chose one and they would cook it.
Though I was taken there several times I never had the fish.
Further down Mr Leteurs drug shop was famous for the product on the sign, and passing school boys shouted out the name, such was the level of child crime in those days.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Some picture of the demolition of Holloway.

Holloway originally ran from The Old Bridge and Claverton street straight up to the Bear Flat.
Here are some of my pictures of the demolition of the area to build Carlton Gardens.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

A few picture from Bath Half.


 
 
Nicky



 The Mayor of Bath Cllr Shaun McGaul.



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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Ready for Bath Half

Bath Recreation ground ready for tomorrows Bath Half Marathon.