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    Thumbs up Picture of the Day October 2010

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    1st October - Outside Central Station. Spot the coin


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    Why can I never get jackets with sleeves that long?

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    [IMG]
    Evening sun on the waterfront
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    Thats a rather warm photo there GD

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    Nice pic! and I particularly like the old gas lamps!

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    I particularly like the old gas lamps!
    Pity they didn't use the original gas lamps....those are a poor representation with a modern twist.

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    Still looks good to me! adds a bit of character to the area, much better than those modern 'concrete' pole type we see so many of these days!

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    Got to agree Norm'...no pleasing some,though!

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    3rd October

    (Done as 3rd as its missing, and to give someone else a chance for today)

    Rough day at Egremont...

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    Brilliant picture Corky,well done, loved yours too Joe,
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    Excellent picture. It looks like a painting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corky100 View Post
    Rough day at Egremont...
    wow! that's cool!
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    4th OCT 2010

    the birch in JMU garden.


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    That tree would look nice in my back yard, where is it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    That tree would look nice in my back yard, where is it ?
    I'm waiting for tomorrow

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    Default 5TH October

    [IMG]old liverpool street by exacta2a, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]Gill Street liverpool by exacta2a, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Two for the price of one Gill Street today and in the sixties, seems like the people have got richer
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    seems like the people have got richer
    Thats tru,GD...they've upgraded the TV aerials.

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    Might be an older car in the old pic, but the "wigwam" wasn't completed until 1967 - so the pic is mid to late 60's. It doesn't look like any blue plastic is on the stainless roof in the BW pic...

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    Notice how us poor pedestrians have lost a lot of pavement to make a lay by for the motorists. The car looks like an Austin A7O. I took this on my lunch time ramble around the area.
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    Default 6th October 2010

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    The car in the pic is a hillman minx from about 1954.
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    Looks like an AustinA90 to me,Bernie.?

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    When the smoke has cleared and the bullets cease.another soldier rests in peace. The politicians who caused the fight, rest at home no danger in sight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie View Post
    Thanks - very interesting - I remember the A90 Westminister version, but don't remember the A90 Atlantic version, which looks quite different.

    Was the Atlantic version much less common?

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    Hi Az,The A90 Atlantic was built for the American market but was available to order in the UK. I seem to remember it held an endurance record at the Brickyard for many years. It wasn't really a success over here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie View Post
    Hi Az,The A90 Atlantic was built for the American market but was available to order in the UK. I seem to remember it held an endurance record at the Brickyard for many years. It wasn't really a success over here.
    Thanks, that explains it... they were all gone here by the time I came to the US....

    Because they were both "A90" models, was the only major difference the body?

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    I think they came out soon after WW2, they had a 4 cylinder engine, the later Westminster had a 6 cylinder. The Atlantic was available as a 2 door coupe and as a convertible. I saw one on Ebay a while ago and it made over $50k. It wasn't original the engine had been changed for a later Austin Healey 100/4 unit. The Atlantic coupe had an electric back window, supposedly for extra ventilation, being a flier you probably know the aerodynamics of the car and know it would suck in exhaust fumes. Very interesting car though.
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    [IMG][/IMG]
    Our Austin A70 which we used on camera trips to Wales and the Lakes. I don`t know anything about cars but I know it was under powered because with 4 of us in it we had to reverse up the hills because it couldn`t climb in foward gear.
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    You will be praising the brakes too then, as the car-full will have had to roll down the hills as well.

    I wonder if the locals greeted you with, "Hello again" as you backed into view?

    I can see why you take such excellent pictures Joe, a life times experience.

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    Hi Joe

    Great photograph and great story. However I doubt if the photograph dates from 1866 as you have on there at lower right.

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    Most 4 cylinder cars had that problem on the extreme welsh hills. I had the same problem in a Mk2 Consul trying to get to the graveyard where my family is in Tremeirchion.
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