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    On Sunday mornings the gentle, rhythm sound of the old push lawnmower.







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    name='Freddy']On Sunday mornings the gentle, rhythm sound of the old push lawnmower.







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    As long as someone else was doing the pushing!

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    In the days before shift work and TBW came along ..... a Sunday morning lie-in, followed by a leisurely breakfast with the radio on and then a bit of time reading a good book. A wander down to the pub for lunch and a drink followed by an afternoon nap.

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    Oh yes, Sunday lunch in an English pub!

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    name='Freddy']On Sunday mornings the gentle, rhythm sound of the old push lawnmower.







    Freddy


    I do not share your love of the old push lawnmower Freddy.

    I remember visiting an old uncle of mine in England who was ill at the time and offering to do his lawn for him.

    Of course the push lawnmower is great on flat ground with small tufts of grass to cut.

    Little did I know that uncle's garden was NOT flat but lumpy, ran uphill and had not been mowed for months.



    Not surprisingly, the whole experience left me totally knackered.



    Dave.

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    name='ShirlGirl']Oh yes, Sunday lunch in an English pub!


    Now you're talking!





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    Customer service with smiles and manner's. Good T.V programmes.

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    Blue Milk vending machines and being able to ascent The Post Office Tower as it was once called, I recall the excitement of visiting when a kid which probably gave me my lifelong obsession of wanting to be up high, then a flippin' Bomb goes and puts paid to it all.........grrrr!




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    Freddy,



    You should come and live next to me. At least that would get rid of the pillock who rents the house and every Sunday morning mows the front garden with just such an implement!

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    name='Mark O']Blue Milk vending machines and being able to ascent The Post Office Tower as it was once called, I recall the excitement of visiting when a kid which probably gave me my lifelong obsession of wanting to be up high, then a flippin' Bomb goes and puts paid to it all.........grrrr!




    i was at the top of the BT tower about 5 years or so ago-the company i work for made the backlighted BT logo banner and i had to repair minor damage-i had to have passport id for security and sit through a bloody 2hr health and safety induction but once up there the view was superb but absolutely freezing!

    i read somewhere that until fairly recently, the BT tower had no address and didn't officially exist?

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    name='jaycad']i read somewhere that until fairly recently, the BT tower had no address and didn't officially exist?
    I love these urban myths



    It always existed, ever since it was built.

    The Royal Mail knows it as:

    British Telecom

    Telephone Exchange

    60 Cleveland Street

    LONDON

    W1T 4JZ



    Maybe that's how the myth started, because it's not listed as the Post Office Tower, or the BT Tower



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    name='Steve Crook']I love these urban myths



    It always existed, ever since it was built.

    The Royal Mail knows it as:

    British Telecom

    Telephone Exchange

    60 Cleveland Street

    LONDON

    W1T 4JZ



    Maybe that's how the myth started, because it's not listed as the Post Office Tower, or the BT Tower



    Steve


    i remember where i heard that myth now-it was on that adam hart davis london programme! probably the same episode with the pub (the mitre?) which had a cambridge postcode until 1978 therefore was under the jurisdiction of cambridge police!

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    David and Luke







    Strangely I started this thread as on Sunday morrning both neighbours started mowing lawns with electric whining machines, loathe them.



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    name='Freddy']David and Luke







    Strangely I started this thread as on Sunday morrning both neighbours started mowing lawns with electric whining machines, loathe them.



    Freddy


    I hate mowing the lawn but it's one of those jobs that has to be done, admittedly powered Mowers are much noisier than they once were, more powerful engines I guess, on a Sunday I'll wait until the stroke of 9am before doing any 'noisy' Gardening jobs, but looking on the 'glass half-full' side of things and my own family history there's plenty of Deaf persons in the World who would dearly love to hear a Lawnmower at any time of day.

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    name='Mark O']I hate mowing the lawn but it's one of those jobs that has to be done, admittedly powered Mowers are much noisier than they once were, more powerful engines I guess, on a Sunday I'll wait until the stroke of 9am before doing any 'noisy' Gardening jobs, but looking on the 'glass half-full' side of things and my own family history there's plenty of Deaf persons in the World who would dearly love to hear a Lawnmower at any time of day.


    True, but isn't the gentle rhythm of a push mower far more meditative than the others. . . .Zen and the Art of Mower Maintentance.







    Freddy

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    name='Mark O']Blue Milk vending machines and being able to ascent The Post Office Tower as it was once called, I recall the excitement of visiting when a kid which probably gave me my lifelong obsession of wanting to be up high, then a flippin' Bomb goes and puts paid to it all.........grrrr!





    I too remember visiting the BT Tower as a child. It was in 1971. The sky was so clear on that day that you could see Windsor Castle, which reminds me that during that same year I remember, on a primary school outing, visiting this castle and being fascinated by ascending the steps to the top of the castle tower - this was also closed to the public - don't know whether it still is.

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