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Postby Strum » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:37 pm

Denis Cromie wrote:...on a serious note lets not underestimate the lobbying that is going to come from vested interests down there. Too many public areas have been lost down there.



Damn, I thought you WERE being serious! :mrgreen:
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Postby grammer » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:52 pm

:D :D :D :D :D
great one DC- :party: :party: :D :D :D :D

many a great idea started life as a joke
ok strum -put everything on hold :cool: :cool:
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Postby Strum » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:32 pm

Just an update...sorry not great photos, it was nearly dark and I can't do nights shots properly yet.
It just looks so odd after all these years.



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You can see both Yacht Clubs now.



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Postby Strum » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:33 pm

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Postby farmboy » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:38 pm

Big changes all right. I think we,ll opt for Denis,s idea. :cool: Wonder would Snowy wear the GG outfit while doin the whipping! :D
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Postby Denis Cromie » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:56 am

Strum wrote:Just an update...




Great photos. Am I seeing things, are there already Yachts berthed up there.? I hope not, that Yacht Club crowd have taken enough public land down the years, :down:
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Postby grammer » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:20 pm

good shots there strum
i think your right there Denis -the gits are looking to take it over they want to use it as a parking spot for their members :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Postby KellyKid » Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:14 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyaTQVkLXFM

The aforementioned theme song from Cat Ballou.
Sadly both these gentlemen have passed on so we will have to employ some other wandering minstrals for the public executions.
I also think that one of our esteemed colleagues would be able to re-write this song to suit more recent events - for Cat Ballou insert "John Donohoooooo"
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
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Postby Denis Cromie » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:46 pm

KellyKid wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyaTQVkLXFM

The aforementioned theme song from Cat Ballou.
Sadly both these gentlemen have passed on so we will have to employ some other wandering minstrals for the public executions.
I also think that one of our esteemed colleagues would be able to re-write this song to suit more recent events - for Cat Ballou insert "John Donohoooooo"


Your Top Man KK. Sad to think that Nat, Stubby and Lee are now gone. I really enjoyed that film and I thought Lee Marvin was brilliant. Do you think that Snowy could learn anything from Jane Fonda about taking in or letting out her Girl Guides uniform after looking at the piece ( I could be hung for saying this never mind a kick in the ass). :D :D
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Postby grammer » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:47 pm

good idea KK-
that film is still as classy today --brilliant -
yeh Denis -lee marvin -really shone in it -
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Postby Strum » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:38 pm

Wow WHAT a fekin blast from the past that. :D
We saw these movies on the old projectors in the hall in Pres Glasthule on Sunday afternoons.
What great memories that, the reels of tape sticking and burning holes in the frames haha...the hand shadows in the projector screen..what a blast! :cool:
I remember that movie to this day. Didn't Jane have a brown leather waistcoat in the movie?
I think that was around the time my other leg moved...:razz: :mrgreen:
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Postby Enviro500 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:39 pm

Great idea,
In Qom in Iran many years ago we would off down to the Football stadium. The old Scaffold was up and ready...could take 8 at once but usually there were about four vagabonds and we were always advised to take an umberella, 'cos of the heat, A picnic of Pitta, Lamb, chicken and fruit... Sadly no booze allowed so had had to watch the spectacular sober... The first guy goes, no trap door just a stand kicked out she he took a while to go while the next three looked on in terror, in between prayers to drag it out and it made a great afternoon.
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Fatima sold mini gallows among the crowd...while others knitted and sang quaint Iranian folk songs... You know, There was an auld Woman who lived in the wood ,Weelia, weela, wila etc..
Ah.......great memories of youth indeed...so in essence you should consider the Mailboat Quay for such events

We may consider it over here too with the rich %ankers, ooops, Bankers
for the 2010 practice to the 2012 Olympics run up !!!
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Postby jordo » Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:49 pm

Gawd Enviro :shock: I thought you were telling us about an actual trip you were on.

Will you put up an old smiley or something on those posts :D :D :D

At least youse will go after the Bankers and Politicians that ripped you off, over here we reward them with massive golden hand shakes and pensions. :roll:
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Postby Enviro500 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:32 am

Jordo
Tis all true I tell you and one can supply the toy gallows...Once you get over the first guy 'dropping' you become like the mob... "bring on the next fecker Hangman"..... One has to eat the grub a bit sharpish because o' the heat. 43C in the 'affie'......
Were were fitting out new Daf trucks for the Iran Military and they installed Long Range Missiles on them...however everything stopped for the 'hangings'...

You see the Imams abolished cinemas, t.v. etc as it was copnidered Idolatry....No Sacred Hearty pictures in the hall or the Virgin Mary in Blue there...so one needed some source of recreation...thus the Hangings... and it is huge there now but not as exciting because the use Crane mounted cranes and it is too quick !!!!!
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Postby Strum » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:54 am

"Stonings by Granite!" Peasants! Let them eat Gravel!"
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Postby grammer » Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:07 am

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Postby Strum » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:50 pm

I tell ya there's back-handers going on down there.
First they say it was an illegal demolition and now it looks like a dry berth for the yacth club! :roll:
I can't even get in there for a walk, but they can stash their boats there??? :down:

The shelter at the bandstand is almost completed I see...






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Postby grammer » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:01 pm

good photos strum

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Postby Strum » Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:42 pm

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Postby Strum » Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:47 pm

Proposal.



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Postby grammer » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:44 pm

hey Strum id say that proposed new building is as near to being built as is the new baths :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
bring back the old terminal -was'nt it class -and the deisel engine-as well
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Postby Strum » Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:08 am

And the Motto a t the front Door...

They who throw stones at Glass Houses will not be admitted to the Yacht Club. :D
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Postby Denis Cromie » Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:49 pm

Great pics Strum,brings back great memories. Real need to watch how the pier is developed. Them Yacht Clubs have grabbed enough of public land.
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