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Martin Wynne

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How old?

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Martin.
 
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Old enough to have fought in the Great War ? It was a shelter for old servicemen and was demolished to make way for road improvements - according to an old planning enquiry I found that was attempting to re-instate the park bandstand. Bewdley seems a happy place to live - the local magazine "The Bridge" gives it a sense of community spirit sadly lacking in many places.

Rob
 
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Martin Wynne

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Please do not send requests for help direct to me via email.

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Old enough to have fought in the Great War ? It was a shelter for old servicemen and was demolished to make way for road improvements - according to an old planning enquiry I found that was attempting to re-instate the park bandstand. Bewdley seems a happy place to live - the local magazine "The Bridge" gives it a sense of community spirit sadly lacking in many places.

Rob

Hi Rob,

You have a good knowledge of this part of the world? I'm a bit mystified by what road improvements though -- that part of Bewdley hasn't changed in my lifetime. Do you have a link for the planning enquiry?

edit: the planning enquiry was for the Kidderminster ring road. Different town, different shelter, same district council.

Time for 🥚 ☕ :) (the number of smilies on here is crazy!).

Martin.
 
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Hi Rob,

You have a good knowledge of this part of the world? I'm a bit mystified by what road improvements though -- that part of Bewdley hasn't changed in my lifetime. Do you have a link for the planning enquiry?

edit: the planning enquiry was for the Kidderminster ring road. Different town, different shelter, same district council.

Time for 🥚 ☕ :) (the number of smilies on here is crazy!).

Martin.
Hi Martin,
There is no catching you out is there. Yes, looking back at the planning enquiry report it is of course for Kidderminster. I was puzzled too as looking at the map of Bewdley from 100 years ago and comparing to todays didn't seem to show much change. I blame the fact it was late at night.....

When I saw the picture with the 'How old?' caption at first I thought you were asking us to date the building !!

Rob
 
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Bill Lobb

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That answers something that has been puzzling me for a while. I have been trying to identify the attached brick bond. It is a surviving building on the site of the Londesborough excursion station at Scarborough, but also used on the extension to Bridlington station which I think was built at about the same time.
 

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AndyB

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It snoweth!

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About nine inches now and no sign of it letting up. The red thing is my pickup.

I cleared the steps up to my shop (lower left in the pic) and by the time I got the camera to take the pic they were covered in snow again.
 
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Andrew Duncan

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Reigate
Hello Andy
What a lovely scene. I love the silence that snow brings with it and when the trees and bushes are still covered in snow before the melt or wind dispenses with it. Must make getting around a bit of a challenge. I can see why the Spyder wouldn't be your first choice for that!

Kind regards
Andrew
 
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AndyB

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This is the kind of thing Spidy much prefers - the "Million Dollar Highway" in Colorado. I hope to do it again in the not too distant future. I'm not sure top-down motoring was exactly what Martin had in mind with "fresh air" but it doesn't get much fresher than this, or thinner.

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AndyB

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Now that was interesting. It's gone quite mild again here so I thought I'd take the spider for a spin. Hopped in, pressed "Start". Nothing. Zip. Nada. Just a strange dashboard light flashing. It's a security system warning. The manual says "contact the dealer". The battery was a bit low and I think that must have triggered it. Oh well.......

Update: Charged the battery. Still didn't start this morning. Tried again later and it did! I think it was an "operator headspace" problem. I don't think I was pressing the brake pedal hard enough. Usually there is some residual vacuum in the servo and I only need to apply light pressure on the pedal but the vacuum had dissipated while the car was sitting for a few weeks.
 
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Andrew Duncan

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Reigate
Hello Andy
Funny you should say that. I've just had a similar problem with my Alpina and decided yesterday that I really needed to have an easy way to charge the battery in situ(its buried deep in the boot (trunk:)). So I added a red and black heavy duty wire that I used for Yeovils BUS, put proper connections on one end which I bolted to the battery posts, and a decent automotive plug on the other. Now I can easily whip out the charger via one of the front windows of the house, and be charging the recalcitrant thing in a trice!
 
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AndyB

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Updated update.
It was not I. It was the stinking batteries in BOTH of the keyless fobs. Having actually read the manual I now know how to get around that particular problem :)
 
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