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Bloody fantastic stuff!

 

I grew up round here - Harold Hill Shops;

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Dagenham parish church - With holy grail base model Sierra in frame;

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And finally, a random B&Q car park full of chod;

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Terrific.

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Search for our old favourite.... "Car park"

 

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Shocking 205 parking

 

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OMGDRIFTYO Sierra into the carpark, narrowly missing the newborn-baby-poo green Cortina. Yellow Escort now worth more than all the retail and housing property behind combined.

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I live just up this road:

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It has barely changed in 25 years, most of the buildings are the same colour too.

And my Mum is from Aberfeldy, I go there most years, the Square has barely changed too, the parking has probably got a tad more accessable.

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And I lived near here, 5 years later:

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Bexleyheath Broadway, such a misnomer. I remember those Leyland Titans very well, the 401 went down my narrow road all the time, they probably hit so many car mirrors.

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Ryan's Garage is situated in Mundell

Street in South Moor...

 

Bizarre co-incidence today, about an hour after I posted that Mr Ryan's grandson Eric came to see me at my garage to see if I had a radio to fit the TR6 he is fixing up.

 

All the local photos are of stuff that hasn't changed, and there are no cars in shot.

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Yup, that's a R4 van alright.

 

Similarly, struggling to find anything of much relevance to where I was in '86. Plenty on Paisley, where I was born, but not much on where I've been since.

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Some from my general area of now...just 'cos.

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Mr Mart's horse drawn carriages and Mrs Margetts' Sinclair C5 are often seen in Long Bennington

 

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Oh thanks Mum... those wings won't see another winter through now.

 

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The main employer in Halewood is the Ford car factory

 

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Restoration of 1938 Morris 8 in foreground and 1930 Morris van by an amateur enthusiast

 

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The DVLC Swansea sorts through Mr N Bickle's wads of 25 logbooks a time

 

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Outer Harbour, Stornoway

 

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The Torpoint Ferry

 

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Dundee/Cupar Junction

 

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THIS IS A BMX RIDER ON HIS BICYCLE WEARING THE UNIFORM NECESSARY

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Been quiet this morning, so I've been able to have a good trawl through the site.

Here are a number of the random images that caught my eye...

 

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CAREFUL NOW. :lol:

 

Finally, anyone know what's parked in front of the Golf :?: I don't recognise it...

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Been quiet this morning, so I've been able to have a good trawl through the site.

Here are a number of the random images that caught my eye...

 

 

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CAREFUL NOW. :lol:

 

Berwick Upon Tweed?

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Been quiet this morning, so I've been able to have a good trawl through the site.

Here are a number of the random images that caught my eye...

 

 

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CAREFUL NOW. :lol:

 

Berwick Upon Tweed?

 

Aye! TF for that ByPass...lol

 

tooSavvy

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Subaru definitely, one of these:

 

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Subaru 1600DL Estate by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Looks like a lot of fun to be had with that site. I don’t really remember it myself, but I did leave school that year so maybe missed it in the midst of exams, getting a job etc.

 

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Cabstar!

 

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A very meaningful shot for me. A134 road into Sudbury, on which they built a roundabout here in conjunction with forming a bypass around town. Former Howlett’s Datsun/Nissan dealership on the left. Old factory on the right now gone, replaced by McD’s, Halfords etc retail development. There’s now a big petfood factory on the grassed area on the left.

 

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A later Subaru at the Campsea Ashe saleground.

 

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Bury St Edmunds.

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new water tender outside Pebworth Fire Station

 

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Wootton Bassett High Street

 

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This group of shops in South Ruislip. They are for local people...

 

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MAIN SHOPPING AREA THORNTON CATERS MAINLY FOR LOCAL NEEDS

 

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Crawshawbooth. Tradesman painting upstairs windows whilst housewife pursues daily tasks...

 

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Once a common sight on the streets of Hull

 

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Breakdancing and body popping. The dancing is done mainly by boys aged between nine and eighteen

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Council dosser's and "CASH ONLY" tradesmen in Gas board Sherpa, have the world's crappiest drag race. Our town is shite, and all the kids sniff lighter fluid.

 

George (age 13) Leighton Buzzard

 

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Real quote this time

 

This shows the large amount of land needed at a motorway junction to ensure smooth flow

 

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That's the M1 Junction 10. Recently dug up massively all over and widened signifcantly (5 lanes up the hill). To ensure smooth flow.

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Our town is shite, and all the kids sniff lighter fluid.

George (age 13) Leighton Buzzard

Not any more they don't.. the residents now look down on the surrounding towns, harping their moniker 'L.B.'

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