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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Dec 2017, 07:28

Following on from the screening of "Heroes of Telemark" yesterday there is plenty of reading around the subject, including the Scottish Connection with the training sites in the Cairngorms, and the ill fated glider missions departing from Wick.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/2017011 ... ight-nazis

http://www.caithness.org/wings/freshman/index.htm

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 04 Jan 2018, 20:50

I bought, as Christmas presents for several people, "Do It Yourself Brain Surgery and Other Home Skills". Very silly and amusing. I like the pre-requisites for some of the 'tasks'. For "Convert Your Home to a Romantic Ruin" you will need the following;

A House,
A good supply of water,
A shovel,
100,000 termites,
6 breeding pairs of bats,
Several large tents,
Somewhere else to live.

For "An Ocean Liner of your own";

A 60ft gantry crane
At least two hammers,
A wheelbarrow,
Lots of room.
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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by myglaren » 04 Jan 2018, 21:53

I looked at that as a potential Christma presents, but Christmas presents were vetoed this year, maybe next :roll:

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 04 Jan 2018, 21:57

I got several copies from this lot, at this price;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Do-it-yoursel ... SwGotWl8uj

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by CitroJim » 05 Jan 2018, 06:16

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
04 Jan 2018, 20:50
I bought, as Christmas presents for several people, "Do It Yourself Brain Surgery and Other Home Skills". Very silly and amusing.


I thoroughly loved my copy James :D

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 Jan 2018, 15:17

Another deposit, more of a short coffee table browse for those fascinated with the early days of Ceefax :-D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20032531

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by CitroJim » 09 Jan 2018, 16:47

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 15:17
Another deposit, more of a short coffee table browse for those fascinated with the early days of Ceefax :-D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20032531



Excellent! I remember reading that when it was first aired on the BBC News website...

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 17 Feb 2018, 01:04

Don't know if its any good but this sprang from Jim's picture of the Stewartby Chimneys of the London Brick Company over on POTD.

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Yes the famous London Fletton brick made from Clay with an organic content from seaweed which facilitates the firing without additional fuel being required.

At £6.74 worth a punt putting it in the Pickled Egg Library for the amusement of the punters who thirst for knowledge as much as Lattes and beer in the snug!

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by CitroJim » 17 Feb 2018, 08:25

Wow :) I must get that...

Especially as I've lived all my adult life around a large concentration of brickworks in and around the Marston Vale...

All were London Brick Company works and made Flettons of varying quality - often very poor...

Only today I've popped up a picture of my most local one near Bletchley in the All Our Yesterdays thread...

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by bobins » 03 Mar 2018, 18:17

Whilst clearing out the loft back at the old house, I came across this old supplement from the October 1993 edition of Your Classic Magazine. I shall deposit it in the P.E. Library as it'll do for a quick read whilst I wait for the barman to put a new barrel on tap :-D
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CX report pt1 - Your Classic magazine, fair use
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CX report pt2 - Your Classic magazine, fair use
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CX report pt3 - Your Classic magazine, fair use
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CX report pt4 - Your Classic magazine, fair use
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CX report pt5 - Yoor Classic magazine, fair use

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 03 Mar 2018, 18:44

Excellent stuff! Those 1993 crystal ball gazers may have been surprised if they had time-travelled to SWVA in 2017 :-D

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by CitroJim » 10 Mar 2018, 17:40

Postscript Books are doing a special on transport this month...

Have a look here...

PostScript Book Transport Special

Something of interest for everyone there I reckon...

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by CitroJim » 13 Mar 2018, 09:32

My latest bedtime read :D Hugely entertaining and a real insight into one of our top sprint cyclists...
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www.cyclingshorts.co.uk
And one cyclist who's certainly 'clean' and totally free of scandal...

You don't need to have any interest in cycling or cycle racing to thoroughly enjoy this book...

I got mine for £1.50 in a Charity Shop and in hardback too 8-)

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Mar 2018, 14:32

Following on from the POTD image of the Concrete Reservoir this goes into a bit more detail. Probably about a couple of Latte's worth of browsing in the Snug!

When hydro-electric power was installed to drive the machinery of two mills on the banks of the River Tweed in Peeblesshire, an ingenious system was devised to store up power while the mills were not working.


Article here



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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by CitroJim » 27 Mar 2018, 09:17

This one just has to be in the PE library :)
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My childhood (and adulthood) hero!

I've just ordered it - a steal at a fiver from Postscript Books :)