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Post by Cathy » 27 Feb 2020, 00:37

A shrouded monk or mourner statue.
Maybe a headstone.
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Post by Stanley » 27 Feb 2020, 03:05

Sorry you've not got it yet. He's been on here before.......
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Post by Tizer » 27 Feb 2020, 10:11

The statue of King Arthur at Tintagel?

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Post by Big Kev » 27 Feb 2020, 10:22

Tizer wrote:
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The statue of King Arthur at Tintagel?
You beat me to it :-)
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Post by Stanley » 27 Feb 2020, 12:51

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Post by Stanley » 28 Feb 2020, 02:59

What can you tell me about this pub and the origin of it's name?

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Post by Marilyn » 28 Feb 2020, 04:44

What is the name of it? I can’t make it out. ( pretty place though)

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Post by Stanley » 28 Feb 2020, 05:08

If I told you that you would be straight on to Google you little minx!
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Post by Tizer » 28 Feb 2020, 11:08

I know what it is so I'll put the answer hidden here in spoiler text. If you want to keep on guessing, then don't click on the spoiler text! :smile:
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Post by Cathy » 28 Feb 2020, 12:22

Oh that’s sweet :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 28 Feb 2020, 14:22

Tiz is right.... Look at the spoiler but then have a crack at this supplementary....

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Why the funny name?
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Post by Tripps » 28 Feb 2020, 15:01

Having seen the original picture - I immediately looked up the second one! It was one of the Saturday night destinations for my parents in the new found era of prosperity in the late 1950's. We got the Ford Consul in 1956. Smoked salmon starter and scampi or chicken in a basket. What was a 'scamp'? :smile: I never went myself (too young) but they liked it.

I only vaguely knew where it was, but now know exactly. They said - in contrast to the explanations I've seen this morning - that it was named after the cry of the leading hound in the local hunt. I think I find that a bit more convincing than the later ones. :smile:

Though Towler may have been a corruption of T'howler making us both right. :smile:
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Post by chinatyke » 28 Feb 2020, 16:36

I've been in there many a time. I used to work in that town for years. They also had a 'dog-carrier' hung up in the bar. It was made out of chromed steel strip and had an iron muzzle at one end and a threaded bar with a point on at the other end operated by a wheel. The steel frame acted as the carry handle.
I was under the impression that it was a hound from the Holcombe Hunt as Tripps says, lovely to see out in the fields but not everybody agreed.

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Post by Stanley » 29 Feb 2020, 03:32

The explanation I was given for the Howler was that it was a local boggart....Look up Boggart Hole Clough. (LINK)
'Running boggart' was a term used for a steam engine that had gone into uncontrolled overspeed due to governor failure.
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Post by Tizer » 29 Feb 2020, 11:38

What is this and where is it located?

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Post by Stanley » 29 Feb 2020, 11:50

At first sight it looks like a modern brick-built folly. But I doubt it, could it be an observatory?
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Post by Tizer » 29 Feb 2020, 11:53

Not an observatory or folly but it is brick built.

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Post by PanBiker » 29 Feb 2020, 12:19

Shot Tower?
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Post by Tizer » 29 Feb 2020, 12:25

No, we've had enough of those! :extrawink:

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Post by Big Kev » 29 Feb 2020, 13:39

Signalling Tower somewhere between Portsmouth and London?
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Post by Tizer » 29 Feb 2020, 16:42

Spot on, Kev. Now, where is it exactly and whose signals was it transmitting and how?

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Post by StoneRoad » 29 Feb 2020, 17:08

I don't know where that signal tower is located but I do know how and what ...

The What - would have been signals between Admiralty House and Portsmouth. Actually, the army also used the system, but the stations were usually under the command of a midshipman or junior lieutenant and manned by ratings.

The How - variations on semaphore signals, using either arms, bladders or normal signalling flags.
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Post by Big Kev » 29 Feb 2020, 20:50

Tizer wrote:
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Spot on, Kev. Now, where is it exactly and whose signals was it transmitting and how?
Chatley Heath, Surrey and, as Stoneroad says, the Admiralty and they would have used semaphor by line of sight to the next tower or hill.
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Post by Stanley » 01 Mar 2020, 02:45

That sounds about right......
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Post by Tizer » 01 Mar 2020, 09:36

Well done, Kev and StoneRoad, for getting the answers right and for filling in some of the background. This is how Chatley Heath Semaphore Tower looks today, restored and owned by the National Trust. NT For more on semaphore telegraphs, see here: Semaphore

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