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UKBEG R.J. Mitchell Tribute, Southampton, Easter Saturday 26th March
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Author:  CJ [ Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: UKBEG R.J. Mitchell Tribute, Southampton, Easter Saturday 26th March

Nutah wrote:
CJ wrote:
Tony, I was thinking that would make a great location for a Buell picture, with the structures support legs airbrushed out of course.


it's in the middle of a small & busy roundabout Chris


Bum, perhaps that's not a good idea :? ......

Author:  CJ [ Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: UKBEG R.J. Mitchell Tribute, Southampton, Easter Saturday 26th March

We had thought of buying some flowers for when we visit Mitchell's memorial but it isn't very practical on two-wheels, so we've had this plaque engraved to leave as a more permanent tribute :worthy: ...

Author:  Jill Brown [ Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: UKBEG R.J. Mitchell Tribute, Southampton, Easter Saturday 26th March

What a lovely idea. :yup: :clap:

Author:  rik [ Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: UKBEG R.J. Mitchell Tribute, Southampton, Easter Saturday 26th March

Nice.
Shows up my lack of knowledge... shocked to learn that he died without knowing his contribution to our island's defence... or indeed to be honoured for it ...or to see the reaction that his finest creation still gets when it's heard or seen 70 years on...

Author:  Nutah [ Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: UKBEG R.J. Mitchell Tribute, Southampton, Easter Saturday 26th March

rik wrote:
Nice.
Shows up my lack of knowledge... shocked to learn that he died without knowing his contribution to our island's defence... or indeed to be honoured for it ...or to see the reaction that his finest creation still gets when it's heard or seen 70 years on...


:worthy:
unfortunately a Knighthood , can only be given to a living recipient.

according to QI...
there are no knights buried in England,as the title is only for the living

a national shame that such a feat was not greater rewarded

Author:  deepsix [ Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:28 pm ]
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I have just learned that Spitfire were designed/developed just 4 miles up the road from me, after the Southampton factory was bombed
http://www.hursleyvillage.info/spitfire.html

Author:  the phantom pieman [ Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:51 pm ]
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That's a bum ... I have the stepo and his kids coming just for Friday / Sat ...

Author:  Adam [ Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:18 pm ]
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Jill Brown wrote:
What a lovely idea. :yup: :clap:


:yt: :worthy: :yup:

Author:  deepsix [ Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: UKBEG R.J. Mitchell Tribute, Southampton, Easter Saturday 26th March

CJ wrote:
Nutah wrote:
CJ wrote:
Tony, I was thinking that would make a great location for a Buell picture, with the structures support legs airbrushed out of course.


it's in the middle of a small & busy roundabout Chris


Bum, perhaps that's not a good idea :? ......


I could photograph you riding around the roundabout :old:

Author:  CJ [ Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: UKBEG R.J. Mitchell Tribute, Southampton, Easter Saturday 26th March

Tony, thanks for the offer but it might be a bit impractical :hehe: ...

Never mind Good Friday, today has been more like Awesome Friday. We covered 264 miles in beautiful weather :sun: and managed to avoid the worst of the Bank Holiday traffic by using a meandering cross country route. We had all day to play with so we made the most of it. Lambourn Downs and Salisbury Plain have never looked so good.

The photo below was taken in a small village on the A338(?) The bikes are parked next to the villages 18th century prison, which is a listed building.

Despite tomorrows less than ideal weather forecast we're still going ahead with our R.J. Mitchell tribute. We'll be at the Sky Museum between 10.30am and 11.00am as planned.

Author:  deepsix [ Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: UKBEG R.J. Mitchell Tribute, Southampton, Easter Saturday 26th March

I'll see you there :yup:

Author:  Nutah [ Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: UKBEG R.J. Mitchell Tribute, Southampton, Easter Saturday 26th March

:sad1: i shall not ,as I am on nights & will be asleep :sad1:

Author:  CJ [ Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: UKBEG R.J. Mitchell Tribute, Southampton, Easter Saturday 26th March

deepsix wrote:
I'll see you there :yup:


See you later, Tony :yup: ...

The forecast was correct, waterproofs required :( and there's gales in the mix for later on this afternoon. You couldn't get a more different day to yesterday.

Author:  deepsix [ Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: UKBEG R.J. Mitchell Tribute, Southampton, Easter Saturday 26th March

CJ wrote:
deepsix wrote:
I'll see you there :yup:


See you later, Tony :yup: ...

The forecast was correct, waterproofs required :( and there's gales in the mix for later on this afternoon. You couldn't get a more different day to yesterday.

I believe that's because beef is getting fubar back on the road :D

Author:  barney [ Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: UKBEG R.J. Mitchell Tribute, Southampton, Easter Saturday 26th March

deepsix wrote:
CJ wrote:
deepsix wrote:
I'll see you there :yup:


See you later, Tony :yup: ...

The forecast was correct, waterproofs required :( and there's gales in the mix for later on this afternoon. You couldn't get a more different day to yesterday.

I believe that's because beef is getting fubar back on the road :D

:rotfl:

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