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Unknown Location. Old Barn
Photo: Andrew Gagg
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Item #: 30542
Photo taken by me 1965-68. Can anyone identify the location? Maybe New Springs area?

Comment by: Cyril on 26th May 2018 at 14:24

Is that the barn that was at the top of Southern's Fold, it belonged to the farm at the front of The Collier's.

Comment by: Veronica on 27th May 2018 at 09:01

Pt. Frazer "Did ye ever hearrr the story of the ould barrrrn ?"
Capt. Mainwaring. "No!"
Pt Frazer. " Aye .... Therrre was nothin' in it!"
Accompanied with lots of eye rolling to Capt. Mainwaring's disgust!
Hope you don't mind Andrew.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 27th May 2018 at 09:59

Andrew.
Veronica tells of a particular scene from the Dad's Army episode Gorilla Warfare, which along with the scene that shows Warden Hodges getting covered by yellow dye ('also in Gorilla warfare'), were two of my late mother's favourite scenes. Thanks.

Comment by: DTease on 27th May 2018 at 10:33

I am wondering about that “Notice” Andrew. “No Speeding”?

Comment by: Andrew N Gagg on 27th May 2018 at 16:59

Yes I've been watching 'Dad's Army' recently too!
This is a rather crude panoramic picture - not properly stitched together (I never dreamt that that technology would exist when I took the two photos), but it does represent the buildings fairly accurately.
The smaller line on the notice says (I think) 'By Order'. It's not fully sharp even on the original transparency. No idea of the story behind it!

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