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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 31st August, 2019)

Top Lock House


Top Lock House
Leeds Liverpool Canal.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Philip G. on 31st August 2019 at 10:42

Thought, for a moment, that I'd seen half a dozen or so Codd bottles in the right-hand window - what a load of codswallop -, and now I see the sunlit lower-half of a curtain, instead.
A nice pleasant photo, Mick.

Comment by: Alan on 31st August 2019 at 14:21

That's what you might call a "Real Solid House".
I love it.

Comment by: Garry on 31st August 2019 at 14:50

Mm I wonder what this house is valued at?

Comment by: Veronica on 31st August 2019 at 19:55

Reminds me of 'Escape to the Country'. The potential buyers have to guess the price but before that, they ooh! and ah! And then talk about what they will do to an already beautiful house. Knock walls down, brick up doorways, change the kitchen and extend outwards- until it's nothing like it was! The daft beggars! I am sure they have no intention of buying any property they just want to be on the telly! They claim to have astronomical budgets and look as if they have just left University - already owing thousands! Oh! and they need a few acres with room for Shetland ponies! Then they move on to the 'Mystery House'.... Go through the old rigmarole again and go home and 'think about it'. What a load of bunkum!

Comment by: Maureen on 31st August 2019 at 22:03

Veronica,just what love been saying every time..they make me sick..they really do,they just want their neighbors to think they're loaded...room for a pony takes on a big laugh from me.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 1st September 2019 at 04:52

Ha Haah , that made me chortle somewhat Veebs , probably because everything you say is true . And they constantly harp on about ' potential ', and the glorious view.
There was a place on a while back that I recognised immediately, as I've walked past it many a time . It's situated up on the moors between Top Withens and Stanbury , ( look on google maps ). It sold to a couple from London for half a million .
I walked past the place a couple of weeks ago and the builders were sat in their van having a brew . It came as news to them that it had been on the telly , but one of them told me that they were in the process of ripping out the old original oak beams as they weren't to the liking of the new owners .
O Lordy !, half a million quid and they still don't like it . And there are folk living in tents in Bottling Wood .
Not to fret , Boris Johnson will sort it all out no doubt .

Comment by: Veronica on 1st September 2019 at 10:09

it makes me despair when I look round my humble semi ...I imagine 'Joules' would have his work cut out finding some flowery language to 'sell' it!

Comment by: Veronica on 1st September 2019 at 10:36

Joules - ' Here we have the Mystery House with a marble fireplace as the main feature and a coal effect gas fire, complete with a poker. The vendor says she will throw one or two paintings in as a friendly gesture."
Giles and Samantha - "ok - that's no problem - we could rip that out and replace with a log burner using trees from the garden. Something to think about - we won't bother about the paintings thank you."

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