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#1 gingerjon

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:29 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...london-20926414
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#2 Saint Billinge

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

I found the blue plaques quite interesting when visiting new places. I once watched a programme about a National Trust property which was due some remedial work on it, with over fifty people turning up for discussion and with a generous buffet provided. Over in Europe, the EU meetings still enjoy lavish entertainment and dinners, complete with expensive wine and champagne. I often wonder how much money continues to be wasted in excess in times of austerity?

#3 Just Browny

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

Over in Europe, the EU meetings still enjoy lavish entertainment and dinners, complete with expensive wine and champagne. I often wonder how much money continues to be wasted in excess in times of austerity?


This is staggeringly far from the mark. They do spend way too much on bottled water, though.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#4 Saint Billinge

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

This is staggeringly far from the mark. They do spend way too much on bottled water, though.


Not from what I heard on a news programme, with the champagne alone eye-watering expensive!

#5 Bleep1673

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

They don't just put blue plaques on "Posh" houses
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#6 gingerjon

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

They don't just put blue plaques on "Posh" houses


No, they don't.

But there's a huge number of lovely cream coloured Regency style townhouses across zone 1.

Including one I used to walk past daily telling me that John Lennon lived there for a fortnight.
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#7 Wolford6

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

Yes, but to be fair, there were 8 Days A week.

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#8 T-Dub

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

The landlord of the cafe next door to me made his own blue plaque out fo plyboard

Still, its nice for the tourists

#9 JohnM

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:50 AM

£965 per plaque? Are they made of gold?

#10 Trojan

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

They don't just put blue plaques on "Posh" houses

There's a blue plaque on the Post Office at Horbury Bridge, it says that the hymn "Onward Christian Soldiers" was written there - it's not very posh.

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#11 Severus

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

My mate lived in a house with a blue plaque whilst he was a student. One of Alcock and Brown lived in the house. It was a typical south Manchester student house, you can imagine the state it was in.
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#12 gingerjon

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:30 AM

£965 per plaque? Are they made of gold?


Do you imagine they appear fully formed out of the earth?

Or do you think maybe someone has to research them, write them, check them, get them made and then put up?
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#13 WearyRhino

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

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#14 chuffer

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:27 PM

Do you imagine they appear fully formed out of the earth?

Or do you think maybe someone has to research them, write them, check them, get them made and then put up?


Still, £965......

#15 hindle xiii

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

Do you imagine they appear fully formed out of the earth?

It's Smurf's who don't brush their teeth.

Edited by hindle xiii, 10 January 2013 - 02:49 PM.

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#16 JohnM

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

plaque - £100
fitting - 30 mins at £20 per hour = £50
research on google = 30 mins £50 an hour = £ 25
(hopefully better than Weary's...I don't read the Daily Mail..no honestly...can't stand it but I know how much the forum likes it)

Total £175.

I'll do a bulk discount as I've lived in 8 places in the UK.

#17 Trojan

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

plaque - £100
fitting - 30 mins at £20 per hour = £50
research on google = 30 mins £50 an hour = £ 25
(hopefully better than Weary's...I don't read the Daily Mail..no honestly...can't stand it but I know how much the forum likes it)

Total £175.

I'll do a bulk discount as I've lived in 8 places in the UK.

Is that because you have in intravenously, or you have a psychic mind link with Paul Dacre? :lol:

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#18 JohnM

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

I try to keep a balance e in my resding, which is why I read the left-wing rags like the Telegraph and The Times. :-) :-) :-)

Edited by JohnM, 12 January 2013 - 06:11 PM.





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