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Started by airynothing on Aug 16, 2021 9:00:42 AM
Lost One of Those Things

Post your whimsy-laden thoughts here.

Impedimenta - 16 Aug 2021 21:06:48 (#41 of 2017)

It's all glamour and elegant chic outside London's glittering Warren St Station.

A red faced man with an unctuous drunken sheen on him accosts a bystander trying to get a bus from the stop which red-faced man and his merry companions have colonised.

"Hey! Do you know who Keith Haring is? Eh? Well he lived UNDER A BRIDGE. You wanna educate yourself."

Ginmonkey - 16 Aug 2021 21:07:56 (#42 of 2017)

Keith Haring was a troll? That's a hot take

FleurDuMal - 16 Aug 2021 21:07:57 (#43 of 2017)

Hope you’re OK, Holly - labyrinthitis is a bastard.

Sabacious - 16 Aug 2021 21:09:44 (#44 of 2017)

I was near Warren Street today - no obvious signs of Keith Haring, alas.

Sabacious - 16 Aug 2021 21:11:44 (#45 of 2017)

Aha! Melanie Sykes was the Boddington woman. She looks rather splendid.

Policywatcher - 16 Aug 2021 20:12:07 (#46 of 2017)

> HollyGolightly - about 3 hours ago ( #13 of 44)

> I’ve been in bed with bastard labyrinthitis all day today.

Damn, sorry to hear that Holly - hope your're better soon.

Policywatcher - 16 Aug 2021 20:18:45 (#47 of 2017)

> nemo75 - about 3 hours ago ( #12 of 46)

> Nobody means Swindon.

Except when the question is "What was the NHS modelled on"?

And the answer is the GWR health facilities in Swindon.

After politician and NHS champion Aneurin Bevan visited the facilities, he said: “There it was, a complete health service. All we had to do was to expand it to embrace the whole country.”

Sabacious - 16 Aug 2021 21:19:20 (#48 of 2017)

Well I didn't know that!

Policywatcher - 16 Aug 2021 20:25:00 (#49 of 2017)

Or "Where was the UK's first lending library".

(Not Manchester, which was two years later, but usually gets the credit because Manchester was the first open to the general public, not just employees and familes of a single organisation - again the GWR)

Policywatcher - 16 Aug 2021 20:26:30 (#50 of 2017)

In Swindon there are very, very many places where you just have to bother to look up to see the Ridgeway. The scenery here can be quite amazing.

Policywatcher - 16 Aug 2021 20:27:40 (#51 of 2017)

The southern extent of one iof the past ice ages was pretty well along the swindon stretch of the M4.

Sabacious - 16 Aug 2021 21:29:00 (#52 of 2017)

That's pushing it a bit...

Policywatcher - 16 Aug 2021 20:29:27 (#53 of 2017)

Still pretty accurate.

Sabacious - 16 Aug 2021 21:34:08 (#54 of 2017)

Well yes, but its not going on the Swindon tourist board website, I imagine...or maybe it is if they're pushed for things to include of course.

Policywatcher - 16 Aug 2021 20:34:46 (#55 of 2017)

Well no - I'm just a born collector of oddball trivia.

nemo75 - 16 Aug 2021 21:38:34 (#56 of 2017)

<shakes head sadly>

SorrellA - 16 Aug 2021 22:07:25 (#57 of 2017)

Thursday Next and Swindon:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thursday_Next

Antimatter - 16 Aug 2021 23:42:15 (#58 of 2017)

The sea is lapping gently around my toes, and I have a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. This is not Swindon.

FGBFGB - 17 Aug 2021 00:07:27 (#59 of 2017)

Fleetwood?

Antimatter - 17 Aug 2021 00:30:04 (#60 of 2017)

Chuckle!

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