Brixton news, rumours and general chat - summer 2018

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    [Pic: urban picnic, July 2012]

    Instead of having the usual monthly Brixton news threads, I thought I'd see how it works with just four every year.

    Although we've often spun interesting topics out of the monthly thread into their own threads, as Mr Retro pointed out, sometimes discussions can be disrupted if they start up at the end of the month.

    So I'm going to try for a seasonal approach and see how that pans out.

    I think I'm on safe ground opening the summer one today, but Autumn may prove troublesome: Question of the day: exactly when does Autumn start in the UK?

    Note: The June 2018 Brixton thread has now been closed.
     
  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    go for the vernal equinox
     
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  3. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Annual threads would do the job - the traffic is so low these days that they wouldn't become unwieldy.
     
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  4. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Perhaps towards the end of the summer we can have that discussion about weather the thread stays open until the end of the year.

    Thank you editor i think this is a great move
     
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  5. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Good idea.
     
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  6. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

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  7. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    I think we should have different threads for news from SW2 and SW9 :p
     
  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Ah yes, but what dates? Summer starts on the 21st June, for example.
     
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  9. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    solitices and equinox then? nicely in keeping with the pagan calendar.
     
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  10. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That doesn't offer a single date either. Just like the link I posted up at the start of this thread.
     
  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  13. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    An annual thread based on the tax year would minimise the paperwork concerned for everyone.
     
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  14. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    H
    if you are taking 21st June as a given for summer then just add on 3 months
     
  15. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    For meteorological purposes it would be on the 1st of the month according to the Met Office: When does spring start?
     
  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    But the 1st June doesn't feel that summery to me. But anyway. I've made an executive decision on this, but I'm happy to hear the debate for the other seasons!
     
  17. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    In recognition it should be named Mr Retro's Summer 2018 Chat.
     
  18. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    With an option to change any of your posts in the previous six years.
     
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  19. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    Soon to have the opportunity to make out of hours posts
    on Ferndale Road
    Does it really need to take a year to plant a postbox?

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  20. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    So June is locked? I would have liked a warning on that. I hadn't finished on that thread.
     
  21. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    In the semi privatised Post Office it does.

    Post Office and post boxes are now in separate sections of mail delivery.

    Its not the post office counter service responsibility to have post boxes.

    When they moved they didn't tell the post box side of mail they were losing the post boxes.

    The post box side of mail prefer the ones on the pavement.

    I have not seen it yet.

    I think its old style cast iron?
     
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  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I could import the posts into here or spin them off into a new thread if you want - just give me the post numbers.
     
  23. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

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  24. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Gramsci if you look at that pillar box above, does it not look like cast iron to you?
    I think the Chairman may have it wrong on this one - even the David Mellor website (they designed the 1966 Anthony Wedgewood Benn square pillar box) says it's cast iron. I think there may be a factoid here! David Mellor Key Designs - David Mellor Design
    dm-key-design-square-pillar-box-386x386px.jpg
     
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  25. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    What a hideous looking postbox
     
  26. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

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  27. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    What sort of person would buy that for £6,250.00 ?
    Maybe at that price it may meet the same fate as the Barbara Hepworth sculpture stole from Dulwich Park.
    Easier to nick I should think (just giving my unpracticed opinion!)
    hep.jpg
     
  28. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    BTW are you the person who sets the questions on Have I got News for You (from such publications as Pillar Box Collector's Gazette)?
     
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  29. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Could be useful in locker rooms though.
     
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  30. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    No - but I was thinking that perhaps someone had created a postbox catalogue. Must be one out there somewhere!
     
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