We are the Mod’s

Brighton.  Famous for being a seaside resort, two pier’s, the Graham Greene novel “Brighton Rock”, Fish & chip’s, sticks of rock.  Mods and Rocker’s (Quadrophenia) and much more!

View of The Brighton Pier, formerly ” The Palace Pier”, through the bikes…

Waiting to get into Brightona, the Motor Bike and Scooter Rally.

Vintage Lambretta’s and Vespa’s together looking fine…

More lights and chrome…

Hope you enjoyed the Scooter’s, “I love them”.  These vintage models make my modern Scooter look like a toy.  My neighbour in the 60’s when I was a small lad, had a Lambretta and he used to take me up and down the road on the back.  No helmets then!

Next time, I will throw a few Motor Bikes into the mix…

Now you see me!

Tagging.  Is it Art!

NOW YOU SEE ME…

NOW YOU DON’T…   Richardson Road, Hove, England.

THEY HAVE BEEN AT IT AGAIN…    Sackville Road, Hove, England.

First attempt on the green shutter, washed out.  Re-Tagged again!

 

More Hove Cemetery

Had another stroll through Hove cemetery with the “Jack” this afternoon.  Found some more interesting monuments, take a look.

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Found this Tomb:  The inscriptions are hard to read (zoom in, maybe you can see better) He was a French Noble!  As far as I can make out, his stone reads; “Charles Augustus Vicomte Pinon Du Clos De Valmer”, The Last of His Race.  The inscription goes on and on and makes interesting reading…

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Charles Augustus Vicomte Pinon Du Clos De Valmer, Family Crest…

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A family Monument, a family history.  On this monument, I found a sad read about a lad who died in the African Campaign and is remembered on this stone.  My Great Grand Father served in the same campaign in a different regiment! and was featured in  BBC documentaries in the 60’s, one of the last surviving solders of that campaign. “Boer War”.

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A brave young man…

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Hove Cemetery.  Opened 1882 by Henry Hawkes.

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Just thought, the last picture should be colour, as it was a glorious afternoon…

Where there’s muck, there’s Art.

It was a good day to get the Wasp (Vespa) out today in Hove, nice and sunny just right for a blat about looking out for stuff with the old camera.  I came across some Urban Art, thought you might like to see…

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This area, is a small working trading estate, the dumping ground is an area of the estate that hasn’t been developed so the night dweller’s illegally dump rubbish!  However there are other people who put the site to better use.  The walls of the building are now a canvas for Urban Art.  I’ve recorded this art work, for it will have a limited life expectancy, should developer’s move in.  Enjoy the colours and rubbish on site…

Pier & Hut’s

It’s a dreary sort of day in Hove, so time to add a few more pic’s.

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Side swipe of Brighton Pier.  I prefered it when it was the Palace Pier.

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Hove esplanade heading east towards Brighton.  Beach huts with City Council offices in back ground on Grand Avenue.

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The Huts after the Storm.

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Early morning stroll with the dog…

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Hove’s Hut’s…

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Early start preparing for the Sunny day ahead…

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End of the esplanade, this is where the Beach Huts finish… Hope you enjoyed my eye’s view.

The Cemetary

I took a little stroll with the “Jack” this afternoon, to Hove cemetery North side, to pay my respects to a very dear friend.  I went loaded with the camera for a reason “Not a morbid one”.  Brighton and Hove cemetery’s carry bag’s of history and my interest lay’s with a certain man.  I read a little bit about this man and where he was buried, that’s all I had to go on.  As you are all aware burial grounds are huge, so it took me many attempts to find the plot.

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The flint Chapel on the South side heading east, Hove cemetery.

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A couple of visitors enjoying the view’s of Hove from the Chapel.  The tower takes on a face like appearance, what do you think!

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One of the Classical monuments in the cemetery.

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This was the Grave that I was looking for.  Martin Leonard Landfried.

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What was you doing at 15 yrs of age!  I don’t know where he was born ,but he was buried in Hove.  When Martin Leonard Landfried was just a lad, he sounded The Charge!  The Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava.  You couldn’t imaging what was going on in his head or what he saw that day…

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This lad made it through the battle at Balaclava and survived to serve, in the Indian Mutiny and retired as a Trumpet Major.  Tennyson wrote, “into the valley of Death rode the six hundred“.  A lovely piece of history on my doorstep.  “God bless him”.

I shall add more to this blogg sometime.

Let’s do Bird’s

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Hove Beach, “Stone the Crow’s”…

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Meet the Robin, regular visitor to the feeding area…

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Caught these two Redwing’s chilling.  A couple of years back, we had a severe cold winter.  So severe that we had a small flock of about 40 Redwing birds from Scandinavia somewhere, take up residency in the tree at the base of the garden.  Apparently it was so cold where they came from, they migrated South to our warmer climate, even though it was below 0 degree’s most of the time.

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Sweet little Sparrow checking stuff out…

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Nothing like a pair of Tit’s,  Hard working parent feeding one of its young…

Hope you liked the bird’s stuff…

It’s Canine Time!

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Hove Beach!  “Mac the Jack” enjoying what he does best.

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Waiting, not moving an inch, stalking a Wood Pidgeon.  Check out the Spurs on his heals…

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Classic, Queen Anne Legs…

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What an Angel!  Don’t be fooled…

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Poser…

Can’t help it, just love Jack’s.   You either love them or hate them…

A young “Mac the Jack” handsome lad…

The “Jack”, parked up on the scooter…

Hole in the Tank

What are you going to do, with a large hot water Tank/Calorifier that has sprung a hole in it.  You just can’t get one of the shelf to fit exactly to existing pipework and the Tank  is over 29 yr’s old.  The logistics of a new installation and cost have to be considered and the residents and staff of this of this care home, rely on masses of hot water every day.

 

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There are several short-term answers:  1 – weld a patch over the hole, “this may cause more problems if the wall thickness is badly corroded”.  2 – Try to bung the hole with a wooden plug, “If you manage this, the head pressure may blow it out”.

Our solution and quick fix to this problem, came in the shape of:  Silicon, a large Jubilee clip, small metal disk, and two-part slow set araldite, as shown in the pictures below.

 

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That little finger sized hole was the problem.  Hot water shooting out at pressure and flooding the plantroom.  The answer and short-term fix/long-term fix, isolate supplies, drain calorifier, fill the hole with Silicon and leave over night to set, to assist with the plugging of the hole.  Next morning, clean surfaces apply araldite press on metal disc and tighten very large jubilee clip.  Allow to set for about an hour, gently fill tank and test, re-instate supplies and hot test.  “JOB’S A GOOD ONE” Every body is happy…

They won’t teach you that on a 6 week Plumbing course!    “MORE TO COME”.