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Offline Old Crow

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Witherthorn
« on: July 25, 2019, 04:31:44 PM »
Another part of "Grimley" my "Grim Oop North" layout. Witherthorn represents the small village where my aunt lived with "the beck" running out front.
In them days - late 50's/early 60's (yes I'm that old) the cottages still had outside loos - non-flushing, just a hole in a plank in a shed, wi' torn newspaper on a string and a bucket of ashes to cover yer doings.  What I remember - apart form the pong, was as soon as yer got comfortable wi' yer trousers round yer ankles, a wasp would come in; always happened - they just seemed to know!

Aye it were  a grim shop what wi' Mt, Vesuvius in t' background ready t' blow its top!


Tha' needed yer string vest  'n flat cap in t' winter


Not such a bad shop when t'sun came out - which weren't offen!


There were Missus Moorcock's shop what sold all sorts of groceries and a "Ardware shop where you could get yer traps fer rats 'n bedbugs!
It were a grand life an we we even 'd Hovis fer tea!


What with building a whole "world" it sometimes seems as if the railway and trains are incidental but I do enjoy the scenic aspect, especially as all of it has meaning.
The cottages are a core of foam with card and scaled photos applied and the water in the stream is acrylic floor varnish.
Don't look a bad place to live but what the residents of Witherthorn don't know is that on the adjacent green field the Bedsoes's Black Pudding factory is shortly to be built!
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Re: Witherthorn
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2019, 05:31:30 PM »
Don't look a bad place to live but what the residents of Witherthorn don't know is that on the adjacent green field the Bedsoes's Black Pudding factory is shortly to be built!

Quite right too - how is one to practice the ancient Lancastrian martial art of EckyThump without the puds?

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Re: Witherthorn
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2019, 05:45:41 PM »
Pleasant looking structures.

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Re: Witherthorn
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2019, 10:20:12 PM »
Wonderful. How splendidly nostalgic and full of character. Triple thumbs up!  :beers:
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Re: Witherthorn
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2019, 12:06:24 PM »
Is the name of the street "Mount Pleasant" ?

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Re: Witherthorn
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2019, 09:38:30 PM »
Awesome backdrop!  :thumbsup:
Some situations in life are like dairy cows. When you see 'em you just gotta milk 'em.

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Re: Witherthorn
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2019, 10:54:31 PM »
The backdrop comes from somewhere on Evil-bay. I think it's supposed to be North Wales but here it doubles for the Yorkshire Dales.

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Re: Witherthorn
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2019, 12:26:09 AM »
This is completely irrelevant but I just saw your comment about the first pic saying how Mt. Vesuvius was in the background. Did you know that it actually erupted in 1944? When one considers what was going on at the time in those parts you'd think people had enough to do as it was. However, the very presence of so many soldiers with trucks etc. meant the local population were speedily evacuated. The rocks that were thrown out of the volcano apparently wiped out many millions of dollars worth of B25 bombers parked up at a nearby airfield.

A completely random post I know, but I just had to share!  :-[
Some situations in life are like dairy cows. When you see 'em you just gotta milk 'em.

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Re: Witherthorn
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2019, 02:56:12 AM »
Yeah! My Dad was in the army there when it went off!

 

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