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After six weeks of presenting various series I am dipping in to the "Miscellaneous Folder" for a while to present some images, both old and new, on a variety of subjects unless anything alse comes along in the meanwhile.

This is my number 400 posting today and features a row of buckets hanging on the wall outside the Gents toilet on the station at Quorn on the Great Central Railway. (No rude comments please!)

I took this picture a long time ago but the buckets are still there as far as I know.

 

Bucket Bar

After six weeks of presenting various series I am dipping in to the "Miscellaneous Folder" for a while to present some images, both old and new, on a variety of subjects unless anything alse comes along in the meanwhile.

This is my number 400 posting today and features a row of buckets hanging on the wall outside the Gents toilet on the station at Quorn on the Great Central Railway. (No rude comments please!)

I took this picture a long time ago but the buckets are still there as far as I know.

 

comments (16)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 20 May 2009, 01:14
Oh my! Maybe that's what it was like in the early days?? HA!

CONGRATULATIONS, Brian, on a significant milestone!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 May 2009, 02:05
I think there may be a bulls-eye painted inside, on the bottom...for use by travellers on their way home after an evening at their favourite pub.
Brian Walbey: I bet they have been used for what you suggest more than once over the years Ray smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 20 May 2009, 08:07
Congratulation Brian 400,great colours
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 May 2009, 08:17
Ahh...a lovely colourful railway picture. Congratulations on your 400th Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 20 May 2009, 08:39
well done on the 400 Brian, are the buckets for emergency use smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tony, they are quite high off the ground, you might need to stand on a boxsmile
Well done on the 400...and not a rude comment about these buckets. The y make a great colourful picture along with the sign
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 May 2009, 09:55
I don't want to imagine what they are used for! Perhaps someone there has a wicked sense of humour. Congrats on your 400th - this is a suitably colourful one to celebrate with.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid, the original use was as fire buckets I presume, now they just decorate a nice old station.
The old fire buckets...do they still have them. I haven't been on a train or bus for yonks. A colourful post for your 400th Brian CONGRATULATIONS.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron. Do you mean, with all those lovely little railways in Wales, you don't manage to have a trip now and then.
Congratulations on your 400th Brian. I can well imagine them used for fire extinguishing!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I suspect they were there for fire use in the olden days.
Cor those colours are powerful and strong. Congrats on 400.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, I have had this picture ready for ages.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 May 2009, 14:57
My congatulations, too! That is a number: 4-0-0! Your pic is full of questions and strangeness for me, but I'm not allowed to ask...
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine, they are fire buckets in case there is a fire on the station other than in the steam engine. These days they are left empty.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 May 2009, 14:59
Perhaps Chad will start a serious about "three's company" (three stooges...), then he should borrow this pic from you...!
Brian Walbey: Wgat a good idea Philine, I might hace to charge comission though :-D
great image.
street stuff in B&W or with vivid colours I really like, a la this one
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Rob.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 May 2009, 17:37
"fire buckets in case there is a fire" , yes, I understand! At Christmas we make up our firtree with really burning candles (no electric candles!)- but that can be dangerous, of course- therefore we put a bucket with water besides the door in order to ladle quickly water and to put out the fire in case there is a little fire, but I am not sure if that would be factually successful!
Brian Walbey: Your Christmas thing sounds a bit "dodgy" Philine.
Vivid colours, great composition and interesting subject Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pamela.
A fine timeless bit of nostalgia ... I don't reckon the Guardian post is still in existance though. richard
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard. I must admit I have never heard of the Guardian Post, must be an old paper.

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