Progression - Porty Windsocks

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Progression - Porty Windsocks

Postby GRANTY » 03 Sep 2005, 17:42

The stripey windsock at the foot of Bath Street has tangled itself up and isn't blowing freely. If anybody knows the arty folk, can u ask them to sort it out. I'm very fond of it!
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Re: PROGRESSION - PORTY WINDSOCKS

Postby ecm » 03 Sep 2005, 17:52

GRANTY wrote:The stripey windsock at the foot of Bath Street has tangled itself up and isn't blowing freely. If anybody knows the arty folk, can u ask them to sort it out. I'm very fond of it!


We spotted that earlier on too, Granty.

They'll need to go look for a big stick or something to free it up . Or wait for the wind to pick up and blow it back out. :roll:
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Postby Dadaist » 03 Sep 2005, 19:42

Once they've been unrolled and the wrong way round you're as well opening a new oWHAT AM I SAYING, THIS IS A FAMILY FORUM!!!!!
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Postby ecm » 03 Sep 2005, 19:55

Thanks, Dada.

I shall now have the strangest images racing through my mind when next I see the socks flapping proudly in a stiff breeze.

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Postby Poppy » 03 Sep 2005, 20:06

The sock at Bellfield Street was like the Bath Street one a day or so ago, but is now OK - however, whether it was Nature or Man who fixed it, I do not know.

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Postby GRANTY » 03 Sep 2005, 21:30

I'm keen to keep the 'socks' as a regular feature. I like them and when i look out the window, i can tell whether it's worth taking my newspaper down to the beach - with my mug of wine - or just taking extra wine!
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Postby Epykat » 03 Sep 2005, 23:34

GRANTY wrote:- with my mug of wine - or just taking extra wine!


Yes, Granty, I can see you'll fit in fine here.......... :roll:
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Postby Sandra » 04 Sep 2005, 13:09

GRANTY wrote:I'm keen to keep the 'socks' as a regular feature.


Yes I like them too, any chance they will become a permanent feature?
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Postby Lizzie » 04 Sep 2005, 18:33

Sandra wrote:
GRANTY wrote:I'm keen to keep the 'socks' as a regular feature.


Yes I like them too, any chance they will become a permanent feature?


Yes I have become very fond of the socks too especially the one along my end of the prom , I like to check it out first thing every morning.
It would be super if they were to become a permanent feature, but I'm sure I heard/read that they are only on loan for a couple of months. :cry:
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PORTY WIND SOCKS - PROGRESSION

Postby GRANTY » 06 Sep 2005, 17:25

Heard today that the Porty Windsocks have only been granted a temporary licence, which means they might only be there until the end of October. Pity!
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Postby Poppy » 06 Sep 2005, 17:43

I've just sent Big Things on the Beach an email to see if anything can be done for us windsockophiles!! Will let you know.
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Postby Lizzie » 06 Sep 2005, 18:27

Well done Poppy - :idea:
If we don't get any good news from Big Things on the Beach perhaps we could start up a campaign to Save our Socks :!: :D
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Postby foxy » 06 Sep 2005, 18:29

Maybe they're for sale :idea:
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Postby Poppy » 06 Sep 2005, 18:32

Lizzie wrote:If we don't get any good news from Big Things on the Beach perhaps we could start up a campaign to Save our Socks :!: :D


It might be a bit chilly if we chain ourselves to the poles..... :lol:
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Postby foxy » 06 Sep 2005, 18:35

Poppy wrote:
Lizzie wrote:If we don't get any good news from Big Things on the Beach perhaps we could start up a campaign to Save our Socks :!: :D


It might be a bit chilly if we chain ourselves to the poles..... :lol:


WindyPopps on the beach... pardon you :shock:
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Postby foxy » 06 Sep 2005, 18:37

Excuse the drivel Poppy...I'm just trying to knock Sandra off the Number 10 spot :twisted:

and then I'm coming after you :twisted:
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Postby Pal of Porty » 06 Sep 2005, 19:10

I too like looking at the windsocks when I walk along the Prom in the morning. Maybe the one at the bottom of Bath Street, which is rolled in on itself, is representing local industry after all! It's knackered! 8)
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Postby Lizzie » 06 Sep 2005, 19:17

foxy wrote:Maybe they're for sale :idea:


Good idea - maybe we should ask how much five second hand wind socks would cost :) - we could start fundraising :)
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Postby Pal of Porty » 06 Sep 2005, 20:49

Lizzie wrote:Good idea - maybe we should ask how much five second hand wind socks would cost :) - we could start fundraising :)

Maybe the RBoS could make the first contribution? :wink:
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Postby Sandra » 06 Sep 2005, 20:59

Pal of Porty wrote:Maybe the RBoS could make the first contribution? :wink:


good idea :lol:
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Postby dccairns » 06 Sep 2005, 21:05

The artists have been informed about the condition of the windsock at the foot of Bath St so I hope they will get it sorted soon.
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Postby GRANTY » 06 Sep 2005, 23:41

Windsock is now sorted! Nice to see it back.
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Postby ecm » 07 Sep 2005, 06:24

GRANTY wrote:Windsock is now sorted! Nice to see it back.


Crikey! That was quick.
Did someone shimmy up the pole in the dark to fix it? :lol:
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Postby Epykat » 07 Sep 2005, 18:00

ecm wrote:Crikey! That was quick. Did someone shimmy up the pole in the dark to fix it? :lol:


Is there no end to Bob's dedication :wink: ?
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Postby Maria » 12 Sep 2005, 17:38

foxy wrote:Excuse the drivel Poppy...I'm just trying to knock Sandra off the Number 10 spot :twisted:

and then I'm coming after you :twisted:


You should have played dirty Foxy and sneaked up on them. :wink:
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Postby Sandra » 12 Sep 2005, 18:26

Marya wrote:
foxy wrote:Excuse the drivel Poppy...I'm just trying to knock Sandra off the Number 10 spot :twisted:

and then I'm coming after you :twisted:


You should have played dirty Foxy and sneaked up on them. :wink:


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Postby foxy » 12 Sep 2005, 20:09

Marya wrote:
foxy wrote:Excuse the drivel Poppy...I'm just trying to knock Sandra off the Number 10 spot :twisted:

and then I'm coming after you :twisted:


You should have played dirty Foxy and sneaked up on them. :wink:


Not my style Marya...foxy by name only :wink: :twisted:

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Postby Lizzie » 18 Sep 2005, 18:11

Poppy wrote:I've just sent Big Things on the Beach an email to see if anything can be done for us windsockophiles!! Will let you know.


Hi Poppy any news back from Big Things about our windsocks :?:

Time is running out

:clock:

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Postby Poppy » 19 Sep 2005, 06:58

Lizzie wrote:
Poppy wrote:I've just sent Big Things on the Beach an email to see if anything can be done for us windsockophiles!! Will let you know.


Hi Poppy any news back from Big Things about our windsocks :?:

Time is running out

:clock:

:)


Not a peep, I regret to report :cry:
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Postby Poppy » 19 Sep 2005, 19:01

How phsychic [sp?] of you, Lizzie!!

Received this this afternoon from Maggie, the secretary of BTOTB:
Thanks for your positive comments on Progressions - we hope that we can keep them up longer, and possibly until they begin to deteriorate. We are so pleased with all the positive comments that we have received.
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Postby Sandra » 19 Sep 2005, 21:22

Brilliant news! :D :D
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Postby Lizzie » 20 Sep 2005, 09:54

Poppy wrote:How phsychic [sp?] of you, Lizzie!!

Received this this afternoon from Maggie, the secretary of BTOTB:
Thanks for your positive comments on Progressions - we hope that we can keep them up longer, and possibly until they begin to deteriorate. We are so pleased with all the positive comments that we have received.


Great news Poppy - I'm delighted, well done for contacting them in the first place :thumbright: :lol:
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Postby bearcub » 06 Oct 2005, 21:16

Poppy wrote:How phsychic [sp?] of you, Lizzie!!

Received this this afternoon from Maggie, the secretary of BTOTB:
Thanks for your positive comments on Progressions - we hope that we can keep them up longer, and possibly until they begin to deteriorate. We are so pleased with all the positive comments that we have received.


Think they're starting to look a bit past it now - colours not quite as clear as they were.
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Postby Lizzie » 06 Oct 2005, 22:20

Think they're starting to look a bit past it now - colours not quite as clear as they were.[/quote]

Inevitable I suppose - weather beaten !!
I wonder how much it would cost just to replace the windsocks when necessary :)
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Postby Sandra » 07 Oct 2005, 10:29

Lizzie wrote:Inevitable I suppose - weather beaten !!
I wonder how much it would cost just to replace the windsocks when necessary :)

That would be brilliant though don't see it happening. :(
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