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    This looks like the ideal thread in which to have a quiz on world events during the last three decades of the 20th Century. These events dont have to be earth shattering or century defining. They can be like the pic below.

    What is the significance of this foto. Easy one for the Brits to kick off this new thread.
    Last edited by Donald the Great; 08-01-2019, 00:14.

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    Moments in History.

    I'm actually rubbish at history [emoji4]

    My educated guess would be it's the London Bridge which was sold to the yanks ??

    That said .... it doesn't look 'that' impressive so it's prob not


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      Is it true that they thought they were buying tower bridge? more to the point how would one dismantle something this big and reconstruct it ?
      Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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        Originally posted by tex View Post
        Is it true that they thought they were buying tower bridge? more to the point how would one dismantle something this big and reconstruct it ?
        We can only imagine the costs involved of dismantling .. transporting.., reassembling plus all the people who took their own 'cut'


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          Originally posted by tex View Post
          Is it true that they thought they were buying tower bridge? more to the point how would one dismantle something this big and reconstruct it ?
          According to QI, that was an urban myth - they knew exactly what they were buying
          Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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            Originally posted by zabadak View Post
            According to QI, that was an urban myth - they knew exactly what they were buying
            In that case it was not beyond the yanks to build a bridge of there own , as Zincubus pointed out its not that spectacular is it?
            Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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              Re: Moments in History.

              What is the historical significance of this photograph?
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              Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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                Originally posted by tex View Post
                What is the historical significance of this photograph?
                Are they the "Busby Babes"? The Man Utd team that died in an aircrash, last photo of them all alive?

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                  Re: Moments in History.

                  Originally posted by Zincubus View Post
                  I'm actually rubbish at history [emoji4]

                  My educated guess would be it's the London Bridge which was sold to the yanks ??

                  That said .... it doesn't look 'that' impressive so it's prob not




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                  this proves you are not rubbish at history @Zincubus. Quite A FEAT.

                  London Bridge is a bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. It was built in the 1830s and formerly spanned the River Thames in London, England. It was dismantled in 1967 and relocated to Arizona.
                  Last edited by Donald the Great; 09-01-2019, 00:32.

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                    Last edited by Donald the Great; 09-01-2019, 00:33.

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                      enjoying the new thread fellars? Jemima may also join us.

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                        Originally posted by Mulletino View Post
                        Are they the "Busby Babes"? The Man Utd team that died in an aircrash, last photo of them all alive?
                        Indeed it is the Busby babes boarding the ill fated flight to Munich, as a former furniture salesman i was priveleged to serve Nobby stiles and his lovely wife some years ago, he was very engaging and had a great sense of humour....i didn't raise the subject of the munich air crash, that would of been in bad taste i feel.
                        Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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                          Originally posted by Donald the Great View Post
                          enjoying the new thread fellars? Jemima may also join us.
                          Sure, nice idea Craig
                          Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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                            Originally posted by tex View Post
                            What is the historical significance of this photograph?
                            Canelo Alves's 'drug awareness' team ?


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                              Re: Moments in History.

                              Originally posted by Donald the Great View Post
                              this proves you are not rubbish at history @Zincubus. Quite A FEAT.

                              London Bridge is a bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. It was built in the 1830s and formerly spanned the River Thames in London, England. It was dismantled in 1967 and relocated to Arizona.
                              Truly amazing .. still don't see what the attraction was though.. apart from the historical value ?


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