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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This OR That Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5410

Re: This OR That - Resurrected

NIKV69 wrote:
mbmbos wrote:

Italian sparkling water or seltzer?


Being Italian I never got the Pelligrino thing. Used to drink a lot of seltzer but cut out carbonated stuff long time ago.

Room temp or cold water?


Cold water, with ice.

Heatwave or blizzard?

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: M1 Motorway in Britain
Replies: 18
Views: 1253

Re: M1 Motorway in Britain

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Did personal cars break down more often than coaches at high speed on the M1 when it first opened in 1959.


No idea. I wasn't around until waaaay after 1959. I'm sure those statistics could be Googled, if you are inclined to do so.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: M1 Motorway in Britain
Replies: 18
Views: 1253

Re: M1 Motorway in Britain

noviorbis77 wrote:
The M40 is better. No speed cameras or much of a presence of police.


Well yes, that too. Helps shave time off my long journey.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish A330THY off RWY at Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Replies: 31
Views: 8486

Re: Turkish A330THY off RWY at Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Jeez... Center Line should all runways in the world for the lights to change the white lights dash line than all straight white lines up. Use Dash lights it means you are seeing dash lights in the centerline lights! Other edges lights are straight it means edge lights. Both Center lights and edge l...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: M1 Motorway in Britain
Replies: 18
Views: 1253

Re: M1 Motorway in Britain

Both the M1 and M40 are my two options for driving back to my hometown to see family. Personal preference is definitely the M40, even though long stretches of it are totally pitch black at night it still beats the mess that is the M1. Added bonus, if I go the M40 way I have to travel anti-clockwise ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: M1 Motorway in Britain
Replies: 18
Views: 1253

Re: M1 Motorway in Britain

Here is an article that talks about the M1 Motorway in Britain for the 60th anniversary of it's opening in 1959. It truly was an engineering marvel and it is actually the second motorway in Britain after the M6. There were no speed limits when it was first built and the route goes from London to Bi...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-checkout at Target
Replies: 27
Views: 1841

Re: Self-checkout at Target

WesternDC6B wrote:
Lots of left-handed folks use that store, you know!


I'm glad we're being recognised, maybe Minnesota will be a Mecca for lefties in the future.

Most receipt printers in our Asda supermarkets are dexterity non-binary and directly under the screen.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armed civilians take out gunman at Texas church service
Replies: 111
Views: 4996

Re: Armed civilians take out gunman at Texas church service

Gun free zones mean more deaths. That is a fact. My county in Northwest England is practically gun free (not including guns for sport shooting), I tried to do a bit of digging and the last shooting I can find occurred in 2017, and it was a very isolated incident. It's nice knowing I can go to a tow...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY wing clip at LAS
Replies: 20
Views: 8698

Re: LY wing clip at LAS

READ THE MANUAL RAMP GATES FOR EACH AIRCRAFT which type do or don't park it!! What's wrong with tug drivers or management in LAS airport?? Dumb and waste of time and money. WOW! Q Calm down. What happens in Vegas also happens elsewhere. This isn't the first time wings have been clipped anywhere.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armed civilians take out gunman at Texas church service
Replies: 111
Views: 4996

Re: Armed civilians take out gunman at Texas church service

Hmm... so a mass killing was prevented in a church? Looks to me as if enough "thoughts and prayers" were concentrated right where they were needed. :roll:

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alternate History of SS Norway if Boiler Explosion Never Happened
Replies: 14
Views: 1172

Re: Alternate History of SS Norway if Boiler Explosion Never Happened

She would have meet the same fate, she was old and worn out, her days were over. The same fate should befall SS United States. The SS United States should actually be preserved as a hotel and museum ship and possible locations include New York City, Newport News, and Daytona Beach. Have you seen th...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28871

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

TC957 wrote:
Here in the UK, every move related to the MAX is covered by the news channels with a reminder of the two crashes they've had


You must live in a different UK than I do, or watch niche, aviation orientated news channels.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To all OPs let us know of what country you talk about
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: To all OPs let us know of what country you talk about

To be honest, probably safe to assume that a thread is about the United States. Most that are about another country I find tend to state as such. It's not really a big problem though. I'm British, I live in the United Kingdom, and I don't mind the majority of threads are United States centred. This ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What kind of headphones do you use?
Replies: 33
Views: 1212

Re: What kind of headphones do you use?

I use the standard AKG earbuds that came with my Galaxy Note 10, and you know what? They sound pretty good! Sturdy build too, they've survived a lot of physical trauma and still sound as good as new.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK General Election 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 11439

Re: UK General Election 2019

Which is your constituency? I’ll be doing the exact opposite in Hastings and Rye. And how did that work out? So, what was the result for Hastings & Rye? Bless your heart, waiting for an answer all this time when there's an interactive map on the BBC news site that can tell you exactly how each ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcano erupts with people inside rim
Replies: 20
Views: 1486

Re: Volcano erupts with people inside rim

readytotaxi wrote:
Many have internal burns when they breathed in the hot ash.


That sounds absolutely horrific.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcano erupts with people inside rim
Replies: 20
Views: 1486

Re: Volcano erupts with people inside rim

It's amazing how quickly it happened. A witness on an earlier tour says he was walking inside the rim 5 minutes before the eruption.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcano erupts with people inside rim
Replies: 20
Views: 1486

Volcano erupts with people inside rim

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-50708727 What a way to go! A group of tourists were inside the rim of a NZ volcano when it suddenly erupts. At the time of writing, there are at least 5 victims. Now, the article says that some of the victims may have been on an excursion from a cruise ship and...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 67
Views: 5468

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

When and why did "Fans" morph into "Fanboys" and even "Fangirls"? I just don't get it . . . :scratchchin: I've only just seen this with the resurrection of the thread... but yeah! What's up with that? In an age where everyone seems to trying to do away with gender labe...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The New James Bond 007 movie will be a girl
Replies: 61
Views: 2343

Re: The New James Bond 007 movie will be a girl

Also, I feel that some scenes should be set and filmed at Abu Simbel in Egypt, Izmir, Turkey, New York City, London, and Lahore, Pakistan. I suppose the plot would need to incorporate those places, but one of the recent ones did have a scene set in Turkey atop a moving train. And London has been fe...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does HP 14b-ca0036nr Chromebook have a backlit keyboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: Does HP 14b-ca0036nr Chromebook have a backlit keyboard?

There is no sense in buying an laptop, whether Chromebook, Macintosh, Linux, or the other kind, if it does not have an backlit keyboard. A waste of power and a gimmick for noobs. The F & J are all you need to find your way around a keyboard. As for the chromebook in question, the specs look poo...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alternate History of RMS Queen Elizabeth if She Had Not Burned
Replies: 32
Views: 1699

Re: Alternate History of RMS Queen Elizabeth if She Had Not Burned

QE would probably have served into the 90s or maybe even early 2000s. She would not be turned into a QM -style museum ship because she had been Seawise University and there would not be the resources to convert her back to her old Cunard interior. She would have gone to the breakers. The old Cunard...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cargo Ship Off Romania Capsizes
Replies: 12
Views: 744

Re: Cargo Ship Off Romania Capsizes

Is it just me, or is that ship kinda small for 14000 sheep?

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the aircraft engines average life expectations compared to the aircraft itself ?
Replies: 32
Views: 6916

Re: What are the aircraft engines average life expectations compared to the aircraft itself ?

I think they try and avoid having both/all engines being the same 'age' in hours on an aircraft. So a new aircraft might have one of it's brand new engines replaced with a slightly older one, so you have a brand new and a used engine on the aircraft. Something to do with trying to avoid the risk of ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway
Replies: 65
Views: 10767

Re: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway

I suppose if someone was to be caught out by that contaminated runway, better a RJ than a heavy. Easier to unload and move the RJ than something like a 777.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 21237

Re: Cunard Princess

Where do you think would be a good place to preserve the Cunard Princess as a hotel and museum ship. I feel that possible locations include Bahrain, Tilbury, Copenhagen, and the Canary Wharf area of London. I feel that the ship should be preserved as a hotel and museum ship rather than as as an pla...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Towing a Loaded Trailer With an Ambulance
Replies: 2
Views: 2034

Re: Towing a Loaded Trailer With an Ambulance

These threads are ridiculous, and what would be the point? Ambulances need constant clear access to the back doors.

Archie, do us a favour and go post these many MANY towing questions retread tire questions somewhere more appropriate. Maybe a trucking forum.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Old vs Young
Replies: 20
Views: 3861

Re: Old vs Young

What's the difference between caliboy's pointless threads and ArchGuy's pointless threads?

Like seriously, is there some competition on who can create the most threads?

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Rigs With Public Observation Decks
Replies: 15
Views: 5034

Re: Oil Rigs With Public Observation Decks

I imagine that would be extremely boring. Probably not much to observe in an oil field.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jet2 unique rules
Replies: 17
Views: 7809

Re: Jet2 unique rules

- no earphones to be worn whilst seat belt sign is on including take off and landing. I like that rule, plus it's common sense. Why exactly? Why is it common sense to not wear headphones during takeoff and landing? I'm surprised this needs explaining, but because they are the most likely timeframes...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jet2 unique rules
Replies: 17
Views: 7809

Re: Jet2 unique rules

jamsco99 wrote:
- no earphones to be worn whilst seat belt sign is on including take off and landing.


I like that rule, plus it's common sense.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Towing Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 8156

Re: Towing a Loaded Trailer With a Farm Tractor

With these threads, I don't know what you want to know by "what is it like".

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 21237

Re: First Sheet of Steel Cut for Cunard's New Ship

casinterest wrote:
Image


That looks horrendous.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wayne Tower in Batman Movies
Replies: 5
Views: 4045

Re: Wayne Tower in Batman Movies

I think the hand soap in Wayne Tower is a different scent to CBoT building. Other than that... totally identical.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wayne Tower in Batman Movies
Replies: 5
Views: 4045

Re: Wayne Tower in Batman Movies

I dunno. I mean, one of them is completely fictional and probably differs from film to film.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paralympic medallist climbs on top of BA aircraft at LCY - Extinction Rebellion protest
Replies: 15
Views: 5020

Re: Paralympic medallist climbs on top of BA aircraft at LCY - Extinction Rebellion protest

FCAFLYBOY wrote:
James Brown has been arrested after climbing on TOP of a BA aircraft at boarding stage.


Hope he managed to "get doooooowwwwwwn" from the aircraft safely.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)
Replies: 78
Views: 22368

Re: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today

Strato2 wrote:
What are longest single aisle routes in history? Surely this must be near the top?


Pretty sure some of those little single aisle Lockheed Super Constellations flew routes approaching 24 hours in the air.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leaving iPhone - what happens to my iCloud account?
Replies: 15
Views: 4364

Re: Leaving iPhone - what happens to my iCloud account?

I use Microsoft OneDrive on my Android. Could you possibly migrate over? Or do you have too much stuff?

(OneDrive is free, too)

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chernobyl Reactor Room Opening to the Public
Replies: 8
Views: 1773

Re: Chernobyl Reactor Room Opening to the Public

Airstud wrote:
Nice knowing you, public.


The public at large is overrated anyway.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 134
Views: 28980

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to Xbox

Apologies if already discussed, but I've just watched a 30-ish min preview of FS2020. It looks incredible, and the features discussed... if they pull this off it will be absolutely amazing. The reviewer admits he was ready to go to the Microsoft preview event and then start listing problems, but ins...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Closing of the Newseum
Replies: 6
Views: 1127

Re: Closing of the Newseum

ArchGuy1 wrote:
johns624 wrote:
Never heard of it.

It is a museum in Washington, DC about the history of the media and journalism and includes an observation deck looking out over DC at the top.


I wouldn't worry, not enough happens in Washington to be observed. Amirite!?

Ba-dum-tshhhh. Thanks folks, I'm here all week.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Retread Tires Discussion Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 8176

Re: Retread Tires on Pickup Trucks

Maybe about as common as there are retread threads on a.net. In seriousness though, whenever I need new tires I order online and book in with whichever centre has the best rates, but I've never seen retread tires for sale, only new ones. Is it not really a thing here in the UK? Maybe I'm looking in ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-marriage
Replies: 29
Views: 3454

Re: Self-marriage

bennett123 wrote:
Is this a wind up?.

What is the point?.


Any excuse for a big party and getting all dressy I suppose.

Speaking of getting dressy, I wonder if Caliboy has considered what to wear?

Image

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What's Going On? Egyptian C-130 In Baltimore
Replies: 14
Views: 9137

Re: What's Going On? Egyptian C-130 In Baltimore

Max Q wrote:
Was anyone walking like a..


Never mind


No, but when receiving clearance, ATC requested that they squawk like an Egyptian.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 29074

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

Maybe a rebrand with a yellow tail variation of the new LH livery. Much like the Condor of old was a yellow version of the old LH livery.

One can dream...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where are the Avianca's A318 going?
Replies: 39
Views: 7738

Re: Where are the Avianca's A318 going?

BWIAirport wrote:
Sell them to BA so they can start LCY-BOS/DCA!


Didn't BA already downsize from 2 to 1 A318 at LCY?

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dating in your 80s/90s
Replies: 3
Views: 930

Re: Dating in your 80s/90s

Why not ask out an octogenarian and find out?

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 13572

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

If I'm understanding your post correctly, you think that a possible spilled drink would cause a 777 to mysteriously turn 150 degrees, knock out any and all communications and ATC transponder capabilities, and probably continue to fly for 7-8 hours before flaming out? If you ever got to see the amou...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Windsor Castle Fire Public Attention Back in 1992
Replies: 8
Views: 2275

Re: Windsor Castle Fire Public Attention Back in 1992

Google may be your friend here.

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