Thursday, 10 October 2013

What...?



I pass this often, it is attached to a very nice house indeed, it looks as if it has not been in use for decades, but I sometimes ponder on what it was used for?   The first thought concerns gardening, gardeners usually are quite adept at making use of old spring mattresses, sheets of iron, bits of wood and the like on which to grow their vegetables.  There are some wooden spars here, a sheet of corrugated metal, a sheet with a window cut out looking like it was pinched from one of the old 'tin gospel halls' that once abounded.  It might even have been used by someone who ran racing pigeons, although I doubt that with this particular dwelling.  
Whatever use that construction was put to someone from the electric board thought it funny to place an electric sub station next door, just what you want innit?   At least it prevents bad folks clambering over and breaking in.  That does not in itself look as if it would prevent a cat burglar attempting to enter the building.  Of course this would be a waste of time, I know for sure that gentleman does not possess a cat.


As I was scribbling this one of the longest running programmes on TV began on BBC4, 'The Sky at Night!'  This was, and remains, one of the few intelligent programmes left on TV today. Beginning in 1957 with Sir Patrick Moore as presenter it became the longest running programme with the same presenter as he remained in position, in spite of age and infirmity, until his death in December 2012.  Famed for his knowledge as well as his character, once during an early live broadcast a bluebottle entered his mouth as he spoke, he swallowed it and continued!  The programme has continued after his death, no doubt it will change as time passes, but at least it continues informing the many astronomers, young and old, amateur and professional throughout the land. The British have a strange attraction to the night sky, possibly because it is so attractive and more probably because it is so rarely seen!  
Educational, informative and interesting, three words that usually kill programmes on telly today, yet long may this one continue. 

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5 comments:

Lee said...

Well, go and knock on their door and ask....because now you've raised the curiosity of us all...and we want to know what's behind the corrugated sheets, too!

Adullamite said...

Lee, I am not that nosey!

Lee said...

Damn!

Jenny Woolf said...

I reckon one of those hoarders that you see on TV lives there.

Adullamite said...

Lee, He he...

Jenny, Maybe!