Identification Longshot/Talking Point 192

  Brumas 22:05 17 Jul 2009
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What a wonderful old shop.
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  WhiteTruckMan 22:13 17 Jul 2009

of clitheroe.

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  Macscouse 22:16 17 Jul 2009

Isn't he a little tall for Jimmy Clitheroe?

  Forum Editor 22:21 17 Jul 2009

circa 1850.

Or is it?

  WhiteTruckMan 22:22 17 Jul 2009

This was in his early days before the growth spurt (Attributed to fumes leaking from the nearby treacle mines) that propelled him to fame as the worlds tallest dwarf.

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  Brumas 22:31 17 Jul 2009

Afraid not. You are at least 135 miles out.

  WhiteTruckMan 22:34 17 Jul 2009

135 miles from hendon to clitheroe?

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  Brumas 22:49 17 Jul 2009

If it is I will eat your hat ;o)

  lotvic 00:37 18 Jul 2009

The lady shouldn't sit there, I can see a big puddle on the road, she is bound to get splashed when Carver and Brumas go past on their tandem.

  Quickbeam 01:29 18 Jul 2009

these Brumas photos.

1.The woman is clearly using an Edwardian laptop abacus (probably with about 2 or 3 kb (that's rows of beads) of memory, if my memory serves me right).

2. The shop owner later became a largish northern dairy company headed by his Gt, Gt, Grandson Dennis... but not as big as ASDA.

3. It's clearly before the age of the motor car, as the hotel is catering exclusively for the nu-fangled bicycle tourist trade.

4. The shopkeeper has a flat cap on, which clearly marks him as a provincial northern type small business person. He must therefore keep racing pigeons or ferrets on his allotment and go to the Methodist Church, and he probably likes seed cake (but don't label me as a stereotype labelling person).

5. Uhh, I haven't a clue where it is really... so I may be quite wrong...

  Brumas 09:06 18 Jul 2009

Has a certain ring to it, are we seeing the new Morecambe & Wise?

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