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staffordshirechina

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New Mine in North Staffordshire?
Posted: 11/07/2014 12:37:46
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I've been meaning to post a photo of the new mine that has appeared in the middle of a roundabout in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs.
Anyway, here it is:-



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It was the council's entry into a garden competition.

It presumably is an attempt to combine local heritage and world history but I bet it leaves most folk perplexed!

(I bet Mr C knows)
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christwigg

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New Mine in North Staffordshire?
Posted: 11/07/2014 15:45:30
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Took me a while to figure it out until I realised it was a kangaroo rather than a dinosaur.

http://www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/news_release.asp?id=SX2511-A7814373&cat=1140

I quite like it, what did the local residents think ?

Usual bile spitting I imagine ?
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skimble

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New Mine in North Staffordshire?
Posted: 11/07/2014 16:05:55
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christwigg wrote:

Took me a while to figure it out until I realised it was a kangaroo rather than a dinosaur.

I think it's actually the sole survivor of the Staffordshire wallabies. Wink

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/nature_studies/the-decline-and-fall-of-the-peak-district-wallabies-8503546.html
IP: 82.71.4.122 Edited: 11/07/2014 16:13:42 by skimble
exspelio

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New Mine in North Staffordshire?
Posted: 11/07/2014 18:47:14
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Bloody big Wallaby, the one that surprised me many years ago was barely 4ft high.

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Always remember, nature is in charge, get it wrong and it is you who suffers!.
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Boy Engineer

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New Mine in North Staffordshire?
Posted: 11/07/2014 21:37:27
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"What's happened Skippy? Someone trapped in the old mine?" Though not the only Australian trapped inside a wire cage at the moment. IP: 2.30.4.202
Mr.C

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New Mine in North Staffordshire?
Posted: 12/07/2014 15:13:07
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staffordshirechina wrote:

I've been meaning to post a photo of the new mine that has appeared in the middle of a roundabout in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs.
It was the council's entry into a garden competition.

It presumably is an attempt to combine local heritage and world history but I bet it leaves most folk perplexed!

(I bet Mr C knows)

Seen it but no, confused of Kidsgrove here too!

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We inhabit an island made of coal, surrounded by fish. How can we go wrong.......
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New Mine in North Staffordshire?
Posted: 12/07/2014 15:19:17
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Boy Engineer wrote:

"What's happened Skippy? Someone trapped in the old mine?" Though not the only Australian trapped inside a wire cage at the moment.


Always wondered why he wanted to 'tie me kangaroo down'?

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New Mine in North Staffordshire?
Posted: 12/07/2014 21:50:18
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Theres an abundance of Kangaroos in Staffordshire , but not many that live in Anderson shelters IP: 82.17.201.147
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