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Posted: 12/01/2016 19:21:09
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Hi Jim and mine followers,
I can confirm that the plant, photographed, here was still on site, 18 months ago, when we last visited Iona.
The whole area, has been tactfully, preserved, and the remaining plant has been painted, and so should last a few more years yet.
There has also been some attempt, to restore the path down to the quarry from the cliff above, however it is not the easiest place to find as the "paths" are rather non existent!

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Posted: 12/01/2016 20:54:00
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Hi John,

Thanks for the update, one of a few of John and Hilda's outliers when they spent the summers up at Loch Arkaig in the 80's and 90's
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Posted: 12/01/2016 20:54:15
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John Lawson wrote:

Hi Jim and mine followers,
I can confirm that the plant, photographed, here was still on site, 18 months ago, when we last visited Iona.
The whole area, has been tactfully, preserved, and the remaining plant has been painted, and so should last a few more years yet.
There has also been some attempt, to restore the path down to the quarry from the cliff above, however it is not the easiest place to find as the "paths" are rather non existent!

Photograph:you've spelt Iona wrongGunsShockedCryingCryingCrying



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Posted: 13/01/2016 09:09:13
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Spelling corrected, I blame the rain.Smile IP: 146.200.44.201
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Posted: 13/01/2016 10:15:37
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I blame keyboards

Years ago could type perfect Tipex free letters on a portable Adler typewriter. Still have it actually
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Posted: 13/01/2016 10:29:23
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Is that product placement Mr Fellows or a piece of post-ironic spelling error to prove capitalism is in terminal decline.Laugh

I've done my research in my study desk and it's called Tipp-Ex (created by one of the Monkees mums??)
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Posted: 13/01/2016 11:06:29
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Just looked it up, I think the original was spelled as below?

Tippex
't?p?ks/
BRITISHtrademark
noun
1.
a type of correction fluid.
verb
1.
delete with correction fluid.
"go home and Tippex your friends' names out of your address book"

I am surprised that it is still sold.

I can remember seeing on TV piles of typewriters being thrown on a scrapheap. How times change.

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Posted: 13/01/2016 11:11:27
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Allegedly some people (Russians?) are retaining typewriters so that key loggers and other spying systems can not intercept them.

Personally I still rely on the tin foil hat. Crying
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Posted: 13/01/2016 11:42:27
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I always assumed Tippex was a motor vehicle re-assembly aid, such as, marking cambelt running direction etc.Laugh IP: 31.52.224.153
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Posted: 13/01/2016 12:17:26
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Morlock wrote:

I always assumed Tippex was a motor vehicle re-assembly aid, such as, marking cambelt running direction etc.Laugh


Thumbs UpThumbs Up And timing marks for strobe testing ignition Big Grin

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Posted: 13/01/2016 12:29:07
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Tppex was actually intended for sniffing during maths lessons but the fun was stopped when they re-formulated it to remove the trichloroethane. IP: 188.39.178.242
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Posted: 13/01/2016 12:56:42
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exspelio wrote:

Morlock wrote:

I always assumed Tippex was a motor vehicle re-assembly aid, such as, marking cambelt running direction etc.Laugh


Thumbs UpThumbs Up And timing marks for strobe testing ignition Big Grin


Yes!
I can remember this, we all did it. I can remember fitting a new cam belt to a BMW 323i, 1982 Y suffix, quite a feat.
I was running it myself and was actually one of the best cars I ever had.

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Posted: 13/01/2016 13:01:44
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We must have been simpler folk in Middlesbrough, we kept amused in the drone of the physics lab by generating "shall we say" graphs as that is how he started many sentences on a Friday afternoon double.Sleeping

Such was the benefit of the grammar school system.Smartass
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Posted: 13/01/2016 19:20:29
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Off TopicOff TopicOff Topicrufenig wrote:

Allegedly some people (Russians?) are retaining typewriters so that key loggers and other spying systems can not intercept them.

Personally I still rely on the tin foil hat. Crying

The German Domestic and Foreign Intelligence Services send all there Memos out by typewriter apparently
Are we off topic now

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Posted: 13/01/2016 20:13:54
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Back on topic,
Jim your Dad and mum would have had to stay on Iona or Mull, to visit the Marble quarry.
Robert and I also took the trip to Fingal's cave, whilst we were there.
I can honestly say it was extremely impressive, and well worth the roller coaster of a sail to get there!
You might also find photos of this in your dad's collection
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Posted: 13/01/2016 22:34:28
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I must have missed this when I visited Iona - mind you I think I was about 10 at the time! IP: 86.140.150.228
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Posted: 14/01/2016 14:08:24
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I'm not sure they made a trip to Fingal's Cave, and I haven't, I apparently wrote the poem though, Confused but the walk on the Ross of Mull from Carsaig to the Carsaig Arches is also a pretty fine display of columnar basalt and echoing caves, without the sea bit. I hope they had Mendelssohn's music on whilst they made the crossing. IP: 146.200.44.201 Edited: 14/01/2016 14:40:23 by Jim MacPherson
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Posted: 14/01/2016 20:08:50
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Certainly, the columns are impressive at Carsaig Arches, but actually the road down to Carsaig Bay takes some beating!
Parking here is a problem, and then there is the 3 mile walk to the arches.
The views towards Jura, are also stunning.
If the weather is ok, and you do not mind single tracked roads, Mull is a great place to visit.
You can, as we do, take in the Stontian mines enroute.
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