10 July 2003 - 2

The New Boat House

10 July 2003 - Part 2

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Look at these circular saws cutting through the mighty oak as if they are pieces of soft cheese!

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Curtis Milton decides to absorb beer through his feet while he drills a beam.
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Lets visit the turners’ tent. Here Peter “woody” Hemlsey, (white jacket), is turning the spindles for the staircase and the verandah. There is a bad joke coming up. Peter asked Mrs Thatcher to help him (you’ve guessed what’s coming….) “You turn if you like but the lady is not for turning”.

Anyway, when he leaves the site, Peter is starring in a Hollywood Old Testament epic. Here you see him getting used to a plague of locusts.
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Celia Kingham takes issue with parent worker, Tony Hutchins. Dress code is strictly shirt and tie on site, so the luckless Tony receives a written warning for his bare chest.

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They fitted the staircase together today and here it is. This feature was today’s main attraction for the visitors to the site.

For most of our overseas visitors the highlight of the day had to be punting on the Thames in Oxford.
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This peculiar old English tradition really got to them. Some of them went completely overboard. Abingdon Boat House
That’s another fine mess you got me in!

 

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Photos: © Russell Ley 2003

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