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Fasten the Gate!

Fasten the Gate!

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I need that sign!
Lisl: You have problems, Michael?
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 31 May 2017, 00:35
What a wonderful is sturdy and will outlast the gate!
Lisl: It will, Ray- it is an old railway sign - the S & D (Somerset & Dorset Railway, aka the Slow and Dirty) ran near here until it was closed in 1966
Well we've been warned in polite English style!
Lisl: Yes, very English, Eliabeth
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 31 May 2017, 04:50
WOW, that is something else than 'BEWARE OF THE DOG'... I always wonder what happens if you can prove you cannot read....
Lisl: Perhaps that would be like ignorance - ie no excuse
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 May 2017, 06:14
A whole week's wages back then I suspect Lisl
Lisl: Easily - I won't tell you what I earned for my first week's work!
LOL at Astrid. I'm glad to see that at least there's a limit on the damage done!
Lisl: Very important to close what was once a railway gate, Ginnie
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 May 2017, 06:47
I know only the phrase "Fasten the seat belts" - it is a fine gate and a fine blue door.
Lisl: A new one for you, then, Philine - good!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 May 2017, 08:05
Hahah!! I remember such signs, normally around railways. What beautiful brickwork.
Lisl: It comes from a railway; and Bath stone
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 31 May 2017, 08:53
Forty shillings : ça date
Lisl: A few years ago!
Good for them, that will sort the postman out.
Lisl: Let's hope he takes notice, Chad
belle prise!! amitiés
Lisl: Merci bien
A stern warning for it's time. Good find.
Lisl: I can almost remember them!
That's £2 in old money isn't it? Gee...
Lisl: Yes, it is, Frank. A lot of money in those days
I like this. Well spotted Lisl
Lisl: I am pleased, Bill
Looking at the state of the gate it can't be worth more than 2 quid!
Lisl: Oh, Brian!
Mmm - I wonder where one would get 40 shillings these days?
Lisl: I wonder
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 May 2017, 21:45
A lovely capture Lisl. I wonder how many of us did the old to new conversion when we read the sign!
Lisl: Quite a few, by the look of it, Anne
I wonder how much forty shillings is today?
Lisl: 2 new pounds, a very small fine compared to those days
I love blue and I love this old door? Good find.
Lisl: This was on a little country cottage beside a disused railway line

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