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Silly Sheep

By dark_lord  
Delving really far back in the archives for this Silly Sunday offering, it shows my Mum feeding crumbs to a sheep at the Blue John Caverns car park. The sheep made its way over to us, so it must have been used to scrounging off visitors. Spring 1976

Thank you to everyone who left a comment or voted on Devilish, and to Isabel (chinga) for her UA.

Tags: Sheep Derbyshire Feeding Portraits and people Blue john Silly Sunday Humour and fun

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Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
1 Nov 2020 10:12PM
I get a feeling of being a youth again!
Nice old shot Keith.

Arne Smile
1 Nov 2020 10:56PM
Oh wonderful! What Arne says covers it nicely. The car recognition is interesting; if memory serves me correctly (and I fear it may not 🥴 ) we have, front to back, a Ford Cortina Mark 2?; a Vauxhall Viva; a Ford Cortina Mark 3? and one of those big Austin jobbies ... like a Maxi with a boot! 🥴 I'm 93 dammit!
A joy of an image - thanks Keith!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2020 11:01PM
Such a lovely candid... The sheep is enjoying the treat...
Nice moment Keith... GrinGrinGrinGrin
mac Plus
19 10 Scotland
1 Nov 2020 11:37PM
An excellent candid. The power of photography to capture fleeting moments, that can be recalled in years to come.
Ian
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
2 Nov 2020 1:53AM
Delightful image from the past Keith , had me looking closer when spotted the vehicles parked Smile
Ian
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2020 7:33AM
'No, you can't come home with us for tea...'
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1775 England
2 Nov 2020 8:08AM
Interesting - from the back, I think I see a Morris 1800, a Mark III Cortina, a Viva and a Mark II Cortina...
saltireblue Plus
10 11.4k 69 Norway
2 Nov 2020 8:30AM
Perhaps as it is scrounging food, it identifies as a seagull?
Either that, or it is politely pointing out that you have parked in his space, and wants food as compensation...Wink
viscostatic 14 48 9 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2020 8:50AM
A great moment from the past.

Phil.
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1775 England
2 Nov 2020 11:12AM
'Identifies as a seagull' - this leaves no mickey to be taken from that phrase, ever again...

Nice one, Malc!
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 735 England
2 Nov 2020 12:42PM

Quote:The car recognition is interesting; if memory serves me correctly (and I fear it may not 🥴 ) we have, front to back, a Ford Cortina Mark 2?; a Vauxhall Viva; a Ford Cortina Mark 3? and one of those big Austin jobbies ... like a Maxi with a boot!


Quote:Interesting - from the back, I think I see a Morris 1800, a Mark III Cortina, a Viva and a Mark II Cortina

I agree about the Fords and Vauxhall, certainly the other is from the British Leyland empire. The Cortina Mk 2 is ours, it's my dad in the driver's seat.
2 Nov 2020 2:34PM
An old Cortina behind them ? I used to have one. SmileSmileSmile

Jukka
2 Nov 2020 6:50PM
my first thought was it was asking for a ride 🐏
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1775 England
2 Nov 2020 7:06PM
It's certainly an 1800 or 2200: my Dad had a Morris 1800, and the same body was badge-engineered as an Austin and a Wolsley as well. From this angle it could be any of them.

BL rallied them: A standard 1800 topped out at 90mph: a fully rally-prepared version could still do 90, but regardless of the surface. The bodyshell was exceptionally strong. The 1800 was the same engine as an MG-B, but mounted transversely and driving the front wheels. The (slightly later) 2200 used a six-pot version of the Maxi engine, but with a four-speed box.

Weird extra fact: the Maxi used the same doors as the 1800, but was otherwise a completely new design. Still gearbox-in-sump, transverse FWD: but the first family hatchback in the UK market, and the first five-speed gearbox on a family car built in the UK.

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