Notice 13

By woolybill1
Sound advice from a century ago*, displayed at Beamish Museum.

Mrs W and I would never make Great Train Robbers, so easily did you all recognised us yesterday Blush

Many thanks to Nezih (nonur) and Barbs (barbarahirst) for their U.A.s: I'm over the moon Smile Back to candids tomorrow . . .

*While I was filling up for our return from London last week an extremely noisy Nissan sports car held together by stickers pulled up at the adjacent pump. The young driver opened the door, put petrol in the tank, paid at the cash desk and then went to chat with a lady waiting at another pump. He left the car door open and the engine running throughout, though I don't think he was smoking . . .

Tags: Photo journalism Specialist and abstract Humour Silly Sunday

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Comments


nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
17 Mar 2013 9:06AM
Brilliant shot, great clarity, Bill. We still need signs, that's obvious.

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The brass work shows up well Bill, good sign so well spotted and it made me smile and that's a welcome change I can tell ya.

John
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
17 Mar 2013 9:39AM
Excellent capture Smile
17 Mar 2013 9:45AM
Great quality shot Bill, and interesting reading on notice number 13 Smile

John Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 33 10 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 10:32AM
A great imageSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff
17 Mar 2013 10:52AM
Ah thoswe were the days ....petrol attendant .........lovely clarity to the shot. Steve
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
17 Mar 2013 11:02AM
This is getting to be a wonderful series of classic signs Bill; I'm really enjoying them!
Maybe an idea for a calendar.
Regards,
Rende
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
17 Mar 2013 11:24AM
My first part time job while in school was cleaning windscreens of cars while they were served petrol by an attendant, little did I realize how things would change, we don't have time for niceties like that these days, another great look in to the past Bill. - gary
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
17 Mar 2013 12:26PM
Excellent image Bill and you've inspired me to look for some.

Ken
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
17 Mar 2013 2:07PM
And we all thought this Health & Safety thing was something new! Wink Great well-seen shot for Silly Sunday, Bill GrinGrin
Trev Smile
saltireblue Plus
6 5.8k 33 Norway
17 Mar 2013 2:17PM
That's a nicely polished shiny button, Bill I bet you pushed it.Wink

I get annoyed with Norwegians when they fill up in winter. There are a lot of un-manned petrol stations with no staff to admonish patrons, or turn off pumps, and they leave the motor running whilst filling up, because they don't want the car to get cold in minus 15 or 20c. I normally politely ask them to turn off their engines as I am not interested in being blown to kingsdom come, even if the thought does not bother them.
Verbal abuse is the normal response.

Malc
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
17 Mar 2013 3:31PM
Sounds very annoying Malc, after all the car don't turn cold that wuick. A great captured sign anyway

Peter
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 5:57PM
A lovely old sign!
Ann
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 6:14PM
The Petroleum Authority. "Did we ever have such a governing body?"

Regards Nathan
gajewski Plus
11 10 9 United States
17 Mar 2013 11:52PM
It's amazing how careless we guys can get when there is a young lady at the next pump, willing to chat. Smile
-=\Walter
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
18 Mar 2013 4:35AM
Great vintage sign.
Ty
Ray42 8 3 England
18 Mar 2013 7:10AM
An excellent find
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
18 Mar 2013 7:41AM
Wow...beautifully shot, Bill. Stellar light and focus, especially on the gold thingee!

I gotta tell you, it's such an alien concept to me ---> someone leaving their engine running while filling up! I didn't know people did that.

Andrew
Meheecho 3 275 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 2:11PM
A great find and a great piece of nostalgia well captured
Steve
annettep38 Plus
5 218 39 Costa Rica
23 Mar 2013 10:58PM
and no mobile phones to switch of Smile
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
26 Mar 2013 4:18PM

Quote:My first part time job while in school was cleaning windscreens of cars while they were served petrol by an attendant, little did I realize how things would change, we don't have time for niceties like that these days, another great look in to the past Bill. - gary
Nowadays they'd be pinching your hubcaps whilst you were filling up in Merthyr Gary!Tongue

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