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greenlanes
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25/02/2009 : 15:53:26      reply with quote


Apparently at one time there was a huge metal sign, with arrows, on a wall in Kirkgate (near the Parish Church) which read LONDON 211 miles EDINBURGH 211 miles. It was there for many years but was taken down in World War 11. Can any Silsden veterans remember it (no more jokes please about Bob T!!) and is this mileage correct? Do any photos survive of it? Villagers were apparently very proud of this sign and thought it marked Silsden as a really special location.
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claymoreking
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25/02/2009 : 17:15:58      reply with quote


World War 11 - thats a great crystal ball you got there!!
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Dave
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25/02/2009 : 18:12:11      reply with quote


According to Google earth, London is 216 miles away and Edinburgh is 194 miles away. This of course follows modern routes so it could well have been somewhere near 211 miles each back then.
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alan
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25/02/2009 : 18:39:53      reply with quote


But they didn't have Google in the Second World War! wink ;) Did they?
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claymoreking
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25/02/2009 : 18:53:29      reply with quote


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But they didn't have Google in the Second World War! wink ;) Did they?

It was never suggested that they did
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alan
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25/02/2009 : 19:16:12      reply with quote


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But they didn't have Google in the Second World War! wink ;) Did they?

It was never suggested that they did
Blimey, relax! wink ;)
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Dave
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25/02/2009 : 19:54:55      reply with quote


this post has been edited 2 time(s)

Apparently the then Town Council (or its equivalent) had a very long piece of string. happy :)
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alan
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26/02/2009 : 08:42:52      reply with quote


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Apparently the then Town Council (or its equivalent) had a very long piece of string. happy :)
It was the Urban District Council and they still have the string on display in the Town Hall wink ;)
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Dave
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26/02/2009 : 15:53:00      reply with quote


I hope your not just stringing us along there Alan wink ;)
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alan
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26/02/2009 : 17:38:29      reply with quote


Honest............ wink ;)
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Herself
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26/02/2009 : 19:24:01      reply with quote


The string is there.
So Madam Mayor.
Can tie Alan,
To his chair!!!!!.
( just so the other Cllr's can get on with some work of course)
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26/02/2009 : 19:48:12      reply with quote


if london is 216 miles away and the sign said 211,well they poss tied a knot in the string every mile so that would account for the 5 mile shortfall as for the edinburgh leg god knows,any theorieshappy :)
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alan
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26/02/2009 : 20:07:01      reply with quote


London used to be closer before they built the motorway...... wink ;)

Oh dear Madam Mayor I didn't know you had these fantasies wink ;)
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skippy
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26/02/2009 : 20:25:21      reply with quote


liz get a gripsad :( the thought of you tying alan up in the chambershocked 8O the mind realey does boggle:laugh :Dlaugh :D
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alan
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26/02/2009 : 20:27:57      reply with quote


I was so overcome when I read that that I had to have a lie down wink ;)
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skippy
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26/02/2009 : 22:02:54      reply with quote


with the whisky heylaugh :Dlaugh :Dlaugh :Dlaugh :Dlaugh :Dlaugh :D
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