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Re: Secrets of Great British Castles
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2016, 05:08:39 AM »
I wondered if that was a photo of @Kaybee, admiring the Guard  on a previous visit to UK?
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Re: Secrets of Great British Castles
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2016, 09:14:01 AM »
I believe so, but I am still going to be pedantic and say barracks yes, Palace yes, tilt-yard reconfigured as a parade, castle not so. There are plenty of castles and hill forts in the UK to be going on with including a great one just a mile down towards the river from there.

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Re: Secrets of Great British Castles
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2016, 10:39:30 AM »
But what about the dude in the sport coat over on the right? Shouldn't his gal have stopped him from leaving the house like that?
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Re: Secrets of Great British Castles
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2016, 05:40:24 PM »
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But what about the dude in the sport coat over on the right? Shouldn't his gal have stopped him from leaving the house like that?

I think that's a rumpled looking Donald Sutherland and the back of Julie Christie's head during a short break to London while filming 'Don't look Now' in 1972. I am not sure who the girl whose face we can see is though.

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 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Secrets of Great British Castles
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2016, 06:10:58 PM »
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But what about the dude in the sport coat over on the right? Shouldn't his gal have stopped him from leaving the house like that?

I think that's a rumpled looking Donald Sutherland and the back of Julie Christie's head during a short break to London while filming 'Don't look Now' in 1972. I am not sure who the girl whose face we can see is though.

https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.discdish.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F11%2FDontLookNow_opt.jpg&f=1

 ;D ;D ;D

You got me looking.  ::)
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Re: Secrets of Great British Castles
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2016, 10:12:59 AM »
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But what about the dude in the sport coat over on the right? Shouldn't his gal have stopped him from leaving the house like that?

I think that's a rumpled looking Donald Sutherland and the back of Julie Christie's head during a short break to London while filming 'Don't look Now' in 1972. I am not sure who the girl whose face we can see is though.

https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.discdish.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F11%2FDontLookNow_opt.jpg&f=1

 ;D ;D ;D

You got me looking.  ::)

Me too, well picked  ;D
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Re: Secrets of Great British Castles
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2016, 12:34:29 AM »
These responses had me laughing out loud. I should have said can't wait to see the palaces and castles again, rather than just castles. I took the photo and don't know the guy in the sports jacket, but the photo was taken in 2001-ish, and his 70s appearance was more intriguing than the guard's. Perhaps he hates the guard for putting him under a perpetual 70s spell.
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Re: Secrets of Great British Castles
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2016, 05:32:04 AM »
Well this series completely ruined my week in a good way. Hammered through them all and wow was it worth it. Really puts into perspective how much work building a structure of that size took in the 13th century.

I mean, just blacksmithing a single nail takes hours. A freaking nail!  :o
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Re: Secrets of Great British Castles
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2016, 04:37:50 PM »
Not watched the program but a mate makes medieval nails on a medieval forge at re-enactment events about a minute each to make a four sided headed nail and they sell for £3 each to the public or for reconstruction work he reckons they are more profitable than making armour.

The process is heat  rectangular blank- split it diagonally corner to corner through the long side on a chisel held in the hardy hole- hit each side once- fit a tool in the hardy hole to hold the nail and strike it 3 times to form the head-quench and begin again.

I tend to be sceptical about statements made about people not being able to do things they needed to do or taking an age to do them. As metal was expensive and time was cheap it's possible but unlikely.

BTW most people would not have bothered and used a 'tree nail instead' There are 500 year old houses held together with wooden pegs likewise the Vikings would have laughed at you if you suggested using nails in boatbuilding everyone knows iron rusts.

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Re: Secrets of Great British Castles
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2016, 04:58:03 PM »
Yeah they used the nails for the bridge and a few other small things, but most everything else was held together by wooden pegs as you said.

And it was hard to tell on the show how long it actually took in minutes, but from firing the metal to the finished fabrication of the nail it took quite some time. Perhaps the process was different than your friend's. Still, super interesting!
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