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Friday, November 21, 2008

A man, his barrow and the Elsan tent ...

Ranging Rod, silhouetted against a grey sky, pictured at the moment of tipping the barrow contents down the far side of the spoil heap. The spoil heaps were of some size and it required strength and good balance to be able to negotiate a full barrow up the heap and along the planks, which always shifted a little as you came along. The bottom section of this barrow run would have needed a fair bit of momentum to succeed as it is reasonably steep. It may even have required a breach of the Ferris site rule "Never run with a barrow". In the distance, the faded green-blue canvas of the Elsan tent. I described here the slightly uncomfortable lavatory arrangements with which we used to have to contend before the Leisuredrome was built. This Phillpotts photo from 1979 makes me suspect that this was the last season with the Elsans.
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