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« on: March 30, 2017, 10:08:45 PM »

The Vinegar capital of the world. Very strong whiff of Vinegar but an interest place. Steam Engines used to shunt wagons across the road.
It was always a busy little place. Lets have some more info about Stourport.So please get posting.
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 07:11:06 AM »

Seem to remember a few of the drivers at the oil company I worked for in the late sixties had caravans in Stourport, nice way to relax if you could afford it. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2018, 08:34:50 PM »

As a nipper in the early 60's I would end up with dad in Stourport on fishing trips. Dad always wanted a caravan, not necessarily by the river but a caravan.

One Saturday morning I remember been thrown into the back of dads Mk 1 Zephyer - Zodiac. We picked his work friend up on the Stratford Rd as you come into Spark Hill from Hall Green.

Not sure where we were heading, fishing I thought? Dads work mate didn't look like his usual work mates. He was wearing a raincoat with a belt that was done up, like the insurance man wore!

Anyway, we ended up in Stourport. Then down some country lanes and into a field. Even as a nipper, a field in the country was my idea of heaven. At the bottom of the field was the river. Yes, it's fishing I thought. But where was the tackle? Dad and his mate got out of the car. Dad grabbed my hand, and off we went across this field. Near the river were a few old vehicles. A Tram, a Railway Carriage and an old 1940's bus (single decker). Dad's work mate had inherited this bus and was trying to sell it to dad as a caravan. I then worked out that this man wasn't a work mate of dad's as they did favours for each other and no money changed hands. My memory of the inside of the bus is a damp, mouldy place, damp mattresses stacked on the table and flaking white paint.

Dad didn't buy it, thank goodness, but I would do anything to find that location again, so secluded....
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2018, 09:15:05 PM »

Stourport had small steam engines that pulled wagons across he road.
In that field did you see any old wagons or covered wagons.
It was an interesting place to visit.
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2018, 06:42:40 PM »

As everybody gone on Holiday ,where are you all.
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2018, 07:26:49 PM »

Hello Ed
I think they all went to Stourport looking for you
Take care
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2018, 07:54:50 PM »

Evening All
Ed was last seen swimming round in circles in a vat of vinegar at
Stourport on Severn.
Should you see him please throw a lifeline to him.
Many thanks for your help.
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2018, 03:00:20 PM »

Hello
Ed is now reported as missing in vinegar.
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2018, 03:17:12 PM »

Life Boat has now been launched.
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2018, 05:04:45 PM »

Hello
Do Bones and Flesh dissolve in vinegar.
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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2018, 07:30:18 PM »

Gerald good job the lifeboats not coming fro near you in Newquay,I might drown ,Just throw us a few chips in and a bit of fish.Keep well ed.
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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2018, 08:10:45 PM »

Hello Ed
I am under instructions to only feed people that make daily posts on this forum.
No fish and chips but to take you back to our child hood I threw in a pigs foot.
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2018, 08:38:56 PM »

Hi Gerald,disgusting news about the Newquay lifeboat.The things they do to saver a little bit of money.Hope they never need one
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