Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 21st April, 2020)
A new bin wagon on the block
Photo: David Long (iPhone)
They had this bin lorry on trial in Shevy last years, it was painted like a can of Carlsberg beer.
It had some fancy computer stuff in the cab, but I cant remember how it worked.
There was one in the street last week and there was something seriously wrong with it?For a brand new m/c it was making a lot of noisesounded like the exhaust was broken ?
It's become a new way of life with the lockdown.....wondering what to wear to put the bins out!
Looks as though it could be used for door to door wine delivery during the lock down.
As long as you put a scarf over your rollers, Irene - don't want to frighten the horses.
Irene if I was you I would put my bin out as 'Yvette' and give the neighbours a treat! And what about the lovely fox fur ithat is now smelling of lavender ....
Now Our Irene, I'm sure you look as lovely as ever in your see through negligence putting the bins out.
Irene another thought How about dressing up as Laura from 'Brief Encounter' I'll come along as Dolly to help you to pull the bin to the kerb!!! Mind you you might get more than a piece grit in the eye!.....
Oh, what a picture I will be, Rev. David, Veronica and Our Joseph, with my rollers, scarf, see-through negligee and fox fur! I can hear my lovely Dad Bob saying, "Owd Mon, Wench...Tha favvers tha's fawd off a flittin'!" I hope the bin-men appreciate my glamorous ensemble! I knew you wouldn't mind my having a little joke, Rev, via your photo-a-day. If ever we all needed a bit of fun it's right now! Keep safe and keep smiling everyone. xxxx
Have you considered wearing nothing at all Irene? You would be quite safe with everybody six feet away and it would probably get a bigger clap from the neighbors than the NHS staff got!
Definitely, Veronica.... Dolly and Laura from Brief Encounter it is, but we'll wear my 1940s outfits.....we're not falling for THAT one, DTease! xx
Wasn't there once a TV bin man called ,' Heavy Breathing '? .
He must have been on Irene's round.
We'll get Maureen and Elizabeth to join us in the can - can. Now that will be a treat - and a shock if we can all get our legs up that high!
Looking at my comment again Irene maybe my use of NHS Staff for comparison was a bit thoughtless. It was meant as a joke but given what they are having to go through at the moment it was a bit tasteless.
I apologise if I upset anyone.
Noblesse oblige, Irene. I was hoping for an erudite discussion about the technicalities of modern recycling collections, or even a bit of nostalgia on the lines of 'cherry-coloured bin wagons I have loved' - and maybe we can have it now whilst you ladies get off to the kitchen to make tea.... (Ducks a flying bin lid...!)
I'll join you Veronica,I'm pretty sure I can still get my legs up high..did a bit of that in my youth..ha ha
DTease, I'm certain everyone on here knew you were just having a joke. There was no harm meant and no offence taken, I'm sure. I also worried that I had veered from Rev. David's subject of the bin-wagon but he has been my partner in crime! We all need a bit if light relief at the moment.
Yes Veronica,I'm up for a can-can !
Yes girls we certainly can-can do !
Well done Elizabeth and Maureen! Watch out, Binmen....you ain't seen nothing yet! (And don't you DARE say we're "rubbish")!
Veronica, put me down for two tickets.
Bet you did Maureen 😉😉rt6r8
That's interesting about the revolving composting drum, the old lorries had a hydraulic compactor, though that was twenty odd years ago. Whenever I took the van in the garage at Frog Lane depot for its MOT I would often see the young trainee mechanics going into the back of the bin lorries to fix whatever and seeing many a one retching and barfing with the smell, think of the smell inside of the Kirkless waste site but a lot stronger, poor lads, it's a job I wouldn't like to have done.
Here's Buster Bloodvessel's version of the Can Can and on his bike too.
We'll just do a 'Capt.Tom ' Dtease and go viral ont' 'tinternet....
I was in a play at School and we had all the dresses necessary to do the Can Can,the little ring on either side of th dresses to put your fingers through,we had it off to a tee then...in comes Sister Frances,she was appalled and so the dance was cancelled..drat.
That's nuns for you Maureen - I wouldn't care but they were a French order - Notre Dame!
Oh, haven't we had a laugh today? It was much needed. Now what day is it tomorrow? I have to look at my calendar every morning during this lockdown just to see what day it is. Goodnight, God Bless, everyone. Try not to dream of us photo-a-day ladies doing the Can-Can in front of the bin-lorry! xxxxx
Irene,I was talking to my next door neighbour the other day..at a distance of course,I asked her "Er what day is it " she said "Thursday",we both laughed..it was Sunday,and she's only in her twenties...so we're all the same.
Back to the wagon.one came on our round on Friday and emptied black bins so must be used for all types
,Which reminds me funnily enough of Stan Laurel in a film,someone asked where his lady friend was to which Stan said "Oh she died" his friend asked "Od dear what did she die of"Stan replied I think she died of a Tuesday..it really tickled me..night night every body and God bless us all.
POET, there certainly was a bin man called 'Heavy Breathing' in ITV'S The Dustbinmen late 60's very early 70's. Another character was Cheese and Egg. One of the lads to be part of the series was Graham Haberfield, for all you 'Corrie' fans he played Gerry Booth in the Street, but died at a very young age.
Youre right girls
So quiet that you think each day is a Sunday
And the weather has been a Godsend
At least not cooped up in th'house !!
Johnny, not spoke to you for a while,hubby has been poorly but coming round now..The sunny weather has been a Godsend for getting out into the garden,just a pity the Garden Centres are closed..I usually have flowers everywhere by now,thank God my Clematis will soon be blooming.
Maureen there's two open near me, keeping distance though. Plus one is off the beaten track..
That's it Roy , 'Heavy Breathing' was the chap who went on to play Mr.Lucas in 'Are You Being Served '.
Thank you Veronica,Cliff's not too well so it's out of the question.
Sorry to hear Cliff's not been well, Maureen. Hope he's improving. xxxxx
Thank you Irene,he really isn't well at all yet
Sorry to hear that Cliff is unwell.
I hope he gets better soon.
I understand about our chats. More important matters to consider. Take care and keep safe.
Now thats worth breaking the lock-down.
Driving up to see you girls doing the can-can !
As long as you all wear frilly knickers !! ;0)
You are right Roy
He was Len Faircloughs apprentice I recall
“Hey up Mum it’s the dustbin men “
Thank you very much Johnny.
You’re more than welcome Maureen 😁
So much for supporting British industries. Scandalous to be buying German, especially now that the UK is due to leave the EU.
You'll have to tell the council which British-owned company you'd like them to buy their bin lorries from, Lynne.
Some fun comments on this photo a day, but like Lynne what happened to British engineering? Our leaders a million light years behind Germany.
If you're referencing our present situation in the Covid-19 situation, Methinks, indeed we are well behind Germany, but Lynne seems to think our council could have bought British bin wagons rather than German, rather than lamenting the state of British engineering - which has led us to not having a single British-owned company able to supply said wagons.
Primarily, Rev David, thinking of engineering, but overall the German Republic seem to be leaders or amongst the leaders in all aspects of modern needs.