Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Pub endoscopy

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My engineer mate brought in a specialist, infra-red camera on a pole to the pub, and I couldn't resist taking a peek up the chimney.

This is what the inside of an early 18th century coaching inn chimney looks like - a sight normally only seen by young boys, but let's not go into that.

Carry on.

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  1. Not too bad, I suppose; I can see bricks and masonry work. That's all I know about the inside of an 18th century pub chimney.

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    1. No bricks (at this level) - stone and lime plaster.

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    2. Actually, Joanne, you may be right - it could well be lined with red brick. Apologies.

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  2. Looks amazingly clean....unlike my thoughts on reading your post title.

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  3. I've got a thing about looking up chimneys too. When I decorated one of the bedrooms, we've got an old Georgian fireplace boarded up there and took a photo when we uncovered it. The pub chimney looks a lot more immaculate than ours. Soot, twigs and spiders and the odd unfortunate rook carcass as well.

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    1. There hasn't been a real fire up there for about 25 years, so that might explain the cleanness.

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  4. Looks like the guts of someone interesting

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    1. For 'interesting' are we to infer 'experienced'?

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  5. Zahi Hawass eat your heart out - straight through to the Queen's chamber

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    1. Zahi Hawass? I am really pleased to see you here, Bearly, but you keep giving me things to look up on Google because I don't understand them - please tell me who Zahi Hawass is/was?

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    2. Is that pronounced Whore-Arse?

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  6. I have just Googled up Mr Hawass, and I am ashamed that I did not recognise his name earlier. Now you mention it, Bearly, I knew there was something that video reminded me of - the photos of the Egyptian tomb explorations - of course!

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    1. P.S. - I was sidetracked by 'The Queens Chamber' comment. Right now, my mind is in an Elizabethan setting, and that meant something completely different in those days.

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    2. Ahhh of course, perhaps methinks Robert Dudley then. Zahi is a portly fellow and never made it through to the other side.

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    3. Dudley may have been put off by the teeth, methinks. Zahi never made it to the other side of the synagogue. The things one does for one's country, eh?

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    4. "Bearly hasn't shared anything with you. People are more likely to share with you if you add them to your circles."

      Oh well, I tried...

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