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  • Hoping its SW

  • This is a postcode lottery.

  • What’s in the box? Floatier Warps?


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  • Wart Soap Lifer? (sorry)

  • If only I knew which area fits, I could go on the prowl.

  • Let’s play Hangman!

    ␣A␣␣␣O␣ ␣ATE␣␣

    ETAO

  • Pippa, not OTP (but can be found on YACF), trained there for her open water swim for her Triathlon.

  • Old: Fairlop Waters, out EAST!

    I don't know if Aglet intended it, but pretty much where the tag is, happens to be the alleged site of a very old famous tree called the Fairlop Oak. Once regarded as the tallest tree in the country, it certainly had girth measuring 36ft at 3ft and its branches reaching circumference of 300ft. It became the location of a huge annual 3 day booze up in July reportedly attracting 200,000 people at its height. This Fairlop Fair started life as a bean feast by ship pump maker Daniel Day in the early 1720's whose workers paraded decorated wheeled boats from Wapping up through Stratford to the tree. Sadly it became a victim of its own success and bits of the tree were sold off as souvenirs and people started having bonfires in the hollow trunk until a gale blew over the 700 year old tree in 1820. The pulpit of St Pancras Church on Euston Road even comes from this tree.


    http://www.hainaultforest.co.uk/3Fairlop­%20Oak.htm

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    How many police officers does it take to cut down a tree?


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  • Well done—yep, I’d read up on Fairlop. The Q6 route with the new LTN roadblocks past Valentines Park makes a good run from east Stratford out to Essex.

  • It wasn't half scary going on Q6 across the Roding tonight. Valentines Park was closed too unfortunately, but in day time a good route yes. Needless to say I didn't come back that way.

  • Typical: one that I could get crops up on the weekend that I can’t get it.

  • Old: Biketrax, Cambridge Park, Wanstead
    New:


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  • Old: Biketrax, Cambridge Park, Wanstead

    I daresay that wasn't the tag oat44 had in mind. It's close by, but he refers to a very different story in his clue. Up to him to say whether you've got it or not.

  • Quite. The old tag is still open (what a hoary old chestnut that phrase has become).

  • Aglet, it's yours if you can tell the story!

  • old chestnut

    The Siege of Wanstonia—presumably the bike was where the tree stood? And it apparently took 600 police. Crikey.

  • Indeed

    Can't embed this, but here's the tree
    https://images.app.goo.gl/2PoAx67ufDrybh­j58

  • That's the bunny. Clue for the new?

  • I love it when this thread gets educational, thanks @aglet and @oat44.

    I used to play football near Fairlop Waters every week, and regularly drive or cycle past the green in Wanstead, but I didn't know about either of these stories before.

  • Hadn't you better check it is ok first? ;)

  • Was going to moan that it was quite recent....it wasn't.

  • Clue for the new?

    If I’d had a puncture in both tyres would I have holey rollers? What if this happened 50 days after I passed over this bridge…?

    Update: I lost my nerve a little after taking the first photo, so the new tag isn’t exactly international.

  • Clues please.

  • After 50 days, nothing would really happen. The only reason to cross that bridge is to stock up with some long life food from the giant Tescos, last you a good few months.

    ...oh wait, you're talking about the church! ;)

  • The [Pentecostal] church in question is presumably on one of these hides of land:

    In the 22nd year of Henry III (1237-8) a Feet of Fine records the following transaction: Hugh, Abbot of Stratford, plaintiff, by Henry his monk as attorney-and Richard, son and heir of Geoffrey, son of Richard Corbicum impedient - concerning two hides of land with appurtenances in Luiyton with a plea of Warranty of Charter.

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