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Old 11 Oct 2017, 14:30 (Ref:3773676)   #3151
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Midland Bank Milsom Street, that was the one at the top want it? It's now a Loch Fyne fish restaurant. Nat West is a trendy wine bar. Barclays has closed too.

It was a fascinating place to work. Not because of the job itself which was deadly dull, but I was sometimes required to go into the cellars and find the deeds of buildings, paperwork which often stretched back to the Georgian period. Interesting to a frustrated historian such as me. And the building itself was a fine multi-storied Georgian place.

Happy days? Not quite, I couldn't wait to leave but probably the last time I had a regular job - I left in 1984!

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From memory Midland was about 1/3 of the way down the street but that was probably more or less the top as far as commercial properties for the likes of Banks were concerned.

ETA: Well, streetview tells me I am wrong and it's about 2/3 of the way down. Milsom Street used to be a proper street in those days. Looks rubbish now on Streetview.

The bowels of the old and usually purpose built banks were and still can be rather interesting.

Management has recently taken the retirement option when they closed the branch here. Not working in the place and not having to go down to the vaults several times a day seems to have improved her health somewhat and her general demeanour quite a lot.

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Old 11 Oct 2017, 16:15 (Ref:3773706)   #3152
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Ah I was mixing the Midland up with Lloyds.

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Old 11 Oct 2017, 17:00 (Ref:3773712)   #3154
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The (seldom-seen) purist in me doesn't really like the S3 shape......an early 4.2 coupe however......
Sorry, a bit late to the party on this one - what the Beeb's article doesn't mention is that this car is one of only six S3 4.2's built, Jaguar's main market in the USA was not interested in the tiddler when they could have the V12 instead. Goes some way to explaining the optimistic estimate especially when 150K would get you a very VERY nice S1 3.8. It's an oddball.
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Old 11 Oct 2017, 18:10 (Ref:3773722)   #3155
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Sorry, a bit late to the party on this one - what the Beeb's article doesn't mention is that this car is one of only six S3 4.2's built, Jaguar's main market in the USA was not interested in the tiddler when they could have the V12 instead. Goes some way to explaining the optimistic estimate especially when 150K would get you a very VERY nice S1 3.8. It's an oddball.
Ah, I wondered why it was priced so.... I'm surprised they built 6!
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What a banker!
I'll have you know I have the distinction of being Associate of the Institute of Bankers (Failed) (Twice). So I have proof of my banker status!

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Old 11 Oct 2017, 22:15 (Ref:3773772)   #3157
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One for Mr. Bell I think ....

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Business opportunity?
I had a similar thought.

But I think a plug-in external battery pack might be a better opportunity - or maybe a "range extender" trailer with auxiliary battery and small generator.

Could be very popular in Oxford in a couple of years from now.

Is it possible to recharge an i3 by towing it and making use of the regenerative braking effect?
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Sounds like a perfect use for all the Honda karts that which will be made redundant by Vnuk

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Another first yesterday- I met fellow historic tenther John Elwin at last! Despite the usual Friday nightmare that is our British M'ways, and a satnav that was way off target (French?), John called in on his way to an event at his old school in deepest N Norfolk. (The one with the very cold and very dusty squash courts..... )

Good to meet you John! Hope the journey home is less disrupted....
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Mike! That is so sad.
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Mike! That is so sad.
I knew we can count on you mon Ami Robert !
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Mike! That is so sad.
I understand he's known you a long time Bob- but I've never held that against him.....

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