Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Fire In The Hole?

Eagle-eyed reader David sent me this snap of the fire chaps attending something or other on Margate's recently super-duperised Lower High Street on Sunday. At first glance it looks like the boys with the Bryant and Mays have been at it again, but a much more prosaic answer has been provided over on the excellent Margate Architecture blog. Apparently some scaffolding had fallen down.

11 comments:

tony flaig bignews said...

Try checking out Margate Architecture, posted @00.08

http://margatearchitecture.blogspot.com/2008/08/yikes-all-fall-down.html

Millicent said...

Beautiful day but oh! doesn't the high street look so sad and neglected

Eastcliff Richard said...

Er, yes Tony. That's why I put a link to it. Do keep up!

tony flaig bignews said...

Well I rarely read that far down!

Michael Child said...

I keep well away from scaffolding in the UK a lot of which is only secured by a pole hooked over a Victorian balustrade of unknown strength, in the rest of Europe I has to be secured to buildings with plugs an bolts. The main problem is the way we manage somehow to get the worst of both words from EU membership, the British Government signed up to the European Scaffolding Norm that has become British Standard (BS EN 12811) in 2003. On one of the final pages it says, that the scaffolding material, which is prescribed by the norm is not available in the UK. That means the government created a BS, which is not valid in UK, because the basic requirements are not fulfilled. To open a sash window 50 mm and to put through a pole is no solution for buildings on the seafront.

Anonymous said...

Pay peanuts. Get monkeys.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

No, no, no! Pay currant buns, get elephants!

Lucy Mail said...

Pay bath buns and get white elephants, would be more like it.

Richard, suggest you try this one http://eastcliffrichard.blogspot.com/2008/08/fire-in-hole.html
which has a link to the information that you seek.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Ho ho, Lucy. How's things down on the pork farm?

Lucy Mail said...

Very good Dicky, we managed to get rid of the body in one sitting.