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The Ultimate Garden Ornament...EE Lightning T5!!
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XL391



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:07 pm    Post subject: The Ultimate Garden Ornament...EE Lightning T5!! Reply with quote

This little beauty is up for disposal at the minute! You can read her history here if you're interested. She needs to be moved this month, let's hope the scrapmen don't get near her...


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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want it, I want it, I want it....... Smile Smile
................please Wink
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If we had just a bit more space I'd definitely look into it (although I suspect the price, based on the value of the metal alone, might end up being a factor!?!?!)

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whip round?
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you really want your garden to look like Jeremy Clarkson's??

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

47Jag wrote:
Do you really want your garden to look like Jeremy Clarkson's??

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I don't think he kept his for long - but yes I'd be quite happy for my garden to look like that! Smile

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's one that I see in a scrapyard beside the A1 in Nottinghamshire.

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Shocked Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad Sad very sad, I've seen this too, you can't help notice it really, a once beautiful aircraft sitting in the middle of an old scrapyard!...does catch your eye.
........it'll probably be on E-bay one day "one careful owner, just need minor TLC, bit of polish, ready to fly away"!!! Smile Smile
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The A1 is quite good for plane spotters. Just 35 miles south of the Lightning you can see a Harrier in rather better looking condition just by the roadside.

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Is it a real one, or one of those American fakes?

The Imperial War Museum in Manchester has a Yank one suspended from it's ceiling.
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Harrier sits outside RAF Wittering but I've never stopped to examine it.

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whereabouts is the tatty Lightning on the A1???

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Around ten years ago there was a Fairey Gannet in a back garden in Cirencester, it could be seen by anyone driving on the ring road. It was quite bizarre, sitting there with its wings folded. I think it's now at White Waltham.
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
Whereabouts is the tatty Lightning on the A1???

R


It's here:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Balderton,+Newark-on-Trent&sll=53.488046,-4.042969&sspn=12.781104,28.256836&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Balderton,+Newark,+Nottinghamshire,+United+Kingdom&ll=53.054951,-0.767713&spn=0.001573,0.003449&t=h&z=18

See also: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1226590
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