Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Warehouse Wednesday: Workshop doors

Workshop doors

There's not much to say about this week's photo. 

I spotted these fantastic 50s looking workshop doors in Loughborough. Perfect for a steam era onwards layout, they are the sort of simple, basic design, that you never quite think of when building a model.

See more on Google Streetview, including the nifty half Citroen's in the wall!


Huw Griffiths said...

That Google Streetview picture reminds me of somewhere that used to be Southampton, near the railway station - probably a car body repair shop or similar.

Unfortunately, this was about 30 years back, so details are a bit hazy.

Whatever it was, they had the back end of a 70s / 80s Mini, "parked" a couple of metres up a wall, complete with suitably "subtle" number plate (you've guessed it - OSH 1 T ).

I was on my way to a job interview - so I didn't have a camera with me. It was another 15 years before I returned to Southampton - and I didn't come across this "landmark" then - so I can only assume it might have got swept away as part of some redevelopment.

Obviously, I could be mistaken ….

Huw Griffiths said...

Upon further checking, it turned out to have been used as a logo by a garage in Bevois Valley - the company concerned (E&J Jarvis) actually having removed it very recently, with plans for a replacement, according to a social media feed.

However, this explains why I didn't come across this landmark a number of years later - I was looking in the wrong place! More to the point, when I went to that job interview, it was a dry summer day - and I was in my early 20s - so I would have thought nothing about walking.

Since I'd never visited the city before, it's hardly surprising that I didn't know which area was which. I would have just memorised directions from a map the day before. For me, getting to know specific roads would normally have required a second visit.