Author Topic: Didcot  (Read 91055 times)

mattc

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #875 on: March 29, 2018, 06:24:47 pm »
I can see clearly (in Didcot) now the rain has gone. It's lovely and sunny.

(Sadly I've just read the first ridiculous school helmet rule story in the local rag. Might become a post elsewhere .....)
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Re: Didcot
« Reply #876 on: March 29, 2018, 06:38:54 pm »
I can see clearly (in Didcot) now the rain has gone. It's lovely and sunny.

(Sadly I've just read the first ridiculous school helmet rule story in the local rag. Might become a post elsewhere .....)

Rainbows!  Even making Didcot quite picturesque earlier.
"an inordinate fondness for beetles"

Jaded

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #877 on: March 29, 2018, 09:24:42 pm »
Quelle domage, I missed les couleurs de Didcot.

When I passed Didcot earlier, it was grey. Grey about the M&S Food Temple on the left and Grey about the building of the Glorious Tank Temple on the right.
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Jaded

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #878 on: June 15, 2018, 07:59:01 am »
It’s sunny!

Sorry, that’s the best I can say about it.
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Re: Didcot
« Reply #879 on: June 15, 2018, 12:46:47 pm »
It's always sunny in the Didcot of my heart.

ian

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #880 on: July 03, 2018, 09:55:03 am »
I was pleased to note in my Google Timeline email today that despite having travelled extensively about the world last month, it chose

Didcot, Stevenage, and South Croydon

to highlight. Yes, Didcot first. Living the high life, I am.
!nataS pihsroW

Re: Didcot
« Reply #881 on: September 23, 2018, 10:14:02 am »
To frequenters of Didcot Parkway, if driving, where on earth does one do a <1min drop-off of a passenger at the station  ???  The main entrance is no entry to cars, & is surrounded by carparks... and probably festooned with ANPR.
"an inordinate fondness for beetles"

mattc

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #882 on: September 23, 2018, 10:30:08 am »
To frequenters of Didcot Parkway, if driving, where on earth does one do a <1min drop-off of a passenger off at the station  ???  The main entrance is no entry to cars, & is surrounded by carparks... and probably festooned with ANPR.
Maybe in one of the carparks? plenty of space <1min walk from the entrance.
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

PaulF

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #883 on: September 23, 2018, 10:31:17 am »
Just to the West of the station is the quick drop off point so just before the main station entrance. It’s also shared with taxis.

Additionally the waste ground car parks opposite the station either side of the pub could be used and neither one appears to have any ANPR or even technology more advanced than an abandoned supermarket trolley.

Re: Didcot
« Reply #884 on: September 24, 2018, 06:03:43 pm »
OK. Thanks.  :)
"an inordinate fondness for beetles"

Re: Didcot
« Reply #885 on: September 24, 2018, 07:13:26 pm »
Just to the West of the station is the quick drop off point so just before the main station entrance. It’s also shared with taxis.

Additionally the waste ground car parks opposite the station either side of the pub could be used and neither one appears to have any ANPR or even technology more advanced than an abandoned supermarket trolley.
ITYM "Didcot appears not to have technology more advanced than an abandoned supermarket trolley."
Never tell me the odds.

Torslanda

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #886 on: September 24, 2018, 07:19:09 pm »
Got something in common with North Manchester then!  :thumbsup:
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

ian

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #887 on: October 03, 2018, 11:23:23 am »
I'm sitting outside the Pumpkin in Didcot Station with a lukewarm coffee. I think this perfectly encapsulates ennui.
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PaulF

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #888 on: October 03, 2018, 02:25:49 pm »
If you wait until midnight it will turn into a gilded carriage drawn by the rats that are scampering under your feet.

Re: Didcot
« Reply #889 on: October 04, 2018, 10:44:27 am »
I had reason to park at Didcot the other week.

Brand new, 'state of the art'*, multistory car park they said.

Enter, I did.

'PAY & DISPLAY - CASH ONLY' the sign said.

DESPAIR, i did.

*that was my own foolish assumption, not advertised.

PaulF

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #890 on: October 17, 2018, 07:41:42 am »
Is closed today*


*Well, as good as. No trains running as I discovered as I tried to catch the pre-dawn express :(


Jaded

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #891 on: October 17, 2018, 08:31:06 am »
Yes, I was looking forward to seeing the bright features of Didcot as I passed through today. Will have to try later.
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PaulF

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #892 on: October 17, 2018, 08:38:02 am »
The "bright features" Didcot? Think you'll have to try a lot later for that!

Jaded

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #893 on: October 17, 2018, 08:44:24 am »
Yes, it’s a fairyland of glittering lights, changing all the time: green... amber... red... red and amber... and back to green.

(With apols to Denis Norden and others)
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Re: Didcot
« Reply #894 on: October 17, 2018, 09:36:29 am »
Must be quiet today.  No trains to Paddington.  The locals are emerging from their caves, blinking in the sunlight. 
Never tell me the odds.

PaulF

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #895 on: October 24, 2018, 12:16:50 pm »
Just been notified that it's 3 days to go until the Didcot Food Festival. Highlights include an "identify the vegetables" competition....

Re: Didcot
« Reply #896 on: October 24, 2018, 04:16:28 pm »
Never tell me the odds.

Jaded

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #897 on: November 29, 2018, 02:09:22 pm »
Its sunny.

WOW!!!
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Adam

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #898 on: December 01, 2018, 04:09:59 pm »
Didcot has become Hollywood??!!

https://reportglobalnews.com/2018/11/judge-dredd-publisher-rebellion-to-open-oxfordshire-film-studio/

Wow!

At least something useful has come out of the Daily Mail.
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Kim

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #899 on: December 01, 2018, 08:10:06 pm »
Didcot has become Hollywood??!!

https://reportglobalnews.com/2018/11/judge-dredd-publisher-rebellion-to-open-oxfordshire-film-studio/

Wow!

At least something useful has come out of the Daily Mail.

More worryingly, that leaves a dangerous concentration of Bile Duct unaccounted for...


ETA: It moved to Thurrock, apparently.  Makes sense.
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