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An Early Photograph

Posted by Ochoin on 15 Oct 2015, 14:11

Bit of a dare devil, the old Winnie. Flying in those days was a dangerous thing.

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Posted by Beano Boy on 08 Jan 2016, 11:18

Cycle Corps
Boar War

Tandem Bicycle

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I came across this picture recently,and thought you might like to see it. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 11 Apr 2016, 18:34

There`s two ear photo`s this time.

The covered wagons arrive along the Cimarron Strip,but Y?
:read: "They`ll have ta wait a while 4 the OFF!"

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In the mean time they must make do.

It was the sign of the times. A real tough life.
What do you think this Pioneer Lady is collecting,______ and Y ?

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Cimarron Street Late 1880`s :lol:

:read: "Nothing cryptic here,except chips! "
:cowboy: " Sounds Fishy TA Me!"
:tongue: "Remember the Yarmouth Rock?"
:read: " It`s name U can C right through it."
:cowboy: "Cody often Fished 4 an exta card off Wild Bill."
Sorry these ear guys over complicate the obvious. BB
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Posted by KGV on 11 Apr 2016, 19:56

Bison poo for fuel.
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Posted by Paul on 11 Apr 2016, 19:57

Beano Boy wrote: What do you think this Pioneer Lady is collecting,______ and Y ?

Pretty famous pic
The Buffalo chip Lady
The Lady, Ada McColl, photo taken in 1893 by her mother Polly, also Features Ada´s brother Burt. She is collecting "chips", most commonly dried cowpats but in this pic it´s buffalopats.
Why? For cooking and heating...in both cases to produce heat.

Here´s a bigger pic of Ada and Burt (it really is a Boy) sitting on the box that Held the camera that took the picture
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and the full Story here;
http://lindahubalek.com/the-buffalo-chip-lady/

PS...how did I know this? I looked up the Story a while back as Part of my Research into possible Storylines for Bodstonia ;-)
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Posted by Beano Boy on 12 Apr 2016, 12:01

Like the colourful stick of rock referred to earlier,there is much more there than meets the eye.

KGV,you are correct.
Paul, you are correct too,and in more ways than one.

The famous picture, staged by Ada McCall in 1893 does show what was no longer there at that time. :read: "That sounds crazy BB"
Well you see the Buffalo Herds were long gone between,1850`s-1870`s and the vast Prairie`s now empty of so called, presumed hostile Indians, and the land given off free to those who ran the race along the designated Land Rush Strips, and who drove home their wooden stake markers.
Ada McCall was showing what things out West were like in former times. Pictures using her camera often took 6 minutes to take,and the subjects needed to keep still. No smiles,just plain faces,but why then is Ada`s mouth open the way it is? She often recalled later," I was directing my Mother on how to operate the camera."
The picture that I placed was edited for book release much later in 1903. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 12 Dec 2016, 12:40

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A simple one this time. :-D "Yippy!"

He was born in TREMADOC in Wales in 1888.
He was the Son of Thomas Chapman.

Who is this most famous man........... :sst:" I`m thinking."

He joined the R A F 1922 under the name J. M. Ross.
He left and joined the Roya Tank Corps under the name of T. E. Shaw.
He did not take to that life and left.
He rejoined the RAF in 1925.


He was a writer and diarist.

Taken from his R A F Journal: The Mint
A small section taken from "The Road"

Boa is a top-gear machine, as sweet in that as most single-cylinders in middle.
I chug Lordlily past the guard-room and through the speed limit at no more than sixteen.

A Clue
:mrgreen: " Always wear goggles in case the sand gets blown into your eyes."

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Posted by Beano Boy on 12 Dec 2016, 12:43

Forgot the L in Royal! OK? BB
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Posted by Frankzett on 12 Dec 2016, 13:39

It is T.E. Lawrence of Arabia, riding - not on a horseback or dromenar - on a motorcycle. But this is not his famous tuned Brough Superior SS100- motorcycle, with which he crashed to dead in 1935.

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Posted by Beano Boy on 12 Dec 2016, 15:20

Right said Frank! :thumbup: I must find another real soon. :-D BB
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Posted by Graeme on 13 Dec 2016, 13:22

isn't anyone going to answer your question about those stirrups with the special clip for attaching a prosthetic leg?
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Posted by Beano Boy on 13 Dec 2016, 18:51

It was 22 Sep 2014 when I posted the question.

So it seems such revealing is down to me alone.
Sorry Graeme,for such a long wait.

There is much that I have written of this resounding day and of those who stood and of those that fell and I guess there is much more I could write but there is little time left and not enough room here to ponder it all down.

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I could not find a photograph of this famous person,however this is he painted in splendid uniform worn at Waterloo. Yes most modelers have him detailed wrong. including i.

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Most have him looking like this,but this uniform he wore in 1812.

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His uniform worn upon a fateful day of battle.

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The woollen cap worn over the stump and his wooden right leg one of many fitted onto the stirrup seen on the right of the picture below.

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They belonged to Alfred Henry Pajent ___________ He lost his leg at WATERLOO 1815
He was the Field Marshal, Earl of Uxbridge. In command of the entire British Cavalry.
It was he that ordered the cavalry attack on the massed columns of French moving up
past La Haye Sainte farm complex.





Lord Uxbridge was at Wellingtons side during the closing stages of the battle,after the general advance against the French had been given.

In 1816 he became The Marquess of Anglesey.

Uxbridge was hit on right knee by canister shot,after the missile had passed over the neck of Wellingtons horse Copenhagen.

A long delay and question is well worthy of reply. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 14 Jan 2017, 18:26

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The actual Shako Lord Uxbridge wore at Waterloo.

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So this new metal boxed set has Uxbridge modelled wrong for Waterloo. BB
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Posted by Peter on 14 Jan 2017, 18:51

Not sure about that Paul. I Always knew he was wearing the hussars uniform at Waterloo. This isn't a hussars cap! ;-)

The painting is from after the battle of Waterloo, the wooden leg tells me that. :-D
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Posted by Beano Boy on 15 Jan 2017, 12:12

Peter,heres a lot more information upon the headgear worn ,
by Field Marshal,Lt Gen The Earl Uxbridge,at Waterloo.

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Above Wellinton & Uxbridge,in gold ringed shako! Of course paintings are not a reliable sourse so one needs to dig a little bit deeper where history is concerned.

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The Shako is nearly correct,but no feathered plumb was present at Waterloo.

Lets go direct to the source of impeccable reliability the family in question.


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The present Lord of Anglesey at his Stately Home,and Uxbridge can be seen ordering the cavalry charge on the right of the painting and the Gold Ringed Shako is most visible is it not? This painting commissioned by Lord Uxbridge, The Earl of Anglesey, and authorised by him as being correct.

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His leg and Shako, is the photograph from the British National Trust . So there you find confirmation! It is on perminant display at the stately home of the present Lord of Anglesey, now part of the British National Trust . In the same picture the remains of his reinforced trouser leggings worn upon the day.

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Above just a glimmer shown of the Plume !

One must remember Lords and Field Marshals wore what they wanted on their heads be it Crowns of State or a fine gold ringed shako!
:mrgreen: "He sure was a Dandy! "

After all he being second only to Wellington,he wanted to recognised.
He was in full Command of all the British Cavalry.


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The Perry Brothers got it right,but the leopard skin horse furniture is wrong.

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Lt Gen The Earl of Uxbridge. Waterloo
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Britains is a Company that pays Researches lots of cash to get it right.
After all people are putting their hands in their pockets to spend lots of cash.

Finally historical fact has been put to rights.BB
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Posted by Peter on 15 Jan 2017, 18:08

Okay I surrender Paul! :wave:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 15 Jan 2017, 18:42

Surrender! Peter, were we at war? No way my friend. :-D BB
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Posted by Marvin on 15 Jan 2017, 20:44

Lucky we don't have to pay for the right information. We have BB posting it all for free! :thumbup: :mrgreen:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 16 Jan 2017, 05:44

I kinda like free Marvin,and I must freely admit I modelled that Dandy fellow who had his leg right shot away,and it was one of my first ever conversions, and yes he has the Bearskin Busby!
Out of pure sentiment it will always remain a charm and oddly wrong, for I see no real great impending need for change.
So at Quatre Bras & Waterloo my Lord Uxbridge will continue to wear that Fur Tea Cosy Hat. It has been very lucky for him that hat ,because in spite of surviving my altogether rough handing of him, he has most certainly retained both his legs. :-D BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 30 Mar 2017, 08:16

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With the cost of ammo casings becoming very expensive for rifles ,because of him the governments of the world had to put not only their heads together, but copper loads of chattering brass too.
An easy one but a deadly one to include. BB
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