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Stafford Xmas Scene

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by RobUSA, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. RobUSA

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    So, is this an artist's impression - or did the High Street Really have a bench across it?

    I recognize Abbey National - and I think it's in the right location. The others harder to identify. Other than the High House and Bear Inn.

    No I don't know how to rotate it.
     

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  3. RobUSA

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    PS - Early 2000s would be when I bought the card I think.
     
  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I don't ever recall that arrangement, but the bench is in the correct sort of style.

    That roadway has always been a southbound delivery route, as far as I can remember - since the pedestrianisation.
     
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    Harry Fenton left it there after his fag break
     
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    Could that bench set an historic ‘obstruction’ precedent for the use of ‘A’ boards ?
     
  8. RobUSA

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    The trees look like they are blocking any vehicular access as well.
     
  10. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    that bench could easily jump out at someone.
     
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    I can't see the bear...
     
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    Ahh, I used to go in the Abbey National, there on the right :)
     
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    He's hiding behind the bench.
     
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    Quite clearly
    There is a bench, rotated in almost exactly the way your picture isn't, a fair bit further back from the 'viewer' in this scenario.

    There are some trees a bit further over to 'our' left in front of the 'viewer'.

    Even though it is now pedestrianised, the high street still has traffic down it after six and before ten - some big stuff makes deliveries all along it, the picture above would make this impossible.

    The Bear is there, but strangely the bear is not.
     
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    If it was a lot earlier, I'd have said it might have been when the original bear was taken down ( or fell off) . My mates dad made the replacement bear, must have been very late 60's to very early 70's
     
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