Quentin on Crane

It was better in my day..

  “I remember when these old cranes were in full working order”, said Quentin Newark, strutting about critically inspecting the rusting steelwork and mistakenly assuming my silence implied actual interest. “Each one could lift ten tons of goods at a time” he continued in officious tone. “Of course, they were kept in pristine order then, not like …read more..

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Portside - June Cormorant1

Who are you calling primitive?

  As she stood on the pontoon in Bristol Docks with her wings spread out to dry, quivering with indignation, I could see that something had provoked June. In answer to my tentative enquiry she informed me that earlier in the day she had stumbled across the description of the cormorant on the RSPB website and had …read more..

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