Who was the Funster in Thornaby on Tees this morning?

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  1. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    We were waiting at the traffic lights at the end of Mitchell Avenue at 9:30 this morning when a TEC (?) motorhome went past in front of us heading west on the A1130, away from the A19 towards Stockton.

    As it passed I saw a Fun sticker in the window but couldn't get the registration.

    Was that you?
     
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    Not me.
    I daren't move ours now in case something breaks or fails.(see AutoTrail woes):blush:
     
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  3. Khizzie

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    Just checked not me , still at home.
     
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    Not me, though I did live in Thornaby for a good few years when I worked for ICI at Billingham, now long gone, whatever happened to ICI ?
     
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    Didn't we flog it to the Dutch?
     
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  6. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    You probably wouldn't recognise much of Thornaby now :) The commercial part of the town centre was rebuilt a few years ago and, as it's only a mile or so away from us, we do most of our shopping there. Jill's Dad lives just off Thornaby Road and the A174 (which has just been dualled between Thornaby Road and the A19 because of the traffic from Ingleby Barwick.

    ICI was split up/sold off mainly in the 1990s. The Tioxide plant at Billingham went to Huntsman and I think the fertiliser business is now owned by CF Fertilisers UK.
     
  7. johnp10

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    Looking at recent threads regarding equipment failures / leaks etc., it'll be a Hymer?

    Sits back and wait............:whistle:
     
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    Isn't it strange how things spark the brain ??!!!

    I had never heard of 'Thornaby' until a friend of mine, (from Air Force days) moved there. Sadly, I have just heard that my friend has passed away, way too early in her life.
    Having 'stumbled' on this thread I now know this part of the world actually exists and 'my mate' isn't taking the p... , sending me on a wild goose chase (I'm a 'softie Southerner').
    So think of me tomorrow with my 5 hour, plus drive into that ' cold, unknown, northern part of our country :imoutahere:
    Plus side, folk there seem to 'talk to people ??!!'
    oh, oh, am I in trouble
     
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    We have a TEC but it wasn't us:)
     
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    Used to Dock, ICI North Tees`. with Liquefied Sulfer. From Poland. and a Highly volatile gas (who`s name I forget) used in making Polystyrene? From Antwerp. in the 70`s. Interesting times!.

    Pete
     
  11. GJH

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    It was bloomin' cold there today, hopefully less so tomorrow.
     
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    Snow tomorrow. !!!!!!
     
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    I like your dog @BusyBuilder (assuming that's your dog in your avatar)
     
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    Hi.
    Getting back to the first post......
    Some poor soul with a crap Sat Nav,looking about himself and wondering where the hell he was and where did he kill a magpie,to end up in such a S ................... ah,thats the word.....Pickle.
    Powder into "Armstrong Flooring",you had to clean out the tank,load at Steetly Buxton.get there,then they took a sample.... What ?
    ..... And people walked all over it when it was made.....
    Tea Bag
     
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    I think the clue is in my post (#7) as to the make of motorhome. :doh: :wink:
     
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    No bites today John. .shame I do like the hymer boys and girls unbiased responses .. ..hahahaha.
     
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    yes that's Gorgeous George my English pointer
     
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    Yep, I did see that. :wink:
    Just a bit of harmless :reel:

    No bites.
     
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    It was me !! Probably on my way to try and get my airbag light diagnosed.
    (Can't get it turned off, so it looks like it might get expensive, don't even know where the airbag ECU is located!!)
     
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  20. GJH

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    Hello Tim, I did wonder if it was you later on - it was yesterday afternoon that I remembered you had a Tec.

    If you can't get any joy elsewhere try Truck Tech at South Bank. They may know how to turn off the light.
     
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