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DickGraham 16th July 2019 10:32

Erection on Bury Street
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48989805 ---- Bury Street - was that not where the Bankline Offices were? Seem to remember telling taxi drivers to go to Bury Street round the back of the Baltic Exchange. Would have been an interesting place to put that shape eh?(Jester)

IvortheEngine 16th July 2019 12:12

Funnier story than The nightmare on Elm street

Robert Hilton 16th July 2019 17:05

I knew a man who bought a house in Finchley and was surprised to fine that, if he had an erection in the garden, it was to be no more than six feet in length, breadth and height.

AlbieR 16th July 2019 18:54

I had an erection in Bugis Street Singapore once but somebody had the balls to knock it down!!!

spongebob 16th July 2019 20:49

How do you bury an erection these days ?

Winmar 17th July 2019 00:24

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Originally Posted by spongebob (Post 2992303)
How do you bury an erection these days ?

Same as in the old days Bob,(Thumb)

Duncan112 17th July 2019 20:50

Bank Line was 21 Bury Street, so presumably the "Tulip would be opposite, BUT a quick look at Google Maps suggest 21 - 24 are occupied by Turnbull & Asser - building doesn't look familiar though https://www.google.com/maps/place/21...7!4d-0.1390651

KEITHMAR 17th July 2019 23:46

Don"T You just love the English language?

Biggles Wader 18th July 2019 08:17

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Originally Posted by Duncan112 (Post 2992453)
Bank Line was 21 Bury Street, so presumably the "Tulip would be opposite, BUT a quick look at Google Maps suggest 21 - 24 are occupied by Turnbull & Asser - building doesn't look familiar though https://www.google.com/maps/place/21...7!4d-0.1390651

That is a different Bury St in your link. The old Bank Line offices were part of the Baltic Exchange building and I believe were destroyed in the IRA bombing. Ive not been there in many years but I think the area is unrecognisable now.

Duncan112 18th July 2019 09:10

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Originally Posted by Biggles Wader (Post 2992491)
That is a different Bury St in your link. The old Bank Line offices were part of the Baltic Exchange building and I believe were destroyed in the IRA bombing. Ive not been there in many years but I think the area is unrecognisable now.

Thanks, further Googling gives me this https://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk/...=1563437301990 Much more familiar!!

DickGraham 18th July 2019 10:09

Yes Duncan that lights up a few of my brain cells(Thumb)

Biggles Wader 18th July 2019 13:16

Thats more like it. Early eighties pic there and the IRA blew it up in 1992 killing three people. These days there is a large gerkin there. Quite appropriate really considering what happened to the shipping industry that used to live in the area.

Waighty 18th July 2019 14:07

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Originally Posted by DickGraham (Post 2992211)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48989805 ---- Bury Street - was that not where the Bankline Offices were? Seem to remember telling taxi drivers to go to Bury Street round the back of the Baltic Exchange. Would have been an interesting place to put that shape eh?(Jester)

Bank Line and Weir's Head Office was indeed 21 Bury Street - where the Gherkin is now. Using 21 Bury Street was a shrewd move by Andrew Weir as it abutted directly onto what was the Baltic Exchange, indeed it was rumoured that there was a 'back door' into the exchange allowing the Chartering Dept to get first hand knowledge of upcoming charters and cargoes. The IRA put paid to those buildings as we all know but the gherkin isn't a bad replacement and I'm sure all chartering and broking is done by computer these days.

Interestingly, Bank Line and Weir's registered office remained at Hope Street, Glasgow for many years, despite the London office 'doing' all the work.

Alan Rawlinson 21st July 2019 08:10

21 Bury St. was a magic place for me, where I obtained a passport to another world, a kaleidoscope of lands, of colour, and life changing experiences. The soft carpet, the glass panels, and the reverent hush at reception all somehow fitted the surreal experience of being offered the mystery of ship after ship, transporting me around the globe, with a great career thrown in, and the uncertainty of how each adventure might end. Not for me the short trips so eagerly sought by some - I relished the 2 year articles and would gladly have signed for 4!

We only get one life ( I think) and mine could not have been more satisfying, thanks to Andrew Weir and his no nonsense enterprise. Didn't we have fun!

tunatownshipwreck 22nd July 2019 05:33

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Originally Posted by spongebob (Post 2992303)
How do you bury an erection these days ?

Untucked shirt worked for me.

Waighty 6th August 2019 14:45

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Originally Posted by AlbieR (Post 2992281)
I had an erection in Bugis Street Singapore once but somebody had the balls to knock it down!!!

Bugis Street - the home of some very interesting 'girls' and the cabaret of watching Scandanavian seaman eating lightbulbs and Ben Line and Blu Flue guys knocking six bells out of each other - never a dull moment! Good food too.


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