Friday, 11 January 2008

blogging in Thanet...

No doubt about it, when you start to read and respond to peoples' views on their pet likes or dislikes. Not only do you open the proverbial 'can of worms' but subjects tend to become quite diverse.
On visiting ECR's page today, I see he's found the remains of an aerial antenae dangling precariously after our customary windy/stormy weather here on top of the East Cliff.

It reminded me when I first came the area, the custom was for the houses to have slate roofs. The real Welsh stuff, that if you have to buy them now to re-roof in the conservation areas would cost you an 'arm and a leg' second hand. As most of them had been laid in the 1800's and early 1900's they'd become 'nail sick'. You took your life in your hands when you walked during windy weather! A lot of these slates, being relatively light would be blowing down from the roofs, they were light but definitely sharp and could do damage. A car I had at the time bore proof to this!

The slates are gone in favour of the cement tiles that are rust proof nailed, clipped and locked to each other. But, as ECR's photo shows there's always something...

2 comments:

Matt B said...

Feelings run very hot on some issues. I have found that a neutral tone and expressed point of view are sometimes required.

Mitch said...

...yup I agree, there are some comments I think need moderation?