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Thread: Paton's Mill, Johnstone 05/09

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenCooper View Post

    We could've craned it out but we'd have to take the roof off, and it would need a big and expensive crane - we just don't have the budget for that kind of thing. We'd probably have done it by dismantling and carefully winching out the window.
    Takes me back to the days I used to have a small transport company and regularity used to collect looms that used to be sent to Ireland for repair/overhaul


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    I was there last month doing a shoot with a local band.

    We got some cracking shots, until right at the end when I was taking individual pictures of the members, a group of wee bams (who actually might be the very same ones pictures, certainly the same age) came back from a "fishing trip" down the river and once they spotted us, started chucking bits of anything they could grab.

    Huge boulders and bits of metal and whatever else came crashing through the windows of one of the little out-houses where we were shooting.

    A few started to come inside, and once they seen me on the phone they ran away.

    Funny thing is, the police had no idea where we were, and it took me about 5 minutes on the phone to get the notion that WE ARE IN THE OLD MILL across to them.

    Then another 5 minutes passed before I got a return call saying "we're just leaving now, we'll be there soon".
    The station is 2 seconds up the road!!!
    We coulda got seriously hurt, which was part of the original risk anyway, fair enough... but the police were so unbelievably stupid and slow that it made everything worse.

    Mind you they didn't care that WE'D broken in!

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    Mind you they didn't care that WE'D broken in!
    Nothing they can do if you haven't ACTUALLY broken in.
    I hope you enjoyed yourself anyway.

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    One of the pikeys seems to be sponsored by Ferrari!? What's he doing scouring abandoned buildings for metal! Schumacher would be turning in his car, if he had enough room.


    Still managed to get some great pictures there.
    Last edited by r3quiem; 19th Aug 09 at 15:38.

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    Welcome to the forum. I hate chavs. Ferarri is chavvy too.
    Best not to quote the whole report though, it can get confusing ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by james.s View Post
    Welcome to the forum. I hate chavs. Ferarri is chavvy too.
    Best not to quote the whole report though, it can get confusing ;)


    Sorry I just came back now to have another look at the photos, that was quite the n00b error.

    I shall edit it now. Cheers!

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    You're a brave lady! Great pics too - I'd love to have a poke about in there.

    Why is it that pikey kids always want you to photograph them? You should send the pic to the Daily Record lol.

    Great report, thanks for that :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3quiem View Post
    Sorry I just came back now to have another look at the photos, that was quite the n00b error.

    I shall edit it now. Cheers!
    I've comitted plenty of N00B errors in my time, don't worry about it :)

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