ON A DEEPCAR TIP

I just had a chat to Matthew about the important things in life, like barbering and blogging. Matt has 3 weeks before he can start clipping again (join the queue), and is filling time in a clothing warehouse near the Etihad. I’m oddly proud.

What are you finding to blog about ?” he asked.

Oh, burnt-out pubs, Diamond wedding anniversaries, vaccination and trips to the tip

He was impressed. I think.

Trips to “recycling centre” figure large in my life before the Glorious 12th. Mrs RM is generating a huge amount of garden waste and cardboard packaging in her attempts to win “Strictly Come Grand Designs 2021“.

That means 3 trips a week to the tip, which at least gives me a legal reason to leave the house. Let’s do Deepcar;

Any excuse for early ’90s breakbeat/hardcore; a favourite of BRAPA I’m sure.

I don’t follow many Twitter accounts but @Recycle4Shef is up there with @oldmudgie and @Gava1ar .

It’s your first stop for twice-daily data about queues for the tip.

Shirecliffe is the one closest to us; it really is a nightmare to get to. Deepcar, only 15 minutes away but too close to Stocksbridge for comfort, is a doddle.

No video of me depositing 3 tonnes of hardboard in a steel container, but some photos of pubs;

This is the Lowood Social Club, your perfect stop for a Bradfield Blonde after a walk along the Upper Don Trail.

But that’s far too pastoral. Instead, explore with me the gritty area above the sewage works,

and then admire the windows at the Royal Oak and King & Miller (top).

And ignore the cartoon signage at the new Bradfield pub.

Tim Taylor Landlord at the Pen Nook though, if you make it up the hill.

As I definitely will.

21 thoughts on “ON A DEEPCAR TIP

  1. I’d not seen that Tennant Brothers Ltd coat of arms before.
    Apparently the Figure of Justice – maybe assuring full pints – dates well back into the nineteenth century and the ‘W’ and ‘The Wharncliffe Ale’ is nearly as old but I’m not sure where the horse, lion and chequers come from – and the hop leaves are rather unusual.

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  2. 3 trips a week to the tip? Could be 3 trips a day for the next week plus a lot of sawing up and smashing up to get it all in the car! A lot of it is wet and smelly, not going in my car! Maybe we can move on from tips to skips next week? The excitement cup runneth over…

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    1. Christine, we have to pre-book our trips to the tip, here in Tonbridge. However, I haven’t done a tip run since before lock-down, as fortunately our local council operates a good recycling and kerbside collection service. This includes a fortnightly garden waste collection service, which I use for twigs, small branches and other plant matter that won’t compost.

      We will be hiring a small skip though, later in the year, as the old greenhouse, that was on its last legs when we moved in 27 years ago, and was patched up and nurtured along since then, became a victim of the winter storms. To be honest, it had also become something of a dumping ground for all sorts of garden and non-garden related stuff.

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      1. No prebooking for tip in Sheffield just queuing. Have a green bin, but we are talking serious garden clearance here. Lots of hedge and overgrown branches and ivy. Then large amounts of rubbish was lurking under the hedges including bbqs, broken water buts, tents etc. There was a dilapidated summerhouse with a broken in roof hiding under the hedge and trees as well. That needs to go. There’s nothing which couldn’t be done with trips to tip but a skip would be much quicker!

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      1. Mr RM is definitely safe from the skip. Bojo and Priti Patel on the other hand… if they delay pubs reopening and lock us up for longer!

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  3. Tune! As the youngsters apparently say. Love it when these old videos pop up, I spent most of the 80’s, 90’s, and into the millennium going out all the time, popular television programmes just passed me by, so whilst I heard and sometimes even bought the music, I’ve never seen any of these lovely vintage videos.

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      1. Or preferably, not come at all. I haven’t a clue what all this is about, btw, and I haven’t had time to Google it either.

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  4. “I just had a chat to Matthew about the important things in life, like barbering and blogging.”

    Isn’t it amazing how most of the important things in life start with ‘b’. 😉

    “He was impressed. I think.”

    Who wouldn’t be?

    “Mrs RM is generating a huge amount of garden waste”‘

    Where I live we have free, unlimited garden waste curbside pickup weekly from March till November.

    “It’s your first stop for twice-daily data about queues for the tip.”

    Blimey. Is EVERYBODY doing renos?

    “This is the Lowood Social Club, your perfect stop for a Bradfield Blonde after a walk along the Upper Don Trail.”

    When you say Bradfield Blonde, you’re talking beer, right?

    “Instead, explore with me the gritty area above the sewage works,”

    Someone didn’t want to queue for the tip. 🙂

    “and then admire the windows at the Royal Oak”

    Bit tricky for passersby to stay on the sidewalk (or is that pavement for you lot?).

    “As I definitely will.”

    On that, I have no doubt.

    Cheers

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