Monday 6 June 2022
China Clay Childhood Crisis
A childhood fbb remembers with horror having acquired a swollen knee via some short trousered interaction with something very hard. "What you need," said a doting and concerned mother, "is a kaolin poultice!"
Whereupon a bowl of hot stinking cement arrived to be spread on the unfortunate joint. The traumatic memory remains of himself protesting with screams and tears and, after several attempts the gunge was not applied.
The swelling went down overnight and normal service was happily resumed poultice-less the next day. The idea was, it transpired, that the hot polyfilla would "draw out" the cause of the swelling.
The child never found out if it might have worked! It probably never did.
Carrying Creamy Clay.
Kaolin is also known as china clay.
Once the tanks wer quite small ...
NACCO Industries, Inc. is an American publicly traded holding company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Through a portfolio of mining and natural resources businesses, the company operates under three business segments: Coal Mining, North American Mining, and Minerals Management.
Originally the North American Coal Corporation, the bit of the business named on the side of the tanks refers to their "minerals Management" operation. If you want your minerals digging up, processing or transporting, NACCO will do it for you - all you have to do is pay!
fbb is well chuffed with his wagon and eagerly awaits a modelling company's version of the later parallel sided kaolin slurry tanker ...
London Cutbacks - A P.S.
Blogger "The London List" confirms the threat to many historic London bus routes.
The setting is the GWR main line along the sea front at Dawlish ...
The sleeper does not stop at Dawlish (it's between Exeter and Newton Abbot), so this passing shot was taken at about 0420.
Thanks whoever twittered it!
A lame man begging ...
Then there is another question. Would this "gift" of the "Holy Spirit" have an effect on the disciple's lifestyle?
Next Mini-blog : Tuesday 7th June