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#430391 - Sun Jul 13 2008 03:16 AM This week's theme is 'Locks and Keys'
tellywellies Offline
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'Locks and Keys'' is a suggestion by Lizard_Wizard.
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#430392 - Sun Jul 13 2008 03:59 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Locks and Keys' [Re: tellywellies]
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Just happened to have seen this on a walk, not very long ago. When you think about it, Master is really a great name for a padlock product.

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#430393 - Sun Jul 13 2008 04:46 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Locks and Keys' [Re: mc_shellsie]
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This is just a decorative key ..or if it isn't, the lock must be pretty big!

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#430394 - Sun Jul 13 2008 03:38 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Locks and Keys' [Re: tellywellies]
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When I was young, (yes, the bronze age) these were called 'skeleton keys' ... if i remember, one key could open lots of peoples door locks. I still saw them in use where i visited last year. It was nice to see one again. With the size of yours, it might have once belonged to a church door, or some grand building ... unless like you say, it is decorative. (Does it say 'made in China' on it)? lol


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#430395 - Sun Jul 13 2008 04:02 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Locks and Keys' [Re: mc_shellsie]
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That key brings up a sore spot with me. I live in a 120+ year old house and, at one point, had an entire ring of skeleton keys to every door in the house. I believe they mysteriously disappeared at the hands of my youngest son and his friends around the age of 6 (18 years ago ), when everything was buried in the backyard as 'treasure'. Over the years, I have found various spoons, butter knives, metal buttons, etc., that were used in these wonderful adventures. I keep hoping that one of these days, that ring of keys will reappear! I have no expectation of the infamous *I don't know* person to come forward - you know, the one who is always responsible when kids aren't!
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#430396 - Sun Jul 13 2008 04:43 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Locks and Keys' [Re: jordandog]
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I'm sure my key is just decorative. We had a spell of collecting brass ornaments a number of years ago and the key was one of them.

It sound like a metal detector could be helpful jordandog. Do you know anybody that has one?
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#430397 - Mon Jul 14 2008 03:29 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Locks and Keys' [Re: tellywellies]
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Probably not what the theme intended, but this is one of the locks between lakes in the Mazury region of Poland. The yachts were crewed by people from many countries.

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#430398 - Tue Jul 15 2008 12:23 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Locks and Keys' [Re: picqero]
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One could say that the man nearest the front was standing on the quay!
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#430399 - Tue Jul 15 2008 01:35 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Locks and Keys' [Re: sue943]
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Good one Sue!
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#430400 - Tue Jul 15 2008 01:59 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Locks and Keys' [Re: tellywellies]
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Good idea on the metal detector, tw. I might just rent one because I don't know anyone who has a strong enough one. I gave it a try about 8 years ago, forgot it, but this thread has brought it back to mind now!

Sue, you definitely get some points on that one!
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#430401 - Tue Jul 15 2008 04:13 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Locks and Keys' [Re: sue943]
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One could say that the man nearest the front was standing on the quay!



True indeed; and he's the lock-keeper by the way. I think though that having taken liberties with 'lock' definition, it might have been going to far with 'quay' instead of 'key'

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#430402 - Wed Jul 16 2008 08:04 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Locks and Keys' [Re: picqero]
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This is a locked gate at Much Wenlock Abbey and priory in Shropshire... the whole gate was very impressive.

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#430403 - Wed Jul 16 2008 08:27 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Locks and Keys' [Re: Sherry75]
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Has to be a pretty old key which opens this letter box in Shropshire...


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#430404 - Wed Jul 16 2008 09:34 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Locks and Keys' [Re: s-m-w]
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Hey Sherry are you and smw friends? And smw are you also from Shropshire? Just wondering.
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#430405 - Wed Jul 16 2008 09:55 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Locks and Keys' [Re: lady1]
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Yes, Lady, we are a married couple, and bestest of friends too... living in pretty Shropshire.
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#430406 - Thu Jul 17 2008 02:13 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Locks and Keys' [Re: Sherry75]
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Thanks Sherry. Lucky you living in such a pretty community. Makes me envious.
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#430407 - Thu Jul 17 2008 10:15 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Locks and Keys' [Re: lady1]
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This lock and chain are hanging from the gate that is used to close off the riverside walk in the spring, when some parts of the path are under water. It was open today, when I passed, of course, as the river is relatively low.


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#430408 - Sat Jul 19 2008 04:16 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Locks and Keys' [Re: spanishliz]
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This was an interesting theme, i enjoyed all the photos. Seems they lock up everything in Shropshire lol.
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#430409 - Sun Jul 20 2008 03:18 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Locks and Keys' [Re: mc_shellsie]
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Thanks everybody. 'Reflections' is this week's theme.
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