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Good to see small cider presses are still on the go...there's one behind Paignton where we used to stock up at the outset of walks to Stoke Gabriel...and staggers back !!!
Did you ever use Ye Old Cider Bar in East street, Newton Abbot ? I've staggered out of there a few times.
 

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QUICK DRAW? - YEAH RIGHT!
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You need to be a certain age to get this....
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You will enjoy this..:

 
It's pretty amazing what this guy can do with old movies. An elevated railway in Wuppertal in 1902 gets a full makeover.

A wee clip of this event would have been Good.




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In our next story, Frans Althoff, director of the Althoff Circus in Germany, came up with what he thought would be the perfect publicity stunt. On July 21, 1950, he intended to lead a 4-year-old elephant into one of the cars of the Wuppertal Schwebebahn, which is an inverted monorail. Basically, the cars hang from a rail that is above them.
The 450-pound (approximately 204 kg) elephant was so upset by the motion of the car that she became agitated and began to move around wildly. Suddenly, she broke through one of the windows and fell an estimated 39 feet (12 m) into the Wuppertal River below. Amazingly, the elephant, who was quickly nicknamed Tuffi – the Italian word for diving – suffered only minor injuries. Several of the car’s human occupants were also bruised in the ruckus.
Tuffi would later be sold to the Cirque Alexis Gruss in 1968 and died there in 1989 at 43 years of age.
Tuffi jumping from the monorail car.
This widely reproduced photograph of Tuffi jumping from the monorail car is a superimposed picture created after the incident occurred.
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