Scariest place in NI?

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LE
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Have to say it looks like a seat divider to me.
Are these just lumps on the seat backs to denote the breadth of the area permitted to be occupied by one person ?

If that's correct I was going to say it's fattist and therefore a silent hate crime, but the vacant seat beside him is definitely wide enough for the most determined salad-dodger.
Unless at one stage there was a "seat divider" present, now both torn free by and permanently lodged between the enormous sweaty buttocks of some wheezing chipoholic, in which case the Transport Police need to mobilise* their Thought Crime Division.


* on mobility scooters/low loaders.
 
Are these just lumps on the seat backs to denote the breadth of the area permitted to be occupied by one person ?

If that's correct I was going to say it's fattist and therefore a silent hate crime, but the vacant seat beside him is definitely wide enough for the most determined salad-dodger.
Unless at one stage there was a "seat divider" present, now both torn free by and permanently lodged between the enormous sweaty buttocks of some wheezing chipoholic, in which case the Transport Police need to mobilise* their Thought Crime Division.


* on mobility scooters/low loaders.
 

Cutaway

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And in Fermanagh 99-01; I used to watch out of the med centre as the pantechs drove out escorted by unmarked Passats after the good stuff had been flown in by heli.
I drove those wagons for 15 years. You should have given me a wave!
We were in and out of that location, and others, all the time back then.
 
Worked as a mechanic for a bus company an part time TA in the early 90's and early one winter morning got a call that a bus had broke down in Cappagh and the name of the bus driver who was a known provo. Going up the road pitch black and a motorbike that had definately no lights on prior to passing me turns lights on and turns left into Lurgylea cross roads where I was going and then turns into a laneway to a derelict house just before where the broken down bus was and I approached the bus with my colleague shitting myself. I told him I was going through the hedge and down the ditch if anything untoward looked like it was happening. Thankfully the bus had a genuine fault and my colleague quickly fixed it and I jumped in and f**ked off quick smart in the previously broken down bus as it was in front and faster. A few months later 18 soldiers on a patrol past my work called in and asked for me by name, I went out to see them showed them my ID and then they said they will pass as often as they can. Not long after that I had special branch at my house thinking I was being targeted offering to fast track a ppw for me and telling me a shop where I could pick one up pretty much next day. I declined the offer of a ppw as it can be more trouble than its worth.
To this day I wonder what the intel was, was the motorbike and pillion friendly, and why my top ranks in my TA unit never told me as im certain the cnuts knew.
 
I never went on tour in NI, was long before my time, but a good mate I served with lives in Belfast.

Visited him a couple of times and he took me on a tour of the city. Some eye opening places.

I bet that Ardoyne area was a real treat of a place back in the day.

Trying to rack my brain and remember the names of the other places now. Pollglass?

Police stations that looked like fortress’s and snatch type Land Rovers driving about.

Interesting place that’s for sure.
I am assuming it is the police Land Rovers you were refering to, the big difference between them and the snatch is that the police ones had proper armour.
 
Early 70's, tooling around the border country lanes of South Armagh and Tyrone in Landrovers day after day, makes me shudder thinking about how lucky I was not to suffer the same fate as so many others.
 
My own favourite was bomb alley Dungannon. The road was blown up regularly in the 70's by milk churns full of some shit or other hidden in a culvert. At least it was a smooth ride on the trip from Lisanelly Barracks Omagh to Sydenham as the road was re-asphalted weekly. :applaud:
You would like it better now, it is motorway from Belfast to Moygashel and a new dual cairageway to Ballygawley, due to to many whining cnuts (the shinners had a big part in it) it would have been dual caraigeway all the way to Londonderry.
 
Thats what happens when you have a Cathedral on either side and a bunch offarmers in the middle - though I believe the produce is much more varied these days.
You had me googling to see what an offarmer was…
while doing so, I had a flashback to a mental image of the cattle market (which I’m sure has long since gone…)
 
You would like it better now, it is motorway from Belfast to Moygashel and a new dual cairageway to Ballygawley, due to to many whining cnuts (the shinners had a big part in it) it would have been dual caraigeway all the way to Londonderry.
Firstly, members of my – extended – family are (or were) in business at what is now the Moygashel shopping centre.

During WW2, and perhaps before, Iots of dough was made by the former woollen business there making blankets (and possibly uniforms) for the troops.

Secondly, are you sure about the motorway?
I thought the M2 – past Randalstown and Toome (our local Apache territory) - was to be the one joining Belfast to the ‘second city‘ !
 

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