Diary Saturday 16th July 2016

Photo taken by me – The Bulls Head Inn Sign – Oldham
Preston, England
July 17, 2016 12:35am CST
Great to see Mylot payments went out last night. Yay. Today was a day of changeable weather but it mostly stayed dry a I went out doing more pub sign photos, in North Manchester. I moved around by both tram and bus with lots of walking too. Signs seen included this one for The Bull’s Head in Heyside, Oldham Arthur Chappell
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@Asylum (48357)
• Manchester, England
17 Jul 16
You really need decent weather for that type of day out.
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• Preston, England
17 Jul 16
very much so @Asylum especially for photos dependent on decent lighting - too much cloud makes the shots look too gloomy
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@Asylum (48357)
• Manchester, England
17 Jul 16
@arthurchappell I had not thought about the lighting aspect, which would make a difference.
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• Preston, England
17 Jul 16
@Asylum the signs look best in bright daylight - annoys me at night when pubs highlight signs with close spotlights - the glare ruins photo opportunities - I find myself facing to get signs before the light fades and obviously summer is better for me than winter when it darkens earlier
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@koopharper (6353)
• Canada
17 Jul 16
Very happy to see my payment as well. Hope to see that with some consistency for the next while.
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• Preston, England
17 Jul 16
@koopharper I am on target for this month too
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• Canada
17 Jul 16
@arthurchappell I might actually hit minimum by the end of the day. I'm just happy if I hit it each month.
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• Preston, England
17 Jul 16
@koopharper I am over the minimum now - just - I generally still hit the old $10 target mot months
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@responsiveme (14290)
• India
17 Jul 16
That is self explanatory But do the background detail in your pubsign post, please. What about the book? .Have the publishers got back.?
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• Preston, England
17 Jul 16
@responsiveme not much to say on this one - bull's head signs are common in areas bordering on the countryside - some commentators associate the farming bull to the Papal bull, an edict from the vatican, and it often occurs in heraldry for its strength and ferocity - a few bulls head pubs mark sites of bull fights and bull baiting, no longer practiced in Britain. Not directly related to the pub but to a weaver's cottage next door, as in 1830 when the pub was already running, a weaver called John Buckley was arrested for savagely beating children in his charge - it came to light when a young girl escaped and her condition shocked the community. Local Quakers, not then the Pacifists we know now, burnt the cottage down and Buckley went to prison for two years. No word yet from publishers but these things do take time. Hoping to meet some history buffs in September who might be able to help me out.
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• India
18 Jul 16
@arthurchappell Thanks, you are keeping the notes safely aren't you?Some sort of back up because all can't be stored on the computer Keeping my fingers crossed for you.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
18 Jul 16
I love how the sign dropped the '
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• Preston, England
20 Jul 16
@Jessicalynnt Most do drop apostrophes and the word 'the' too
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@JohnRoberts (44729)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Jul 16
That's a pretty direct sign. Good drawing. Ant pub named the bull's eye?
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• Preston, England
17 Jul 16
@JohnRoberts Not any more - there apparently used to be a Bull's Eye in Sholing, near Southampton, more associated with archery than the pub game of darts though
@jaboUK (52057)
• United Kingdom
17 Jul 16
You do have some great signs in your area.
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• Preston, England
17 Jul 16
@jaboUK the big towns and cities alwas have lots to choose from.
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@JudyEv (108098)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Jul 16
That's a nice sign. I like it when part of the picture protrudes past the frame. It's a nice technique I think.
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• Preston, England
17 Jul 16
@JudyEv it is quite good when the art work transends its dimensions like this
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@patgalca (14133)
• Orangeville, Ontario
17 Jul 16
Didn't quite make payout this month as I am just over the $4 mark. I will definitely make it next month.
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• Preston, England
17 Jul 16
@patgalca something to look forward to in August for you
@LadyDuck (131135)
• Switzerland
17 Jul 16
This is a very well designed head. We have finally a dry weather with breeze and the heat wave is over.
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@TheHorse (56665)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Jul 16
Pretty good looking sign. I took a hike today and did a gig tonight. The weather was strange. Felt both hot and chilly at various times during the day.
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@skysnap (17489)
17 Jul 16
We have rain here but it seems there won't be much rain during evening as per reports from TV. Enjoy your sunday.
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@allen0187 (29067)
• Philippines
17 Jul 16
Looking forward to reading more bar sign posts from you my friend!
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