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Re: wheel reinvented for a quarter of the portas money??
« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2014, 10:16:57 PM »
That's absolutely brilliant Tricky!

In fairness to Dave's earlier aqueduct/viaduct problem the tag line does seem to have rather excluded the railways. I wonder if bringing a steam train into Marple might pull in some visitors - it seems to work elsewhere. Just a thought.

I think that may cost a little more than £10k and would just be a one off.

Also, if Rambler's idea of nationalisation happens, private trains would not be allowed.

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Re: wheel reinvented for a quarter of the portas money??
« Reply #45 on: August 13, 2014, 07:28:42 PM »
That's absolutely brilliant Tricky!

In fairness to Dave's earlier aqueduct/viaduct problem the tag line does seem to have rather excluded the railways. I wonder if bringing a steam train into Marple might pull in some visitors - it seems to work elsewhere. Just a thought.

You try and bring one in .theres one in at stockport tomorrow if not cancelled .scarborough Flyer .also on the.
29 .and the 5 September .

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Re: wheel reinvented for a quarter of the portas money??
« Reply #44 on: August 13, 2014, 07:15:39 PM »
Tricky makes a very good point.  Looks like Tilley have engaged in a little bit of plagiarism!   :o

Not a bit of it. To create 2 additional holes in a structural form of that size and age in the time it takes for the canal boat to move from the middle to one end is not mean feat. Credit where credit is due!

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Re: wheel reinvented for a quarter of the portas money??
« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2014, 10:02:53 AM »
Tricky makes a very good point.  Looks like Tilley have engaged in a little bit of plagiarism!   :o

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Re: wheel reinvented for a quarter of the portas money??
« Reply #42 on: August 12, 2014, 04:02:38 PM »
That's absolutely brilliant Tricky!

In fairness to Dave's earlier aqueduct/viaduct problem the tag line does seem to have rather excluded the railways. I wonder if bringing a steam train into Marple might pull in some visitors - it seems to work elsewhere. Just a thought.

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Re: wheel reinvented for a quarter of the portas money??
« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2014, 03:39:31 PM »
So does 'wheel reinvented for a quarter of the portas money??' mean that Tilley's fee was £2.5K.  If so, that's surprisingly reasonable.




What a bargain.. Money totally well spent.. especially when there was absolutely nothing remotely like it before...



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Re: wheel reinvented for a quarter of the portas money??
« Reply #40 on: August 12, 2014, 11:25:47 AM »
CTCREP

I seem to remember that Marple Hall School would have been involved in conjuring up designs for an information board and a town tourist trail if the original Portas bid had been successful.

If councillors are on the Marple Vision Partnership, is this why £2500 has been wasted?

Councillors should not be on the Portas teams, the whole point is that the council staff have been hopelessly inadequate when in comes to understanding what makes retail business tick so the budget is passed to people with a real interest in the area.

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Re: wheel reinvented for a quarter of the portas money??
« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2014, 09:41:40 AM »
So it is! (Doh......)  :-[

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Re: wheel reinvented for a quarter of the portas money??
« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2014, 08:44:54 AM »
with its profile of the viaduct in the shape of M (for Marple).....  

It's the Aqueduct Dave!

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Re: wheel reinvented for a quarter of the portas money??
« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2014, 07:36:34 AM »
I am more than disappointed that this money has been spent on a Logo which have little to do with encouraging visitors.

That's a curious observation, considering that the logo, with its profile of the viaduct in the shape of M (for Marple) and the strap line 'hills, mills and canals', is obviously designed solely to achieve that aim.  Whether it succeeds or not we shall see in due course. 

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Re: wheel reinvented for a quarter of the portas money??
« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2014, 11:38:05 PM »
CTCREP

I seem to remember that Marple Hall School would have been involved in conjuring up designs for an information board and a town tourist trail if the original Portas bid had been successful.

If councillors are on the Marple Vision Partnership, is this why £2500 has been wasted?


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Re: wheel reinvented for a quarter of the portas money??
« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2014, 10:21:30 AM »
Thanks for the explanation Mark.

Keep us updated CTrep, it would be nice to see how the Portas group can get these things through when the red tape of councils can stutter.

To me, it's exactly the way portas can bring their collective experience to the table where the council's experience is a little limited.

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Re: wheel reinvented for a quarter of the portas money??
« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2014, 07:15:04 PM »
Thanks for the explanation Mark.

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Re: wheel reinvented for a quarter of the portas money??
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2014, 03:06:33 PM »
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Re: wheel reinvented for a quarter of the portas money??
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2014, 02:23:24 PM »
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