staplermofo: Good news, they make clear flame retardant coating. You can paypal me money in gratitude.
tuna fingers: In this litigious society the officials have to make them do something since they are aware there is some risk. I think it would be better if there was a posing outside the establishment stating it is "not up to code, enter at own risk."
JasonOfOrillia: If this pub survived centuries of smokers it will probably be OK.
The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Given the twelve labors of Hercules you normally have to go through to make any modifications to a Historically listed property I'm amazed they are even allowed to paint the place.
skinink: Not a problem. The insurance they bought from Twoflower should cover any accidents.
barnacleboy: Leave it as is, it should be a listed building and be forced within reason to be exactly the same.The pub is older than the U.S.A for farks sake
NoSugarAdded: "Safeguarding heritage from the ravages of fire is a vital part of the protection work of the fire service."Better to definitely destroy the heritage with paint before a fire can do it!
Quantum Apostrophe: "flam-retardant paint "Looks like the retard paint is used all over.
meddleRPI: The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Given the twelve labors of Hercules you normally have to go through to make any modifications to a Historically listed property I'm amazed they are even allowed to paint the place.Health and Safety will mandate this change.Next year, Historical Preservation will fine the owners for an un-approved modification.Ladies and Gentlemen, a preview of the United States in 2050.
dopirt: Idon't think the German Luftwaffe Blitz occurred in Massachusetts.
Suede head: armanada
Suede head: Timbers in the pub survived the flaming cannons of the Spanish ArmanadaThe Armanada was firing on itself? No wonder it lost.What is an armanada anyway?
sbchamp: "Why is american beer like making love in a canoe?""Cuz it's FARKing close to water,"
SacriliciousBeerSwiller: sbchamp: "Why is american beer like making love in a canoe?""Cuz it's FARKing close to water,"That joke would have made sense before the US was the craft beer capital of the planet.
Suede head: Best pub in Portsmouth. Fun fact: in WWII a cruiser crashed into it.[www.talkphotography.co.uk image 850x502]
indarwinsshadow: Funny how stupid bureaucracy survives the ages. I pretty sure when the end of the world comes in a billion years, they'll be some gov't agency in charge of making sure you file your final income tax statement before the earth gets melted.
Quantum Apostrophe: Suede head: armanada[2.bp.blogspot.com image 425x320]
KrispyKritter: indarwinsshadow: Funny how stupid bureaucracy survives the ages. I pretty sure when the end of the world comes in a billion years, they'll be some gov't agency in charge of making sure you file your final income tax statement before the earth gets melted.that's why they piss away billions in tax payer dollars building uber bunker cities underground: COG. Continuity of Government. the great unwashed can perish without their giving it a second thought but the wealthy powerful scumbags who own the government will live to carry on, cockroaches that they are.
Dear Jerk: It became necessary to destroy the landmark in order to save it.csb: I bought The Armada by Garrett Mattingly a few weeks ago. I haven't read it yet. Before that, I didn't know that that the defeat of the Spanish armada was a thing.
gweilo8888: or something with absolutely no subtlety whatsoever.
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