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    A conversation with Basil















    And his tractor


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    Re: A conversation with Basil

    Just the one tooth then?
    I really like these - I'll have to see if I can grab our Chris - trouble is he's 6ft 8 with hands like dinner plates, and one wouldn't like to irritate him!
    Which camera?

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    Re: A conversation with Basil

    They were taken with my GRD2, which is sadly in for repair atm.

    Glad you like them, Basil has been working for my family since 1938 but he did take a break for a couple of years to help the Royal Air Force during WW2!

    He really likes to talk, and he is very interesting so I like to listen.

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    Re: A conversation with Basil

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    They were taken with my GRD2, which is sadly in for repair atm.
    Sorry to hear about that
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    Glad you like them, Basil has been working for my family since 1938 but he did take a break for a couple of years to help the Royal Air Force during WW2!

    He really likes to talk, and he is very interesting so I like to listen.
    Just the one tooth then!
    If he's been working for your family all that time, I think it would be kind to buy him a new tractor, that one looks a little . . .er .. . elderly!
    Whereabouts are you?

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    Re: A conversation with Basil

    He wouldn't want a new tractor he likes the challenge of keeping it running. At weekends he spends his time helping restore old steam engines so the tractor is not very old by comparison.

    Our farm is in Essex.

    A not very well done panorama






    This one is with a Canon 5D

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    There's nothing quite like a cow!
    (taken with an E3)





    That barn looks wonderful - when's the conversion coming?

    Does Basil do his steam engines at Bressingham? (very close to us)

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    Hi Will,

    A nice series and it seems like a nice part of Essex where your farm is. Whereabouts exactly please? I once lived in Shalford in the north of the county.

    Will/Jono,

    Nice cow shots! I dont see many of those around here!

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    Re: A conversation with Basil

    Hi Will,

    Me again, sorry to hear about your GRD2, what went wrong with it?

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    MOOOO!!!
    There wonderful......... toodles- helen

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    Re: A conversation with Basil

    Quote Originally Posted by ecliffordsmith View Post
    Hi Will,

    Me again, sorry to hear about your GRD2, what went wrong with it?
    I dropped it so the lens cover stopped working, and got it too cold so the rubber started to come away.

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    Re: A conversation with Basil

    Thought people might like to know that, even though I caused the damage to my GRD2, Ricoh declined to give me an estimate for repair, and instead sent it back repaired at no charge! Have to say that I'm very impressed.

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    Hi Will,

    Glad to that you have your camera back and also to learn of the excellent customer service.

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