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Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« on: November 09, 2009, 07:24:11 pm »

What is the green fence for, seen on the verge of the M6 just north of Wigan It's about 18 inches high, and is for about half a mile between two bridges. Also on the other side of the motoway. It looks like its made of rigid plastic. I've seen similar barriers near new projcts to confine and capture newts, but they were polythene.
The area has not been coned off 'till recently, looks like they are removing the stuff now.


Also in the picture is a pretty big boat on a low loader.
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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2009, 08:26:56 pm »


Ground above looks a bit 'Rocky'. Perhaps it to stop rolling debris ?

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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009, 08:32:00 pm »

Dont know about the fence but I do know that's not a low loader.  ok2
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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009, 08:51:53 pm »

There is major works going to start by making the a forth lane so it could be the earth has to be excavated out.
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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 10:48:54 pm »

it's to stop small animals from entering the work site. The contractor has a responsibility to the environment under the contract to do the work. Part of that is not to harm wild life so if they stop it entering the work site it don't get harmed . Out side the work site is not there reasonably.

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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009, 11:04:44 pm »

Correct. We had them her in Peterborough to protect the greater crested newts or summut......
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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2009, 11:51:01 pm »

...on the other hand , it could be snow fencing. They stretch it along roadsides which run perpendicular to the prevailing winds, so the snow drifts by the fence and not on the road. Perhaps after last winter, an ounce of prevention, you've been warned, remember last year. Of course, we were in the Canaries and missed all the fun. {-)
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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2009, 01:09:31 am »

...on the other hand , it could be snow fencing. They stretch it along roadsides which run perpendicular to the prevailing winds, so the snow drifts by the fence and not on the road. Perhaps after last winter, an ounce of prevention, you've been warned, remember last year. Of course, we were in the Canaries and missed all the fun. {-)

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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2009, 08:22:18 am »

Dont know about the fence but I do know that's not a low loader.  ok2
alright it was on an artic...  >>:-( it's still a boat though :kiss:
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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2009, 08:31:01 am »

Its definitely a boat  ok2
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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2009, 08:34:12 am »

Its definitely a boat  ok2
and very flat bottomed %)
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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2009, 03:51:01 pm »

.....looks like a boat, but what were you doing snapping pictures when you were driving,  <*<
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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2009, 05:54:00 pm »

I was wondering when someone would bring that up {:-{

It wasn't me honnest, officer :police:
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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2009, 06:14:34 pm »

....maybe he's a cop and has a camera mounted on the right side of his windscreen, it could happen {-)
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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2009, 06:19:33 pm »

I don't think so. 

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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2009, 06:20:03 pm »

That's not a "....big boat...". You should see some of the things that go down the road near my home.

About 10 miles north of here they make large, ocean going yachts and floating gin palaces and haul them down the D 137 to La Rochelle. Most of them are wrapped in a continuous skin of transparent plastic. I would love to see the process for that. The "load" has to have an escort both in front and behind. In France this is done by a commercial organisation. The police only turn out for something huge or something dangerous. But even with these boats they have to stop the traffic through a village near here as the boats occupy the whole road.

I did see one yacht that was wider than the road but when it came to the narrowest spot the back of the lorry jacked up and tilted and the lorry bed and yacht proceeded very slowly at a 45 deg, angle!

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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2009, 06:29:14 pm »


I did see one yacht that was wider than the road but when it came to the narrowest spot the back of the lorry jacked up and tilted and the lorry bed and yacht proceeded very slowly at a 45 deg, angle!


I thought they'd stopped putting methanol in wine, Roger!  I should try another brand  {-) {-)

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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2009, 06:37:33 pm »

Only a good, large malt so far this evening, Danny after walking the dog in the cold and wet.

 Just about to open a good bottle of red "Madiran" to drink with the duck in half an hour. After all, I am an hour ahead of you !

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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2009, 07:30:03 pm »

There goes my memory I could have sworn that Roger had previously said he was vegetarian - a persuasion that his French farmer neighbour did not understand. 

Hey ho, I must be dreaming - I hope I don't wake up in the shower  <:(
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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2009, 10:51:22 pm »

No Dougal - he means that he AND THE DUCK will be drinking the wine in half an hour  O0
Not only a veggie, but kind to animals as well  %)
You've heard of French "relationships"....   :o :o
(or maybe "duck" is his pet name for the wife??)
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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2009, 11:19:51 pm »

Don't they call everyone "duck" in the Midlands?

Like "love" up here in the North (God's Country)
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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2009, 02:33:44 pm »

Yes, some do call everyone "Mi Duck" in the Midlands (You might be "Gods Country" but we're "Gods Truth" - at least thats what it sounds like they say when they first see it from the M6)  :o
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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2009, 03:36:37 pm »

Its definitely a boat  ok2

Its Martin's latest eBay purchase :}
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Re: Seen on the M6..what's it for?
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2009, 04:39:49 pm »

It was going north so it's more Likely for Norry %)
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« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2009, 07:18:20 pm »

Vegetarian, me?

Can't imagine where that came from!

I lived and worked in Nottingham for 4 years and became used to being addressed as "Me duck" but the one that took far longer to be understood was, "Anny eny on yuh?"

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