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For Shud Lovers!

Postby B_BQ » Oct 24, 2012 8:59 pm

This was taken from a roadway in the little village of Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire, where we recently stayed almost within touching distance of the Norman church one can see peeking in the background.
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Re: For Shud Lovers!

Postby Big Smile » Oct 24, 2012 9:10 pm

Nice shot Brenda, Looks like sheep in the field, a common sight in England !
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Re: For Shud Lovers!

Postby CdnChelsea » Oct 24, 2012 9:33 pm


I have no idea what a shud is. British for shed?

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Re: For Shud Lovers!

Postby kelly_m » Oct 24, 2012 10:17 pm

Shud is a term used by one of our older members...older as in has been around since the beginning members, OurDerek. It's a Shed....Our Kat picked it up and has posted some awesome shuds!

Don't know if its one of OurDereks Britishisms, but .....

Awesome sight Brenda! Don't know what I like better...the thatched roofed\rooved buildins or the Norman church!
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Re: For Shud Lovers!

Postby B_BQ » Oct 24, 2012 10:30 pm

Thanks for explaining what a 'shud' is K! lol I think it must have started off with a typo and it somehow stuck. Kat picked it up and ran with it!
CdnChelsea a 'shud' is just a 'shed' in real life, but you know how things can evolve on this forum, or at least they used to!
The 'shuds' don't have thatched roofs K. They're clay, as are most roofs in England. It's extremely rare to see the sort of shingles we have here in Canada. Some are slate. Most of the older Norman and Saxon churches have slate roofs.
Here is a cottage with a thatched roof in the beautiful village of Gaydon, Warwickshire, where there is the most beautiful pub, 'The Malt Shovel', where we had a fabulous lunch in gorgeous surroundings. The hanging baskets were still spectacular:
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Re: For Shud Lovers!

Postby kelly_m » Oct 24, 2012 10:40 pm

Ahhh...from the distance they looked like thatched. thanks!

I am wondering though how sturdy that Shovel would be........lol
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Re: For Shud Lovers!

Postby Katherine » Oct 24, 2012 11:18 pm

I LOVE THESE!!!! Wow, just look at the great SHUDS! English ones! thats so cool... thanks BBQ! Can you tell Im enthusiastic?

BTW if MareE was around or even OurDerek himself, he would verify that he did indeed coin the term Shud. He was a bit grumpy about it if I remember. Blasted shuds springs to mind. Anyway, I miss MareE, AND Ourderek, they were a hoot.

Nice to see these, thanks again.

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Re: For Shud Lovers!

Postby CdnChelsea » Oct 25, 2012 7:35 am


A friend of ours had a friend from England visit him here for a few weeks. They invited us over for dinner. I loved listening to her accent and her different ways of saying things. "knock me up early in the morning " was one of my favourite ones.

lol...

Thank you all for explaining "shud".

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Re: For Shud Lovers!

Postby Ron Evers » Oct 25, 2012 7:48 pm

Nice one of the shuds Brenda. The malt shovel looks rather modern.
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Re: For Shud Lovers!

Postby B_BQ » Oct 25, 2012 8:03 pm

Ron: You're very provocative!

12th century meets the 21st century, and they've done a really nice job of keeping so many of the original architectural features and blending them to the standards required for the 21st century. It was a magical place, and one really has to experience it.

Nowadays of course there has to be a paved parking lot, lots of outdoor lighting, and modern conveniences, but this really was a little gem.

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