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Great tyro 2019-03-10 6:04

Hello Bev,

Gosh, how wonderful that Mrs. Robinson should post a photograph of such a remarkable Heath Robinson contraption as this!! :)

I just love how some clever and inventive individual has used parts of an old bicycle to provide quite a sophisticated reduction gearing to rotate that spit slowly with the aid of an old relatively high speed electric motor (which was probably stolen from an old washing machine).

I admire the ingenuity of the inventor who obviously thought this contraption would save him/her from the dreadful work of a mediaeval "spit boy"!

Very well seen and captured with good light, natural colours and excellent clarity.


Kind Regards,


P.S. That roasting meat looks delicious - did you sample it?

Old 03-10-2019, 01:13 PM
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Thank you for your thoughtful critique, John.
Do you need to ask about the food ... when in a Medieval Village!!

The whole experience was quite remarkable.
The whole village had put on such a display! You can imagine, it was a popular destination!

Have a good day,
I see you responded to my FB picture!! It is no longer snowing ... but the hailstones are huge!
What's the weather like in Scotland?
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