Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Health & Safety


It's water gala day here in Broadstairs today which historically, from what I can gather was always a good natured It's a knockout! 
Water Gala Day used to mean Millers and Sweeps fighting on the beach with soot and flour. burly men pulling at each other in  tugs of war...and good looking blokes swinging at each other over a greasy poles! 
Yes all good clean English fun! 
Now Health and Safety has moved in even Neptune ( who used to wade into the bay, all glorious and wet) now has to be ferried onto land by rubber dingy, presumably hiding a life jacket under his seaweed! 


28 comments:

  1. For a second I thought that was you John ! Looks fun.
    Remember Daniel Craig / James Bond wearing his dinner suit arriving in a stylish powerboat at the UK's Olympic opening ceremony ? The life jacket on kind of spoilt the whole look but good to know Mr Bond promoted safety at sea xx

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    1. Oh ive come over all unnecessary

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  2. Burly men pulling at each other in public view! Disgusting behaviour.

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  4. Lawyers ruin everything.

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  5. Health and safety is so often used as reason and when you actually look at laws, regulations and rules, there is nothing there. No doubt you will have received the email from your local council that cancels the Welsh Christmas carols because of sensitivity to Moslems.

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  6. I thought that was you ! in your other job, being a lifeguard for tourists ..
    There is nothing so fine as the sight of a wet burly man ... in the right surroundings of course.

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  7. What no pictures of good looking men with greasy poles.

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    1. Boom Boom ... Hahaha

      Jo in Auckland, Nz

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  8. Looks to me like he has a wet-suit on too; the wimp.

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  9. oh for cryin' out loud. just wrap everyone in bubble wrap and be done with it.

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  10. This is how it is today in life, in business etc. No one wants to risk anything, no one wants to take a chance, everyone wants a guarantee or a sure thing. Damned Walmart, it's all its fault.

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  11. Well, I for one find Neptune to be a rather handsome fellow. But I, too, thought it was you at first, dressed in something you'd found in your beach hut.

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  12. I hate it when Health and Safety get involved.

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  13. Well you know people are sue happy... If he was to get hurt and those precautions weren't taken they could get sued... What a sterile world we have created for ourselves....... Hugs! deb

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  14. I also thought the photo was of you John.
    Just assumed you found some fabulous items hanging around the hut and really got into the vacation, after a few Scotched Eggs and some G and T's.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  16. I really thought that was you John! You would make a very good Neptune and could even be his understudy. Oo-err missus!!!

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  17. Do you know John, I too thought it was you larking about in the water - was just wondering what the Prof would have to say when I realised it was just a John Look-alike!

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  18. There is no fun that cannot be spoiled by red tape. And count me as one more who thought that was you; I was looking forward to THAT explanation!

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  19. We demand to see the men with greasy poles 😉

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    1. Maybe the water is too cold?

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  20. What a depressing thought!

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  21. He IS wearing a wet suit! How cold is the water there? It's August and supposed to be hot outside!?

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