Continued De-clarting of tinware

After the initial de-clarting of the tinware I now moved on to trying to clean them up further. However, after the best part of a day (or what passes for daylight hours at this time of year) with various abrasives and power tools I’d not made much more than an impact on the surface.

Dyanne tinware

As this has now sucked more than enough of my time I’ve opted to pay to have them sand blasted.

In the mean time I’ve picked up a new set of fixings to hold it all together when it’s done.

Burton 2CV tinware fixings


Baked Cauliflower

Baked Cauliflower

Start with a full cauliflower and an oven at 180.

In a suitable container mix a good amount of olive oil with seasoning: celery salt, pepper, coriander, cumin.

Cut the leaves off and cut a flat cone into the bottom of the stem to reduce the bulk that needs cooking.  (These offcuts are good for stock.)

Rub the oil and seasoning over the cauliflower trying to get as even a coverage as possible.

Place on some parchment in a baking try.

Cover with tin foil and bake for 45 minutes.

Take the tin foil off and put an open container of water in the oven.

Bake for another 30ish minutes – keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn, adjust the temperature or take it out as appropriate.


De-clarted tinware

I’ve got some Dyane tinware for the Burton engine, this has the “back end of a horse power” forced induction take off and the cylinder covers are metal rather than whatever it is the later 2CVs used. However, it’s seen better days so needs some renovation.

First off the engine mounts needed removing with the aid of heat, Super Crack Ultra, and an impact driver.  With that done I’ve declarted them using pound shop oven cleaner.

Dyane tinware being cleaned

Next step will be to give them a thorough going over with various grades of abrasive.



Gifford War Memorial

This is situated in front of the church.

Gifford War Memorial

Gifford War Memorial

In grateful memory of those who died for us 1914 – 1918


Preston War Memorial

Situated by the side of the main road through the village

Preston War Memorial

Preston War Memorial

Preston War Memorial

Fell in the Great War 1914 – 1919

Faithful unto death

  • The memorial lists the dates the men died

Berwick War Memorial

This is situated beside Castle Street in the North of the town.

Berwick War Memorial

Berwick War Memorial

Berwick War Memorial

Berwick War Memorial

Berwick War Memorial

In honour of all who served, in sympathy with all who suffered, and in remembrance of these the fallen sons of this borough whose names are here inscribed.

WWII

There are no WWII names but there is a plaque.

To the memory of the men and women of this borough who fell in the 1939 – 1945 war

Post WWII

There is a plaque that follows the style of the WWII plaque.

To the memory of the men and women of this borough who have fallen since 1945


Tweedbank War Memorial

This is situated to the left of the old bridge that carried the main road over the Tweed.

Tweedmouth War Memorial

Tweedmouth War Memorial

Tweedmouth War Memorial

Tweedmouth War Memorial

Tweedmouth War Memorial

In ever grateful and proud remembrance of the brave men of Tweedmouth who fell in the Great World War 1914-1918

“They were a wall unto us both by night and day.”

Erected by the inhabitants of Tweedmouth, and other Friends

  • The other inscriptions have seemingly been added in the spaces in the WWI inscription.
  • The inscription gives the dates 1914-1918 and the dates below are given as 1914-1919.

WWII

A WWII inscription has been added to the front of the monument.

And of the men and women of Tweedmouth who lost their lives in the Second World War.

Post WWII

A post WWII inscription has been added to the base of the monument and the dates 1939 – 1945 have been added in a similar style below the WWI dates.

To the memory of the men and women of Tweedmouth who have fallen since 1945.

Falkands War

The name of a man who died aboard the Sir Galahad in the Falkands has been added to the front of the monument.