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Thursday, 16 May 2019

Parking Machine Tickets

Could this be the most boring blog post ever: parking machine tickets?

One of the door pockets in the car we sold recently contained an assortment of tickets acquired over our period of ownership except for the first couple of years when we must have kept it tidy. Many of the tickets were local, but those from further afield provide a record of our journeys, mainly day trips and holidays, albeit not a complete collection.

Bloggers usually post photographs and postcards from their travels. Instead, here is our record told through a hundred and thirty pounds worth of parking machine tickets.

July 2010: The Lake District with a short stop at Richmond on the way home

August 2010: Cornwall

2011: North Wales (note the Welsh language), and trips to Filey and Beverley

July 2012: North Devon

August 2012: North Wales again

2013: Not many this year. The first is from Blackpool and the second Appleby in Westmoreland on our way home from a week in Scotland

2014: The Yorkshire Coast, including the North York Moors Railway at Grosmont

2015: Pembrokeshire (South Wales)

2017: Cumbria, Whitby and Lincoln, but also a longer trip to West Sussex from which the Wakehurst ticket is the only reminder

2017: Exmoor (Devon and Somerset)
2018: a trip to Chester in January and Dorset in the summer, with an afternoon on Brownsea Island

13 comments:

  1. That is quite a collection! I like the 'please call again' note on the Brownsea Island Ferry ticket.

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    1. That's the only one that isn't a parking ticket. Expensive for a boat ride but Brownsea Island is worth the price - such a peaceful place. As regards the number of tickets, there were even more local ones. Now wondering about the extra fuel cost of driving them about for all those years.

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    2. The heritage railway ticket wasn't for parking either.

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    1. And I could write a post about every one, except I don't really do travel blogging. Wouldn't everyone have a similar variety if they kept all their tickets for 10 years?

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    2. Wow, congratulations That really was a boring post..

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    3. Thanks Liz. Glad to be able to make an impression.

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  3. Eurggghhh. I'm surprised the tickets weren't stuck together with empty sweet wrappers or takeaway sandwich covers. Were the tickets in date order, undisturbed by time and feather dusters?

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    1. If that's a reflection of your own car you might feel better if you adopt higher standards of hygiene. I took great pleasure in sorting them into order.

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    2. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ It's a good job we know each other well! x

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  4. That's a good hobby to have. Perhaps you should stick those tickets in an album and start up a website called PTC.com (Parking Ticket Collectors). You will also need an anorak.

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    1. Fortunately, I don't collect parking tickets, only parking machine tickets (and I've got multiple anoraks already).

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    2. ... although I do have some rather nice traffic cam photos of me going over Lendal Bridge in York (fine subsequently refunded when restrictions ruled illegal) and going through a bus gate in Newcastle (let off with a warning).

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