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Thames Barrier Appreciation Group (TBAG)

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Thames Barrier Appreciation Group (TBAG)

Just goes to show what a rebranding can do. Whilst the group was called Thames Barrier Appreciation Society (TBAS) there was only myself and Anemone. Change the name slightly so we can shorten it to TBAG and applications flood in, well 3 actually but that is still an increase of 150%. They all want to be TBAGs.

The main criteria is to have tried or have visisted the Barrier on the ferry. So far new additions (or hope to be soon) are Britfan, Tonymoco and allen074.

Thanks to Tony for the idea of a t-shirt with Barrier gates morphed into Tea bags) and britfan for an initiation ceremony consisting of a slap on each cheek with a wet teabag.

Anyone interested in the Thames barrier can find more at this website:

environment-agency.gov.uk/regions/…

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41. Re: Thames Barrier Appreciation Group (TBAG)

Oh dear now I understand why some of you were so reticent! I ve just asked my teenage sons the same question and after loud guffaws and what forum have you been on mum- I wish I had nt asked. Pidge take it from me you dont want to know!

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42. Re: Thames Barrier Appreciation Group (TBAG)

Oh Rose - "Is it the same as de-bagging?"

ROTFLMAOPMP

There another acronym to ask your sons - you can learn so much here.

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43. Re: Thames Barrier Appreciation Group (TBAG)

Oh ha, ha Mr C de-bagging indeed! Ive no idea what your puzzle it but I hope its not too much for my delicate nature!

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44. Re: Thames Barrier Appreciation Group (TBAG)

Anyone been to the barrier lately? Updates, please.

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45. Re: Thames Barrier Appreciation Group (TBAG)

I can remember going as a child and being particualrly proud because my Dad had worked on it. He made and fitted the strain gauges - not that impressive really but it was to me then!!

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46. Re: Thames Barrier Appreciation Group (TBAG)

"male dangly bits..."

The older I get the more I seem to have.

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47. Re: Thames Barrier Appreciation Group (TBAG)

ie. I'm not sure which ones you're referring to, Mr. C.

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48. Re: Thames Barrier Appreciation Group (TBAG)

Stop boasting Tony.

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49. Re: Thames Barrier Appreciation Group (TBAG)

Tony,

When OTL asked for updates, i don't think she was referring to your dangly bits.

Anyway, in reply to your question OTL, I haven't been able to make it there this year yet but I hope to do a trip down the Thames later this year.

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50. Re: Thames Barrier Appreciation Group (TBAG)

Stop, already, you guys are too much!

I was just thinking about the TBAGs earlier, considering bumping up for the sake of all the newbies. Glad to see I'm not the only one keeping up with the really important stuff.