VE Tanks

Deaks

Deaks

DEAKS takes you through his life's adventures, from leaving Rainsford Grammar School for the 'Advanced of Learning' to the present day, growing old disgracefully without shame or regret.
Deaks

Deaks

DEAKS takes you through his life's adventures, from leaving Rainsford Grammar School for the 'Advanced of Learning' to the present day, growing old disgracefully without shame or regret.

It’s easy to miss stuff in Chelmsford at the moment as a result of us being confined largely to our homes. On a rare trip out yesterday I saw the wicker VE tanks on the Multi-Story Roundabout in town. Does this roundabout have an official name? I have no idea!

However these here tanks are mighty impressive and worth a trip out of the house to see them. Indeed I did 8 laps of the roundabout so that I could fully take them in. Naturally, I did not have my camera phone perched on the steering wheel taking photos because this would have been against the law wouldn’t it?

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6 Responses

  1. They look FANTASIC, but how do you get one on the front of your bicycle (i.e. wicker – basket – get it?). Fingers-crossed we’ll be out on a little cycle tomorrow morning so I’ll be sure to look out for ’em, although something tells me they’ll probably have vanished by now – either half-inched or otherwise.

  2. O dear this looks like a tank designed and built by todays ‘Snowflakes’ Like a chocolate teapot looks very attractive, but as much use. All that’s missing is a large white flag.
    Yes I know during WW2 a lot of inflatable tanks were designed and built. These had a practical use of confusing the Germans just where the Landings were to be on D day. The real tanks were hidden in the country lanes of Hampshire, the single track country lanes still have tree cover that makes vehicles invisible. Is a’ Wicker Tank’ some sort of oxymoron ?
    I look forward to seeing them, when that nice Mr Johnson lets us leave the house, never mind the County.

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