My Dear Sue of Haselour House, Thank you for your reply, I was happy to be of service to a fellow walker, Panoramian and human being.
I'd like to take this opprtunity to apologise for any upset that I may have caused in any of my previous comments.
My best regards
Must confess I'm a bit intrigued by this.
Haselour House Media (sometime recruitment agency, among other things) seem to be a professional public relations outfit (director: one Sue A*) - whom, as PR experts, one would have thought would have been onto this situation immediately the signs went up. The public rights of way in the region of both buildings are notoriously hostile to users, which is regrettable and sad. The fact that the photo has been here for 18 months without incident says much.
As a walker myself, were I to find such petulant, arrogant signs on footpaths near my land I would remove them, mindful that leaving them in position would render me a hypocrite. I'd certainly be having words with my neighbours, had they erected them.
As far as I can see, the photo is correctly positioned, taken from a public thoroughfare and of a sign that indisputably existed. Pedro has amended the title in line with Sue's request and that will change at the next Panoramio update in a week or so, so Pedro is fine.
It's just a shame that people seem to feel the need to be so damned unpleasant toward those who wish to share the countryside. Whoever erected that notice clearly demonstrated that you can buy land but not class. Sad, sad, sad.
You're welcome to cross my land anytime. Several hundred do every month.
Dear BrownhillsBob the photo was only bought to my attention yesterday by a friend...and the 'said sign' I understand has been removed. My land is not hostile at all to walkers; I personally erected a bridge between FP 10 and FP 14 to enable the continuity of the walk. However, it is sometimes difficult when you have sheep on the land and they have to be contained and walkers need to navigate the electric fence. Anyway, hope you don’t view me as ‘Ba Ba black sheep!!!
Hi Peter, thank you for responding, it is appreciated. I would prefer the picture to be taken down as the title still infers that the notice is associated with Haselour House. It could be damaging to my good standing in the community and have a detrimental effect on my reputation. It was bought to my attention by a friend of mine who overheard derogatory remarks being made against me as they ‘assumed’ the notice was on my land. The sign is absolutely nowhere in the vicinity of my land and would respect and appreciate your understanding of my position. Best Wishes Sue
I think the lady doth protest too much. Since it was clearly in the vicinity of the Haselour hall/house, Pedro's assumption was reasonable. Surely, you know your neighbours who must have posted the sign, so all you've got to say is 'T'wasn't me, t'was those snobs net door. New money? Tsk tsk.' before flouncing out.
I appreciate your efforts for walkers which are great, unfortunately a few messages sent round the walking fraternity this afternoon seem to suggest what must be a clearly erroneous reputation somehow persisting.
I'd prefer peace in out time, Earl Grey on the NHS and statutory torture for people who flytip, but I ain't going to get any of it. Pedro has renamed his photo several times for you, the photo is a historical record of something that existed on that spot. Not nice, but such arrant, arogant posturing deserves challenging, wouldn't you agree?
As I said, you must have known it was in the area - there's plenty of rambler hostile signage still on display near the road nearby -so I'd concentrate on pointing out how welcoming those putting up the signs seem to be.
Might be worth raising the point at the parish council meeting as a point of order, using Pedro's photo as evidence.
Can't see a problem with that, myself.
I have just had such a laugh at all these comments and Sue's poem is brilliant. Thanks, and you have to have a smiley face...;~))
I am grateful for the support of BrownhillsBob!
All the best Peter
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