Caption competition – demise of the Bb Trumpet

tarmac being laid on the carpark of the new Timico data centre in NewarkAs we approach the final days of the Timico data centre build the lads are putting down the tarmac in the car park. This is quite convenient as I happened to be in need of a steam roller – assuming that’s what they still call them despite the absence of steam. If you can’t get the video below to work then there’s a link here to the original YouTube location.

Here are a few other photos mapping the before and after. There’s a prize of the best caption for the “after” shot – entries left as comments please 🙂

site manager Nigel has a word with the driver of the roller Site manager Nigel has a word with the driver of the roller. In case you were wondering my 14 year old plays the trumpet.  He found this in a skip at his school and decided it would go well on his bedroom wall in a slightly altered stateBb Trumpet on my desk at the Timico offices

Bb Trumpet after a tussle with the rollerJust to finish off an artistic view of the air conditioning fans outside the data centre:)

fans line up outside the Timico Newark Data centre

Published by Trefor Davies

Liver of life, father of four, CTO of trefor.net, writer, poet, philosopherontap.com

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  1. Btw while I remember if anyone has any suggestions for other things to flatten by all means make them known. Might not still have the steam roller but I do have a sledge hammer.

  2. Oh wait :), another.. well this isn’t a caption, just a joke that came to mind.

    What’s the difference between somebody who knows how to play a trumpet and one who doesn’t? Nothing now that you’ve broken the only trumpet, they’re both out of a job.

  3. As Timico get ready to find some “brass in pocket” for selecting the band for the Grand Opening Ceremony of the Data Centre, The Rolling Stones have just backed out along with Bay City Rollers, Flat Eric, Squeeze !!

  4. btw I’m going to look for a suitable comment voting plug in for future competitions. There are some great entries here that merit a vote by the general public so that it is completely transparent. As it is will probably debate the result via Google Hangout

  5. …….and finally, as work nears completion for Timico’s new Data Centre in historic Newark, site workers discover remains from the “Brass Age”

  6. I am pleased to announce the winner and runners up of the caption competition.

    The winner is Dan Lowen with:
    …….and finally, as work nears completion for Timico’s new Data Centre in historic Newark, site workers discover remains from the “Brass Age”

    The runner up is:
    Gareth Brown with, “just add water”

    Highly Commended were:
    Manofpie with, “thats blown it!”
    and
    Chris The Sarf with, “Roll over Beethoven”

  7. We had some very good entries for this one and it wasn’t easy for the judge (he who owned the trumpet). Becasue of this we have decided to add a highly commended section and these will also get a mug (assuming I can find some 🙂

    Can the prize winners please email or DM me their addresses and I will send in the post.

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