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Old 30 May 2005, 08:21   #1
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Lloyd Scott spotted on M5!!

We spotted this crazy rig travelling down the M5 yesterday lunchtime...
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It's the latest escapade from Lloyd Scott, the guy who ran, or perhaps walked, the London Marathon in a full diving suit - you know, the type with a screw-on helmet and lead boots!

More information on the stunt and the charity (Children with Leukaemia) here: http://www.leukaemia.org/charitySwim.html
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Yes I heard about this - sounds pretty easy compared to running the London Marathon in that suit!!!
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If you ever get the chance to visit a historical diving stand please do so, aside from the lead boots and helmet hard hat divers (standard dress) have a couple of lead weights on their backs and chest sort of horseshoe shaped, find one and try and pick it up. Yes these were proper men! no doubt there were here and there also proper women, by gingo I bet she had sturdy thighs!
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If you ever get the chance to visit a historical diving stand please do so, aside from the lead boots and helmet hard hat divers (standard dress) have a couple of lead weights on their backs and chest sort of horseshoe shaped, find one and try and pick it up. Yes these were proper men! no doubt there were here and there also proper women, by gingo I bet she had sturdy thighs!
Tell me about it - the most amazing tale I have heard regarding this was about a diver called Lambert who was the only man strong enough to walk through the Severn tunnel when it was being built to save it from flooding - imagine having to drag all those pipes and cables for such a distance!!!

It was also the first time rebreathing apparatus was used - in 1880!!!

http://www.divernet.com/history/severn999.htm

Really is a brilliant story if you have ANY interest in diving!!!
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At the end of the article it says that they STILL have to pump 72,000 tonnes of water out of the Severn tunnel EVERY day!!!
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Whilst these are very good pic's, should one be taking photo's whilst driving on a motorway?

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Must have got one of those "handsfree" kits - for the steering wheel.............
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What happens if the lorry brakes fast I hope Lloyd Scott is wearing a helmet Des
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Whilst these are very good pic's, should one be taking photo's whilst driving on a motorway?

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The poor attempts at photography through the car windscreen are mine I'm afraid.
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