HGV cherry picker topples over - narrowly missing Bournemouth balloon

HGV cherry picker topples over - narrowly missing Bournemouth balloon

Picture by Ben Hooper

Picture by Ben Hooper

Picture by Liam Jefford

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An HGV cherry picker toppled over in Bournemouth Gardens on Monday night, narrowly missing the Bournemouth balloon.

The 'bucket' of the HGV was resting on the floor on the other side of the balloon's perimeter fence. Police tape was erected and a little while later another HGV arrived to help the stricken lorry.

Professional photographer, Ben Hooper, 22 said the one of the legs of the vehicle had gone through the concrete path.

No-one is believed to have been hurt in the incident.

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8:26am Tue 15 Jul 14

BarrHumbug says...

Well if the drains weren't collapsed already they certainly are now ;)
Well if the drains weren't collapsed already they certainly are now ;) BarrHumbug
  • Score: 11

8:28am Tue 15 Jul 14

bourne free says...

That must of scared the cr4p out of the guys in the bucket ?
That must of scared the cr4p out of the guys in the bucket ? bourne free
  • Score: 14

8:35am Tue 15 Jul 14

speedy231278 says...

S+D probably doing things on the cheap as usual......
S+D probably doing things on the cheap as usual...... speedy231278
  • Score: 5

9:01am Tue 15 Jul 14

Cliff Falls says...

Must have been reaching for a heavy footballer.
Must have been reaching for a heavy footballer. Cliff Falls
  • Score: -4

9:40am Tue 15 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

That's one way of losing your cherry.
That's one way of losing your cherry. BIGTONE
  • Score: 10

9:48am Tue 15 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

With all the rain this last winter it is not surprising that the sandy soil has been eroded leaving a void under the concrete. Commonly known as running sand
With all the rain this last winter it is not surprising that the sandy soil has been eroded leaving a void under the concrete. Commonly known as running sand Lord Spring
  • Score: 9

9:52am Tue 15 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

BIGTONE wrote:
That's one way of losing your cherry.
But you only had a little Hiab
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: That's one way of losing your cherry.[/p][/quote]But you only had a little Hiab Lord Spring
  • Score: -3

10:26am Tue 15 Jul 14

Carl Baron says...

That Dam Balloon degrades every photo when taking pictures, the towns gone to Pot under Tory control. The bus station burnt down around 1997 never to be replaced town planners have made the once beautiful town into a Dump during the last 40 years. Drug addicts and Drunks abound in the Town at night. If you get on a bus you hardly ever hear English being spoken. Planners gave green light to Demolish of the only large indoor swimming pool and replace it with an IMAX Eyesore since also demolished. All the Benefit Scroungers have been given Flats and the Old Folk can go to Hell. As can be read here @ http://tinyurl.com/n
l2d447

Signed Carl Barron Chairmen of agpcuk
That Dam Balloon degrades every photo when taking pictures, the towns gone to Pot under Tory control. The bus station burnt down around 1997 never to be replaced town planners have made the once beautiful town into a Dump during the last 40 years. Drug addicts and Drunks abound in the Town at night. If you get on a bus you hardly ever hear English being spoken. Planners gave green light to Demolish of the only large indoor swimming pool and replace it with an IMAX Eyesore since also demolished. All the Benefit Scroungers have been given Flats and the Old Folk can go to Hell. As can be read here @ http://tinyurl.com/n l2d447 Signed Carl Barron Chairmen of agpcuk Carl Baron
  • Score: 9

10:30am Tue 15 Jul 14

jpm2067 says...

Carl Baron wrote:
That Dam Balloon degrades every photo when taking pictures, the towns gone to Pot under Tory control. The bus station burnt down around 1997 never to be replaced town planners have made the once beautiful town into a Dump during the last 40 years. Drug addicts and Drunks abound in the Town at night. If you get on a bus you hardly ever hear English being spoken. Planners gave green light to Demolish of the only large indoor swimming pool and replace it with an IMAX Eyesore since also demolished. All the Benefit Scroungers have been given Flats and the Old Folk can go to Hell. As can be read here @ http://tinyurl.com/n

l2d447

Signed Carl Barron Chairmen of agpcuk
What on earth has this blatant rant got to do with this incident and story? Step down please and save us all from your drivel...doesn't have a place here.
[quote][p][bold]Carl Baron[/bold] wrote: That Dam Balloon degrades every photo when taking pictures, the towns gone to Pot under Tory control. The bus station burnt down around 1997 never to be replaced town planners have made the once beautiful town into a Dump during the last 40 years. Drug addicts and Drunks abound in the Town at night. If you get on a bus you hardly ever hear English being spoken. Planners gave green light to Demolish of the only large indoor swimming pool and replace it with an IMAX Eyesore since also demolished. All the Benefit Scroungers have been given Flats and the Old Folk can go to Hell. As can be read here @ http://tinyurl.com/n l2d447 Signed Carl Barron Chairmen of agpcuk[/p][/quote]What on earth has this blatant rant got to do with this incident and story? Step down please and save us all from your drivel...doesn't have a place here. jpm2067
  • Score: 3

12:12pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I agree with most of what Carl wrote, although he spelt his own name wrong.

That bloomin' balloon is a blot on the landscape. I'd like to see it removed for good and a nice big pond with koi carp in its place. Much more in keeping with the gardens.
I agree with most of what Carl wrote, although he spelt his own name wrong. That bloomin' balloon is a blot on the landscape. I'd like to see it removed for good and a nice big pond with koi carp in its place. Much more in keeping with the gardens. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 8

1:10pm Tue 15 Jul 14

rozmister says...

Carl Baron wrote:
That Dam Balloon degrades every photo when taking pictures, the towns gone to Pot under Tory control. The bus station burnt down around 1997 never to be replaced town planners have made the once beautiful town into a Dump during the last 40 years. Drug addicts and Drunks abound in the Town at night. If you get on a bus you hardly ever hear English being spoken. Planners gave green light to Demolish of the only large indoor swimming pool and replace it with an IMAX Eyesore since also demolished. All the Benefit Scroungers have been given Flats and the Old Folk can go to Hell. As can be read here @ http://tinyurl.com/n

l2d447

Signed Carl Barron Chairmen of agpcuk
The bus station burnt down in 1976? You're only 23 years out.

As for people speaking languages other than English on the bus - Bournemouth is a tourism based town attracting visitors from all over the world, do you expect them all to speak English while they're in town?
[quote][p][bold]Carl Baron[/bold] wrote: That Dam Balloon degrades every photo when taking pictures, the towns gone to Pot under Tory control. The bus station burnt down around 1997 never to be replaced town planners have made the once beautiful town into a Dump during the last 40 years. Drug addicts and Drunks abound in the Town at night. If you get on a bus you hardly ever hear English being spoken. Planners gave green light to Demolish of the only large indoor swimming pool and replace it with an IMAX Eyesore since also demolished. All the Benefit Scroungers have been given Flats and the Old Folk can go to Hell. As can be read here @ http://tinyurl.com/n l2d447 Signed Carl Barron Chairmen of agpcuk[/p][/quote]The bus station burnt down in 1976? You're only 23 years out. As for people speaking languages other than English on the bus - Bournemouth is a tourism based town attracting visitors from all over the world, do you expect them all to speak English while they're in town? rozmister
  • Score: 12

2:33pm Tue 15 Jul 14

dorsettech says...

Old folk can go to hell??!!!

Ummm.....have look at the number of retirement properties and assisted housing developments around Bournemouth and realise that that is a load of rubbish!!
Old folk can go to hell??!!! Ummm.....have look at the number of retirement properties and assisted housing developments around Bournemouth and realise that that is a load of rubbish!! dorsettech
  • Score: 7

4:24pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I agree with most of what Carl wrote, although he spelt his own name wrong.

That bloomin' balloon is a blot on the landscape. I'd like to see it removed for good and a nice big pond with koi carp in its place. Much more in keeping with the gardens.
You remember what was there then, a long time ago.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I agree with most of what Carl wrote, although he spelt his own name wrong. That bloomin' balloon is a blot on the landscape. I'd like to see it removed for good and a nice big pond with koi carp in its place. Much more in keeping with the gardens.[/p][/quote]You remember what was there then, a long time ago. Lord Spring
  • Score: 1

4:25pm Tue 15 Jul 14

guitario says...

Carl Baron wrote:
That Dam Balloon degrades every photo when taking pictures, the towns gone to Pot under Tory control. The bus station burnt down around 1997 never to be replaced town planners have made the once beautiful town into a Dump during the last 40 years. Drug addicts and Drunks abound in the Town at night. If you get on a bus you hardly ever hear English being spoken. Planners gave green light to Demolish of the only large indoor swimming pool and replace it with an IMAX Eyesore since also demolished. All the Benefit Scroungers have been given Flats and the Old Folk can go to Hell. As can be read here @ http://tinyurl.com/n l2d447 Signed Carl Barron Chairmen of agpcuk
Take your ignorant and borderline racist rant elsewhere please. If you think you can find a better place to live in the UK - feel free to move there instead. Thank you.
[quote][p][bold]Carl Baron[/bold] wrote: That Dam Balloon degrades every photo when taking pictures, the towns gone to Pot under Tory control. The bus station burnt down around 1997 never to be replaced town planners have made the once beautiful town into a Dump during the last 40 years. Drug addicts and Drunks abound in the Town at night. If you get on a bus you hardly ever hear English being spoken. Planners gave green light to Demolish of the only large indoor swimming pool and replace it with an IMAX Eyesore since also demolished. All the Benefit Scroungers have been given Flats and the Old Folk can go to Hell. As can be read here @ http://tinyurl.com/n l2d447 Signed Carl Barron Chairmen of agpcuk[/p][/quote]Take your ignorant and borderline racist rant elsewhere please. If you think you can find a better place to live in the UK - feel free to move there instead. Thank you. guitario
  • Score: 4

4:47pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

No I don't Lord Spring, I'm still technically a grockle. Don't tell it was a nice big pond with koi carp in ?
No I don't Lord Spring, I'm still technically a grockle. Don't tell it was a nice big pond with koi carp in ? Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

6:42pm Tue 15 Jul 14

holdinkæft says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
No I don't Lord Spring, I'm still technically a grockle. Don't tell it was a nice big pond with koi carp in ?
The homeless would eat them for dinner
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: No I don't Lord Spring, I'm still technically a grockle. Don't tell it was a nice big pond with koi carp in ?[/p][/quote]The homeless would eat them for dinner holdinkæft
  • Score: 5

8:35pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
No I don't Lord Spring, I'm still technically a grockle. Don't tell it was a nice big pond with koi carp in ?
The homeless would eat them for dinner
There are some massive carp in the pond in Poole park. Not outside Mitchells overpriced cafe but the other cafe that has a kiddies train running round it. The carp in their are huge at least 15 to 25 lbs each. The Eastern europeans havn't eaten them yet.
An electric fence at night round the new pond in Bournemouth would keep them out.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: No I don't Lord Spring, I'm still technically a grockle. Don't tell it was a nice big pond with koi carp in ?[/p][/quote]The homeless would eat them for dinner[/p][/quote]There are some massive carp in the pond in Poole park. Not outside Mitchells overpriced cafe but the other cafe that has a kiddies train running round it. The carp in their are huge at least 15 to 25 lbs each. The Eastern europeans havn't eaten them yet. An electric fence at night round the new pond in Bournemouth would keep them out. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 1

9:54am Wed 16 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
No I don't Lord Spring, I'm still technically a grockle. Don't tell it was a nice big pond with koi carp in ?
Yes an ornamental raised pond, not certain about carp
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: No I don't Lord Spring, I'm still technically a grockle. Don't tell it was a nice big pond with koi carp in ?[/p][/quote]Yes an ornamental raised pond, not certain about carp Lord Spring
  • Score: 3

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