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by Whyperion
22 Feb 2018, 23:55
Forum: Old Photographs
Topic: Can you identify this Shop?
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: Can you identify this Shop?

Oddly also on facebook is this ITN Potato Shortage report, which is entitled by Gettyimages as Burnley shops, but there is a similar left hand shop frontage vertical part way through - though on a steeper hill. Strangely I was round at Richard Wellock's warehouse unit this afternoon - among other de...
by Whyperion
22 Feb 2018, 23:27
Forum: Old Photographs
Topic: Can you identify this Shop?
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Can you identify this Shop?

https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/28061468_817477895090063_6066664208662949251_o.jpg?oh=50b871dc9a20864c2cd6e52ed4477386&oe=5B0FA63 On Facebook As not everyone here on facebook, wondered if this location could be solved. Looks a little like one of the corner shops onto Skipton Road, or...
by Whyperion
31 Jan 2018, 03:45
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2311
Views: 113371

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Ahh, my memory had Benzine predominantly sourced from Coal (or Coal-Tar (But is that a form of Oil?)) ?
by Whyperion
28 Jan 2018, 20:42
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8395
Views: 368217

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

"in modern business affairs is that Investor Return and profit drive everything that they do to the exclusion of other considerations like pay levels for staff and ethic"
I am sure this was the situation 30 years ago and I guess Stanley etc can give plenty of examples from decades prior to that.
by Whyperion
28 Jan 2018, 20:36
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2283
Views: 127401

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I aim to post some old family postcards on Postcard World in due course (www.45spaces.com/postcards)
There are rail mounted wet and dry vacuum cleaners
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by Whyperion
28 Jan 2018, 20:31
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5094
Views: 231027

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

What is the difference between Broth (which in tins seems insubtantial to me - something you might have if you are feeling a bit ill from some virus or otherwise) and Soup - which is either all liquid or has chunks of meat and/or vegtables in it?
by Whyperion
28 Jan 2018, 20:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4924
Views: 231926

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I think I liked much of the words Jeremy Corbyn used this morning on the Andrew Marr interview, problem is I am not sure if 70% of the existing MPs and 60% of existing local officials and 35% of local membership actually do.
by Whyperion
28 Jan 2018, 20:27
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2311
Views: 113371

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I hope that advice is passed to builders and council building control officals and confirmed as being aware of. I have a feeling that trade names for EPS in the building industry mean that professionals and DIY'ers dont know exactly what the product is and just go on what it is marketed for. I use E...
by Whyperion
28 Jan 2018, 20:21
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3086
Views: 200848

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Yes, it was discussed here, and I think it had something to do with potential industrial / political unrest as much as anything else. Police Spotting otherwise, they do appear around in odd places, still mainly in twos (I wonder if it would be cost effective to have one as an android , generally cop...
by Whyperion
28 Jan 2018, 20:14
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2168
Views: 155259

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Maybe this should sit better in the LTP Section, report on BBC News - 26th Dec 2017 - found from a Burnley BC Twitter Feed English Fine Cottons produces luxury yarn at Tower Mill - Managing Director Tracy Hawkins, managing director and Weaving in Burnley (John Spencer (Textiles) Ltd, Ashfield Mill, ...
by Whyperion
28 Jan 2018, 03:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2515
Views: 133179

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

So it's true. . . :smile: Jack and Jill Went up the hill To fetch a pail of water Jack fell down And broke his crown, And Jill came tumbling after Up Jack got And home did trot, As fast as he could caper; And went to bed And bound his head With vinegar and brown paper.[3] I presume cider vinegar or...
by Whyperion
28 Jan 2018, 03:36
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2283
Views: 127401

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Plenty of interest in this old postcard. Sorry for the quality, I copied it from a small picture in an auctioneer's magazine advert. Bottom right it says `Tramway construction, Haynes Park, 1906. The Shops to Let sign seems to have Wimbledon on it so I suppose the Haynes Park is probably around Lon...
by Whyperion
15 Jan 2018, 18:12
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2283
Views: 127401

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

The tram fire makes me wonder about the recent multi-storey car park fire. It's very fortunate that people were not returning to their cars at the time. What an inferno, petrol tanks exploding, windows bursting, tyres burning. There must be bosses of insurance companies throwing themselves out of t...
by Whyperion
15 Jan 2018, 17:51
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 13
Views: 440

Re: New member

I find for old house histories using census transcripts should be in library or directories gets one a name and you can seach census on line on the genealogical sites. Going back further it is old maps manorial rolls tithe books hearth books etc. Wendy or Panbiker I think can advise what would be La...
by Whyperion
07 Dec 2017, 23:31
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: End of an Era

No, but id Phillip Hammond wants to know reasons for low productivity, take a look here. I doubt physical output per worker hour is much different in the 4 worldwide locations.
by Whyperion
05 Sep 2017, 20:56
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: BANCROFT UNDER THREAT!
Replies: 34
Views: 909

Re: BANCROFT UNDER THREAT!

Someone might have to explain to me the distinction between Highways Drainage and what I always thought of as water rates (business and/or residential). I'm involved with a couple of railway museum projects, it might be worth asking Middleton Railway at Leeds what the situation is for their shed bui...
by Whyperion
09 Aug 2017, 18:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4924
Views: 231926

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Most of the Republican Party seem more mitigating. N Korea seems concerned that US would like to see a re-united Korea (with no place for the present leaders, etc of N Korea), a not unreasonable fear , and is mostly considering taking mitigating action IF US continues its apparent 'agression' agains...
by Whyperion
09 Aug 2017, 12:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4924
Views: 231926

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Geography is not my strong point , but I always thought N Korea was not the largest of countries, and any kind of wallop on them would quite literally have fall out on China and S Korea. A conventional military sea/air bombardment would probably be enough, but the US record on avoiding civillian are...
by Whyperion
02 Aug 2017, 23:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 1865
Views: 121472

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

plaques wrote:
28 Jul 2017, 08:23
Just imagine all those wires stretching across the pavement on the terraced rows or perhaps by then they won't be able to afford cars.
Trolleybuses?
by Whyperion
02 Aug 2017, 23:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 1865
Views: 121472

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Apparently BG say they are the last major to increase std tariff and for those getting fuel credit due to low income there is an additional rebate .
by Whyperion
04 Jul 2017, 01:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4924
Views: 231926

Re: POLITICS CORNER

‘In housing and planning Labour councils are applying our established values locally in new and inspirational ways.’ – John Healey PS Some friends at church of mine also on Saturday gently dripped a bit of I hope good information toward their local (tory) MP. they were a bit more subtle than I would...
by Whyperion
04 Jul 2017, 00:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4924
Views: 231926

Re: POLITICS CORNER

If Corbyn etc, thought that they would live by 'Social Media' then they need to realise that this might just be used to cut against some areas that I have been ( probably for the past 35 years ) critical of Labour as it appears to be, particulary at local level. (my experience has mainly been in Eas...
by Whyperion
03 Jul 2017, 22:52
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 385
Views: 23792

Re: Gardening

plaques wrote:
26 Jun 2017, 19:23
This years peonies have weathered much better than last years. Pity that you only get one flower per season.P1010045.JPG
Can you get different varieties that will bloom earlier/later. blooming is probably triggered by temperature or length of daylight I would imagine.
by Whyperion
03 Jul 2017, 22:39
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: WELCOME TO CAT WORLD, 2nd Edition
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: WELCOME TO CAT WORLD, 2nd Edition

I note I mentioned on 1st edition of new neighbours - time flies, their daughter is now 2 ! They have I think 3 cats, one never goes out but a rather proud white tip-tailed black cat wanders around, and rolls over on our patio bit. If I am out working (!) in garden it normally hears and pops over lo...
by Whyperion
03 Jul 2017, 22:28
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1212
Views: 84452

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Stanley wrote:
21 Jun 2017, 03:27
Good link Tiz and a sound point. Problem is that Cameron was thick I'm afraid. He had no idea what he was messing with. Can you imagine him being let loose in my shed?
I thought Cameron had the best education money could buy ?

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