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by Whyperion
17 Jul 2019, 18:36
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1613
Views: 101767

Re: GOOD TV

Been watching quite a bit on the new Smithsonian Channel (175 on Freesat). Linked to the institute they show some excellent documentaries. At the moment I am revisiting my youth via their series on the Apollo Program. Lots of unseen before footage on the design of the moon lander and the space race...
by Whyperion
17 Jul 2019, 18:33
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3934
Views: 260047

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/18849/medium We walk past the eyesore that is the old Trustee Savings Bank every day and it is so familiar that it becomes a forgotten corner and isn't even nice to look at because of the brutalist design, completely out of kilter with the r...
by Whyperion
17 Jul 2019, 18:21
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3198
Views: 171022

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

What make was the Van ? Biggest problem is getting out of Barnoldswick I suppose - If early in the morning Keighly, Bradford, Barnsley onto M1 (problem was for 3 bearing engines where sustained running wore things out quickly), 3 hrs then into North London - so at say 10am on a Saturday London would...
by Whyperion
17 Jul 2019, 18:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 473
Views: 43235

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

`Universal credit: Multi-million pound scam targets claimants' LINK Claimants are being tricked by scammers... Messages from dozens of officials on an internal DWP message board, seen by the BBC, show the extent of the scam: I dont belive it, it takes seconds for a Govt Agency to check a Electorial...
by Whyperion
17 Jul 2019, 17:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1951
Views: 147279

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

The papers tend to concentrate on Sterling Costs and its affect on Holidaymakers. Far greater are the capital , investment and trading flows , it is going to make UK buying overseas machinery in particular more expensive, but makes land, buildings and UK companies cheaper to invest in for overseas b...
by Whyperion
17 Jul 2019, 17:44
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2488
Views: 172317

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I have an idea this might be a repeat.... During my foray into the Hanseatic League yesterday I was reminded of the origin of our use of 'sterling' as in 'Pound Sterling'. I found this:- Middle English: probably from steorra ‘star’ + -ling (because some early Norman pennies bore a small star). Unti...
by Whyperion
17 Jul 2019, 17:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6779
Views: 311668

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Or better still, demonstrate continually with evidence how incompetent they are! For instance... In another part of the forest Trump accuses for women of colour of undermining government initiatives on immigration (Actually his.). He tells them to go back where they came from and address the proble...
by Whyperion
17 Jul 2019, 17:22
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 738
Views: 58747

Re: Wildlife Corner

I have now moved, so the next door lot keep a bit of an eye out for hedgehogs- as I said though the gardens are bounded on all 4 sides by roads where even though the houses are all semi-detached the road drivers dont exactly drive slowly so getting off into the woods or farm is tricky- 80 metres bey...
by Whyperion
07 Jul 2019, 08:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6779
Views: 311668

Re: POLITICS CORNER

More on the Ambassador's notes. If Trump is inept ? Then how ept is Boris, Gove, Hunt, Cameron. Trump apparently does not have a plan. Thatcher and May had Plans and varied not from them until the rug pulled from under them. Maybe there is much to be thought of allowing an opinion to be changed in t...
by Whyperion
07 Jul 2019, 08:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6779
Views: 311668

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Maybe BBC news over summerised the report of the leaks, but overall while Trump may, or may not, have a plan, he has managed to do some things that could be benefical for Americans, has shakily got some kind of relationship with Korea, and what anyone could do with Iran or much of the Middle East th...
by Whyperion
07 Jul 2019, 07:55
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10067
Views: 435957

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

In the late 1960s I spent summer working at the (then little) Asda supermarket in Accrington, bringing stuff in from the lorry and stacking it in the warehouse. Cans without labels were thrown into a bin and we were allowed take ones out to take home. The trouble was :smile: the bins contained the ...
by Whyperion
07 Jul 2019, 00:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2221
Views: 156405

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

I heard a man on R4 yesterday banging on about the need for more fast charging points and he finished by saying "We need an Action Plan!". Oh no we don't, what we need is ACTION!! There are far too many 'plans' and 'consultations' these days, just a way of passing the buck and kicking the can down ...
by Whyperion
07 Jul 2019, 00:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2221
Views: 156405

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Once we have driverless cars (i.e. computer-driven cars) Big brother will know where every car is at any given time, perhaps even who is in it too. I suppose at least that might be handy for crime-fighting and for keeping `illegals' off the road. Did you see the news that silent electric cars will ...
by Whyperion
28 Jun 2019, 21:30
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 894
Views: 84782

Re: PET'S CORNER

the garden grass I have let grow tall this year (it was a mistake I misplaced the extension lead and the wet weather has meant I have not got out to do the normal bowling green length). I have bagged one load of seedy hay if anyone can make use of it, I can do another - there is wild buttercup that ...
by Whyperion
28 Jun 2019, 21:20
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 738
Views: 58747

Re: Wildlife Corner

Same seems to apply to Ants ( having disturbed in Error two nests in different places - armful of formic acid !) A local hedgehog has been eating the cat food outside the back door including the dry cat food. I am not sure this is good for the hedgehog (and give that the houses surround gardens but ...
by Whyperion
28 Jun 2019, 19:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1190
Views: 91873

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

BBC I think were reporting on some uses of CO2 - from fizzy drinks - which is not exactly a closed sytem more just passing through. Adding to fly-ash from municipal incinerators (I hope they know what other products might be in there) to produce effectively artificial limestone blocks for buildings ...
by Whyperion
28 Jun 2019, 19:00
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10193
Views: 493379

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I think I spend the most in Shambles - useful cleaning products cheaper and better value than poundland. Went trying for an Afternoon Sunday tea but everywhere was closed, I forgot about the marina and could not pull up in time, went over to Embsay railway that had a vintage weekend on (mainly tract...
by Whyperion
28 Jun 2019, 18:52
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3934
Views: 260047

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Of course Wendy, Christina and Fred Hall. My maternal grandparents. Christina (Burden) hailed from Wimborne in Dorset and the family before that Cornwall. Only just started on my maternal side so not got very far back. Added problem, the version of our genealogy program that we have (Family Tree Ma...
by Whyperion
27 Jun 2019, 11:20
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10193
Views: 493379

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Burnley are using clear windowed bins for trade paper and card waste bins. Good idea, should be extended if the public bring sites can ever be restored.
by Whyperion
27 Jun 2019, 11:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6779
Views: 311668

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Corbyn's socialist principles (if any) dont seem to align with EU Socialist Regulations, if they did he would have been a much stronger remainer and reformer of the EU. Can any Labour Administration form a Government in the UK , extremely unlike pre-brexit, a hung parliament post-brexit maybe. Jerem...
by Whyperion
21 Jun 2019, 18:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10067
Views: 435957

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

World"s Fair or International Trades Union?
by Whyperion
10 Jun 2019, 17:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6779
Views: 311668

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The UK might be short of generalist and specialist nurses (and I know a few from around the world currently working in anything from physiotherapy , community and mental health areas for example), this has in part been a failed consideration to properly encourage and train the young - and not so you...
by Whyperion
10 Jun 2019, 17:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6779
Views: 311668

Re: POLITICS CORNER

What Ian wrote about his driving licence saga made me realise what a controlled society you live in. From cradle to grave! Time for Tooting Popular Front to rise again. The Driving Licence is more cock-up than plan. The rules quite rightly protect large numbers of individuals from a thoughtless act...
by Whyperion
10 Jun 2019, 09:10
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10067
Views: 435957

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It looks like something for peicing or embossing leather or similar, a skill I dont have.
by Whyperion
10 Jun 2019, 09:09
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3198
Views: 171022

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Quite risky to get to the NWest of England overflying other areas. I am sure near mum's it was friendly fire that killed at least two persons on the ground , possibly from defending aircraft machine guns, I doubt if official records would detail the exact cause of death.

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