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by Whyperion
02 Aug 2019, 17:17
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Weavers wanted!
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Weavers wanted!

I wonder in what context the story of weavers fits in his thoughts ? It seems clear that the move from self-employed weaving at a good rate to working in mechanised factories gave a great change, but in and around the Barnoldswick area the weaving sheds were organised as much on a co-operative or lo...
by Whyperion
02 Aug 2019, 17:10
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3275
Views: 173238

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

If you think of the likes of Food Banks, there is nothing new, we take the Jewish Bibilical instruction not to take the margins/edges of the fields and leave them for those without land or income to harvest and winnow, additionally from that which was harvested (fruits or grains), aside from the 10%...
by Whyperion
02 Aug 2019, 16:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1224
Views: 92567

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Rather depends how far along the chain you put CO2 into Human Related. (Eg the clearence of Rain Forest For Cattle Ranching ). Indeed there is further impact of the actions of Humans of Taking Out things that are CO2 reducing is this included in the human addition of CO2 or not ? And, like many thin...
by Whyperion
02 Aug 2019, 16:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4149
Views: 193034

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

results suggest that a cell protein is being disrupted and in mice they've been able to prevent this using drugs. Interesting as I wondered if the problem is a neural transmitter problem ( brain wants foot to move, foot moving mechanism does not get message ). Or a Muscle or Ligament Problem- messa...
by Whyperion
02 Aug 2019, 16:41
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10391
Views: 496585

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

It's an earth dam with concrete capping's. The dam wall breached last night as one of the relief channels failed. Water permeated through and displaced the concrete at one side of the dam. All that is holding the reservoir back now is the earth bank if that starts to leak, the fear is that it will ...
by Whyperion
02 Aug 2019, 16:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6952
Views: 313712

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I suspect the amount of Brexit prep cash has been the only thing holding the economy up - those consultants need to spend their incomes somewhere. (Unless they have been buying dollars so will now be ££ in on selling them !!) Anyway Brecon and Radnor, interesting that the LibDems indeed did not incr...
by Whyperion
26 Jul 2019, 17:53
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1153
Views: 32004

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Given the amount of hedgerow and similar fruit setting anyone think there will be a long or deep cold spell in November into December ?
by Whyperion
26 Jul 2019, 17:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9449
Views: 406692

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I'm surprised door vendors dont attempt to sell more flyscreen doors these days.
by Whyperion
26 Jul 2019, 17:49
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4012
Views: 262442

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Slip of the pen, (or keyboard in this case) from Stanley. Of course this is the former Yorkshire Bank. TSB (Lloyds) is over the road in the former Paragon Library block but also now vacant and boarded up. That really will get you confused. I only knew this one as Lloyds, had it been a TSB prior to ...
by Whyperion
26 Jul 2019, 17:40
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4012
Views: 262442

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/18941/medium Post Office Corner in 1960. If you look very carefully at the end of Steele's chambers you can just about see the large window on the right of the gable end. I noticed it yesterday as I was sitting on the forms opposite and view...
by Whyperion
26 Jul 2019, 17:25
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3480
Views: 163981

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

If you live in an old stone house with thick walls be grateful when there is hot weather. They warm up far more slowly and last night in the front room it was 72F, far cooler than outside. It's been re-discovered by the sustainable housing people but they now like to call it thermal mass. but if yo...
by Whyperion
26 Jul 2019, 17:17
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Weavers wanted!
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Weavers wanted!

There should be one down at Bancroft left if she is still around on the firing days. Have another friend now over in Burnley who I think worked at Lamberts (?) in Colne.
by Whyperion
26 Jul 2019, 17:12
Forum: DVLA
Topic: Driving Licence Application
Replies: 101
Views: 1477

Re: Driving Licence Application

in plain brown envelope a D741 letter which is the standard issue letter with my shiny new morose photo licence attached. It's got both EU and Union flags on so I assume would be valid without a green card on the continent :laugh5: How long will that last? I think Green Card is the insurance for th...
by Whyperion
26 Jul 2019, 17:07
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3275
Views: 173238

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

The MMB Vehicle policy tended to be - I think , memory fades over time - for a Six Year Life for the Wagon (seems low but a lot of work was done on optimum cost of operation) , but the tanks were definately twice as long - 12 years so the tank would be taken off and put on a new chassis unit at the ...
by Whyperion
20 Jul 2019, 15:21
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3275
Views: 173238

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Were Overland a USA import or made in a uk factory? If they didn't have the long stroke narrow bore if most UK engines that would add to relliability. I guess Manchester early Saturday traffic would be minimal too many traffic lights these days. The new M6 link road bypasses Mere as such but is not ...
by Whyperion
19 Jul 2019, 07:08
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10391
Views: 496585

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The London Evening Standard ( nowadays a free sheet and for long time incorporating the London Evening News ) ran a story on how it broke the news of the Men on the Moon. Planned as a colour (rarely done before) feature (colour section printed by outside contractors )and for a Saturday release ( rar...
by Whyperion
17 Jul 2019, 18:36
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1636
Views: 102684

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: 4012
Views: 262442

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: 3275
Views: 173238

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: 480
Views: 43770

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: 1975
Views: 147842

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: 2512
Views: 173112

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: 6952
Views: 313712

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: 761
Views: 59504

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: 6952
Views: 313712

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...

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