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by plaques
17 Jul 2019, 07:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4070
Views: 191478

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

The first case of Ebola recorded in Goma. Ebola The immediate response is encouraging "We are confident in the measures we have put in place and hope that we will see no further transmission of Ebola in Goma. I personally doubt this is the case and with a population of 2 million and a travel centre ...
by plaques
17 Jul 2019, 07:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 473
Views: 43235

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

Britain's households have experienced a slower income growth in the past two years than in the aftermath of the 1990s recession, figures suggest How can this be so? The latest Government pronouncement show that there are more people in work earning more money and spending a larger proportion via th...
by plaques
16 Jul 2019, 08:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4070
Views: 191478

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Anorexia 'partly metabolic, not purely psychiatric', says research. Anorexia. A terrible condition totally underfunded where quite often help come too late. The suggestion now is that it is not totally a mental condition but there are underlying genetic reasons for losing body weight. Another report...
by plaques
16 Jul 2019, 07:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6779
Views: 311668

Re: POLITICS CORNER

That's nothing! If my family evidence is correct, part of my ancestry goes back to the earliest aborigines in Australia Apart from the odd Neanderthal that has escaped extinction most of us go back to Lucy. Most of our British history is shaped by the Danes and the French. As you pointed out as far...
by plaques
15 Jul 2019, 08:00
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! Human nature being what it is will always resent being shown obvious inequalities even if they agree with them. With the present hierarchical structure which we have now which put them at the top how can it be wrong. I...
by plaques
15 Jul 2019, 07:18
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1613
Views: 101768

Re: GOOD TV

Not so good TV. Tour de France highlights, Channel 24. This is probably the worst presentation of 'highlights' I've ever seen. OK we expect a fare share of adverts but these are being followed by resumé talks about historical cycling events, followed by interviews of past winners, followed by questi...
by plaques
14 Jul 2019, 11:59
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3934
Views: 260048

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

The Toll House 'Higherford' at first glace looks like its been wrongly located since the Barrowford bridge on Colne Rd is clearly marked 'Barrowford Bridge with the one higher up the river being Higherford bridge. . https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/19005/medium In actual fac...
by plaques
14 Jul 2019, 07:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6779
Views: 311668

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I'd put my reading of Tom Brown's School Days on the back burner until I'd finished a couple of other books. Now getting into the meat of the book you can almost substitute Trump for Flashman. A cowardly bully that uses his money and position to get his own way. These people will be forever with us ...
by plaques
14 Jul 2019, 07:26
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2488
Views: 172317

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Something rarely heard today. Toadying up. Noun In 17th-century Europe, a toadeater was a showman's assistant whose job was to make the boss look good. The toadeater would eat (or pretend to eat) what were supposed to be poisonous toads. His or her charlatan master would then "save" the toad-afflict...
by plaques
13 Jul 2019, 07:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6779
Views: 311668

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Let's hope we continue to have different opinions how else do you learn about the bigger picture. Back to Brexit. I'm gradually beginning to think that all this business about 'making Britain great again' is really about preserving the old Dynasties and the power of new/old Oligarchs. Staying in the...
by plaques
12 Jul 2019, 18:01
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Sandhole farm
Replies: 15
Views: 165

Re: Sandhole farm

Sand Hole > Sand Hall. Can see it from our house. A lovely spot providing they don't build the by-pass road. Moss House > Holly Bush farm. My friend lives next door at Holly Bush Barn. Keeps and stables horses. Wendy could well know them.
by plaques
12 Jul 2019, 17:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6779
Views: 311668

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Tizer, you are correct about the quotes , somehow they all got mixed up and time was running out to start again. They expressed the feeling so I left them as they were. The kicking was meant to be cynical. also the word opponent . They are both in the same party aren't they? The Financial Times is n...
by plaques
12 Jul 2019, 12:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6779
Views: 311668

Re: POLITICS CORNER

That's tragic because Tom Watson is Labour's only chance of avoiding a long time in the wilderness. He should be the Leader. .. I hear Jennie Formby has attacked Tom Watson for criticising her especially when she is having chemotherapy. Tom Watson is only following the old adage of 'Always kick you...
by plaques
12 Jul 2019, 11:45
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3198
Views: 171023

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I would have said number 10 was built first with a coal hole or something like that where the 'no waiting sign' is. In plan view Number 10 would then line up with No 13 on Market st. As it is No 12 creates a dog leg in Brook st. Of course this is Barlick!
by plaques
12 Jul 2019, 08:51
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10193
Views: 493379

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

In his later years Churchill was getting very deaf and in the 1953's had a radio system fitted in the House of Commons so that he could hear what was going on. He also had one fitted in the cabinet room but would switch it of when people were making their replies. No different today I believe. Its t...
by plaques
12 Jul 2019, 08:44
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Get on Your Bike!
Replies: 15
Views: 199

Re: Get on Your Bike!

I spite of Stanley's pedallantic comment, I know there's no such word, I had a word with Sean (Colne) and he said he had never come across anything that was commercially available which may help you. Looking at the number of crank wheel and pedal designs if you're going to get anything at all its go...
by plaques
11 Jul 2019, 09:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6779
Views: 311668

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I remember in one of the books by Admiral Hyman G. Rickover he came across a audit department that was delaying purchases. An investigation showed this department was started and headed by a purchase department employee who had taken to over stamping each purchase 'Passed by the Audit Committee'. No...
by plaques
11 Jul 2019, 07:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6779
Views: 311668

Re: POLITICS CORNER

It seems to me that the leadership sees him as a rival not a Comrade. This makes me even more worried..... You mean discombobulated, Watson is not part of the investigation committee but appears to positioning himself as a filter of complaints so that he can judge whether the appropriate and timely...
by plaques
10 Jul 2019, 07:25
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1101
Views: 90326

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Old lady walking past a shop being refurbished, it had a peephole cleared in the whitewashed windows. Being curious she looked through and saw some workmen. "What are you selling"? she asked. "A--eholes was" the reply. "You must be doing well, you've only two left"!
by plaques
10 Jul 2019, 07:08
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Get on Your Bike!
Replies: 15
Views: 199

Re: Get on Your Bike!

Cleated shoes and peddles to match would be the answer but I don't want to go there. Some side restraint fitted to the peddle which could be hinged and sprung to move in unison with your foot position may help. I will have a quiet word with my pal Sean in Colne. Does a lot of cycling himself he may...
by plaques
09 Jul 2019, 20:50
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10067
Views: 435957

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Looks more like a Vauxhall 6. Before my time. All my vauxhalls had big holes in the floors 'rot boxes' never got round to working on the engines too busy with the holes.
by plaques
09 Jul 2019, 12:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6779
Views: 311668

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Boris Johnson has gone from bumbling buffoon to political genius within three ringwing newspaper comments. Not only that he will sort out all the failings of the NHS, ensure there is adequate funding for social care and strike trade deals to our advantage making sure that the highest standard of foo...
by plaques
08 Jul 2019, 09:20
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Get on Your Bike!
Replies: 15
Views: 199

Re: Get on Your Bike!

Just unearthed in my garage a light weight aluminium top guard. It would need some additional plate and brackets pop riveting to it to protect your heal hitting other bits and pieces. I've been intending to throw it away for years. Its your's if you want it. My next official visit to Barlick is mond...
by plaques
08 Jul 2019, 07:20
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Get on Your Bike!
Replies: 15
Views: 199

Re: Get on Your Bike!

Can you remember when all ladies bikes came with a chain guard , a possible solution?

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by plaques
07 Jul 2019, 11:44
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10067
Views: 435957

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Tizer wrote:
07 Jul 2019, 10:07
...but it's actually a vitreous enamel coating. I won't mention the colour!
Why not you did last time. China was there with the reason but not the colour.

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