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by plaques
30 Mar 2020, 07:55
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1343
Views: 96621

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

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by plaques
30 Mar 2020, 07:48
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1343
Views: 96621

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

A young man hired by a supermarket reported for his first day of work. The manager greeted him with a warm handshake and a smile, gave him a broom, and said, "Your first job will be to sweep out the store." "But I'm a university graduate," the young man replied indignantly. "Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't ...
by plaques
29 Mar 2020, 17:01
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11911
Views: 466815

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It looks like a german T-Gewehr. Not that I'm an expert on this subject but the last time you posted the 'tank mask' I just happened to be in Barlick library and saw a book The Anti -Tank Rifle by Steven L Zaloga. and thought that'll make some good bed time reading. Now with the libraries closing do...
by plaques
29 Mar 2020, 16:30
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1343
Views: 96621

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

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by plaques
29 Mar 2020, 16:26
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Spam email
Replies: 210
Views: 23326

Re: Spam email

OFFICIAL WARNING: If you get an email from the Department for Health saying not to eat tinned pork because it contains COVID19 ignore it.


It’s just spam !
by plaques
29 Mar 2020, 11:37
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11911
Views: 466815

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Early anti-tank rifle. Later ones usually had a hand grip stock and tripod mounted. Bullets were made with a steel core for armour piercing. High velocity preferred to bore diameter hence long barrel.
by plaques
29 Mar 2020, 08:54
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11911
Views: 466815

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

No. I knew exactly where it was. but someone had moved the signpost saying where the North Sea stopped and the English channel started. :extrawink:
by plaques
29 Mar 2020, 08:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 205
Views: 1816

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I'm still a bit confused by the rules on vulnerable people. 1) Those under 70 not classed as extremely vulnerable are limited to , one walk, shopping, car driving etc: 2) Those 70 and over are considered vulnerable, even if they are fit and healthy, should not leave the house. ie: isolation. 3) Extr...
by plaques
29 Mar 2020, 08:00
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4373
Views: 277411

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

These pictures are a mock up at Blyth Battery lookout station showing some of the old military communications equipment used in WW2. Everything on show was part of a private collection with the owner going to great lengths to explain what it was all about.

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by plaques
29 Mar 2020, 07:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 205
Views: 1816

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Clocks forward one hour. This means this sunday is 4% shorter than normal days. It has been suggested that Trump is moving their clocks forward 12 hours. Besides keeping the americans in the dark it will enable him to claim a corresponding 50% drop in coronavirus cases. Job sorted. :laugh5:
by plaques
29 Mar 2020, 07:25
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11911
Views: 466815

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

This is the third time I've typed this post out. Each time I minimise it to copy something it gets lost. Sorry to Tripps and others for giving a bum steer on the place where the guns were pointing it should of course been the North Sea. No excuses on my part I got it wrong. The only mitigation is th...
by plaques
28 Mar 2020, 20:33
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11911
Views: 466815

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Right, tomorrow morning when I'm fully awake, I'll put the answer on. Unless......
by plaques
28 Mar 2020, 18:52
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11380
Views: 523225

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

PanBiker wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 15:28
In both cases you could be out of the building in less than a minute if push came to shove.
From our bedroom window its only a 15 ft drop to the floor. That's only ½ second before you are on terra firma. Mind you it would take a big shove before I took this action. :biggrin2:
by plaques
28 Mar 2020, 18:42
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11911
Views: 466815

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

No this can be seen in England pointing at the English Channel. Its a replica gun only put in place in April last year. Come on Tripps I'm relying on you to close this one down.
by plaques
28 Mar 2020, 13:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1389
Views: 97228

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Here's the solution and the problem in one photo.
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Small electric cars just don't mix with the six axle juggernauts that are swamping every road in every town. Isolate these from small domestic traffic and people may think more favorably about moving to small shopping cars.
by plaques
28 Mar 2020, 12:46
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4116
Views: 178152

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

With the extraordinary pressure that the NHS is currently under a lot of people are asking 'what can I do to help'. The answer is simple ' look after yourself and don't become a coronavirus statistic'. Anything you can do to minimise the loading on the NHS is helpful. Its nothing dramatic but just c...
by plaques
28 Mar 2020, 12:36
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11911
Views: 466815

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Sorry Tizer, nothing as exotic as ex- naval or ex-anything. Just a touristy thing to add interest to the place.
by plaques
28 Mar 2020, 08:47
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11911
Views: 466815

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

What can you tell me about this?

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by plaques
27 Mar 2020, 20:59
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5232
Views: 365390

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I had one game and should have won (heard that before) but move too quickly near the end a got a stalemate draw. I missed the 'take back' feature though, on the windows version. Tripps I'm using windows 10 but I've never seen a back action. Does your game look like this (my last game a draw) or are...
by plaques
27 Mar 2020, 19:02
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11911
Views: 466815

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

For dragging / lifting cannons up the cliff face.
by plaques
27 Mar 2020, 18:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 205
Views: 1816

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Typical! All the rich and the famous claiming to have coronavirus. First Prince Charles, Second Boris Johnson now its Hancocks turn by the time it gets down to me all the kudos will have gone and I'll be left with just a common cold. :sad:
by plaques
27 Mar 2020, 17:49
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Plaques in Barlick
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Plaques in Barlick

Steady Tripps I thought you were referring to me then. Plague on Plaques. or PoP. :biggrin2: Back to reality. There is a plaque on ? the old Post Office which mentions that it was the site of a theatre which used to visit Barlick, but doesn't say when. Can anyone shed any light upon this please? The...
by plaques
27 Mar 2020, 12:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 205
Views: 1816

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Lovely hand written letter from next doors kids age 10 & 7 offering help if we need anything. Two emergency numbers to ring, mum's and dad's mobile numbers. It finished off with the offer to lend us some of their board games if we got bored. Mrs P rang 'Mum' to say thank you. It turned out it was th...
by plaques
27 Mar 2020, 09:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2263
Views: 154389

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

Not fully up to speed on this one but banks/mortgages requiring a 40% deposit on house purchases. That's if you can get one. Also agreed house sales have to be completed on the date agreed even if due to the coronavirus restrictions you can't move in or out. The onus is on individual to make their o...
by plaques
26 Mar 2020, 20:41
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 523
Views: 37804

Re: Gardening

Last year we had an old beech tree felled stuck a Buddha on the stump and planted some daffodils round it. Something to stop and look at on the way down to the green house.

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