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by plaques
22 May 2018, 07:36
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2472
Views: 122993

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Following the golden rule that there is only two weeks between a good hair cut and a bad one I drop into the 'low cost' one in Colne. Actually they do quite a good job. At pensioners rates too. In the general barber type chat I learnt that older women preferred shorter hair styles but qualify it by ...
by plaques
21 May 2018, 11:35
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8607
Views: 396426

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The inquest on the last Roya l Wedding is still running. Every detail will be picked over and analysed to death. How many weddings have we had in the last 50 years? Roughly one every seven years so nothing new there. 30 June 1978: Prince Michael of Kent was married to Baroness Marie Christine von Re...
by plaques
21 May 2018, 07:36
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2276
Views: 162103

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

With most of the readings quoting 'pressures' its easy to forget what temperatures the steam was working at under these pressures.
Some examples. 120 psi = 176ºC. 140 psi = 183ºC. 160psi = 188ºC.
The complete table can be seen here. Link.
by plaques
21 May 2018, 06:57
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2472
Views: 122993

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Put a penny in your mouth? Good god Stanley with all the warnings about contamination putting money in your mouth is the last thing you want to, or should that read, that last thing you may do. Even picking up the odd small denomination coin from the street is fraught with danger. You never know if ...
by plaques
20 May 2018, 07:47
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5314
Views: 246578

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Reading about a pathologists study on men suddenly dying during the battle of Stalingrad for no identifiable cause the report concluded that under starvation conditions combined with the stress of the battles the soldiers bodies just gave up. The end assessment was that under extreme stress the body...
by plaques
19 May 2018, 07:26
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8607
Views: 396426

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Bad news, Chris Evens is commentating on the Royal Wedding. Most people will remember he's the one who shouts, makes funny noises, talks so fast that he has to repeat it, gets the intonation all wrong, in general is a pain in the ass. On top of that is paid £2.2M for doing it. Compare him with Richa...
by plaques
18 May 2018, 17:58
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8607
Views: 396426

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

China, the aim, pardon the pun, was to get it registered as a Grade 2 structure. I doubt if there was more than a tin of paint spent on it. Remember, when you gotta go you gotta go, and if its gone you're left peeing in the wind. Here's one I took about three years ago. Always mindful that there are...
by plaques
18 May 2018, 11:48
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8607
Views: 396426

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Basically Marilyn its what Stanley would label "À chacun son goût". Most women would prefer to watch the Royal Wedding than the FA football cup final. Conversely most men would prefer the opposite. I'm a bit like the 'Stealers Wheel' 'Stuck in the Middle with You' "Clowns to the left, Jokers to the ...
by plaques
18 May 2018, 07:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5131
Views: 249046

Re: POLITICS CORNER

There seems to be a bit of doubt what Mr Bercow actually said. The alleged comments are reported by a Tory MP. Mrs Leadsom apparently didn't hear them although she was sat a few feet away. The Commons microphones should be able to settle this matter. Prince Harry is playing a blinder. Wedding in the...
by plaques
16 May 2018, 07:43
Forum: BE Bosom Friends
Topic: A Walk for Audrey
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: A Walk for Audrey

Amazing really. So many people willing to put themselves out for good causes. I used to consider anything above 10 miles a bit of an achievement, 16 miles is fantastic especially since quite a number are at the 'mature' end. Well done everyone.
by plaques
16 May 2018, 07:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5131
Views: 249046

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Chris Grayling to scrap the East coast franchise and possibly restructure it to a non-profit set up. Link. . Anything but re-nationalize it. Quote, "Grayling announced in November the franchise would be replaced in 2020, three years earlier than expected, allowing the companies to escape large payme...
by plaques
15 May 2018, 11:54
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8607
Views: 396426

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Remember going to Burnley's 'Vic' a couple of years after the war. We could only afford the cheapest seats up in the Gods. The seating was so steep that you had to cling onto the end row seats when you moved up and down the steps. Still remember the dancing girls. Perhaps that's why dad took me to b...
by plaques
15 May 2018, 11:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2616
Views: 142949

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

My concern had been that library books used by prisoners are also circulated among the public libraries and some of the drugs they are now using are so powerful that dust containing traces of the drug can result in members of the public absorbing dangerous doses through the skin. Tizer you mentione...
by plaques
15 May 2018, 07:49
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8302
Views: 346434

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Funny how we wait until Sue goes on holiday then everybody starts talking in french. Perhaps Russ finds Steam Engines.. a bit boring, he, he, he,
by plaques
14 May 2018, 07:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5131
Views: 249046

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Our MI5 chief blaming the Russians for not being able to pin point their involvement in the Skripal poisonings. Link. . It would appear that they were completely blindsided by the propaganda and misinformation that the Russians put out. Quote "The UK government and intelligence services were wrong-f...
by plaques
13 May 2018, 21:51
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: May I recommend. . .
Replies: 62
Views: 4020

Re: May I recommend. . .

A bit of nonsense for engineers. This is a mp4 file and will require down loading to play. Don't know of any other way to show it.

2018-02-09-VIDEO-0000551211.mp4
by plaques
12 May 2018, 07:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5131
Views: 249046

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Don't be silly Stanley, We are banning the use of cotton buds and the next target is wet wipes. Grammar schools for the elite and with a bit of luck secondary moderns for the rest. Brexit is already signed up for we just have to sort out these border issues and trade deals. No problems there! Trump ...
by plaques
10 May 2018, 11:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5131
Views: 249046

Re: POLITICS CORNER

...in response to Syria firing shells into Israel. Probably a bit more complex than that. I don't profess to be an expert but but didn't the shelling take place in the Golan Heights. Isn't that the bit of Syria that Israel annexed in the 6 years war. Syria has always wanted this part of their count...
by plaques
10 May 2018, 07:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5131
Views: 249046

Re: POLITICS CORNER

It would now appear that the world is run by two people 'Trump' and 'Benjamin Netanyahu'. Trump pulls out of the nuclear watchdog deal with Iran not because they have been seen to have broken the agreement but because Netanyahu doesn't trust them. Then Trump threatens the rest of the world but mainl...
by plaques
09 May 2018, 07:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5131
Views: 249046

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I'm beginning to think on the Irish border question Mrs May is following one of Baldrick's (Blackadder) cunning plans. The idea is that you do nothing to control the imports / exports and just sit back until the situation gets that bad that the truckers organize a massive break out on the lines of C...
by plaques
08 May 2018, 08:19
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 569
Views: 46453

Re: Wildlife Corner

On my one and only attempt at a goose shoot my pal always said that if you could get near enough to a crow to shoot it your camouflage must be over 150% effective, Perhaps that's why you don't see many for sale.
by plaques
08 May 2018, 08:00
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2535
Views: 146040

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

Four wheels on fixed axles must have been difficult to maneuver especially considering the weight of these things. I would have thought a central pivot on the rear axle which could be locked down once in place would be easier tho handle.
by plaques
08 May 2018, 07:39
Forum: Cooking
Topic: 5-Ingredient Dinner
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: 5-Ingredient Dinner

Don't be surprised to get a 4 am visit from the anti-carb squad. And then there's the sausages! You'll be lucky to get away with two years on lettuce.
by plaques
07 May 2018, 07:30
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 569
Views: 46453

Re: Wildlife Corner

We don't have many Jackdaws at our altitude the main terrorist are Crows and Magpies. I've a bit of a down on crows. Over the last few years they have this habit of tearing young Hedgehogs apart. I know its all part of nature, red in tooth and claw, but it doesn't sit well with me.
by plaques
06 May 2018, 11:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5131
Views: 249046

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Its ideology V apathy. The Tories see themselves as the bourgeoisie who deserve their position in society and see the Tory Party as the vehicle that will retain the status quo. An extract from Wikipedia :- "In Marxist philosophy the bourgeoisie is the social class that came to own the means of produ...

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