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by plaques
19 Feb 2020, 09:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7851
Views: 332564

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Get Brexit Done. Is this the biggest con of the century. We left the EU as promised on 31 Jan 2020. giving the UK the ability to do as it pleases from this time onwards. Well not quite. The much published red lines of Laws, Immigration, Trade. Borders and endless others can't be sorted until we hav...
by plaques
18 Feb 2020, 17:56
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2713
Views: 180485

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

When I don't know some profound question about some religious believe I find it more truthful to say "I don't Know" and leave it at that. I can't see the point in attributing some man made answers to an fictitious deity that takes you round in circles ending up with a bigger 'don't know' than you st...
by plaques
18 Feb 2020, 09:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7851
Views: 332564

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Virtually everything that comes out of No 10. are set piece answers designed to placate the plebs. Generally they mean nothing, don't answer the question and on analysis the content is questionable. In PanBiker's link the last two paragraphs are typical examples. “The prime minister’s views are well...
by plaques
16 Feb 2020, 17:48
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1306
Views: 84857

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

As well as being described wrongly - it stinks of tobacco. It's going back. Quite right too. I once bought some books via ebay where it was a collect only deal. When I picked them up the lady who was selling them had them all nicely parceled up and said they used to be her husbands collection but s...
by plaques
15 Feb 2020, 17:52
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1306
Views: 84857

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I was told by our local librarian that when books get about 8 years old they review their stocks and pass their surplus to charities for them to sell on. They don't have any local in-house sales like they used to. I found this out after I had bought a book at our charity shop that was in first class...
by plaques
15 Feb 2020, 08:12
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1263
Views: 95504

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

42, in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, is the "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything", calculated by a supercomputer named Deep Thought over a period of 7.5M years. :biggrin2:
by plaques
14 Feb 2020, 19:10
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11621
Views: 462924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Well I never knew that.
by plaques
14 Feb 2020, 12:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7851
Views: 332564

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Just watched/ listened to an interview with Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. Link. . covering a wide range of subjects both American and UK. Asked why the American public think the way they do his reply was that to understand politics you need a lot of time which the ordinary man doesn't ...
by plaques
14 Feb 2020, 10:12
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4292
Views: 275676

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Part of the fun was to get a free tow up Buck Haw Brow, Settle, Better still was then to overtake them on the last rise just to rub their noses in it.
by plaques
14 Feb 2020, 09:43
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3969
Views: 176197

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

A young lady was complaining to myself and my friend that her water supply had shut down because a dead frog had got into the supply tank to her farmhouse. My friend who is a Frenchman said leave my countrymen out of this.
by plaques
14 Feb 2020, 09:34
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2713
Views: 180485

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Sue's search for her relative who was a ship's purser brought to mind 'Nipcheese'.
by plaques
13 Feb 2020, 18:10
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11621
Views: 462924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

PanBiker wrote:
13 Feb 2020, 13:41
Rainhall actually.
Never been any good at this spelling business, Asking where Northview Terrace was would have been too easy. But why Rainhall?

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Rainhall Rd.JPG
by plaques
13 Feb 2020, 13:32
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11621
Views: 462924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stanley's got it. Rainall Rd. Perhaps the question should be why 'Rainall'.?

Tizer where are you?
by plaques
13 Feb 2020, 10:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4583
Views: 204304

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Good news Ian. Not many people can say there's nowt wrong with my brain.
by plaques
13 Feb 2020, 10:18
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: ILP Clarion House
Replies: 79
Views: 7715

Re: ILP Clarion House

ILP building Vernon St Nelson before its makeover.

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Vernon St ILP.JPG
by plaques
13 Feb 2020, 08:57
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11621
Views: 462924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Still waiting for Tizer to come up trumps. Where in Barlick can you see this optimistic plaque?

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by plaques
13 Feb 2020, 08:19
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11621
Views: 462924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Well that puts the cap on it. I'm not playing any more, throwing his toys out of the pram. You lot will just have to go through life not knowing its a water spout on the north tower of Ghyll Church. Only the south and the north have water spouts. Serves you right for all the agro I suffered. . Ghyll...
by plaques
12 Feb 2020, 21:21
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11621
Views: 462924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Enough is enough. Everybody is at it now. I'm shutting down my poor little brain can't take much more of this. :sorry:
by plaques
12 Feb 2020, 20:42
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11621
Views: 462924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Now Marilyn is ganging up on me. What have I done wrong? :surprised:
by plaques
12 Feb 2020, 19:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11621
Views: 462924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Kev you are just pulling my leg. Shame on you. :laugh5:
by plaques
12 Feb 2020, 18:15
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1306
Views: 84857

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Franklin D Roosevelt, A Political Life. By Robert Dallek. ISBN 978-0-141-98659-3, Oct 2019. Lancashire Libraries. Written through the 1930s depression and WW2 the book details Roosevelt's problems in dealing with an almost fascist right-wing political regime. Profit and maintaining the status quo we...
by plaques
12 Feb 2020, 17:41
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11621
Views: 462924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Gloria, Start where Stanley left off. An old building that would have gargoyle features built into it. You have probably been there a couple of times and if you haven't you should have been.
by plaques
12 Feb 2020, 13:38
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2742
Views: 169435

Re: BOB'S BITS

In my time it was George Formby 'With my little ukulele in my hand' and 'With My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock' that got him banned from the BBC.
by plaques
12 Feb 2020, 13:30
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11621
Views: 462924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Sorry Gloria. No real gargoyles on St Peters. just the odd carved heads round the west facing windows.
Moving too far away from the obvious.
by plaques
12 Feb 2020, 13:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4583
Views: 204304

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Stanley leads the field again. Advice on keeping coronavirus at bay.... However, the good news from the study is that if nCoV2019 is similar to SARS and MERS, it is likely to be sensitive to disinfectants such as those containing alcohol, sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite, the latter of the t...

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