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by plaques
22 Feb 2019, 13:03
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3640
Views: 248043

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Looking at the Pendle planning applications it shows the request as.. Description Of Works New building - Terrace of four 4 bedroom houses Site Address Cunliffe House Manchester Road Barnoldswick Lancashire BB18 5PR Valid Date Tue 21 Jan 2003. There is nothing about Cunliffe House but it may explain...
by plaques
21 Feb 2019, 19:39
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3640
Views: 248043

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

While we are on this section of Manchester Rd, What was the building where No 1 to 4 Cunliffe Terrace now stands and why Cunliffe? Similarly, was was there before No 62 to 76 were built?
by plaques
21 Feb 2019, 08:58
Forum: National Service
Topic: National Service
Replies: 18
Views: 171

Re: National Service

One of my lecturers was in charge of a tank repair base during the war. He never did declare his rank but it became obvious he was the top man. Everything in his lectures always had an element of tank design or some practical application. Not someone who would let theory get in front of the actual u...
by plaques
20 Feb 2019, 13:08
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: A SOCIETY FOR EVERYTHING
Replies: 32
Views: 344

Re: A SOCIETY FOR EVERYTHING

I own a 1930 350 cc New Imperial. An El cheapo machine that came to me in a box with loads of parts missing or simply rusted away. When I first contacted the Vintage Motorcycle Club and asked if there was anyone who knew anything about New Imps the answer was " Nay Lad, anyone who knew anything abou...
by plaques
20 Feb 2019, 10:05
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2347
Views: 165793

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

What was the name of the swagman in Waltzing Matilda?

Answer... Andy. From. And he sang as he sat.....
by plaques
19 Feb 2019, 22:47
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 225
Views: 11600

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Puzzle No 39. Showing your age here PanBiker. The modern versions aren't the same thing are they?
by plaques
19 Feb 2019, 21:43
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 225
Views: 11600

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Puzzle No 39

The people listed below were told that they could win a car if they could arrange their names in the grid below to give the car's manufacturer down te shaded column. What car did they get?

There names were..

Bruce, Diana, Sarah, Brian, Billy, Marie.

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by plaques
19 Feb 2019, 08:15
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2347
Views: 165793

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Try this for an explanation. Mondegreen.
by plaques
18 Feb 2019, 21:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6107
Views: 296653

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Tripps wrote:
18 Feb 2019, 16:54
Or the Peoples Front of Judea, or the Peoples Judean Front. "
Politics according to the 'Life of Brian'. So when is the mass suicide going to take place? or are these to be the 'Magnificent Seven'?
by plaques
18 Feb 2019, 13:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6107
Views: 296653

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Their resignation or as they prefer to call it 'realignment' is something that some of OG pundits have known for some time, There are too many Conservatives in the Labour party. Like the Fifth Columnists in the Spanish revolution they leave when its to their advantage. Many of these MPs will know th...
by plaques
18 Feb 2019, 08:53
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9401
Views: 417390

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Man size 'Slinky' springs. Slinky.. I know they're not but it was a fascinating toy.
by plaques
18 Feb 2019, 08:11
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: A SOCIETY FOR EVERYTHING
Replies: 32
Views: 344

Re: A SOCIETY FOR EVERYTHING

No need to say or do anything, its one of those societies which will die out naturally.
by plaques
17 Feb 2019, 21:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 225
Views: 11600

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Puzzle 69. Panbiker's correct, Can't remember the score but it must be somewhere near level pegging.
by plaques
17 Feb 2019, 18:13
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 225
Views: 11600

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Puzzle No 69.

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by plaques
17 Feb 2019, 08:41
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3064
Views: 153213

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

If you decide to start smoking first visit your Doctor and then a Psychiatrist for advice. If this fails to dissuade you talk to anyone suffering from lung cancer and see what they have to say. Stanley should know better than to promote this c**p on a site that prides itself on common sense.
by plaques
17 Feb 2019, 08:17
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 225
Views: 11600

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Puzzle No 49. That's three in a row for Tripps. People may be wondering why the puzzle numbers are not sequential. The answer is easy, I dropped the cards on the floor and they got mixed up. Its a good job they were numbered and with a clever bit of mathematics I got them back in order but the die h...
by plaques
16 Feb 2019, 22:32
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 225
Views: 11600

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Tripps I think Trump has put you under stress. Have another quick look and see if you can them to sound right.
by plaques
16 Feb 2019, 21:46
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9401
Views: 417390

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Making a guess we are talking about bearing lubricant before the modern synthetic ones. I think this Neats foot oil was formulated to be thin when hot for flushing out and thick under normal temperatures so that it wouldn't run out. Old bearing lubrication for old machines.
by plaques
16 Feb 2019, 21:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 225
Views: 11600

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Tripps have another try. Possibly when you first saw it I'd inadvertently put the wrong question to the segments. It now reads musical terms not instruments. Mea culpa.
by plaques
16 Feb 2019, 18:09
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 225
Views: 11600

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Puzzle No 51. Tripps is getting too good at this.

Puzzle No 49

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By taking a segment and finding its pair the names of four musical terms can be found.
What are they?
by plaques
15 Feb 2019, 14:08
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 225
Views: 11600

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Puzzle No 51

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by plaques
14 Feb 2019, 21:49
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 225
Views: 11600

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Puzzle No 55. Tripps is first off the mark.

Try the spoiler Tripps to hide it from the rest. The triangle with an asterisk in it.
by plaques
14 Feb 2019, 19:51
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 225
Views: 11600

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Puzzle No 55.

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by plaques
14 Feb 2019, 08:21
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 225
Views: 11600

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Puzzle No 66. 'Clint Eastwood' it is.

Both Cath and Marilyn have got it. I suppose its a bit like doing anagrams but with more restrictive rules.
by plaques
13 Feb 2019, 21:48
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 225
Views: 11600

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Puzzle No 66. For Cath.

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