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by plaques
23 Jun 2018, 17:05
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 399
Views: 26703

Re: Gardening

Oh, come on Plaques, I was only indulging in a little persiflage (see Dialect thread). I know that Tizer. (didn't know they called it that thought) . You're dealing with a pachyderm here. Can't remember the last time anyone got through this skin, ducks back and all that. Actually I like a bit of ba...
by plaques
23 Jun 2018, 11:30
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2517
Views: 127888

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

The other day Mrs P 'lost' her smart phone "its somewhere in the house". It turned up under the cake tin on the kitchen bench, something that only moves once every 3 weeks. In the event of not finding it we were getting ready to ring its number but as she pointed out she had just charged it up and i...
by plaques
23 Jun 2018, 11:12
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5433
Views: 255149

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I'm going back over 60 years now. My uncle worked part time at Hollands of Baxenden as a night watchman. Every now and again he would arrive with a big bag full of pies. Technically I suppose he was still keeping an eye on them. When asked what went into them he would always say "real cow meat" and ...
by plaques
23 Jun 2018, 07:25
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 399
Views: 26703

Re: Gardening

I liked your 'walk round' idea and might give it a try myself but I'm not sure if my camera is up to it. I had a bit of fun trying to find its location. I'd seen that pattern of brickwork on some newish houses in Burnley but after Tizer poking fun at me for the 'Tower of Refuge' mystery object 1% gu...
by plaques
21 Jun 2018, 11:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5226
Views: 258209

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Perhaps its a case of the 500 who are Right being wrong and the remainder who are Left are right. Not a fan of Trump but he appears to be prepared to talk to Putin, albeit on the telephone, whereas our Mrs May is totally set against any form of communication with Putin. Will she give him the hard wo...
by plaques
21 Jun 2018, 07:52
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5433
Views: 255149

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

This is probably one for the experts. Below 42 is considered normal, 42 to 47 pre diabetic and over 47 is in the diabetic range. Talking HbA1c, I know that these figures relate to an average blood sugar value over 2-3 months. To change the values would therefore take this 2-3 month interval. It is a...
by plaques
21 Jun 2018, 07:17
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8714
Views: 410225

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

A bit slow off the mark but I've been told that the A56 road over Blubberhouses is closed again due to a land slip. The closure could last some while. Past experience says that the Ilkley route can be a nightmare. Anyone know of a good alternative route to say Harrogate?
by plaques
21 Jun 2018, 07:06
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8417
Views: 360782

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Probably totally wrong but I keep thinking of the Russian V (Sweden + Finland) war in about 1555. This would then be a fort in the Gulf of Finland. Built to keep the Russians away during the winter when everything was frozen over. I rate this guess at no more than 1% chance.
by plaques
20 Jun 2018, 07:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5226
Views: 258209

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I think the cream custards were Tripps's diversion. Exciting day in the Commons. EU withdrawal bill comes back for debate. The Express has headlines :-Tory rebellion CRUSHED: May poised for victory in Commons Brexit showdown. But in the write up it reads. One Cabinet minister said: "It has been tigh...
by plaques
20 Jun 2018, 07:03
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3254
Views: 219362

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

They also said that the parapet should be castellated.
by plaques
19 Jun 2018, 21:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5226
Views: 258209

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Don't worry Wendy I suspect Tripps was just being a bit mischievous. Anyone who can morph the Brexit theme from the current head banging nonsense into banjos to custard pies isn't stupid. Stick with us you may develop a taste for it. That is if you can bare the thought of eating custard cream pies.
by plaques
19 Jun 2018, 11:55
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1261
Views: 91737

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Algorithms have now been developed that allow computers to debate at human level. Link. This could be setting a precedent that all communication issued by 'authorities' is first run through the computer to give the best possible presentation. Any humanitarian factors or new developments in thinking ...
by plaques
19 Jun 2018, 07:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5226
Views: 258209

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I don't normally give much store to polls that supposedly reflect peoples opinions but when experts start to doubt the financial logic its not surprising that ordinary people who have been following the latest political shenanigans will reach the same conclusion. Poll. . Normally people are prepared...
by plaques
18 Jun 2018, 07:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7422
Views: 330836

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

You may be lucky Sue, Some washers won't allow you to open the door if the water level is not below a certain value. You could try draining the filter and seeing if it will release the solenoid. (the washer must be switched on when you try this bit).
by plaques
17 Jun 2018, 12:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5226
Views: 258209

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Promises, promises, Mrs May is now making promises about funding in 2023. The first hurdle is that she has to still be Prime Minister when they are supposed to take affect. Any new government or even new Prime Minister will be quite in order to say "nothing to do with me". Then she has just muckied ...
by plaques
16 Jun 2018, 17:40
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8714
Views: 410225

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Gala at Colne. This thing sprouted up over the last day or so. Thought at first it was some kind of rocket launcher. Colne's answer to Donald Trump. Actually just another insane fairground ride.
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The thing revolves round like a giant propeller.
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by plaques
16 Jun 2018, 10:25
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8417
Views: 360782

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

The last known hiding place of the Ark of the Covenant. Now known as the Arch of the Covenant. Secret passage way under the canal leading to nowhere since the Treacle mines closed down.
by plaques
16 Jun 2018, 10:16
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2578
Views: 151171

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

Stanley wrote:
16 Jun 2018, 09:29
whatever I decide to do it mustn't involve spending money!
Why not? £100 will only buy you one extra day in a nursing home. Gerrit spent.
by plaques
16 Jun 2018, 07:17
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 899
Views: 75274

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

The best answer appears to be one of genetics. Taking all walks of life if a pair have a inborn desire to have offspring then their lineage will probably survive evolution. On the other hand if they have little interest then their line will gradually disappear. This is all down to the word 'probabil...
by plaques
16 Jun 2018, 06:48
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 471
Views: 11528

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

I agree. Called in the garden centre in Burnley The gardner up there complained that "this wind is no good to man nor beast, dries everything out". The trouble is, as we all know, is once it starts it doesn't know when to stop.
by plaques
15 Jun 2018, 21:04
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 899
Views: 75274

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Matthew 13:12
Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.

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by plaques
15 Jun 2018, 12:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5226
Views: 258209

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Did Mrs May's 'Get of Gaol' card on the EU Withdrawal Bill only work because she told a few porkies? The Remainers who thought they were going to get a say in formulating some exit strategy should the Government end up with a No Deal has now been turned on its head. By adding some weasel words to wh...
by plaques
14 Jun 2018, 21:02
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8417
Views: 360782

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Just to expand on Tizer's object This is probably one of the first single wheel motorcycles (monowheel) that were made. It can be seen in Google images. A 1931 Capable of 93 mph. Link
PS I thought Douglas motorcycles had made it but I was wrong.
by plaques
14 Jun 2018, 07:52
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: MAJESTIC CINEMA AND MATT HARTLEY.
Replies: 15
Views: 1742

Re: MAJESTIC CINEMA AND MATT HARTLEY.

PanBiker, sorry about getting the wrong location. Your pictures of the Majestic would suggest that the balustrade on either side stopped short of the entrance and you would have been able to see the full columns. Strange how there are no original design pictures.
by plaques
14 Jun 2018, 07:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5226
Views: 258209

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The Brexiteers have this cunning plan, just bumble along not making any progress and blaming it all on the EU. In one years time it will be too late to do anything. The good people will have got everything they have voted for. Closed borders, UK based laws. Trade with the rest of the World, £350M pe...

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