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by plaques
14 Dec 2018, 18:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5829
Views: 286957

Re: POLITICS CORNER

or the sake of the country would be to go to Brussels and collect the letter invoking Article 50 of the Treaty of the EU I said exactly this a couple of posts ago but I can sea why Corbyn is holding back. As soon as Labour makes any noises like this the rightwing press will scream TRAITORS and blas...
by plaques
13 Dec 2018, 08:57
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2784
Views: 156001

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

and dispensed his own medicine in a glass outhouse at the back of the house I was enrolled in Dad's doctor's practice. A one man band located in a small gable end house in an area that has long since been demolished. His waiting room was what used to be the general multi purpose living room and his...
by plaques
13 Dec 2018, 08:39
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from a new member
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: Hi from a new member

Some while ago I talked to one of the last of the Parker / Towneley family up in Briercliffe. (note the difference in spelling Townley..Towneley), I believe Briercliffe is Gloria's old stomping ground. Check this site out. Briercliffe. Best of luck.
by plaques
12 Dec 2018, 12:56
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1341
Views: 100848

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Tizer wrote:
12 Dec 2018, 09:56
I'll bet vulcanologists will want one of these to keep an eye on volcano and earthquake activity!
I would imagine that all eyes would be on the volcano activity in Yellowstone Park. The ground has already lifted about 5ft along with quite a number of earthquake activity events. Yellowstone
by plaques
11 Dec 2018, 19:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3391
Views: 171825

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Well that's the mechanics sorted just the mental bit to come to terms with. Easier said than done. Just keep going and don't let any empty moments take over.
by plaques
11 Dec 2018, 19:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5829
Views: 286957

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Do we move towards the USA or to Europe. This has been an age old balancing act where finally we have to make up our minds. The US has been the most powerful country and is still trying to maintain its status but gradually losing ground. The EU could be a real force in the world once it has digested...
by plaques
11 Dec 2018, 09:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5829
Views: 286957

Re: POLITICS CORNER

With a Government that is determined to keep everything secret, break all the rules and tell lies, who knows what is going to happen next.
by plaques
11 Dec 2018, 08:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5829
Views: 286957

Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Lancashire County Council Proposal ...Shoppers and visitors to Nelson and Colne face having to pay to park on the street in what could be a huge blow to local shops and businesses... Thanks a lot for that! This could be the final nail in the coffin for the small shops that are trying to make ends me...
by plaques
10 Dec 2018, 19:16
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5829
Views: 286957

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The public flogging of the Blood Difficult Woman has been postponed perhaps to be reschedule at a later date. All this when I'd got my 'knit one purl one' something like.
by plaques
10 Dec 2018, 08:46
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9049
Views: 402645

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Cave on the Isle of Eigg? Which and why, I can't remember.
by plaques
09 Dec 2018, 09:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5829
Views: 286957

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Don't worry about tuesday's Brexit vote we shall move seamlessly from cock up to chaos. No doubt the Skripal poisoning and antisemitism will feature strongly in this mix. Adding this to Russia's supposed aggression in the Ukraine along with Trump's push towards global warming and increasing their na...
by plaques
06 Dec 2018, 13:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3391
Views: 171825

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I can re-apply for my licence 8 weeks before the 6 months ban date if I am judged medically fit. Be very careful if they change your level of medication. My friend who had heart bypass surgery was doing quite well so they reduced is medication unfortunately this event coincided with an increased ph...
by plaques
06 Dec 2018, 13:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5829
Views: 286957

Re: POLITICS CORNER

This is politics, does it need to be 100% truthful? Mrs May is using this technique to deflect the focus of the Brexit discussion onto the Irish 'backstop'. Meanwhile agreeing to any form of exit conditions will make the average person much worse off. Even if the government offered up some graded a...
by plaques
05 Dec 2018, 12:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3391
Views: 171825

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

My experience at day surgery goes something like this. Present yourself at hospital at some early unearthly hour well before you can use your bus pass and even before the buses start running. Spend the first half hour looking for somewhere to park, Send driver home and tell them to wait for a call. ...
by plaques
05 Dec 2018, 09:08
Forum: Looking For Someone
Topic: ISAAC BARRITT
Replies: 32
Views: 349

Re: ISAAC BARRITT

This is no more than just a guess but could be a lead. Lancashire Death indexes for the years: 1907 Surname Forename(s) Age or Date of Birth Sub-District Registers At Reference SAGAR John 81 Pendle Preston PE/5/65 If this is the same John Sagar of Bleak House then Isaac Barritt could have moved in s...
by plaques
04 Dec 2018, 21:49
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9049
Views: 402645

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Benjamin Disraeli, Twice Prime Minister. A double chairman?
by plaques
04 Dec 2018, 21:47
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1020
Views: 83659

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Mystery object reminder..
Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.
Benjamin Disraeli
by plaques
04 Dec 2018, 09:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5829
Views: 286957

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The government may have broken parliamentary rules by failing to fully release legal advice over the Brexit deal, according to John Bercow. Parliament got the summery version of the legal advice instead of the full document that they had asked for. The summery content is bad enough but has everyone...
by plaques
03 Dec 2018, 09:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: STATE PENSION
Replies: 133
Views: 22186

Re: STATE PENSION

My 42 years though of full contributions should still count though as you only need 35 to qualify. My quick read of China's post is that once you have contributed 35 years worth you get their full basic pension offer. There are reduction penalties for not getting to 35 but no bonuses for contributi...
by plaques
03 Dec 2018, 08:27
Forum: Looking For Someone
Topic: ISAAC BARRITT
Replies: 32
Views: 349

Re: ISAAC BARRITT

Wendyf wrote:
03 Dec 2018, 07:26
We walked past Bleak House recently and I'm sure there is a date stone outside.
Cateyb's photo shows the date stone as 1904. Probably a more recent addition but no reason to doubt its accuracy. Google maps doesn't go down Hodge Lane that's why you can't find it.
Bleak House B'lick.JPG
by plaques
02 Dec 2018, 10:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: STATE PENSION
Replies: 133
Views: 22186

Re: STATE PENSION

From LizG's post. Currently you can draw on your super fund tax free once you are over 60. It also means that once you turn 60 you can continue working, pay a large amount into your super, at a reduced tax rate, and then draw on your super to make up salary, tax free. (Or you can just retire and liv...
by plaques
02 Dec 2018, 10:21
Forum: Looking For Someone
Topic: ISAAC BARRITT
Replies: 32
Views: 349

Re: ISAAC BARRITT

I'm getting a little confused here. Bleak House Barnoldswick is on Hodge Lane at the top of Manchester Rd. (Tubber Hill) but in one of the old OG postings Stanley has this entry ... Undated reference. Edgar Sagar was the son of John Sagar of Bleak House on Holt Lane. He lived at Eastcliffe on Tubber...
by plaques
02 Dec 2018, 08:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3391
Views: 171825

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Stanley. Looks like a typical belt and braces job. The first biopsy got all the really bad stuff but just to make sure we like to take some more out in case there are some cells left we can't see. Sounds a bit aggressive to the layman but they have the experience so leave them to it.
by plaques
30 Nov 2018, 11:10
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 724
Views: 21662

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

It's a Birch isn't it P? Was it dead? I ask because I have seen a few dead Birches lately. Yes a silver birch. Not 100% dead but certainly one foot in the grave. The root bole looks like it had partly rotted through although there were the normal amount of leaves on it this year. What saved the day...
by plaques
30 Nov 2018, 10:52
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9049
Views: 402645

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

We have had this before, I'll look into it.

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