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by plaques
21 Oct 2018, 07:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 363
Views: 35659

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

Yesterdays visit to the Colne swimming pool raised what is almost becoming an annual event. A strong rumor circulating that the Conservative run council is hell bent on closing the pool. No mention that the shortage of funding is because of the cut backs from the Conservative government. Just more o...
by plaques
18 Oct 2018, 07:56
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3438
Views: 233927

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Is that the chimney of Dotcliffe Mill, (top left). If so its an unusual design. Any comments?
by plaques
18 Oct 2018, 07:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1701
Views: 135717

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

Looking back to my previous post. ...' The main concerned appears to be the amount of lending to firms that are already up to their necks in loans that they may not be able to pay back. These loans are not always carried by the banks themselves but are sliced and diced into other complex derivatives...
by plaques
17 Oct 2018, 07:50
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: A SENSE OF PLACE.
Replies: 18
Views: 281

Re: A SENSE OF PLACE.

As I have said " most grey tops have memories about things that the younger generation have never seen.". Weavers streaming out of the shed, Miners coming home still covered in coal dust, Railway siding shunting away all night, As you said Hard Times and thankfully most have them have gone. 'Did you...
by plaques
17 Oct 2018, 07:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5613
Views: 280340

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Members to act like tin pot gods Its the old problem... 'There's nothing wrong with a system that put ME at the top. Why do I get the feeling that Mrs May is on a hiding to nothing, The Brexiters are making the situation that bad that they hope she will resign and hand the Premiership to one of the...
by plaques
17 Oct 2018, 07:21
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9163
Views: 447725

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Stanley, Your kidneys will process fizzy drinks faster than plain water. I would suggest Lemonade rather than champagne. Don't want you to get up to any mischief.
by plaques
16 Oct 2018, 11:37
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8862
Views: 393915

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Well I never! I would never have thought of that in a month of sundays. I haven't got a smart phone and nobody wants to talk to me anyhow.
by plaques
16 Oct 2018, 07:53
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8862
Views: 393915

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

You stick it on your smart phone and when it vibrates it giggles about and lights up. If this is wrong it will be right next week.
by plaques
16 Oct 2018, 07:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 363
Views: 35659

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

After years of Tebbit's 'on your bikes' and then behind 'closed bedroom curtains'. then the suggestion that unmarried mothers get themselves pregnant to get on housing lists, running together with the implication that all those on benefit are scroungers and should be looking for work. Also, promotin...
by plaques
15 Oct 2018, 11:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1011
Views: 82544

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Clean GB week. A total misuse of statistics. quote... The UK has led the world to date in cutting emissions while creating wealth. Between 1990 and 2016, the UK reduced its emissions by over 40% while growing the economy by more than two-thirds – the best performance in the G7 on a per person basis....
by plaques
15 Oct 2018, 08:06
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8862
Views: 393915

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Strategically placed on the base of a bath it stops you sliding about.
by plaques
15 Oct 2018, 08:02
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: A SENSE OF PLACE.
Replies: 18
Views: 281

Re: A SENSE OF PLACE.

reinforced by all the history I've researched.... Also most grey tops have memories about things that the younger generation have never seen. This fact was reinforced when I went into the Nelson library and at the local history section asked if they had any photographs of the Reedyford Hospital whe...
by plaques
13 Oct 2018, 12:23
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4048
Views: 326336

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

A combination of Agony and Ecstasy. Attracted by TalkTalk's offer of broadband between set values at a reasonable cost I thought I'd give it a try. Our house does not have fibre to the door and the fibre box is some distance away. The end result was a rather feeble 9Mb supply to the new router, whic...
by plaques
13 Oct 2018, 11:21
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8862
Views: 393915

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Off the Scottish coast? I was using the same kind of terminology you get in sales adverts-- Up to 50% off. which is anything as little as 1% to a max of 50%. My 'off' can mean anything up to 2000 miles. I may have been wrong with the name it could have been the Olympic, but that's another conspirac...
by plaques
13 Oct 2018, 07:11
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2765
Views: 140742

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Sorry Stanley but they'll have to go. Mark my words.
by plaques
13 Oct 2018, 07:07
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8862
Views: 393915

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It was the pull chain on Titanic's ships bell that was recovered as a keepsake just before it went Glug, glug, off the Scottish coast.
by plaques
13 Oct 2018, 07:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5613
Views: 280340

Re: POLITICS CORNER

At midnight nothing exceptional happened During the Millennium bug crisis I talked to a number of software writers and they were under the same opinion that date changes were such a fundamental consideration that nothing would happen. But since the Establishment panicked and were offering loads of ...
by plaques
12 Oct 2018, 09:38
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2198
Views: 156578

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Tripps wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 09:15
Numpty is a nice word - it's a sort of an insult, but still a bit 'cuddly'
A bit like velleity?
by plaques
11 Oct 2018, 07:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5613
Views: 280340

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Try as I may to follow the various manoeuvers and shenanigans of the Brexit I'm getting to the point of total confusion. As for as I can see this confusion is all part of the master plan to give the impression that an acceptable deal is just round the corner where in actual fact its just a delaying ...
by plaques
11 Oct 2018, 07:24
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2685
Views: 151367

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

There is an Ordinance Survey map in Burnley library with nearly all the main points of interest, railways, coal, canals and factories all marked up in German. Probably similar maps exist for other towns.
by plaques
10 Oct 2018, 07:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1701
Views: 135717

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

The main concerned appears to be the amount of lending to firms that are already up to their necks in loans that they may not be able to pay back. It looks like a re-run of the sub-prime lending bubble. The fear is that if America raises its interest rates many of these firms could go under bursting...
by plaques
09 Oct 2018, 08:48
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9163
Views: 447725

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Water wastage quoted as _"At the moment three billion litres are lost every day, enough to fill over 1,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools". This shouldn't be a problem at the rate the leisure centres and swimming pools are closing.
by plaques
09 Oct 2018, 08:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5613
Views: 280340

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Something that has disappeared from the immediate headlines. Brussels offered Mrs May a potential Brexit deal which was partially built round the back stop Irish boarder. ie: computer recorded entries so that a hard customs boarder was unnecessary. It looked like Brussels was calling Mrs May's bluff...
by plaques
09 Oct 2018, 08:25
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1203
Views: 97407

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

"You can't expect people to have to make their own meals"? Looking at the statement from another angle, lifestyles have changed over the years and so have working patterns. I once talked to an engineer who lived in Burnley but worked in Stockport. His day was 5-30 AM set off to work, arrived home 7...
by plaques
08 Oct 2018, 11:22
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8862
Views: 393915

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Don't want to spoil it but it was a bloody good swimmer.

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