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by chinatyke
17 Sep 2019, 06:37
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1141
Views: 91385

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Stanley wrote:
17 Sep 2019, 02:57
Is that good or bad for someone born on February 29th? :biggrin2:
I once got the sack on Feb 29th, I always felt cheated.
by chinatyke
16 Sep 2019, 09:28
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1141
Views: 91385

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

In studies at Buxton University it was clearly shown that people who have more birthdays live longer.
by chinatyke
15 Sep 2019, 23:15
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Elslack Reservoir
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Elslack Reservoir

Great photos. Thanks. Who does daily the maintenance now, is it all controlled automatically from some remote control room?
by chinatyke
15 Sep 2019, 23:06
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3542
Views: 165030

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Cold wash here too , hang on coat hangers - inside out, dry in the sun. :smile: Doesn't hot water set stains? You are right, hot water 'sets' some stains, mainly protein stains like blood or egg. If you are using a 'biological' detergent the enzyme will remove this protein. Hot water is better at r...
by chinatyke
15 Sep 2019, 12:28
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4046
Views: 263475

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Pessimist's comment: "Not bad."

Optimist's comment: "Very good."

Tyke's comment "It'll do, lad."
by chinatyke
15 Sep 2019, 11:47
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10369
Views: 439769

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Bodger wrote:
15 Sep 2019, 07:18
Firewood ?
Love it!

Flat pack, aka an Ikea barrel.

Incidentally I do know the answer.
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by chinatyke
15 Sep 2019, 11:38
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3542
Views: 165030

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

The hot wash cycle doesn't get used much in my house, most of it goes through at 30 degrees. I did wash 3 pairs of cotton overalls at 40 degrees earlier in the week but they were particularly dirty. I wash everything at 40C. There is a view that this isn't high enough to get any thermal sterilisati...
by chinatyke
14 Sep 2019, 22:41
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2545
Views: 173740

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Poor little animals. Almost as bad as the fetish Jews have with their little boys and genital mutilation.
by chinatyke
14 Sep 2019, 22:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9610
Views: 408627

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I once saw our local butcher boning out a side of bacon, and throwing away the ribs. He was surprised to hear they cost more than the bacon in Liverpool (which was nearly true) :smile: Bones are one of the more expensive cuts of meat here, especially ribs. Not something I'd buy or cook but widely u...
by chinatyke
12 Sep 2019, 14:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9610
Views: 408627

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Wow, 4 quakes on 11th September, all very weak. But I notice there was one at 22:37UTC offshore of Elliston, SA, mag 2.9. Perhaps this is what Marilyn felt?
by chinatyke
12 Sep 2019, 10:08
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1509
Views: 108528

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

There will be many planets found with one or other `life signs' but one capable of having `life as we know it' could be one in a thousand, and then only bacteria. One with advanced life could be one in a million. I disagree with you. It is very likely that there will be other life in the universe. ...
by chinatyke
12 Sep 2019, 09:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9610
Views: 408627

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Marilyn wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 07:47
We think we have just experienced a minor earthquake! True! Everything shook...and we are sat here looking at each other!
You do have an interesting life. I didn't know they got earthquakes in Australia, are you sure it wasn't an overweight kangaroo passing?
by chinatyke
11 Sep 2019, 08:44
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10369
Views: 439769

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Are swaging and flaring the same things? OK, Flaring the ends of brake pipes or something similar?
by chinatyke
11 Sep 2019, 05:25
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10369
Views: 439769

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

My first thought when I saw it was that it is a tool for swaging pipes, but I don't know why I would think that. If I'm correct then perhaps you've put it on here previously and it has been absorbed by my grey matter.
by chinatyke
10 Sep 2019, 11:36
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10475
Views: 498054

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Big Kev wrote:
09 Sep 2019, 13:17
New buyer, we're back on track :-)
Well done Kevin. I hope all goes smoothly for you this time.
by chinatyke
09 Sep 2019, 15:08
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3318
Views: 174262

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Stanley wrote:
09 Sep 2019, 02:52
I know the feeling China. I can't tell you the reason, it is one of life's mysteries. Perhaps Parkinson's Law applies, 'possessions increase to fill the amount of space allotted to them'.
:biggrin2:
by chinatyke
09 Sep 2019, 13:17
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10475
Views: 498054

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Do you remember the story they told about Young Tooley, the barber in Earby who was noted as the biggest liar in the town? A customer came in one day with an enormous mushroom and said to Young Tooley "Beat that!". Tooley agreed it was a big one but said it wasn't as big as the one he had picked in...
by chinatyke
09 Sep 2019, 13:03
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10475
Views: 498054

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I admire their tenacity and support them. It continues to be a scandal. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/19157/medium My filing system for receipts is almost full. Must make another one. Best and most foolproof system ever devised for chronological storage of documents. Nee...
by chinatyke
08 Sep 2019, 13:51
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3318
Views: 174262

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

...at one point I was down to 14 carrier bags and can attest that it gives a great deal of freedom. There is such a thing as the tyranny of possessions.... 15 years ago I came here with one suitcase weighing 50lbs and 13lbs in a carry-on case, and a briefcase full of music CDs and personal papers. ...
by chinatyke
08 Sep 2019, 13:43
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: The History of Earby by Clarice Carlisle
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: The History of Earby by Clarice Carlisle

Nice to read about the village where I was born. Thank you.

Interesting to note one description says Eurebi means the village by the stream (from Danish) whilst another says it means Upper Village (Scandinavian).

Can anyone clarify this?
by chinatyke
07 Sep 2019, 14:17
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10369
Views: 439769

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

plaques wrote:
07 Sep 2019, 10:05
MacGregor crane..
The link gives a fuller explanation and a short video.
That's one helluva rig just for cleaning windows!
by chinatyke
06 Sep 2019, 13:14
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10369
Views: 439769

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Window cleaner/ maintenance cradle headgear on a high rise building?
by chinatyke
04 Sep 2019, 10:46
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10369
Views: 439769

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I think it is for processing cotton and removing the seeds producing a cotton "mat" - was it called a scutcher? These would be used in mattress making.
by chinatyke
02 Sep 2019, 11:52
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10369
Views: 439769

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Second guess: I think it is a reversing gear.

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