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by Stanley
18 Jan 2020, 05:02
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1264
Views: 84193

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Finished Dorothy Hartley on 'Water' yesterday. A lovely informative read, I love her style, methods and most of all, Illustrations.
I shall start Hess today......
by Stanley
18 Jan 2020, 04:58
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1441
Views: 37778

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

The rain gradually eased during the afternoon but at 20:00, despite clearing skies and a lighter wind there was still light rain in the air. Overnight the sky cleared and first thing this morning it was damp underfoot and overcast but with big breaks, occasionally the moon was brilliantly clear. I'v...
by Stanley
18 Jan 2020, 04:47
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4231
Views: 273768

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

My example of a forgotten corner today comes directly from Dorothy Hartley. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/19639/medium Here's something she says about the importance of natural growing methods as a way of getting micro-nutrients and minerals safely into our diet by lookin...
by Stanley
18 Jan 2020, 04:30
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11022
Views: 517373

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Another factor is that modern car design allows higher speed in bends because of improved road-holding, suspension and tyre design. Add the 'womb with a view' influence of driver comfort and then add ICE and phones and you get people who have never regarded driving as a state of mind and a skill, Ju...
by Stanley
18 Jan 2020, 04:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4432
Views: 202259

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I watched the Horizon programme on opioid addiction last night. I think Mosley was being a bit over optimistic..... There may be 'light on the horizon' but meanwhile Big Pharma has to stay in profit!
by Stanley
18 Jan 2020, 04:14
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1580
Views: 111697

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Time marches on P. The modern textile trade served Barlick well for less than 100 years before it failed. Rolls have been operating now in the town for over 80 years.... Nothing lasts forever!
by Stanley
18 Jan 2020, 04:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 255
Views: 4011

Re: Seen in the News

Chemical plants are sometimes too complicated for the dangers to be clearly appreciated by planners. I remember once helping to modify a reactor at a chemical works in Todmorden. We were working on a reactor vessel that was operating at a pressure high enough to require the walls to be 3" thick, thi...
by Stanley
18 Jan 2020, 04:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2341
Views: 161189

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

One thing we have all learned (I think!) is that the two most important concepts in this discussion are 'Renewable' and 'Finite'. Extractive industries like coal and ores are finite when the aim of policies to alleviate our ills has to be renewable resource. At the moment the driver is economic inte...
by Stanley
18 Jan 2020, 03:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7731
Views: 331042

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I think that bloke qualifies as a zealot! What's frightening is the control he has over his audience but as they were bussed in from surrounding mosques I guess they were hand picked. Nation-wide he and is regime are coming under a lot of pressure. One suspects that this is all good news for the US....
by Stanley
18 Jan 2020, 03:32
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3579
Views: 182520

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I agree with Wendy. Unless they are experienced, many modern engineers don't understand old methods of building. They assume that there are foundations in the modern sense but most often the old ones just pared the sod off, laid flat stones and started from there. Perfectly adequate on undisturbed g...
by Stanley
18 Jan 2020, 03:21
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2640
Views: 179209

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I had to look both of them up. No wonder I have never encountered them before..... Jacob Rees Mogg language!
by Stanley
18 Jan 2020, 03:17
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Landline Telephones
Replies: 28
Views: 498

Re: Landline Telephones

Time I rang Talktalk and revised my package!
by Stanley
18 Jan 2020, 03:15
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11251
Views: 458653

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

High class secure warehouse for valuable stock?
by Stanley
18 Jan 2020, 03:13
Forum: Ongoing Family Research
Topic: Craven Harrison’s – Jeremiah 1740 vs Jeremiah 1741
Replies: 64
Views: 575

Re: Craven Harrison’s – Jeremiah 1740 vs Jeremiah 1741

That's a puzzle.... but amazing what a variety of uses there are for a good flat piece of stone!
by Stanley
18 Jan 2020, 03:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10242
Views: 425096

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Not sure yet. Head is full of framing prints and BCG!
My garden needs a tidy, I think I'll get a man or woman in. Anyone know a good local candidate? It would be a mistake for me to do it!
by Stanley
18 Jan 2020, 03:05
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6586
Views: 311392

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Bacon and egg for breakfast. Scotch egg and small helping of beans for tea followed by some chicken wings.
by Stanley
18 Jan 2020, 03:04
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3874
Views: 174324

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Not if you are used to it Maz, all in the day's work.
P, yes sometimes even bleach fails, caustic soda is the answer then if you can get it but even I used a proprietary cleaner when I did Jess's frying pan, cost a bloody fortune but it did a lovely job..
by Stanley
17 Jan 2020, 13:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1175
Views: 105755

Re: OBITUARIES

Just announced that Derek Fowlds, best known for playing Bernard Woolley in the British television comedies Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister, has died aged 83. I always enjoyed seeing him especially on Yes Minister.
by Stanley
17 Jan 2020, 12:55
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: SOME VERY ANCIENT HISTORY 02
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: SOME VERY ANCIENT HISTORY 02

Thanks Cathy. I call it 'flying an intelligent kite'. I don't see how the evidence John noticed could be interpreted in any other way.
by Stanley
17 Jan 2020, 12:53
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2701
Views: 168700

Re: BOB'S BITS

"My father Backhouse, lying sick, bequeathed to me the true Matter of the Philosophers Stone." Elias Ashmore, diary entry, 1653. Today we draw sharp distinctions between science and ‘superstition’ but in the century that saw the origins of modern science, those boundaries were fuzzy if indeed they e...
by Stanley
17 Jan 2020, 12:49
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11251
Views: 458653

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Early cinema, theatre or camera obscura needing darkened rooms?
by Stanley
17 Jan 2020, 09:27
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: SOME VERY ANCIENT HISTORY 02
Replies: 2
Views: 39

SOME VERY ANCIENT HISTORY 02

SOME VERY ANCIENT HISTORY 02 Last week I was explaining how I arrive at the possibility that our area had human habitation over 10,000 years ago. I’ve justified the question of the glaciers but hadn’t got round to the matter of how these inhabitants left traces on the landscape. The first thing to s...
by Stanley
17 Jan 2020, 07:21
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4231
Views: 273768

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

I'm afraid I don't. As I have said before, my mattress is an antique but has given me wonderful service and is still comfortable. If I changed it would be to a good Silentnight one.... but luckily no sign of that yet!
by Stanley
17 Jan 2020, 07:19
Forum: Ongoing Family Research
Topic: Craven Harrison’s – Jeremiah 1740 vs Jeremiah 1741
Replies: 64
Views: 575

Re: Craven Harrison’s – Jeremiah 1740 vs Jeremiah 1741

I have always had a tiny trace of it as well. A small 'tuck' in the skin on the palm of my hand which seems to be an attachment to the tendon but it has never bothered me.
by Stanley
17 Jan 2020, 05:31
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2640
Views: 179209

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Thanks again to Dorothy for more education. I always knew that a bush hung outside a building was a sign for a medieval ale house but didn't know the reason why. Dorothy said that the small scale brewers stirred their mashes with a bundle of Birch Twigs which once activated by a small dose of yeast ...

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