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by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 08:35
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: WATER 01
Replies: 0
Views: 14

WATER 01

WATER 01 One of the things that occasionally comes to my notice when people ask me questions is how little some people know about the services that are basic to our modern life. At the moment I'm thinking about utilities, electricity, gas, sewage disposal and water. I had a question this week about ...
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 07:18
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2611
Views: 154094

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

The bad news is that housework and shopping have knocked the shed sideways this morning. Looking back on yesterday one reassuring fact that has emerged is that the safety feature on the Hoover motor is working perfectly and protecting the motor well before it gets dangerously overheated. I commented...
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 06:33
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Winged Heroes
Replies: 434
Views: 55528

Re: Winged Heroes

See THIS for a BBC report of the death of Squadron Leader Wellum, the youngest Spitfire pilot in WW2.
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 06:20
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Daily Thought
Replies: 141
Views: 17230

Re: Daily Thought

I know you have your tongue in your cheek...... but unfortunately there's a nugget of truth embedded in that post China!
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 06:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 326
Views: 32999

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

I know I'm always banging on about it but have you looked at the latest crime figures? Can anyone seriously repeat the canard that funding and staffing has nothing to do with these dire figures? It's a national disgrace.
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 06:15
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8827
Views: 418909

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

See THIS for a BBC report on the latest statistics on national crime. These are bad enough but if you put our post code into the search engine in the report you'll find that Lancashire is, on the whole, worse than the national average. Remember us being assured this was nothing to do with staffing o...
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 04:19
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2348
Views: 168121

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17503/medium The wagon and trailer in Gisburn auction yard where I took it to have a bit of a practice before going to Paisley. I did 110,000 miles in my last year for Drinkalls and I still miss the job. Total freedom, status and a good boss...
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 04:07
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 519
Views: 12951

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

At 21:00 last night the sky was clear and it was a pleasant evening. First thing this morning and now it is still calm and clear. The glass is down to just over 1011mb. The forecast is for it to be clear, dry and sunny until early afternoon and then rain for the rest of the day. The light but variab...
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 03:59
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2510
Views: 142772

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

In my childhood most public buildings and even Stockport Grammar School had a 'Commissionaire'. Usually drawn from retired military men they wore smart blue military style uniforms and acted as gatekeepers. Even factories had them. They were supplied and administered by the Corps of Commissionaires....
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 03:45
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3291
Views: 222507

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

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This is the bit that fascinates me. Same map in 1892. Look for the changes that have happened but also those still to come. Wellhouse Road is not adopted yet and Valley Road is only a footpath. All the housing is yet to happen.
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 03:35
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5480
Views: 260306

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Herring pickle with frozen mixed veggies X two for dinner and tea. 20g of chocolate for afters and an apple.
Butcher's today......
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 03:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5320
Views: 263367

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Did I also hear that the Netherlands and Belgium lose out most if we crash out? Rabb in his press call with Barnier.... He sounded more like a schoolboy talking about the result of a football match than a negotiator and instead of emphasising cooperation talked in terms of 'getting the best deal'. W...
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 03:26
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 923
Views: 76538

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Don't even think about it Tiz. Too horrifying to guess.
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 03:24
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8488
Views: 368353

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

:good:
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 03:23
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2571
Views: 130472

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Today's tip is don't leave a pan on high heat and go to do something else unless you have an alarm set.......
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 03:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7544
Views: 338917

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

The annoying thing is that I often do..... Never mind, could have been a lot worse. Remember when I set the chip pan on fire?
Glad you are having a good journey Sue.....
Shopping this morning and not much shed happen....
by Stanley
19 Jul 2018, 13:39
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2093
Views: 147535

Re: BOB'S BITS

Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening. Nelson Mandela Today is Nelson Mandela’s centenary: he was born on July 19, 1918, in the old Cape Province. His Xhosa name was Rolihlahla, “troublemaker,” and while it’s true that he grew up to deserve it, ...
by Stanley
19 Jul 2018, 09:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7544
Views: 338917

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Maz, you remember we were saying how we get carried away? I had a perfect example later. I cooked two small mutton chops for breakfast and when I'd deboned them I added some frozen mixed veggies. Then I got busy in the shed, forgot and left it on at full heat and caught it! I rescued the main of it,...
by Stanley
19 Jul 2018, 09:19
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2611
Views: 154094

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17501/medium Later after a rest.... We need to do a bit on the bearing.... First job was to square each end and make them exactly parallel with each other. At this point that's all we need. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery...
by Stanley
19 Jul 2018, 07:04
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2611
Views: 154094

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17496/medium I don't normally post at this time but there is a good reason..... Bear with me! I think you'll get a clue from this pic, we have a temporary resident in the kitchen! That's right, I'm making some lebensraum in order to attack M...
by Stanley
19 Jul 2018, 05:29
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 220
Views: 3903

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

I've only tried that once Cathy and the lady in Australia who was in charge of us said that I had a 'natural seat'! Nice to know.....
by Stanley
19 Jul 2018, 05:26
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.
Replies: 74
Views: 683

Re: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.

When I was researching water mills I found a firm near Accrington that had been in business for over 100 years and was still doing a good trade with developing countries with hand pumps like that and hydraulic rams for pumping water. They were quite popular round here at one time before the advent o...
by Stanley
19 Jul 2018, 05:20
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8488
Views: 368353

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I'm sorry Maz, put it down to a senior moment!
Thanks China for pointing that out.
by Stanley
19 Jul 2018, 05:19
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3902
Views: 311063

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

SEE THIS for a BBC report on the record fine imposed by the EU on Google. Note that it was the EU what done it! I don't fully understand it but can I remember Microsoft being fined for the same offence when they bundled their browser Explorer with Windows?
by Stanley
19 Jul 2018, 05:11
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5480
Views: 260306

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Sausage and the remains of the veggies extended with frozen mixed veg for dinner and tea. Just 20gm of chocolate and an apple for afters.....

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