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by Stanley
23 Sep 2018, 02:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5541
Views: 275128

Re: POLITICS CORNER

"Something is going to happen and it will trigger big changes." Dead right Tiz and the kids do well to take notice. As to what the change is, nobody knows yet and even Reunification of Ireland isn't an impossible outcome together with Scotland having another referendum, declaring independence and a...
by Stanley
23 Sep 2018, 02:31
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2638
Views: 148590

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I know the ones you mean Tiz. Mine was moulded carborundum but I have seen natural stone ones, probably like those you note. Really good mowers also used a 'strickle' which was a short stick with lots of depressions cut in it. Covered with hard fat and dipped in abrasive powder or sand it made a goo...
by Stanley
23 Sep 2018, 02:24
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 359
Views: 34965

Re: Mobile Phones

He'd let anyone translate for him!
by Stanley
23 Sep 2018, 02:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 993
Views: 88550

Re: OBITUARIES

I heard an obit yesterday dinnertime......
by Stanley
23 Sep 2018, 02:22
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 953
Views: 79276

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

For Europe substitute UK.
by Stanley
23 Sep 2018, 02:22
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9057
Views: 438897

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

:good:
How nice it is to have a quiet washing machine. It means I can have it on the go at 3 in the morning without annoying anyone. This is a good start to the day!
by Stanley
23 Sep 2018, 02:18
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5613
Views: 271615

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Steak pudding and peas for dinner. Scotch egg and peas for tea..... Nuts and an apple.
by Stanley
22 Sep 2018, 10:16
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2170
Views: 150834

Re: BOB'S BITS

He understood better than anyone the point of being alive. Candida Green, about her father and, perhaps, herself. We know that “On the day that she was one// There were apples in the sun// And the fields long wet with rain// Crumply in dry winds again.” The poet, Patrick Kavenagh, actually wrote tho...
by Stanley
22 Sep 2018, 09:10
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 121
Views: 1148

Re: Shed Matters 3

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17844/medium I used my head yesterday after nearly being run over, it shook me up... This morning I had just over an hour in the shed with one goal, getting a bit of shape into the pillar for the regulator handle. This included threading a s...
by Stanley
22 Sep 2018, 07:02
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8738
Views: 385786

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Tom, you are getting very close with the first suggestion but you're not there yet.
by Stanley
22 Sep 2018, 07:00
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2638
Views: 148590

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I still have some donkey stones.......
by Stanley
22 Sep 2018, 05:03
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2721
Views: 137662

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Trust you........
by Stanley
22 Sep 2018, 05:02
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8738
Views: 385786

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

First part yes China but the extra bits aren't for foot operation. There is another reason......
by Stanley
22 Sep 2018, 05:01
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 359
Views: 34965

Re: Mobile Phones

Big Brother is watching you.......
by Stanley
22 Sep 2018, 03:58
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2433
Views: 172879

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Yes China but not the Steam Age, we still use turbines now even when atomic power produces the heat to raise steam. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/2427/medium Some mills installed turbines, this one is at Elk Mill, Royton, part of Shiloh Spinners, in 1927. It drove the sha...
by Stanley
22 Sep 2018, 03:39
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 929
Views: 68184

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I started on Woodward this morning. We are in the run up to the election and looking inside Trump's campaign and it's a nasty spectacle. Largely Steve Bannon at the moment. Not people I would welcome as house guests!
So far the book is reading well......
by Stanley
22 Sep 2018, 03:36
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2638
Views: 148590

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/11191/medium I spotted this rag and bone man in Salford in 1979. Unusually, he is pushing a hand cart instead of the usual pony and cart. The point of this pic is to ask if anyone remembers 'Street Cries'? The rag and bone men used to shout ...
by Stanley
22 Sep 2018, 03:27
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3395
Views: 230516

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/3768/medium This is just outside the manor at Demesne on the Gisburn to Long Preston road. If you see a building shaped like this you are looking at a toll keeper's cottage. It was often accompanied by a gate across the road and is where the...
by Stanley
22 Sep 2018, 03:08
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2721
Views: 137662

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

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When I was a lad this was drilled into us and I have never forgotten it. I always practice it. Problem is that a speeding idiot in the rain who isn't looking can negate it!
by Stanley
22 Sep 2018, 02:55
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8738
Views: 385786

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

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Can you tell me what's different about this well made brass door bolt?
by Stanley
22 Sep 2018, 02:42
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5613
Views: 271615

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Steak pudding and peas for dinner, Scotch egg and peas for tea with nuts and an apple.
by Stanley
22 Sep 2018, 02:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7814
Views: 356726

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

We have a tour guide amongst us Sue.....
Hope to get in the shed, I think I am OK after yesterday's alarums and excursions!
I've started the day well, just written an article for the BET and it's not 7AM yet!
by Stanley
22 Sep 2018, 02:39
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 606
Views: 16203

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Ian, I was so angry all I did was inform him of his shortcomings! "Perhaps you were fortunate that he missed you." That'll be right P! I was back in bed by 11 and slept like a log for three hours, better than A&E. Funny thing is there is nobody more careful then me when crossing the road. I still do...
by Stanley
22 Sep 2018, 02:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 977
Views: 81120

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

That's the story of summer on a graph!

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