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by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 13:00
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 297
Views: 11539

Re: Shed Matters 3

better than it did on my kitchen table. Has Her Majesty passed it?
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 12:57
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2369
Views: 160925

Re: BOB'S BITS

Fullness of knowledge always means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance. Robert A. Millikan. Robert Millikan is remembered chiefly for his clever experiments which proved the theories of others, e.g. the electron theory of J. J. Thomson, the photoelectric equation of Albert Einstein, an...
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 09:41
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2368
Views: 168079

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I think I must have misspent my youth. I was reminded this morning of SWALK. If you don't know what it is, it's the 'coded' initials many a love-lorn correspondent printed on the back of the envelope of a letter sent to a loved one. Unfortunately that triggered off the following, and I apologise bef...
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 07:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3751
Views: 184243

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

That's good news. Just the result I want on the 15th of April!
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 07:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6231
Views: 300690

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Later, we are used to rumours swirling round Brexminster but this morning they reach new levels as some sections of the Tory Party appear to be rounding on Theresa May and demanding that she should go immediately. I know she is 'resilient' (just plain bloody stubborn actually) but if something doesn...
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 07:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8552
Views: 390172

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sounds like a plan Sue.
I am wondering whether to go in the shed for an hour but at the moment I don't feel like doing anything energetic.....
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 07:38
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: BAPTIST CHAPEL 03
Replies: 0
Views: 17

BAPTIST CHAPEL 03

BAPTIST CHAPEL 03 Last week we left Mr Bennett with his flock worshipping in Bethesda as the 'Independent Baptist Church' and in possession of the Old Chapel. Mr Wilkinson and his flock were in New Laithe on Rainhall Road. Mr Wilkinson was pastor until 1877 when he was succeeded by the Rev. N Richar...
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 07:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6231
Views: 300690

Re: POLITICS CORNER

No! And please don't try to attribute any such thing to me.
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 04:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6231
Views: 300690

Re: POLITICS CORNER

That's not very helpful China and typical of the sort of stuff that was put out in Project Fear which is what landed us in this hole in the first place. Best to keep quiet and watch what happens I think.
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 04:17
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3703
Views: 251324

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/6426/medium German POWs at White House Farm, Elslack. Not sure of the year but it could have been after the war. They were probably better off here than at home in those immediate post war years when Germany and the much of Europe was in tur...
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 04:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1850
Views: 144030

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

I note that we still have frequent adverts on TV for high interest loans and credit cards and the infamous 'Lifetime Mortgages'. One wonders what the consequences are going to be after Brexit. The way things are going the accountants and liquidators are going to be very busy.... Call me an old pessi...
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 03:55
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2991
Views: 165111

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

At Harrod's Farm we had a cast iron bath but it was in the kitchen . I can't remember what the source of hot water was, all I can remember is that the kitchen sink was the only place in the house with running water so all washing was done there. The water supply for the house was from a well outside...
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 03:36
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5903
Views: 292355

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

200gm of sweet herring pickle for dinner and shock horror, a pizza for tea. 20gm of dark chocolate and nuts after, no apple.
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 03:34
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3099
Views: 155801

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

All sorts of 'penetrating' oils are sold but one of the most effective is to apply heat to the frozen bolt or screw and then melt tallow on to it. A paraffin wax candle end is almost as good. Then more heat. In the case of a woodscrew, use a soldering iron.This is very effective and cheap!
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 03:30
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: POW CAMPS
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: POW CAMPS

Perhaps their need was greater than his Wendy......
The Hindenburg did a lot of 'diverting'. Later it was found that as suspected they were taking aerial photographs of England for the German Intelligence Services, the Abwehr.
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 03:22
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 918
Views: 27180

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

I'm sure Col will look after them OK if there is a cold snap. You'll feel the difference in Exeter. I always noted how late and cold we are here when I was tramping round in the wagon. We're as far behind when it comes to Spring as anyone, and that includes the North of Scotland. Yesterday was dulle...
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 03:01
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1480
Views: 97637

Re: GOOD TV

Never heard of it Gloria. What channel?
Watched Mother father son and it is dire, I am only watching to see if it improves.......
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 02:59
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9760
Views: 479025

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I remember reading the section on Easter in the Book of Common Prayer during sermons when I was a choirboy.... I didn't understand Golden Numbers then and I don't now.... Diamond Geezer needs to get out more. We all have a touch of OCD, Ian and I are not in that bloke's league. Ditched the Damart ve...
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 02:51
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9537
Views: 423772

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Thank god for that, you have it Tiz. They are the Rawldrill bits that were used with a holder to drill holes in masonry before tungsten tipped bits and hammer drills. (I like 'Faulty Drier!)
Next one?
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 02:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1118
Views: 89346

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Meanwhile we piss about wasting time on a hare brained Brexit.....
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 02:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6231
Views: 300690

Re: POLITICS CORNER

It was OK at dinnertime yesterday when I voted. The email to confirm was slow but I had it this morning, 2,278,000 responses to date. It won't trigger a vote, they haven't time but it might perhaps be noticed. Is it the biggest e-petition ever? It looks to me as though May has caved in to her hard l...
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 02:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Change of Gallery Functionality
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Change of Gallery Functionality

I hadn't noticed. Perhaps I never use that function?
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 02:34
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Bikes You Have Owned and Loved
Replies: 47
Views: 3517

Re: Bikes You Have Owned and Loved

I have only ridden pillion twice and each time I was so scared I just froze......
by Stanley
22 Mar 2019, 02:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8552
Views: 390172

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I wish we had the full tithe map for Barlick Christian.... Happy hunting!
Shopping day today. Handover of cannon to Kev and then more Mantel I think.
Itching to get her over and then into Whitaker!
by Stanley
21 Mar 2019, 12:38
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2369
Views: 160925

Re: BOB'S BITS

"If we develop proportionately when adults as [we did] in childhood, we should all be geniuses." Goethe. Great musicianship was often a family affair, which is one explanation for the child prodigies that infest music history. Amongst them, Charles Hallé gave his first public concert aged 4. Living ...

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