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by Stanley
20 Jan 2019, 08:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8319
Views: 381255

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Busy busy busy! You are an example to us all Sue. I've been caught up in domestic matters and cooking so far this morning.....
by Stanley
20 Jan 2019, 07:43
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9201
Views: 411177

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It's one of the first generation of energy saving bulbs.
by Stanley
20 Jan 2019, 06:12
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1369
Views: 94252

Re: GOOD TV

I'm enjoying a Ronnie O'Sullivan fest at the moment. Today he's in the final of the Masters against Judd Trump at 14:00. Guess where I will be!
by Stanley
20 Jan 2019, 06:09
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 382
Views: 12516

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

I have spoken to her severely and tweaked her again this morning on Whatsapp.
by Stanley
20 Jan 2019, 06:08
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1289
Views: 102526

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

I heard a debate on Farming Today yesterday between the leader of the main organisation promoting Veganism and a very forthright farmer who held her own but she was up against what I see as the 'Evangelist Syndrome'. The man refused to accept any criticism of their tactics or aims and demonstrated n...
by Stanley
20 Jan 2019, 06:02
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5818
Views: 286947

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

The last of the lamb stew for dinner. Tea was half the mashed veggies plus mushy peas and a steak pudding. I put a bunch of beef steak in the slow cooker with just water and salt and pepper. I shall cook it thoroughly and freeze half of it for a future base.
by Stanley
20 Jan 2019, 05:11
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2972
Views: 150130

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Today's tip is that if you like snooker and enjoy a good match, watch O'Sullivan v Trump on BBC today from 2PM.
by Stanley
20 Jan 2019, 04:43
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9201
Views: 411177

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

No? Try this one.....

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Barlick Station in 1960 just before it was all swept away. Can anyone tell me what the small hut in the bottom right corner was for?
by Stanley
20 Jan 2019, 04:32
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 810
Views: 23606

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Dull and damp yesterday but we never got wet. At 20:00 it was overcast, light breeze and damp but not raining. This morning first thing light rain had just started, I've just looked out and it has persisted but very light. The glass has risen during the night to 1009mb. The forecast is for the rain ...
by Stanley
20 Jan 2019, 04:22
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2855
Views: 159321

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

In earlier times when I was on tramp in winter, especially the horrible winter of 1962 ( LINK ) I used to pinch a pair of Vera's tights and wear them. They made a big difference! That reminds me of a coal merchant I once encountered at Causeway Foot on the way into Halifax. He had 4 daughters and sa...
by Stanley
20 Jan 2019, 04:14
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3580
Views: 244321

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

It was Ticker and not Tricker...... My memory was false. Still thinking about road surfaces.... https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/4426/medium This fan pattern of small setts in Newtown (The paviors called the pattern Durex) is different than any others in the town. They are g...
by Stanley
20 Jan 2019, 04:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1791
Views: 141039

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

It appears that Janet was right all those years ago when she told me that the merchant banks she worked for were all places where the senior management, who had no understanding of what the IT processes were or the damage that could be inflicted on their business by outdated technology and cunning a...
by Stanley
20 Jan 2019, 03:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5969
Views: 292062

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Both Tiz and JC have a perfectly reasonable point of view. Are we all wreckers?
If there is a wrecker on the plot, my candidate is T May. When will she grasp the fact that her deal is dead in the water? How can she be forced into that. She's as bad as Trump and his Wall.
by Stanley
20 Jan 2019, 03:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8319
Views: 381255

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

They are forecasting snow for Tuesday, my Airedale appointment....

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More progress on the cannon I hope.....
by Stanley
20 Jan 2019, 03:27
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2302
Views: 163368

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

"So why Rossendale? Why not." The most common reasons for a clustering in an area was a familial or occupational connection. Think Huguenots and silk weaving in Spitalsfield, London. There could also be a religious reason, think along the lines of Moravians in England.......
by Stanley
20 Jan 2019, 03:21
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9516
Views: 465368

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

A nice visit by Margaret. We sorted out to hospital trips, a trip to Ilkley for new shoes and lunch and our visit to Ursula and Richard Drinkall. Social calendar is getting full! 97 year old.... Did I hear a report yesterday that he had been see driving without a seat belt since the accident? Later,...
by Stanley
20 Jan 2019, 03:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3564
Views: 176877

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

It's progress Maz, stick in there!
by Stanley
19 Jan 2019, 13:39
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2293
Views: 157982

Re: BOB'S BITS

The fact that someone is dead may mean that they are not alive, but doesn’t mean that they do not exist. Julian Barnes, Levels of Life, 2013. Britain’s New Fiction Society no longer exists and doesn’t even merit a Wikipedia entry, but as long as it lasted we were members and profited from it. Though...
by Stanley
19 Jan 2019, 10:03
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 275
Views: 9222

Re: Shed Matters 3

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/18368/medium Today is axles and wheels. I have decided to put the axles on crossways, they will be out of sight and crossing the grain so they strengthen the carriage. Easy to make the actual axle ends fit the wheels as well. I happened to h...
by Stanley
19 Jan 2019, 07:10
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 810
Views: 23606

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Ah! Thanks for that Kev, I hadn't noticed the move.
by Stanley
19 Jan 2019, 07:09
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9201
Views: 411177

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Bugger! He's right..... As punishment, put another up!
by Stanley
19 Jan 2019, 06:31
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: ROLLER SKATING
Replies: 7
Views: 57

Re: ROLLER SKATING

It's a pleasure Cathy.....
by Stanley
19 Jan 2019, 06:29
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2855
Views: 159321

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Clothing has changed in so many ways. 50 years ago the preferred protection against cold weather was woollen underwear and one of the main brands was Chilprufe. (The Brand name has survived, see this LINK for the history) I used to get my wool vests at a lady's outfitters on the row where Bontofts O...
by Stanley
19 Jan 2019, 06:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5969
Views: 292062

Re: POLITICS CORNER

There is no political news worth mentioning, May continues the 'time out' ploy and insists that the no deal option is essential to pressurise the EU. Corbyn is a wrecker of course. When does steadfastness become blind stubbornness? Meanwhile the clock ticks.....

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