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by Stanley
18 Feb 2018, 14:07
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 1928
Views: 138697

Re: BOB'S BITS

I am proud to confess my indebtedness to scores of friends, with hard hands and black faces, who toil at laborious tasks in mills and forges. Harry Brearley, on receiving an award for his discovery. Back in the day, the phrase “Sheffield Steel” had a ring to it, so when young Henry Shaw arrived in S...
by Stanley
18 Feb 2018, 14:04
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 134626

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

From my experience you'll be fine with them.
by Stanley
18 Feb 2018, 07:14
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 134626

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

I doubt whether I will get in the shed this morning because of household duties. However, there is an ancillary matter I'd like to raise which may be of use to some of you. Many a time you'll find a good lump of a machine at a good price but the drawback is that it has a 3 phase motor and very few h...
by Stanley
18 Feb 2018, 06:43
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 857
Views: 58680

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I finished the L&Y Railway book. Full of information. Particularly interesting is this map of the L&Y network in 1929. Lots of useful information here!

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by Stanley
18 Feb 2018, 06:23
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1138
Views: 71357

Re: GOOD TV

I suffered the rest of Requiem in the vain hope there would be some sort of resolution. The mish mash of Dennis Wheatley, the Omen and Hammer Horror didn't improve. More loose ends than a broken tow rope! Still, I have crossed it off my list.
by Stanley
18 Feb 2018, 05:30
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 239
Views: 4269

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

The second half of the day was mainly dry. At 21:00 last night there was a light SW wind, it was dry and the cloud was breaking. First thing this morning we had a clear sky, light wind and no frost. It was dry but the flags were damp, there has been a light shower in the night. It's still clear and ...
by Stanley
18 Feb 2018, 05:19
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3080
Views: 200287

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

We often forget that apart from being on the watershed between the Ribble and Aire basins and also that we have a very handy geological feature running just north of the town centre. Quarries north of that are limestone and those to the south are gritstone. Limestone is thin on the ground in Lancash...
by Stanley
18 Feb 2018, 05:03
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5088
Views: 230312

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Nice Maz.....
I had a Scotch Egg and sprouts for dinner and meat pie and sprouts for tea. No afters.
by Stanley
18 Feb 2018, 05:01
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1210
Views: 84215

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

I thought the original theory was dye in the wallpaper emitting Arsenic but I think that has now been questioned..... I do remember that his doctor excised his penis after he died and took it home with him. It was very small.......... Funny what some people regard as acceptable practice.
by Stanley
18 Feb 2018, 04:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7000
Views: 293788

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I get that problem as well with my engines Ian!

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This is where I am up to but today is free leccy day so I might not get in the shed, too many household duties!
by Stanley
18 Feb 2018, 04:55
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: THE GREYSTONE INN
Replies: 6
Views: 56

Re: THE GREYSTONE INN

:good:
by Stanley
18 Feb 2018, 04:54
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 817
Views: 65627

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

:good:
by Stanley
18 Feb 2018, 04:53
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2303
Views: 113018

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I've heard about them before but never seen it happen. I once saw a tide of rats in Manchester and have never forgotten it. They were abandoning the stables in the old London Road Station which was being redeveloped. There were thousands of them! I was on the way though Manchester on my way to Londo...
by Stanley
18 Feb 2018, 04:46
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2163
Views: 154966

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Nice. They were a happy family and he was no duck egg! Robert Aram was a frequent visitor and often stayed the night as he had a lot of interests in the area. One weekend he came with a serious purpose and with Daniel in tow we all went across to Middleton near Manchester to meet his steeplejack, Pe...
by Stanley
18 Feb 2018, 04:38
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2278
Views: 126991

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

The Sten had one serious fault that was not mentioned in the article. The recoil mechanism worked by having a heavy breech block with the firing pin on the front of it and detonation of the cartridge in the breech drove the block back against a spring in the body ejecting the spent case as it went b...
by Stanley
18 Feb 2018, 04:28
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8380
Views: 366749

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I did that at Rochdale once when I had the big blue Granada Ghia. I unlocked the car and got in only to find out it wasn't mine! It was an identical model. Evidently when worn the door keys of one of them fitted all the others. I made a swift and unnoticed exit! I solved the mystery of 'Requiem'. Th...
by Stanley
18 Feb 2018, 04:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4908
Views: 231085

Re: POLITICS CORNER

"Unfortunately not everyone reads the OG site." Good job they don't P as it would take all the fun out of it! The continuous attack on Jeremy denotes only one thing, that they are as worried as hall because of his success. I listened to T May doing her schoolmarm bit at the conference. Her first bi...
by Stanley
18 Feb 2018, 04:12
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7985
Views: 318074

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

You've got a good memory China. Here's another clue.

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by Stanley
18 Feb 2018, 04:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2511
Views: 132675

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

No doubt you are all right...... :biggrin2:
by Stanley
17 Feb 2018, 10:40
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 134626

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/16540/medium First little job was to restock my metric drill boxes and put them all away. Yes, I got ten of each because that way they are cheaper! Some of these were over £1 each on Kennion's site.... https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app...
by Stanley
17 Feb 2018, 10:08
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 1928
Views: 138697

Re: BOB'S BITS

Fame lulls the fever of the soul. Joaquin Miller. In May 1893, from California, Mattie Brokaw wrote to her former teacher Mary Kerr (my great-grandfather’s spinster sister, in Edwardsville, IL). Mattie had gone out west to work at an Indian school, had done well at the qualifying exams, and while sh...
by Stanley
17 Feb 2018, 09:54
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 584
Views: 66632

Re: PET'S CORNER

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Jack has all his chairs at home! He knows the benefit of a bit of sun and if there is any about he will get into it. I caught him yesterday taking in the rays....
by Stanley
17 Feb 2018, 05:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2511
Views: 132675

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

After only two days I am benefiting from using Earex. Just goes to show that simple maintenance pays!
by Stanley
17 Feb 2018, 05:15
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3080
Views: 200287

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Something Jack Platt told me when I was interviewing him for the LTP on his work in the quarries (See 'Rock Solid' in Stanley's View) was that as the quarries on Salterforth drag were developed, large waste heaps built up lower down the hill on the north side and when Kelbrook New Road and the impro...

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