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by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 12:31
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2498
Views: 163921

Re: BOB'S BITS

'I love the Westerns . . . It seems to me that movement against a background is the basis of the cinema.'' Dilys Powell. Lovers of ancient Greece are ‘philhellenes,’ and one of the greatest of them (in my time) was Elizabeth Dilys Powell, born in Shropshire on July 20, 1901. In her 20s and 30s, she ...
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 11:32
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10098
Views: 436295

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

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by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 08:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10098
Views: 436295

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Whole nutmegs.
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 06:36
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10098
Views: 436295

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

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Maz mystery
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 06:11
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10098
Views: 436295

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Any reason for Atkinson Maz?
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 05:31
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1614
Views: 101820

Re: GOOD TV

I watched the BBC programme on Brexit and thought it was a very fair summary. It seems to me it was telling the truth, a rare commodity in anything connected with Brexit.
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 05:29
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1103
Views: 79470

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I've started on 'God's Playground'. Fascinating stuff second time round but it's a demanding read, you have to stay alert!
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 05:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 475
Views: 43284

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

I applaud the news of the pay rises for essential public service personnel but deplore the fact that it has to come out of existing budgets. This is madness and storing up even more problems for the future.
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 05:26
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6194
Views: 300069

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Good, you can tidy your recycling bins up...... :biggrin2: Yesterday I had steak pudding and mixed veggies for dinner with some of the new batch of sauce I made which is essentially onion gravy with added tomato. I had the same for tea but with a small pork pie. I'm cooking cauli and cabbage as I wr...
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 05:23
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10098
Views: 436295

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

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This a mystery even to me. I like this image but have no idea who the old cock is. Anyone any ideas?
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 04:28
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1077
Views: 30858

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

The rain came in yesterday at 09:00, never heavy, it was just scattered showers all day. At 20:30 last night the flags were damp and we had broken cloud but it was not raining. First thing this morning the flags were damp but it was dry with a light breeze. I've just looked outside and we have 100% ...
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 04:17
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3203
Views: 171691

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I like the historical transport videos you can find on Youtube and am amused by the fact that the vehicles I used to drive and the roads I used are now regarded as history. I suspect I would be lost in a modern HGV cab!
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 04:14
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: THE MONASTIC GRANGE 02
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: THE MONASTIC GRANGE 02

Thanks Wendy, I think it's a valuable oversight. I have never seen anyone attempt it before. Lots we don't know of course but it fills in some blank spots in the record.
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 04:12
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 742
Views: 58826

Re: Wildlife Corner

:good:
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 04:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4077
Views: 191609

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Whatever they used on me it was very thorough!
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 04:09
Forum: DVLA
Topic: Driving Licence Application
Replies: 86
Views: 1049

Re: Driving Licence Application

:good:
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 04:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6790
Views: 311800

Re: POLITICS CORNER

" Until Baroness Hayter give a full account of what she actually said then we shall never know the truth." She did that as far as I was concerned in her R4 interview P. I watched the programme on Brexit last night that was broadcast the night before. Everything confirmed what has always been my opi...
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 03:44
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3370
Views: 162299

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Jack always sniffs my pee, if he had a reaction I would recognise it! At one time I had a lingering bout of Cystitis that plagued me for years, sometimes it was so bad it felled me to the floor, that's why I always have sympathy for any woman that has it. I have been there and it is the worst pain I...
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 03:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9188
Views: 403576

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Living as a singleton, waste management is no hassle. I put what is allowed in the recycled, card and paper in a separate bin and everything else goes in the waste. It takes me about six weeks to fill a bin and I only put them out when they are full, never noticed any smell, largely because apart fr...
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 02:44
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3940
Views: 260433

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

"School run is an absolute nonsense for the majority." Quite right Ian, as are most trips to the shops..... https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/19012/medium I love forgotten corners like this image. These men would be tacklers and perhaps twisters also, working class aristocra...
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 02:24
Forum: Volunteering Opportunities
Topic: Blood Donors
Replies: 180
Views: 23885

Re: Blood Donors

Do you get a bonus for having a bigger arm?
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 02:22
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10215
Views: 493641

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Cathy, no the changes aren't necessary, they are just a fashion statement. Anyone who is offended by manhole has a problem that mucking about with syntax rules and spelling won't cure! Just to put myself firmly outside the Pale.... I once heard a Harrison and Page driver refer to a load of baled san...
by Stanley
20 Jul 2019, 02:05
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4875
Views: 353504

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I agree with Tiz, double quotation marks are for speech, single for text or what I call the 'raised eyebrow'. Just noticed, if you have it at the end of a sentence and use a full stop it doesn't flag. I shall continue to ignore it. No other problems to report..... Later, the Metropolitan Police repo...
by Stanley
19 Jul 2019, 12:14
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2498
Views: 163921

Re: BOB'S BITS

Muffin the Mule, Peregrine the Penquin, Katy the Kangeroo, and Oswald the Ostrich. British children of a certain age, now in their 70s, will remember a Mule called Muffin. He appeared on the BBC almost with the birth of television and had his own show for about a decade ending in 1956. His raft of s...
by Stanley
19 Jul 2019, 07:37
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: THE MONASTIC GRANGE 02
Replies: 2
Views: 43

THE MONASTIC GRANGE 02

THE MONASTIC GRANGE 02 Last week we established that Barlick was a grange of Kirkstall Abbey from 1152. It was different from most other Cistercian granges in that it was the whole of the Manor of Barnoldswick and this was probably why it escaped the general prohibition of granges more than one day’...

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