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by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 11:16
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2990
Views: 175613

Re: BOB'S BITS

"I wonder why an alleged gentleman should give his first loyalty to ordinary seamen." Bligh to Christian, "Mutiny on the Bounty", 1962. I saw the film Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) when it came out and, unaware that critics had damned it, thought it rather good. I came away disliking Captain William B...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 08:28
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 761
Views: 26329

Re: Shed Matters 3

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/21128/medium The first job was to put the crank right, the bit of shaft sticking out was fouling the con rod. I was going to simply file it off but I decided to do it the right way, get it in the lathe and clean it up properly. I'm glad I di...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 07:58
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13013
Views: 482497

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I did that Gloria and yes you're right. Well at least you got a different image!
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 07:26
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 369
Views: 50428

Re: Marine Engineers

It was a brutal system and rife with corruption. If you hadn't bought the foreman stevedore a drink in the wet canteen you didn't get a ticket at the call out the following morning. But I'll agree about the system, all that time queuing on the Dock Road and then inside the dock. Many a time they wou...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 07:18
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where Have You Just Been?
Replies: 424
Views: 39070

Re: Where Have You Just Been?

Yes, I have to agree. Sorry I doubted your memory. :biggrin2:
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 07:16
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13013
Views: 482497

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

You clever bugger! Dead right, seen on my way out to Long Island in the 80's It sold duck eggs.
Now put a new one up?
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 07:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12143
Views: 448465

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Morning Sue. As usual I am having a breather after an hour and a half in the shed. Part of it doing my least favourite thing, woodworking! It's so messy, that's why I only do it in dry weather so I can be outside on the welding bench in the yard. Anyway it's done now and I shall report later. Now fo...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 05:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 815
Views: 13337

Re: Seen in the News

On World Service this morning. A report of dogs working at airports to identify Covid positive travellers from sweat and saliva samples. The results were amazing, identifying positives the normal quick test missed and having an accuracy rate of close to 100%. It takes the dogs only a minute to give ...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 04:59
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7029
Views: 322164

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Sausage and eggs for breakfast. Mutton stew and veggies for tea but I didn't eat all of it, too many interruptions at teatime. All of them welcome but distracting.
By the way, Stuart delivered half a sheep for the freezer, we will not starve!
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 04:56
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4735
Views: 287870

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Over the years I have watched the refurbishment of the fast food shop at the corner of Railway street. I have lost track of how long the current refurb has been in progress, all I can say it is the most extended building job I have ever seen! They are getting close to a finish now and one would expe...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 04:48
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1914
Views: 46550

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

That could be right Cathy! We are almost a little community, the early workers and the early dog walkers. Yesterday was wet and gloomy, at 20:00 it had stopped raining. First thing this morning it was calm and cold with a clear sky and a heavy dew. I've had my early walk and it is clear and very col...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 04:09
Forum: Site Donations
Topic: OGFB Finances September 23rd 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 95

Re: OGFB Finances September 23rd 2020

No, don't do that! We need him here looking after us. :biggrin2:
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 04:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8439
Views: 342730

Re: POLITICS CORNER

There must be a limit to how far Trump will be allowed to go rogue. I hope we are reaching it. We are in a surreal situation with him at the moment. Is there a similar tide moving here? I am thinking in particular about the Cummings factor. If you are of a sensitive disposition do not read this week...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 04:03
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3783
Views: 189070

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Exactly Ian, it gets to be automatic. Surprising how many people can't believe that it's possible.
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 04:01
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Site Outage 19th - 22nd September
Replies: 43
Views: 244

Re: Site Outage 19th - 22nd September

Good man Ian!
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 03:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1489
Views: 100841

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Yes, I listened to all of them. It reminded me of the Book 'Magic Mineral to Killer Dust' which exposed the lies Turner Brothers told for decades about the dangers from Asbestos. Worth seeking out and reading. Also look up Acre Mill near Hebden Bridge. (LINK)
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 03:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1283
Views: 110511

Re: OBITUARIES

Wonderful David.... Look at the link I put up for his book, 'Pictures on a Page'. A giant of a man and he did so much good. (He also fell out with Murdoch and resigned, a good recommendation in my opinion!)
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 03:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5113
Views: 214856

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Wonderful service Peter. I am so glad for you. I talked to Susan about stress etc. yesterday. (She knows about these things!) She agreed and said that she wouldn't doubt my conclusion. Being settled and content is perhaps the best medicine! Have you been listening to Book of the Week on R4? 'End of ...
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 03:40
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1431
Views: 99105

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

A wonderful man. I'd recommend his book, 'Pictures on a Page' here's one for £9 on Biblio. LINK. It's become the bible on the subject.
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 03:24
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12119
Views: 537366

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Thanks Tiz. I've done that and will look at it later....
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 02:57
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 369
Views: 50428

Re: Marine Engineers

You're right China in many ways but never forget what conditions and pay were like under the casual labour regime. They were forced to make a living wage anyway they could. That doesn't excuse the level of theft but it's worth bearing in mind.
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 02:55
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13013
Views: 482497

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Huh! I think I've sussed you lot out. That's one of my pics and not on the web so Google image search won't find it!
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 02:52
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4552
Views: 187579

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Perhaps I'm just a mucky pup! Something to do with oil and the shed?
by Stanley
25 Sep 2020, 02:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1619
Views: 18504

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

David, thanks for that news. I think you're right and it's needed as well. Have you seen how the graph for the National rate of infection is climbing? Not good and of course those figures always lag behind reality.

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