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by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 13:46
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2633
Views: 167471

Re: BOB'S BITS

"We believe that African and Oriental wrongs have but to be made manifest in order that they may be righted." Duse Mohamed Ali, in the 'manifesto' of the African Times and Orient Review, 1912. The issue of race in writing and casting drama (plays, movies, TV) has been near or at center stage since t...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 09:23
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10739
Views: 453810

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Not sure what you mean P. There is snipping and cutting involved. I'd say the kit was 19th century.
by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 09:20
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 444
Views: 16901

Re: Shed Matters 3

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/19394/medium I started the day by changing chucks, I need the 4 jaw independent this morning. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/19393/medium As Newton said, "Grab hold where you can!" There's nothing accurate to work ...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 06:39
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10745
Views: 513290

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Back into the vest Liz?
by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 06:38
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1202
Views: 83087

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I forgot to say I finished Fleming on Tuesday and by the end I was thoroughly fed up with it. Outdated and sexist with some surprising descriptive errors. I am getting more demanding in my old age. I have gone back to Arthur C Clarke, starting with '2001'. Different kettle of fish altogether and I a...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 06:33
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1286
Views: 35603

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Cold but dry yesterday and it promoted a very heavy leaf fall despite the lack of wind. 20:00 it was dry under a partially clouded sky with a light breeze and very cold. First thing this morning it was calm, dry, overcast and cold. It was the same when we went for our walk and though not windy, it w...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 05:30
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5061
Views: 361840

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

This 'people' hates the idea!
by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 05:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 133
Views: 2194

Re: Seen in the News

I suspect we will hear a lot more of this as the enquiry moves into the next stage Tiz. David, I agree basically. What I was imperfectly trying to convey was that having a separate unit to heat sub zero air for the cabin would be heavy, space consuming and expensive in fuel use. I called the present...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 05:22
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013
Replies: 499
Views: 33468

Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

More likely to be a cock-up I think Tiz. I'm sure they will get round to it....
by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 05:21
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1706
Views: 106105

Re: GOOD TV

I understand that but my admittedly over-critical brain refuses to allow me to suspend disbelief. That spoils the plot for me. No enjoyment = no viewing. One funny story about the war. The most frightening and violent explosions I ever heard (Until I first fired a 17pdr) was the noise of the battery...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 05:13
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3450
Views: 179918

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I suppose the bottom line is that the screen isn't reality and experienced advisers on these matters are getting very thin on the ground. Even our leaders got it wrong at times. The scene is the live firing range at Trawsfynydd in Wales in 1955. A 17pdr is using solid shot APCBC rounds to zero the s...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 04:58
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 444
Views: 16901

Re: Shed Matters 3

It was a rough trade David, and dangerous! I remember a conversation I had with the CEO of Renolds when they shut the Holcroft Foundry in Rochdale. He said that anyone running a foundry here was mad when all the problems could be exported to China. That's the source now for all but very specialised ...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 04:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7395
Views: 327722

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I agree that Corbyn would have done well to at least acknowledge that his personal choice would be Remain, as I suspect it is. His old Europhobe stance has evaporated now he has had a look though the furnace door. Johnson is using the Trump tactic of bluster and lies to excite the populist tendency ...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 04:27
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1235
Views: 93596

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Tiz, I got that, I was aiming at China.
by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 04:23
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10739
Views: 453810

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Who used these specialised tools?

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by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 04:13
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4147
Views: 271021

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/4398/medium I did this pic of the railway bridge on the Skipton Colne line in 1982. They must have thought it needed a bit of support! Is it still there or has it been demolished? a Long time since I was down on Foulridge Wharf. https://www....
by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 03:59
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6446
Views: 309312

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Sounds good Ian as does yours Kev. Home made bread is the thing I miss most in my diet these days and yes, occasionally, like Kev, I crack and have a bit. Maz the cooking I was thinking of isn't boiling, that's the beauty of it, I think a typical temperature is 70C and you need a special water bath ...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 03:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4305
Views: 200074

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

The more you tell us the more I realise how lucky I am China. When I got stir crazy I discharged myself and got into a load of trouble for a while until people realised I was fine. I wouldn't have dreamt of doing it if I had been in your situation. Ian is right of course, hang on in there. I have ev...
by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 03:40
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3710
Views: 171633

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Soft cotton knickers are excellent for soaking up oil and rubbing down Maz!
Today's tip. Watch The One Show tonight at 7pm. Daniel Meadows gets a mention.
by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 03:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9927
Views: 421269

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I've seen family rifts Sue and you are right, they are nasty. I've also experienced personally the vulture syndrome that can affect families when someone dies, that can be just as distressing. I am reminded of Eartha Kitt, "If I can't take it with me I ain't gonna go!" https://www.oneguyfrombarlick....
by Stanley
21 Nov 2019, 03:20
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10745
Views: 513290

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Liz, that really is a spread of temperatures. Glad we don't have that. (And the bush fires...)
Maz, lovely story, glad it worked!
Tiz, Is that true? Even your own money? If so, it doesn't surprise me!
by Stanley
20 Nov 2019, 12:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10739
Views: 453810

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

You got close Gloria but China has it, lead-beater's tools. Mainly flashings etc on roofs.
by Stanley
20 Nov 2019, 12:32
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2633
Views: 167471

Re: BOB'S BITS

"Censure strikes hard at women, while men, the true agents of trouble, hear no reproach." Euripides, Electra, circa 413 BCE. Like most historical clichés, the “Victorian double standard” is not quite right, as can be demonstrated by revisiting the notorious divorce case (in London, in 1885) of Crawf...
by Stanley
20 Nov 2019, 10:07
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 444
Views: 16901

Re: Shed Matters 3

Steam engines of all sorts need far less attention to valves, packings and glands than you think. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/19389/medium First job was to cut the rope grooves. I measured up and calculated and the centres are .218 apart and the depth .120 to get 1/8" w...
by Stanley
20 Nov 2019, 09:30
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10739
Views: 453810

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Be brave! :biggrin2:

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