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by Stanley
19 Apr 2018, 12:32
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 893
Views: 61513

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I was informed on April 4 that 'The Surgeon of Crowthorne' was dispatched and would be with me by April 9. It never came. One of the good things about Amazon is their complaint resolution. I reported the non appearance of the book and within an hour had a response from the seller, apologising, refun...
by Stanley
19 Apr 2018, 12:27
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 1994
Views: 142030

Re: BOB'S BITS

A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people. Frederick Douglass. The Quaker witness against slavery may have begun when George Fox traveled to Barbados in the 1670s to tell masters that their slaves were human beings and should be treated...
by Stanley
19 Apr 2018, 09:18
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 377
Views: 7934

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

We've just been out for our late walk and it is a beautiful morning! First shirtsleeve walk since last 'summer'. Don't lose sight of the fact that this is unusual weather and can't be expected to last but isn't it wonderful!
by Stanley
19 Apr 2018, 08:42
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2475
Views: 140413

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/16852/medium The design committee came up with a scheme. The first thing is that I need all the length I can get on the spigot at the back of the breech so I need to turn that down on the same centre as the existing metal. I could have made ...
by Stanley
19 Apr 2018, 05:16
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2562
Views: 138857

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

They've found something else for us to worry about, 'multi-morbidity' which is the condition of suffering two or more threats to health at the same time. See THIS Guardian report....
by Stanley
19 Apr 2018, 04:09
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5240
Views: 239339

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Had the legs and wings of the chicken for dinner and the rest of the meat on two oven bottoms with stuffing for tea. I grilled 4 sausage and popped them in the slow cooker with the last of the veggies, that'll see me through the day!
by Stanley
19 Apr 2018, 04:07
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2415
Views: 118999

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Resist the urge to wash hard to dry items like loose covers on the first summer day. Just enjoy the ride!
by Stanley
19 Apr 2018, 04:06
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 377
Views: 7934

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

It was a bit slow to get out yesterday but when it did is was a lovely afternoon. At 21:00 the sky was clear, there was a gentle SW breeze and it was dry and mild. This morning first thing the sky was still clear but it was mild and dry, it's still the same and getting light. The glass is steady on ...
by Stanley
19 Apr 2018, 03:54
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2379
Views: 132787

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Looking back, I have never had a life-plan that worked. The farming was scuppered by getting called up for National Service and then father going blind. Everything after that happened by chance until I started reading again and finished up at Lancaster. I have been lucky in that all my choices turne...
by Stanley
19 Apr 2018, 03:17
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2232
Views: 159336

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

William Dugdale wasn’t a quitter, despite knowing he was up against the most powerful industrialist in Barlick he wiped his face and bought a piece of land above the canal bridge which already had a building on it described variously as a warehouse or bobbin mill which I suspect had been built by Wi...
by Stanley
19 Apr 2018, 03:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5061
Views: 242052

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Who'd be a Brexit negotiator..... The Lords voted to establish a customs union on Brexit, this included 24 Tory rebels. I suspect they have realised that this is the only way to solve the question if Ireland's borders......
by Stanley
19 Apr 2018, 03:11
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3175
Views: 207958

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

I've just noticed something in that pic. Some kids are carrying brief cases, I wonder if they are the equivalent of schoolbags? I've seen them before but never clocked what they could be.
by Stanley
19 Apr 2018, 03:09
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1180
Views: 75122

Re: GOOD TV

Kev told me they can sometimes drop out of synch and the cure is to switch both plugs off, switch on the one accepting the router signal and then do the same with the output end. They automatically re-establish contact which is what would happen if there was a power outage I suspect.
by Stanley
19 Apr 2018, 03:04
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 544
Views: 45126

Re: Wildlife Corner

I suspect we shall have an influx later this week.
by Stanley
19 Apr 2018, 03:02
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8520
Views: 384598

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

That's why I never lend books (except to outstanding friends....) I'd rather give them away.
Margaret and Mick will be somewhere near Dubai......Acceptance letter for BG settlement ready for the post this morning. The complaints system worked better than their account management computer!
by Stanley
19 Apr 2018, 02:55
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8199
Views: 334744

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Good one Tom. Next for shaving?
by Stanley
19 Apr 2018, 02:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 1944
Views: 126298

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

They didn't like it, in fact they suggested that I should have noticed I wasn't paying enough. I had to point out that nobody could understand their arcane billing system. My job is to burn the energy and pay the bills, their's is to manage the payments system. The actual 'error' was that along with...
by Stanley
19 Apr 2018, 02:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7202
Views: 307804

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

The seedlings will catch up Sue, they'll grow like weeds. Nature has a way of compensating. Maz, she has a cleaning robot called Bob..... A carronade is a type of cannon made at the Carron Iron Works in Scotland. It used a smaller charge of powder for a big cannon ball, an 8" ball weighed 68lbs, and...
by Stanley
18 Apr 2018, 12:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 1944
Views: 126298

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

The BG complaint is settled. They have admitted they were at fault and given me a substantial credit.
by Stanley
18 Apr 2018, 12:29
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 1994
Views: 142030

Re: BOB'S BITS

When April with its sweet-smelling showers// Has pierced the drought of March to the root,// and bathed every vein . . . Geoffrey Chaucer, ca. 1400. In their apparently ceaseless quest to provide us with new perspectives, literary scholars get up to the oddest things, amongst which one of the oddest...
by Stanley
18 Apr 2018, 08:35
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2475
Views: 140413

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/16847/medium When I started this morning I knew I had to work on the breech end of the gun so I repositioned it in the chuck to give me maximum access. Then it became a muck-shifting job. Note that I was trying, I was bringing blue chips off...
by Stanley
18 Apr 2018, 05:43
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8199
Views: 334744

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

He's got it Tom! Do we let him off for stonework?

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by Stanley
18 Apr 2018, 03:48
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3175
Views: 207958

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/10301/medium It's always worth looking at these old images of Barlick. This is Church Street around 1900. It was full of useful shops that were busy, all your needs from food shopping to a watchmakers and a tinsmith were on this picture. The...
by Stanley
18 Apr 2018, 03:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5061
Views: 242052

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The sad record of this government has taken a further blow with the fall out from the Windrush affair. It's generally agreed that their moral authority has been damaged and T May is being reminded of the speech she made to Party Conference as Home Secretary when she promised the Tories that the Home...
by Stanley
18 Apr 2018, 03:20
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2232
Views: 159336

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

We don’t devote a chapter to Barnsey Shed over the canal from Moss Shed because there were no great dramas there. Newton did tell me one story though, there was a falling out do between the engineer and the management and Newton was contacted one night and asked to go down and run the engine. He’d d...

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