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by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 16:38
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2200
Views: 152097

Re: BOB'S BITS

The point is, my friends, there's no use being theatrical. None whatever. Anton Chekhov to the cast of The Seagull, in rehearsal, 1896. In brilliant studies published four decades apart, H. Stuart Hughes and William Everdell argued that European intellectual culture was transformed before the ‘Great...
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 07:16
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 640
Views: 17721

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

I've just noticed a patch of white frost on the roof of the house opposite which must have a well insulated loft. So we have a grass frost.....
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 07:13
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8856
Views: 392852

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

You are getting far too good at this China. Thanks for keeping stum!
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 07:12
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4038
Views: 325707

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Updates are all very well but I have just had a nasty moment. I was sending some emails out which required attachments and the menu for doing this was missing from the header. Eventually after trying several options I shut down and reloaded everything. No different! So I started studying..... I got ...
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 06:35
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3435
Views: 233485

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

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by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 05:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1695
Views: 135369

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

I've just been listening to a very plausible financial expert on Today who surprised me when he said that due to low interest rates and lack of regulation of banks emboldened by the 2008 bail-out, there is twice as much high risk debt in the system as there was in 2008. Can this possibly be right? T...
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 04:13
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2461
Views: 175002

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

I was learning fast! Apart from the sheer number of water power sites and the variety of industry they served there were other consequences as well. Have a look at THIS website. As waterwheels gave way to more efficient turbines they were very rapidly taken up by the industry and Kendal became one o...
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 03:49
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 947
Views: 69231

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I'm sorry to say that this third volume of Last Lion has deteriorated into a task rather than a pleasure. Still very informative and I enjoy the research but it's not what you'd call a good read......
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 03:46
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8856
Views: 392852

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

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Berry's sawmill at Sough in 1989. Can anyone tell me what is unusual about this scene. The mill was driven by a gas engine and shafting.......
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 03:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 360
Views: 35545

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

THIS report is well worth a read. Just one more example of how the really important aspects of society are being starved of funds and ignored while our leaders concentrate on what they believe to be the really important things like Brexit. Have we completely lost sight of the priorities? Who cares ...
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 03:34
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3435
Views: 233485

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Mention of Tommy Fitton the bookmaker brought this little incident from me memoirs to mind..... "Gilbraith’s at Accrington were the Leyland Motors agent and did our heavy repairs, at one point I took HYG in for new king pins. I mention this because there was a curious coincidence which is worth a me...
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 03:14
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2761
Views: 140333

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I know that some people would say I was obsessed with my sink and toilet and they may be right! However, I have a very clear sight of what is important and don't waste any time on being an obsessive compulsive cleaner. In some matters you would probably think I was a bit of a slut! I think that's to...
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 03:01
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 640
Views: 17721

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Another decent day and at 19:00 the sky was clearing and it was dry and cool with a light breeze. First thing this morning crystal clear sky, dry and calm, still the same now. The glass has jumped to 1023mb and is still climbing I think. The forecast is for clear skies and sun all day. The very ligh...
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 02:52
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5664
Views: 276108

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Two sausages and one fried egg for dinner and Fish, sweet potato chips and peas for tea. Nuts for afters.
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 02:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5608
Views: 279722

Re: POLITICS CORNER

In the absence of a miracle all we can do now is wait. One consequence of course is that time is too short now to do any of the work needed when we eventually know the size of the rabbit which looks like December. They all go off for Xmas then and it begins to look like a stay of execution for a whi...
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 02:46
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: A SENSE OF PLACE.
Replies: 16
Views: 216

Re: A SENSE OF PLACE.

Lovely memories and I can share in all of them except for the miners, my workers were mill lasses in headscarves. I can still hear the shunting locos giving a burst of barks as they pushed a string and all the buffers clashing and all the old chain couplings clinking in the railway yard near us in S...
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 02:34
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9159
Views: 446869

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I've invested in the Highland Spring now P. It will be OK I think...... they are aware of the problem and will perhaps give me some leeway.... It's coming to a pretty pass when these matters assume importance! I heard something on R4 that grabbed my attention, it was in a medical programme in the af...
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 02:28
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2681
Views: 150960

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

They must have changed the system or it was different in the army in UK. When I passed the Army driving test, just a drive out to a pub with the MT sergeant, I was given a form to take to Colchester Town Hall and got a full license. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/6052/medi...
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 02:16
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 950
Views: 79268

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

That could so easily be a true story....... Like all the most dangerous cons, dead simple.
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 02:14
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2195
Views: 156191

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I'll stick to my woman's hour.... such a common sense programme...
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 02:11
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 586
Views: 50487

Re: Wildlife Corner

The minions will deal with it........
I see they were in Dubbo, that's where my dad was born......
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 02:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2067
Views: 143725

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

I was offered a smart meter in the early days and accepted. I have never had any problem with it but agree with David, it doesn't actually save you money. The problem I had with the billing and the enormous debt was nothing to do with the meter, it was their computers and I suspect I wasn't alone. T...
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 01:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7898
Views: 364621

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sue.... and I have mint! Wendy, it couldn't have landed in a safer haven. Susan and Mick pick me up at 09:45 and we go to Stockport for the day. Jack is spending the day with the girls at Earby and will stay there tonight as we have an early start for Airedale tomorrow. He's quite happy with his bit...
by Stanley
18 Oct 2018, 01:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3009
Views: 162971

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

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by Stanley
17 Oct 2018, 12:40
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2200
Views: 152097

Re: BOB'S BITS

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,// Great chieftain o the puddin'-race. Robert Burns, "Address to a Haggis." For those benighted souls who can’t see that the whole can be greater—or nicer—than the sum of its parts, “excellent haggis” is an oxymoron, and searching for it the wildest and most futile ...

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