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by Stanley
22 Jun 2018, 13:28
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2063
Views: 146141

Re: BOB'S BITS

Do not wish me happiness. I don't expect to be happy. . . . Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all. Anne Morrow, 1928, to a friend on her engagement. Donald Trump’s racist definition of Americanism and his sloganeering about “America first” has led some to compare hi...
by Stanley
22 Jun 2018, 10:00
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2577
Views: 151053

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17255/medium I told you I was going to have a look at the regulator. Newton had never got round to grinding it in. Not the easiest place to get at! By the way, apologies to Newt, he had elongated the hole in the valve so that it can float on...
by Stanley
22 Jun 2018, 06:27
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: BANKING IN WEST CRAVEN 02
Replies: 0
Views: 18

BANKING IN WEST CRAVEN 02

BANKING IN WEST CRAVEN 02 We are continuing looking at the growth of banks in Barlick. No account of financial and business matters in the town in the 19th century can be complete without taking note of the rise of William 'Billycock' Bracewell. He came into Barlick from Earby early in the century a...
by Stanley
22 Jun 2018, 06:16
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3253
Views: 219157

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/1963/medium This 1717 map of Bracewell shows one of the open field systems on Heber. We forget now that this was the accepted method of allocating farmland to tenants on an estate like that at Bracewell. Some plots were allocated to support ...
by Stanley
22 Jun 2018, 06:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5223
Views: 257969

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Later..... I know many of you think I have an unreasonable downer on Chris Grayling but have a read of THIS BBC report of the latest verdict on the privatised Probation System which was 'masterminded' by Mr Grayling when he was Justice Secretary and has been under criticism ever since. Will somethin...
by Stanley
22 Jun 2018, 04:27
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2316
Views: 165736

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

We had to drop the trailer, draw the tractor out of the way, drop the neck to the floor, load the roundabout and lash it on the neck. While they were doing the lashing I was trying to lift the neck back up far enough to get the tractor hitched up again. We had been having a problem with the hydrauli...
by Stanley
22 Jun 2018, 04:14
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2514
Views: 127736

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

The simple tip about lubrication of zips reminds me that the same technique can improve other matters in the house. For instance, if you have a curtain pole with rings supporting your drapes, try polishing the rod with a good wax polish. You'll be surprised by the improvement. A bit of lubrication i...
by Stanley
22 Jun 2018, 04:09
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2471
Views: 140272

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Mother's efforts to set me on the right road didn't stop with Sunday School. She enrolled me in the choir at St Martins when we lived in Norris Avenue when I was about 8 years old and made sure I transferred to St Paul's on Heaton Moor when we moved up there. I was there until my voice broke at abou...
by Stanley
22 Jun 2018, 03:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2647
Views: 147824

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

All very true Tiz. Unfortunately 'life is a terminal disease'. (R. D. Laing) We haven't found a cure for that one yet! (And it's an STD as well!)
by Stanley
22 Jun 2018, 03:49
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3858
Views: 305365

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Russ. Have a look at Ubuntu and consider the possible benefits. It's a different level of home computer use.
by Stanley
22 Jun 2018, 03:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Family Matters
Replies: 1539
Views: 99237

Re: Family Matters

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by Stanley
22 Jun 2018, 03:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 321
Views: 32198

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

Yes I have Tiz and I think it's a very balanced assessment. No politician is perfect and Corbyn and his allies are no different in that respect than the others but I find his directness very refreshing, there is less of this quality in the Tories! I suspect there is a cat fight going on at the momen...
by Stanley
22 Jun 2018, 03:38
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5427
Views: 254857

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I am constantly impressed by the level of intelligence and expertise I find on the site. I am absolutely certain that any progress I have made is as much due to listening to what you lot say as on medical intervention. There is a place for both of course and all I have to contribute to the current d...
by Stanley
22 Jun 2018, 03:28
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 469
Views: 11474

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

It was a lovely clear day and we got the full benefit of all the daylight on offer! At 21:00 it was clear, dry and cool with a moderate NW wind. First thing this morning still the same and I have just popped my head out, a few wisps of high cloud in the east but nothing to impede the sun yet. The gl...
by Stanley
22 Jun 2018, 03:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5223
Views: 257969

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Always a pleasure to read your posts Richard..... There never was a cake-and-eat-it option. is a good example why. You have a knack of putting your finger directly on the spot! I hear what you are saying about the dangers of self-identification as being in favour of staying in the EU but as Martin L...
by Stanley
22 Jun 2018, 02:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7419
Views: 330371

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I sympathise with Mrs T! All part of the bigger picture of falling standards right the way through society. I know that sounds like a typical Old Fart's complaint but unfortunately it's a fact. We see it every day from heads of state right down to the treatment of displaced persons. Shopping today b...
by Stanley
22 Jun 2018, 02:10
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8708
Views: 409772

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Very true Tiz. Janet had a very good palliative nurse and was at home and well supported. I warned the kids that we would get to that stage and that when the time came it was the best for Janet. They were all very sensible and what could have been horrendous was a vary peaceful letting go. Some cond...
by Stanley
22 Jun 2018, 01:50
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8415
Views: 360379

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Not about the tower but the fishing boats.... If you punch this LINK in on Youtube it's a series about a young lad rebuilding a very similar boat, 'Tally Ho', a yacht based on a pilot cutter and very similar to the ones in the pic. If you like big woodworking this is well worth looking at!
by Stanley
22 Jun 2018, 01:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 967
Views: 83904

Re: OBITUARIES

Sorry to hear that. I met him once. We were talking about when he won his VC and he said it was all a big surprise, "he just went mad for a few minutes".
by Stanley
21 Jun 2018, 14:19
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2063
Views: 146141

Re: BOB'S BITS

Coincidences are the puns of destiny. Arthur Koestler. One reward of these anniversary notes is to find the odd and often utterly fortuitous interconnections of life. Take for instance the birth anniversary of the astronomer Max Wolf, born in Heidelberg on June 21, 1863 and destined to become profes...
by Stanley
21 Jun 2018, 09:46
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2577
Views: 151053

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17246/medium I started by giving the regulator box a good inspection and assessment. My plan is still to introduce the steam supply to the regulator box. There is of course an alternative, mill the box off completely , blank off the ports an...
by Stanley
21 Jun 2018, 05:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5223
Views: 257969

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I note that after a concentrated schmooze attack on the rebels, relentless whipping and no doubt fear of losing jobs the Brexit Bill was passed last night and the Lords have indicated that they are content to let it go, they have made their point. The only concession is that in the event of no deal ...
by Stanley
21 Jun 2018, 05:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Family Matters
Replies: 1539
Views: 99237

Re: Family Matters

Margaret seems to be on the road to recovery. All stitches out and her consultant is pleased with the healing. She won't get the new receiver for about 3 weeks but then she'll have fully bionic hearing. A bit of a miracle really.
by Stanley
21 Jun 2018, 04:02
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2471
Views: 140272

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

One major difference between today and 80 years ago is the place religion had in our lives. My father reckoned he was a Buddhist as he had once been saved by a Buddhist priest when he was in the gutter in the South Seas. Mother was chapel and made sure I went to Wycliffe Sunday school every Sunday, ...
by Stanley
21 Jun 2018, 03:54
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2514
Views: 127736

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Today's tip. Have you ever had a zip, especially the fine plastic toothed ones, that was sticky? Get an ordinary tallow candle and rub the teeth of the zip on both sides until you can see tallow in the teeth. Then work the zip back and forwards to distribute the tallow and coat the inside of the sli...

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