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by Stanley
14 Aug 2018, 10:16
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2637
Views: 156200

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17615/medium Back into muck-shifting. Notice that I have made another change of tool. Old shafting like this is a moveable feast and I don't know why but this piece is difficult, not free-cutting at all no matter what I do. The worst symptom...
by Stanley
14 Aug 2018, 05:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1638
Views: 130570

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

See THIS Guardian report about the ongoing scandal of pension scams. The figure quoted for last year is £23million but this is certainly an underestimate as all the scams aren't reported. Possibly because so many are ashamed that they were taken in so easily. Another of Cameron and Osborne's policie...
by Stanley
14 Aug 2018, 05:32
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 550
Views: 13896

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Yesterday was dull and at 21:00 the sky to the east looked very threatening indeed! But we had a west wind and it's moving away from us. First thing this morning we had broken cloud, a light breeze and it was dry. This was the same when we went out for our walk. The high cloud was bright and rosy as...
by Stanley
14 Aug 2018, 05:22
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 656
Views: 72641

Re: PET'S CORNER

They did the same with me Wendy or rather tried to. They asked how I was going to pay and I told them the same way I had for the last 60 years as a customer, by cheque when the treatment has finished. There was no mention after that...... Whe3n I see Gillian for the last time she will give me a prin...
by Stanley
14 Aug 2018, 05:17
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5532
Views: 264299

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

P....... it's all right for flat bellies like you....... The necessity for sausages to be available for Jack's ABs means that they are a natural for me as well. I had a sausage with mixed veggies and the onion and tomato for dinner. Same for tea but with some of Jack's dog food as well. A few nuts a...
by Stanley
14 Aug 2018, 04:15
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8925
Views: 425900

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

How good it was to get back into the full morning walk after a fortnight of short walks. Good for me as well!
by Stanley
14 Aug 2018, 04:12
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 268
Views: 4945

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Mother swore by the Burberry Coat! I don't think they ever wore out..... I remember we used to get them at a shop called Lekerman's in Underbank in Stockport and what fascinated me was that there was a system of containers on elevated wires and the money could be fired directly into the cashier's bo...
by Stanley
14 Aug 2018, 04:07
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2379
Views: 169611

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

In the days before refined mineral oils Castor Oil was very valuable. The last use I saw in engines was in speedway bikes which had a dry sump JAP engine and a constant loss system. The Distinctive smell of Castrol Oil 'R' still brings back memories of Belle Vue. The Name 'Castrol' derives from the ...
by Stanley
14 Aug 2018, 03:09
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3333
Views: 225168

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Interesting map Tiz, I've bookmarked the site. That pattern in the features striking SW to NE is the Craven Fault. Limestone to the north and predominantly Millstone Grit to the south. Barlick in the 19th century was a very active quarry town and exported a lot of stone to Lancashire; limestone beca...
by Stanley
14 Aug 2018, 03:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7649
Views: 345465

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

No but it won't happen. Haven't even seen the Dog Warden, only one for the whole of Pendle.....
by Stanley
14 Aug 2018, 03:00
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2641
Views: 132695

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I'd never poison a dog, it wasn't the dog's fault.
by Stanley
14 Aug 2018, 02:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5390
Views: 267355

Re: POLITICS CORNER

"The whole uproar is just a diversion away from real political issues and designed to get Boris on the front pages before he slides into obscurity." Quite right P! That's a shocking report Tiz. They should have included time wasted on smart phones...... Oh, and waiting in traffic or for late trains...
by Stanley
14 Aug 2018, 02:51
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.
Replies: 107
Views: 1348

Re: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.

That's interesting. At one time there was a persuasive theory that lower than usual trace levels of manganese was a precursor to BSE. There was very little in this area.......
by Stanley
14 Aug 2018, 02:48
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8574
Views: 374019

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Marvellous how little they have changed over the centuries.......

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It's a knife but what's special about it?
by Stanley
14 Aug 2018, 02:39
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2558
Views: 144630

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Yup, that's him. I can remember when they were on Rainhall Road.....
I have it in my mind that half the shop on the Square used to be the PO, is that right?
by Stanley
14 Aug 2018, 02:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2027
Views: 137533

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Lots of pressures for it David and after my experiences I can see why. Variable tariffs will come one day I'm afraid. They won't stop 'improving' the service.I noticed how the £ has dropped and is it any wonder imported gas prices are rising?
by Stanley
13 Aug 2018, 13:16
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2123
Views: 148554

Re: BOB'S BITS

A knighthood makes you different, doesn't it? I don't want to be different. Frederick Sanger, ca. 1983, quoted in his obituary (2013). Frederick Sanger won his first chemistry Nobel in 1958 for unraveling the molecular structure of insulin and, for good measure, detailing its differences among sever...
by Stanley
13 Aug 2018, 09:29
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2637
Views: 156200

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17606/medium The first job today is a repeat of yesterday but for the opposite face. I'm reaching the point where I have resharpened my favourite HS cutter so many times and modified it for different jobs that I have reached the stage where ...
by Stanley
13 Aug 2018, 06:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7649
Views: 345465

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Probably. I wish our Neighbour From Hell would go..... (They own the dog that almost killed Jack)
by Stanley
13 Aug 2018, 05:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2739
Views: 153140

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

No! Just hang in there, it will pass! Give him my best.....
by Stanley
13 Aug 2018, 05:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 348
Views: 33632

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

See THIS BBC report on the announcement of a new policy to end rough sleeping in the next 9 years. Like many of the established charities that work to help these people I am not reassured. There is no indication of where this money is coming from, are they simply moving the dackchairs round and raid...
by Stanley
13 Aug 2018, 05:18
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3333
Views: 225168

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

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The new frontage of the shop in Cooperative Street as it is now.
by Stanley
13 Aug 2018, 03:54
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 550
Views: 13896

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Yesterday lived up to the forecast, dull, very mild and mainly dry. At 21:00 it was 100% overcast, mild and dry. First thing this morning it was calm, mild and dry but just a few drops of rain starting to fall. I've just looked out and it is the same but bone dry. The glass is down again slightly on...
by Stanley
13 Aug 2018, 03:45
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2641
Views: 132695

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

The recent hot and dry weather means that moisture levels in any wood exposed to the weather is as low as it will ever be so it's a good time to paint or otherwise treat any gates, sheds and fences. The wood will take up whatever you put on perfectly. Nothing tidier that a freshly treated garden shed!
by Stanley
13 Aug 2018, 03:37
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2379
Views: 169611

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

In many ways, engine maintenance was a minor activity once everything was adjusted and a good routine set in place. The key to that was good lubrication intelligently applied, regular testing of the boiler water and most of all a good relationship with my firebeater. I have commented many times on w...

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