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by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 13:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 952
Views: 79419

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

John Burlison sent me this 1912 clipping from an NZ paper...... I think the word is prescient.

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by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 13:30
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2130
Views: 148960

Re: BOB'S BITS

Although the Turk is not called Christian He did not burn anyone for the faith As the Papists do, every single day. Translated from a Dutch revolutionary song, late 16th century. In 2018, with Donald Trump in the saddle and too many of his supporters convinced that “religious freedom” gives them the...
by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 08:16
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2645
Views: 156824

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17656/medium A bit of careful setting up in the 4 jaw, start with a centre drill and poke a 3/16" drill through. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17655/medium The target is .519" so the next thing was to poke a 1/2" ...
by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 06:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7677
Views: 347495

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I share your distrust of myself and my ability to identify them Sue. Better safe than sorry!
by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 06:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 349
Views: 33855

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

See THIS BBC report on the failure of management at what was Winson Green Prison in Birmingham. This is not the only prison in trouble, think Liverpool and Exeter, it is simply that it has reached crisis point and was not functioning at all, conditions are beyond dreadful. The government will disput...
by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 05:43
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5542
Views: 265601

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I was wrong about the carbs, I'd forgotten I had a currant teacake. I had that for dinner with chutney and grated cheddar cheese. Tea was a steak pudding and peas. I have no nuts or chocolate so the top up for the small bowl was half a bowl of Muesli and an apple.
by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 05:41
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2648
Views: 133500

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

If you can't get on with the darker mornings, tough. It's that time of year when an overcast morning delays true daylight by at least an hour and it's depressing! Nothing we can do about it.... Mind you, it's my 83rd winter and I still dislike it!
by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 04:47
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3343
Views: 225974

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

I've never got on with fishing Ian. The biggest thing I ever had on a hook was a large, very ugly fish off the rocks near the watermill on Eigg, luckily it escaped. I have never seen anything as frightening face to face in my life. God knows what it was but it had teeth! I'm not sure if it still app...
by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 04:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5420
Views: 268713

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Queen Elizabeth..... quite! A Russian spokesman did say that it was a splendid target. Brexit...... no official pronouncements beyond the fact that Mrs May rules out any rerun of a public vote..... How dare she? It's quite obvious that a change of opinion is in the air and it seems to be directed ag...
by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 04:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2778
Views: 154055

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Hang in there Ian.......
by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 04:13
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 929
Views: 76129

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Good one Tiz......
by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 04:09
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2572
Views: 145250

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Here's a bit from me memoirs about weight handling...... " Looking back it was marvellous experience and I could handle everything that was thrown at me. I can tell you what the hardest work was, it was a toss up between loading sugar beet pulp at Brigg and Plate Maize at Hull. The beet pulp from Br...
by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 04:00
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2389
Views: 170172

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Tate's motion was very popular at one time and worked by closing the main steam stop valve by a powerful spring fitted on the valve wheel that you wound up every time you opened the valve. There was a peg on the front you could knock out to activate the motion manually but the trigger was again elec...
by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 03:20
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 275
Views: 5283

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

I rather think Piggy was played in Hebden Bridge but I've never come across it in Barlick. Knurr and Spell was the biggy round here especially in Colne.
by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 03:16
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 933
Views: 77548

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

I once did a Summer School in Modern History at NYU and all the papers were multiple choice, the first I had ever seen.... When the papers were marked the very small but fierce Jewish Professor took me out into the corridor, pinned me to the wall and asked why I had ticked multiple answers. I told h...
by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 03:05
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3916
Views: 316012

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I like that, mainly because just for once the estate agents are the good guys!
by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 02:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7677
Views: 347495

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

There are fungi on the Green Wendy, as you say, just right for them. Young Tooley who had the barner's shop in Earby was noted as the biggest liar in Earby. A man went in one day with a mushroom 6" across and said to Tooley "I'll bet you've never seen one as big as this". Tooley told him he'd picked...
by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 02:50
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8599
Views: 376001

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I love big draught horses. Not a big one but I worked with this one.

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Dick at Greenbank in 1956.
by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 02:47
Forum: Photography
Topic: Photography Nuts & Bolts
Replies: 333
Views: 33079

Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

It's magic Kev....... Here's a pic with plenty of colour in it. Jess' wedding in Embu cathedral on Saturday. There is hope for race relations yet!

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by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 02:41
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 669
Views: 72942

Re: PET'S CORNER

I like that image Sue. Jack always comes up sometime during the night and sleeps next to my head. It must be an old pack instinct kicking in and in the wild dogs look after each other as to many social animals. Did you see the news item about the Orca that carried it's dead calf round for a couple o...
by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 02:37
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 558
Views: 14262

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Nice pic Wendy and it sums yesterday up nicely. At 21:00 it was overcast and dry, same this morning. The glass is up at just over 1014mb. The forecast is for another overcast day but brighter and dry. The constant west wind will be light and the high 18C and low 14C. Barlick summer. 06:25. Back from...
by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 02:33
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1271
Views: 83811

Re: GOOD TV

David, I agree about Monty Don........
by Stanley
20 Aug 2018, 02:30
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8955
Views: 428128

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

How tall is the other bloke!
by Stanley
19 Aug 2018, 13:46
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2130
Views: 148960

Re: BOB'S BITS

The best children’s writers know that they are writing for the child in the adult, and for the adult in the child. Barbara Wersba. I’ve always felt that the best children’s literature is suitable reading for adults: e.g. The Wind in the Willows or Charlotte’s Web. But there is an undefinable ‘innoce...

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