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by Stanley
21 Jun 2018, 14:19
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2062
Views: 146055

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: 2576
Views: 150873

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: 5220
Views: 257710

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: 1538
Views: 99106

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: 2470
Views: 140175

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: 2513
Views: 127576

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...
by Stanley
21 Jun 2018, 03:44
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2315
Views: 165622

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

We set off from Dordrecht with John driving and soon came to the slip road on to the motorway. I need to mention at this point that I was very worried about the way John secured Annie on the trailer, I had been trying to convince him for a long time that nylon straps with ratchet tighteners were a f...
by Stanley
21 Jun 2018, 03:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7414
Views: 329868

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I see the sense in your plan Sue. I shall stop interfering with your knicker management!

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I plugged the steam passages in the base of Newton's cylinder with two brass slugs and soldered them in. Slowly forward with the new plan!
by Stanley
21 Jun 2018, 03:10
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3252
Views: 218923

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

That's correct P, it passes under the drive just inside where the lodge used to be.

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Here's the 1892 map.
by Stanley
21 Jun 2018, 02:55
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5426
Views: 254519

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

All the indications are that greater discipline over carbs is working. I am losing weight slowly and that's what I want. As I have often said my fighting weight when I was in my prime was 168lbs. Allowing for loss of muscle as I age I reckon it should be about 160lbs now but it has been as high as 2...
by Stanley
21 Jun 2018, 02:42
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 468
Views: 11429

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

I'm glad to hear that Wendy but we could still do with a good soak overnight! Nothing is suffering at the moment but we are on a knife edge. Yesterday turned out quite nice later and at 21:00 we had a clear sky, a light breeze and it was dry and cool. This morning the sky is clear, it's dry and agai...
by Stanley
21 Jun 2018, 02:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 319
Views: 32164

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

I think it's the old Bevanite argument about controlling the strategic heights of the economy on a slightly smaller scale. Little discussed but I think a scandal in the making is the outsourcing of decommissioning and clean up of old nuclear installations. Private eYE HAS BEEN MAKING SOME INTERESTIN...
by Stanley
21 Jun 2018, 02:28
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8704
Views: 409308

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

You may well be right Tiz and I wouldn't argue against your contention. Alcohol is far more damaging than cannabis and half the legislators are addicted to it. The brewers have become the dealers. I heard about the mother's company but they issued a statement to explain that they sold the safe versi...
by Stanley
21 Jun 2018, 02:22
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8410
Views: 359953

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Now this is annoying! I have seen this somewhere and it is escaping me. Is it connected with safety at sea for mariners. Was it a refuge for stranded fishermen?
by Stanley
21 Jun 2018, 02:16
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2104
Views: 146060

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

'Cripple' was in common usage when I was a lad to describe someone who was hampered by disability and I think we still use it in phrases like 'he was crippled by arthritis'. As for the etymology of the word I found this: "Old English: from two words, crypel and crēopel, both of Germanic origin and r...
by Stanley
21 Jun 2018, 02:12
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3857
Views: 305140

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Isn't Oneguy wonderful........
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 14:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5220
Views: 257710

Re: POLITICS CORNER

‘’Is that what is wrong with democracy: the voters are mainly clueless?’’ I agree with Richard and for the same reasons. That's why I resort to comparisons with history, I find them as good a guide as any when trying to assess policies. Either that or I employ broad principles as in ' The ideas tha...
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 13:21
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2062
Views: 146055

Re: BOB'S BITS

The well-taught philosophical mind// To all compassion gives;// Casts round the world an equal eye,// And feels for all that lives. Anna Letitia Barbauld. Modern feminism has been a liberating force, not only for contemporary women. It has liberated the dead, women whose literary, scientific, or art...
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 09:03
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2576
Views: 150873

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17234/medium I only managed an hour in the shed, first because I was late in there and second.... well you'll see! I have been thinking about how I get steam into the engine. In traction engine mode this is direct from the boiler to which it...
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 07:02
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 468
Views: 11429

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Good!! :good: :good:
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 07:01
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5426
Views: 254519

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Sorry if I mislead you, that was the blood test before that threw up the kidney problem. The last blood test was looking at kidney related readings only and not the hba 1c. I reckon the one before was reflecting my carelessness over carbs which I have largely addressed so let's wait and see what the...
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 06:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5220
Views: 257710

Re: POLITICS CORNER

She's a smart cookie P!
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 06:46
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 468
Views: 11429

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

We have quite heavy fine rain at the moment. I hope Wendy is getting it as well!
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 05:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 319
Views: 32164

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

See THIS Times report of the handing of the fire fighting contract to Capita. This despite the firm having the highest risk rating. It would appear that they have learned nothing from the Carillion affair.
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 05:42
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3252
Views: 218923

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Where the railway passes in front of Gisburn Park, now a private hospital, the owners of the house insisted that it should pass through a tunnel so it was hidden from view from the house. Those were the days when the landowners had the whip hand!

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