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by Stanley
21 Jan 2018, 15:32
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 1891
Views: 137543

Re: BOB'S BITS

Bob says thanks for the link. Lt. Willa Brown, Aviatrix, Maker of Pilots. Title of an advertising broadside put out by the US government's Office of Emergency Management, circa 1943. Today in Black History, one of my favorite websites, has today as the birth anniversary of “William Brown-Chappell, p...
by Stanley
21 Jan 2018, 08:16
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2371
Views: 132635

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

The shed is going to suffer today lads. I'm up to my neck in cooking, washing and house cleaning! Someone has to do it! Free leccy of course.....
by Stanley
21 Jan 2018, 06:39
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: JOHN CAPSTICK
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: JOHN CAPSTICK

I was buttonholed yesterday by Janet Capstick's husband. He told me how well the piece had gone down with the family. It's lovely to be able to touch people's lives and make a little bit of difference to them in their grief. John was a very much loved man!
by Stanley
21 Jan 2018, 05:27
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2130
Views: 153680

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

You seem to be enjoying this. If you want a permanent record and more pictures go to Lulu.com and search for my books. What you are reading is from 'Stanley's Story Volume Three'. With the rope race sorted, clearing of the site went on apace and Norman finished on time. I think Coates finished up ow...
by Stanley
21 Jan 2018, 05:19
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 196
Views: 3342

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

There was quite a lot of sun yesterday but it was a cold wind. At 20:00 last night we had a cold wind, dry with broken cloud. This morning we have freezing fog and everything is icing up including untreated surfaces. I've just looked out and it is the same, ice is building up nicely! I think it will...
by Stanley
21 Jan 2018, 04:55
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3024
Views: 197949

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/3780/medium These old stables in Butts, snapped in 1982 and since demolished, were a busy corner every working morning and on Sundays as well of course, you can't switch horses off! There were market gardens next to them and I think a lot of...
by Stanley
21 Jan 2018, 04:51
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5036
Views: 227213

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Scotch Egg and veggies for dinner. Meat pie peas and veggies for tea with stewed plums and cream for pudding. Only complaint is that it was so good I ate too much!
by Stanley
21 Jan 2018, 04:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6913
Views: 288509

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Hard luck Sue.... When I hear things like that I am reminded that my life, while it has been dangerous at times, has been a doddle compared to some. I hope you get rid of it quickly. Eat raw onions!!
Today is cooking and washing on free leccy! A bit of shed if I can manage it.....
by Stanley
21 Jan 2018, 04:45
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 780
Views: 64481

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

I love it!
by Stanley
21 Jan 2018, 04:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7900
Views: 312729

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Dead right Maz. I use it to search Jack for fleas in summer..... Next one? I have happy memories of Newbiggin.... Jack, the old pit deputy with his 'serstificate' from the NCB for 50 years underground nailed on the coal shed door in the back yard..... https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gall...
by Stanley
21 Jan 2018, 04:36
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 846
Views: 67902

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

A friend of mine was murdered in Trinidad Tripps. Sensible move! See THIS for a report of Lynette's death. She worked at Granada and lived in Altrincham when I knew her. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/16325/medium Lynette visiting at Addingham in 1987. A lovely woman, such...
by Stanley
21 Jan 2018, 04:19
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Winged Heroes
Replies: 402
Views: 49916

Re: Winged Heroes

I like that image. The Spitfires won the glamour competition but the Hawker Hurricane was the workhorse and because of its construction was more easily repaired than the Spits and got back in the air. I also like the fact it's work stained...... Another fact that's almost never mentioned is that bec...
by Stanley
21 Jan 2018, 04:12
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8304
Views: 360780

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

He'll get my vote as usual. He is the epitome of what a local councillor should be.
by Stanley
21 Jan 2018, 04:02
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2232
Views: 125228

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

That technology was still in use in the 1930s and 40s. I remember the paviors laying granite sets and sealing them with hot gas tar by pouring it into the joints after they had been put in place. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/2506/medium A smaller version at Masson Mill i...
by Stanley
21 Jan 2018, 03:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4810
Views: 227169

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I heard a US political commentator giving an interesting take on the first year of Trump yesterday. His line was that Trump was actually being very effective in changing US politics because his policies are so outrageous they force people to think and oppose. He cited various examples, one of these ...
by Stanley
21 Jan 2018, 03:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2463
Views: 130578

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Whatever! If it worked.......
by Stanley
21 Jan 2018, 03:43
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2248
Views: 111232

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I once had a long and interesting conversation with John Wilfred Pickard who was a GP in Barlick. He assured me that it was possible to contract VD from a lavatory seat if the conditions were right and always opened the door handles in public toilets with his hand in his sleeve.
by Stanley
21 Jan 2018, 03:39
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 571
Views: 66126

Re: PET'S CORNER

That's above and beyond Julie. Good on you. Amazing how quickly they can open a wound up if it's itching...... I hope she heals quickly!
by Stanley
21 Jan 2018, 03:35
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 1891
Views: 137543

Re: BOB'S BITS

I've passed the message on Peter....
by Stanley
20 Jan 2018, 14:58
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 1891
Views: 137543

Re: BOB'S BITS

It is far easier to see that one deserves a whole loaf than that it is one's duty to give it away. Anne Jemima Clough on women's desire for university education and on the university's reluctance to give way on the issue. The Clough family of Liverpool produced two of Victorian England’s outstanding...
by Stanley
20 Jan 2018, 10:48
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2371
Views: 132635

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/16320/medium I didn't quite level with you yesterday. When I was skimming this side off I started too deep and left a bit of a scar. But not much will show once it's installed under the bed, not terminal! Today I want to get the anvil to fit...
by Stanley
20 Jan 2018, 05:32
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7900
Views: 312729

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

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What can you tell me about this.....
by Stanley
20 Jan 2018, 05:22
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2248
Views: 111232

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

It struck me this morning as I went through my bleach routine with my pot and the sink that this won't be doing any harm either! As for contamination in public, anyone of my generation will remember the injunction "Coughs and sneezes spread diseases. Trap them in your handkerchief!" To this day I av...
by Stanley
20 Jan 2018, 05:17
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5036
Views: 227213

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I had steak pudding and mushy peas for dinner but boiled some broth bits so by teatime I had a Cornish Pasty and mixed veggies with a cream trifle for pudding that Kathy had slipped into my bag together with a 250ml Jersey Single cream that was on its last day. So I got some plums and stewed them. G...
by Stanley
20 Jan 2018, 05:12
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3024
Views: 197949

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/3361/medium A typical two wheeled coal cart of the period. Worth remembering the infrastructure that lay behind the use of these carts. Horses to be bred and reared, hay and straw to be provided and manure disposed of. Stables were needed an...

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