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by Stanley
24 Apr 2018, 10:07
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2484
Views: 141038

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/16886/medium First job this morning is to cut the excess off the spigot, I need to get rid of the centre I used for turning it. The best way is to mill it off with small careful cuts. First because I want to make sure I don't disturb the set...
by Stanley
24 Apr 2018, 05:57
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8532
Views: 386139

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/16879/medium I've been meaning to do this for a while. This is the back street this morning. My interest is the old wooden back wall of David Hoyle's old joinery shop at the end. The site on Bank Street is being developed and this wall will ...
by Stanley
24 Apr 2018, 05:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1567
Views: 121816

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

We learn more about the failure of the Trustee Bank's systems which it appears is much more serious than was originally projected. Some systems could be out of service until the summer. There was an interview this morning on Today with a very credible witness who seemed to me to know what he was tal...
by Stanley
24 Apr 2018, 05:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 300
Views: 30383

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

See THIS report in the Guardian on the news that the use of food banks run by the Trussel Trust has risen 13% since Universal Credit was brought in. They are handing out more and more three day emergency packs of food. Why isn't this a big news story? Probably for the same reason that whilst wealthy...
by Stanley
24 Apr 2018, 04:12
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 898
Views: 61797

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I'm reading 'James Watt and the Steam Engine'. by Dickinson and Jenkins. This is the revised 1981 edition which is regarded as the bible on Watt. Well worth re-reading it....... I'm enjoying it.
by Stanley
24 Apr 2018, 04:08
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8220
Views: 336441

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

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No takers? Try this one then......
by Stanley
24 Apr 2018, 03:30
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2238
Views: 159613

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

I asked Newton about County Brook. This is a very old water mill on the County Brook at OS reference SD887439. It started as a corn mill but then became a forerunner of a modern chemical works because they started to burn charcoal in enclosed retorts so that they could collect and condense the smoke...
by Stanley
24 Apr 2018, 03:20
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3180
Views: 208553

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/16876/medium Here's the 1853 map of the same area but on the adjacent sheet. I remember once reading an account of warfare by a military man who said it was quite amazing how battles so often took place on the join between maps! Look at Coat...
by Stanley
24 Apr 2018, 02:36
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 382
Views: 8192

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

We got the light rain at teatime and at 21:00 it was breezy, cool and fair under an overcast sky with wet flags. This morning it's the same but dry flags so it hasn't rained in the night. The glass is steady, a shade under 1050mb. The forecast is almost the same, dry overcast day with rain between 1...
by Stanley
24 Apr 2018, 02:30
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5246
Views: 240191

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Small bowl of straight veggies and bacon for dinner. For tea I added some chunky parboiled chips and a pork and apple burger deep fried with them. Only two spuds left.......
by Stanley
24 Apr 2018, 02:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7216
Views: 309345

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

It's unfair that the young have all that energy. Here I am knowing exactly what to do with it and feeling tired. That's the problem with birthdays and Xmas Card lists as you get older.... You get those sad little messages back 'Sorry to have to tell you......'. The bad news Sue is that it gets worse...
by Stanley
24 Apr 2018, 02:16
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2386
Views: 133208

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Nice! Thanks for that Tiz.
by Stanley
24 Apr 2018, 02:14
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8532
Views: 386139

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I had the same thought as Ian, great stuff but how nice it would be to be able to walk to work! I suppose travel is unavoidable these days.....
What grabbed me was having to remember to pee in a bottle first thing for my blood test at 10:00 this morning....
by Stanley
24 Apr 2018, 02:10
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2484
Views: 141038

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

Good idea Kev, We can make fitted bolts if we haven't got tailor mades.
by Stanley
24 Apr 2018, 02:07
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2426
Views: 119540

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

From your mouth to God's ear Maz! You have it exactly right. It's also an advantage to have a range of interests so that if Physical problems preclude the pursuit of one, another can be deployed that doesn't rely on you being active. A further piece of advice from experience is to have interests tha...
by Stanley
23 Apr 2018, 09:48
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 1998
Views: 142225

Re: BOB'S BITS

One should have the courage of one’s loneliness. Ngaio Marsh. Ngaio Marsh died in 1982, leaving behind her many Roderick Alleyn whodunits and, as it turned out, three chapters and an outline draft of yet another, started during WWII but unfinished. So just like a friendly ghost, it (Money in the Mor...
by Stanley
23 Apr 2018, 09:33
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2484
Views: 141038

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

Pop in Kev, we can sort something out...... https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/16873/medium First blow this morning was to put the flat on the spigot at the breech. Before I turn it over I want to address the matter of the trunnions and carriers. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick....
by Stanley
23 Apr 2018, 05:28
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1187
Views: 75499

Re: GOOD TV

Watched Wilkie Collins' 'Woman in White' last night. Not exactly my period but I have to admit it's a very polished production. Makes crap schedule fillers like 'The Button' look tawdry.
by Stanley
23 Apr 2018, 05:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5064
Views: 242985

Re: POLITICS CORNER

T May is digging her heels in about moves to alter her policy on the Customs Union. If we take Ireland into consideration she and the Leave activists might be on a sticky wicket. Once again her position looks shaky. Good!
by Stanley
23 Apr 2018, 05:23
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2386
Views: 133208

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

It's funny how things stick in your mind. I can remember being taken for a pram ride regularly by a neighbour's daughter. Looking back it would be when my mother was heavily pregnant so I would be about 10 months old. I can remember her giving me Farley's Rusks to suck on or chew, my teeth would be ...
by Stanley
23 Apr 2018, 05:18
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5246
Views: 240191

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I fried bacon with cabbage and that together with the veggies, cabbage, broccoli and carrots and that together with some of the veggie water has filled the slow cooker. I had a pork pie and some of the bacon and veggie mixture for dinner and the same for tea with some parboiled chunky chips in the n...
by Stanley
23 Apr 2018, 05:15
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 382
Views: 8192

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

The forecast was right yesterday, we had midday rain but it cleared up and we had a sunny end to the day. At 21:00 we had a cool west wind and broken cloud. This morning there was evidence of a light shower during the night but the flags were drying out. We had a good walk in a fresh westerly wind, ...
by Stanley
23 Apr 2018, 04:26
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3180
Views: 208553

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/16865/medium Funny how often what you want is right on the edge of the map! This is the 1853 1st Edition of the 6" OS map for the area on Coates Bridge. once again full of interest. You can see the small building on the edge of the canal tha...
by Stanley
23 Apr 2018, 03:18
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2238
Views: 159613

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

CHAPTER 19: COUNTY BROOK MILL AND WATER TURBINES By the time Newton was sixteen years old he was being given responsibility for some bigger jobs. You may remember that early on in the history of the firm I mentioned a job at County Brook and promised we’d come back to it. I think that before we dive...
by Stanley
23 Apr 2018, 03:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7216
Views: 309345

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

That'll be right Sue..... Never boring!
I never got in the shed yesterday for a number of reasons but I'll be in there this morning......

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