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by Stanley
21 Jul 2018, 06:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7546
Views: 339108

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

The day has started with Veggie cooking!
by Stanley
21 Jul 2018, 06:47
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8831
Views: 419099

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Thanks Wendy!
I've told John to watch this thread.....
by Stanley
21 Jul 2018, 06:10
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2575
Views: 130541

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

We know which side our bread is buttered!
by Stanley
21 Jul 2018, 05:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5322
Views: 263454

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Later.... see THIS Guardian report on the EU reaction to the May White Paper. The bottom line is that it has been officially rubbished by all 27 EU members. God alone knows where this leaves us and I doubt if any UK politician will spell it out, the idea is so awful. The hard line Brexiteers must be...
by Stanley
21 Jul 2018, 05:42
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1124
Views: 92433

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

Coincidentally this morning on World Service there was a report about farmed salmon in Scotland. The percentage of long chain Omega3 in the flesh has plummeted. Not surprising when their main source of nutrients is artificial food fed in the pens and not wild food whose origin is the algae which has...
by Stanley
21 Jul 2018, 05:32
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 221
Views: 3925

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Can you remember your first encounter with donkeys on the beach when you were on holiday? My sister Dorothy had a bad experience on first acquaintance, one of the donkeys pinched it off her and while it didn't bite her hand it frightened her to death and I don't think she has ever liked them since! ...
by Stanley
21 Jul 2018, 05:29
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5481
Views: 260416

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Steak pudding and peas for dinner and I sinned at teatime. Once more Kathy put a couple of currant teacakes in my bag so I had them with poached eggs on for tea. All wrong I know but I hate waste and I did enjoy them.....
by Stanley
21 Jul 2018, 05:27
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2511
Views: 142820

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Prince's Street was the main street in Stockport, main street stores and even a theatre. One block back to the north was a slum street which was as bad as anything in the town and that's saying a lot! I have a very clear image of a little lad dressed in nothing but a vest playing out in the street a...
by Stanley
21 Jul 2018, 05:16
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 520
Views: 12970

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Yesterday the rain came in on time at 13:00 but was never anything more than light. At 21:00 the sky was mainly clear and it was calm. This morning we don't actually have cloud but a sort of milky overcast and it is very misty out to the east. No sign of the sun. The glass is down at just above 1009...
by Stanley
21 Jul 2018, 04:10
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2349
Views: 168149

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

NEW DIRECTIONS As we got out of the winter of 1973 a series of changes began to affect my life. These are very clear in hindsight but at the time things weren’t so obvious. On the surface, all was normal, the dealing pattern was the same as usual, I had ironed most of the faults out of the new wagon...
by Stanley
21 Jul 2018, 03:47
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3292
Views: 222581

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

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Here's the best resolution I can get on the Croft and the adjoining area Ian. This is the 1853 map.

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This is the 1892 25" map......
by Stanley
21 Jul 2018, 03:17
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8831
Views: 419099

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Drunken seagulls.... the mind boggles. I got a query this morning and don't know the answer. It's from John Clayton: "Stanley - just had a woman visitor who is researching the modern Labour Party. She says that John McDonnell lived a few doors down from me (in Barrowford) around 1968-72 yet nobody c...
by Stanley
21 Jul 2018, 03:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7546
Views: 339108

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

'Making your mark at school' Sue! I like it.....
The bread board is over the burn.....
Hoping to be in the shed today. Not a lot of energy at the moment for some reason....... Everything is hard work. Could it be the warm weather?
by Stanley
21 Jul 2018, 03:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5322
Views: 263454

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Anyone would be better than Trump....... Republican or Democrat. All the diodes down my right side hurt..... Tiz, I note 'chaotic' as well. As I see it any form of Brexit will be chaotic, it's started already with us losing the EU agencies. Noises out of Ireland and Brussels point to the fact that t...
by Stanley
21 Jul 2018, 02:58
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8491
Views: 368519

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Getting a misfired charge out of a muzzle loader?
by Stanley
21 Jul 2018, 02:54
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2575
Views: 130541

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Today's tip.... Maz is always right.....
by Stanley
21 Jul 2018, 02:53
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2094
Views: 147553

Re: BOB'S BITS

It's from the younger generation that I have the most to learn. Diana Rigg, 2014. One of the odder things about getting older (or, if you prefer, “old”) is the familiarity dichotomy. That is, it has been (so far) easy to become old, less so to watch one’s nearest family and friends get that way; but...
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 08:35
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: WATER 01
Replies: 0
Views: 18

WATER 01

WATER 01 One of the things that occasionally comes to my notice when people ask me questions is how little some people know about the services that are basic to our modern life. At the moment I'm thinking about utilities, electricity, gas, sewage disposal and water. I had a question this week about ...
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 07:18
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2611
Views: 154160

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

The bad news is that housework and shopping have knocked the shed sideways this morning. Looking back on yesterday one reassuring fact that has emerged is that the safety feature on the Hoover motor is working perfectly and protecting the motor well before it gets dangerously overheated. I commented...
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 06:33
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Winged Heroes
Replies: 434
Views: 55545

Re: Winged Heroes

See THIS for a BBC report of the death of Squadron Leader Wellum, the youngest Spitfire pilot in WW2.
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 06:20
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Daily Thought
Replies: 141
Views: 17240

Re: Daily Thought

I know you have your tongue in your cheek...... but unfortunately there's a nugget of truth embedded in that post China!
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 06:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 326
Views: 33006

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

I know I'm always banging on about it but have you looked at the latest crime figures? Can anyone seriously repeat the canard that funding and staffing has nothing to do with these dire figures? It's a national disgrace.
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 06:15
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8831
Views: 419099

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

See THIS for a BBC report on the latest statistics on national crime. These are bad enough but if you put our post code into the search engine in the report you'll find that Lancashire is, on the whole, worse than the national average. Remember us being assured this was nothing to do with staffing o...
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 04:19
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2349
Views: 168149

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17503/medium The wagon and trailer in Gisburn auction yard where I took it to have a bit of a practice before going to Paisley. I did 110,000 miles in my last year for Drinkalls and I still miss the job. Total freedom, status and a good boss...
by Stanley
20 Jul 2018, 04:07
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 520
Views: 12970

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

At 21:00 last night the sky was clear and it was a pleasant evening. First thing this morning and now it is still calm and clear. The glass is down to just over 1011mb. The forecast is for it to be clear, dry and sunny until early afternoon and then rain for the rest of the day. The light but variab...

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