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by Stanley
17 Aug 2018, 03:58
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.
Replies: 112
Views: 1491

Re: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.

Should be OK Bodge, we seldom get frost hard enough to affect underground services. Last time I can remember when it was a big problem was the winter of 1962 which was a bummer! I was on the tramp at the time and I can tell you it was one of the most miserable winters of my life.......
by Stanley
17 Aug 2018, 03:53
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5537
Views: 264857

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I made a three egg and cheese omelette for dinner and Cod and Sweet Corn chips for tea. Nuts for a filler.
by Stanley
17 Aug 2018, 03:48
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2384
Views: 169870

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Bancroft Shed had a true North light roof. The principle was that all the windows in the saw tooth pattern roof faced North and so never got direct sunshine. This meant that the light in the shed never varied, it was always a neutral light and best for colours and fine work. The problem with this wa...
by Stanley
17 Aug 2018, 03:30
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2564
Views: 144900

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Does anyone remember the magnetic gizmos you could buy to straighten the edge out on your safety razor blade overnight to prolong it's life?
by Stanley
17 Aug 2018, 03:26
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3336
Views: 225474

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/4477/medium Carr's printers at Coates Mill in 1985. Norman Fullalove ran a very successful business but after he retired his sons expanded and moved into Calf Hall where they failed a few years later unexpectedly. That was the end of a very ...
by Stanley
17 Aug 2018, 03:15
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2644
Views: 133091

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

If you control when the CH boiler is serviced, now is the time to do it. We don't like to admit it but the nights will soon be cold enough to trigger the heating and that's not a good time to find there is a problem! I am on contract with BG so have no control but I know it's OK, I have tested it.
by Stanley
17 Aug 2018, 03:09
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 553
Views: 14045

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Sunnier than forecast yesterday. At 21:00 it was bright and dry with a light wind but chilly. This morning it's clear and dry. The glass is up at just over 1009mb. The forecast isn't very promising, cloud comes in and after a touch of early sun we have a dull day with an expectation of light rain in...
by Stanley
17 Aug 2018, 02:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7658
Views: 346332

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

You were right Sue.....
Butcher's, shopping and bit of light tool making in the shed.
by Stanley
17 Aug 2018, 02:56
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3906
Views: 315241

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Perhaps Janet was right when she warned me about them all those years ago.....I'll bet one of the problems with the installations is that the engineers are being pressed to work to fast. Keep the costs down and the profits up.....
by Stanley
17 Aug 2018, 02:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5408
Views: 267985

Re: POLITICS CORNER

You're right P. So are you Tiz. I suspect that Brussels is just watching and waiting for the eventual cock-up. China was saying the other day that our opposition should oppose. The last thing any of them want is a chance to take power just when the shit hits the fan, it would be political suicide. E...
by Stanley
17 Aug 2018, 02:44
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2145
Views: 150807

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Never heard that one.... Haven't heard 'dead cat bounce' lately either. Another economics based bit of language.
by Stanley
17 Aug 2018, 02:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2748
Views: 153500

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Do you put Cinnamon and honey in the toddy? If not, get him to try it.....
by Stanley
17 Aug 2018, 02:37
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 664
Views: 72772

Re: PET'S CORNER

And according to Gillian they don't charge for them! There is of course the enormous bill for the sausages I hide the ABs in.
Bertie sounds to be doing well.....
by Stanley
17 Aug 2018, 02:34
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8936
Views: 426928

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

It's for a good cause...... Think of them as big racing cycles.......
How much happier I am now I know Gillian my vet is happy with Jack. Ridiculous, it's only a bloody dog!
by Stanley
17 Aug 2018, 02:32
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2641
Views: 156488

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

There were always exceptions Mick, usually because forgings of the required size couldn't be made. The throws on this one won't shift........
by Stanley
17 Aug 2018, 02:29
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8582
Views: 374906

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Maz has it and Young Tom knew all about them of course.
Next one?
by Stanley
16 Aug 2018, 13:30
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2126
Views: 148770

Re: BOB'S BITS

The people of England have been led in Mesopotamia into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honor. T. E. Lawrence, 1920. The Hejaz railway, which figures tangentially in a couple of Agatha Christie’s whodunits, was to have been the Ottoman Empire’s answer to Cecil Rhodes’ Ca...
by Stanley
16 Aug 2018, 09:52
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 664
Views: 72772

Re: PET'S CORNER

Very clever, I appreciate that nice use of language! We have seen Gillian and as I suspected she is of the opinion that it's perfectly natural area of inflammation round the massive wounds. The crepitation caused by air under his skin has entirely gone now and she reckons that the trachea has healed...
by Stanley
16 Aug 2018, 07:50
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8936
Views: 426928

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Good to tell what breakfast at LBH will be!
by Stanley
16 Aug 2018, 07:48
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2641
Views: 156488

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17628/medium Straight into reducing the crank web and chamfering the edge. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17627/medium Next job was to reduce the major diameter to 3/4". https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/...
by Stanley
16 Aug 2018, 07:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2748
Views: 153500

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

One thing I have noted is that a lot of these 'modern' viruses seem to have the ability to recur. Perhaps that's what is happening. Keep a close eye on it Maz.
by Stanley
16 Aug 2018, 06:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7658
Views: 346332

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I'll be glad to get Gillian's opinion but I am pretty certain you are right Sue. I am not going to let my guard drop.....
by Stanley
16 Aug 2018, 05:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5408
Views: 267985

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Different strokes China. I try to avoid it.... What strikes me is the complete absence of any word about Brexit. The professional negotiators must be talking in Brussels but no word is being leaked out to the proles, we are completely in the dark. The only clue we are getting is the warning about an...
by Stanley
16 Aug 2018, 05:17
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8936
Views: 426928

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Ah..... Spring is imminent in Oz. Here we are seeing late foliage looking slightly tatty but a very good crop of hedgerow fruits and walnuts.
by Stanley
16 Aug 2018, 05:16
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7658
Views: 346332

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I suspect I am being over cautious Maz but I have seen too many beasts die 'just as they were getting better'. It is often because the guard is dropped. Better safe than sorry.

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