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by Wendyf
19 Sep 2019, 07:30
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10483
Views: 498302

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

A fog bow! Upside down, but right way up if you click on the photo.
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by Wendyf
18 Sep 2019, 07:27
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439966

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Bodger wrote:
18 Sep 2019, 07:19
So we have a Shook of Staves or a Stook of Sheaves, English, you have to love it !!
You can also have a shock of sheaves!
by Wendyf
15 Sep 2019, 07:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9627
Views: 408890

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Soy sauce and black treacle for flavouring! Yum.
by Wendyf
15 Sep 2019, 06:55
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2545
Views: 173781

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

It seems to be a Scottish term also used in Northern England and no one seems to know how to spell it.
by Wendyf
15 Sep 2019, 05:59
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2545
Views: 173781

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Nope, nothing more unpleasant than weaning from their mum's!
by Wendyf
14 Sep 2019, 17:34
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1141
Views: 80683

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Talk of belly pork in other topics has made me dig out my old self sufficiency bibles looking for a favourite recipe. I have always loved John Seymour's books on that subject and keep them safe just in case the world as we know it comes to an end, but its the drawings that are a delight. 20190914_18...
by Wendyf
14 Sep 2019, 17:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9627
Views: 408890

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Back in the 70's we had a favourite pork and beans recipe using belly pork.....it was always cheap, wonderful and warming. Taken from one of the self sufficiency books that I also devoured with enthusiasm!
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by Wendyf
14 Sep 2019, 12:21
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2545
Views: 173781

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

My neighbour has just told me that they will be 'spaining' the calves soon. (Spayning, spaening speyning??) I guessed what he was talking about because he was warning me it could be noisy for a couple of days.....
by Wendyf
12 Sep 2019, 07:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9627
Views: 408890

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Woodend Coal Mining Museum in Reedley. I've never been but they are open on the Heritage weekend.


https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/vis ... ng-museum2
by Wendyf
09 Sep 2019, 12:35
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10483
Views: 498302

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

After Dad died my mum phoned every morning at 8.30am and every evening at 5pm, it was reassuring but got a bit wearing! It was supposed to be a quick check that she was OK but as the years went by she wanted more and more conversation. I miss it now of course! :smile:
by Wendyf
09 Sep 2019, 07:42
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10483
Views: 498302

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Something large and white in our field......

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Beside a size 11 boot.
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Breakfast for the week sorted!
by Wendyf
07 Sep 2019, 07:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9627
Views: 408890

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

The new medical centre in Colne is a fine place. The waiting room for the surgery is on the top floor with magnificent views, I might choose to go there next time.
by Wendyf
07 Sep 2019, 07:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9627
Views: 408890

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

She was chasing a prescription for eye drops which wasn't at the Earby Surgery where the request was put in on Monday it was in Colne at the partner surgery in the new health centre. What a good job I have a car and could drive to Colne to collect it. No explanation as to why it was there and no ap...
by Wendyf
07 Sep 2019, 06:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9627
Views: 408890

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

No she wasn't out with the mower! She was chasing a prescription for eye drops which wasn't at the Earby Surgery where the request was put in on Monday it was in Colne at the partner surgery in the new health centre. What a good job I have a car and could drive to Colne to collect it. No explanation...
by Wendyf
05 Sep 2019, 15:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9627
Views: 408890

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Lovely photo, Wendy. ( just love the outfits...despite being a "war" wedding, with so many things being hard to get hold of) Is great gran 3rd from the left? So are your Grandparents on the right? Yes Maz, that's great gran. From the left :- Dennis my Dad's brother, Clare his big sister, Gt grandma...
by Wendyf
05 Sep 2019, 08:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9627
Views: 408890

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Stanley wrote:
05 Sep 2019, 07:58
I hope you have a good day Wendy. I am a bit worried about the grass cutting though.... You might miss a window.
So am I! It's still very wet underfoot though and I'm hoping for a dryer weekend. :good:
by Wendyf
05 Sep 2019, 07:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9627
Views: 408890

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Today I'm heading for Wyke to follow "Mary's Wartime Walk" through Judy Woods which we helped set up as a memorial to Mum and Dad. Today it is 75 years since they were married in Wyke and as they always celebrated their Wedding Anniversary I like to keep up the tradition. 🙂 This is a special photo f...
by Wendyf
02 Sep 2019, 12:28
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 780
Views: 59939

Re: Wildlife Corner

Peacocks have 2 large blue spots like eyes on their wings.
by Wendyf
01 Sep 2019, 06:04
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3323
Views: 174396

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Tetley's used shire horses to deliver in Leeds right up until 2006.
by Wendyf
30 Aug 2019, 06:19
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Craven Working Men's Home?
Replies: 27
Views: 411

Re: Craven Working Men's Home?

Craven Working Men's Homes Ltd was registered in April 1908 with a capital of £4000 in £1 shares. The subscribers were all from Barnoldswick.
A report in the Burnley Express in 1917 states that the home had accommodation for 168 tramping weavers.
by Wendyf
29 Aug 2019, 10:41
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Craven Working Men's Home?
Replies: 27
Views: 411

Re: Craven Working Men's Home?

Fascinating! I found a Public Health Committee report in the Barlick & Earby Times from the early 1950's talking about poor conditions in the home and how the majority of men living there were elderly and infirm which wasn't the original intention. It was supposed to be a lodging for working men eit...
by Wendyf
29 Aug 2019, 09:30
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Craven Working Men's Home?
Replies: 27
Views: 411

Re: Craven Working Men's Home?

There were 50 men living there at the time of the 1939 register. Thanks for all your help, as I don't know Barnoldswick I am a little confused, can you just confirm the address all you lovely people have finally agreed on, and by register do you mean electoral? I do have access to Find my past so c...
by Wendyf
29 Aug 2019, 09:09
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Earby from the Air in 1948
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: Earby from the Air in 1948

Tizer wrote:
29 Aug 2019, 08:36
The link at the end of John's article doesn't work for me - Firefox says it can't find it.
The link is probably part of the original 2004 post Tiz.

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