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by Bodger
08 Oct 2019, 07:01
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10579
Views: 500496

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I think circumstances made me so !, before our marriage i had moved 7 times.my mother married twice and my father four times plus a few stray ones in-between, so i lived with various half siblings, step mothers & fathers, including a grandfather. I read that some tear away's get an excuse for their ...
by Bodger
07 Oct 2019, 07:45
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10579
Views: 500496

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Just done a quick count and we have moved 17/18 times since our marriage in 1963, , we bought our third, fourth and last house , the others were mostly rented houses paid for by the companies i worked for.
by Bodger
07 Oct 2019, 07:35
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4106
Views: 265596

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

When we first came to Ireland c. 1970, we lived next door to an elderly couple,Biddy & Johnny , we have four daughters three who at the time were 7, 6, & two, Biddy called to the house and asked if the two eldest would like to go on the bog with Johnny and his donkey & cart to save turf, it was agre...
by Bodger
26 Sep 2019, 07:30
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1169
Views: 92097

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

One for the likes of us Stanley !! An Airbus 380 is on its way across the Atlantic. It flies consistently at 800 km/h in 30,000 feet, when suddenly a Eurofighter with Tempo Mach 2 appears. The pilot of the fighter jet slows down, flies alongside the Airbus and greets the pilot of the passenger plane...
by Bodger
24 Sep 2019, 06:53
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442603

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Urine for the local tannery ?
by Bodger
21 Sep 2019, 07:25
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442603

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Swan Uppers ?
by Bodger
20 Sep 2019, 07:32
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3381
Views: 175963

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Many years ago i had an operation for piles, sorry can't spell haemorroids, in Ashton u Lyne , after the op. i was sent to Woods Hospital Glossop , this was a recuperation hospital and was run with the minimum of staff and had a great atmosphere re patient & carers, as you say Stanley a good use of ...
by Bodger
18 Sep 2019, 07:19
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442603

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

So we have a Shook of Staves or a Stook of Sheaves, English, you have to love it !!
by Bodger
18 Sep 2019, 07:12
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442603

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

tinsmith
by Bodger
17 Sep 2019, 07:20
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442603

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Any relation to a stook as in harvesting corn ?
by Bodger
16 Sep 2019, 07:22
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442603

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Staves ?
by Bodger
15 Sep 2019, 07:18
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442603

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Firewood ?
by Bodger
10 Sep 2019, 07:15
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10579
Views: 500496

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

In Ireland if you go into an off licence for a bottle of wine, spirits etc, they always put it in a brown paper single bottle bag, i always refuse, if people dont realise why you have been in the place, what do they think you are carrying, in a similar vein i also still hold my wifes hand and give h...
by Bodger
07 Sep 2019, 08:07
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1169
Views: 92097

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

3 body's turn up at mortuary all with smiles on their faces. Cop ask's coroner "why r they all smiling" coroner says "1st guy died of heart attack while making love to his wife, hence his smile. 2nd guy won lottery, spent it all on whisky+died of alcohol poisoning hence his smile, 3rd guy was unusua...
by Bodger
07 Sep 2019, 07:58
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1169
Views: 92097

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Five surgeons are discussing what type of person makes the best patient to operate on. The first surgeon, from Belfast City Hospital, says, "I like to see accountants on my operating table because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered." The second, from Antrim Area Hospital, responds,...
by Bodger
07 Sep 2019, 07:38
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3381
Views: 175963

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

One of my hobbies was collecting truck drivers badges, these were lovely enameled lapel emblems of the manufacturer, I used to write to Leyland, Albion, Thornycroft , Sentinel etc. and the generally replied in the affirmative, i had over 12 at one stage but like other things i cannot recall where th...
by Bodger
02 Sep 2019, 06:17
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3381
Views: 175963

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I remember these working in Glossop up to 1960
https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk ... eam-912370
by Bodger
29 Aug 2019, 07:57
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3626
Views: 166836

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

As of similar age to yourself Stanley we have the 4 daughters + partners/husbands, 9 grandchildren & 2 g. grandchildren,all my belongings, books, records, tapes, tools, even the pot bellied stove have all been requisitioned, but have had no takers for the 2 dogs 1 tom cat & donkey plus in the case o...
by Bodger
29 Aug 2019, 07:42
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442603

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

As an apprentice i was often told to develop blueprints on a carbon arc lamp with a tray of ammonia evaporating as the developing activator, it looked like the photo ?
by Bodger
18 Aug 2019, 07:32
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 414
Views: 15799

Re: Shed Matters 3

A bit more, read the report on the left of the page
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/6047696
by Bodger
18 Aug 2019, 07:26
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 414
Views: 15799

Re: Shed Matters 3

by Bodger
18 Aug 2019, 07:23
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1525
Views: 109045

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Tizer, should we be worried :-
http://dhmo.org/facts.html
by Bodger
16 Aug 2019, 07:21
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1169
Views: 92097

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

In Ireland the usual term is Feckin A man met a beautiful lady and decided he wanted to marry her right away... She said, “But we don't know anything about each other”... He said, “That's all right, we'll learn about each other as we go along”... So she consented, they were married, and off they wen...
by Bodger
15 Aug 2019, 12:52
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2564
Views: 174397

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Dobroyd Mill - Jackson Bridge,, a term i hadn't heard before from a write up of Hepworth Village on Facebook
" He was an avid collector of trongers (wool weights)"

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