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by Bodger
17 Oct 2018, 07:30
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: A SENSE OF PLACE.
Replies: 18
Views: 311

Re: A SENSE OF PLACE.

I think however that Hepworth is still a bit special for you Bodge? :smile: Tripps, your'e right, it was my formative years with loads of memories from the 1940s to the early 50s, this included my mother waking me up one night to show me in the night sky the blitz on Sheffield, my mothers family hom...
by Bodger
15 Oct 2018, 08:23
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: A SENSE OF PLACE.
Replies: 18
Views: 311

Re: A SENSE OF PLACE.

Time has opened the world, our g.grandparents probably never traveled more than 20 /30 miles from home me from 1937 b. Victoria Inn, Hepwoth West Riding, https://huddersfield.exposed/wiki/Victoria_Hotel,_Victoria,_Hepworth , the industrial buildings did not exist in my time,1947 my parents divorced ...
by Bodger
15 Oct 2018, 07:22
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8873
Views: 394513

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Homing decoy transmitter for bee hives
by Bodger
14 Oct 2018, 07:43
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3440
Views: 234173

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

coincidence or related, my mother used to buy flour from Samuel Drakes corn millers
Honley nr Huddersfield
by Bodger
11 Oct 2018, 08:05
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2465
Views: 175450

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

An interesting 50 mins of steam history. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOGYZC-IJPQ
by Bodger
11 Oct 2018, 07:45
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2694
Views: 151668

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

After the war my father ex, RAF, brought back a map of the Huddersfield area including Victoria nr. Hepworth where we lived, it showed all the farms, lanes etc all in German
by Bodger
05 Oct 2018, 07:43
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2465
Views: 175450

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

she supplied everything from shaft grease to toilet rolls.

The mind boggles, what went n at break-times !!!
by Bodger
30 Sep 2018, 08:06
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3440
Views: 234173

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Chickens delivered by bus in cardboard boxes with ventilation holes,the driver would take them and deliver them to the next depot then on to where ever, try that today /
by Bodger
25 Sep 2018, 07:35
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 951
Views: 79751

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

What are you doing on that laptop?" asked my wife. "How does Turkey this year sound," I smiled, "Me, you and the two kids, what do you say?" "When?" she asked. "Christmas time," I replied. "It sounds amazing, but we can't afford it," she asked with a quiver in her voice. "Yes we can," I replied, "Te...
by Bodger
21 Sep 2018, 08:15
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: GAS 03
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: GAS 03

I was working in Hyde, Cheshire, when they were converting to " North Sea Gas" , i remember going into a local paper shop, the gas workers were working on a gas man hole on the pavement from which water was pouring out, a nosy old bugger was giving out about the water coming from the gas inspection ...
by Bodger
19 Sep 2018, 07:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8873
Views: 394513

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Woodruff key on a diet
by Bodger
08 Sep 2018, 07:57
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2465
Views: 175450

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

When erecting a stack , how did they maintain the perpendicular in relation to the the taper of the stack ?, was a inclinometer used to maintain the stack as it rose ?
by Bodger
01 Sep 2018, 07:41
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2694
Views: 151668

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

"old copy of the Highway Code "
I recall my copy in the 1950s showed signals given by using a whip when driving horse drawn vehicles
by Bodger
27 Aug 2018, 08:15
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2694
Views: 151668

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I had the same set Stanley, paid for it weekly through the firm who allowed you to purchase tools via a interest free payment plan, another good make for slim / thin wall sockets, Facom . i think French ?
by Bodger
19 Aug 2018, 08:29
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 366
Views: 8547

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Was this played in the Barlic area ?, in the Holmfirth area we knew it as piggy Peggy Apparently a once-popular children's game in Northern regions and especially Yorkshire involved a small rectangular block with tapered ends and a stick. The peggy was placed within a chalked square and hit down on ...
by Bodger
19 Aug 2018, 08:18
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2694
Views: 151668

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Not heavyweights but a bit of a struggle till you got used to it a CWT, , my big brother in law Les 6ft + would put a hundredweight of corn on my 14 yr. shoulder and tell me to take it down cloise and feed the hens, i found the most awkward at that weight, cement, there was nothing to grip only the ...
by Bodger
15 Aug 2018, 19:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2067
Views: 144196

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

by Bodger
15 Aug 2018, 07:58
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.
Replies: 112
Views: 2286

Re: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.

Not sure of your location of the filtration system, but frost can be an expensive , i used insulation and a thermostat controlled heater with heater tape on external pipe runs
by Bodger
15 Aug 2018, 07:52
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2465
Views: 175450

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Stanley , a bit of a digression on your working life, as a commercial driver did you acquire rope tying by observation or instruction, today with ratchet straps & curtain sides roping loads is a lost art i was always fascinated how they could shorten ropes by tying loops and knots, i spent time afte...
by Bodger
11 Aug 2018, 06:59
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2694
Views: 151668

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

by Bodger
08 Aug 2018, 07:03
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2204
Views: 156821

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

A word i haven't heard for years "swig", take a swig from my bottle of tea ?
by Bodger
07 Aug 2018, 08:13
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2767
Views: 141021

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Stanley
"People have commented on the fact that they can set their watch by our walks! I would recommend the practice to everyone!"


Has i live in Ireland and cannot see you, could you please phone me whilst on your walk so i can set my watch ?. Tony aka bodger
by Bodger
07 Aug 2018, 08:06
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2694
Views: 151668

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

From the age of 6 i acquired a large assortment of s/h Meccano from friends and family,, just after the war my father took me to an old Ironmongers in Sheffield there he bought an assortment of loose nuts and bolts 3/16 th. Whit ?, these were weighed out on an old balance scale, in use my father ins...
by Bodger
05 Aug 2018, 19:02
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: Chimneys
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Chimneys

Stanley, this is from, https://undergroundhistories.wordpress.com/a-catalogue-of-the-textile-mills-and-factories-of-the-huddersfield-area-c-1790-1914-part-two/ HEW 31 Aug: Chimney christening, 61 yards high, contractors J&J Whitehead. 25 ladies and gentlemen landed safely at top. Jos Crowther christ...
by Bodger
05 Aug 2018, 18:39
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9167
Views: 448487

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

This may be in the wrong forum but interesting reading Stanley whilst you nurse Jack
https://undergroundhistories.wordpress.com/

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