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by Bodger
14 Jan 2019, 09:12
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: KITCHEN MATTERS
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: KITCHEN MATTERS

My memories are nostalgic to me , in the 1940s living at Victoria nr. Hepworth the owd fella away in the RAF, my mother working evenings , and me alone at home, if the electric failed i would sit there in silence ?, fire crackling and popping, the hot water boiler bubbling and murmuring a gentle his...
by Bodger
13 Jan 2019, 09:45
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2969
Views: 149409

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Something similar in rugby, long term effects of tackling because of higher speed impacts
by Bodger
13 Jan 2019, 09:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9191
Views: 409752

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

used in laddering chimneys ?
by Bodger
08 Jan 2019, 07:23
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9506
Views: 463720

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

An opinion from "Down Under" Best view on Brexit I've heard to date.. Aussie (ex PM) Tony Abbott sums it up beautifully!----- [Reference added by Tizer: This is the text of Abbott's article titled `Tony Abbott: How to save Brexit' published in The Spectator on 27th October 2018. LINK ] (If it resona...
by Bodger
03 Jan 2019, 09:27
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2851
Views: 158756

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Stanley, did anyone study the effects of the industrial revolution on heredity diseases , i.e. before it started people lived in small circles of habitation, say 20 mile radius, so over previous years there must have been a certain amount of "inbreeding" between local families ?, once industry devel...
by Bodger
01 Jan 2019, 09:03
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2851
Views: 158756

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

When i started my apprenticeship 1951, one of the first instructions given to me was not to carry any oily cleaning waste / rags in my boiler suit side pockets for the same reason
by Bodger
23 Dec 2018, 07:27
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2851
Views: 158756

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

We had something similar here in Ireland, we used them for sorting multiple plastic pieces that had to be counted and bagged, it gave them an income and eased a production problem for us, another use i recall was in Alfreton in Derbyshire, there was a car washing service run by the local" rehab " th...
by Bodger
19 Dec 2018, 18:48
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1370
Views: 102206

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Graham Hancock's view on the pyramid construction ?
https://www.google.com/search?q=graham+ ... e&ie=UTF-8
by Bodger
11 Dec 2018, 11:24
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1001
Views: 84349

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

A Chinese man moved to Australia after years of living in Shanghai. He bought a small piece of land near Mt Isa. Soon after, his friendly Aussie neighbor decided to go across and welcome the new guy. But on his way up the drive-way, the Aussie saw the Chinese man running around his front yard chasin...
by Bodger
11 Dec 2018, 11:19
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1001
Views: 84349

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

A young man called Chris from London wanted to buy a Christmas present for his new girlfriend. They hadn't been seeing each other for very long and she lived in Scotland. Chris consulted with his sister and decided, after careful consideration, that a pair of good quality gloves would strike the rig...
by Bodger
11 Dec 2018, 09:09
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9506
Views: 463720

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Stanley, 30mins of industrial sounds, how many do you recognise?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06mrwzr
by Bodger
09 Dec 2018, 08:06
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1001
Views: 84349

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Nice one "China" Yesterday I was at my local Tesco's store buying a large bag of ‘My Dog’, dog food for my loyal pet and was in the checkout queue when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. What did she think I had an elephant? So, since I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her tha...
by Bodger
01 Dec 2018, 08:51
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2851
Views: 158756

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

In similar vein , my mother during the war was in the ARP along with other locals they went out at night scanning for air craft raids etc.
by Bodger
30 Nov 2018, 07:13
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2540
Views: 181068

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Was there ever an "automatic steam engine" https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/a ... ne-357671/
by Bodger
28 Nov 2018, 15:36
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1001
Views: 84349

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

8:00 am: I made a snowman. 8:10 - A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn't make a snow woman. 8:15 - So, I made a snow woman. 8:17 - My feminist neighbour complained about the snow woman's voluptuous chest saying it objectified snow women everywhere. 8:20 - The gay couple living nearby threw a...
by Bodger
23 Nov 2018, 07:58
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2540
Views: 181068

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Stanley, Stronger than a hundred Men "A history of the vertical water wheel" , Terry S Reynolds https://books.google.ie/books?id=aZ0runvrq0AC&printsec=frontcover&dq=stronger+than+a+hundred+men&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwivhZO1hereAhUqDsAKHWS2D4wQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=stronger%20than%20a%20hundred%20men&f=...
by Bodger
22 Nov 2018, 14:28
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2540
Views: 181068

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Interesting reading re water wheels
https://books.google.ie/books?id=aZ0run ... er&f=false
by Bodger
13 Nov 2018, 08:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2138
Views: 149441

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/201 ... l-science/

Tizer , is there any prospect in this, ?
by Bodger
08 Nov 2018, 07:59
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9191
Views: 409752

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

For cutting sheets of licqurice into various size Pontefract cakes
by Bodger
07 Nov 2018, 12:51
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1001
Views: 84349

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

The Pastor entered his donkey in a race and it won. The Pastor was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the race again and it won again. The local paper read: PASTOR'S ASS OUT FRONT. The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the Pastor not to enter the donkey in...
by Bodger
05 Nov 2018, 08:18
Forum: Site Donations
Topic: OGFB Finances 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1169

Re: OGFB Finances 2018

20% of the bill in your coffers
by Bodger
28 Oct 2018, 07:59
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 273
Views: 9170

Re: Shed Matters 3

Stanley, watching and being tacit.
by Bodger
25 Oct 2018, 08:04
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3576
Views: 243622

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Kev was talking about complaints about smalls down at the Aldi site.

Washing line broken ?
by Bodger
25 Oct 2018, 08:00
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9191
Views: 409752

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It's all Greek to me ?
by Bodger
17 Oct 2018, 07:30
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: A SENSE OF PLACE.
Replies: 18
Views: 753

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...

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