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by Bodger
19 Aug 2018, 08:29
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 277
Views: 5343

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: 2574
Views: 145346

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: 2036
Views: 138311

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

by Bodger
15 Aug 2018, 07:58
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.
Replies: 112
Views: 1560

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: 2391
Views: 170319

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: 2574
Views: 145346

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

by Bodger
08 Aug 2018, 07:03
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2145
Views: 151189

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: 2652
Views: 133660

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: 2574
Views: 145346

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: 75

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: 8957
Views: 428500

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/
by Bodger
01 Aug 2018, 07:38
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2574
Views: 145346

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

My grandmother told me the story of my auntie Dorothy as a toddler bringing home hot brown bread, on investigation it turned out a circus had arrived in town with elephants being walked on the streets, brown bread = elephant dung
by Bodger
18 Jul 2018, 07:30
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8605
Views: 376348

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Readers are chasing the wrong pitch on this thread , get a handle on it, take it in hand and cut to the chase ?
by Bodger
16 Jul 2018, 06:46
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2646
Views: 156918

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

by Bodger
17 Jun 2018, 06:39
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2574
Views: 145346

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

1940s my parents divorced, my mothers 2nd. husband had TB, i lived with them, and a converted bus used to visit and i would have an x-ray outside the house, was this common ?
by Bodger
01 Jun 2018, 07:38
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 930
Views: 76178

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Solicitors should never ask a County Offaly granny a question if they aren't prepared for the answer. In a trial in Tullamore recently a small-town prosecuting solicitor called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked, 'Mrs. Murphy, do you know me?'...
by Bodger
20 May 2018, 12:40
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8957
Views: 428500

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

An interesting article from Glossop Heritage Trust, i assume a lot of it would also have applied to Barlick ?
http://www.glossopheritage.co.uk/fambudg.htm
by Bodger
13 May 2018, 08:40
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2646
Views: 156918

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

Stanley, buy thissen a some cement and make your own lathe !.
http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/an ... he-303791/
by Bodger
13 May 2018, 08:29
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2574
Views: 145346

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Walking home from school aged 8 or 9 we saw a pony under a tree next to the wall at the road side,, who could ride it was the question ?, me, i climbed the wall, up the tree and along the branch over the pony, lowering myself astride the animal all was well for 5 seconds, next thing i was back over ...
by Bodger
13 May 2018, 08:17
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8605
Views: 376348

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

hardly any rake , used on cast iron
by Bodger
11 May 2018, 07:33
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2646
Views: 156918

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

You could put this on the kitchen table and watch it work whilst having your stew , not the dollar bill for size comparison
http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/an ... er-350244/
by Bodger
11 May 2018, 07:24
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3347
Views: 226159

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Visiting my grandmother in Sheffield and being told to sit at the back of the room and be quiet, sitting on a a sofa stuffed with horse hair that was coming through the covering, in short trousers it was like sitting on thistles
by Bodger
10 May 2018, 07:30
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2646
Views: 156918

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

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