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by Bodger
17 Jun 2018, 06:39
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2468
Views: 139905

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: 904
Views: 73445

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: 8697
Views: 408276

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: 2573
Views: 150502

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: 2468
Views: 139905

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: 8402
Views: 358870

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

hardly any rake , used on cast iron
by Bodger
11 May 2018, 07:33
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2573
Views: 150502

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: 3249
Views: 218415

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: 2573
Views: 150502

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

by Bodger
07 May 2018, 09:47
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 904
Views: 73445

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

A thief in Paris planned to steal some Paintings from the Louvre After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings, and made it safely to his van. However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make s...
by Bodger
03 May 2018, 06:47
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2313
Views: 165370

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

I bet they didn't have gear like this when making their crank
http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/an ... nk-349944/
by Bodger
29 Apr 2018, 20:42
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 904
Views: 73445

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

A Romanian arrives in Sydney as a new immigrant to Australia . He stops the first person he sees walking down the street and says, "Thank you Mr. Australiaman, for letting me come into this country, giving me housing, Income Support, free medical care, and a free education!" The passerby says, "You ...
by Bodger
28 Apr 2018, 07:47
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just joined
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Just joined

Hi Russ, Welcome, It was drink that got me to this site !, we were in a bar discussing how they laddered a mill chimney, i found the answer on here and as you can see i'm still here several years later . Enjoy, Tony aka bodger
by Bodger
26 Apr 2018, 12:39
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 904
Views: 73445

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

A lawyer, who had a wife and 12 children, needed to move because his rental agreement was terminated by the owner who wanted to reoccupy the home. But he was having a lot of difficulty finding a new house. When he said he had 12 children, no one would rent a home to him because they felt that the ch...
by Bodger
20 Apr 2018, 07:30
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2313
Views: 165370

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

( The problem with curved castings is complicated by the fact that as the metal shrinks, the arc of the radius they are aiming for reduces as well. The finished casting curves more than the pattern and this had to be allowed for. ) I used to injection mould gas pipe fittings, Tees , elbows etc. 25 m...
by Bodger
16 Apr 2018, 07:14
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8697
Views: 408276

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Christian,, you have a long way to go to catch up on my family my mother was married twice and my father four times, his first wife died, he married my mother 1935, i was b.1937 , they divorced in 1947, i later found out that ive a half brother born in Denmark whist he was in the RAF! , he went on t...
by Bodger
15 Apr 2018, 08:04
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 904
Views: 73445

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

In the heart of the jungle, two monkeys were sitting in a tree beneath which a lion was sleeping peacefully. One monkey said to the other: “I dare you to go down there and kick that lion in the butt!” Feeling mischievous, the other monkey said: “Okay, I’ll do it.” So he ran down the tree, kicked the...
by Bodger
15 Apr 2018, 07:55
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2511
Views: 127243

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

My reminder is to put my wrist watch on the other hand, when you check the time it's on the wrong hand and you say to yourself why ?
by Bodger
13 Apr 2018, 16:30
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 904
Views: 73445

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

A woman decides to have a facelift for her 50th birthday. She spends $15,000 and feels pretty good about the results. On her way home, she stops at a news stand to buy a newspaper. Before leaving, she says to the clerk, “I hope you don’t mind my asking, but how old do you think I am?” “About 32,” is...
by Bodger
13 Apr 2018, 08:05
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8697
Views: 408276

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

When i did my apprenticeship 1952 -59, it was evening classes 3 or 4 nights a week the college was in Hyde so my daily 12 mile cycle trips nearly doubled at night classes, the company had a proviso, if you passed your exams /test they would put you on day release with pay for the next year, glad to ...
by Bodger
13 Apr 2018, 07:26
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: Looking for wacky racehorse names
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Looking for wacky racehorse names

Cunning Stunt, pls. do not mispronounce
by Bodger
05 Apr 2018, 08:43
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2468
Views: 139905

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Do i recall eating locust beans in those times ?they were a substitute for sweets like licquorice root

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