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by Bodger
11 Aug 2018, 06:59
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2558
Views: 144681

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

by Bodger
08 Aug 2018, 07:03
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2141
Views: 150581

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: 2641
Views: 132751

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: 2558
Views: 144681

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: 56

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: 8925
Views: 426093

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: 2558
Views: 144681

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: 8574
Views: 374176

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: 2637
Views: 156258

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

by Bodger
17 Jun 2018, 06:39
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2558
Views: 144681

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: 919
Views: 75852

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: 8925
Views: 426093

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: 2637
Views: 156258

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: 2558
Views: 144681

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: 8574
Views: 374176

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

hardly any rake , used on cast iron
by Bodger
11 May 2018, 07:33
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2637
Views: 156258

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: 3333
Views: 225219

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: 2637
Views: 156258

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

by Bodger
07 May 2018, 09:47
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 919
Views: 75852

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: 2379
Views: 169650

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: 919
Views: 75852

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: 291

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

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