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by PanBiker
18 Jun 2018, 16:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7407
Views: 328764

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Today I have mainly, finished my last ever exam invigilator sessions. 1 Hour GCSE Business and Communication exam this morning followed by the first 5 hours (of the 10 hours allowed) for a Year 10 GCSE Art group. Work done here in Y10 counts towards their final Year 11 project next year. That's me d...
by PanBiker
17 Jun 2018, 10:17
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8697
Views: 408276

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Over in the weather thread Stanley mentions the portaloos in Valley Gardens for a possible fete that he had not seen advertised. It was the Barlick in Bloom groups annual summer fair although the weather let it down somewhat. It was advertised around all the local facebook groups and on various post...
by PanBiker
16 Jun 2018, 12:29
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8697
Views: 408276

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

They already know that the product freely available in Canada and the US is effective at suppressing the lads fits. It's time we came into the 21st century and regularised this for use over here when already proved beneficial.
by PanBiker
14 Jun 2018, 08:13
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: MAJESTIC CINEMA AND MATT HARTLEY.
Replies: 15
Views: 1693

Re: MAJESTIC CINEMA AND MATT HARTLEY.

I'm fairly certain that before Barlick Pop, there was the Bop Club on Saturday afternoons in the late 50's. My older sister Jenny used to get landed with me on a Saturday afternoon and we would both go to the Majestic. I went to the flicks and my Sister went dancing. The pictures ended a little befo...
by PanBiker
13 Jun 2018, 22:50
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: MAJESTIC CINEMA AND MATT HARTLEY.
Replies: 15
Views: 1693

Re: MAJESTIC CINEMA AND MATT HARTLEY.

Not quite as big as St Andrews, which is on Moseley Street not Manchester Road. The entrance had the rounded shop windows on either side of the entrance and the stairs started about shop depth from the frontage. I remember the bannisters at each side of the stairs were rather substantial and had rou...
by PanBiker
13 Jun 2018, 17:31
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: MAJESTIC CINEMA AND MATT HARTLEY.
Replies: 15
Views: 1693

Re: MAJESTIC CINEMA AND MATT HARTLEY.

From the gallery: 1982 https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/4902/medium 1983 with no cars on the street! https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/913/medium The rather garish entrance sign is a 70's / 80's addition it used to be a bit more elegant. The site was ...
by PanBiker
13 Jun 2018, 17:21
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: MAJESTIC CINEMA AND MATT HARTLEY.
Replies: 15
Views: 1693

Re: MAJESTIC CINEMA AND MATT HARTLEY.

That was the entrance to the Majestic Cinema and Ballroom. There were marble stairs up to the upper floor, ballroom on the left and cinema on the right. There was also a billiard/snooker hall with 18 tables at one time. Apart from the Majestic entrance the lower frontage was always shops. Exit from ...
by PanBiker
13 Jun 2018, 13:14
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: MAJESTIC CINEMA AND MATT HARTLEY.
Replies: 15
Views: 1693

Re: MAJESTIC CINEMA AND MATT HARTLEY.

After the original demo pressings of the single "Please Please Me" it became the title track of the Beatles first studio album which was recorded in a single day. Copies of the associated single then ran into the thousands. "Love Me Do" was actually the début single from the group which was released...
by PanBiker
12 Jun 2018, 18:14
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8402
Views: 358870

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

:good: Next :smile:
by PanBiker
12 Jun 2018, 16:16
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: MAJESTIC CINEMA AND MATT HARTLEY.
Replies: 15
Views: 1693

Re: MAJESTIC CINEMA AND MATT HARTLEY.

This post is in three different places on the site and as this one is in Research topics we had better have the record straight regarding the next to last paragraph. Here are the facts regarding Brian Epstein and the Beatles and the "Please Please Me" reference. Brian Epstein became the Beatles mana...
by PanBiker
12 Jun 2018, 14:02
Forum: Rare Text
Topic: Harrison Memoir
Replies: 4
Views: 6808

Re: Harrison Memoir

12/06/2018: Although voluntarily given, the memoir has been deleted at the request of the original authors daughter.
by PanBiker
10 Jun 2018, 19:35
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8402
Views: 358870

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Ditto Kev.
by PanBiker
10 Jun 2018, 16:31
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8402
Views: 358870

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Tizer wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 09:05
I didn't find much about it on the Web
You can watch the entire series on Youtube if you so desire.

Thinking about the last one?
by PanBiker
10 Jun 2018, 08:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7407
Views: 328764

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Attending the ILP Land Society committee meeting at Clarion House this morning. :smile:
by PanBiker
10 Jun 2018, 08:02
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8697
Views: 408276

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Stanley wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 03:48
I ditched it and now have a vague sense of guilt!
It should be recoverable from deleted items or your trash folder Stanley. Most email clients have catch all for inadvertent deletions, that's if you want to review your decision. :extrawink:
by PanBiker
09 Jun 2018, 13:38
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8402
Views: 358870

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I cheated too and it's new to me also, too busy mending TV's at the time. :biggrin2:
by PanBiker
09 Jun 2018, 09:18
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 637
Views: 71159

Re: PET'S CORNER

Stanley wrote:
09 Jun 2018, 02:37
That's the big difference between them and cats who don't usually like eye contact...... They see it as aggressive.
Not if you slowly blink. :smile:
by PanBiker
09 Jun 2018, 08:38
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 139
Views: 2183

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Foil milk bottle tops became instant "flying saucers" if you had the knack of the "two finger flick", it was beyond some kids. :biggrin2:

The larger wooden diabolo shaped cotton reels were the best for the tanks as they gave best underside clearance for negotiating obstacles. :extrawink:
by PanBiker
09 Jun 2018, 08:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Family Matters
Replies: 1536
Views: 98865

Re: Family Matters

Excellent, I hope she continues to improve. :good:
by PanBiker
08 Jun 2018, 19:02
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8402
Views: 358870

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I think you may be confusing War of the Worlds with Day of the Triffids Cathy. War of the Worlds features the Martian Tripods whereas Day of the Triffids is the tale of the mutant vegetable pods. :smile:
by PanBiker
08 Jun 2018, 12:21
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 139
Views: 2183

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

I cut notches into the rims of the cotton reels for grip when climbing. Thinking about it now, the simple design was self righting as long as it didn't go ever on its side. You got more power on the matchstick gun if you used a Swan Vesta's box. :extrawink:
by PanBiker
08 Jun 2018, 12:03
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5412
Views: 253784

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Marilyn wrote:
08 Jun 2018, 08:26
He doesn't cook (something I have been on a mission to change for years now)....
Just stop cooking for him Maz! If he doesn't eat takeaway it would be an encouragement to cook. Can't get my head round a bloke who can't feed himself. :confused:
by PanBiker
07 Jun 2018, 18:56
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 139
Views: 2183

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

How many of today's kids would know how to make a working "tank" out of a cotton reel, candle, rubber bands and a lolly stick? Or for that matter a "matchstick gun" from a wooden clothes peg, matchbox and more rubber bands? Both cost next to nothing and made from waste items but gave hours of pleasu...
by PanBiker
06 Jun 2018, 11:32
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3249
Views: 218414

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Stanley wrote:
06 Jun 2018, 02:44
He was a hard man but not a bad employer. That's a forgotten corner now.....
There are quite a number of individuals and Barlick families that would disagree with that Stanley.
by PanBiker
06 Jun 2018, 11:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Family Matters
Replies: 1536
Views: 98865

Re: Family Matters

All the best with that from me also.

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