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by Cathy
06 Sep 2019, 05:02
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Church School Barnoldswick History
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Church School Barnoldswick History

Loved the stories, great post. :smile: Also I was surprised to see a married woman on staff, Mrs M Allum. I think there might be a story there saying that she started very close to the time when married women were first allowed to work. And she continued for 34yrs, obviously dedicated, well done Mrs...
by Cathy
06 Sep 2019, 04:53
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10390
Views: 440106

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

The process is a bit like the way a Dry Cleaner cleans bed quilts today. Wool, feather and down etc.
by Cathy
04 Sep 2019, 09:21
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10390
Views: 440106

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Did the machine make this early type of mattress support. Are they called bed strings, can't remember the correct name.
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by Cathy
04 Sep 2019, 05:57
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10390
Views: 440106

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Does it make mattress springs?
by Cathy
03 Sep 2019, 05:52
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4052
Views: 263726

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

It's interesting and amazing some of the things that happen to people, a bit like some who have woken-up to find that they are speaking a different language.
by Cathy
02 Sep 2019, 06:20
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Barnoldswick Floods July 1932
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Barnoldswick Floods July 1932

Gosh, that was quite a read. Thankyou. :smile:
by Cathy
02 Sep 2019, 06:08
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10487
Views: 498425

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Oh dear, hope all is well with them wherever they are. People have had a few days notice to leave the area, I'm sure they would have heeded that.
by Cathy
01 Sep 2019, 08:52
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4052
Views: 263726

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Here in Oz it was called Home Economics. We were taught cooking, sewing, babycare, and it touched on budgeting too.
by Cathy
31 Aug 2019, 06:40
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10390
Views: 440106

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

This one looks interesting, can't wait to find out what on earth it is.
by Cathy
26 Aug 2019, 12:03
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10390
Views: 440106

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I watched a keg being made just the other day. The keg is the container, the barrel refers to the amount of liquid stored in the keg and there is a very small curved hook placed in position on the hoop to keep it in place called a tenterhook.
by Cathy
26 Aug 2019, 06:59
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10390
Views: 440106

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

For splitting rocks?
by Cathy
23 Aug 2019, 06:42
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10390
Views: 440106

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

A body scrubber that is used in the shower or bath, or something that was used for your recent pedicure Stanley, maybe to remove dry skin.
by Cathy
23 Aug 2019, 03:46
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1184
Views: 32791

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Had a lovely walk this morning, it's only 16C today but warm bright and sunny. Said good morning to a few people working in their front gardens. Bees, flowers and blossom everywhere. I 'told off' one garden maintenance guy because he was putting chunks of concrete garden edging into someone's kitche...
by Cathy
21 Aug 2019, 12:46
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2545
Views: 173853

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

The collective name for Hippos is a bloat.

In the Middle Ages, elephants were nicknamed carry-castles.
by Cathy
21 Aug 2019, 11:58
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10390
Views: 440106

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Ah, I thought of that too but then thought that the handle wasn't long enough.
by Cathy
21 Aug 2019, 06:05
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10390
Views: 440106

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Egg or cheese slicer.
by Cathy
21 Aug 2019, 06:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4186
Views: 193941

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

That makes me feel seriously weird. :(
by Cathy
20 Aug 2019, 05:50
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3555
Views: 165300

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Wendy I wish I had known about the olive oil treatment when I had long haired cats many years ago... Oh , the grooming :(. In the end I used to take them to the vets and have their tummies and under their legs shaved.
We didn't buy olive oil back then and there was no internet. A very good tip.
by Cathy
17 Aug 2019, 21:18
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3555
Views: 165300

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Haha. That's Stanley's way of saying an issue is Somebody Else 's Problem.
by Cathy
17 Aug 2019, 13:43
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3555
Views: 165300

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Really, well I wouldn't have worked that one out.
A while back it took me ages to realise what SEP meant. :smile:
by Cathy
17 Aug 2019, 12:16
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10390
Views: 440106

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Their own individual internet clouds. :)
by Cathy
17 Aug 2019, 09:24
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3555
Views: 165300

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

OK, I give up... Stanley you wrote 'Just put a thicker shirt on and KBO.
What is KBO?? :dontgetit:
by Cathy
16 Aug 2019, 12:19
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10390
Views: 440106

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it for cleaning the base around where the bottom of the tap handle sits on the sink?
by Cathy
13 Aug 2019, 09:00
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1660
Views: 103201

Re: GOOD TV

It's the history relating to slavery and POW camps that upset me. Sometimes it makes it still feel so close.
by Cathy
10 Aug 2019, 09:19
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10487
Views: 498425

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

How strange, twice I've clicked on Wellness Village and twice I've been disconnected from OG. :(

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