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04 Dec 2019, 10:30
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10930
Views: 455468

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Tin foil?
by plaques
04 Dec 2019, 10:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7589
Views: 329362

Re: POLITICS CORNER

A quick summary of the hustings held last night at St John's church Colne, this is the second of two events the first one being at the Ace Centre, Nelson last week. Candidates Well attended (approx 70 people with upward of 60 more streamed on Facebook), The majority were tending towards the 'mature'...
by plaques
03 Dec 2019, 17:12
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013
Replies: 558
Views: 34187

Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

A bit of Mrs P's memorabilia, believe it or not this is an official 1939 Christmas card sent from the front line of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) to her mom. The wording is more than brief. Greetings from Joe, to my darling Maud. That's it, probably not allowed to say anything more. He was l...
by plaques
03 Dec 2019, 12:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7589
Views: 329362

Re: POLITICS CORNER

This election business is getting complicated. Get Brexit Done Boris is winning hands down gaining hundreds of seats assisted with the endorsement of his pal Trump and puppet Farage but please don't give me any more endorsements. Then Rees-Mogg helped no end by sticking his oar in with his stupid co...
by plaques
02 Dec 2019, 19:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7589
Views: 329362

Re: POLITICS CORNER

About four years ago I caught the 8 pm - Blackburn / Burnley hospital shuttle bus back to Burnley. It had been a long day and all I wanted to do was close my eyes. Saturday evening is apparently when the druggies use the free service to move from town to town. A young girl stoned out of her mind wal...
by plaques
02 Dec 2019, 11:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10052
Views: 422667

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

This is more of a follow on from Uncle Bob's post Tom Lehrer - Lobachevsky and Tripps spooky reply. I'd also been playing some of my old favorites, Tom Lehrer, Jake Thackray and then dropped onto George Brassens, the French raconteur who I thought may be of interest to Sue. Le Gorille Just one song ...
by plaques
02 Dec 2019, 11:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7589
Views: 329362

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Sorry about that Tizer, it was meant to sound plausible. In less that 2 miles after enduring three roundabouts, four sets of traffic lights (incorporating crossings),and four separate pedestrian crossings before finally hurling themselves down to the motorway roundabout where the use of indicators i...
by plaques
02 Dec 2019, 09:23
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10841
Views: 514743

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Well...that IS a mystery! Did the lass survive her injuries? Yes, but they had to remove a number of teeth which made it sound as though there was some serious head injuries. My own theory is that the mirror belonged to the young girl herself who had put the clipping in the back of the mirror has h...
by plaques
01 Dec 2019, 12:02
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10841
Views: 514743

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Today, I chose a Stephen King book from the pile. I noticed a small, folded bit of paper that I presume someone had been using as a book mark. It turned out to be some drug dealer's "tally sheet"! Not quite as exciting as Marilyn's find but this ones a mystery all the same. Mrs P clearing out some ...
by plaques
01 Dec 2019, 11:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7589
Views: 329362

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Just to bring everyone up to speed, or the lack of it, on the reinstatement of the Colne -Skipton railway line. A computer simulation has been carried out to judge the disruption to traffic of a level crossing at grade across Vivary Way, Assuming that the train intervals remain at current levels, ap...
by plaques
01 Dec 2019, 09:59
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3507
Views: 180892

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Its the motorcar that's done for heavy clothing. !0 yards to the car, then under cover parking for your shopping or at the worst another 30 yards. In and out of heated shopping malls all dressed to the nines, (another phrase lost in antiquity). Who needs Russian hats?
by plaques
01 Dec 2019, 08:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1147
Views: 105126

Re: OBITUARIES

The obituary of a theory is when the facts are totally indisputable. Darwin's Theory of Evolution is a good example. As time and science moves on it has now stopped being a theory and is considered as one of the basic truths of nature. Only the Creationists believe that the fossils were seeded by th...
by plaques
30 Nov 2019, 10:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1147
Views: 105126

Re: OBITUARIES

I'm warming to him - especially as he is a fully paid up 'climate change sceptic'. He did an essay on it in 2016 which is worth a read. Global Warming I enjoyed the read. Not so much as a climate change sceptic but more of a sceptic of sceptics. Richard Feynman also said "The first principle is tha...
by plaques
30 Nov 2019, 10:36
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10930
Views: 455468

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

The healds have a much finer pitch at the edges to give a selvedged edge. A much stronger edging than the standard weave it stops the fabric from unraveling from the edges. Actually a waste product that costs money to produce and is difficult to use in practice.
by plaques
30 Nov 2019, 09:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7589
Views: 329362

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Cummings was described in a previous post as an Anarchist but so is Noam Chomsky, Probably one of the highest IQ men that's ever lived. I must admit to being a fan of his. Chomsky's anarchy is more in line with having balanced views and not allowing single groups either the state or dictators to imp...
by plaques
29 Nov 2019, 19:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7589
Views: 329362

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Tizer wrote:
29 Nov 2019, 14:44
Tripps wrote: ↑29 Nov 2019, 12:32
So that's all three main parties ruled out - What's a chap to do?
Take a pin with you into the voting booth? Whoever gets in it's going to be a calamity!
Take heart here's a song for both of you, Stealers Wheel.
by plaques
29 Nov 2019, 13:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2320
Views: 160771

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

NPower is part off E On whose profits dropped to £2Billion, Can't afford to carry on like this. Happy Christmas lads.
by plaques
29 Nov 2019, 11:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7589
Views: 329362

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I can now reveal from a leaked secret memo issued by CCHQ+ that Andrew Stephenson MP for Pendle is so far ahead in the polls, with a potential of 6,000 vote majority, that he and his team will be assisting in the Burnley campaign to help the Conservatives in gaining a complete landslide in the East ...
by plaques
29 Nov 2019, 10:51
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10930
Views: 455468

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I would have agreed with PanBiker. an old spoke shave,draw knife, probably more used by wheelwrights for making spokes (fellows) etc. other than that you've got me over a barrel.
by plaques
28 Nov 2019, 14:48
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1229
Views: 83439

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Since the Russians opened up their archives the picture we are seeing now is vastly different to what we have been accepting as fact for the past 50+ years. Enjoy your read.
by plaques
28 Nov 2019, 09:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7589
Views: 329362

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI). Unbelievable isn't it. The main question of the day is .. 'where is the money going to come from to repay these women which we stole in the first place? The answer is simple. If we collectively benefited from this theft then we collectively should repa...
by plaques
28 Nov 2019, 08:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 170
Views: 2729

Re: Seen in the News

Knew quite a few off by heart as they say. Always liked 'Sam Sam Goes to it' Always reminds me that old codgers like us sitting in a corner boring the pants off everybody.
by plaques
27 Nov 2019, 09:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 170
Views: 2729

Re: Seen in the News

Reading through the Conservative manifesto, as one does the first thing of a morning, I was stopped in my tracks by one of Johnson's opening paragraphs, Get Brexit done - and we can release that lion from its cage and take this amazing country forwards. My mind immediately sprang back to the WW1 phr...
by plaques
26 Nov 2019, 20:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7589
Views: 329362

Re: POLITICS CORNER

indeed the option of demolish and clear to farmland and woodland is not unreasonable, as could be extend the motorway through on the current protected transport alignment. I think most people have given up to the idea of a Motorway. A two lane secondary standard road somewhere near the original ali...
by plaques
26 Nov 2019, 17:34
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1229
Views: 83439

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Yes, Antony Beevor. I also have 'Berlin, and Battle of Spain' sat on my shelves both by Beevor.
Berlin got a bit too complicated with too much happening at once, Spain covered a lot of detail but was relatively easy to read.
if you haven't already read them give me a shout and I'll get them over.

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