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by David Whipp
22 Oct 2012, 12:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8086
Views: 337175

Re: POLITICS CORNER

It also means that the pavements will be clear. There's no intention on the part of the area committee to require business owners to remove their wares, or tables or chairs, from the pavements. The committee took the view that such activity added to the street scene and asked that the powers that b...
by David Whipp
22 Oct 2012, 07:47
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: WEST CRAVEN HIGH TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE
Replies: 9
Views: 4865

Re: WEST CRAVEN HIGH TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE

Wonderful!

Good job there's human intervention... unless of course, wendyf, you're a bot...?
by David Whipp
22 Oct 2012, 07:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8086
Views: 337175

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I was hoping for some kind of Tracy Island TB1 launch effect / Wallace and Grommit of keeping the marquee under some kind of retractable flagstones , said marquee popping up as required, with flip over planters/ tables for cafe use. (Now I've worked out the quote function...) The old Co-op cellars ...
by David Whipp
22 Oct 2012, 07:29
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5270
Views: 367177

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Hovering just below 10mb/s over weekend/this morning.
by David Whipp
22 Oct 2012, 07:27
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: WEST CRAVEN HIGH TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE
Replies: 9
Views: 4865

Re: WEST CRAVEN HIGH TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE

That last post seems apropos of not a lot?
by David Whipp
22 Oct 2012, 07:24
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 22
Views: 3856

Re: Hi

Am certainly enjoying recuperation, Kev. A couple of hours last night with daughter Lucy listening to mutually acceptable music, reading and googling. This morning, it was off to the the Eagles' Hotel California, now it's Woodstock - beginning with Santana on very loud. The kids loved my air guitar ...
by David Whipp
21 Oct 2012, 19:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2486
Views: 164249

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Teach me to post before reading all the replies posted....

Thanks for all the links, which I'll follow up - including the visitbarnoldswick one Kev!

Just hoping we can muddle through for a while and we don't get panicked by a cold snap into getting it wrong.
by David Whipp
21 Oct 2012, 19:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2486
Views: 164249

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Cheers Ian. We too have the boiler mounted on an internal wall with a 3m run to the outside. Fortunately, this is in an accessible void which complies with the new regs. Our condensate drains internally into (larger) waste pipe serving adjacent bathroom. (This is good news when you get very cold win...
by David Whipp
21 Oct 2012, 19:15
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 22
Views: 3856

Re: Hi

Tizer, reading some of your travails at the hands of local government, I'm not surprised if you have a jaundiced view of the genus! Perhaps your experience might have been different if you'd been dealing with the particular species we have round here? Or maybe, it's the local government ecosystem th...
by David Whipp
21 Oct 2012, 08:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2486
Views: 164249

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Thanks Stanley. Will do that. The HW tank is a super insulated modern one and it acts as a heat sink in the heart of our house, so am not keen to get rid of, but will consider the option. The exigencies of the situation are such that replacing the boiler but keeping the system more or less as is oth...
by David Whipp
21 Oct 2012, 07:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11258
Views: 438148

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Getting ready this morning for a family gathering of the clan Whipp. I invoked my recent major op to convene a get together at our place today. The reason for the meet is to discuss whether Herbert Ewart Whipp should be added to the names of those who lost their lives in the first world war on the n...
by David Whipp
21 Oct 2012, 07:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2486
Views: 164249

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Anyone got good recommendation for a new gas boiler?

Existing boiler kaput.

Ours is a sealed system and the boiler feeds a hot water tank as well as CH circuits.
by David Whipp
21 Oct 2012, 07:25
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11603
Views: 528768

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The grainy images of searching futilely through the wrecked school are a vivid memory for me. As a schoolchild, I could easily put myself in the shoes of the disaster victims. What caught my attention was the warmth (not) of my shower... Whilst getting my own personal plumbing sorted out, back home,...
by David Whipp
21 Oct 2012, 07:06
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12258
Views: 472960

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

A stop for a sash cramp?
by David Whipp
20 Oct 2012, 09:43
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 22
Views: 3856

Re: Hi

I've chucked a couple of bob in the kitty, and look forward to getting the orange look! Can't let the Red Rose thing go tho. Pluggy say's Barlick is in Lancashire! Nowt like a fresh battle in the Wars of the Roses! I say we get the best of both worlds. For instance, we get our fresh water from Yorks...
by David Whipp
20 Oct 2012, 08:45
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 22
Views: 3856

Re: Hi

OK... Now I've got an issue of principle with making a donation. The form requires me to choose a county. As we all know, Barnoldswick is in the historic West Riding of Yorkshire. If I want to complete a valid form, I probably have to click on Lancashire... Since we got our own delivery office and p...
by David Whipp
20 Oct 2012, 08:30
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 22
Views: 3856

Re: Hi

Thanks Stanley.

Will give this a whirl.
by David Whipp
20 Oct 2012, 08:27
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11603
Views: 528768

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Anyhow, what attracted my attention was view when I opened our front room blinds of the the magnificent rainbow arching over the sunlit autumnal tinted trees (beech, maple and birch) beyond the bottom of our garden.
by David Whipp
20 Oct 2012, 08:21
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11603
Views: 528768

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The commission's proposals won't be implemented before the next General Election ('cos the linked deal over Lords reform broke down). We'll have to wait and see if an incoming government proceeds with such changes. IMV, the revised proposals are better than the original ones (which would have seen B...
by David Whipp
20 Oct 2012, 08:11
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5270
Views: 367177

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Our broadband was down when I got up this morning (6.30am). After unplugging router to no avail, I thought 'they' may be working on lines. When it came back on, I'm getting 10mbs to my wifi linked laptop. We're on Pipex, which I think has been taken over by Talktalk?
by David Whipp
20 Oct 2012, 07:15
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 22
Views: 3856

Re: Hi

Thanks folk. I know a lot of the guys that live locally 'in the flesh' as it were (and they know me). Prior to op, I typically worked a 12 to 14 hour day, so restricted activities at the moment give me a chance to spend time doing new things (inc OGFB). Will have to see how energy levels and intrusi...
by David Whipp
19 Oct 2012, 21:02
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS 01
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS 01

Barnoldswick in Bloom is a group on the lines of what Stanley is suggesting. As well as lots of flowers and trees, the group has been behind planting up existing beds at the Rainhall Centre with erbs and hedibles. This year, we created two new raised beds in the yard at the centre. Planted up with w...
by David Whipp
19 Oct 2012, 20:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8086
Views: 337175

Re: POLITICS CORNER

As mentioned by Tardis, I wasn't at the meeting, so don't know the detail of the 'parasol possibilities' put forward. Any proposals for new stuff being put on the square, or in the town centre, will need to be considered carefully to make sure they are right. The local area committee has suggested t...
by David Whipp
19 Oct 2012, 18:37
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 22
Views: 3856

Hi

Hi, I'm suffering from enforced leisure time over the next few weeks and have decided to spend some time surfing t'interweb. As long as my blood pressure allows, I'll take part in this community''s discussions. Looking at some of the entries, it looks like I already feature in some of your threads! ...

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