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by David Whipp
10 Jan 2017, 07:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Speed Awareness
Replies: 43
Views: 15532

Re: Speed Awareness

Thanks Ian. The route has been described as having one of the worst ten accident records in the country. Quite a lot of signing and lining work was done in (I think) 2008 and the accident record has improved since then, but far too many people are still crashing on the road. I'm hopeful that this wi...
by David Whipp
09 Jan 2017, 08:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4900
Views: 210201

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Ambulance response times are something me and Ken Hartley have been doggedly trying to see improved for four years now (it was my own blue light journey to Airedale that prompted us monitoring the situation). The ambulance crews are themselves 'victims' of the way the service is organised. It works ...
by David Whipp
06 Jan 2017, 07:57
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12258
Views: 472966

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

1936 is well before my time... Stanley's picture is how I remember the icebreaker.

Last reflection for good measure.

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by David Whipp
05 Jan 2017, 09:35
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12258
Views: 472966

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

China is spot on - picture taken on canal walk, which I've rotated 180 degrees. This one is close to the canal corner where the icebreaker was moored. It was jaw dropping to see the reflections in the water. Here's another view from the walk. (Our house can just be glimpsed through the tree trunks, ...
by David Whipp
04 Jan 2017, 18:27
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12258
Views: 472966

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Aye P, ollus find that's a good ice breaker...

Neither of you are of course, correct.
by David Whipp
04 Jan 2017, 10:42
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12258
Views: 472966

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Ditto...

Have a go with this.

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by David Whipp
03 Jan 2017, 08:11
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4466
Views: 281130

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

I've placed it at the bottom of Manchester Road, next to the junction of Philip Street. Two more pictures from Ian Hearder: http://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/gallery/image.php?album_id=3&image_id=13645 Harry Hill above and his memorial between Bracewell and Horton below. http://www.oneguyfrombarlic...
by David Whipp
02 Jan 2017, 10:11
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4466
Views: 281130

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Thanks Stanley.

Ian, I think my favourite gift as a youngster was a long handled axe...

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Picked up this picture of Harry Hill's Clog Shop from a post by Ian Gordon Hearder on facebook's Barnoldswick Talk.
by David Whipp
01 Jan 2017, 15:18
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11603
Views: 528770

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

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These dogs posing as I took a picture of the bridge at Greenberfield today.

Best wishes for 2017 to everyone.
by David Whipp
01 Jan 2017, 10:26
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4466
Views: 281130

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Please can I join the queue for hi-res copies?! More hen pens and allotments... On what is now part of Valley Gardens, I was fascinated by a friend's dad's firewood production hut where there was a splitter that made kindling. It'll be a few years before Valley Road is driven through to a junction w...
by David Whipp
31 Dec 2016, 09:41
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4466
Views: 281130

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Plenty of pews to park your bottom - the chapels are still standing; Station Road, St Andrews, North Street, Bethesda but I think St James has gone by then? Another massive change is that there are very few cars parked on the streets. Park Street and the top section of Mosley Street have yet to be '...
by David Whipp
30 Dec 2016, 10:07
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11603
Views: 528770

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

On the rocksalt issue; the stuff in the gritting wagons is rocksalt with some molasses mixed in with it (apparently this makes it stick to the road). They spread it very thin nowadays - Pendle Council used to spread it much thicker and let it go right on to the pavements (the county council, who pai...
by David Whipp
30 Dec 2016, 09:48
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4466
Views: 281130

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Towards the top right the 'detached' hen pens of Coates Poultry Farm can be seen off Richmond Road and near Fernbank. The Richmond Road pens had our longest hen hut, which was I think 60' long. Robinson Court now stands in this area. At Fernbank there was a building with a curved asbestos roof which...
by David Whipp
28 Dec 2016, 08:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8086
Views: 337175

Re: POLITICS CORNER

On polling ID; the most vulnerable part of voting is the use of thousands of postal ballots. I can't see how ID is going to help with this at all.
by David Whipp
28 Dec 2016, 08:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Family Matters
Replies: 1679
Views: 118460

Re: Family Matters

I've no words to express the depth of pain I feel for you Stanley; it was a blessing that Janet's passing was painless and peaceful though and that she was able to put things in order before she went.
by David Whipp
22 Dec 2016, 15:09
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5270
Views: 367177

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

T'interweb off with us for most of day again...
by David Whipp
22 Dec 2016, 14:59
Forum: Photography
Topic: Bank Edge View
Replies: 528
Views: 53344

Re: Bank Edge View

Yes, and unfortunately was out of town at sunset...
by David Whipp
21 Dec 2016, 07:55
Forum: Photography
Topic: Bank Edge View
Replies: 528
Views: 53344

Re: Bank Edge View

Fingers crossed for sunrise pic this morning - I can see the moon through the cloud at present.
by David Whipp
20 Dec 2016, 15:38
Forum: Photography
Topic: Bank Edge View
Replies: 528
Views: 53344

Re: Bank Edge View

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Not as dramatic as yesterday, but not bad as the sun sets near its most southerly point on the horizon today.
by David Whipp
20 Dec 2016, 07:45
Forum: Photography
Topic: Bank Edge View
Replies: 528
Views: 53344

Re: Bank Edge View

Quite by chance I glanced away from my screen and out of the window at the right time.
by David Whipp
19 Dec 2016, 16:09
Forum: Photography
Topic: Bank Edge View
Replies: 528
Views: 53344

Re: Bank Edge View

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Brief but spectacular sunset today.
by David Whipp
19 Dec 2016, 10:31
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4249
Views: 181346

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Stanley wrote:I have never been able to understand why some people violently dislike them....
TAS2R38 Stanley.
Have a look at this link.
by David Whipp
17 Dec 2016, 16:23
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11603
Views: 528770

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

http://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/gallery/image.php?album_id=12&image_id=13515 A bloom group colleague was keen for me to snap the catkins growing on a tree next to the library this morning. Later: after posting this, I was racked with indecision about whether to call these catkins or pussywillow....
by David Whipp
16 Dec 2016, 17:44
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11603
Views: 528770

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Sounds like good news Kev.

The abrupt cutting off of my VOIP phone at 7.30am this morning, and, as it turned out, broadband too.

Have been doing cold turkey until restoration an hour or so ago; apparently a widespread problem following a BT failure somewhere.
by David Whipp
16 Dec 2016, 17:39
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4466
Views: 281130

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

The football pitches at Victory Park are reputed to be the best drained in Pendle. That's put down to that area being made up of landfill with a lot of ash in it. Over the years, the pitches themselves have been vertidrained and had sand added to improve drainage still further. There's a significant...

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