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by David Whipp
14 Dec 2016, 07:52
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4636
Views: 285007

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Pee - as if! Attending to a forgotten corner of the Windle and Bowker property - their fenceposts on the boundary had succumbed to age and n'er do wells were creating a track over the planting to the hidey hole at the back. I was putting a couple of posts in to re-erect the fence. May discourage oth...
by David Whipp
13 Dec 2016, 10:31
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4636
Views: 285007

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Thanks for comment about volunteers Stanley. Team reported you were inspecting work at back of bus shelter yesterday. Don't know if this has been posted on here previously. I picked it up from Gus's 'Now and Then' fb page. http://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/gallery/image.php?album_id=9&image_id=13486
by David Whipp
11 Dec 2016, 18:15
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11936
Views: 533895

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Have asked the question Wendy.
by David Whipp
11 Dec 2016, 09:33
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11936
Views: 533895

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

30 odd years ago, campaigning for recycling facilities was one of my big issues and I remember the jubilation when we succeeded in getting our first bottle bank. After that, an extensive network of recycling skip sites were developed. The one in the centre of Barlick being on the main car park off W...
by David Whipp
08 Dec 2016, 07:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12727
Views: 478568

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Clock base?
by David Whipp
08 Dec 2016, 07:36
Forum: Seasons
Topic: Autumn 2016
Replies: 152
Views: 13302

Re: Autumn 2016

http://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/gallery/image.php?album_id=14&image_id=13437 The signs are based on a study carried out by Keep Britain Tidy which showed dog owners were more responsible about picking up dog waste if they thought someone was watching them. Pendle Council is trying them out at di...
by David Whipp
07 Dec 2016, 12:51
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11936
Views: 533895

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Sentence in BBC report of withdrawn Trump plans for wall to protect golf course:

"At 4m in height and 20m wide, the 200,000-tonne structure would have required some 200,000 tonnes of rock for construction."
by David Whipp
04 Dec 2016, 15:16
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5360
Views: 369904

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Thanks Kev.

Will have to save up my pocket money... and don't like to rush into making big decisions...
by David Whipp
04 Dec 2016, 15:13
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11936
Views: 533895

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

http://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/gallery/image.php?album_id=14&image_id=13417 Work underway on the base for our new emergency store off West Close Road. Two containers will be kept there with sandbags and equipment for use in case of emergency. The work is being funded from a £10,000 grant the to...
by David Whipp
04 Dec 2016, 09:05
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5360
Views: 369904

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

My keyboard is still wired...

The letters on the popular keys have worn off (not a problem), but now the nibs on the home keys are wearing away; need to start saving up for a new 'un.
by David Whipp
04 Dec 2016, 08:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8307
Views: 340649

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I try not to think about Trump - can't cope with the anxiety...
by David Whipp
03 Dec 2016, 09:17
Forum: Old Photographs
Topic: Street in Barnoldswick
Replies: 7
Views: 1887

Re: Street in Barnoldswick

Almost certain it's Park Road before houses were built beyond Park Street and Park Avenue (which can be seen furthest from the camera). The junction of Beech Street in on the right.

Looks like a shop where the chippy is now.
by David Whipp
03 Dec 2016, 09:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8307
Views: 340649

Re: POLITICS CORNER

In terms of by-elections, the 1991 Ribble Valley By-election - where we overturned a massive Tory majority - caused the Poll Tax to be scrapped. (I remember it well as I was involved with campaigning from day 1 before the party by-election team turned up.)

Maybe Richmond will be equally momentous?
by David Whipp
01 Dec 2016, 14:52
Forum: Seasons
Topic: Autumn 2016
Replies: 152
Views: 13302

Re: Autumn 2016

Nowt like a good frosty photo...
by David Whipp
30 Nov 2016, 16:22
Forum: Photography
Topic: Bank Edge View
Replies: 528
Views: 53842

Re: Bank Edge View

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Good sunset to end November.
by David Whipp
30 Nov 2016, 08:52
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11936
Views: 533895

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Hope temperature in Derbyshire is a bit warmer...

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Frost rimed foliage yesterday.
by David Whipp
28 Nov 2016, 10:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Family Matters
Replies: 1683
Views: 118987

Re: Family Matters

That's one determined lady, Stanley! So pleased for you.
by David Whipp
28 Nov 2016, 10:18
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12727
Views: 478568

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Failed plug extrusion...
by David Whipp
28 Nov 2016, 10:16
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11794
Views: 444118

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Trying to inform discussion about the taxi "strike" with as many facts and reliable information as I can.
by David Whipp
27 Nov 2016, 09:46
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12727
Views: 478568

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Kev and Stanley are correct about drain coverings... and I'd remind members that we don't have gangsters in Barlick! The location is however on Skipton Road, which was surfaced dressed in 2015. I finally got the gulley sucker to deal with a number of blocked road drains (gulleys) a few weeks ago and...
by David Whipp
26 Nov 2016, 13:57
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12727
Views: 478568

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Maybe the answer is 'yes' to both...?
by David Whipp
26 Nov 2016, 07:42
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3665
Views: 186731

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Think that gives me an intro to mention one of my Liberal predecessors as county councillor for our area - Dr Pickard. My colleague Tony Greaves recounts the tale of Dr Pickard's suggestion to deal economically with icy roads; he suggested adjustable 90 degree bends on the ends of exhaust pipes. In ...
by David Whipp
26 Nov 2016, 07:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12727
Views: 478568

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

No complaint Stanley, just a teaser... turbine - and beforehand, Rotary...

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by David Whipp
25 Nov 2016, 07:37
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12727
Views: 478568

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Just think this is going round and round again...

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