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by plaques
20 Jan 2020, 10:45
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11298
Views: 459022

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

No idea but it looks painful,
by plaques
20 Jan 2020, 10:30
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11298
Views: 459022

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Never knew that Tizer. I'll have to give them a different title next time.
Gloria is correct though probably from local knowledge, well done.

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Swan inn Lockup 2.JPG
by plaques
20 Jan 2020, 09:33
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11298
Views: 459022

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Wendy, Burnley is correct, and you can't get much nearer to Burnley centre than this.
Now,9.30, over to you Gloria.
by plaques
20 Jan 2020, 09:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7740
Views: 331137

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Is it my imagination or is there a growing tide of doubt being expressed about eventual Brexit and the economic situation, mostly from captains of industry? Are they getting fed up with the relentless optimism from the government and looking at harsh reality? Chancellor, Sajid Javid, has said that ...
by plaques
20 Jan 2020, 09:13
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11036
Views: 517560

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

However, there are plenty of people out there who are very interested and there is a definite possibility that a can of worms could be opened up. I'm one of those people who is always interested in public money affairs that are concluded in secret meetings especially where the reported agreement is...
by plaques
19 Jan 2020, 20:54
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11298
Views: 459022

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Tripps, It can be seen by street view but only if you know where it is. and it isn't in Barlick.
Gloria, I would request that 'professional' mystery object players hold back until about 9,30 am tomorrow after which it becomes open season.
by plaques
19 Jan 2020, 17:43
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11298
Views: 459022

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stanley's right so far, The bars on the windows are a bit of a give away. A lock up but not intended to be temporary. Local as stated, but where? Visitors to this town will have walked past it hundreds of times without noticing it. As you do I suppose.
by plaques
19 Jan 2020, 12:47
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11298
Views: 459022

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Ok, What's this and where is it (local)

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Swan inn lockup.JPG
by plaques
19 Jan 2020, 09:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2344
Views: 161225

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

It now looks like the definition of fracking is not all its cracked up to be. (sorry about that). Most people are under the delusion that Fracking is dependent on high pressure fluids being injected into the ground to fracture the shale strata followed by some grit injection to keep the cracks open....
by plaques
19 Jan 2020, 08:46
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11298
Views: 459022

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I like Kev's suggestion, some of the sewage pumping stations / water treatment plants were built like cathedrals especially down London way.
by plaques
18 Jan 2020, 20:14
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1267
Views: 84242

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

finished 'Autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt ' An interesting man, part boys own adventurer, Ranch owner, Cuba/ Spanish War, Lieutenant Colonel. African big game hunter. Politician and finally US President. Plenty of examples of American politics of the day, corruption, bribery, and big business in...
by plaques
18 Jan 2020, 19:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 262
Views: 4116

Re: Seen in the News

Here is Buckingham Palace's statement in full: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are grateful to Her Majesty and the Royal Family for their ongoing support as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. "As agreed in this new arrangement, they understand that they are required to step back from r...
by plaques
17 Jan 2020, 20:33
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11298
Views: 459022

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Prison for nuns.... A nuns clositered convent / monastery.
by plaques
17 Jan 2020, 17:48
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2653
Views: 179297

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Came across..canaille and pithecoid. Must try to find a way to use them in the politics section.
by plaques
17 Jan 2020, 10:46
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3584
Views: 182616

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Those were the days when motorbikes still looked like motorbikes and not flying racing machines. Also the lads still carried plenty of 'hair' which has gone out of fashion nowadays either by nature or Turkish stylists.
by plaques
17 Jan 2020, 10:37
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1581
Views: 111829

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

These carbon fibre fan blades may be bad news for Barlick. The current titanium blade is made in Barlick but with larger manufacturing facilities in Singapore. Obviously these blades will still be needed for spares in years to come but that may mean that Barlick is left with the blade leading edge p...
by plaques
17 Jan 2020, 09:52
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11036
Views: 517560

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Talking to a driving instructor acquaintance about the speed people drive round corners and on round-a-bouts he said it frightened him. We came to the conclusion that part of it was to intimidate other drivers. 'I can't stop at this speed so get out of my way'. Driving on a strange road always puts ...
by plaques
17 Jan 2020, 09:39
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3880
Views: 174429

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

We have one of those 'granite composite sinks' of a light fawn colour which gradually stains especially with milky tea. Standard bleach didn't make much impression on it but one of the proprietary oven cleaners brought it up like new. Only used occasionally so the difference in money terms is minimal.
by plaques
16 Jan 2020, 09:44
Forum: Ongoing Family Research
Topic: Craven Harrison’s – Jeremiah 1740 vs Jeremiah 1741
Replies: 76
Views: 678

Re: Craven Harrison’s – Jeremiah 1740 vs Jeremiah 1741

Feeling out of my depth here. Have you tried 'Family Search' the Mormon Jehovah's Witness web site. Sometimes they have these odd church records listed down which are often mis-spelt but can come in handy.
by plaques
16 Jan 2020, 09:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10262
Views: 425294

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

My poem for you Sue on your birthday, I know its pathetic but the best I could do with the equipment I have. Put it here, put it there, Space to put it anywhere. In neat rows not too high, Suits my style, don't ask me why. On those shelves and in that bin. More and more, just cram it in, Some things...
by plaques
16 Jan 2020, 09:21
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11298
Views: 459022

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

chinatyke wrote:
16 Jan 2020, 08:58
A mould for home-made candles?
Looks like a good suggestion to me China.
by plaques
16 Jan 2020, 09:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7740
Views: 331137

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Johnson's 'Big Ben bong' looks like another dead cat being thrown on the table to get the masses talking about something other than the things that really matter. Meanwhile an American spokesman is inferring that if the UK doesn't toe the line and back Trump over the Iran nuclear plan, which hasn't ...
by plaques
15 Jan 2020, 10:32
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11298
Views: 459022

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Far too posh for us. We used good old carbolic for years. The big selling point was that the Ivory soap would float so you never needed to search the bath to find it. With only 2 inches of water in a tin bath this was never a problem.
by plaques
15 Jan 2020, 10:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4435
Views: 202321

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

As a person that suffered negative side affects from statins I would think they would be very cautious about starting people on a full dose that would last 6 months. Also I'm a bit down on medicating everybody just because they can't identify the few who really need it.
by plaques
15 Jan 2020, 09:52
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11036
Views: 517560

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

At the same time austerity cuts have decimated Youth Services and staffing of Social Services. In my current book read ( Autobiography Theodore Roosevelt) He introduce boxing clubs and other physical activities into the New York youth scene to stem the tide of knife crime and thuggery which proved ...

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