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by Stanley
27 Jan 2020, 05:09
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4249
Views: 274182

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/5990/medium Springs dam on Calf Hall Beck in 1892. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/4118/medium Springs Dam in 2003. I've never been able to find a date for the building of the dam at Springs. The need would arise in...
by Stanley
27 Jan 2020, 04:30
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1459
Views: 38016

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

The forecast was accurate yesterday, the rain had largely stopped by 15:00. At 20:00 we had a light breeze, broken could and it was both dryer and colder. This morning first thing it was the same and hasn't changed since. The glass fell slowly all day yesterday and is down on 993mb and still falling...
by Stanley
27 Jan 2020, 04:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2174
Views: 153053

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

It all reminds me of what a lady in Kansas told me many years ago. She said that the Three Great American Lies were; "One size fits all. The cheque's in the post. I'm from the Government, I'm here to help you." For the last one substitute any commercial organisation saying they can make things easie...
by Stanley
27 Jan 2020, 04:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7759
Views: 331354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Why should anyone be forced to have a view on something they know nothing about? That would be my answer if I was asked. Too many people express opinions on matters on which they have no direct knowledge, this includes many of the 'experts' and 'pundits' we hear being interviewed on news programmes....
by Stanley
27 Jan 2020, 03:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1186
Views: 105964

Re: OBITUARIES

:good:
by Stanley
27 Jan 2020, 03:52
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1246
Views: 95016

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Sounds very practical! Reminds me of an old joke.... A group of miners visited a local brothel on the way home on pay day. As they walked down the road afterwards a young miner said he was worried because his wife would notice that his willie was clean. One of the older miners said "Do what we do la...
by Stanley
27 Jan 2020, 03:48
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1785
Views: 107584

Re: GOOD TV

I wouldn't mind betting that a man called Walton was involved in that programme. He taught me at Lancaster and has specialised on Blackpool for years..... I remember him being delighted when I described the railways as Mycelium and the ports and sea side resorts as the resulting mushrooms. Rumour is...
by Stanley
27 Jan 2020, 03:43
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 491
Views: 44486

Re: Mobile Phones

I'll try it Tiz.
by Stanley
27 Jan 2020, 03:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 487
Views: 45070

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

I heard that report on the BBC Tiz. I think it started in commerce where companies looked to cutting the cost of supporting customers, experting call centres to areas with cheap wage rates and thick accents. Long waiting times helped as well. A good example is the police 101 help line. Virtually use...
by Stanley
27 Jan 2020, 03:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 277
Views: 4316

Re: Seen in the News

"In the UK it is estimated that an average of 600 people a year die from complications of flu. In some years it is estimated that this can rise to over 10,000 deaths (see for example this UK study from 2013 , which estimated over 13,000 deaths resulting from flu in 2008-09)." (Government figures) T...
by Stanley
27 Jan 2020, 03:12
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11068
Views: 518030

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

David, scepticism and curiosity are some of the best servants we have. We may find uncomfortable truths at times but overall, lead fuller lives!
BCG!
Er, that's it....
by Stanley
27 Jan 2020, 03:05
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3900
Views: 174743

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I have a fierce guard dog called Jack! And he usually has an old bloke backing him up!
by Stanley
27 Jan 2020, 02:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10296
Views: 425716

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Regular bathing with salt water.....
Everything is oriented towards being at Airedale at 13:00 for BCG no. 2.
by Stanley
27 Jan 2020, 02:45
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11406
Views: 459965

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Age Not sure but I'd guess about 1810.
As far as I know they didn't need permission.
No the cottages were separate but could have been older than the Pub.
They were demolished around 1950 I think, just after the war.
by Stanley
26 Jan 2020, 12:59
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11406
Views: 459965

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I shall keep stum on this one until the situation gets desperate. I think I know what P is after. But then again, I could be wrong!
by Stanley
26 Jan 2020, 12:55
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2710
Views: 168830

Re: BOB'S BITS

"The Reluctant Jester." The title of Michael Bentine's third (1992) autobiography. Everyone knows that Michael Bond named his bear ‘Paddington’ after finding him in the station’s Lost Bear Office, but why did Bond invent ‘darkest Peru’ as Paddington’s home ground? Some say it was because of Peru’s s...
by Stanley
26 Jan 2020, 08:51
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11406
Views: 459965

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Thanks Gloria. Historic as well. Nobody can duplicate that snap!
Someone out there has got the next one.....
by Stanley
26 Jan 2020, 08:17
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11406
Views: 459965

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Kev has got it exactly, it's the snack bar beneath the outside viewing platform on World Trade No. 2. The day I was there in winter 1980 it was too cold and windy to be allowed on to the top platform, it was around 20F.
That went well! Sorry for any stress it caused. Next one?
by Stanley
26 Jan 2020, 06:37
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11406
Views: 459965

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

You are all missing the obvious candidate. Rather than cut you off at the knees, here's the best clue yet.

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by Stanley
26 Jan 2020, 06:33
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2662
Views: 179483

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I don't know why but the word mug attracted my attention, it has so many meanings. THIS Wiktionary entry is worth reading.
by Stanley
26 Jan 2020, 05:22
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1459
Views: 38016

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

The noticeable change yesterday was that the cloud cover was more broken and as the day went on it became colder. At 20:00 we had a light breeze, broken cloud and a hint of rain in the air, colder than of late. First thing this morning it was the same and it had just started raining. I've just looke...
by Stanley
26 Jan 2020, 05:03
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4249
Views: 274182

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Many a time, in the absence of evidence, you have to apply reverse thinking to some of the puzzles you come across when you are looking carefully at what's on the ground. In my long search for watermills I soon learned that if you stopped looking for evidence of the mills and instead looked for wate...
by Stanley
26 Jan 2020, 04:38
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6610
Views: 311757

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Three eggs for breakfast. Small pork pie and a tin of baked beans for tea with the usual nibbles. Am watching portion sizes carefully!
by Stanley
26 Jan 2020, 04:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 277
Views: 4316

Re: Seen in the News

100 years ago the book Rossum's Universal Robots addressed the same question. (LINK) It looks as though we are no closer to an answer!
by Stanley
26 Jan 2020, 04:31
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5168
Views: 363737

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

My only comment on that is that it is a funny old world and I don't understand it!

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