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by Stanley
18 Aug 2019, 07:59
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 408
Views: 15171

Re: Shed Matters 3

All too common Bodge in those days. One thing that caught my attention is that the picture of the engine is not the right one, that engine was built a lot later than the 1863 mentioned in the inquest report.
by Stanley
18 Aug 2019, 06:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9396
Views: 406104

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Those drops are very efficient Wendy but I'm sorry to hear your pressures are up and I hope someone can suggest a reason.... I had my share of eye problems a year or two ago as you will remember but it all turned out OK in the end so keep your pecker up! You need to get home Sue after a day as full ...
by Stanley
18 Aug 2019, 05:50
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2507
Views: 172993

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Just heard an essential piece of information on Farming Today. A Gamekeeper in Wensleydale saying that the origin of the bird name Wheatear is White Arse because they have one.
One new fact a day...... An LKF!
by Stanley
18 Aug 2019, 05:32
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 408
Views: 15171

Re: Shed Matters 3

Am considering painting the gate..... Or something equally important!
by Stanley
18 Aug 2019, 04:21
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1119
Views: 90840

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Oh dear.... Was she called Maggie May?
by Stanley
18 Aug 2019, 04:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6921
Views: 313302

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I don't understand what is going on. Corbyn continues to insist that he should lead any temporary coalition even though it is clear that this is a non-starter and the only Labour voices we hear support this. Looks orchestrated to me. I can't help having a suspicion that No Deal is accepted now and i...
by Stanley
18 Aug 2019, 04:10
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3260
Views: 172932

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I wanted some straight Epsom Salts yesterday, Laura has told me to get some as it is the best thing for foot baths and she is on a mission to get my feet in tip top condition. Fifty years ago this would have been a no-brainer, any chemist could sort you out. Nobody had any and I suspect the reason i...
by Stanley
18 Aug 2019, 03:55
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1144
Views: 31850

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Once the rain stopped it was a dry blustery day with patches of sun but that wind was always chilly. At 20:30 we had 50% cloud, cool dry and breezy. The same first thing this morning, I've just had a look outside and it hasn't changed. The scattered cloud is thin and the full moon is clear even behi...
by Stanley
18 Aug 2019, 03:44
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10359
Views: 496011

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The death of the policeman dragged under a vehicle.... I'm getting a very uneasy feeling that there is more to this than meets the eye. Oblique references to 'a council caravan site'. Is this a Traveller's site and the PR people are being cagey about being seen to be prejudiced? Also there is an unc...
by Stanley
18 Aug 2019, 03:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: Seen in the News

I think you are right about US pressure P. However they are still being very cagey about that. Nobody at the FO has admitted to anything......
by Stanley
18 Aug 2019, 03:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4134
Views: 192793

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

That reminds me of Farmer's Lung Tiz. It was an incurable respiratory complaint caused by breathing in spores from the mould that forms on badly harvested hay. It can be very debilitating. My mate John Henry at Yew Tree Farm had it and in the end he had to give up farm work and go into building. Sho...
by Stanley
18 Aug 2019, 03:20
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3999
Views: 262131

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

That reminds me of people saying that the weather was affected by wireless waves. That was the miracle of the 1930s, listening to a wireless without headphones, the reason why it was called wireless of course. If you look in the LTP Arthur Entwistle talks about seeing a bloke playing an early wirele...
by Stanley
18 Aug 2019, 03:05
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Winged Heroes
Replies: 462
Views: 65431

Re: Winged Heroes

My airport memory is my first flight into the old Hong Kong airport on the way to Oz. We were looking up at the washing lines just above our wing tips! And that after what felt like a crash dive together with a steep bank. Kept you on the edge of your seat!
by Stanley
18 Aug 2019, 03:02
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1149
Views: 90637

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

They live in a different world don't they...... I think Mark Twain might have been right about soap and education......
by Stanley
18 Aug 2019, 03:00
Forum: Camping
Topic: Back Under Canvas
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Back Under Canvas

I'm glad you sorted that one out!
by Stanley
18 Aug 2019, 02:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9396
Views: 406104

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Commiserations Wendy. I get funny things in the periphery of my vision and yes, my detached retina started like that. I note them and ignore them but one of these days.... I agree, your optician sounds as though she ought to be shelf stacking......
Might go and paint the front gate :biggrin2:
by Stanley
18 Aug 2019, 02:51
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3455
Views: 163657

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

All right. How many of you have come across the old one of FHB? Clue, to do with etiquette.
Today's tip...Don't make the mistake of roasting Scotch Eggs to warm them up. I did it yesterday in a forgetful moment and it was like cast iron, I had a hell of a job cutting into it.
by Stanley
18 Aug 2019, 02:49
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10243
Views: 438083

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I agree with Wendy, some sort of experimental beach defence in WW2. Most likely small bombs,
by Stanley
18 Aug 2019, 02:45
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6270
Views: 301359

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I can understand that Maz. Not much of a holiday if you have to cook!
It was a funny day yesterday. I had so many goodies to go out because of the wrap up that I ate too much for dinner. Spiced wings and a small cottage pie. I wasn't hungry at teatime so just had a small pork pie....
by Stanley
17 Aug 2019, 12:07
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2526
Views: 164555

Re: BOB'S BITS

"I hardly knew how I loved her, or how my whole existence seems bound up with her." Queen Victoria, writing about her mother, 1859. The British (ITV) docudrama, Victoria, now airing on PBS, gives the great queen’s “Ma” a bad press. She may well have deserved it, but in history the matter was not so ...
by Stanley
17 Aug 2019, 06:07
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4933
Views: 354623

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

The site has just slowed down seriously, it's been fine all morning up to now.
by Stanley
17 Aug 2019, 06:06
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10359
Views: 496011

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I shall look into it Maz.....
by Stanley
17 Aug 2019, 06:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9396
Views: 406104

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

That does look interesting Sue. I'm all in favour of rescuing lumps of metal that are just rubbish to others. China compared me the other day to Cleggy in Last of the Summer Wine continually repainting his front gate. I shall ignore him!
by Stanley
17 Aug 2019, 05:57
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6270
Views: 301359

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Yesterday was a funny day because dinner was late, it had to wait until Laura arrived with the fish and chips. Rest easy, I had a battered fillet of cod and mushy peas, no chips. I just had a small pork pie for tea as I was waiting for Carl to deliver a wrap up which I knew would have all sorts in i...
by Stanley
17 Aug 2019, 05:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: Seen in the News

See THIS BBC report on the tanker Grace 1. I think the gist of it is that the tanker is now free to leave as far as the UK and Gibraltarian authorities are concerned but the US has now made it legally possible for it to be seized again. What this means for the Stena tanker in Hormuz isn't clear. It'...

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