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by Bodger
22 Nov 2019, 07:35
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3748
Views: 172316

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

"Soft cotton knickers are excellent for soaking up oil and rubbing down Maz!"
The mind boggles
by Bodger
21 Nov 2019, 08:29
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3485
Views: 180632

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Stanley, going back to old vehicles, did you ever drive with a pre sector gear box ? i tried an old Lanchester a few times and it took a few miles to get the feel of the thing, if my memory is right the North Western buses were Daimlers and had pre selector boxes .
by Bodger
18 Nov 2019, 08:17
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3748
Views: 172316

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Drawers, Kecks, & Bloomers
by Bodger
17 Nov 2019, 09:30
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 460
Views: 17317

Re: Shed Matters 3

I was involved in making jigs and fixtures, i often had to modify the design to make them idiot proof, i.e. so that the part/s used in them could not be placed in them in an incorrect way
by Bodger
17 Nov 2019, 09:23
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10846
Views: 454785

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Lathe,with differences, no bore in head stock, single drive to carriage ie. screw or cutting speeds, appears to have a "back gear" drive, slow speed rpm, two tool posts >, and cannot identify the the three round objects on the apron, other than that no cone pulley so single speed belt drive conventi...
by Bodger
16 Nov 2019, 08:21
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10809
Views: 514222

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

China, sorry for your troubles, what's the food like in hospitals there?, can you request an "English" ?. bodger
by Bodger
15 Nov 2019, 07:25
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3485
Views: 180632

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Shades of the early Fords with wiper ran from the inlet manifold the faster you drove the slower were the wipers.
by Bodger
13 Nov 2019, 08:03
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10846
Views: 454785

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Tripps & Stanley correct, i didn't know that it was only Northwestern that had them, for a while i lived in the corner of Cheshire, Derbyshire, % Lancs, and they serviced that area
by Bodger
12 Nov 2019, 07:50
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10846
Views: 454785

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

If you were sat downstairs on a double decker bus , in front of you could be a sign, "Mind your head when rising " Why ?
by Bodger
06 Nov 2019, 08:23
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3748
Views: 172316

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Sammy Connors was the boiler man where i did my apprenticeship he used to warm his meal on a steam trap, one day the fitters did some work on the the trap and when finished did not replace Sammys basin , when he went to collect it he blew his top, " some effin lousy bastard has let my lunch go cold"...
by Bodger
08 Oct 2019, 07:01
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10809
Views: 514222

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I think circumstances made me so !, before our marriage i had moved 7 times.my mother married twice and my father four times plus a few stray ones in-between, so i lived with various half siblings, step mothers & fathers, including a grandfather. I read that some tear away's get an excuse for their ...
by Bodger
07 Oct 2019, 07:45
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10809
Views: 514222

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Just done a quick count and we have moved 17/18 times since our marriage in 1963, , we bought our third, fourth and last house , the others were mostly rented houses paid for by the companies i worked for.
by Bodger
07 Oct 2019, 07:35
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4169
Views: 271725

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

When we first came to Ireland c. 1970, we lived next door to an elderly couple,Biddy & Johnny , we have four daughters three who at the time were 7, 6, & two, Biddy called to the house and asked if the two eldest would like to go on the bog with Johnny and his donkey & cart to save turf, it was agre...
by Bodger
26 Sep 2019, 07:30
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1183
Views: 93754

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

One for the likes of us Stanley !! An Airbus 380 is on its way across the Atlantic. It flies consistently at 800 km/h in 30,000 feet, when suddenly a Eurofighter with Tempo Mach 2 appears. The pilot of the fighter jet slows down, flies alongside the Airbus and greets the pilot of the passenger plane...
by Bodger
24 Sep 2019, 06:53
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10846
Views: 454785

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Urine for the local tannery ?
by Bodger
21 Sep 2019, 07:25
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10846
Views: 454785

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Swan Uppers ?
by Bodger
20 Sep 2019, 07:32
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3485
Views: 180632

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Many years ago i had an operation for piles, sorry can't spell haemorroids, in Ashton u Lyne , after the op. i was sent to Woods Hospital Glossop , this was a recuperation hospital and was run with the minimum of staff and had a great atmosphere re patient & carers, as you say Stanley a good use of ...
by Bodger
18 Sep 2019, 07:19
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10846
Views: 454785

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

So we have a Shook of Staves or a Stook of Sheaves, English, you have to love it !!
by Bodger
18 Sep 2019, 07:12
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10846
Views: 454785

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

tinsmith
by Bodger
17 Sep 2019, 07:20
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10846
Views: 454785

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Any relation to a stook as in harvesting corn ?
by Bodger
16 Sep 2019, 07:22
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10846
Views: 454785

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Staves ?
by Bodger
15 Sep 2019, 07:18
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10846
Views: 454785

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Firewood ?
by Bodger
10 Sep 2019, 07:15
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10809
Views: 514222

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

In Ireland if you go into an off licence for a bottle of wine, spirits etc, they always put it in a brown paper single bottle bag, i always refuse, if people dont realise why you have been in the place, what do they think you are carrying, in a similar vein i also still hold my wifes hand and give h...
by Bodger
07 Sep 2019, 08:07
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1183
Views: 93754

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

3 body's turn up at mortuary all with smiles on their faces. Cop ask's coroner "why r they all smiling" coroner says "1st guy died of heart attack while making love to his wife, hence his smile. 2nd guy won lottery, spent it all on whisky+died of alcohol poisoning hence his smile, 3rd guy was unusua...
by Bodger
07 Sep 2019, 07:58
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1183
Views: 93754

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Five surgeons are discussing what type of person makes the best patient to operate on. The first surgeon, from Belfast City Hospital, says, "I like to see accountants on my operating table because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered." The second, from Antrim Area Hospital, responds,...

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