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by plaques
25 Dec 2020, 13:06
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13840
Views: 561612

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Made a mistake about Harle Syke it was Haydock St. Elm Street runs from Colne road to Cameron Street where the Lancashire textile mill was which burnt down in 1969 It was taken over by Pendelfin in 1973, My next door neighbour was managing director. Pendelfin also had a fire much later on.
by plaques
25 Dec 2020, 12:07
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13840
Views: 561612

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Elm Street Burnley was the Harle Syke bus stop to the old Victoria Hospital. Probably lots of deaths but I managed to survive my visit. :laugh5:
by plaques
25 Dec 2020, 09:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13127
Views: 517487

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

We had a relaxing evening in front of the fire watching a recorded Eagles concert from 2018 which was pleasant but surprisingly boring. A bit warmer in California if you pick the right bit. While talking music can anyone remember a song a woman sang accompanied with Jools Holland on the piano. It w...
by plaques
25 Dec 2020, 09:37
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13840
Views: 561612

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Off the top of my head. One of Oscar Wilde's stories of a murder in Elm Street, Must try to keep up with Tripps.
by plaques
25 Dec 2020, 09:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45893

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

A long explanation about the current vaccination programme. Vaccination. Rather long winded but worth a read. Most people will be concerned about side effects etc: discussed in the second part of the address. Basically very similar to the after effects of the influenza vaccine with tiredness being a...
by plaques
24 Dec 2020, 09:31
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1498
Views: 122684

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

We noted things when we visited UK on holiday...couldn’t believe how far your foods had travelled before sale. Now, you will need to pay for that transport....and import. The food that's imported from distant countries will continue as normal that is unless it passes through the EU. The stupid thin...
by plaques
23 Dec 2020, 22:20
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5589
Views: 401338

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

For those who are reading the Enigma book they will see quite a number of references to 'Five Eyes' (FVEY). The book makes it sound as though its a passive signal listening organisation who limit their spying to listening to what's being transmitted. Edward Snowden has different views. (Wiki Leaks) ...
by plaques
23 Dec 2020, 18:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45893

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I'm getting puzzled ref the vaccine. I'm pleased of course that OGFB members here have had the first jab, but based on age alone, they were supposed to be in the second tranche, behind NHS staff, care home residents, and their carers. Does that mean that all such have had it already? I hope so. Bot...
by plaques
23 Dec 2020, 09:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45893

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

No adverse reactions to yesterday's vaccination. Just the same as an influenza vaccination. Just a bit peeved they wanted to see my birth certificate, you could be Mr P's son, I joke of course. Big panic on about the backlog of 3,000 trucks in Kent with another 700 hanging about waiting to set off. ...
by plaques
22 Dec 2020, 19:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1061
Views: 25318

Re: Seen in the News

Grant Shapps has got everything under control only 2,850 lorries stranded. There will be some movement tomorrow Wednesday but the general advice is to stay where you are. He doesn't mention that the movement will be French and EU nationals, (you bloody foreigners can stop at home....) Mr Shapps twee...
by plaques
22 Dec 2020, 19:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45893

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Back from our covid vaccination at Colne health centre. A very slick military style operation well organised, A large car park so no problem there. Met at the car park entrance with a guide to tell us where to enter the building. Ground floor. two receptionists taking preliminary details and tempera...
by plaques
22 Dec 2020, 09:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45893

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Simple's brain's attempt to cut through the fog and hype of the new variant covid-19 virus. First some definitions. Dominant virus (D). the virus that has been circulating through the UK since last March Variant virus, (V). the virus now found predominantly in London and the south of England. 1) Inf...
by plaques
21 Dec 2020, 22:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45893

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

At last , long time to wait for me , about a month yet. Hope no adverse swollen arms etc I spoke to a friend today who had his jab on saturday,. No problem with after affects just a bit of tenderness with exercise. His wife showed no problems. His only comment was " I've never seen as many pensione...
by plaques
21 Dec 2020, 17:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45893

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Covid jab arranged for tomorrow evening for Mrs P and myself at the Colne Health Centre. :thankyou:
by plaques
21 Dec 2020, 17:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2650
Views: 184578

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Feet and toes are marvelous bit of anatomy for locating things especially when you're not looking for them, bed ends, table legs, shallow steps. pins, toys almost anything at set at low level, but it takes a special kind of genius not to find a switch in full light that you have just spent frustrati...
by plaques
21 Dec 2020, 10:55
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 2140
Views: 122460

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

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by plaques
21 Dec 2020, 09:20
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 2171
Views: 60370

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Welcome to the solstice, first day of Winter but it doesn't feel like it really.

Its not something we could have planned for is it? :biggrin2:
by plaques
21 Dec 2020, 09:02
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 2140
Views: 122460

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

:good: :biggrin2:
by plaques
21 Dec 2020, 09:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45893

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Doom and gloom strikes again. Has Boris been hoist by his own petard? After weeks of ignoring the fact that the covid virus was spreading in London and should have been put under tier 3 restrictions at least two weeks ago he tried to side step this failure by saying its a new strain of covid which s...
by plaques
21 Dec 2020, 08:11
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 2286
Views: 131208

Re: GOOD TV

I hope you've all been watching Lucy Worsley's `Royal History's Biggest Fibs' and especially the last episode on the Russian Revolution. Fibs Actually nothing new in her programme its all well documented in several books on the 'revolution'. As always they use the November date as the starting poin...
by plaques
20 Dec 2020, 09:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45893

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Sue wrote. Anyway, lets be positive. At least our PM acknowledged yesterday that the tier system had worked in the NW and only 5 % of the population have the new variant in the North. Perhaps it would have been the same in the South if they had been put in tier 3 like they should have been. I hope a...
by plaques
19 Dec 2020, 12:31
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1498
Views: 122684

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

Being an infra-red detector it would only 'see' a coke can if coke was chemically still eating its way through the can or burning its way into the Martian soil.
by plaques
19 Dec 2020, 08:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45893

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Will someone please help me out on this virus mutation thingy. A covid virus mutates, Ok I understand that and this could be happening everywhere there's a virus but it must be inside a human (mainly). If this human doesn't pass it on ( 'R' rate = zero) then that mutation dies off. If the 'R' rate i...
by plaques
18 Dec 2020, 22:20
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13840
Views: 561612

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Kev, Shoot at the Bismark? Could be, My pals father was on the Ark Royal before it was sunk. Previous to that they got laid up for repairs where he said he met Carmen Miranda. The battle stories were believable but his on shore activities,... well say no more.
by plaques
18 Dec 2020, 10:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8937
Views: 386532

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Singapore, Its over 30 years since I've been there. Yes they have very strict laws and enforce even litter dropping and Taxi overcharging with prison sentences. Rather shocked but comforted when when we took a walk through a public park and woods and seeing policemen with machine guns behind trees w...

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