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by Thomo
31 Jul 2016, 11:47
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11923
Views: 533721

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Neither were Barlick, and most other places!
by Thomo
03 Jul 2016, 14:19
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11923
Views: 533721

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Today another young Man who came to live and work here lost his life in France, he was Private Thomas Francis, Service No, 7698 of the Prince of Wales West Riding Regiment, he was 23 years old. Born in 1893 at Oswaldtwistle he married Miss Gertrude Bird in 1914, they lived at No. 3 Bankfield Street,...
by Thomo
03 Jul 2016, 11:42
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11923
Views: 533721

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Thank you Tizer, I will see what I can find out.
by Thomo
03 Jul 2016, 10:22
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11923
Views: 533721

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Tizer, I need a name. My Maternal Grandfather was with the RAMC in Salonika and I have his diary listing they that he treated.
by Thomo
01 Jul 2016, 12:49
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11923
Views: 533721

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

On this day 100 years ago, 3 Men from this Town died in France, they were :- Private Percy Stead of No. 7 Arthur St. Service No. 7706 of the Prince Albert's Somerset Light Infantry A former porter on our railway station, born in Bradford 1891. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Private Peter...
by Thomo
02 Mar 2016, 11:25
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11923
Views: 533721

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I am definitely with you on this one, satnav has a lot answer for. I live near to the entrance to Bracewell Lane, this connects the Town to the A59, it was upgraded to a "B" road in WW2 to allow access from the A59 to the Towns aerospace factories, it is still nevertheless a country lane. In the 8 y...
by Thomo
20 Feb 2016, 15:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8296
Views: 340531

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I came to terms with being an Englishman 70 odd years ago, born of English parents in Barnoldswick, I am also a Yorkshireman. You may dress this country up in whatever terms you wish but the fact remains that if some of us consider ourselves to be English, then that is what we are, not British, not ...
by Thomo
01 Jan 2016, 11:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1276
Views: 109925

Re: OBITUARIES

A true Gentleman and a good friend.
by Thomo
30 Dec 2015, 14:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BARLICK TRAFFIC MADNESS
Replies: 22
Views: 6198

Re: BARLICK TRAFFIC MADNESS

Welcome to my patch!
by Thomo
27 Dec 2015, 10:34
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11923
Views: 533721

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

A big "WELL DONE" to all concerned.
by Thomo
26 Dec 2015, 12:51
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11923
Views: 533721

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

On a rather more local note, this town is at present almost completely cut off from elsewhere, the road through Foulridge is closed as is Earby town centre. The authorities are appealing for people not to attempt unnecessary journeys. The local Councils have run out of sandbags. Common sense says "s...
by Thomo
12 Dec 2015, 13:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8296
Views: 340531

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Anonymous sounds a bit right, Trump by name, Trump by nature. The anonymous are good at what they do, mainly because it does not require much physical effort, just a remarkable talent for getting up peoples noses on a regular basis. People like Trump will always get a degree of support because at th...
by Thomo
12 Dec 2015, 11:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8296
Views: 340531

Re: POLITICS CORNER

On the subject of benefits, I recall what an elderly Lady from Scotland said to me a couple of years ago whilst chatting over the garden gate, "You should not expect to dip your hand in the pot, until you have put something in it"!!
by Thomo
08 Dec 2015, 13:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8296
Views: 340531

Re: POLITICS CORNER

My sympathies lie with the poor people of Cumbria and the other areas affected by intense flooding, had this happened in certain other parts of the world, the relief effort would have been global. Maybe its time to cut back on the amount of overseas aid and remember that charity begins at home.
by Thomo
04 Dec 2015, 13:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8296
Views: 340531

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I would imagine that we are all appalled, and pessimistic, and that many of us are fully aware of past mistakes, that is how this planet has evolved. Blaming each others ancestors for the current situation will not resolve it. I also remember what it like to be bombed having been in Liverpool twice ...
by Thomo
03 Dec 2015, 14:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8296
Views: 340531

Re: POLITICS CORNER

It was ever thus!!!!
by Thomo
03 Dec 2015, 12:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8296
Views: 340531

Re: POLITICS CORNER

In one way or another, the Middle East has always been a turbulent area since BC, this cannot now be put right without the help and resolve of the many different peoples in that area. I heard and watched many of the arguments for and against this latest development. As a veteran I understand the con...
by Thomo
22 Nov 2015, 16:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8296
Views: 340531

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Cheer up Stanley, some of us have seen this coming for many years. Most of the people on this planet are pacifists at heart, no one wishes to go out and kill, or be killed, service life is based around a sense of duty and the desire to protect our way of life. It is inevitable that there will always...
by Thomo
22 Nov 2015, 15:36
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6964
Views: 320172

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Tender braised steak, new, and crispy roasted potatoes, chopped carrots and swede, cauliflower florets, Yorkshire puddings and sumptuous gravy, with good French Red Wine.
by Thomo
22 Nov 2015, 12:49
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Gnr WILFRED ANKER, in from the cold?
Replies: 34
Views: 8082

Re: Gnr WILFRED ANKER, in from the cold?

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that another Man from this Town, who's only known recognition is on our Town Memorial is now recognised by CWGC and will soon be added to the Tyne Cot Memorial, Stirling work by Mr. John Richardson of Threshfield and the website CPGW has led to this, and...
by Thomo
20 Nov 2015, 13:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8296
Views: 340531

Re: POLITICS CORNER

These last two comments speak volumes and are well thought out before delivery. Like it or not most of us understand where this situation has its roots, but we should not even be thinking this, let alone coming out with it, it is "not PC"! Another dangerous situation is now developing in Mali, many ...
by Thomo
19 Nov 2015, 12:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8296
Views: 340531

Re: POLITICS CORNER

It will never be just here, and anyone can make known all of the possible causes they wish. This is a new kind of cancer that has been creeping around this planet for some time, and thanks to political correctness and human rights etc, has been allowed to develop into what we have today, and is aide...
by Thomo
18 Nov 2015, 15:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8296
Views: 340531

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Some very interesting comments there about the situation in France, the media coverage, and the effect that this can have on the populations of various countries and faiths. This mornings activities in the Saint Dennis suburb of Paris indicate that this is far from over. Whilst all of this may becom...
by Thomo
15 Nov 2015, 16:07
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11923
Views: 533721

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

As the aftermath of the despicable events that took place recently in France and Egypt rumble on, and as the blame is already being apportioned to whoever was responsible, both recent and historical, it needs to be remembered that these terrible events took place, and that nothing can now change thi...
by Thomo
09 Nov 2015, 13:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8296
Views: 340531

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Many thanks for that Plaques, we didn't do it for the glory, just because it needed to be done. I was sad not to have been able to attend yesterday and lay a wreath on behalf of the Armed and territorial forces, the Merchant and Civilian services. I became ill after the re dedication of the Memorial...

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