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by Thomo
08 Nov 2015, 16:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1275
Views: 109858

Re: OBITUARIES

It now seems certain that the Mrs Widdup at No. 78 Rainhall Rd would have been Harry's Grandmother who later also emigrated to the Southern Hemisphere. As a child in the early 1940's I knew her as "Mother Widdup" our next door neighbour. When Harry had a weekend pass he would come to see her, often ...
by Thomo
07 Nov 2015, 12:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1275
Views: 109858

Re: OBITUARIES

Would that have been the Harry Widdup who's mother lived at 78 Rainhall Rd, in the 1940's, and was in the RAF in WW2 and as a flight engineer was awarded the DFC?
by Thomo
27 Aug 2015, 15:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2546
Views: 165644

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

One year ago we moved our energy deal from Eon to Scottish Power, having got fed up of the increasing amount we were being asked to pay each month, we pay by direct debit. For the past year we were asked to pay a set amount by Scottish Power for a fixed term annual deal each month, this was less tha...
by Thomo
26 Aug 2015, 16:05
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BARNOLDSWICK EVENTS IN 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3710

Re: BARNOLDSWICK EVENTS IN 2015

We now have some idea of the "when" its the "what" that is uncertain, and in respect of air activity, this also depends on the weather. What we hopefully have is this; on Saturday the 5th of September, a good general selection of WW2 related displays in the marquee. The Town Band will be playing in ...
by Thomo
26 Aug 2015, 13:44
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2886
Views: 185454

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

There are several words that will at some time appear in dictionaries with added information attached, some of which I confess are mildly irritating. One of these is "like" as in "I was like wow" or "like, and if visual making a strange face", sometimes repeated many times in a sentence. Another is ...
by Thomo
20 Aug 2015, 15:05
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BARNOLDSWICK EVENTS IN 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3710

Re: BARNOLDSWICK EVENTS IN 2015

For the first time ever, this is now becoming hard work, there have been hiccups in the past, but not on the same scale as this. Two aircraft are being re-engined , the Lancaster and the RR owned Spitfire, it is now unlikely that we will see either. However the BBMF will be providing replacements fo...
by Thomo
20 Aug 2015, 14:12
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5349
Views: 369486

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Thanks Pluggy, that was another of my concerns.
by Thomo
20 Aug 2015, 12:19
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5349
Views: 369486

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Many thanks Tripps, that seems like sound advice.
by Thomo
20 Aug 2015, 10:26
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5349
Views: 369486

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I have available a free upgrade to Windows 10. My current set up is Windows 7 home premium. I would give it a go, but one thing is worrying me, at present if I have a major problem caused by outside interference, virus's and such, I can re boot with system restore. As a part of this process, the sys...
by Thomo
15 Aug 2015, 11:13
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BARNOLDSWICK EVENTS IN 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3710

Re: BARNOLDSWICK EVENTS IN 2015

Yesterday I had a call from the Ops Officer at the BBMF, this is what is planned:- Sat. the 5th at app. 1220 local time, 3 aircraft, Lancaster if operational, Spitfire and Hurricane, if the Lancaster is still non op, there will be a replacement, Dakota, Spitfire or Hurricane. Sun. the 6th at app, 15...
by Thomo
14 Aug 2015, 11:04
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: CAT IN URGENT NEED OF HELP
Replies: 28
Views: 6051

Re: CAT IN URGENT NEED OF HELP

These two lovely Cats are now safe at my friend and colleagues home. We collected them yesterday afternoon and were a little taken aback by a lack of any signs of remorse on the part of their owner, possibly due to relief, we hope so! Technically they are being fostered until a new home can be found...
by Thomo
11 Aug 2015, 13:14
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: CAT IN URGENT NEED OF HELP
Replies: 28
Views: 6051

Re: CAT IN URGENT NEED OF HELP

There is now only 48 hours left before these two poor Cats need to be removed from their home. There is a plan "B" in place, but this will not solve the problem, merely extend it.
by Thomo
10 Aug 2015, 13:11
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11894
Views: 533428

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I came across this piece of spoofery the other day on FB, poignant but amusing:- A Royal Naval patrol vessel was going about its lawful occasions in the English Channel, the coast of Kent appeared on the port side. The lookout called in "objects in the water at two miles on the port bow" the vessel ...
by Thomo
08 Aug 2015, 11:15
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: CAT IN URGENT NEED OF HELP
Replies: 28
Views: 6051

Re: CAT IN URGENT NEED OF HELP

These two beautiful Cats are now only six days away from an uncertain future. They are six year old Sisters, Scarlet and Pepper, neutered and Vet registered in Town. Their current owners are very concerned about what may happen to them, but have no option other than to have them rehomed, in this cas...
by Thomo
08 Aug 2015, 11:03
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: WELCOME TO CAT WORLD.
Replies: 272
Views: 39679

Re: WELCOME TO CAT WORLD.

Is that the one who has been visiting for some time now? if so, then keep up the good work, animals in whatever shape or form are here on the same ticket as the rest of us, but all too often have less opportunities than we.
by Thomo
08 Aug 2015, 08:53
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: WELCOME TO CAT WORLD.
Replies: 272
Views: 39679

Re: WELCOME TO CAT WORLD.

Which TC is that Stanley?, ours is with us and does not go out at night.
by Thomo
07 Aug 2015, 11:21
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BARNOLDSWICK EVENTS IN 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3710

Re: BARNOLDSWICK EVENTS IN 2015

It is now established that the re dedication of the Memorial Garden on Kelbrook Road will be at 1100 hours on Sunday the 6h of September, the time may alter slightly to coincide with air activity. Yesterday I spoke with the Adjutant at the Army Foundation College in Harrogate, Captain Chalmers, and ...
by Thomo
06 Aug 2015, 12:01
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BARNOLDSWICK EVENTS IN 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3710

Re: BARNOLDSWICK EVENTS IN 2015

This has just arrived from RAF Menwith Hill:- Good afternoon Peter, Thank you very much for your email and information. I am afraid we have very few USAF personnel now and only 1 RAF. Most of the people who work here are in fact civilian. However, I will make sure that details of the event are place...
by Thomo
05 Aug 2015, 11:37
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: CAT IN URGENT NEED OF HELP
Replies: 28
Views: 6051

Re: CAT IN URGENT NEED OF HELP

Two of us, possibly three are going to go and see these two Cats this afternoon, there could be a glimmer light at the end of this tunnel, but it will be a close call, too close.
by Thomo
04 Aug 2015, 11:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1275
Views: 109858

Re: OBITUARIES

Squadron Leader Les Munro has died at the age of 96 and was the last of the Dam Buster Pilots, only two other Aircrew now remain. Les was a very courageous New Zealander and was still flying aged 91. Thank you Sir, and rest in peace, you have earned it.
by Thomo
03 Aug 2015, 20:45
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BARNOLDSWICK EVENTS IN 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3710

Re: BARNOLDSWICK EVENTS IN 2015

Here is the picture of Thumper III undergoing repairs, taken yesterday by Mr Aiden Wellock of Barnoldswick.

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by Thomo
03 Aug 2015, 16:10
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BARNOLDSWICK EVENTS IN 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3710

Re: BARNOLDSWICK EVENTS IN 2015

In regard to this years Heritage Weekend, Saturday the 5th, Sunday the 6th and now Monday the 7th, there are a few changes and additions. As always it has been difficult to get this arranged in respect of dates and input etc. Three of the features are intended to be anniversaries of events that took...
by Thomo
03 Aug 2015, 12:45
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: WELCOME TO CAT WORLD.
Replies: 272
Views: 39679

Re: WELCOME TO CAT WORLD.

Yes, thank you Nolic, I saw it on FB. In respect of the Cat last mentioned in "Cats in urgent need of help", The one who was in the Silentnight factory is now safe with us. TC as we now call him, as in Tom Clarke of Silentnight was originally called Egon and was born in Spain 14 years ago, he then l...

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