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by Bodger
14 Jan 2020, 08:56
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1560
Views: 100219

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

One day, God speaks to Noah. "Noah", he says, "I want you to build another Ark." "What, like the last one?" asks Noah. "Yes," replies God, "Except this time, I want it to have 14 decks." "And shall I lead all the animals into it, two by two, like last time?' asks Noah. "No, this time I only want you...
by Bodger
11 Jan 2020, 09:31
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3593
Views: 184842

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

And the drivers thumbing back with the plates under their arm.
by Bodger
09 Jan 2020, 08:55
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12236
Views: 472719

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Poker for Swiss cheese
by Bodger
04 Jan 2020, 08:59
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12236
Views: 472719

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

by Bodger
03 Jan 2020, 07:21
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1560
Views: 100219

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

A hunter shoots himself in the genitals with his shotgun. A few hours later, lying in a hospital bed, he's approached by a doctor. "The good news is you're gonna be ok. The bad news is there was some pretty extensive buckshot damage to your penis so I'm gonna have to refer you to my sister. "Is she ...
by Bodger
26 Dec 2019, 09:32
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11580
Views: 528494

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Stanley caught this on Practical Machinist, interesting 10 mins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZTYc8yDRdo
by Bodger
24 Dec 2019, 08:47
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12236
Views: 472719

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Ornamental lathe related, for setting the design programme?
by Bodger
23 Dec 2019, 09:09
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3593
Views: 184842

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

" often wonder about asbestos,"
Did quite a lot of "bull mucking" on steam lines in my early days as an apprentice and like you Stanley i seem to have survived the bad effects . bodger.
by Bodger
22 Dec 2019, 09:20
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3593
Views: 184842

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I worked at Sterling Mouldings Staybridge they produced polystyrene plastic , this was a two stage reaction, first in a steam heated stirring vessel, second stage the heated mix was drained into a long filter press, this was composed of aluminium frames and and plattens, these were steam heated to k...
by Bodger
14 Dec 2019, 08:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Family Matters
Replies: 1679
Views: 118457

Re: Family Matters

We have four daughters and i was away working so missed all the births, the third one was born at home, my wife went into labour at 2-30pm, my mother rang the midwife and walked to the school to collect the other two children, arrived back at 3-15pm to find she had another grandchild 7lbs 12 oz.well...
by Bodger
12 Dec 2019, 13:23
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4458
Views: 280898

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Stanley, i bet you remember driving past this company ?
https://www.na3t.org/road/photo/RK00058
by Bodger
12 Dec 2019, 08:02
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12236
Views: 472719

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

cheeses in a coal mine for storage /ageing ?
by Bodger
10 Dec 2019, 08:41
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3593
Views: 184842

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

We used to breed Great Danes, basic food was fresh tripes from the local butcher, bit of a chore hosing down and cutting up, but it was free !!, the dogs loved it and had great coats and health, the vet reckoned they were some of the healthiest dogs he looked after
by Bodger
22 Nov 2019, 07:35
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4235
Views: 181129

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: 3593
Views: 184842

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: 4235
Views: 181129

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: 569
Views: 21607

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: 12236
Views: 472719

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: 11580
Views: 528494

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: 3593
Views: 184842

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: 12236
Views: 472719

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: 12236
Views: 472719

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: 4235
Views: 181129

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: 11580
Views: 528494

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: 11580
Views: 528494

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.

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