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  1. We went to bents/high legh a few weeks ago (gawd where was I as I always get the two confused) and I bought a little hanging 'apple' birdfeeder. It was only about £3 so was quite impressed. I wont mention all the other price tags I spotted walking the store though <ouch> So then I looked for bird feed stuffs they also sold so I could fill it to fill it and the cheapest was about £5 a pack so I didn't but any and though I'd get from elsewhere. I went into out local family run pet shop in Stockton Heath this week and got a bag full of bird seed for 85p. Sort of wish I'd bought a bird feeder from them too now
  2. I forgot how happy we used to be as kids when we got a new pack of breakfast cereal until I read this. When I say 'happy' that was not entirely true I suppose as there were 3 of us (me, my bruv and my sis) and it was always a bit of a battle to see who's hand could get in the box and find the little free toy the quickest. Those were the days when the little toy was somewhere IN the cereal and not between the plastic bag and the outer box. Gawd we never even used to wash our hands...the 3 of us were straight in often all at the same time grubby or not. I'd love to be that age again....aah well
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    Foodbanks

    Our local church (St Thomas'a in Stockton Heath) is apparently is a drop off point for the Warrington Food Bank Stallard so maybe others are too.
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    Foodbanks

    Heartbreaking to watch the video in that link and to hear how many people in Warrington alone are struggling so much that they can't even afford the basics of food each day and even more heartbreaking to hear that children are going days without food because their parents are too proud to ask for help. We all know there are foodbanks and most of us probably donate to them at some time or another when we see collection points in shops etc but I'm ashamed to say I only ever do it around xmas time. Whether that's because there are more visible collection point this time of the year or maybe it's because it's the time of the year where my thoughts are with other people so I notice them more. What just made me feel worse after watching the video was earlier today I sorted out my fridge and freezer and as per usual threw away a lot of food stuff I'd bought that had now gone past it's eat by date or had been opened, partly used, then needed throwing. The amount I throw away each month is terrible when I think about those having nothing and I'm sure a lot of us are the same with the amount of food bought and wasted.
  5. Here's the link for anyone who wants to see more lol https://www.warrington.gov.uk/news/changes-time-square-car-park
  6. Since 5th December the new Times Square Car Park is now open 27 hours a day 7 days a week (with different charges according to days/times you park.
  7. Did you forget to upload your photo Algy x
  8. And I just checked when we are both entitled to our free bus passes. Age 67 for that too. I might move to Wales or Scotland as you still get them when you are 60 there!
  9. I agree with you Milky it's wrong. Infact now retirement age has gone even higher I think everyone currently over 55 should get compensation. I've just checked my state pension retirement age on hmrcs website and I won't get mine until I'm 67...the same age as Mr Dizzy.... and it says changes are in the pipeline and both might go up. Gawd I wish I'd not looked now
  10. I'm registered with the free TPS service (well I presume I still am as I did it years ago). To be honest I don't get may sales/questionnaire calls and I've only had one type of scam call and that was 'from' Hmrc sayng a warrant had been put out for my arrest ha ha. My dad's also registered on the free TPS service but he gets loads of scam and sales/questionaire type calls. My land-line is with virgin media, dad's is with BT so I wonder if that makes a difference somehow.
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    Vandalism

    And apparently the Fiat garage had some done too according to my source.
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    Vandalism

    Here's just a few of the cars that all had their windows smashed. The repair bill for them all will cost a fortune. Hope the idiots are caught and made to pay every penny and more besides, plus lock the idiots up.
  13. No, Gary is on about the forum upgrades we have to do every now and again Algy. Just behind the scenes stuff really and at user level doesn't make any difference. PS I'm still running Windows 7 My other half's laptop is Windows 8 and I've hated it from day one so I'm staying as I am as long as I can ha ha
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    Car Insurance

    Ours in nowhere near £855 a year (in Warrington). I suppose when they take an average price per place that includes all the premiums paid by younger drivers. Maybe Warrington just has more younger drivers that Exeter etc.
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    Apologies

    I love seeing all your old photos too Algy, even those I have seen before. I will never get tired of seeing them 😀 It is a shame that many of your uploads on older topics have gone and been replaced with a photo bucket icon pic but on the plus side it will give you something to do during the cold and dark winter nights. I've not used my photo bucket account for probably over a year now. It used to e a great hosting platform but then kept bombarding me with adverts and other spam blah blah and I got sick to death of it. Looking forward to seeing more pics from you 😀
  16. Great photo Algy. The town centre always looks much busier with people on older photos. Always reminds me of my teenage years going into town every Saturday daytime with friends even if I had no money.
  17. And in the case of the South Warrington MP ...I watched an elderly lady walking back and too today (or was it yesterday) past our house quite a few times looking at door numbers and somewhat confused. She had a small pile of white envelopes in her hand. I'm guessing shes the one who hand delivered an personally addressed letter to our son through our letterbox which I found later on. Very nice of him and her but hang on WHERE are mine and Mr Dizzy's. We didn't get one and we actually live here ....our son doesn't live here any more and even their electoral register 'please check' form delivered months ago didn't have his name at our address anymore. I guess they must be just targeting the younger generation ?? Gawd if they can't even keep up with who's living where for voting and targeting purposes when it's on their own councils system there really is no hope for them doing anything
  18. Yep that just about sums it up nicely.
  19. The Warrington Transporter Bridge website has a 'Visit The Bridge' page telling you how to get to it from both routes Here's the link.... http://www.warringtontransporterbridge.co.uk/visit_the_bridge.html
  20. Yes you can get to it by down Slutchers Lane past RSPCA and further up to where the car park for Warrington Animal Welfare is. I've never been as it's not the sort of place I'd like to wander on my own as the one time I did try there was a chap living in a tent in the long grass and also the pathway through to the river and along to the bridge sometimes has nasty Giant Hogweed growing along it. I think the council usually put warning signs up though if it's there. (he hogweed I mean not the chap) I'm sure PJ posted a map on here showing the exact route to it through Crossfields site though.
  21. I've been in there a few times over the past months and they have some really nice food stuffs in there and things you don't tend to see in the likes of Asda, Morrisons, Tesco and other well knows shops. I like the way their shelf edge labels have the product in English too so you know what it is. I do wonder how they will survive though as I was the only person in the first time I went but second time there was another lady shopping in there too. Nice friendly staff though
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    Bus Company

    I've been on a couple of busses lately and I have to admit the new CAT busses to town are really nice and have little coat hooks, a pop out stand for balancing your mobile phone or table on, WIFI and even charging points. I didn't really have any use for any of those just going from Stockton Heath Village to the Town Centre though but I'm sure some people probably would lol. But I still think it's way to expensive to travel by bus hence me not using them more often....sorry (negativity strikes) Infact my return train ticket to Liverpool cost pretty much the same as my bus ride from SH to town and back. I could have parked my car opposite the station for the whole day for less than the bus too (oops more negativity) I will start using busses more though if they reduce the prices a bit from this neck of the woods like they have done for the other parts of Warrington... or when I get my bus pass.
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