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  1. Bomb proof material

    Sorry Asp but I have to say I did just find your post rather insensitive considering the loss of lives and injury that could have happened had it detonated fully like the terrorist scum had planned it to Thankfully no injuries from it seem to be too serious. It must have been so terrifying for all involved
  2. For sale

  3. Well you never know..... To be honest though I've never been in the pub and it's not near me so I guess if it's flattened I wont really loose any sleep over it...but I will whinge for years that another lovely chatacter OLD building has been lost forever. There are newts at the Walton end of the new proposed bridge/road route though as that's quite open ground being close to Moorely Common and the old river part of which still has water in it. There's a lot of wildlife round there to be honest but some species I wont mention on here because I fear they will be killed if word gets about
  4. Are you buying Gary? Who owns it? Is it a pub chain or an independent owner, do you know Gary? I am told that a lot of the land and businesses along the now chosen route were bought up some years back for way above market value at the time. Some that has businesses on it were/are still rented out but on a year by year lease term...sort of like the new owner(s) were just biding their time until certain plans finally came to light. Can't say I blame whoever was buying it up though as now with compulsory purchase and the likes their over payment back in the day will deffo have raised significantly for what they will get for it all now. Bugger why didn't I buy some...ahh yes I remember now it's cos I didn't have foresight, some divine intervention, inside knowledge and a big wad of cash All very interesting though but I've said enough as any more could be seen as libelous....
  5. I wonder if it's the original building. Right go and do some research...and a have a pint for me while you are in there ha ha
  6. There are banners over my way opposing all the routes Asp although saying that they all start from this end so the people living near the start route are in a no win situation like I just posted under the news story. As for the Sloop Inn, I just mentioned mentioned that in my comment under the news story too as I hadn't seen yours on here at the time but yes I'm sure too that it's much older than 100 years. Some time ago ( 3 August 2013 to be exact) Algy posted a list on here of old pubs/inns and he said that in 1826 an Issac Turner was the Inkeeper/Landlord of the Sloop. I suppose there may have been an older building there before the one we see today though but todays does have a very old look about it externally and reminds me of the Barley Mow in design. As it;s over your neck of the woods do you know what it's like inside and if its got any original features left.
  7. Visit

    I'm looking forward to meeting up with you Stallard Hey have you ever been inside the Town Hall and seen it close up and all the silver in the cabinets and the mace and sword etc and heard more about it;s history? It's great in there and there is so much to see so well worth a visit and a nosey. I went on one of their open days last year (or was it the year before...time flies) as part of the Heritage Open Day event and although it's not open for general tours on a monthly basis they can be arranged. Do you fancy a look when you are over as I'll try and sort it for you if you do
  8. Green Belt homes plan is madness

    Why do you say 'incomers to Warrington'? What about all the youngsters in their mid 20's + who have been born and bred here but who stand virtually no chance of ever buying their own home in their own town with prices already so high and mortgages so hard to get. A lot of the proposed new housing is earmarked for the likes of Appleton, Walton etc where prices are already so high even most of us who already own homes couldn't afford them even if we sold up and re-mortgaged. I can see why the council would prefer new housing in the likes of Appleton, Walton, Thelwall etc though as with the land being worth so much more to any prospective buyer/developer and the higher the house prices the more council tax is there for the taking for WBC's pot. I'm still trying to understand the rest of your post but re te part above where you say up to £16k per year is needed and is that really not possible ....does that figure include mortgage payment, council tax, bills, water rates, insurance, food and all other costs associated with being a homeowner or are they on top of your quoted monthly figure. Either way £16k is a heck of a lot of money per year and I'm glad I'm not looking to buy a home these days
  9. Visit

    Now that sounds like a good plan Gary...especially if you are paying
  10. Some thoughts

    Come on admit it Algy...you really do love it on here even though it all sometimes stresses you out I've missed you....and I'm sort of glad your head hurts too ha ha.
  11. Green Belt homes plan is madness

    I presume you mean our MP Faisal Rashid not 'Ahmed'
  12. Harvey

    I miss you posting on here Algy and your sense of humour and great info too. Nice to see you back on though if only for a short while from what you have just said re why you tend not to come on these days x Good to hear everything is getting better over your way Stallard x
  13. Visit

    I'm sure you're wife will enjoy it Stallard, well ok so if she's anything like me and find footy very boring she will just smile and humour you. I have to say though I went to a tour of the Old Trafford footy ground when my lad was at school (they needed parents to go and help keep the little buggers under control) and I did really enjoy it. I even got a bid giddy when they took us round the changing rooms and I spotted David Beckhams shirt hanging up on the peg.....yep I beat the kids in the race to sit on the bench under his top and to sniff it lol
  14. Harvey

    Reading that bought tears to my eyes Stallard. I watched some of CNN News earlier tonight after I replied on here and what I saw was awful and my heart goes out to anyone affected. What struck me though was the great way everyone is working together to help each other. It showed one business owner who had opened his furniture store, he had a big place that sold all sorts of furniture including settees, beds and bedding..he just opened the place up so that anyone in need could stay in there and use his 'stock' and the restaurant and food for as long as was needed. The image showed kids playing and bouncing on beds pushed together and they said others had been going in giving out toys and dressed as clowns to cheer the kids and everyone up. Nice that..... Thinking of you and everyone else Stallard and fingers crossed it will all start to subside very soon. See you when you are over here in December and you can show me your pics and tell the tales about how you survived and conquered storm Harvey. Some things in life are thrown at us so we have stories to tell for years to come eh... Take care x x
  15. Harvey

    Crikey that sounds awful Stallard and I hope you and your home stay safe. I saw a small snippet on the TV news about it yesterday but thought it had subsided now...clearly not. Where about in Texas area you? As for you cancelling your flood insurance...oops if the water is only 12 foot away from you now How deep is it You should post some pics for us to see....
  16. I was laughing before I even watched it though....have you noticed Asp that from the forum menu topic page the title of your topic post reads " Men's brains v women's bra… "
  17. The end is nigh ?

    Well most things that go wrong are blamed on Brexit these days so I guess some alien life force somewhere could report to other alien life forces that we humans all perished because of Brexit. The asteroid is supposed to be passing us at a safe distance of 4.4 million miles though (how do they measure that and know it's exact course?)...aww maybe it will hit some alien planet though and they will be wiped out before we ever find them. My question though is who came up with the daft name of 'Florence' for this super big and potentially dangerous asteroid....surely they could have come up with something better
  18. Road confusion

    Blimey... It reminded me of Bridge Foot island in parts with all the lane swapping. I bet the bloke who got out of his car for a wee will feel a bit embarrassed if he ever realises he's been caught on camera and is on youtube
  19. Airport delays ?

    Obs even if every entry point was sealed off to every country along with stringent checks made on EVERY single person entering/leaving ANY country I very much doubt it would stop these cowardly and atrocious acts of cold blooded murder that we are seeing more of in the form of drive by killings. Billions of people walk the streets of the world every day, billion drive the roads of the world every day...there is no way of knowing who is behind the wheel and what their intentions are The people carrying out these atrocities are evil b*****ds. They are brainwashed...they are sick individuals..they have a thirst for blood, devastation and harm...they don't care if they live or die themselves.... how will they ever be stopped If they are stopped from entering or leaving any country they will just inflict their evil where ever they are or can get to or by way of brainwashing others who are 'already in place'. Their evil will not scare me to a level where it dictates how I live my life or where I go and what I do..... I hope they rot in hell !!
  20. New Market ?

    Yep it certainly looks like 'some form of cladding' on parts...I'm sure it will have been checked for safety though What I don't get though Obs is where you say "the inside doesn't appear very different from the one they demolished" Which one that they have demolished ? You can't mean the old one that was there before the days of the Golden Square new build as the old Market looked nothing like this new temporary one. And you can't mean the current market that the traders will be moving from as that's still standing and open so hasn't been demolished. So where do you mean?
  21. Snowdonia Zip World Challenge - what's it like?

    Blimey Geoff...are you completely bonkers or just a glutten for punishment ? Yes I've seen the Snowdonia Zip Wire before but no way should you even be contemplating doing that if you have damaged ribs and have also recently had a hernia operation. In fact I very much doubt that the Zip Wire bods would let you do it anyway if they knew all that. As for it looking like fun....no it blummin' doesn't... which is why I flatly refused when my brother tried to take me there for my birthday a few years back....I would have died from shock lol
  22. tunnel

    How long ago was that and where abouts in the town centre did you come out Stevegg? I wonder if the tunnel you were taken down still exists to this day:D Fascinating stuff