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  1. overseas as in nigeria, indonesia, phillipines, india... and all the other countries in which spammers spend their days sending out millions of emails about wills, tragic accidents, mail order brides, and lottery wins?
  2. Its actually not too bad an idea. Not everyone has a Satnav, and need visual signs for navigation- unless its made legal for drivers to read maps while driving! Dont forget we have the Manchester Ship Canal and the Sankey Canal near Warrington, the Irwell isnt far away, and to someone unfamiliar to the area one stretch of water looks very much like another. However there is a time and a place for spending on such things. Keep these signs where theyre needed- on the major routes.
  3. robot

    Heritage...

    these are still criminal offences, arent they? Oh please- have the council have no imagination??? Why employ some overpriced demolition firm such an amount to execute mindless destruction on a landmark building when you can force slav... I mean the unemployed to do the dirty work in order to keep their benefits? After many people always blame unemployed youths for all the vandalism and destruction of property anyway... Thinking about it, the owners of the site could employ the same people who did such a wonderful job of "removing" the Old Bay Horse pub before the Halliwell Jones was built! After all, there does seem to be a lot of arson in Warrington... Question for me is, if the Cabinet Works do go, whats going to be in its place? And cant that new function use the old shell in some way? As for Heritage in Warrington *snicker*...anyone bought any postcards of the town anywhere recently? By which I mean Postcards with modern views of its tourist attractions- not ones with scenes that are at least five years old!
  4. The Vindolanda tablets mention subligata which have been interpreted as "underpants", but could be better described as "underwear" ie including undershirts.
  5. How about China Sid? Especially after the recent execution of Akmal Shaikh there?
  6. Maybe the Highways think its too small to be a proper motorway junction? It wouldnt be the first time!!
  7. Hmm, Henry V, when Prince of Wales, apparently did the same thing, to gain an appreciation of the the trials and tribulations of the general public. Nice move to get William out of his cotton wool lined box (pardon the pun)- thing is, had anyone had the foresight to take a photo- to prove he actually DID this "stunt"?
  8. Would a better economy lead to a reduction in poverty and homelessness? Killing two birds with one stone comes to mind!
  9. Okay hardly original, but how about a shout out to all the people during the cold snap who have been prepared to sacrifice comfort and warmth for the community? Id like to nominate the District nurse who got through the snow and ice to attend to a family relative who hadnt been seen for sevreral days. i also want to nominate the Pharmacy dirver, who came out in his van to deliver an urgent prescription. The driver of the 14s 15s and 29s who did take their buses out despite the lack of any information from WBT. Any more?
  10. Whatever happened to kids earning a few bob in holiday money shifting the snow? Is there any reason why seasalt, shingle or dune sands cant be used to grit the roads, instead of digging it out of a hole in Cheshire? Plus Id imagine the Speed Bumps that have been popping up would cause problems for the snowploughs? also, on a night when Sankey and Penketh were left ungritted (apparently even the Liverpool Road and the main Warrington-Widnes Bridge were ungritted) how come the access road to North West Water WAS gritted? And special buses laid on for the few workers prepared to go the business park?
  11. Time for CSI Warrington to get investigating- looks like a clear case of Criminal Damage! The fine would help pay for something useless?
  12. I wonder whether she'll pick up any ghosts such as "haunt" QM1 There will be a few homeless ghosts from Bewsey Old Hall in a few weeks...
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    Parr Hall

    hehehe the pipes would come in handy for the plumbing!!
  14. hmm, maybe were too far north to count in EPs priorities. Plus its another excuse for Time Team to do another dig. Sorry, but this decision was inevitable. Apart from the Peace Centre idea nothing was seriously considered as an alternative. Noone was bothered, simple as that. Noone wept over the loss of Winwick hospital. No discussion took place over School Brow, or the building of Wetherspoons over the old Friary. And there was barely a squeak over the hangars at Burtonwood- so why should we have expected anything else? A thought strikes me- would all these "historical" sites possibly be considered "Brownfield" sites? Because that means European subsidies... There are only four or five historical sites in Warrington that seem to matter. The Academy, St Marys CHURCH, Walton Hall, the Barleymow Inn, and the Town Hall. That is because they are in-your-face properties- we all pass the Barleymow shopping,the Academy is a hotbed of local news, the Town Hall has a myriad of factors going for it,and St Marys Church is being touted as a cathedral (lol). The impression i get from Bewsey Old Hall is that it was in an "inconvenient position"- tricky to get to, and in later years, not pretty enough to warrant tourism development money being spent on it. it was never going to attract tourists like Walton Hall, and this town wasnt big enough for the both of them. SO now the decision has been made- and people all of a sudden are complaining. I have to ask- how much is this caused by the fact that when the hall is redeveloped, itll be restricted to those living there? Well expect more of the same. I imagine the Cabinet Works is also going to be turned into flats for people working in Manchester...I mean Warrington based transitory workers....and I can see several other historic buildings going the same way like "Cromwells house" (by Sainsburys) and the Black Bear Inn on Latchford Road. The Osnath works also looks like a possible Urban Splash target too, if Manchester is a guide. Hehehe- mind you, would the spectral "residents" of Bewsey Old Hall welcome the new flatmates....?
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    Jewellery Buyers

    Sid scales are the answer alone- okay you have a ring thats 28grammes, but 28g of what? 28g of 22k gold is a hell of a lot more valuable than 28g of 9karat- and even doing chemistry at university im curious how the little chap on his gold testing stall can tell the difference- so what chance would an older person with an heirloom have? after all if my favourite jewellry is dismissed as 9karat rubbish, i would like to be convinced- and a drop of liquid changing colour isnt enough! after all... they can be faked very easily.
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