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About algy

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  • Birthday 06/10/1940

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    Local History, Ships, Aircraft, Railways & anything mechanical, photography (amature), gardening and life in general Oh! and beer in moderation.
    Dislike driving intensely.

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  1. algy

    Which of you is a heart surgeon ?

    Great to here you are feeling well again Stallard, keep the good work up!.
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    Which of you is a heart surgeon ?

    I tend to hover around 130/72 pulse 70 and our practice nurse seems happy with that, I have been on one tab of Losartan since 1988 when the doctor took my BP and because it was 144/77 he prescribed that medication, I remember him saying that if he had got those figure a couple of months previous he would not have deemed that high but the government had moved the goal posts to 141/70 so I then fell over the new high blood pressure threshold. Never heard anything so stupid in my life and I don't think my doctor was impressed either.
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    😄 The oldest are the best Asp, well sometimes!. At ICI we had an Indian Sikh engineer worked in our machinery section, a lovely man and always referred to himself as a turbine engineer. (perfectly true).
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    How many are left?

    I used to stand on the footbridge and along with my mates we would try and drop stones down the loco chimney, also went to the match but can't say I ever managed to get in for nowt.
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    Child suicides

    They used to joke about the internet police I honestly believe it's about time the net was subject to the internet police, many of these sites are based abroad, surely they could be monitored and where necessary be blocked.
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    Time to smile

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    A belated "Happy Birthday" Eric. My father also went to Padgate Cottage Homes (the Industrial School) he didn't say much about it though other than it was a harsh but fair regime. Yes we do now live on the 'Turnpike' field where you rode the horse, our bungalows were built on it in 1984 and I do remember Richardson farming the Bellhouse Farm obviously no longer a farm as it was donated to the community and became the Grappenhall Community Centre only to change yet again and is now a public house called the 'Bellhouse'. Eric do you happen to have any photos of Bellhouse Lane. Grappehall village is still a lovely village although the cobbled Church Lane is blighted with parked vehicles with their drivers completely ignoring the 'No Parking' signs. The two village pubs The Parr Arms and the Rams Head are possibly still as you remember them although the Rams Head has recently closed for the first time in it's history with no indication as yet as to what is happening to it. Very little happens here of note although Granada TV filmed an episode of Sherlock Holmes in the village, the Large Room was made up as a Police station and the Rams Head Inn as The Bull Hotel. The episode aired in April 1988 and as far as I can ascertain the filming was in 1987. The latest event (and possibly the only one for many decades) to cause uproar in our community is that the Public Right Of Way by way of the steps at the side of Bridge House ( it used to be the little shop Bridge Stores owned by Mrs Hanson) leading from Bellhouse lane to the canal bank has been gated off by the new owners of the house with all Hell let loose by the community in general and the council have ruled that the steps must be opened up to the general public again as they were the original access to the working narrowboat people and are of national historical interest, I mention this as from what you have previously said regarding where you lived they would have been quite close to your home. Alan.
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    Stallard, were you born and/or brought up in Grappenhall.
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    I finally retired 18 years ago although I had previously taken early retirement after working 25 years for ICI at Runcorn 25 years ago and in that time I have enjoyed many 'Ahhha' moments but the one that stands out in my mind as probably being the best was tootling around the canals in our narrowboat, a close second was being out at the crack of dawn and sitting fishing on the banks of a lake or pond listening to the birds singing and being at peace with the world whether I caught anything was totally immaterial, happy days, I'm afraid with the onset of old age all that has now gone, great memories though.
  10. algy

    House Alarms Advice

    If the alarm is usable then get some advice on who to use it as an alarm system is an important part of the protection of your property, Webb Alarms service ours and as part of their service they will talk you through how to operate it. Google for their web site the contact number is on there.
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    Drones ?

    A UK university has developed a drone catcher that fires a projectile loaded with a fine net over the top of the drone which as it approaches ejects the net over the drone and drags it to earth.
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    Merry Christmas everyone!

    A belated Merry Christmas to you Gary and to all our other members and their loved ones, I hope you are all well and have had a lovely time with your families.
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    Brilliant! Asp.
  14. algy

    Jumping Jack Flash,

    According to the wife Ann is not available at the moment as she is busy doing very little in the TV show "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here" another high quality epic.
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    Observer and PJ

    Ok. P J I stand corrected, it is not an obsession you have with men's rear ends, you just enjoy observing them!.😄