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  1. I'm changing my opinion regarding the old buildings in the town centre, let's have the lot flattened and start again, Bill is correct, these crumbling old hovels are not fit for purpose they are tiny inside and of little architectural value, the shops in bridge street date from the early 1900's with a few exceptions such as the Town Hall and a couple of pubs in Church Street there are few buildings worth saving.  We could save a brick from the Packet House label it and place it in a display case in the museum along with other bricks from the towns old buildings - far more economical and space saving!. I say bring on 'Milton Keynes' and let us create more jobs for window cleaners in the area.

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  2. On the topic of dogs, remember on extremely hot days such as those we are experiencing at the moment please remember dogs can suffer burns to their pads, check the pavement for heat before taking your dog on a walk. Place your hand or a bare foot on the surface for 10 seconds. If it is too hot for you to keep your hand or foot on it, then it is too hot for your pet. Stay on grassy surfaces and avoid bare ground when outside in the summer heat.

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  3. As reported on the - BBC News Website.

    More than 450 patients died after being given powerful painkillers inappropriately at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, a report has found.An independent panel said, taking into account missing records, a further 200 patients may have suffered a similar fate.The report found there was a "disregard for human life" of a large number of patients from 1989 to 2000.It said Dr Jane Barton oversaw the practice of prescribing on the wards.

    There was an "institutionalised regime" of prescribing and administering "dangerous" amounts of a medication not clinically justified at the Hampshire hospital, the report said.

    Who is the doctor who actively shortened her patients' lives?

    Dr Jane Ann Barton, now aged 70, graduated from Oxford University in 1972 as a Bachelor of Medicine.

    She became a GP and worked at Forton Medical Centre in Gosport, and was employed for five sessions a week as a clinical assistant in the Department of Medicine for Elderly People at Gosport War Memorial Hospital from 1 May 1988 until her resignation on 5 July 2000.


  4. 5 hours ago, asperity said:

    It's very easy these days to shut down an argument by labelling the other person as "racist", "homophobe" etc as PJ demonstrates in his own words:

    "the term racist still carries enough stigma to make everyone deny being one.  Heartwarming."

    I've been accused, on another forum, of being a racist because I offered an opinion that differed to that of the general concensus on that forum, not because my opinion was in any way racist but because it was seen as an easy way to shut me up. It's a really lazy way of avoiding debate which is used all too frequently today sadly. Enjoy it while it lasts PJ, keep posting Algy.

    I intend to Asp. I don't intend to allow PJ to drive me away.

    Bill the 'Ignore list' is a handy little tool, I have only used it once before and PJ is the only member that I have used it on and probably ever will be. 


  5. 33 minutes ago, P J said:

    Algy,  you can drop the ‘offended angel’ routine and the ridiculous attack on me as you are condemned by your own words.  The good thing is that at least the term racist still carries enough stigma to make everyone deny being one.  Heartwarming.

    PJ This was my comment regarding your attitude towards my original post to Sid's post  - "No!, I would never have even thought of such a situation, it just shows what a warped, bitter and twisted mind you have and regards to whether you found it crap humour or not is of no interest to me and just confirms to me what a bigot you really are PJ." - and I meant every word, you are nothing but an antagonistic stirrer and internet bully who is not happy unless  you are causing disruption on this group.

    I think it was a couple of years back I placed you on the sites  'Ignored users list' but then relented and made you visible again, it gives me great pleasure to place you back on once more where thank goodness I shall not have to put up with your idiotic remarks. Cheerio! Bigot.

     

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  6. 5 hours ago, P J said:

    Really Algy?  Would you for instance consider it acceptable to post something along the lines of “ if they want benefits they should paint themselves brown and go to Calais’ ?  If it was an attempt at humour it was crap, did you get it from Bernard Manning

    No!, I would never have even thought of such a situation, it just shows what a warped, bitter and twisted mind you have and regards to whether you found it crap humour or not is of no interest to me and just confirms to me what a bigot you really are PJ.

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  7. 5 hours ago, Confused52 said:

    Curiously PJ, I read that as a dig at Political Correctness. The notion of racism seems to have originated elsewhere, the stuff about the Black Country and its naming is common knowledge and I fear that it was an attempt at humour that didn't work as intended.

    What the hell are you talking about PJ, there was no racism mentioned or even intended in my comment, are you so bigoted that you can't see genuine humour when it stares you in the face, Confused 52 is correct I was merely having a light hearted dig at Sid regarding his comment, I am the last person that would infer that any area of this country was populated by any race by their colour, for goodness sake lighten up and take your head from up your backside and see what the real world is like man.

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  8. 23 hours ago, Evil Sid said:

    They are if they worked in the coal mining industry which is where the term "Black country" is supposedly derived from.:rolleyes:

    Sid, "not only but also" -  the Black Country gained its name in the mid-nineteenth century from the smoke from the many thousands of iron working foundries and forges. Other theories mention the abundance of coal in the region - the working of the shallow and 30ft thick seams. The region was described as 'Black by day and red by night' by Elihu Burritt, the American Consul to Birmingham in 1862.

    Some of my ancestors were from the midlands, my great great grandfather was a narrowboat captain who came from Napton-on-the-Hill and worked out of Braunston.


  9. Nothing about this incident neither shocks nor surprises me what does astound me is the council don't seem to know how many listed buildings we have in the area otherwise this statement would not have been made. 

    "After the meeting, Cllr McCarthy said: “We need a list of Warrington’s historic buildings, whether in public or private ownership, together with their owners so that we can do something to prevent them reaching the state that they are a health and safety hazard and beyond economic repair. “If not, we will lose more buildings.”


  10. Another building allowed to deteriorate to the point where it has had to be demolished.

    19th century Sunday School next to Cairo Street Unitarian Chapel

    The now demolished Sunday School building - viewed from above

    Planners frustrated by loss of historic building

     

     

    BY DAVID SKENTELBERY ON  9TH JUNE 2018 7:00 AMNEWS

    PLANNING bosses have expressed their frustration at having to decide whether one of Warrington’s historic buildings should be demolished – when in fact the bulldozers had already done their work.
    The borough council’s development management committee were left with no choice but approve the demolition of the 19th century Sunday School next to Cairo Street Unitarian Chapel because it had already been demolished.
    Chairman Cllr Tony McCarthy said all members of the committee were frustrated.
    Another of Warrington’s historic buildings had been lost – and there was nothing they could do about it.
    The Sunday School building – which adjoined the former Cabinet Works and Garnett’s Tower, also already demolished – had deteriorated through years of neglect, vandalism and weather to the extent that it could not be saved.
    After the meeting, Cllr McCarthy said: “We need a list of Warrington’s historic buildings, whether in public or private ownership, together with their owners so that we can do something to prevent them reaching the state that they are a health and safety hazard and beyond economic repair.
    “If not, we will lose more buildings.”
    Historic England had indicated it could not support the loss of the Sunday School as it added to the significance of the adjoining chapel, which dates from 1745 and is the second oldest place of worship in Warrington.
    But they did not object to the demolition because of the dilapidated condition of the building.
    Planning officers said the loss of the building was “highly regrettable.”A structural report had indicated the building was in a dangerous condition.

     

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  11. Millie, you are almost  correct in your assumption that the house was called Hill Cliffe in this map of 1882 it was a private house simply called 'Hill Cliff House' (the letter 'e' had been dropped from House on this map) I believe the Hydro was added when it became a hotel to attract custom perhaps in their belief that it was a spa.1882._zpstwvtsjki.jpg


  12. The first recorded event of mass pollution of the earth's atmosphere were the Spanish when they conquered South America in the 16th century they took over the Incas’ mines and soon began to pump clouds of lead dust over the Andes. The silver the conquistadors sent back home made them wealthy. It also made them the world’s first industrial-scale toxic metal air polluters – perhaps causing us to rethink the timing of the moment when humans truly began to change the environment. (Extract from 'The World Economic Forum').

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  13. There is a topic relating to the Hill Cliffe Hydro by a member called 'Byrdy' - "2,000 years before the Hillcliffe Hydro Hotel was built,the place was a spa used by the Roman Legions.The water was reported to have magical properties,so powerfull that the top centurions from Chester(Deva),would pay a years salary to be posted to Warrington so that they could bath in the Hillcliffe spa.To this day there are bottles of the water from Hillcliffe in the Rome museum". 

    In one of the posts a member states that the hotel was still operating in the 1980's.

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  14. The most dangerous situation to evolve on this planet was giving Homo Sapiens intelligence more advanced than other species on it (allegedly), we have been destroying the ecology of this planet slowly for probably the last two hundred years the rate of destruction is now accelerating rapidly to such an extent that in my opinion that it is doubtful that if there will be  any living organism remaining in 200 years time, and it is all down to man (and woman's) greed. 

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  15. On 21/02/2018 at 4:05 PM, Dizzy said:

    Togger1..End of the line....ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !!

     I too have become increasingly bored of your constant jibes at other forum members and the rudeness of some of your posts towards others of late which have caused unrest across the whole forum and also resulted in some lovely members staying away. 

    You have overstepped the mark now as you have been ruining the forum for everyone....I've just been sitting here (on my day off) catching up and been reading through all the topics and posts  and they don't make nice reading.  I don't live by the 3 strikes and you're out rule...you are now just OUT.  Bye !!  

    Well done Dizz, I know I am no longer a regular poster but still keep one eye on what is going on and Mr Togger had taken on the roll of group bully his mug shot was enough to frighten a bulldog!

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