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Posts posted by algy

  1. A local parish counsellor has announced that the cobbles on Church Lane, Grappenhall are to be relaid, they are to be removed cleaned, graded and stored with a temporary tarmacadam surface laid while the fore mentioned work is carried out, the temporary surface will then be lifted and the original cobbles relaid, Yeh!! right if anyone believes that they are fools, once those cobbles come up they will never go down again, some mysterious unforeseen problem will manifest itself preventing being relaid, call me a pessimist but if past experience in this town is anything to go by it will not happen. We can kiss the cobbles goodbye folks!.  

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  2. On 11/03/2018 at 11:53 PM, Dizzy said:

    Maybe they will all somehow find this forum Algy. 

    I'm not sure what they would make of it all if they dare venture out of the Local History of Photo's section though :lol:

    Known as 'The Safe Zone' Dizz. :wink:

  3. God help the poor sods that are around in a hundred years or so that wish to consult the history of Warrington over the last 20 or 30 years as there won't be much other than the IRA bombings to hold their interest, not much that I can think of on the positive front anyway.

  4. I have found that re installing or updating the printer software can solve the problem also check your printer inks don't need replacing.

    Has Windows installed a new update that can sometimes upset your settings,  check 'Settings' -  Devices and printers that the printer you are using is the dedicated printer

  5. Definitely obs, carts pulled by horses that cuts down on exhaust emissions  except for a minimal amount of methane when the horse trumps*,  plenty of recycling there with loads of horse manure for the gardens then.

    *45.5 pounds of methane per horse per year  (34% of that from a cow).

  6. On 03/03/2018 at 9:15 AM, asperity said:

    They do in Ireland Sid, very confusing when you're used to working in knots!

    Asp, being a seafaring man I wouldn't have thought working in knots would have been confusing to you, don't tell me you don't know the difference between your reef and your granny, here's a good tip a granny usually wears a bonnet. :wink:

  7. Unfortunately youngsters don't seem to have an interest in history they are too busy either enjoying life or else totally immersed in providing for and bringing up their families to give a thought as to what was going on last week never mind hundreds of years ago I know I was and there is nothing wrong in that, it's not until later on in life that you realise that you are not immortal and there is a finite end to existence especially when you lose your grandparents and parents and you have no one to approach to answer those questions about your ancestors that you should have asked when they were here, but Hey! as Esther Ranzen say's "That's Life" folks.

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  8. On 28/02/2018 at 6:11 PM, observer said:

    Actually Alg; I'm surprised no one seems to have written a definitive history of the Town,  perhaps the vague nature of a lot of the info is why ?      :wacko:

    To be honest obs I don't think anyone has care about the town that much and still don't!.

  9. Obs, I get so frustrated regarding the lack of history from the medieval period through time to the early Victorian era, there has been more recorded on the Roman occupation than any other period in the towns history and little about the ordinary lives of industry and day to day life of the latter centuries, whether it is under lock and key in the library/museum vaults I have no idea.

  10. what is an officer ant called? Lieutenant
    How many ants are needed to fill an apartment? Tenants
    What do you call an ant who likes to be alone? Independant
    What is the biggest ant in the world? Elephant
    What ant is even bigger than that? Giant
    What do you call a 100 year old ant? Antique
    What game do ants play with elephants? Squash
    Why don"t anteaters get sick? Because they are full of antibodies
    What do you call an ant from overseas? Important
    What do you call an ant with frogs legs? Antphibian
    What do you call an army ant? Militant
    Why did the ant race along the box top? Because the box said: "Tear Along Dotted Line."
    What do you call an ant who skips school? Truant
    What kind of ant is good at adding things up? Accountant
    What did Pink Panther say when he stepped on an ant? Dead Ant, Dead Ant....Dead Ant, Dead Ant, Dead Ant...



  11. 4 hours ago, Dizzy said:

    I wonder where LT K went too though now you've mentioned him.  Last I heard a long time ago in a message to me he said was going working away in some far a way country.  Probably just to get away from this forum :lol:

    I've not seen PJ posting on here for ages either..or Baz.  Wonder where they are these days too ?

    I have no idea where what happened to LT., but Baz has got the old photo bug and posts quite a lot on FB with the the old Warrington photos though and comes up with some really good ones that I had not seen before.

  12. Thank you for your reply regarding the welfare of the older gentleman who was involved in the accident near Sainsbury's Dizz, you were the only member who showed concern over his welfare the others were too busy tearing their dresses and swinging their handbags at each other to be bothered.:rolleyes:

     I have been a member for many years now and the situation never changes on this section of the forum, takes me back to my tender years at junior school!, this new chappie Togger1 is a brilliant replacement for Lt, a little more volatile perhaps but not half a bad gutter scrapper. :lol:

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  13. The driver of the car involved is 84 years old and mounted the pavement after being blinded by the sun when he flipped the car, he is perfectly all right other than grazing one of his fingers, he was taken to hospital and checked over and was released later that day. The gentleman in question is a fiend of one of my wife's friends and rang her to give her the details in case she was worried.