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  1. Nostalgia

    Nostalgia - a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past. “We do not live in the past, but the past in us.” Ulrich Bonnell Phillips Born - La Grange, Georgia, The United States November 04, 1877 - January 21, 1934. The past – with all it’s memories, events and experiences lives in us and often it just might so happen that the past is stronger than the present . Without memories and events both good and bad our lives mean for nothing, without them we do not learn!.
  2. Will the carnage ever cease ?

    Will the carnage ever cease ? No!
  3. The year is 2222 and Charlie and Maureen land on Mars after accumulating enough Frequent Flier miles. They meet a Martian couple and are talking about all sorts of things. Charlie asks if Mars has a stock market, if they have laptop computers, how they make money, etc. Finally, Maureen brings up the subject of sex. 'Just how do you guys do it?' asks Maureen. The Martian responds, "Pretty much the same way you do" A discussion ensues and finally the couples decide to swap partners for the night and experience one another... Maureen and the male Martian go off to a bedroom where the Martian strips. He's got only a teeny, weenie member about half an inch long and just a quarter-inch thick. 'I don't think this is going to work,' says Maureen. 'Why?' he asks. 'What's the matter?' 'Well,' she replies, 'it's just not long enough to reach me!' 'No problem,' he says, and proceeds to slap his forehead with his palm. With each slap of his forehead, his member grows until it's quite impressively long. 'Well,' she says, 'that's quite impressive, but it is still narrow.' 'No problem,' he says, and starts pulling his ears. With each pull, his member grows wider and wider until the entire measurement is extremely exciting to the woman. 'Wow!' she exclaims, as they fell into bed and made mad passionate love. The next day the couples rejoin their other partners and go their separate ways. As they walked along, Charlie asks, 'Well, was it any good?' 'I hate to say it,' says Maureen, 'but it was wonderful. How about you?' 'It was horrible,' he replies. 'I've got a hell of a headache ... She kept at it all night, slapping my forehead and tugging at my ears.”
  4. Do the Specs Average Speed Cameras on motorways work as when I adhere to the 50mph speed limit on motorway work areas, vehicles often pass at what appear to be in excess of 60mph, usually top end class of cars, surely if the Specs cameras do work it would not be long before the drivers of these cars would lose their licenses.
  5. Egg on faces ?

    Blimey obs, things have gone quiet on here!. I would have thought that would have brought a reply from at least one of the anti-Brexit supporters .
  6. Green Belt homes plan is madness

    It has taken them this long to recognise that, show me a politician who isn't in it for their own ends!!!!!!!!!.
  7. Some thoughts

    Bloody Hell !!!! I have missed all this by staying away or was that what caused me to stay away, God! my head hurts.
  8. Green Belt homes plan is madness

    Can't argue with that! , GM.
  9. Harvey

    I'm sure your aware of this fact obs, the Dutch opened all the sea valves and flooded the low lying land to prevent the Geman forces access during WW2.
  10. Harvey

    Fair coment obs however a 'storm surge' is a temporary serious event with potentially devastating consequences, however the sea level returns to it's original levels after the storm has passed, Holland reclaimed land from below the tidal sea levels by building dykes and pumping sea water out.
  11. Green Belt homes plan is madness

    The whole situation is politically motivated, most (if not all) Warringtons councilors live North of the MSC and have a 'NIMBY' attitude, inasmuch that " build the the new housing development South of the canal, the population of that area don't vote for us anyway so what have we got to lose".
  12. Harvey

    Thank goodness for for your common sense comment Asp!, the flooding situation has nothing comparable with Hollands geographical situation.
  13. Harvey

    Stallard, I don't visit this site too often for the simple reason that whatever topic is posted develops into abject vitreol and this one is decending into that category which is certainly not of your making, I have just finishing reading your reporting of the terrible experience that you and the people of Texas are going through and my heart goes out to you, thank God that you and your family survived without suffering too much hardship although the effect on you all must have been terrifying. We over here in the UK moan about our climate but thankfully now nothing of the terrors inflicted by the extreme weather on other parts of our planet. Thanks Stallard for the excellent report of the event you painted a vivid picture of the event as it unfolded, I hope you can all return to normal living as soon as possible. Alan.
  14. Green Belt homes plan is madness

    "When you're up to your neck in alligators, it's easy to forget the objective of the exercise was to drain the swamp."
  15. Green Belt homes plan is madness

    I have no idea whether this is green, brown field or neither Obs, I would have thought that others that have posted such long and detailed replies would have answered you by now.
  16. Green Belt homes plan is madness

    Proposed area affected I would have thought that the timescale in planning and executing this 'ambitious', and costly project which includes removing the Latchford high level railway bridge and replacing it with a road bridge would take a number of years to complete!. The modifying of the existing railway embankment to build the new road over the canal will require demolishing many of the existing houses in the locality, I have it on good authority that householders have already received letters informing them that many of their properties would be subject to compulsory purchase orders.
  17. A while back someone requested photos of Latchford Station, here they are!. The first image is of the original station on the low level prior to the Manchester Ship Canal being built, the later ones are the 'new' station a few hundred metres north of the old one built on the deviation banking which I believe is to be removed along with the Grammar School Road bridge to flatten the area to build apartments on. .
  18. Warrington's Glass Industry.

    Many of us have more than likely heard of Robinson's glass Works situated at Bank Quay, however in the 19th Century Warrington had one of the largest (by the standards of that time) glass manufacturing and crystal glass cutting and engraving industries in the country, below is a list of those participating in the glass manufacturing and processing industry in the the town. Warrington’s 18th & 19th Century Glass Industry A directory of Warrington from 1824 survives. It contains relevant entries for the Maginnis, Molineaux, Robinson and Perrin families, but nothing of note for the Ellis, Percival or Webb families. GLASS CUTTERS England, William - Winwick Street Johnson, Isaac Butter Market Street Lindsey, Wm Union Street Watson, Peter (and engraver) Winwick Street Woods, William Church Street GLASS MANUFACTURERS Clare, Burdy & Co (Crown) Scotland Road Robinson, John Sankey Street Alderson, Perrin & Robinson (flint & watch), Mersey Street and Cock Edge Cockhedge Glass Works Scotland Road Warrington Lancashire 1805-1867 1805-1817 Jackson, Alderson & Co, Cockhedge Glass Works. In 1805 Peter Jackson (Corn and Flour Merchant Warrington) went in to partnership with William Bryon (Glass Manufacture Liverpool) – John Alderson (Clerk and Bookkeeper) and Samuel Brettle (See Orford Lane Glassworks). In 1811 Samuel Brettle died and the other partners continued on the business. In 1816 Peter Jackson and William Byrom claim to have become dissatisfied with John Alderson’s conduct and the partnership was dissolved on the 1st of January 1817. 1817- 1820 Alderson, John & Co, Cockhedge Glass Works. Joseph Perrin (2) at the age of 14 was employed as an apprentice by John Alderson Senior. When John Alderson Senior died in 1820; Joseph Perrin (2) became a joint manager of the firm. He was married to Ellen Alderson, daughter of John Alderson Senior. They had a number of children (see notes at bottom of page). Thomas Robinson married Mary Alderson daughter of John Alderson senior on the 27th of August 1818. It is interesting that the witnesses at the marriage ceremony were Joseph Perrin and Jno Alderson. Bank Quay Co. (flint & bottle), Bank Quay Glazebrook, T.K. (thomas Kirkland) & Co (flint) Orford Lane 1797-1802 Davies, Glazebrook and Co Orford Lane Glassworks Thomas Kirkland Glazebrook (son of James Kirkland) Born June 4th 1780 in Leicestershire was the founder of the Orford Lane Glassworks. He was only 16 years old when the Orford Lane Glassworks opened on the 15th of February 1797. He was also an influential figure in the Lancashire Association of Flint Glass Manufactures. He was the Honorary Secretary for a number of years and he later became the front man for the British Flint Glass Manufactures industry. This organisation protected the right of the glass manufactures in trade negotiations with the government. On the 7th of august 1802 the five member partnership of Davies, Glazebrook and Co Orford Lane Glassworks was dissolved. The names and holdings of the partners are: John Davies (10% share holding - Accountant / Administrator), Thomas Kirkland Glazebrook (10% share holding in name of James Glazebrook), Samuel Brettel (30% share holding - Glass Cutter), Thomas England (30% share holding - Metal Mixer) and John Alderfon (20% share holding - Glass Blower). Maginnis, Wm (cutter) Bridge Street Unsworth & Bethell (cutter) St John Street, The family had connections with a variety of other business ventures over the years. John Unsworth, Peter Stubs’ the file makers cousin, had a short-lived glass business in Warrington, from circa 1789 to 1805. He was primarily a glass engraver, supplying a wide variety of glass ware for domestic and business uses. He also sold plain glass and dealt in a variety of other goods.
  19. The invisible man

    It would be more of a disappointment not being able to see the invisible women Sid! - depending on your gender of course!.
  20. 2017. WBC. Introduction of Green Bin Collection Charges. How much will the service cost and how can I subscribe? The cost of the service is £33 per bin per year or £30 per bin per year if purchased online by visiting our web site: warrington.gov.uk/greenwaste from 16 January 2017. When does the charge start? The new service will start on the 7 March 2017 and only households that have subscribed for the service will have their green bin (s) emptied after this date. Residents should allow at least 5 working days for an identification sticker to be posted out to you to identify your green bin to our collection crews that you have paid for the service. The charge will cover you from the 7 March 2017. Please note, the garden waste service is a seasonal service and collections will not be provided in December, January and February. Why are you charging for these collections? We have a reduced budget from central government and we can no longer subsidise the cost of collecting this additional waste. The decision to charge for garden waste collections is one of the many difficult decisions the council has faced to help reduce costs. There's no legal requirement to provide a kerbside collection service for garden waste. But where it does we can make a charge. The income from charging for garden waste collections will make the service self-financing. Many councils across the country charge for this service and have done for many years. Not all properties in Warrington require a garden waste collections service as they may not have a garden. For this reason it is also felt that introducing a charge is fair as the service will only be paid for by those households that choose to use it, in the same way that charges are only made for bulky waste collections to those households that request one.
  21. The devil went down to Georgia

    The mind boggles Dizz. :oops: :lol:
  22. The devil went down to Georgia

    Dizz!!!! :lol:
  23. Two views of Bridge Foot in the 1920's.

    Obs on this zoomed shot you can just make out poeple walking along the path on the crossing end of the bridge.