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  1. I have been there a number of times accompanying members. I presume it is Ok to take friends once you are a member. My wife and I have considered joining, but, as I am not yet retired, I wouldn't have time to make decent use of it and my wife is still recovering from two knee replacements. We intend to apply in a couple of years time.
  2. I presume these references are to Thomas the Tank Engine rather than to a military vehicle?
  3. I have lived near the King and Queen since moving to Warrington (1975). It was changed to the Famous King and Queen fairly recently during a refurbishment of the signage, but locals still all call it the King and Queen anyway as "there is nothing famous about it", as one said to me!
  4. All PSV vehicles have to pass a COF (certificate of fitness) and ir is much more stringent than the MOT.
  5. We don't have any grass - and the trees we used to have are long gone.
  6. Better if you look under Warrington, Lancashire unless it was Lymm side.
  7. I object to that! I may be a grammar nazi, but not odd... well, maybe just a little
  8. Well - I shall find out tomorrow evening as I am on shift at 21.30 in Haydock, yet again. I haven't seen Winwick Road down to one lane during my commutes, but it is two narrow lanes at all times - not good when you travel at the same time as all the Royal Mail articulated wagons! They also seem to have wasted their time and money with the 30 mph signs as very few take any notice of the 40 mph ones anyway! I'm always glad I drive a decent sized van these days and leave my bike at home.
  9. I have just seen the report on the Feb 10th closure of Winwick Road when turning right from Long Lane. The proposed diversion appears to be Winwick Road, Lythgoes Lane, Cockhedge Roundabout, Lythgoes Lane, Winwick Road. Is it just me that can't see how this will work? I come, on most working nights from the Padgate area, along Long Lane to head to Haydock. I certainly don't intend to go anywhere near Lythgoes Lane.
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    Only just seen it - damn!
  11. Always tricky with a number of geese, but the "official" terms are; flock of geese, gaggle of geese , wedge of geese (flying in a 'V') , skein of geese (in flight). I don't know why there are so many.
  12. Happy Birthday, Sheila. Sorry, I've had a few nights off shift.
  13. I finally got to see them at the weekend. Rather close to the ambulance station as well as being an eyesore.
  14. I have to admit to having driven through there on Tuesday lunchtime and didn't notice this at all (Yes, I have been to Specsavers!). Think I may have to have another drive out that way just to be nosey.
  15. I have been using Chrome for some time now - it is as up-to-date as possible - and have had no problems at all on this site. One or two on others with annoying adverts which won't go away no matter what anti-ad programmes I try, but a minor inconvenience as I find Chrome fast enough to load most things I use.
  16. I still have examples of both and a couple of Atari 1Mb machines which were many times faster than all the competition at the time, but prone to poor motherboards. I have disc drive for the Commodores which speeds up the loading a lot and microdrives for the Spectrums (Spectra?) which were actually quite reliable. Still dig out the C64 occasionally for nostalgia.
  17. Belated Happy New Year to all. I have an excuse in that I have been at work right through and in units without internet access! Don't know how I survived. I am now in our ABI hospital unit which has multiple WiFi, so could get online.
  18. RingoDave

    Xmas Quiz

    Nice one, Dizzy. Good fun. Thank you.
  19. RingoDave

    Xmas Quiz

    Oops - somehow missed number 7 completely.
  20. Happy Christmas and a peaceful 2014 to all. Please spare a thought for those of us who work right through; health, emergency services, etc.
  21. RingoDave

    Xmas Quiz

    3. Holiday Inn 8. Donner and Blitzen, Dancer and Prancer, Vixen and Comet,,,,,errr...Dasher...Cupid. (Had to rack my brain at the end! 10. Clarence (but can't remember his surname) 11. Melchior Caspar and Balthazar 14, Ashamed to say I can't remember the years. 15. Turkey 16. Dr Seuss 17. America - is it Mexico? 19. 6 - It's a regular hexagon 20. Possibly panettone. (I have to admit to having set and asked Christmas quizzes in days gone by)
  22. I started a while ago, mostly online, but finished off with a visit to Tesco on Winwick Road at about 08.30 this morning on my way home from work, No problem at all parking and a very easy shop - and I hate shopping at the best of times! Plenty of people obviously had the same idea, but it was well-staffed and, as usual, the staff were very helpful.
  23. Your photos are much appreciated, even by those of us who are not "real" Warringtonians. Having arrived in Warrington at the tail-end of 1974, I witnessed a great deal of he changes and love to see photographs of the streets and places that I onlt saw for a very brief time.
  24. Even if they're not scam, you end up being told you have thousands of registry problems which their programme can clean for you - for a fee of course! Very few of them actually do as much as they say for a reasonable payment.
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