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tripps
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Posted -  24/02/2011  :  12:29
I've been thinking of starting this topic for a while.  Let's see how it goes....

Asked if he was in charge of the nation, in the absence of the Prime Minister -
Mr Clegg told Metro: ‘Yeah, I suppose I am. I forgot about that.



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Stanley
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Posted - 13/09/2011 : 04:37
Good man Bohr!  "An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field."


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cloghopper
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Posted - 13/09/2011 : 11:16
Looks like I'm an expert then. Can't quite work out how I'm 'mistaken in both cases'. I got the boundary right; and I got the fact that Earby and Barlick are both  in Yorkshire right. OK, so I used the modern term 'North Yorkshire' rather than the traditional West Riding as it was when I were a lad. Pendle is still a hill I believe. I do admit to being totally out of touch in general.

cheers,

cloggy 


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panbiker
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Posted - 13/09/2011 : 17:10
Just the fact that you had Barlick and Eaby in North Yorkshire, which did not exist until the Boundary Commission changes last time in 74. Just the way it was worded Cloggy. May not matter anyway as they are having another go at reorganisation. Who knows before long we may be a part of Burnley, Blackburn or the Ribble Valley. I guess it all depends on who wins the argument of who needs the most votes in the present co-alition. We may even end up back where we started with Skipton! I think Pendle Constituency is one of the ones under review.

Whatever happens Pendle will still be a Lanacshire hill, the original borders will remain on the staute books and Barlick will still be in Yorkshire.


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DaveWoolhouse
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Posted - 14/09/2011 : 03:33
Sorry to go all morbid gents, but I saw a great 'epitaph' on a plaque up on winter hill. The plaque is attached to the building at the base of the Arquiva transmitter mast, it's there to commemorate those who lost their lives in the plane crash in the 50's (I think it was the 50's).  The last line of the plaque is what I found most moving - 'SOMEWHERE AROUND THE CORNER, ALL IS WELL' - and isn't that so true!

Dave


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Stanley
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Posted - 14/09/2011 : 04:45
Just to complicate the boundary question a bit more, The basic fact that the authorities eventually acceded to was that the ancient shire boundaries couldn't be altered. They are historical entities. So West Riding and North Yorkshire doesn't come into the question of the old shire boundary as they were modern administrative creations.

Not morbid David, interesting snippet. See this LINK for an account of the crash I think it applies to.

 


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cloghopper
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Posted - 14/09/2011 : 08:02
I can't honestly say I remember the Winter Hill air crash, but I do remember the Manchester United Munich one. The link to memorial piece on Winter Hill is fascinating reading.

cheers,

cloggy 


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Tardis
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Posted - 14/09/2011 : 10:53
Does the moving of Craven, Coates and Earby into Ribble valley, and Nelson et al going into Burnley north mean that we can consign Pendle Borough to the dustbin of history?

I may put my champagne on ice


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Tizer
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Posted - 14/09/2011 : 17:02
Tardis, you need to ask the geologists about the Craven Fault, they'll tell you where those places will be in a few million years time!


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Tardis
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Posted - 15/09/2011 : 10:41
In the Purple Book, Peter Mandelson says Ed is: “prone to clutch at straws and grab at any passing fad…”


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Tardis
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Posted - 22/10/2011 : 10:25
Mubarak, Murdoch, now Gaddafi… one by one, Tony Blair’s friends are meeting grisly ends. If I were Cliff Richard I’d be s*****ing myself


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 24/10/2011 : 06:23
"The lamps are going out all over Europe,we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime".

Edward, Viscount Grey of Fallodon, 1914.


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tripps
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Posted - 18/11/2011 : 10:25
Andrew Neil

"The use of decimal places is economists' way of showing they have a sense of humour"


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Julie in Norfolk
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Posted - 25/11/2011 : 12:38
A man that lives on pork, fine flour bread, rich pies and cakes, and condiments, drinks tea and coffee and uses tobacco, may as well try to fly as to be chaste in thought. Dr John Harvey Kellog.  He says nothing about big tubes of smarties thank heavens 


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 26/11/2011 : 04:32
That condemns me to the flames of hell then! Consolation is he was a nutcase who was obsessed by boys playing with themselves!


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Julie in Norfolk
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Posted - 26/11/2011 : 06:21
That mirrors my sentiments exactly. To be condemned for the salt and vinegar on last nights chips is a bit rich


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