Compo

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  • Birthday 11/01/1950

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    Nostalgia, World travel, gardening and Mountain walking.

    I'm pink, therefore I'm Spam.

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  1. Christmas began early in Aviemore. They had their lights up when I visited. on November 1st
  2. Compo

    Graffiti

    Equally entitled to make his mark as a social comment but not to deface the work of another. That's the difference between art and vandalism. The yob/yobess who defaced the picture is not entitled to do this - his/her mark should be alongside if it is to be a comment and not to be considered wanton destruction.
  3. Compo

    Graffiti

    How is it that the 21st century has bred so many small minded, destructive creatures? I hesitate to call them people - they are more of a sub-human species in my books.
  4. I was just recalling an elderly shop labourer at a factory in which I once worked - Plessey, Beeston. It also brought to mind a labourer called Harry Spouge, who worked in the same factory. Harry was a footballer and began playing for Leicester City just before WWII. Sadly the war interrupted his footballing career and during his service he was hit in the back by shrapnel and forever afterwards had a stoop from the injury. Of course, it ruined his career and being poorly educated, he ended up as a labourer in the factory. He used to take shop orders for morning breaktime and always tickled us with his "How many want Codycola?". For some reason he was unable to say Coca-Cola. He was a nice bloke and it was very sad that he had suffered and had his life spoilt, fighting for his country.
  5. Regardless of the monetary price there is the environmental and human price to pay for renewables. this is a price that no developer talks about. Rare Earth minerals are not called that for nowt. They are scarce and essential for renewable power generation. This means that they are of a premium price and so valuable that in the few places where they are found, the populations and land have been devastated in order to extract the minerals. There are two main centres for strip mining rare earth minerals; The Congo and China. Mining in the Congo has led to a civil war being fought over the lands and many people being either ousted from their tribal land or simply annihilated. Similarly, in China thousands of farmers have been removed and the land torn apart, mile after mile, for the minerals. The environmental damage is massive but who cares? Renewables are "Clean, green energy"...Grrr!
  6. Here's a bit of advice if you are planning to install solar panels. Don't put them on the roof. If they go wrong (And they will) it costs an arm and a leg to get them fixed. Install them at ground level so you have access to them without paying for specialist roof workers. Mine failed last winter and cost me £1200 to have a couple of connectors renewed and an insulation check. Total work time - around half an hour. They failed again this week. I was forced to get out onto the roof to disconnect a short circuiting panel - would have cost me another £1200 to get the repairers out but all it needed was to unplug two connectors and plug them back in a different order. Time take -- 15 minutes. I have lost the use of the disconnected panel permanently but they no longer make that type. Given that it is in the middle of an array it is not practical to replace it with another of different type and dimensions.
  7. Many thanks Stuart; someone in another forum said they thought it might be New Brighton but your image is spot-on. I wonder if we went by a Skills or Barton excursion coach? Surely, it wouldn't have been by train from Nottingham?
  8. I have been trying to identify the location of this photograph. Featured are myself in my mother's arms and my maternal grandparents. Can anyone identify the location, please? The date is 1951 and in those days i don't think we travelled very far from Nottingham for our day-trip holidays. The trip would have been taken by train or coach.
  9. When I started senior school all the boys had a haversack, either Army or RAF government surplus. I haven't seen schoolkids with one of these for many years but I suppose that's because they were still offloading WWII surplus stock when I were nobbut a young'n. They were almost exclusively covered with pop group names and other such stuff like their best girl or favourite motorbike name.
  10. [wedding ring that was buried in the sand] Sadly, no.
  11. I know I've mentioned it before but just to remind you that if anyone finds a gold wedding ring on Mablethorpe beach, please let me know - I buried it in the sand by the sea wall in 1969 and would like it back .
  12. Stuart, St Alban's is the name I was looking for. Many thanks, you've jogged my memory. My father worked there as caretaker in the '70s and '80s but I couldn't recall the name when asked by my aged uncle.
  13. Was it always called Derrymount, Stuart?