Jill Sparrow

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  1. 40 minutes ago, Brew said:

    Regardless of the history surrounding the right to vote it must be an individual's free choice.  

    I recall some years ago, a rabidly leftwing colleague of mine stating that she had warned her son (who still lived at home) if he voted anything other than Labour, he would find his bags packed and on the doorstep. No, she wasn't joking.  I was disgusted.

  2. It's surprising how many schools had those huts in use as classrooms. I spent two terms in one at Berridge while building work was being undertaken in the main school. I don't recall there being any heating in there, either.  Spent a lot of time in English lessons in the North East Hut at Manning. That was asbestos (!!) with a corrugated roof. Warm in there, though, thanks to a potbellied coke stove that spat red hot bits of coke at us. Can't see that being permitted today. How did we survive?

  3. 56 minutes ago, letsavagoo said:

    One of the few Startrek I do recall was where a war between opposing fractions was conducted by computers and if you were declared dead you had to surrender yourself for extermination. 

    A Taste of Armageddon.  Quite a good episode.

  4. 42 minutes ago, letsavagoo said:

    May have been a Startrek episode too, I’m not  much of a ‘Treky’. 

    I am a Trekkie...only the original series, though, and I can't think of such an episode.  Closest would be The Mark of Gideon (uncontrolled breeding and lack of disease results in standing room only, therefore the government needs to introduce a fatal disease into the population). Or Miri. (the adult population of a planet has been tinkering with longevity genes which results in children who are several hundred years old but who die horribly when they reach puberty). No. I don't think it was Star Trek. Not the original series at any rate.

  5. The whole thing is absolutely risible. The headlines every morning from now until election day will be, "I'll do this....". "I'll do that..." in a puerile attempt to win votes. Why not just admit it, "I'll stand on my head in a bucket of **** if you'll vote for me!"

    As Mark Twain said, "If voting made any difference, they wouldn't let us do it!"

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  6. Like it or not, Hitler did exist.  Britain was a colonial power.  Women were not allowed to vote. People were incarcerated in asylums for antisocial behaviour. Landlords chose who could and could not reside in their property and put notices in the window to that effect.  And.... Guy Gibson had a dog named Nigger.


    It's history but it did happen. Unless we want to go down the road of Soviet Russia or the pathetic little turd who's running the country today, we accept these things rather than trying to pretend they didn't exist and insist on rewriting the history books every two weeks.

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  7. On 8/27/2023 at 11:53 AM, Cliff Ton said:

    The old OS map from the 1930s shows a 'new' bridge in dotted lines, which is presumably the one which is there now.



    A friend of mine was browsing at an antiques fair recently and saw a sizeable photo of a Victorian property named Springfield House in Bulwell.  The stallholder claimed he'd done some research into it and discovered that it had stood on Springfield Road in Bulwell but was demolished to make way for a supermarket.


    To my knowledge, there is no Springfield Road in Bulwell but there is one in Hucknall.  I know there was a Springfield School in the Lawton Drive area of Bulwell and I believe there is also a Springfield Care Home in that vicinity. I think there was also a firm of Dyers and Finishers by the name of Springfield and wonder whether the house has any connection with the family that owned the company.


    Does anyone remember a Springfield House in that area or know anything about the family it may have belonged to?  The current owner of the photograph has stuck a ludicrous price on it and, as my chum pointed out, it may be the only photograph in existence, in which case it should be preserved.


    I don't know that area of Bulwell at all but I know several of our members do.

  8. 1 minute ago, philmayfield said:

    So homosexuals don’t smoke pipes in bed?

    It was perceived not at the time.  Now pipe smoking... especially in bed...is far more shocking than homosexuality was at the time M&W made those programmes.


    I think Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton were pictured abed together in Meet The Wife before M&W were.