Mattsdigs

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Mattsdigs last won the day on January 5 2014

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About Mattsdigs

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  • Birthday 12/02/1945

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  1. This wasn't meant to be controversial or trolling. I genuinely wanted to know why. But, its okay, I accept that some people like walking and some like watching trains. I don't have any problem with that, . What I do have a problem with is , because I ask a question that I genuinely wanted a bit of knowledge and I anticipated people asking " why" what I didn't anticipate was being called a troll or should I say " accused of trolling". That is why I will not be posting on this site again.
  2. This may be the worst post I have ever made...but just what is the point of this fanatical looking at trains and tracks. Its just a bit of machinery designed to do a job and now its old and been superseded by yet another bit of machinery. Why bother walking along a bit of track that's been abandoned and overgrown when you have buses and cars that do the job quicker.? I am standing by for a veritable hail of indignant postings and shed loads of Hate mail but its all beyond me.
  3. Wasn't "distant drums" by Roy Orbison the flip side of "Blue Bayou?
  4. Many thanks for that information. I had always thought that it was because of slag heaps from gedling Pit being dumped there. So , now well informed again.
  5. Somewhat off thread but close enough. Does any one know why , and how, Lambley Dumbles became so named. My children love it but always ask what it means, and I cannot explain.
  6. I once worked with a Captain Bacon who later married and named his son Egan.
  7. Mattsdigs

    'Serry'

    Serry, being a derivative of "sirrah" as told by my father, comes to notts vie the yorkshire pits especially those close to Barnsley.
  8. As post number 7 indicates , many people from other countries see london and assume that it is representative of the country as a whole. . I holiday in the States several times each year and am well aware of that problem. I always respond by asking them if they think New York is representative of their State which makes them think. So, I think that we all agree that the Counties of this country are different in structure , people, history band culture yet all are linked in a greater way, especially through the terrific history of this Nation. So, why not have a series of programmes about each county and then another series linking them together? I firmly believe that not only would it generate great interest within our borders but also way beyond even Europe.
  9. So no one thinks them good idea's?
  10. Two things that have puzzled me for some time now. 1/ As we are now in the digital information period and people want to know, why haven't the city used the facilities of Universities in this area to produce a sellable disc of Clip art and pictures of the County for tourists to this place, a disc that can be sold for a small sum which would be a locally produced item that children can take away to recall their visit or to help with school work e.t.c As the University is in the County surely their must be artists who could use their skills to both create the images and then get them collated on to a disc, and, donate their time free or as an educational thing. 2/.Why hasn't the Council produced a Political-free documentary about the County for showing on T.V. A one-hour programme showing , in equal parts, the history, the geography, the people, the industry and the touristy thing. If every County in England could produce the same thing for their Counties it would not only be a fascinating series on T.V but a great money-generating product for selling abroad which, intern would generate more tourist visits. There must be other idea's out there for the attention of the Council.
  11. That is lovely. thanks.
  12. a small boat made out of cooking fat is a lardy caique.
  13. Its a strange thing...At school I can remember my English teacher talking about various words and him saying.."we never start a sentence with the word GOT" if fact we try to avoid using it altogether". So! in america they use the word "gotten" which to me always seemed to be incorrect. Eventually I went to a"usage and abusage type of book to read up on it. I found that it is one of those words that is correct english but has gone out of fashion and yet we still recall its use when using such as "misbegotten" So I now find it a welcome return when reading it in some one's threads and posts. Not meant to be a pedantic rant at all simply an observation of mine and am really talking to myself but aloud.( in a written way). Help! am I digging a deeper hole for myself?