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  1. Just chillin' on a Sunday morning
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    How's your day?

    Just for Ben
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    How's your day?

    Riding out on a horse in a star spangled rodeo Glen was also a fantastic guitarist
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    Song Association.

    Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
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    My Bike rides

    The threads are not left handed here Phil its just that the head of the bolt in the UK is on the top of the thread and here it is on the bottom. Talking of left hand threads, those of you with some motoring knowledge will understand that some threads on steering linkages are left hand threads. Whilst working for a major automotive parts manufacturer the packing department put 250 tie rod ends with left hand threads in the boxes for the right hand threaded ones. I still imagine some poor bu**ers who had gone to the parts shop, got home, pulled the suspension of the car apart and found he had got parts with the wrong handed threads.
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    My Bike rides

    5BA Thread outside diameter .126" 43 t.p.i. pitch .0232" Tapping Drill Size No 37 or 2,65mm or .1043" Thread angle 47.5 degrees The equivalent British Standard Cycle thread is outside diameter .125" 40 t.p.i. pitch.025" Tapping drill size No 39 or 2,5mm or .1004 Thread angle 60 deg From my Machinery's Handbook in the 1970's , I knew if I kept it long enough it would come in useful
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    Song Association.

    Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite - The Beatles
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    From memory there was a cricket ground off Ordsall Road just past the bridge over the Sheffield to Lincoln Line
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    Here is one off the web. Only ever went to Retford to play cricket in the Bassetlaw league. I do remember the dry cleaners Clarks of Rettford
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    Bring back any memories?

    That photo reminds me of Main Street in Oxton, similar view wall at the right and church at the end. Here on Google Maps https://www.google.com.au/maps/@53.055384,-1.0625536,3a,75y,60.14h,81.71t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s2UF7v97z7Q1W1ncdSL_x3g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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    Elston and Hopkin, Snooker tables.

    Photo of the inside of the old Scala cinema at Blidworth before and after it was converted into a snooker club (now demolished). Photos from Blidworth and District Historical Society website. Well worth a read. The old cinema at Rainworth was also converted to a snooker venue Before After
  12. Mansfield suffered greatly after the demise of the coal industry and its associated supply base. This together with the loss of the hosiery, knitwear and footwear industries in the town and surrounding areas left north Nottinghamshire in a very distressed state. Colliery villages and the town were untidy with many boarded up shops and venues but during my last visit I was glad to see pride being restored to the area as a generation that never knew the heritage and the struggles grow up and build their futures. They have done a fine job of restoring the viaduct and if there is one other thing that the council could do to help re-invigorate the town centre it would be to restore Mansfield market to its former glory. (photo Buildworks Mansfield) The abomination in the lower right of the photo (Four Seasons) and the Inner Ring Road destroyed so much of historical Mansfield but that is in the past and like Nottingham we must ensure that what remains does not go under the developers hammer worshipping the great automobile god.
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    Song Association.

    All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks
  14. Kangaroo medium/rare and a few glasses of shiraz. Being "On the Wallaby" means wandering around looking for work, I wonder if that is what he/she is doing? Size comparison - Kangaroo on the left Wallaby on the right
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    Foters Wiv' Motors.

    Ian, I think that might be our Triumph Dolomite again