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  1. Of course you should! around Matlock, Matlock Bath and the Derbyshire Dales is one of the most beautiful and scenic areas of the UK. Lathkill Dale was one of my favourite walks and the industrial history around Cromford was world changing From my experience visiting a few years ago and even though it was "off season" it was so crowded and hard to find the peace and quiet I was used to 50+ years ago.
  2. Ben, some memories in that post, I often used to participate in the raft race on the Derwent and also went to the illuminations. The cable cars up the Heights of Abraham and the Great Masson Cavern I don't know why but for some reason Matlock Bath reminded me of a seaside town without the sea
  3. Still got one, like the little one on the left and it is still used to oil bike chains, gate hinges, mower linkages etc.
  4. Good away win against fellow promotion hopefuls Brentford now leaves them two points off an automatic promotion spot, A couple of difficult games coming up, home against Leeds and away to WBA. A couple of games that may just make a difference to the outcome of their promotion hopes. "Come on you Reds" Sadly The Stags continue their slide towards the relegation position.
  5. My first memory of him was with Arthur Haynes A long and full life.
  6. Ah yes, the dreaded ferrous oxide weevil. It manifested itself around the top of the struts, side sills, bottom of doors, front and rear sub frames, in boots and bonnets, and around windows, in the wings, in fact everywhere. I cannot believe that the auto manufacturers did not know how to cure it. I suppose as everything it all comes down to cost.
  7. Yes it was Brew, one lobe of the single camshaft operated two valves. The inlet valve was operated directly by the cam and the exhaust valve by a rocker arm off the same lobe. Revolutionary in its day. There were 4 valves per cylinder in the 1998 cc motor. As with many cars of the era it had a cast iron block and an aluminium head and unless a rust inhibitor was used corrosion led to blocked radiators, overheating and ultimately a blown head gasket.
  8. Yes Waddo understeer was a major problem although I understand that they improved this in later versions. Although beefed up on the sixes the suspension did not handle Australian road conditions that well. According to my specifications manual the Dolomite Sprint clocked 0-60 in 8.4 seconds
  9. Probably a good idea. Here in WA the words largest rock lobster exporter has put all deliveries to China on hold as Lunar New Year celebrations in China are cancelled. Maybe now us locals may be able to afford one yummo!
  10. The much maligned Morris Marina was also built here at Zetland in the south eastern suburbs of Sydney. Starting in 1972 with 1.5 and 1.75 litre engines. The cars came in CKD kits and used many local components In 1973 the Morris badge was replaced with a Leyland badge and in 1974 a six cylinder version of 2.6 litres that could do 0-60 mph in under nine seconds. When production ceased in 1975 just over 30,000 had been manufactured.
  11. If you look on the How Many Left" site https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/?utf8=✓&q= you will find many of the "Crap" cars mentioned on here are actually increasing in registrations as more realise they are actually classics and are being restored
  12. Can someone tell me why in tennis, when a lower ranked player beats one of a higher rank they don't just beat them they "bundle them out" Where did that expression come from?
  13. Looking at the Chad website there is a review of the "top ten" Chinese Restaurants in North Nottinghamshire Coming in at No 8 was Ming's Cuisine of Newgate Lane and the review said "Best salt and pepper chips for sure" Of all the food you can get in a Chinese they say that the chips are the best. Gotta love Mansfield!
  14. OK I'll admit to having to look up chitterlings A definite no to both of those I'd give that a yes along with Irish sausage and champ
  15. Good one BK but why would you want two? I would put them on the never again list along with black pudding, white pudding, hearts, tripe, lights, tongue, brains, liver and kidneys.
  16. Haggis, if you have more than one is it Haggi Haggises Haggis Mind you the last one I had with a full Scottish in Tyndrum was from a tin???
  17. The Prairie Hotel at t Parachilna in the Southern Flinders Ranges is world famous for its' Feral Mixed Grill FMG This is an extract from their menu MAINS ‘F.M.G’ | the feral mixed grill $38.5 kangaroo fillet | emu mignon | camel sausage | roast smashed potato red wine native pepper leaf jus Spencer Gulf King George whiting 1 piece $26 / 2 piece $35 beer battered tartare | chips | salad grilled lemon | steamed greens Chargrilled 300g porterhouse steak $42 skordalia |kale |red wine pepperleaf jus anise myrtle Red curry of goat $35 steamed jasmine rice| fried shallots | coriander | water chestnuts Orroroo kangaroo schnitzel $28.5 bush tomato chilli jam | chips | salad Chargrilled kangaroo fillet $38 sweet potato puree | saltbush gnocchi | warrigal greens red wine chilli quandong jus
  18. Built in the 50's and 60's? Many areas of Nottingham and villages in Notts had "Wimpey estates" For some reason many of them had a rough aggregate outside finish as the walls were moulded concrete. Clifton Estate had many Wimpey homes as did an estate in Rainworth
  19. We are the Ovaltineys, little girls and boys Make your requests, we'll not refuse you We are here just to amuse you Would you like a song or story? Will you share our joys? At games and sports we're more than keen No merrier children could be seen Because we all drink Ovaltine We're happy girls and boys.
  20. Quite a fiery Welshman apparently and as John Cleese said "two down four to go" The immortal and ground breaking Life of Brian will be an enduring reminder of his brilliance
  21. It is going to be a bl**dy awful two weeks here. Week 1. The Tour Down Under. A cycle race that takes competitors around the metro and near country areas of Adelaide. The real problem it brings out MAMIL's (Middle aged men in lycra) who try and emulate the pros by riding the routes a few days in advance. They clog up the roads and the local coffee shops ordering their Grande, double shot skinny latte made from Tibetan yak milk, garnished with orange peel and cinnamon with a shot of hazelnut syrup. If they continue to ignore all road rules, stop/give way signs and traffic lights I might well have a new mascot on the front of the car by the end of the week. Week 1 and 2. The Australian Open Tennis. Surely the only sport that takes 9 or 11 officials to judge a game between two or four players where most of the time nothing is happening. The incessant grunting by mostly female players with names like Martina Gruntlikova and Anna Gruntlaudavitch when hitting the ball. Spoilt brats of players who regularly abuse officials. The governing body of the sport should get some new balls and disqualify them, and for repeated offences ban them from the game.
  22. The local media is reporting a serious earthquake of magnitude 5 in Bullwell last night, apparently it caused 20 million pounds worth of improvements
  23. The landlord of the Aidensfield Arms has finally called time. Bernard, Jim and Sir Humphrey are up there now telling God how to run heaven properly. A long career that included cameo's in many shows. His skill will live on as these timeless classics are re-run. Thank you Derek
  24. Missed that somehow but why are there still 24 teams in the league ladder?