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  1. A more money-grubbing person I have never met! We haven't met yet have we Jill..................
  2. Now you've gone and dunnit! I read this thread and before I could stop myself I'd booked the tunnel for June and will be driving through France, Belgium and on to Amsterdam.
  3. I'd guess that Katy's picture is a dock crane that ran on rails along the dockside.
  4. Lizzie did he also sell the petrol bowser you need when driving a Bentley
  5. Having sat on many committees over the years just the only firm decision they ever arrived at was the time and date of the next meeting.
  6. HSE would have a heart attack seeing those two standing on the cornice..
  7. I was going to ask about Field Marshalls then blow me down loads of 'em show up. Facinated by the starting procedure on them. Edit: Great pictures by the way..
  8. Beko have (as Lizzie said) not had a good reputation for some but the fact is they have sold over 30 million appliances in the UK since 1990 so can't be all that bad. The company is Turkish and produce Grundig, Leisure and Flavel products amongst others. Do I own a Beko? - no. Would I buy a Beko? no. Even though they have 20% of the market it's a perception thing, if it's cheap as chips it can't be any good can it?
  9. Clifton was a great place when you were young. Fields to roam, brooks to play in and apples that just had to be scrumped. As a teenager it was just about the most boring place on earth.
  10. I wonder how much shunting those tractions engines have to do before they get the belts to line up.
  11. Right Compo let's get this sorted. You need some 'go faster' stripes on those or you risk having another blow out.
  12. Brew

    Ken Dodd

    No it was Max Wall. See here:
  13. Brew

    Ken Dodd

    My first 'naughty' joke I remember hearing was the one Max Wall told on the radio and it got him banned!
  14. This proves your point NBL: Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. It's a lot like wot I wrote...
  15. Oh no not the dreaded blow out in the wellies! Slow down Compo you're cornering too fast
  16. Sorry Waddo but i think that's a really nasty trick to pull on someone. The poor sod not only spent all his money on the bike but then faced a big bill for the cost of a new engine. Not impressed...
  17. Judging by that picture how it looked then and how it looks now I'd say it could do with a damn good clean.
  18. I remember penny meters too and the collection of foreign coins that also worked. Meterman never said anything, just reduced the rebate by the required amount. i also remember the number of people I caught fiddling their electric meter - every one thought they were the first to think of it and we had never seen it done before...
  19. PP, find a friendly trucker and ask him to teach you how to tie a dolly knot, a.k.a truckers hitch, a.k.a rope hitch... simples and no need for a ladder to add tension.
  20. Col, I know, the dealer knows and so do you that the seed is planted. The liitle imp sitting on your shoilder is whispering "go on, you know you want it" I think I'll nip down BetFreds and see what odds they're offering....
  21. Top gear is a shadow of it's former self. Towards the end of the Clarkson era it had run out of ideas and was becoming increasingly silly. In todays version the presenters don't seem to 'gell' despite the heavily scripted interchange or possibly because of it? I'd like to see Sabine Scmitt have a bigger part at least she shows some enthusiasm.
  22. Brew


    Active? No, I still have three bikes but the last time I took the CBR out I rode like a nancy!
  23. Huh! if the the mountain lion was kept in Streleh after they'd pinched the telly they'd take the cat, skin it and come back next say to sell it to you as a rug!