oldphil

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  1. oldphil

    Enjoying owt on the box lately ?

    saw Golden Earring there
  2. oldphil

    How's your day?

    Has to make sense. Not that long ago Sunday was a rest day. Are we really better off with a seven day a week culture?
  3. oldphil

    The Lost City.

    Went to Calderdale Industrial Museum in Halifax at half term. In the basement is Sadie, an oil engine driving a room full of every machine imaginable via leather belts. The noise was unbelievable! The volunteers in every bit of the museum really new their stuff - all retirees. I was amazed by my youngest daughter (12) who exhausted the staff with her questions. She is scary! managed to predict the pattern on a carpet piece from the bobbin order. I finally know the big difference between Axminster and Wilton.
  4. oldphil

    How's your day?

    did any one get told that tea would consist of a run round the kitchen table and a kick at the pantry door? Or even a jar full of cellar steps?
  5. oldphil

    How's your day?

    no problem with the build. Initially, the penthouse blocks were desirable. I had to do several Electoral roll canvasses in subsequent years, and my Business Studies thesis was on their social and economic decline, which was as abrupt as it was spectacular. Per head of population housed, the Stockhill Lane houses proved a much better long term investment. That is the trouble - Government, local or national, can only see as far as the next election. Real life is usually much longer
  6. oldphil

    How's your day?

    I'm still not sure how that all works - someone here did explain it, I think, but I'm no Brian Cox.
  7. oldphil

    How's your day?

    yes, I noticed the give away in your post after I replied! Old age and decrepitude beckons, methinks
  8. oldphil

    How's your day?

    Stockhill Lane houses were upgraded to indoor facilities in the early 70s onwards, at a cost of £3500 per dwelling. The Council considered it better value than demolition and re-building, a view borne out by the subsequent fiasco with the Basford tower blocks.
  9. oldphil

    How's your day?

    same here. Bagnall rd was rural then. Dad at Raleigh, mum doing Watmoughs wages. Gran lived ten doors down and did lunch (dinner,we called it) Funny how Mill street never posed a problem on the bike (heavy frame, and three speed Sturmey Archer gears) Very grateful to those days - especially considering that they fostered me.
  10. oldphil

    How's your day?

    too right. Tony Capstick has much to say on the matter (and much else besides) - a lot of which is very, very funny; on account of being utterly true.
  11. oldphil

    How's your day?

    was the home the Old Rectory, Rivergreen or Laura Chambers Lodge? Used to visit those three fortnightly to pay the residents pocket money and pick up their pension books. This was the bad old days, when the council ran all the homes. I often had to scoot out with the staff to retrieve the odd stray.
  12. oldphil

    How's your day?

    Too right. Otherwise it's "Sleeping with the Enemy" territory! Had to do a double take, Compo - thought the Christmas fairies had nicked my cupboard.
  13. oldphil

    How's your day?

    Don't give in. If you must have a packet in the house, have a packet of herbal cigarettes in. They taste awful (I thought) so they come in handy when the urge is overwhelming, but two puffs and you stub it out, and blotted out the craving. Put your fag money in a jar every day and label it with something you'd like to get (not 200 cigs!). Persevere, there's a whole new life beyond the fag packet!
  14. oldphil

    How's your day?

    That is a sobering thought - something to think about when you see parents smoking in the play areas!
  15. oldphil

    How's your day?

    My Thyroid is inactive , reading 9 instead of 0.4 to 4. Wasn't diagnosed until well after the heart attack, so the inability to function properly (at work or on the bike) was put down to the effects of the heart condition. Now manage 20+ miles on the bike every other day.Trust me, in no time at all you'll look back on it as the best thing that could have happened!