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57 minutes ago, Beekay said:

Last time we went I was allowed to sit on the front step of the coach so I could film the drive through the lights. Boy !, did I get a numb bum !!

 

When the children were small we stayed in St Annes a few times and did the drive through the lights each night of the stay. As great as they are , it was enough for me, I don't have the inclination to see them again, but I can understand people wanting to see them. As we drove through B-pool today I saw a sign on the side of the road, informing us that it costs £5 for each five minutes the lights are on. Also, there was a reference for donations and £5 was the amount suggested. I don't know where the donations were to be made, we had passed the sign too quickly. I wonder if it would lose a lot of visitors if it was made compulsory, and how they would go about it?

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Talking of Melton Mowbray, which we weren't. When I worked at SPD, we used to deliver to Pet foods in Melton. It was one of the cleanest factories I've ever seen ! Employees used change overalls 2/3 times a day. There was coloured lines on the floor and depending on where you worked, you wasn't allowed to cross them. Better hygiene than some food shops I've been to. Useless information I know, but there you go.

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Someone who went round Petfoods told me the quality of the meat and fish that went into the tins was good enough for human consumption.

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3 minutes ago, carni said:

 

When the children were small we stayed in St Annes a few times and did the drive through the lights each night of the stay. As great as they are , it was enough for me, I don't have the inclination to see them again, but I can understand people wanting to see them. As we drove through B-pool today I saw a sign on the side of the road, informing us that it costs £5 for each five minutes the lights are on. Also, there was a reference for donations and £5 was the amount suggested. I don't know where the donations were to be made, we had passed the sign too quickly. I wonder if it would lose a lot of visitors if it was made compulsory, and how they would go about it?

Last time we were there Carni, as you approach the star of the lights at Starrgate there was a team of marshals who handed you a collection bag if you were on a coach, which was to be passed round the coach and they were the collected at the other end by another team. When we turned round further up they tried to give us another bag for the journey back. Purely donations of course. Beekay.

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12 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

Someone who went round Petfoods told me the quality of the meat and fish that went into the tins was good enough for human consumption.

Phil, it was better than some foods I've tasted from some cafés. Felt I ought to wash me lorry before I went in !

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Very many years ago there was a story going around that Kit e Kat tins were found in the larder at the Hong Kong restaurant on Arkwright St. by the public health inspectors. Probably an urban myth.

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2 hours ago, nonnaB said:

Nice plantfit but today preferred what I had. See first photo

2 photos of sons restaurant,2 local churches one is consecrated  last 2 of the courtyard where my daughter was and one of her not wanting her photo taken (she Hates it)

 

https://postimg.cc/gallery/ermpxii0/

Sorry word prompt again it should have read deconsecrated church, its used for art gallery and for all sorts of things connected to the adoption of vines and storing the wine ready for collection. The other one is a beautiful church and is supposed to be the 8th most beautiful church in Italy

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33 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

Very many years ago there was a story going around that Kit e Kat tins were found in the larder at the Hong Kong restaurant on Arkwright St. by the public health inspectors. Probably an urban myth.

Just as long as the patrons didn't cough up fur balls or had a lick wash !

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1 hour ago, philmayfield said:

Someone who went round Petfoods told me the quality of the meat and fish that went into the tins was good enough for human consumption.

 

There was a time in a pub I used to frequent in Harby when you could buy fresh whole salmon that were “liberated” from Petfoods, which were originally destined for Chappie dog food.

 

Tasted ok to me, and did wonders for my coat.

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When I was a kid there was a man who bought Kit-e-Kat from our local beer-off. It was widely rumoured that he was eating it himself as a sort of fish paste substitute. Eventually, Mrs. Bancoft, the owner stopped selling it to him when she discovered he didn't own a cat!

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Going great guns...nice tickle on the £1000 Guineas..had Sly TV fitted...a one-off €250 payment..all the sports and movies..including foreign stuff..

Hunters Walk and Harry O and Brasil Rede etc...get loads done when treacles away.

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Many, many years ago I worked with an electrician who came from the contracting side, I was an apprentice at Clifton Colliery back then.

We were talking about cans of petfood looking better than what the butchers sell, he'd worked at Petfoods Melton Mowbray re wiring the factory for a large contractor. They had to wear clean overalls every day, he said the place was far cleaner than any human food processing plants he'd ever worked on.

He told us the quality of the meat and fish were far higher than what we eat, question was asked, why??  Well he said, give a few people food poisoning and it's soon forgotten, kill someones little moggie or doggy with bad feed and you tend to lose millions and the media won't let it go.

He said he was working above a mincing machine and dropped a spanner, he wasn't the most popular bloke on the block, they scrapped a whole run of product.

I hear these days petfood processors aren't so fussy.

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I only mentioned it in passing and it's stirred up a bit of interest. Delivering to Petfoods once and needed to use the toilet. Was told to "follow the blue line and it will take you straight there. Don't cross the line or go anywhere else". Almost expecting them to say Or you'll be shot !!

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3 hours ago, IAN123. said:

Going great guns...nice tickle on the £1000 Guineas..had Sly TV fitted...a one-off €250 payment..all the sports and movies..including foreign stuff..

Hunters Walk and Harry O and Brasil Rede etc...get loads done when treacles away.

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There was a TV documentary years ago where they showed people taste testing dog food. Never understood why, dogs will eat anything and whether we like or not is immaterial I would have thought.

One  of my sons class mates father was a senior manager and a Professor of veterinary science at Petfoods, all the tales of how strict they were are true.

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Cat & Dog food..here I come! Maybe not ..it's probably more expensive than the budget range human consumption. 

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6 hours ago, Brew said:

There was a TV documentary years ago where they showed people taste testing dog food. Never understood why, dogs will eat anything and whether we like or not is immaterial I would have thought.

One  of my sons class mates father was a senior manager and a Professor of veterinary science at Petfoods, all the tales of how strict they were are true.

A friend of mine was paid for testing cat food for a while.  I remember she had to sit some kind of exam during the selection procedure...possibly psychometric tests...to establish who was suitable.

 

For a few hours a week, the chosen ones met in a unit on an industrial estate near Bulwell, where they sniffed and appraised various types of cat food. No identification of the brand was ever given. Occasionally, one looked and smelled so good, my friend would taste it.  No one was allowed to take any home for their cat to give an opinion!

 

After all, cats don't buy their food, we do, and we've all been in the position of buying something our moggie has scoffed voraciously only to find she turns her little pink nose up at the same brand the following day!

 

What they'd really like is probably Whiskas with rat or Felix with blackbird...but the human in the supermarket aisle wouldn't buy those!

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Eight out of ten people will like your post Jill.

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Beekay, let me try and explain the post you question. As there's no structured sentences, and seemingly random phrases, some posts are a bit tricky to decipher. Anyway, I'll attempt to help you, and any others who have difficulty with certain members posts.

1, I assume he had a lucky day on the horses.

2, Sly TV. A tricky one this. Are we to assume that this was an underhand deal, involving a 'one off' payment ? Foreign stuff too !  The mind boggles.

3, Treacle is a term of endearment often heard by pseudo Cockneys on Eastenders, whereby an older male is referring to a younger female. This always makes me uneasy, as it sounds incestuous and a bit pervy. However, in this case, it's a reference to his wife being away at the recent Spanish purchase. 

Dont worry B, you'll get used to these type of posts. Funnily enough, there's a relatively new member who posts in a very similar mode, and similar content. Uncanny !

 

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Going back to the theme of Melton, can anyone kindly tell me if you can still buy pork pies with jelly in ?  I've bought them in the past but they are so bland without it. I realise that it's not to everybody's taste but a pork pie without jelly, you might as well eat cardboard or Whiskas. B.

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2 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

One for our Ben. Lovely to see people who've been through such trauma enjoying themselves. Get ready, Carni!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-berkshire-48147525/laryngectomy-patients-learn-to-sing-without-a-voice-box

 

Jill thanks for that    absolutely brilliant........and really good listening to their comments afterwards.......which were so true.......xx

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36 minutes ago, Beekay said:

Going back to the theme of Melton, can anyone kindly tell me if you can still buy pork pies with jelly in ?  I've bought them in the past but they are so bland without it. I realise that it's not to everybody's taste but a pork pie without jelly, you might as well eat cardboard or Whiskas. B.

All the pork pies round here contain jelly. It's not all grim up north BK!

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Might be worth a trip oop North just to get a pork pie and maybe a couple of faggots. Don't care for the ones in Brighton.  ;)

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