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2 hours ago, mary1947 said:

Brew your just an old Hippy at heart 

 

I'd post a pic but it would frighten the horses...:Shock:

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Funny start to the day just now,,    

Knock knock

Morning i'm Joe,from Seven Trent,,just wondered  '''could i drop a long pipe down your manhole cover'''?

Its been a while since i was asked that,,you crack on Joe,,,

          I thought it was funny anyway.....lol

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On 11/8/2020 at 7:40 PM, MargieH said:

For the past few days it’s been lovely and quiet near us because of a sink hole which appeared right in the middle of the village High Street on Friday morning!   The road has been closed off except for residents’ access, with barriers round the hole itself!   
It’s almost a metre diameter  and looks about a metre deep.  I suppose it I’ll have to be made bigger so someone can go inside and ascertain the cause of the collapse.  Word is that it’s something to do with a water leak but nothing’s been done yet.  

Hi Margie, 

Reading about your sinkhole..maybe only a co-incidence but we moved from Ely a year or two back and one of our houses ( nr centre of town ) developed some kind of sinkhole in the back garden. Luckily not too dangerous and in actual fact more like the slabs just sinking in to a scary level approx 2 metres round. .We knew the landlord would eventually sort it out (eventually being the word) but moved anyway out to the villages before coming back more north. Is Ely a sinkhole area generally???

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@RoseQueen  I’ve no idea if Ely and the surrounding villages are more prone to sinkholes than other areas of the country - we don’t hear about them anyway.   There are no underground workings like coal mines to cause them but in some of the fen villages I suppose the land can get waterlogged.  I’m no scientist so don’t know if that can be a cause.  I would have thought that places where limestone is the bedrock, is where there would be more holes when the rock gets ‘dissolved’ by  acid rain.  Who knows.  Anyway ours has now been filled in - apparently it was caused by ‘not very good’ road building years ago.  

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I found Ely a nice place stayed there overnight a few times many years ago...i stayed at ''the Lamb'' is it still there Margie?  always remember its arched entrance......Used to deal with a VG shop in nearby Sutton,,owners name was Painter...

                            You say too many cars Margie...Bulwell similar free parking...makes it busy''''

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Phil, Ely is a CITY ( because it has a Cathedral) but it does feel more like a small town!  Most of the shops are on just 3 streets but there are more on the little alleyways joining up 2 of these streets. The problem with the cars is that High Street is only closed to traffic on market days and only half of Market Street is permanently pedestrianised.  There is a small market square which, on market days and in in non-Covid times is quite a nice place.   It would have been a really beautiful city when it was only horses and carts allowed on the streets.

but then I might have had to walk the 6 miles each way if I needed to go there!


Ben, The Lamb is still there but I’ve only been in there once.  Sutton is only 5 minutes drive from us - some of my daughter in law’s relatives live there.  
The only general store there is closing, I heard yesterday 

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I know i wax on about a ''bit of romance'' etc......just to say i do it for fun and hope to make fellow Nottstalgians smile a bit in what are quite miserable times,,,,so heres another 'bit of romance to wax on....Downham Market not far from you Margie..stayed there a few times and cant remember the name of the place....anyway if this place still do it they had a great night (think saturday) when they had a supper Dance evening,,,,

                               Smallish place,,,good food'..low lights and a three piece band''' for lovely slow dancing.......look it up Margie,,, and you can let Paul take you...if you find out if its still going let me know,,,,i'd travel down there for the night with Donna ....when we can again........she would enjoy a ''Bar stool'' drink........in a little black number.....last time she did it she got chatted up by the ''Grumbleweeds'''       lol

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Ben, just looked up dances in Downham Market but all I could see was a Zumba class, a Young Farmers’ Dance and something or other in the Conservative Club.  I’m not up for going to any of those although I might manage a short Zumba session.  I suppose I’m  too old for the Young Farmers dance anyway even though I grow my own veg and I’d choke on me turnips if I had to set foot in a Con Club!!!! 

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Don’t believe in ‘class’ Phil.   Silver spoons don’t impress me!   I look much deeper than that....

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I'd rather be sipping a glass of decent Aussie red by the fire with no people of any political/religious persuasion,, my cats around me, listening to JS Bach and the collected work of Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle or similar to read.  That, to me, is heaven. Misanthropic heaven, perhaps, but it will suit me! :P

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1 hour ago, MargieH said:

Don’t believe in ‘class’ Phil.   Silver spoons don’t impress me!   I look much deeper than that....

You look much deeper eh Margie. Deeper than a sinkhole ?

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48 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

......but would you rather be in a comfortable lounge sipping a G&T with elegant people or in a spit and sawdust quaffing ale with a bunch of oiks? :biggrin:

 

You've obviously never attended one of the more enthusiastic Bullingdon Club dinners Phil....   :P

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49 minutes ago, Brew said:

But not past political inclinations???    :Kiss:

 

Yes, you've got me there Brew, but wanting fairness and justice in the world doesn't mean I actually hate the politicians who don't bring this to their  country.  I think some of them are selfish and sometimes even worse,  but somewhere, deep down in their very being, I believe  there must  be a small glow of goodness.   

However, there are some with whom I probably wouldn't enjoy socialising, whether it be in a Con Club or  even a Labour Hall!    But it has nothing to do with 'class'

 

Phil, please define OIKS...I'd like to know in case I'm one as well :)

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