Author Topic: Little Eye On The Provinces  (Read 177611 times)

Guy

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2100 on: January 23, 2020, 10:42:35 am »
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Essex crow terrorises cars by destroying windscreen wipers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-51178250
What duck?

Steph

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2101 on: January 23, 2020, 01:16:10 pm »
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2102 on: January 24, 2020, 12:05:29 pm »
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/residents-in-north-east-england-shaken-by-early-morning-earthquake/ar-BBZfexz?ocid=spartanntp

Small earthquake hits Stockton.

Some slight property improvements.
oooh, me trinklements. The council should do something.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2104 on: January 24, 2020, 06:29:08 pm »
Nobody wants to go to Grimsby1.  Even people who live there don't want to go back.

1. Except for TV's Guy Martin, who is Not Right in the Head.

Not Grimsby, Keelby, very much NOT Grimsby.  I lived in a village just up the road for four years. It was definitely North East Lincolnshire. 

Best thing about Cleethorpes was the £1 railway ticket from Grimsby, a couple of pints in the 'spoons, hop on the train and a pint or two of John Smiths Magnet at Cleethorpes station before heading for Steele's fish and chips.

Do not go to the Pier nightclub unless you want to relive that PSO feet sticking to the carpet experience (that was almost 20 years ago thobut)
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2105 on: January 24, 2020, 07:28:19 pm »
A significant minority of yacf members had that PSO sticking to the carpet experience within the past few months...

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2106 on: January 25, 2020, 12:33:29 pm »
Nobody wants to go to Grimsby1.  Even people who live there don't want to go back.

1. Except for TV's Guy Martin, who is Not Right in the Head.

Not Grimsby, Keelby, very much NOT Grimsby.  I lived in a village just up the road for four years. It was definitely North East Lincolnshire. 

Best thing about Cleethorpes was the £1 railway ticket from Grimsby, a couple of pints in the 'spoons, hop on the train and a pint or two of John Smiths Magnet at Cleethorpes station before heading for Steele's fish and chips.

Do not go to the Pier nightclub unless you want to relive that PSO feet sticking to the carpet experience (that was almost 20 years ago thobut)

Though I understand that TV's Mr Martin has his lorry-fettling gig in Grimsby.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2107 on: January 27, 2020, 06:52:53 pm »
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/smugglers-caught-red-handed-with-£60m-of-cocaine-crammed-into-yacht-off-welsh-coast/ar-BBZmYRW?ocid=spartanntp

Sailing to Haverfordwest... Well, the 'Western Cleddau' runs through the town, but there are a few weirs, and that looks like a yatchet which would have a rather deep keel...
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2108 on: February 02, 2020, 07:14:14 pm »
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Essex crow terrorises cars by destroying windscreen wipers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-51178250

Oh noes  :o Those poor cars  :'(

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2109 on: February 02, 2020, 07:40:40 pm »
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Essex crow terrorises cars by destroying windscreen wipers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-51178250

Oh noes  :o Those poor cars  :'(
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2110 on: February 03, 2020, 12:53:55 pm »
Nobody wants to go to Grimsby1.  Even people who live there don't want to go back.

1. Except for TV's Guy Martin, who is Not Right in the Head.
Grimsby has a very good (i.e. good facilities) yacht marina. I've spent a bit of time in there with a poorly boat. Decent boatyard next door.

Walking from there into town, you pass shattered buildings, remnants of the fishing industry. More shattered and shuttered buildings; and you realise you are actually on Grimsby's high st.

It is like a town bombed out, then abandoned to the rats and cockroaches.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2111 on: February 03, 2020, 09:30:40 pm »
Those with long memories and too little to do may recall the "Monty Python Big Red Book" with an advertisement for Cleethorpes.

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Holiday in Spain? Why not come to Cleethorpes? We've got everything the bloody Dagoes have got and you don't have to learn their stupid language.

Cleethorpes - a good place for liberal intellectuals.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2112 on: February 04, 2020, 09:20:06 am »
Those with long memories and too little to do may recall the "Monty Python Big Red Book" with an advertisement for Cleethorpes.

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Holiday in Spain? Why not come to Cleethorpes? We've got everything the bloody Dagoes have got and you don't have to learn their stupid language.

Cleethorpes - a good place for liberal intellectuals.

And imagine how hissy the self-righteous PC arseholes would get if someone came out with that now. "Yes we know it's satire but you can't..." etc.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2113 on: February 04, 2020, 09:37:24 am »
...let it go by.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2114 on: February 04, 2020, 09:46:00 am »
Those with long memories and too little to do may recall the "Monty Python Big Red Book" with an advertisement for Cleethorpes.

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Holiday in Spain? Why not come to Cleethorpes? We've got everything the bloody Dagoes have got and you don't have to learn their stupid language.

Cleethorpes - a good place for liberal intellectuals.

And imagine how hissy the self-righteous PC arseholes would get if someone came out with that now. "Yes we know it's satire but you can't..." etc.
They'd melt - they'd melt!
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2115 on: February 04, 2020, 08:43:33 pm »
Worth reading if nothing else for the bonkers story of a murderous French teacher who started shooting up Leicester after a boozy game of billiards turned sour.....
(OK, not in recent weeks, but I could see most of this happening down Churchgate one Friday night still)

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/leicester-square-renamed-after-medieval-3805778
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Guy

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2116 on: February 06, 2020, 02:44:01 pm »
What duck?

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2117 on: February 07, 2020, 01:32:07 pm »
Sections of the Rochdale population don't like bikes or seek to avail themselves of bikes perhaps. My wife doesn't go there due to some of the villains who wander the streets.

Dear Cycle Hub Member

Unfortunately due to ongoing and persistent vandalism we have taken the decision to close the cycle hub in Rochdale located opposite the railway station. This facility will still provide covered stands for parking but will no longer be classed as a cycle hub.

We’re very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and any members affected can contact us at: cycle.membership@tfgm.com

Kind regards

Cycle Membership Team
Transport for Greater Manchester

Whereas the more upmarket Altrincham has this

Dear Cycle Hub Member

On Tuesday 11th February, Altrincham Interchange Cycle Hub will closed from 5pm to allow a deep clean to take place safely inside the hub.

PLEASE NOTE: Any bikes left in the hub during this time will be cleaned around, but water damage may occur. It is advised you remove your bike before 5pm on Tuesday in order to avoid any damage.

The hub will return to normal use at 12pm the following day.

Kind regards

Cycle Membership Team
Transport for Greater Manchester



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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2119 on: February 14, 2020, 01:11:48 pm »
When we lived in the Essonne, a town near us once had a banner across the street saying, probably, "Soyez les bienvenus". Unfortunately it had got a bit tangled in the wind, so that it read "Soyez lesbien nus" - an almost-grammatical invitation to become naked male lesbians.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2121 on: February 21, 2020, 12:00:17 pm »
This one keeps on giving right up to the final paragraph

https://twitter.com/Dr_RaulDuke/status/1230506376541155334/photo/1
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Guy

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2122 on: February 24, 2020, 11:26:17 am »
Go to Ilkeston for your holibobs. You'll have a hole load of fun!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-51611555
What duck?

ian

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2123 on: February 24, 2020, 12:26:33 pm »
If it's any help, I was born in Ilkeston* and can vouch that it's a really good hole. Well worth the trip.

*fat lie, I was born in Heanor, but it says Ilkeston on my passport for some reason.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2124 on: February 28, 2020, 10:04:28 pm »
Suffolk, but the other side of the county to me  8)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-51674057
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