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Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-19-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Carruthers
The caretaker at my primary school (Mr W) served...

The caretaker at my primary school (Mr W) served in the Coldstream Guards during WWII.
I remember him telling Dad about his guard duties at Chequers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chequers)....
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-19-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Carruthers
As time goes on, the more I realise the enormity...

As time goes on, the more I realise the enormity of the mess we were in in the summer of 1940.

Had Hitler invaded, our allies would have come to our aid and, by joint effort, we'd have eventually...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-18-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 61,028
Posted By Carruthers
So did I! I also learned that Gill Sans was...

So did I! I also learned that Gill Sans was designed by the sculptor Eric Gill.

A quick search of eBay indicates that there is a market for original British Railways signage.

This one is...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-18-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 61,028
Posted By Carruthers
In 1953 most people wore hats, spoke proper and...

In 1953 most people wore hats, spoke proper and didn't eat peas with a knife.

They also looked worn out and old before their time which isn't surprising as the country was still struggling in the...
Forum: Image of the Day 02-17-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By Carruthers
The furniture at the LT Museum site is pretty...

The furniture at the LT Museum site is pretty unremarkable and, aside from that, it's grossly overpriced!

I shall not be beating a path to their door.

However, thanks for posting the link,...
Forum: Image of the Day 02-17-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By Carruthers
The latest series of Great British Railway...

The latest series of Great British Railway Journeys is currently being shown.
The presenter, Michael Portillo, has a somewhat 'unusual' taste in fashion.
His favourite jacket at the moment appears...
Forum: Home Base 02-17-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,696
Views: 373,706
Posted By Carruthers
A few years ago there was a Ch 4 documentary...

A few years ago there was a Ch 4 documentary about an excavation of the Stalag Luft III site.
I recall that the archaeologists found a number of the powdered milk tins that were used to dig the...
Forum: Cities and Travel 02-16-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,132
Posted By Carruthers
Mine always preferred hay. ;)

Mine always preferred hay. ;)
Forum: Home Base 02-15-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,696
Views: 373,706
Posted By Carruthers
If you've ever toiled within or beneath your car...

If you've ever toiled within or beneath your car with spanner and Haynes Manual to hand, you'll be sorry to hear of the death of John Haynes.

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Forum: Nothingland 02-14-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 77,829
Posted By Carruthers
You're all wrong. It's JCB Any fuel no...

You're all wrong.

It's JCB

Any fuel no that.
Forum: Current Events 02-13-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4,020
Views: 974,242
Posted By Carruthers
My recollection of the Aberdeen Press & Journal...

My recollection of the Aberdeen Press & Journal is that it was never in line for a Pulitzer Prize. Read on...

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Forum: Arts & Entertainment 02-13-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By Carruthers
Neither do we. Cable and satellite TV in the UK...

Neither do we. Cable and satellite TV in the UK always seems to be very expensive and there's plenty of free content anyway.

The terrestrial TV system (Freeview...
Forum: Arts & Entertainment 02-13-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By Carruthers
Yes, I wasn't particularly happy with that...

Yes, I wasn't particularly happy with that sentence when I wrote it.

However, the usual domestic pressures were present and I just hit the post button.

Perhaps it would have been better phrased...
Forum: Arts & Entertainment 02-12-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By Carruthers
Smithsonian Channel (UK)

The Smithsonian Channel (http://www.smithsonianchannel.co.uk/) started broadcasting in the UK at about midday today.
I've had a quick look and it seems to offer a promising line up for anyone who...
Forum: Home Base 02-12-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5,760
Views: 4,819,903
Posted By Carruthers
It could have been worse. He could have...

It could have been worse.

He could have mistaken a sweater for a pair of trousers.....



...and succeeded in putting it on. :eek:


Anyway, there's a pretty good chance that each of those...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-10-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 118,263
Posted By Carruthers
Storm Erik was pretty vicious when it passed...

Storm Erik was pretty vicious when it passed through Ireland and the UK on Friday.

It made aircraft operations difficult at a number of airports.

This video was taken at Gatwick (just south of...
Forum: Cities and Travel 02-10-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,132
Posted By Carruthers
Suitably cunning?

Suitably cunning?
Forum: Cities and Travel 02-10-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,132
Posted By Carruthers
A new dawn has er.... dawned, I suppose. I...

A new dawn has er.... dawned, I suppose.

I trust that all is well this morning after your hectic Saturday?
Forum: Nothingland 02-09-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,349,711
Posted By Carruthers
It would probably be OK to send them a cheque and...

It would probably be OK to send them a cheque and discharge your liabilities.
I think Dad did that on one occasion a few years ago.
My worry would be that not only would they cash the cheque they'd...
Forum: Nothingland 02-08-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,349,711
Posted By Carruthers
Extract it... well, it's akin to dentistry. :eek:...

Extract it... well, it's akin to dentistry. :eek:

A code is sent to employer or pension company by HMRC so that tax is paid at source.

You get what's left. :mad:
Forum: Cities and Travel 02-08-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 535
Views: 90,383
Posted By Carruthers
Brief caption in top L/H corner says Dauphin...

Brief caption in top L/H corner says Dauphin County, PA.
Forum: Cities and Travel 02-08-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 535
Views: 90,383
Posted By Carruthers
BEW4_1549422693 It's several years since...

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It's several years since I've driven in the US but I seem to recall that when a police vehicle is parked as above, traffic is required to move across one lane to provide a buffer...
Forum: Nothingland 02-08-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,349,711
Posted By Carruthers
The sole item in this morning's post was a brown...

The sole item in this morning's post was a brown envelope marked 'HM Revenue & Customs'.

Most Brits will be familiar with the feeling that the cold, clammy hand of the tax inspector has just...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-07-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 54,885
Posted By Carruthers
Appalatian. Geddit?

Appalatian.

Geddit?
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-06-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 287,593
Posted By Carruthers
Have you ever seen him with Stephen Fry in...

Have you ever seen him with Stephen Fry in 'Jeeves and Wooster'?

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