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  1. Not sure how it works in the English blood service - here in Wales we have an appointments system and also drop-in clinics... Things have changed since last March, in that instead of the WBS travelling to towns/villages etc and setting up a clinic there for a couple of days and then moving on, a clinic is set up in a specific location for a week or so and donors in that area have to travel to the clinic. It worked quite well - people were desperate to get out of the house and blood donation was considered "essential travel"!!! Have you tried booking on-line?? Do they have more appointments that way??
  2. Today is World Blood Donor day - (it's the birthday of Karl Landsteiner who was the scientist who discovered the ABO blood group system ) - and new donation rules have now come into force so that homosexual men can now donate... https://www.blood.co.uk/news-and-campaigns/news-and-statements/fair-steering-group/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-57445053 Please have a look and give blood if you are able to!!!
  3. What about Super 8 cine film?? I have some that need doing (but I'm not in Sheffield or even close!!!)
  4. Hi, Getz, my dad's brother - Ron Womersley - also went to Lydgate around the same time (maybe a couple of years before you) - I believe he was head boy at High Storrs later... Just wondered if you remembered him??? My mum also went to Lydgate and would have been there around 1940 - (Mary) Jean Watson...
  5. Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth - Bing Crosby/David Bowie Silent Night/Lord of my Life - Lady Antebellum
  6. That would be great!!! Thank you so much..... I'll pm my email address to you…. I've just looked - and there's 2 now !!! That's the first time I've seen them on there!!! Thank you... 😀
  7. I've heard of it but know very little about it - I think it's a method of snipping out faulty gene segments, and then replacing them with others... It's called "CRISPR" - this article should explain more... https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/genomicresearch/genomeediting
  8. There's several pages on the Clarion Ramblers here... My grandfather was also a member and was on the Kinder trespass according to family folklore... 😊
  9. See this link for information about consent... 😀 https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/helping-you-to-decide/about-organ-donation/faq/consent/
  10. I hope everything goes well for you, Allen, pleased to hear you're doing ok with your new kidney!! :)
  11. You would have walked right past where I lived!!! We had booklets of tickets for the bonfire from school, which we sold to family/friends/neighbours.... :)
  12. I always remember the bonfire/firework display at Coldwell Lane - it all started by a torchlight procession from Crosspool, going up Sandygate Road, people would come out of their houses and follow the procession up to Coldwell Lane to the playing field, where enterprising people sold Bonfire toffee and toffee apples..... (Not had those for years!!!) The torch-bearers would light the bonfire with the torches and later the fireworks would start. Kids would have their sparklers The fireworks always finished with firework cannons firng at each other on the hill beyond the field and the message "Good Night" would light up.. For some reason one year, the cannon-fight and the Good Night message were displayed at the start of the show and not the end, which created a fair bit of hilarity!!!! Them were the days!!!! :)
  13. An advert appeared on radio/tv late last year, as it seemed that when asked, relatives were still blocking donations from being used, even after a decision had been made by the donor... Be interesting to see what happens in England now!!
  14. Where I live, we have: 1 blue bag for plastics/cans (sometimes it doesn't get collected if you put the wrong plastic in - or that may be just the jobsworth ashman working that day) 1 orange bag for cardboard 1 white bag for paper 1 black plastic bucket for bottle/jars A small brown food caddy for the kitchen which gets emptied in to a larger lockable brown caddy to go outside A supply of binbags for general waste We have to pay extra if we want gardening waste removed (we just go to the tip) Recycling is collected every week, general waste every fortnight (though this may change - they trialled a 4 week collection last year and it was widely unpopular) Waste has to be out before 7 in the morning, but they don't want you to put it out overnight!!!!! Luckily, we have a large utility to store the bags in, a friend of mine has one of those plastic bunkers outside to put her waste bags in... It actually works quite well!!
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