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  1. Are you any relation to Gillian Simmonite who was there the same time as me ( 70-75)? I believe she went on to marry Simon Stainrod, the professional footballer.
  2. I used a rotovator to prepare my back garden for laying new turf. It was a doddle to do and left the soil really fine ready for raking level. I actually bought one for about &60 which was about the hire price. I've since done my son's garden with good results. I did it when the soil was dry though.
  3. There are plenty of small pike in the canal willing to take a lure. I'm not sure about the permit situation though, I believe British Waterways took over control a while ago. I used to fish around the basins but not been down for a couple of years.
  4. The missus and me will be watching the Niagara display from our back bedroom.
  5. As a youngster I enjoyed watching Catweazle. Robin's Nest wasn't a great comedy but the Irish waiter/pot washer delivered some good one liners. It also had the lovely Tessa Wyatt who was married to Tony Blackburn.
  6. I had the pleasure of seeing Ginger Baker play with Hawkwind in the early 80's. R.I.P I
  7. I work on Clubmill Rd which is part of Old Tup's old stomping ground. Not only has the foliage established itself, the wildlife is also doing well. We regularly see buzzards soaring above the factory along with kingfishers on the river. At the back of our department next to the railway embankment summer evenings are spent watching bats flying about. Our bird feeders attract Goldfinches, various species of Tit etc. There are a number of foxes around which feed on an abundance of rabbits and rats.
  8. I get a reminder together with a &10 eye test voucher every two years from Specsavers. I only need reading glasses and on my last test my prescription hadn't changed but I was asked if i'd like some new glasses. I politely refused as i'm happy with the ones i've got.
  9. Can anyone tell me the name of the port that Bob and Paul went sea fishing from in this week's programme please?
  10. The Wharfe around Wetherby/Tadcaster and the Swale at Thornton Bridge, Topcliffe, Morton Bridge, Brompton etc hold some decent pike. It's been a long time since I fished these rivers so i'm not sure which stretches are day ticket. You could search for tackle shops in the area and contact them for information.
  11. Which part of Sheffield are you in? North Sheffield day ticket waters include Ecclesfield dam, Westwood, Newbiggin, Loxley fishery + Mill dam. I don't fish the south of the city but I know Aston Park, Carterhall and Kiveton waters. If Horseshoe fishery at Wales is still open, the silverfish lake is ideal for someone starting out. Some tackle shops stock a book called Fish It which is a good source of information.
  12. Rise, the new album from Hollywood Vampires.
  13. I recently bought a mid-range Daiwa feeder rod. Using it for only the second time last weekend the tip section snapped whilst playing a carp of around 6lb. ( I landed the fish together with half a tip ). I'd bought the rod online so rather than return it and wait for them to deal with the matter, I sent the broken section direct to Daiwa. They have simply replaced the section with no quibbles and it arrived this morning. Excellent customer service.
  14. I've seen Muntjac deer near the canal basins and I'm told they're present in Beeley wood.
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