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  1. Keep your eye on Argos clearance items, although some DAB radios don't have pre-set station options and you have to faf about to change station. I have a small Grundig unit and the display faded prematurely (just see it in the dark), luckily I had 5 stations pre-tuned.
  2. In the 70s we were customers there, the pumps had large clock-style fingers indicating gallons and fractions of. Usually there was a nice lady attendant operating the pump. When Lidl was built they had to remove all the underground fuel tanks. Unfortunately on this pic the station is just out of shot. https://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s16736&pos=51&action=zoom&id=19436
  3. If you were in London and called in Pimlico Plumbers after 12 am, you would be charged £200 + parts + VAT 1 hr minimum for the handle job! On the plus side they don't charge for credit card payments, call-out, travel time, fuel, parking, Congestion/ULEZ, or extra for the 1 hour emergency response (subject to availability) - unlike their competitors.
  4. After the Unity closed, a firm started selling I think some kind of machinery, they fitted glass panels in the front so you could see them when passing by. Leather and Simpsons was on the opposite side.
  5. I think the Unity was Kelvin area (remember the plywood seats?), the Oxford cinema being at Upperthorpe- didn't you go there? That was the one where we saw the Saturday matinees.
  6. From the village Isle of Whithorn in SW Scotland, (which is not much above sea level) the snow capped peaks of the lake District can clearly be seen., although a clear winters day is needed. Also from the same area the Mountains of Mourne are visible at about 73 miles.
  7. Reminds me of a well-known saying among Russians back in communist times: "they pretend to pay us, and we pretend to work".
  8. This thread is from 7 years ago on Evoque servicing: https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1233593
  9. The large cable arrays are for medium wave A.M. radio, Magic Radio is or was transmitting from them.
  10. Should read "Jehova's" one of the names of the old God of Israel.
  11. Perhaps she's unaware that the original meaning of fabulous is something that pertains to "fables".
  12. Sure do, and the Pheonix and the Hillsbro Park Cinema, now Asda. Believe that the balcony there still exists.
  13. That's probably why they're expensive to insure, and should the electic motor go wrong.... although they are proving reliable. Interesting comment from a US site: What Can Fail on an Electric Car Engine? Essentially, there are two possible points of failure on an electric car engine and these are the battery and the connections. The battery problem is one that no amateur mechanic can handle and the same applies to problems with connections. These can be extremely complex and will need specialized equipment to trace any defects.
  14. Yes I agree , what I should have said is "there may be a time limit of 28-30 days to access the recordings as many organisations wipe them after this period, and sometimes before".
  15. There is a time limit for shops in keeping cctv recordings and it appears to be 28-30 days before it is wiped.
  16. Depends how big a profit they (public ownership) would want and how much of it would go to investment in the service; the bigger the profit, the better the service?
  17. Those you mentioned would be Heroes, but the electorate's suspicion was that they didn't think Mr Corbyn was the ideal person to go round rattling a tin for them.
  18. Perhaps it's a rarity, the same street with a choice of addresses, although at the other end the signs are the same.
  19. Both those signs appear clear on my Street View (5/2019), these being the newly erected when the street was re-surfaced, which wasn't all that long ago. On the next attempt at Google Earth the image date jumped back to 5/2015, before the signs were erected. Seems there's been a Hickup.
  20. The constant whispering, poor diction and mumbling is dreadful, spoilt the recent Scrooge serial. Same with all these blockbuster films, Harry Potter etc, I switch them off when it starts. Watch any of the older films/serials (eg Columbo) and the speech is clear as a bell.
  21. They were turned into EU fish: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1380504/Christopher-Bookers-Notebook.html
  22. If someone wishes to celebrate Christmas, you can do it culturally, religiously, or both (as can people of other faiths). If I or others wished to partake communally in the events/celebrations of other faiths, then I think it might be considered disrespectful if we tried to alter anything that is doctrinal in nature that pertains to some particular faith. From Wiki: The celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have a mix of pre-Christian, Christian, and secular themes and origins.[30] Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving; completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath; Christmas music and caroling; viewing a Nativity play; an exchange of Christmas cards; church services; a special meal; and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. In addition, several closely related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Christkind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore.[
  23. Cable length is approx. 21 metres end to end. It's standard 2.5mm cable running through a protective tube between the buildings.
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