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  1. Lidl, Halifax Rd; the car park usually hosts some very posh cars. A friend, who used to meet up with work colleagues in Sainsburys car park on Archer Rd, has witnessed Aldi customers switching their shopping into Sainsbury bags as they loaded the car!
  2. Wonder what Simon Cowell would think of this? See Arthur Askey singing the Busy Bee song!
  3. Michael Holliday had a fine baritone voice, does anyone remember him singing on the TV advert for "Cadbury's Milk Tray"? Can't remember who did the one for "Toblerone" bars, triangular bees, etc. He sung also, I think, the ad for "White Heather" Chocs.
  4. Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson, can't recall any of their songs, but think they had a TV show. Doubt if today's teenager would swoon over them!
  5. not if you were wearing a bowler hat, false beard and sunglasses!
  6. Nowhere does RedRocker mention that it was a "male" First bus driver, yet everyone speaks of "he"?
  7. There was a previous thread on him a little while ago; Anybody remember Tony Dalli? ‎( 1 2) (21/4/2008)
  8. Andysvan- good point about not displaying a current disc; this is what you were usually charged with rather than not actually having the tax. The emphasis seems to have been reversed now that they have these ANPR cameras.
  9. Horse meat - bear in mind that this is exactly what the dog food manufacturers do (animal derivatives from carcasses), then can it with a few other addives. Probably includes chicken meat as well. Back to the subject of chickens, I remember back in the 80s when I used to visit houses on Kendray estate in Barnsley, a family kept chickens under the table in the house with chicken wire wrapped around the table legs.
  10. Slightly off the thread, but on a similar theme, I know someone who acquired a dead horse in order to butcher, cook and freeze it for food for his dogs. He lived(s) in a council estate house and he relished the look of horror upon his neighbour's face as he watched him drag the carcass down the entry between the houses. The man summoned the Environmental Inspector but was told it was all perfectly legal, provided the horsemeat was for his own consumption. There-in lies a tale.
  11. Twoflags -I think it was, seemed to go under several different names or ownership (German?) It was a neat I section track which made a very tight curve on the bend. The winder key was very slow so I made another one for an electric drill! I've deleted my info on it as the owner (a friend) is now deceased. Someone left the fold up section of track at the bottom out of lock and caused the chair to lock up when it rode onto it, I wound the chair back up but the "roller sensor unit" that tracks beneath the seat seemed to have been upset.
  12. Twoflags seems a good person for advice. He might also recommend which make of lift can be easily and cheaply (relatively speaking) be serviced and repaired. A friend had a stairlift that was made in USA (or Canada), a beautiful unit, but the electronics control panel reputed to cost £1000 alone! In addition, no one could be found who was familiar with the make and model.
  13. [QUOTE=Cyclone;5066558]It's funny how the OP was answered correctly on the first page, but people are still posting random (and wrong) answers on the 2nd. It's true that the poster was seeking a specific answer and received it early on, but I trust that he/she wouldn't object to the subject being expanded a little so everyone interested can give their opinions and criticisms.
  14. Capstan- try contacting the Council's Environmental Response Manager and inquire to the local Fire Brigade for advice. I believe the burning of tyres is an offence as many toxic (cancer causing) pollutants and fall-out are emitted.
  15. For the record, I've never had a single fire here since I moved in in 1971. I prefer that others (close by) didn't, but if they use common sense then I can tolerate.
  16. I don't usually have problems with neighbours occasionally burning garden waste, but it's a different matter when they decide to burn rubber and plastics which create dangerous toxic smoke - not very nice on children and garden produce.
  17. Back in '73, our council house was rewired by the "professional" electrical teams employed by the council. In 1990 I decided to modernise the bathroom and whilst removing the old cast iron bath I unscrewed the earthwire which was clamped to the leg and pulled and.... all that was on the end was a yard of earth cable! Since then I have always done all my own work!.
  18. Most fisherman did that then, including myself, but not the ones that were dyed bright pink or yellow as that dye was found to be a carcinogen!
  19. Lurch - your right, Markw's lack of confidence and ability seems apparent, but at least he is getting some advice along with appropriate warnings and cautions.
  20. I think I do, but I also remember the trees laden with apples in someones garden (almost overhanging the footpath) down the Racker Way!
  21. Is it three lights that are required? If you knew the wiring connections could you do it yourself? (will involve laying new wiring) There's an excellent description on http://www.homeimprovementweb.com.
  22. About 1955-58 I think car road tax was £15, less for 3-wheelers, M/cycle combos and solos. As late as 1971 we were paying only 8/6d per week for an old 2 bedroom house at Walkley.
  23. Thanks squiggs-it was a good while ago, but the price of it was several times the scrap value.
  24. Have a look at small (ferrous) scrap dealers around Attercliffe. If aluminium (non-ferrous) will do, cost could be less than buying new steel angle. (take good hacksaw and leather gloves!). Also, I once bought some new steel angle from a firm on Club Mill Rd, Neepsend.
  25. I worked there about 1966-7, I was 18 and it was in the pump assembly department, can't remember any names, though.
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