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  1. It's the same what ever you are selling. My late wife's modilaty folding ramps cost 500 pounds. But when we tried to sell them , started at. 220 Then. 180 they went for 120 , it's always the same when we wanted a pair coud not find any ,
  2. Talking of wells my dad was one for tall stories we was working in this old tin bungalow in a nearby village. , and dad said to me boy if you go to the corner of the bungalow near the back door start pokering around you will find an old well He said it's the last one your grandad had dug in Hampshire I did find the well but I don't know if it's the truth or not But on grand ads death certificate it said plumber , my granddad was gassed twice in ww1 Had one lung died in 56 I was born 54
  3. We had a rav 4 for years got it with 8 thousand on it. If I remember rightly we changed it at 25 thousand but itI had only done 2 thousand when it snapped luckily we had just started the engine when it stopped no damage done it woud have been a diffrent story if we was doing 60 to 70 For got to say it was then the old p reg look in the hand book or look on line it shoudent cost a furtune to change it
  4. I agree we shoud or the poltians shoud do what we voted for just get on whith it Teresa may is trying her hardest and doing a good job but whith both hands tied be hind her back , I have said be for all party's must put thier differences behind them for the good of our country and get on whith it
  5. We had the same problem in our close some people had phone no broad band some broad band no phone it tuned out to water in a under ground box and water in contentions on a top pole it took weeks to sort out
  6. I'm afraid it's the way of the world , in Winchester tesco wants to open a pop in store to sell a beer wine spitrts up to 11 pm ,it s funny because the highsteet is a no go drinking area
  7. When I left school at 15 worked in the local saw mill was put whith this man called George had a finger missing , I was a bit shy at first but when I got to know him asked how he lost his finger , told me me he was with the b e f in France in 39 in the royal field artillery Fort thier way to Dunkirk , he said have you seen the film Dunkirk yes I replied it was nothing like that it was hell he said he tried three times on diffrent boats they got put out of action He said I was lucky first time it wasent to deep he managed to get his helmet and gun off made him lighter got hold of some Debrea and swim to shore He got home went all the way throu the war with out beeing injured was working on a big cross cut saw next thing he saw was blood dripping then saw his finger was missing I said to him why dident you just say that ,well I hade to tell a story dident I all so I hade two uncles at Dunkirk as well one was ok the othe one was missing for a year thought he was dead but in an English hospital he blown up nothing left on him Evan his dog tacks was missing the story goes that French fishing boat picked him up with some others toke them to England still just a life a big hole in his head He had a big metal plate put in his skull Apparently it was an injured pal who identified him who was sent a year to the confellence home A year later my aunt hase the news paper who wrote the story a bout him in late 41
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    so sad

    The other day was with my daughter we both laughed a faimly of 4 walking in single file all talking or texting the youngest was about 9 then the other one about 14 then mum and dad , went in a small cafe they was a notice no wifi we encourage the art of talking
  9. My two neighbours are having a competition one is useing every thing from pound land seeds plants food the other one is useing the plants seeds and food from well known plant centre , they are growing every thing in containers guess shows winning winning third picking of peas , cumbers and courgettes and carrots are doing well the one from a well known is not doing so well he's gutted came in to my garden last night to look at the others pots and containers
  10. The walking sticks come under concealed weapons you are not allowed to keep a modern one I e Made in China or India , but allowed to keep sell or give away if they come under antique sword sticks , some blades had a makers name others diden t , some modern ones are so good you have a job to tell the difference pc plod woud not know a good modern one from an antique one I did have six made in Belgium whith my bayonet collection but Sadley all gone well a couple of nice bayonets two trench knifes one British one from the USA A Mk 2 commando knife Luftwaffe officers Model 2 dagger and a German fire department parade bayonet all chrome within a Bakelite Handel and some nice trench art
  11. How about a canal holiday you can make easy or hard it's up to you ,not sure if you can still get the camping ones very basic you just pich you tent at the end of the day
  12. When I was 16 I started collection of militarily bayonets shells helmets then saw you coud collect smooth bore rifles if the barrel was 24inches and over so got my s g l started to collect them I had a bout 25 smooth bores with bayonets you coud have Bren gun if the selector was welded in single shot and the same whith the b a r , you coud Fire blanks In them , then Michael Ryan put the the end to it I coud not afford to have the mags welded and pinend to hold two cartridges it did not make sence because they where not in four ten they had to go shame some nice stuff k 98 3 types of 303 , France Mexico Italy Spain Japanese Belgium a Canadian Ross that's the ones I can rember if I find the photos will post
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    I wish you and all your faimly the best stay strong and positive it's a strange world out there as other p w members have said we are here to listen any time you want it does help to talk
  14. Youngsters don't have the fun we used to be able to do I'm 63 But at 16 got an old bantam used ride 3 up round the back lanes to a local town then two up to the local flea pit then do the same to come home 3 up again never was seen or caught A bout 24 miles return or riding old bikes round the local dell , or when we was all legal racing the motor bikes round the lanes as fast as we coud go it's wonder we wasent killed or end ed up in hospital , if it was on private land what is the issue the police have no powers to prosecute, unless law has changed , don't think so
  15. Our freezer went wrong whith a power cut came back off holiday the contents in the freezer was no good phoned nation wide who we have insurance whith , no problems sir just write down what you have lost it worked out a bout 350 pounds they evan asked if I needed a new freezer I said no it s working now we had a cheque ten days later. That was three years a go , we was inpressed
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    A small explosions at Brussels at Central rail station ,suspect shot by the belgain soldiers , it's not going to end there
  17. It was bound to happen a revenge attack , but let's not get carried a way whith this it was not a terrorist attack , I expect it was just one white guy who thought I will do the same who as a had enough of what has happened in the last few months , this my thought on what has happened
  18. I feel for this boy bullying is not nice , when I was at secondary school a boy was beening bulliedin our class it got so bad the girls started on him as well , I got fed up with this stood my ground whith him one day ,the chief bully got a bloody nose he wasn't expecting this one of the other bully came to me hit me but I got the better of him the others left they left him alone after that , the boy was a loner tried to make a friend but he dident want to know but they left him alone after that , it has not changed this was 19 68
  19. Again don't know you I do feel for you , it was the same when I lost my dad after a long cancer fight its was hard but you knew that he was not in pain anymore , best wishes to you and your family
  20. I was at primary school our teacher turned the news In to gerography lesson we had to find Texas in our school atlas ,still rember it like yesterday by way I was 10 then
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    Bat man

    Just read that Adam west has passed away aged 88. The original bat man from the seventies , our den was the bat cave and home made bikes was the bat mobile r I p
  22. We just turn our mowers on its side scrape brush it clean we do it from job to job no problems whith oil or petrol running out for got to say they are Hondas Let it stand for about a minute so oil runs back into engine
  23. Well what an out come will she stay or go who will take her place , she shoud get on and sign some important paper work for brexit , or is the conspiracy theory coming true
  24. Voted this morning , every body shoud vote Evan if they dont like the party's a lot of young men and women gave there lives for us to a have a freedom of Choice
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    Lest We Forget

    I was thinking the same a bout the weather last night said to my daughter that this weather was just like the 5 and 6 June 1944 she said to me how do you know you wasn't Evan born then I laughed , once visiting the d day beaches we was at pegus bridge having a coffe got talking to a veteran para it turned out to be the lance corporal who was the first para to enter the cafe then I told him that a very good faimly friend was in number 4 comandos who relived them we went and found his name on the group photos hanging in the cafe God bless them all
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