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Forum: General Chat 25-03-2008, 14:03
Replies: 57
Views: 1,239
Posted By Darby
Re: what do you think about the chinese occupation of tibet

Nobody said anything or did anything when the Chinese walked into Tibet in the early 50's. Just another distraction made for the Politicians so they can fiddle away at their expenses. Dalli who?
Forum: General Chat 25-03-2008, 13:59
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Darby
Re: Worst Easter

Just looking out of the window at the moment.....18" of snow and blowing a bizzard temperature just under -5C and its mid-afternoon. So much for Easter....Brrrrr...time to get mi long-John's out...
Forum: Accrington Hall Of Fame 25-03-2008, 13:54
Replies: 39
Views: 6,607
Posted By Darby
Re: David Lloyd

Well Cashman and Ossy Kid, you were at Accy Tech the same time as I was. Mammy Archers class 56-59 and left under a cloud then to join the Royal Navy.
Just returned from New Zealand and spoke to...
Forum: Nostalgia aint what it used to be... 06-05-2007, 19:47
Replies: 21
Views: 3,107
Posted By Darby
Re: Accrington Fish market

The fish market in Accy use to be one of the best in East Lancashire, up to 6 stalls selling the best landed in Fleetwood or Whitby.

Now....well its all gone.

Just like the rest of Accy....nowt...
Forum: General Chat 17-06-2005, 18:02
Replies: 49
Views: 1,512
Posted By Darby
Re: How Can We Slow Down Cars In Built Up Areas?

Got to have trams in Preston, or buses or donkeys...or summat..

I take your point though....We have become dependent on our cars, and anything else is not satisfactory. It's like saying people...
Forum: General Chat 15-06-2005, 15:54
Replies: 49
Views: 1,512
Posted By Darby
Re: How Can We Slow Down Cars In Built Up Areas?

Funny that is Neil....Here I can drive on the Autobahn at any speed I like. They have some speed restrictions, but in Bavaria, most of the Autobahns don't have a limit. You have to take special...
Forum: General Chat 15-06-2005, 15:45
Replies: 49
Views: 1,512
Posted By Darby
Re: How Can We Slow Down Cars In Built Up Areas?

Yes..it all depends on the timetables. Where I use to live (Leipzig) the trams ran until 00:45 and started again at 04:30. They connected you to trains and buses as well..for lobger journeys i.e....
Forum: General Chat 15-06-2005, 15:39
Replies: 48
Views: 1,452
Posted By Darby
Re: Thieving *!*%"!*& S !!!

I can't see you wearing a Burkha Margaret....nor getting whipped in public for going out alone!!

Sharia Law belongs where it should....in the middle east and nowhere else!
Forum: General Chat 15-06-2005, 09:31
Replies: 49
Views: 1,512
Posted By Darby
Re: How Can We Slow Down Cars In Built Up Areas?

Compusory motorbike use or training! The idea is well meant and has some real roadsense value...BUT compusory?? I too rode a bike for many years when younger, and I always watch out for them and...
Forum: General Chat 15-06-2005, 09:26
Replies: 49
Views: 1,512
Posted By Darby
Re: How Can We Slow Down Cars In Built Up Areas?

Very simple......bring back trams!!

You can't overtake trams on the outside and you can't overtake them on the inside if they are stopped with their doors open!!

It also has a useful benefit...
Forum: General Chat 15-06-2005, 09:12
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By Darby
Re: Should the EU rebate be ended?

The EU is a done deal, and after Tony has taken over the role of chairperson of the EU, the UK will accede to the rest of the gravy train plonkers, by increasing the net contribution by the UK.
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Forum: General Chat 15-06-2005, 08:50
Replies: 48
Views: 1,452
Posted By Darby
Re: Thieving *!*%"!*& S !!!

Bad Luck Willow.....But unfortunately its a sign of the times and our deteriorating society.

You try your best to fulfil the everyday requirements and somebody comes along and nicks your (Busmans)...
Forum: General Chat 06-06-2005, 18:48
Replies: 29
Views: 761
Posted By Darby
Re: Monitoring Motoring Miles

It simply is another way of generating tax and creating a mountain of buraucratic jobs.

I agree with most of Jambutties original posting, but I'm really against agreeing to any further...
Forum: General Chat 06-06-2005, 18:40
Replies: 23
Views: 1,025
Posted By Darby
Re: big brother has gone too far

Eeeerrrrr What's Big Brother???????

(Remember I live deep in the sticks!)
Forum: General Chat 14-04-2005, 14:31
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By Darby
Re: Stag nights AND Hen nights

So long ago I can't remember it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well I just remember the honeymoon...or part of it.

Think my Stag night was down Blackburn cruising around the Barbary Coast (who remembers that??)...
Forum: Nightlife, Events, Days out 09-04-2005, 12:40
Replies: 46
Views: 2,469
Posted By Darby
Re: meet up.

Pity I will have just gone back to Germany on the 26th. We are coming over to Accy on the 17th, driving all the way by car...about 1500 miles.....

I'll probably call into the Stag after the...
Forum: General Chat 07-02-2005, 11:14
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By Darby
I'm going out and maybe some time!

I'm about to loose my internet connections at work and at home in the next couple of days. I may not be back on line for a couple of months.

We are moving from East Germany back to Bavaria in 14...
Forum: Church 04-02-2005, 11:33
Replies: 14
Views: 3,143
Posted By Darby
Re: riding barn street-coal merchant!

That's going back a bit...yes Tony did live on Jubilee Road, I'd forgotten its name.

Bill Sledden....I can vaguely remember him, I think he was just a bit younger than myself. If he knew Tony...
Forum: Oswaldtwistle 04-02-2005, 11:26
Replies: 18
Views: 2,160
Posted By Darby
Re: New to the area

The best place to buy a house around Accy is............................................Keswick......and that's going to the dogs as well!!

Seriously though; Top of Ossy, Knuzden, Stanhill, Bash,...
Forum: General Chat 03-02-2005, 14:39
Replies: 63
Views: 2,802
Posted By Darby
Re: Chavs

Too true A-Bob...

There are a lot of old sayings that have stood the test of time and are now more appropriate than ever.

A FOOL AND HIS MONEY ARE EASILY PARTED

EASY COME..............EASY...
Forum: Church 03-02-2005, 14:21
Replies: 14
Views: 3,143
Posted By Darby
Re: riding barn street-coal merchant!

I think the guy mentioned was Tony Pollard's Grandad. Tony went to school with me and his photo is somewhere on this site as a member of my class at St. Andrews school in 1953-55.

Tony lived on...
Forum: General Chat 03-02-2005, 10:43
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By Darby
Re: new windows advice

Never let any sales person into your house. Never buy from off-the-street, Never buy on a special offer (they may have increase the price the night before the offer is made i.e. was oringinaly...
Forum: General Chat 03-02-2005, 10:31
Replies: 63
Views: 2,802
Posted By Darby
Re: Chavs

The article is spot-on. Accrington and indeed East Lancashire has become the worlds rubbish tip for distressed humans (if you can call them that)!!

I know there are some nice people around, and...
Forum: Anything Goes 01-02-2005, 11:15
Replies: 2,127
Sticky: Joke Of The Day
Views: 163,837
Posted By Darby
Re: Joke Of The Day

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D ....Like it!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: General Chat 01-02-2005, 06:17
Replies: 37
Views: 1,000
Posted By Darby
Re: Have we diversified or just changed

Sorry Margaret, you misunderstood me (or didn't I make myself clear). "Shut mi gob" was meant to end my posting...I'll continue to post from time to time, when I feel I can add something or have an...
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