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Forum: General Chat 14-05-2009, 18:21
Replies: 60
Views: 2,105
Posted By JohnW
Re: Al Qaeda is an invention of the yanks

You don't play scrabble then Mancie? Have a look in a scrabble dictionary next time you're in a bookshop.
Forum: General Chat 14-05-2009, 18:14
Replies: 23
Views: 606
Posted By JohnW
Re: Priests are celibate ....

As well as some illicit practice down here.
Forum: Lost Friends / Family 29-04-2009, 17:36
Replies: 0
Views: 1,054
Posted By JohnW
Kenneth Wilkinson

Hi All,

I am trying to find my cousin Kenneth Wilkinson born Blackburn 1938, son of Florence Wilkinson of Nuttall Street, Accrington. Kenneth was adopted shortly after his birth and I have never...
Forum: General Chat 10-10-2008, 13:27
Replies: 54
Views: 1,901
Posted By JohnW
Re: Bury your head in the sand

I am due to retire at the end of March next year when I will have just turned 66. My wife and I both have 401K's (American pension schemes). Last year we bought a house up in Georgia to retire...
Forum: General Chat 09-10-2008, 17:29
Replies: 18
Views: 849
Posted By JohnW
How the Stock Market Works

How the stock market works:

Once upon a time in a place overrun with monkeys, a man appeared and
announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each. The
villagers, seeing that...
Forum: General Chat 03-10-2008, 12:35
Replies: 18
Views: 1,100
Posted By JohnW
Re: Are Board Games Dying Out?

I thought I was the only person in the world who ever owned Contraband. I never knew anyone else who had it. It was a very good game and I introduced my friends to it in the sixties and they all...
Forum: General Chat 01-10-2008, 13:37
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By JohnW
Re: Paul Newman

I too enjoyed Paul Newman's films, 'Hud' 'Butch' and the original 'Hustler' being amongst my favourites. Perhaps a lesser known fact, is about the man's personal life. All the profits from the...
Forum: General Chat 23-09-2008, 11:22
Replies: 64
Views: 1,905
Posted By JohnW
Re: IF there was a God...

I would ask him, if he isn't responsible for, and doesn't expect to take any crap for, all the bad stuff that goes on, then why does he expect so much damn praise for the good stuff that goes on. ...
Forum: General Chat 15-09-2008, 14:30
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By JohnW
Re: Would You Go Abroad With An Alcoholic

If she was wildly beautiful, a nymphomaniac, rich and owned a bar out there, then yes.
Forum: General Chat 19-12-2007, 12:05
Replies: 27
Views: 492
Posted By JohnW
Re: Britney Spears' little sister Jamie Lynn says she's...

The NHS is far from free, in fact you pay dearly for services that diminish with every passing year.
Forum: General Chat 02-08-2007, 15:58
Replies: 102
Views: 5,121
Posted By JohnW
Re: Accy Con Club

I played drums there one night when it was the Berkley. One of the owners who played the organ, Jack Lowry invited me along as I had played with Jack at a couple of other venues many years earlier. ...
Forum: General Chat 19-06-2007, 16:30
Replies: 23
Views: 686
Posted By JohnW
Re: Bernard Manning 76 - Dead

My friend Dave Williams (keyboard player extraordinaire) and I backed Bernard in Cabaret when we played at Samantha's Club (old Club Royal) in Preston. This was probably around 1976. He had just...
Forum: Nostalgia aint what it used to be... 10-05-2007, 15:22
Replies: 56
Views: 6,909
Posted By JohnW
Re: Old rhyme

Here's another long un for thi lass, another of my favourites.





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Forum: Nostalgia aint what it used to be... 10-05-2007, 11:25
Replies: 56
Views: 6,909
Posted By JohnW
Re: Old rhyme

Here's one of my favourites, it"s by Marriot Edgar:



I'll tell of the Battle of Hastings,
As happened in days long gone by,
When Duke William became King of England,
And 'Arold got shot in...
Forum: Nostalgia aint what it used to be... 10-05-2007, 11:11
Replies: 56
Views: 6,909
Posted By JohnW
Re: Old rhyme

Here's some old stuff from my maternal grandfather:

Owd Johnny Greencap,
Tha's stown my peaswads,
I'm benna tell thy fayther o'er thee,
I nather ceer for thee nor thi fayther,
Nor thi mother...
Forum: Heritage and History 10-05-2007, 11:03
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Posted By JohnW
Re: Yates ancestry?

There is a branch of the Yates family alive and well living in Baxenden, a village a couple of miles from Accrington. I know that they have been very active in the local church for many years. Here...
Forum: General Chat 23-04-2007, 15:28
Replies: 54
Views: 1,392
Posted By JohnW
Re: How "bad off" are Americans?

Mr. T.,

When I said "we" saved our European friends I was in fact referring to Britain doing the saving, although I have to admit, looking back, that was not altogether clear. I was being a...
Forum: General Chat 23-04-2007, 11:53
Replies: 54
Views: 1,392
Posted By JohnW
Re: How "bad off" are Americans?

Well, I think it was two world wars which pretty much bankrupted Britain. I suppose you could argue that we were playing world policeman and saving all our 'good friends' in Europe from the mighty...
Forum: General Chat 20-04-2007, 11:37
Replies: 54
Views: 1,392
Posted By JohnW
Re: How "bad off" are Americans?

Well, would you care to expand on that and let us know which parts of the other paragraphs you don't agree with, and why? I always like to hear the other side of the argument.
Forum: General Chat 20-04-2007, 11:33
Replies: 54
Views: 1,392
Posted By JohnW
Re: How "bad off" are Americans?

I think Bazf answered most of this very well indeed. The proceeds from any lucractive oil deals which may have been secured will take a very long time to pay off the cost of the war, if ever.
Forum: General Chat 19-04-2007, 14:10
Replies: 57
Views: 1,342
Posted By JohnW
Re: Tough time in Virginia, USA!

Hello Mr. T,

When a lunatic goes into a gun shop to buy firearms, he doesn't usually present his certificate of dafthood to the guy behind the counter. How are the gun salesmen supposed to know?...
Forum: General Chat 19-04-2007, 12:12
Replies: 54
Views: 1,392
Posted By JohnW
Re: How "bad off" are Americans?

Like Bullseyebarb, I am a Briish citizen but also an American citizen by choice not birth. I too consider this to be a great country and I am very happy living here. Of course it has problems and...
Forum: Heritage and History 11-04-2007, 15:14
Replies: 16
Views: 3,092
Posted By JohnW
Re: priestly clough/woodnock water factory

Here are two pictures taken from approximately the same spot. One before the mill was demolished and one after with just the chimney left in place. I don't know when the chimney was demolished but...
Forum: General Chat 11-04-2007, 10:57
Replies: 32
Views: 717
Posted By JohnW
Re: Italian Facist Police

My youngest son and his wife were at the match. He did say that there were about 30 or so United fans who were taunting the home side fans before the match had started. We know that this is...
Forum: General Chat 13-03-2007, 12:05
Replies: 32
Views: 842
Posted By JohnW
Re: Oprah's School for girls and a racist twerp

Sorry to stray from the thread but someone mentioned Bono (who I can't bloody stand) and it reminded me of a joke.

U2 are playing a concert in Dublin and halfway through Bono asks for quiet and...
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