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  1. 6 points
    Taken yesterday at Carrmill the male Common Tern is feeding the female as part of the courting ritual. In most cases of courtship feeding,the female adopts an attitude and calls almost identical with those of a young bird begging food from its parents, and the male puts food into the female’s mouth. Common Terns courtship feeding by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Common Terns courtship feeding by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Common Terns courtship feeding by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    Taken this evening as the sun was setting.
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    Well it's been sold and becoming a Carwash. Blare the owner let me in to get a couple of snaps. Carwash opening on Merton Bank Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Carwash opening on Merton Bank Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Carwash opening on Merton Bank Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Inside the Cottage by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Inside the Cottage by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Carwash opening on Merton Bank Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Carwash opening on Merton Bank Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Carwash opening on Merton Bank Rd by Robbob 2010, on Flickr A mate of mine Hassan who had the Carwash in College St (opp Police Stn) a few years ago before selling it had a sign outside but only for a few days and i wonder why..before being told to take it down. It read 'The best hand job in St.Helens' Some of you may remember it.
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    I used to go in there alot with living in the Junction and going to school in Goodban St. Former Library in Sutton by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    Whoever gets to the semis will be praying for winners of Catalan and Huddersfield (My moneys on Leeds drawing them)
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    I think it's very wrong for the council to go around demolishing perfectly good buildings and selling off the land for a large sum of money to private developers. The building belonged to us, the people of St Helens, it was something tangible that we could see, touch, and use, I would like to know what they do with the money they get from doing this, probably waste it on something that we didn't want, and more importantly will never benefit from. I remember some years back and they wanted to sell off the market square in Earlestown, they'd have got away with it too, were it not for a knowledgeable member of the public, who pointed out that it wasn't actually theirs to sell. I'm surprised they don't try and flog off Sherdley Park, they got rid of pets corner, the cafe went, even the lake looked neglected last time I was there, it was a lovely place when I was a child, even as a young man growing up, it was a nice place to walk around with your young lady on a summers evening. We need to forget trying to be like London or wherever these councillors are trying to emulate, lets get it back to being just St Helens, a decent town with good friendly folk , where you can go into a pub and chat with strangers, with parks for our youngsters to play in and our elderley to sit and relax. I don't want to live in a fancy posh rat race place where nobody has time for anyone but themselves, no give me the old St Helens any day.
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    I have always been interested in this area, because when I was a baby we lived at Carnegie Walk, Sutton, before we moved to Moss Bank. My Mum and Dad used to say there was a Library nearby. I love Libraries, such a shame it's gone, I wish I would have gone to see it before it was demolished. It was only since I came to the US that I realised the significance of the name "Carnegie". What a generous man he was. http://www.suttonbeauty.org.uk/suttonhistory/education/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Carnegie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Carnegie_libraries_in_Europe
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    Robbob. I myself think we should support your local hairdressers. Ive seen quite a few offering blow jobs? Price is a bit high but seem to be well supported by the number of customers see going in .
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    The library must have been demolished about 1998. That's when we had a new bay built on our front window. I was looking for red stock bricks to match the wall and got them from a bloke on the site.
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    Hello Mark, I have a lot of memories of Sutton Library. I am not certain what you know of its history, but it was opened on the 16th November 1905. The construction was paid for by a £3000 donation from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. The plot on which the Library stood was paid for by a donation of £214 by Sir David Gamble who had previously presented the Gamble Institute to the town a decade before. The Terraced houses to the side of the Library where built by Pilkington's the following year and the street was named Carnegie Street, to be followed later by the construction of Carnegie Crescent by the Council.
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    Just like me and the missus-Attitude,needs feeding,thinking of this yikes!
  14. 1 point
    I used to enjoy setting points and gapping plugs, I had a dwell meter and a strobe light, no need for them now, I will have to get one of those code readers though,probably won't get much use but a very handy tool when things go wrong.
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    On the 29th July 1945 the British Insulated Cables Ltd of Prescot & Helsby was merged with Callender's Cable and Construction Company to form a new electric cable group to be known as British Insulated Callender's Cables Ltd.
  16. 1 point
    I found a lot of intermittent faults were plug leads breaking down,miss fire and stalling.Chang them and would run like a dream cost about £5.
  17. 1 point
    I think you could call that a draw Calendaring is the process - BIC acquired the Scottish company Callenders of Erith who callendered cables If I remember correctly
  18. 1 point
    Wouldn't know where to start with this hacking lark! back on now, cheers. Sorry for the delay, been golfing.
  19. 1 point
    No thats the better half?the worst ones are those creeping in over billinge hill to infiltrate saints -.
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    Here's a link to several films about the B I, in one of them it shows the wagons leaving the works.
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    You must've been identified as being a hacker again Ste. Not that you are one. I'm hunting through the logs to find and remove your IP... Is it OK now?
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    Few more and plenty to follow... Kandy Club,Westfield St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Kandy Club,Westfield St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Alexandra Business Park,Pilks by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Alexandra Business Park,Pilks by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Willowbrook Hospice Fundraising Office,Borough Rd. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Cineworld St.Helens by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Bridge St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Church St. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Church St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Church St by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Parish Church,Church Square. by Robbob 2010, on Flickr I still don't know what this store is going to be... Former Woolworths by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Woolworths through a gap in the window by Robbob 2010, on Flickr Former Woolworths through a gap in the window by Robbob 2010, on Flickr
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    If you read all the extensive postings on this topic you will come no other conclusion. The caverns were a quarry for stone nothing else.
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    When I was 13 my parents bought a bungalow in Billinge, just down from the Stork Hotel, this put Crank Caverns and several other places firmly on my "patch" as it were.Back then in the late 70's early 80's we didn't have computers and spent most of the time during the school holidays outdoors, as most of you did too no doubt. We'd sit down and organise our weeks, camping in Billinge Woods, hunting for things on the tip, visiting Crank Caverns, it wasn't unusual for us to spend a whole week exploring the caverns, we'd arrive early morning, leave the bikes by the entrance and be down there for hours, initially with matches, or maybe a candle, then as we got organised we'd take torches, and food! I remember the "mousehole", how tight it was to get in, then opened up into a wider cavern, I also remember going right back and there was another narrow hole deep inside that we were told about, that went a fair distance inside and quite deep, usually, it was only the younger kids who could squeeze through as they were thinner and it was a sign of growing up when you could no longer fit down that hole.There were all kinds of rumours as to where the tunnels went, a popular one being that there were 2 tunnels, one leading to the church at the top of Main Street and the other leading to the old Birchley Hall (Sue Ryder home). As we got older maybe around 15 or 16 we used to laugh at the tales the younger kids would tell, how they'd been in the caverns and there were all kinds of treasures down there, golden goblets, treasure chests, etc. How we used to laugh, I think every kid in the area had at some point explored the caverns, it was part of growing up, these kids who were telling us the fantastic stories of hidden treasures had no doubt learned about the caverns from their older siblings or friends, it would seem that at some point every man and his dog had explored the Caverns, yet they were at a loss to explain why no-one not least them had failed to recover any of this "treasure". There were also rumours too, that, the tunnels had gone deeper but had been blown up to stop people going into them, allegedly after numerous children had entered the Caverns, never to be seen again.I think it's a place surrounded by folklore and myth, for me the saddest part is that I don't think kids today visit the place, they're happier sat at home on a computer pretending to do things rather than actually getting out and doing them.
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    i have been going to crank caverns since I was a baby with my grandad. He is a 'proper billinger' we would go the caverns and then mooch over to the 'promised land' for a picnic. There are five entrances to the caves and they lead into a sort of communal area where you can walk straight though. However from this communal area, they start to branch off into separate ways, I think there are 3 separate tunnels, not sure. My grandad always took me to the 'secret' entrances as he called them. One was nicknamed the mousehole and the other was called 'kings cave'. These two entrances were situated well away from the 'communal ones' and they were very well hidden, especially kings cave. I believe these caves were connected to the others but the led all the way to st Aidan's church, the famous snake symbol tomb being the exit point! This ran under the stork pub, George &a dragon pub and also St Mary's church. Access point at st Mary's is around the white statue at the back of the church. Back at the caverns, the kings cave also led the opposite direction to the St. Helens town hall and finished at the Masonic hall. Exit point again being snake related. A huge wooden snake called K.E.S in which children could crawl through its mouth and slide down its tail.. a picture of kes
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