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    09-24-2022, 12:49 PM
    I can but put my own little boat here, designed and built by me.. if I don't love her no one will. The one on the port side..in the first photo.
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    09-24-2022, 01:16 AM
    I dislike those cheap pressed steel couplers .. The difference between a 2 inch ball and a 50mm coupler is 0.8 mm. 2 inch balls and 50 mm couplers...
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    09-24-2022, 12:59 AM
    As to breaking down doors. An old fashioned wooden door possibly with plywood panels, and a single point lock of mortice or rim lock can quite...
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    09-24-2022, 12:57 AM
    There is unfortunately a very sad possible background to this cartoon. In 1967 the was a very big fire at RAF Neatishead, a radar station in an...
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    09-15-2022, 06:30 AM
    It's illegal to wear military uniform in the UK if you are not in the military or have been granted permission to do so by the King..(The Uniforms...
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    09-15-2022, 05:10 AM
    A young building, Dragon Hall built 1427. and why it's called dragon Hall. Built for Robert Toppes 1400-1467, he was an importer / exporter...
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    09-15-2022, 03:51 AM
    and some of these building have been taken down and moved again.. https://www.wealddown.co.uk/discover/buildings/
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    09-15-2022, 03:50 AM
    Apprentices were taken on after payment by the parents, it was an honoured roll to get an apprenticeship. It led to good pay and a career. It meant...
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    09-10-2022, 11:42 AM
    The Q replied to a thread no bad pizza in The Bilge
    Here in the UK we have unfortunately many of the US strains of pizza, dominos pizza hut, Papa John's etc. I've never been in any nor ordered from...
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    09-10-2022, 11:03 AM
    The Q replied to a thread Queen Liz trivia in The Bilge
    It was quite possible to meet the Queen anywhere in the area of Sandringham often without a security detail but if there was it was likely to be just...
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    09-10-2022, 02:51 AM
    The Q replied to a thread PSA-Refrigerator fires in The Bilge
    A brand of white goods who's English translation of their Turkish name is Beko, had a reputation for fires, they had safety recalls for the defrost...
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    09-09-2022, 12:35 AM
    There is no requirement that the King or Queen use their primary Christian name as their Royal title name. Prince Albert "Bertie" became King Edward...
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    09-09-2022, 12:20 AM
    The Q replied to a thread Beavers making a comeback in The Bilge
    We could do with a few on the Norfolk Broads cutting down the trees, it would make for better sailing.. They'd never be allowed to block the...
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    09-08-2022, 10:11 AM
    The Q replied to a thread how many books in The Bilge
    two Medieval economics 1150 - 1500... By J Bolton.. ok History wise it spreads a little either side of those dates but it's an interesting read.....
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    09-02-2022, 11:57 AM
    I've been paid daily in cash.. Summer holiday job, picking potatoes You were guaranteed a minimum amount, but if you met your quota, each hundred...
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    09-02-2022, 11:48 AM
    The Q replied to a thread Age 21 in The Bilge
    On my 21st birthday I was on guard duty wading through snow... Every year they had a exercise involving all the UK RAF radar stations those on shift...
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    08-29-2022, 12:28 PM
    Once travelled from the red dot at Balivanich, on the Isle of Benbecula to Norfolk (in 1984) effectively on the edge of the 500 mile radius. After a...
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    08-29-2022, 11:56 AM
    The Q replied to a thread Times have changed. in The Bilge
    My dad was at school with this guy, https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/00/a4117600.shtml I knew him as " Mr Stoodley" he own a...
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