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Forum: The Pig & Whistle 1st July 2022, 15:25
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We were very poor, lived in a very poor...

We were very poor, lived in a very poor neighbourhood and we had to take the doorstep indoors at night to prevent it from being stolen...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 21st June 2022, 14:21
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Views: 396,932
Posted By al1934
Thanks, Dave. We live in Torquay, which...

Thanks, Dave. We live in Torquay, which sometimes makes one wish for a tsunami to sort out the walking dead around the harbour...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 21st June 2022, 14:16
Replies: 451
Views: 81,537
Posted By al1934
I always found I was living with a bunch of...

I always found I was living with a bunch of matelots who had learned that one from your dear departed gran...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 20th June 2022, 12:07
Replies: 451
Views: 81,537
Posted By al1934
The cat has the last word

Cats always have the last word...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 19th June 2022, 15:08
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Posted By al1934
Signs we have seen

Did I read that sign right?
"TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW."
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In a Laundromat:...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 3rd May 2022, 14:51
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By al1934
Cannot send emails to gmail users

Our ISP is Eclipse and it can no longer access gmail accounts, because Google have set up certain requirements which some ISPs are not prepared to overcome. I have received the following from...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 8th April 2022, 14:46
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Views: 396,932
Posted By al1934
There used to be a popular Chinese restaurant at...

There used to be a popular Chinese restaurant at Drake Circus, Plymouth before it was all 'modernised'. In 1965 we went there for our mess dinner. Next day we read in Evening Herald that it had...
Forum: Royal Navy 6th February 2022, 15:16
Replies: 13
Views: 1,713
Posted By al1934
She was treated as a special case due to the...

She was treated as a special case due to the untiring work of Sid Anning, who worked his socks off and inspired a number of us CA-Class veterans to assist in raising an enormous amount of money and...
Forum: Royal Navy 4th February 2022, 16:02
Replies: 13
Views: 1,713
Posted By al1934
I agree that the 1611 KJV is a grand book but not...

I agree that the 1611 KJV is a grand book but not at all wee. I have our family Bible in my possession and it is huge and weighs a ton. Metal edged leather-bound cover and gold edged pages. Useful...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 6th November 2021, 14:37
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Views: 396,932
Posted By al1934
Thanks, Bob. That explains everything...

Thanks, Bob. That explains everything...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 5th November 2021, 12:52
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By al1934
Morning star

Thank you very much, Hugh!

You are a star, Shipmate. The mystery of what Morning Star was doing in the Adriatic is now perfectly clear. Come round...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 4th November 2021, 14:40
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By al1934
Morning Star of Fraserburgh

My wife's grandfather James Shand was a partner owner of the fishing vessel Morning Star from 1907 to 1916 when she struck a mine and was sunk with all hands, including James' business partner and...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 28th October 2021, 15:43
Replies: 451
Views: 81,537
Posted By al1934
Definitely to make them sound more menacing. ...

Definitely to make them sound more menacing. When I was a kid we could all recognise which were ours and which were krauts, even at night - and taught to take evasive action accordingly...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 27th October 2021, 14:55
Replies: 451
Views: 81,537
Posted By al1934
Yup! I lived just outside Plymouth and we became...

Yup! I lived just outside Plymouth and we became shrapnel and bomb fins collectors and swappers. Incendiary bomb fins were common and not desirable items for swaps. Dad was in the ARP in Plymouth...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 23rd September 2021, 20:44
Replies: 451
Views: 81,537
Posted By al1934
Yes, I remember reading Chariots of the Gods in...

Yes, I remember reading Chariots of the Gods in the '70s. Interesting stuff at the time.
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 11th September 2021, 14:39
Replies: 451
Views: 81,537
Posted By al1934
Different distance from Cornwall...

Different distance from Cornwall...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 27th July 2021, 14:06
Replies: 9
Views: 1,554
Posted By al1934
Well said, Bob! If our incredibly hi-tech type...

Well said, Bob! If our incredibly hi-tech type 45 Destroyers had been built with suitable engines, instead of the wrong choice by Mr Hoon, they might still be operational. It's the politicians and...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 11th June 2021, 13:50
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Views: 396,932
Posted By al1934
Have no fear - the Navy's here...

Have no fear - the Navy's here...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 6th June 2021, 14:11
Replies: 47
Views: 5,879
Posted By al1934
RN Ordnance Artificers had to work to within 2...

RN Ordnance Artificers had to work to within 2 thousands of an inch, while Engine Room Artificers were allowed 10 thou. Shipwrights notoriously worked to the nearest dockyard...
Forum: Royal Navy 5th May 2021, 19:59
Replies: 5
Views: 1,187
Posted By al1934
I agree, Hawkeye. Maybe it originated in...

I agree, Hawkeye. Maybe it originated in Westminster?
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 10th March 2021, 20:30
Replies: 1,477
Views: 396,932
Posted By al1934
News flash

News Flash
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 5th March 2021, 14:30
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Views: 396,932
Posted By al1934
Brilliant advice!!!

Brilliant advice!!!
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 24th January 2021, 13:58
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Views: 396,932
Posted By al1934
The following excerpts are actual answers given...

The following excerpts are actual answers given on history tests and in Sunday School quizzes by children between 5th and 6th grade ages in Ohio. They were collected by two teachers over a period...
Forum: Royal Navy 6th December 2020, 15:42
Replies: 1
Views: 1,064
Posted By al1934
Medals

Go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/applying-for-medals
and apply. You will need his Service Certificate. If you haven't got it you can apply at...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 5th November 2020, 14:49
Replies: 9
Views: 4,208
Posted By al1934
I can't see it, Roy. When I go to YouTube I am...

I can't see it, Roy. When I go to YouTube I am taken to Edge and there is nothing below and to the right of the video. I've tried Chrome too and the same.


I have managed to keep IE as my...
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