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Old 8th Jan 2016, 16:28
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Good day all. Sunny here as well. Getting lots done and clearing up all the mess our recently resigned engineer left me.

Nowhere near The Emptyhead Stadium
He never stops! Typical rag!
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Old 8th Jan 2016, 16:51
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Reckon we got that Q on line 57 from the Neaderthals, do you know we got ginger hair and freckles from them?
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Old 8th Jan 2016, 20:52
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I see there are more problems on the railway near G-CPTNs bailiwick.

Railway between Hexham and Prudhoe closed as engineers wait to repair second landslip
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Old 8th Jan 2016, 21:11
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Thank-you - closer than you might think.

Farnley is at Corbridge rather than Hexham.

We have had 'flooding' of the river on 15th November, 5th/6th December and 26th December with persistent rain onto sodden ground such that any high ground near the river (as at Farnley) is unstable and slipping.

Farnley 'Scar' showing the proximity of the railway to the river.

Incidentally, there is no 'Garage' at Farnley - it should be 'Grange' (a large house).

Scroll to 'Tynedale Park' (the rugby grounds) - still with standing water, and the road to the station is still under water (since 5th December) - from the fields to the west of Station Road.

Although this water is a relic of the (several) floods, there is water flowing down from the hillside to the south.
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Old 8th Jan 2016, 21:24
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Oh dear some footballer in the team that lasernigel supports is unhappy again. This time it's not because no-one remembered his birthday
but because his ego hasn't been fed and he didn't win some award of some kind.

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has reacted angrily after failing to win the Confederation of African Football's player of the year award.

Toure captained Ivory Coast to 2015 Africa Cup of Nations victory but came second to Gabon and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

"I think that's what makes the shame of Africa," he told Radio France International.

"To behave in this way is indecent! But what can we do?"



BBC Sport - Yaya Toure angered by African player of the year award snub
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Old 9th Jan 2016, 04:09
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finfly:

but I am told even "private" messages have been intercepted and censored.
If I am informed correctly what you suggest is not possible, unless you give out your password. To be honest I think the Mods have better things to do, most of the 'missing' are not currently banned. (awaiting howls of derision and dispute! )
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Old 9th Jan 2016, 06:21
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Moderators are usually unable to see private messages and suchlike, however Admins can see everything.
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Old 9th Jan 2016, 07:50
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Good morning.
Off to the wet and frozen north.
I may be some time.
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Old 9th Jan 2016, 07:59
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Welcome back phantom pages!!
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Old 9th Jan 2016, 08:14
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Morning peeps, not raining but the ground is somewhat damp,at a loss as to what to have for me dins today,freezers bursting at the seams will have to start gnawing on its contents soon,just that one is a tad bored wi froze stuff.
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Old 9th Jan 2016, 08:45
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Hello all. Just back from two and a bit weeks in Australia (with a Dubai stopover on the way back). Did I miss anything?
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Old 9th Jan 2016, 09:42
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... most of the 'missing' are not currently banned. (awaiting howls of derision and dispute! )
I believe that's correct, para. It's just a small handful of folk who were banned for various reasons and we've been sadly deprived of their company and their ability to post here. I'm sure we would all like to see a reversal of that situation.

Terrible bushfires happening here about an hour's drive from me. The little town of Yarloop has been wiped out, destroyed in less than ten minutes, and Harvey is under threat tonight. The fires, initiated by lightning strikes, are out of control and firies are heading this way from other states to help our own firies who must be nearing complete exhaustion after working near-continuous shifts. The situation is very serious with an estimated 130 homes and buildings so far destroyed including some of historic significance. Thanks to strong, variable winds, the fires can not be either contained or controlled just yet.
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Old 9th Jan 2016, 13:50
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Corbridge 1890s,once agreed to go for a hike with a pal, he was a experienced walker, I was not,walked from Corbridge to Blanchland,near bloody killed me it did.
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Old 9th Jan 2016, 16:06
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RIP Stewpot

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Old 9th Jan 2016, 18:32
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Blanchland is at least 11 miles from Corbridge (or Hexham) and over hill and dale whichever way you go.
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Old 9th Jan 2016, 18:50
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It was uphill all the way there and oddly enough uphill all the way back or seemingly so, no actually we only walked there, caught the bus back to the toon from Blanchland, my problem was a brand new pair of walking boots which refused to bend in the middle,ergo me big toe became a huge blob of agony after we had gone a few miles.
Only visit Blanchland on Google Earth now.

I do remember it as a absolutely beautul late spring day so I had the weather on me side anyway.
Wish I had done more walking in me yoof now, bad early experience of being obliged to walk a section of the Roman wall in me sproghood from Hexham School Camp in weather much like we are experienced recently,put me orf Shanks Pony that did.
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Old 9th Jan 2016, 19:44
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Originally Posted by tony draper View Post
Morning peeps, not raining but the ground is somewhat damp,at a loss as to what to have for me dins today,freezers bursting at the seams will have to start gnawing on its contents soon,just that one is a tad bored wi froze stuff.

Perhaps if you de-froze it and then cooked it the taste would be greatly improved? Less risk of damaging your teeth as well.
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Old 9th Jan 2016, 19:46
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The only buses that now serve Blanchland come from Consett.

There used to be a regular service from Hexham run by Moffits using a Bedford OB bus known as the 'shire' bus (Hexhamshire), but that stopped a long time since.
The company that took over from Moffits (Tyne Valley Coaches) seems to be in the final throes of dieing. They have given up their scheduled services and only have a (very) few school contracts (taking QEHS pupils to and from the swimming pool at Wentworth Leisure Centre).
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Old 9th Jan 2016, 20:07
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Good day all. Not a lot going on in CA.
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Old 9th Jan 2016, 20:09
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Country bus, north country bus
Grunting and chuntering, cantankerous,
Country bus, North Country bus,
But no other bus would be good enough for us.

The Jake Thackray Website - Country Bus
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