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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 08:40
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Morning all, sunny and we're promised a warm one.

Not used to noise hereabouts but the 'Quarry Party', finished at 0700, such a still night the party approx. a mile distant was quite audible all night. Glad it's only once a year.

parabellum wonderful images, I haven't seen those before. The Italian Coastguard use the Newfoundland for rescue purposes on the lakes, they have quite a good reputation. I often wonder what happens if they find some poor sod terrified of dogs and is drowning and then the Coastguard helicopter comes along and a 15 stone Newfoundland is dropped on them, just about completes their day I should think.
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 08:45
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Good morning all.
Well it was all grey but the sun is starting to break through now.

A very pleasant day out on the river yesterday and the gods must been in
beneficient mood as it only started to rain as we moored up on returning.

We used to have lots of grey squirrels visit the garden at one time but
they seem to a rarity nowadays. There was a very flat one on the road
yesterday so they must still be around.
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 08:50
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Good morning.

Grandchildren awaited.

Blood test tomorrow means no grub after 21.00 tonight.
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 09:00
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Morning peeps,bad unsomnia last night for no good reason, just could not get to sleep, ergo feeling inert rather than ere, nert this rainy Sunday Morning,yer it's raining again.
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 09:06
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Morning folks. Overcast here at the moment. Nina, today's BBC weather girl, said the country would be divided with a warm south/cooler north split. I guess that today, we are part of 'the north'.

Bacon butties (2 off) have been had for breakfast, now on mug of tea #3.
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 09:33
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Wodders apparently the RH comment was not PC. Someone has been banned

No problem, service is resumed. Just done a mammoth watering session. They are now drying off in the sun. Got our new next door neighbours coming round at 12.00 for drinky poos. Will report back. Can't belive anyone bought that dump but we can't say that, or can we ?
 
Old 2nd Aug 2015, 09:49
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Ouch.....

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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 09:52
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What brilliant newfie pics!! Those dogs are really something else!!
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 10:25
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Hmmm, they kept very quiet about this didn't they.
BBC NEWS | UK | Stolen Hurricane flies into history books
Hmmm, aviation puzzle.
The pick below was posted elsewhere as a Whitley Bomber Usworth Airbase Empire Air Show 1935.
A swift google tells me the Whitney did not appear until 1936 and was not operational until 1938?
There is a reason for ones apparent nerdishness,one of my earliest memories as a toddler was being on the Town Moor and standing beneath a huge Bomber and being awed by the gigantic wheels,trouble is nobody in the rest of me family remembers this event,and as a three of four year old I dont think I would have been allowed to go here by meself so tiz a puzzle,just wondered if that photo is of the event I remember and the date is wrong.the other thing is one having become something of a expert on old photies due to one's lifelong interest in same and the clobber worn by those who star in them, the gear those folks are wearing looks post war to me.
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 11:05
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My Doctor has emigrated to Oz this weekend, which is my loss but could be Madame Bluey'sgain because he has gone to her part of the world.
Best Doctor i ever had..
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 11:11
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Doesn't look possible post-war, mr D. Airfield used only for Care and Maintenance. However, the Whitley was there in 1939. You can just see it tucked away rear left below.

Empire Air Day -
Usworth 20/05/1939

The 1939 Empire Air Day celebrated the twenty-first anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force as a separate service. In all 78 aerodromes were scheduled to take part including 63 from the RAF. The programme had many features including the Air Force comes of age, the Air Force guards the Empire and the men behind the machines.

At Usworth the station was under the command of Squadron Leader H.W. Mermagen. 607 "County of Durham" Squadron of the Auxiliary Air Force were based with their Demon and Gladiator biplanes under the leadership of Squadron Leader L.E. Smith. The station was opened to visitors between 2:00pm to 8:00pm with the following aircraft planned to be on view -

Avro Tutor
Hawker Hart
Hawker Demon
Fairey Seal
Boulton Paul Overstrand
Miles Magister
Gloster Gladiator
Fairey Battle
Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley
Handley Page Hampden

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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 12:14
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Thank you Mr ORAC,so that could not be the giant bomber I saw,one shall have to continue to seek evidence to thrust under Bro Drapers nose of me Bomber on the Town Moor, which be denies ever occured.
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 13:15
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I see Cilla Black has died at 72. That's surprising, and sad.
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 13:37
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Last night ITV Encore re-ran all three episodes of "Cilla", starring Sheridan Smith, back to back.

Died in Marbella, where she had a home for many a year. Used to see her in a Chinese in Puerto Banus we used to frequent. UK home was in Denham, near the airfield.
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 13:47
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Just dispatched our new next door neighbours. They don't drink much but smoke like chimneys. No problem outside. Very nice people
 
Old 2nd Aug 2015, 16:16
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There were Empire Air Days at Usworth and Woolsington in the 1930s Mr D, see here:

Empire Air Days

No details apparently available.

It was also a turning point for the Kings Cup Air Race and the destination of the London to Newcastle Air Race for several years..

As for Woolsington itself, it opened in 1935:

Woolsington (Newcastle Airport)

so maybe you were taken to see this brand new facility on the day. The article mentions a display of RAF aircraft.

GG
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 17:25
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Would one of our religeous consultants or anyone else who benefited from a classical edumacation tell me offhand who this chap is,one assumes the chap adornes a Kirk somewhere.? help greatfully recieved.
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 17:44
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Get piggin' Ibbie, not long now

The stuff for fasting tests that they send out locally says only 9 hours which is easier.
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 18:09
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Originally Posted by tony draper View Post
Would one of our religeous consultants or anyone else who benefited from a classical edumacation tell me offhand who this chap is,one assumes the chap adornes a Kirk somewhere.? help greatfully recieved.
Just a guess - St Peter?
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 18:24
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Good day all. Back home again. One case missed the flight but just came now. Another upgrade yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!
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