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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 07:42
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The extensions would be kitchen/bathrooms utilising the piped water.
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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 08:39
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Today (3 September) is Merchant Navy Day
Orkney Islands Council are doing their bit - here is the Radio Orkney report on Farcebook
The Red Ensign is being raised over the council offices this morning to mark Merchant Navy Day. The Council is supporting a nationwide call from the Seafarers UK charity and the Merchant Navy Association for the ensign to be flown on public buildings and landmark flag poles. A number of local vessels will be open to the public too. Northlink ferry Hamnavoe will be open form 1100 to 1230, with teas and coffees being served. Meanwhile the tug Harald will be open for visitors at Scapa Pier, the pilot boat John Rae will be at Kirkwall Pier and the Varagen at the Kirkwall linkspan - those 3 vessels are all open to the public from 1 till 3.
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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 08:44
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A lot of the Pit Villages up here were built in a linear fashion streets built parallel quite widely separated by large gardens streching out at the back for the Pitman to grow food and keep the odd pig.
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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 08:53
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Free beer!

For the past six months, customers of Arran Brewery have been getting orders delivered through its website - even if they had not paid for their beer.
Arran Brewery reveals 'free beer' gaffe - BBC News

We will now be writing to all those who have received stock in error with a request that they pay for the goods, or allow us to collect them.
Good luck with that!
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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 09:38
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allow us to collect them.
Start peeing in the empties and tell them when they cometo collect, that the contents have been processed, for which there is a fee.
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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 09:53
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Does that woman really have only the standard five fingers on each hand
Amazing thing, multi-track recording, as Les Paul showed.

GG
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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 10:12
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If you were going down the pit at 8 years old might as well puff on a pipe!

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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 18:43
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As ex Merch you have shamed me sir, I did not know of the day of remembrance
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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 20:10
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The FSL described the pit-houses that were built with 'allotments'.

In industrial towns, the back-to-back houses would be built with yards.
At some stage, 'facilities' (either earth closets or, later, water closets) and wash-houses would be built in the yards (as well as storage for coal).

Here is a modern image of the streets built alongside the Tyne for the shipbuilder workers:-

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.97...7i13312!8i6656

You will see 'double' doors, as these would be upstairs and downstairs dwellings.

There were 'many' parallel streets:-
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/...e54f5a6e78539e

What isn't obvious is that these streets are built on a steep hill, and there is a significant slope from top to bottom.
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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 20:14
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victor tango - Merchant Navy Day isn't an ancient tradition, it only began in 2000.
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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 20:23
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I'd never heard of Merchant Navy Day either,one supects summat thought up by some city spivs to make money as per,we never heard a peep when our entire Merchant Navy disappeared in about a decade,we heard nowt about the Merchant Navy's contribution during the war until recently, and suddenly they start building statues and memorials, so **** em all.
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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 20:27
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Evening / morning / afternoon (delete as appropriate) all.

A three year or so read in isn't happening so, what have I missed?

(edit - looks like I was in here 6 months or so ago so let's go with that...)
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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 20:29
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Not much TC, we have a few more wrinkles is all, welcome back.
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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 20:36
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Finger pickin' good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P03xvBdZZRI
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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 21:52
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Playing a Cavaille-Cole organ with minimal registration aids is hard work, watch Daniel Roth & his two assistants hard at work in this fiendishly difficult piece by Liszt.
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Old 4th Sep 2015, 02:36
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Heyyyyyy!! It's the timmcat! Here, have a saucer of milk and some tuna. Good to see you back here.
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Old 4th Sep 2015, 05:09
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FRIDAY !!
Marvellous.

Scattered clouds, good vis. About says it as it is.
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Old 4th Sep 2015, 06:12
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Good morning all. Solid 5.5 hours, not arguing with that.

Indifferent outside, think it might rain though.
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Old 4th Sep 2015, 06:32
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Morning peeps,a miserable dawn has ere, dawned here,least it's not actually raining at the mo.
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Old 4th Sep 2015, 08:40
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Morning folks. A bit overcast but her of the warm fronts seemed to indicate that the weekend will not be too bad. However, Monday looks a different story and I need to be prepared to get wet down on me canal.
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