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Derek R.

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Derek R. last won the day on October 5 2017

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  1. Like most people from previous generations, they took responsibility for their actions themselves, they decided what was healthy and safe - enough. As I still do today.
  2. Aah! My mistake. Thought we were on FULBOURNE.
  3. Green? Looks dark blue to me, same as the slide.
  4. Very nice. Did you seal the wood with something before painting Dave?
  5. Worked in the North East (North Shields) for several months and our boss hired some locals off the fishing. Really broad Geordie accents. Splinters were 'spickles', Sparrows were 'spuggies', ciggies were 'tabs'. Some of the guys were met by their wives after work. I'd seen prettier pit ponies. Tough didn't describe them. And woe betide you on a Saturday night round the pubs! Great people though.
  6. London born & bred, so pronounced as in shiver, liver, giver. Not as in skiver or Ivor (the Engine).
  7. Much of our regular patch from Berko to Watford (Aylesbury too). Lots of memories. I don't remember Croxley Mills still standing, just huge piles of rubble in the early eighties. Thanks for posting - nice to see the towpath tractors working.
  8. A sliver of something from my childhood was a very thin slice, maybe of beef or pork from the butchers bacon slicer. Could be a thin piece of metal for packing something out as well. Always interesting to hear regional variations - thanks Pluto. How about slab line?
  9. The Bridge looks good - and lit! I hate to see them used as drinks cabinets. Decent pot stand too.
  10. Oh! Luvverly stuff! The Belle portable was the range my Nan had in her back room (kitchen). This Pechenard came from France and I fitted in my shed in Herts. Sadly when we moved North it stayed there. The Larbert we bought in Camden and did eventually get installed in TYCHO
  11. Reminds me of the builders firm on Jolly Butchers Hill, Wood Green - Cakebread & Robey. Fictitious, but the lawyers firm of Soo, Grabbit & Runn. (Nothing to do with canals - strange times).
  12. Hugh's ability or inclination to maintain his boat was a weakness. Good at giving instructions though. His published works were OK, Shepperton Swan I believe was his company, or it may have been the company he used.
  13. The Braithwaite boats were built in 1914 (composite, iron sides wood bottom), which is why it could not have been one of them.
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