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by al_yrpal
22 Apr 2019, 11:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5176

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Last time I replaced the boiler many years ago I looked at fitting a ground source heat pump. But as the maximum water temperature that could be achieved was 55 degrees C it would have meant replacing every radiator and digging up most of the garden, my wifes pride and joy. So, I didnt do it, just g...
by al_yrpal
22 Apr 2019, 7:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Face of the Tory Welfare State
Replies: 18
Views: 369

Re: The Face of the Tory Welfare State

Yes...its all the wicked Tories fault. The poor chap had formerly been self employed and didnt know how to claim the benefits he was so obviously entitled to, and, the DWP obviously got it seriously wrong. Very sad story, RIP. Yes it is very sad and it is the fault of the wicked Tories,social care ...
by al_yrpal
22 Apr 2019, 6:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5176

Re: Extinction Rebellion

In nearby Henley on Thames they reckon theres a road vehicle pollution problem. And in Sonning on Thames at the single track lights controlled Thames Bridge right by Clooneys house theres a problem too. Its not only in cities, anywhere stationary vehicles are idling at lights and spitting out fumes....
by al_yrpal
22 Apr 2019, 5:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talk of old vehicles
Replies: 20
Views: 296

Re: Talk of old vehicles

Standard Flying 9 Ford 8 Citroen Light 15 Ford Prefect Ford Popular (called Donald) Morris Minor 1000 Hillman Minx Austin A55 Vauxhall Viva (company from now on..) Ford Cortina mk III Ford Cortina mk IV Ford Cortina Ghia Austin Maxi x 2 Ford Cortina Mk IV Ford Sierra blob MG Montego MG Montego Estat...
by al_yrpal
22 Apr 2019, 2:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357725

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Dame Edna might do a better job...Possums

Al
by al_yrpal
22 Apr 2019, 2:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Face of the Tory Welfare State
Replies: 18
Views: 369

Re: The Face of the Tory Welfare State

Al will be along in a minute to point out if he'd been financially astute he could have saved for the hard times. Indeed. All the poor chap needed to do was open a bank account.... NO - wait! :evil: Yes...its all the wicked Tories fault. The poor chap had formerly been self employed and didnt know ...
by al_yrpal
22 Apr 2019, 12:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357725

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Yes, mismanagement played a part, in that case it was crooked owners remote from us in London not local management. Although our shop steward an avowed Communist that caused lots of problems through sheer bloodymindidness. If you lived through the strife of the 70s you couldnt deny that it was rabbl...
by al_yrpal
22 Apr 2019, 10:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talk of old vehicles
Replies: 20
Views: 296

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Gull wings...very practical in car parks! Beetles...cant see the attraction myself, like travelling in a cement mixer, Air Cooled Splitties...rare and expensive now, better with a Suburu under the floor, Trabbies...you must be joking!, ...Porsche...have at least have a reputation. I had an E Class e...
by al_yrpal
21 Apr 2019, 6:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Notre Dame....
Replies: 63
Views: 974

Re: Notre Dame....

Done one green oak building and plan starting another much bigger one this autumn. Perhaps I will be receiving a phone call from our gaulic pals!

Al
by al_yrpal
21 Apr 2019, 10:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357725

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

divisions competing against each other but with cars using completely different engines/floorpans etc. Jaguar vs Rover vs Triumph in the luxury sector and the smaller Triumph cars vs the 1100/1300 series. Then there was the Triumph Stag not using the proven Rover V8 but developing its own (much les...
by al_yrpal
20 Apr 2019, 11:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Does Wales have the steepest street?
Replies: 46
Views: 2114

Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Its not the steepest but its the best name street in Britain, Skiddery Hill in Lostwithiel Cornwall.

Al
by al_yrpal
20 Apr 2019, 10:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357725

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Yes Pete, I should have said single model, not marque. German quality is great but devoid of character, I had a series of Mercs, they make great taxis :lol: Most surviving Stags now have the V8, and those that dont want a V8. Rover engined models are worth much less. If you have a Rover engine, it l...
by al_yrpal
19 Apr 2019, 10:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357725

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Well Pete I was working in manufacturing at that time and I would say that the Unions did a lot of damage. The main damage they did was that they distracted you from what was important, improving quality and driving up productivity. And Keith Joseph and Thatcher wiped out many businesses via crippli...
by al_yrpal
19 Apr 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Single Use Plastics
Replies: 26
Views: 533

Re: Single Use Plastics

Just pegged out the washing with wooden pegs we have had for donkeys years and still going strong. You dont see Romany door knockers with pegs these days, or knife grinders, or Johny Onion, Avon ladies, Mormons, Jehovas Witnesses, Corona man, shrimps and prawns etc. Lack of enterprise these days.......
by al_yrpal
19 Apr 2019, 11:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5176

Re: Extinction Rebellion

IRC,I found three articles on government grants for energy:- https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/08/solar-installation-in-british-homes-falls-by-three-quarters-after-subsidy-cuts https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/solar-energy-uk-government-accused-trying-to-kill-off-climate-cha...