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by Cunobelin
15 Oct 2019, 7:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 66
Views: 1052

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

How many people live in Scotland and are actually Scottish? 4million max, and most of them live in the central belt. You may have a point about the central belt. In the 2014 referendum it was only in parts of the central belt and Dundee where there was a majority for independence. http://www.maps.m...
by Cunobelin
15 Oct 2019, 7:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 66
Views: 1052

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Scotland's main trading partner is and probably always will be England, but when all is said and done the status of Scotland must be one that Scots accept. We cannot keep Scotland in a union if the people of Scotland do not want it. That would not be right. Yet we are dragging them out out of the E...
by Cunobelin
6 Oct 2019, 11:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2103

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

2017 Driving without insurance Finland 1 Saudi Arabia 1 Driving without insurance (and not in accordance with a licence) Sierra Leone 1 Driving under the influence of alcohol Austria 1 Commonwealth Secretariat 1 Possession of a firearm with intent to injure Cambodia 1 Blackmail Egypt 1 Sexual assau...
by Cunobelin
6 Oct 2019, 10:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2103

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

I remember that there were literally thousands of unpaid motoring fines

The United States owes over £ 8,000,000 in parking alone!

The total owed altogether approaches some £100,000,000

Imagine what we could do with that
by Cunobelin
6 Oct 2019, 9:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 77
Views: 4855

Re: Churches - interesting

Also if you look at corbels, the faces are often dependent on the individual If you were in favour, then a sculpture was accurate, if you were out of favour, it would often be a caricature, some represented local life, and some were downright political https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=york+three+fa...
by Cunobelin
6 Oct 2019, 8:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 77
Views: 4855

Re: Churches - interesting

They a;so served defensive purposes. I have come across a few where the idea was that the locals would (in time of danger) seal themselves in the Church

There is on on the Scottish borders where wedding dresses are restricted in size due to the narrowness of the door
by Cunobelin
5 Oct 2019, 1:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 77
Views: 4855

Re: Churches - interesting

St Peter's in Titchfield has its own monster

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There is also the Wriothesley monument
by Cunobelin
5 Oct 2019, 1:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Go left Young man/woman ......go left.
Replies: 19
Views: 953

Re: Go left Young man/woman ......go left.

Remember a similar incident on a SKY Ride in Southampton, another blind corner, and at the head of the pile-up a small hold who in the indignant way that small children do stated "But Mum, you told me to stop!"
by Cunobelin
5 Oct 2019, 11:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19998
Views: 492734

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

As I understand it, if the EU were to grant an extension there would likely be some conditions attached (minor or major, who knows) e.g. to not disrupt the EU or to hold an election or a referendum or to make a decision or something. And the law requiring him to request an extension does not requir...
by Cunobelin
5 Oct 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 77
Views: 4855

Re: Churches - interesting

brynpoeth wrote:Plus One for organs, plusminus for organ music!
Some of it is so heavy and boring, not sure if it pleases the Lord
And some is stirring, comic, colourful, the organists use their feet too

And glockenspiel, +1

Any opinions about bells, change ringing?


Bells do not ap-peal
by Cunobelin
5 Oct 2019, 9:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 77
Views: 4855

Re: Churches - interesting

Luck also plays a part.

I was lucky enough to access the Charnel house at St Brides and the chained library at Wimborne Minster
by Cunobelin
5 Oct 2019, 8:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 77
Views: 4855

Re: Churches - interesting

My father was an organist and loved Church Organs

I always remember him trying to get permission at church to play theirs

He would then play some classic music like "Dambusters" to test out the organ

Amazing sounds
by Cunobelin
5 Oct 2019, 8:16am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article
Replies: 39
Views: 1446

Re: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article

Hi all, And what this cycling pedestrian would like others to know is that Drivers have not got a monopoly of road use, indeed they are there by conditional licence, obey laws. People who cycle on pavements should desist from doing so!In law it is even illegal for children to do so, but we must sur...
by Cunobelin
5 Oct 2019, 8:08am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article
Replies: 39
Views: 1446

Re: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article

Hi all, And what this cycling pedestrian would like others to know is that Drivers have not got a monopoly of road use, indeed they are there by conditional licence, obey laws. People who cycle on pavements should desist from doing so!In law it is even illegal for children to do so, but we must sur...
by Cunobelin
5 Oct 2019, 8:06am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article
Replies: 39
Views: 1446

Re: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article

I have an idea...

We could put them on cars first

Then if they achieve the aim and stop parking on the pavement, speeding, road rage etc we will know they will be effective and worthwhile fitting to cycles