What Would You Do With £170M

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Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Postby Tangled Metal » 12 Oct 2019, 10:16pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Buy a town and call it.........................Don't Stop Here Or Go To Jail :P

Or buy a disused aerodrome and put a mine field around it :mrgreen:

Buy a town and call it Hell. Obviously somewhere in three overly built up south east. It really depresses me as I travel south until I get towards the southwest and the beautiful county of Devon.

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Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Postby Tangled Metal » 12 Oct 2019, 10:20pm

brynpoeth wrote:Buy Bowland, turn it into a forest like Brechfa

Buy Brechfa, cut a lot of trees down and turn it into a forest like the forest of Bowland.

PS if you don't understand the origins of the name Forest of Bowland then it's origins come from hunting ground. AIUI the origins of forest is as a hunting ground for hunting probably with hounds. For that it's best to be a mix if woods and open ground.

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Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Postby 100%JR » 12 Oct 2019, 11:32pm

cotterpins wrote:
100%JR wrote:I wouldn't tell anybody including my family or friends.I'd make sure my kids were OK but brothers/sister would never know.I have 40-odd cousins.They and all their offspring would soon come out of the woodwork and be my best "friend" :roll: .I'd move to a different area.Then nice house,preferably with land/woodland.Couple of Supercars(Lambo/Aston Martin/McClaren,couple of runaround cars(Range Rover,Bentley) couple of Superbikes,couple more bikes and a really nice custom VW T6.I'd buy three or four new rifles too.
I'd have a Holiday home in The Lake District,One in France and an Villa in Mallorca with bike(s) kept at each one.
I'd donate an annual sum to the two charities I support.I'd visit at least two new countries every year until I got bored.
£170m should see me through and if there was owt left when I pegged it I'd leave it to my kids.
I wouldn't even phone work to hand my notice in,I'd just never go again :lol:


How sad! The first thing I would do is make sure my whole family were looked after! Obviously, different times and generations give us all a different perspective on life!

Why sad?
I don’t see any of them!
As I said I have 40 cousins on my mums side alone.They each have three or four kids and most have grandkids!I’d end up “looking after “over 200 people I don’t know!
As for my brothers and sister I haven’t seen them in years.Been in my house 20 years and non of them have been so why would I look after them?
Nowt to do with different generations.My family is my wife and kids.The rest are just people I know.
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Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Postby Cugel » 13 Oct 2019, 9:37am

Tangled Metal wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Buy Bowland, turn it into a forest like Brechfa

Buy Brechfa, cut a lot of trees down and turn it into a forest like the forest of Bowland.

PS if you don't understand the origins of the name Forest of Bowland then it's origins come from hunting ground. AIUI the origins of forest is as a hunting ground for hunting probably with hounds. For that it's best to be a mix if woods and open ground.


The Welsh Government isn't selling. In fact, I detect a vague intent to get back lots of Welsh sod for the common good. Since I have come to believe that Enclosure Acts were an act of theft, I am heartily in favour. Perhaps another reason to vote for Plaid Cymru. :-)

To bolster my suspicions of private property laws gone-mad, I have just acquired an interesting history book: "Owning the Earth" by Andro Linklater. It examines the history of private property as a concept and practice evolving over the last couple of hundred years or so in The West, from a more general condition of common land arrangements. It also looks at alternatives to absolute private property in many other kinds of societies, now and in the past. There's also an exploration of the connections between the advent of absolute private property laws and our lovely modern capitalism, with all of its ultra-exploitation practice, largely enabled by the property laws.

Cugel, wanderer i' the woods.

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Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Postby Cugel » 13 Oct 2019, 9:46am

100%JR wrote:
cotterpins wrote:
100%JR wrote:I wouldn't tell anybody including my family or friends.I'd make sure my kids were OK but brothers/sister would never know.I have 40-odd cousins.They and all their offspring would soon come out of the woodwork and be my best "friend" :roll: .I'd move to a different area.Then nice house,preferably with land/woodland.Couple of Supercars(Lambo/Aston Martin/McClaren,couple of runaround cars(Range Rover,Bentley) couple of Superbikes,couple more bikes and a really nice custom VW T6.I'd buy three or four new rifles too.
I'd have a Holiday home in The Lake District,One in France and an Villa in Mallorca with bike(s) kept at each one.
I'd donate an annual sum to the two charities I support.I'd visit at least two new countries every year until I got bored.
£170m should see me through and if there was owt left when I pegged it I'd leave it to my kids.
I wouldn't even phone work to hand my notice in,I'd just never go again :lol:


How sad! The first thing I would do is make sure my whole family were looked after! Obviously, different times and generations give us all a different perspective on life!

Why sad?
I don’t see any of them!
As I said I have 40 cousins on my mums side alone.They each have three or four kids and most have grandkids!I’d end up “looking after “over 200 people I don’t know!
As for my brothers and sister I haven’t seen them in years.Been in my house 20 years and non of them have been so why would I look after them?
Nowt to do with different generations.My family is my wife and kids.The rest are just people I know.


In this you are like most but not all other mammalian species, not to mention those of the birds, insects and fishies. They forget their offs[ring, even, once grown. In truth, I too am slightly nonplussed by the habit in some families to go mad on the us&them demarcation, clinging to all the "us" no matter how awful some of the "us" are. Is it a basic genetic thing in humans, due to our status as the most herd-like mammal there is on the planet? Is it also in part a cultural habit that's stronger in some family traditions than others?

Me and t'ladywife both have distant relatives that are not such good people, in various ways. I confess to avoiding them like the plague, not least because they might become a social-sore upon my everyday life. Am I the bad one for shoving orf my genetic others? I confess to feeling the odd qualm when I hear news of yet another dire strait one has got into then look the other way. Yet I fear ending up in the same place, dragged down to the bottom with the creature I would try to rescue.

Cugel, probably just another self-centred little skinbag.

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Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Postby Mike Sales » 13 Oct 2019, 9:47am

Cugel wrote:
The Welsh Government isn't selling. In fact, I detect a vague intent to get back lots of Welsh sod for the common good. Since I have come to believe that Enclosure Acts were an act of theft, I am heartily in favour. Perhaps another reason to vote for Plaid Cymru. :-)

To bolster my suspicions of private property laws gone-mad, I have just acquired an interesting history book: "Owning the Earth" by Andro Linklater. It examines the history of private property as a concept and practice evolving over the last couple of hundred years or so in The West, from a more general condition of common land arrangements. It also looks at alternatives to absolute private property in many other kinds of societies, now and in the past. There's also an exploration of the connections between the advent of absolute private property laws and our lovely modern capitalism, with all of its ultra-exploitation practice, largely enabled by the property laws.

Cugel, wanderer i' the woods.



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Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Postby pete75 » 14 Oct 2019, 12:46pm

Tail End Charlie wrote:I'd buy a massive turnip.


Spendthrift - what's wrong with a big radish? :wink:

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Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Postby pete75 » 14 Oct 2019, 12:50pm

Tangled Metal wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Buy a town and call it.........................Don't Stop Here Or Go To Jail :P

Or buy a disused aerodrome and put a mine field around it :mrgreen:

Buy a town and call it Hell. Obviously somewhere in three overly built up south east. It really depresses me as I travel south until I get towards the southwest and the beautiful county of Devon.

You've watched High Plains Drifter too many times.....

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Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Postby mercalia » 14 Oct 2019, 1:06pm

pete75 wrote:
Tangled Metal wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Buy a town and call it.........................Don't Stop Here Or Go To Jail :P

Or buy a disused aerodrome and put a mine field around it :mrgreen:

Buy a town and call it Hell. Obviously somewhere in three overly built up south east. It really depresses me as I travel south until I get towards the southwest and the beautiful county of Devon.

You've watched High Plains Drifter too many times.....

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nah not very imaginative. buy a town and call it Sodom and Gomorrah

Well Sodom taken

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Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Postby kwackers » 14 Oct 2019, 1:26pm

mercalia wrote:nah not very imaginative. buy a town and call it Sodom and Gomorrah

I was looking out of the window when a bloke fell past and splatted on the pavement.

Later the police asked me if I knew why he'd killed himself, I told them it was because he had VD.
"How do you know that?" they asked.
I told them that as he shot past he shouted "I'm a gonorrhoea".

(Tenuous link I grant you)

In order to keep it on topic; if I won £170m I might put some money into research into STD's.

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Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Postby rjb » 14 Oct 2019, 1:35pm

What's that got to do with Standard Telephone Dialling.?
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Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Postby Mike Sales » 14 Oct 2019, 1:40pm

rjb wrote:What's that got to do with Standard Telephone Dialling.?


Or indeed Subscriber Trunk Dialling.

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Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Postby Tangled Metal » 14 Oct 2019, 2:31pm

mercalia wrote:nah not very imaginative. buy a town and call it Sodom and Gomorrah

You'd need two towns for that. Or buy two villages like upper and lower Wallop. But which would you call sodom and which gomorrah? Distasteful joke removed.

Hell is a town in mid Wales I once got told. I've never seen it on a map though. Anyone know where it is?

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Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Postby mercalia » 14 Oct 2019, 4:25pm

Tangled Metal wrote:
mercalia wrote:nah not very imaginative. buy a town and call it Sodom and Gomorrah

You'd need two towns for that. Or buy two villages like upper and lower Wallop. But which would you call sodom and which gomorrah? Distasteful joke removed.

Hell is a town in mid Wales I once got told. I've never seen it on a map though. Anyone know where it is?



Theres a Hell Corner near a place called Inkpen near 2 places called UpperGreen and Lower Green where the lower one is north of the upper one? :roll:

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NE of InkPen there is a place called Wergs Copse hmm shame there aaint a typo Wergs Corpse
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Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Postby Mike Sales » 14 Oct 2019, 4:32pm

mercalia wrote:

Theres a Hell Corner near a place called Inkpen near 2 places called UpperGreen and Lower Green where the lower one is north of the upper one? :roll:



The names must refer to altitude.

Two Welsh hills.
Glyder Fach (The small Glyder) is higher than Glyder Fawr (the big Glyder)!
Glyder Fawr looks bulkier.