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by GordonvaleClaret
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The greatest year of the 20th C
Replies: 20
Views: 850

Re: The greatest year of the 20th C

1st 1966
2nd 1945
3rd 1918
by GordonvaleClaret
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cordless Grass Mower
Replies: 51
Views: 2667

Re: Cordless Grass Mower

Do you drain the tank before storing as the petrol goes stale over time? I run mine till the tank is empty then fill with fresh petrol in the spring and it always starts first or second pull. Using high octane (98 ish) gets round the going stale problem. I use a self-propelled mower, so no effort t...
by GordonvaleClaret
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: National Botanic Garden of Wales
Replies: 11
Views: 446

Re: National Botanic Garden of Wales

Who leeked that story?
by GordonvaleClaret
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 'Two thirds of Britons want faster action on climate'
Replies: 105
Views: 2219

Re: 'Two thirds of Britons want faster action on climate'

One or two who post on here could benefit the whole of mankind by cutting out their personal carbon dioxide emissions.
by GordonvaleClaret
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 'Rooney rule' adopted by the EFL
Replies: 50
Views: 2177

Re: 'Rooney rule' adopted by the EFL

Surely they must also reference religion and gender otherwise it's just unacceptably biased.
by GordonvaleClaret
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SPAM
Replies: 28
Views: 1110

Re: SPAM

Over here we just get one variety- SPAM in a can. As I'm sure our US-based Clarets will confirm, they can choose from loads of different varieties with things added. The SPAM fritter is a British thing. In the museum's international section, that's shown as the British speciality that nobody else d...
by GordonvaleClaret
Fri May 31, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last top flight footballer to play in Cricket World Cup?
Replies: 45
Views: 1393

Re: Last top flight footballer to play in Cricket World Cup?

Burnley born Vic Pollard. Best known for his cricket, also played football for New Zealand.
by GordonvaleClaret
Thu May 30, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Preston sayings
Replies: 35
Views: 2344

Re: Preston sayings

What goes up, comes down. What goes down, stays down.
by GordonvaleClaret
Tue May 28, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New pans - any advice
Replies: 59
Views: 3340

Re: New pans - any advice

ClaretTony wrote:I think had the old pans been of use I'd still have been looking for new ones to be honest. The ones I have are old but have served me well over the years.


We eat off plates at our house.
by GordonvaleClaret
Tue May 28, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nelson
Replies: 84
Views: 5549

Re: Nelson

Prior to being renamed Gordonvale in 1913, the town was called Nelson. I was born in Nelson.
by GordonvaleClaret
Sat May 11, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Danny Baker sacked
Replies: 182
Views: 7587

Re: Danny Baker sacked

I reckon it looks like a young Winston Churchill.
by GordonvaleClaret
Sat May 04, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Puma
Replies: 13
Views: 2148

Re: Puma

It's time we gave Bukta a go.
by GordonvaleClaret
Fri May 03, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prize Money
Replies: 34
Views: 2973

Re: Prize Money

Steve1956 wrote:Still not right though is it,the winners not receiving the most money.


Well then! What more proof does one need to realise the game isn't all about the money?
by GordonvaleClaret
Thu May 02, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What era did you grow up in...
Replies: 50
Views: 1572

Re: What era did you grow up in...

I forget.
by GordonvaleClaret
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: I'm not sure I can cope
Replies: 16
Views: 1944

Re: I'm not sure I can cope

He once called me "the most stupid poster on this board" or something similar.
His judgement is usually spot on.
by GordonvaleClaret
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley deciding the title
Replies: 19
Views: 1816

Re: Burnley deciding the title

We denied them 4 in 68/69 though. I'm sure you remember!
by GordonvaleClaret
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best stand name
Replies: 19
Views: 1057

Re: Best stand name

One Night
by GordonvaleClaret
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Born here but not allowed to live here
Replies: 45
Views: 2191

Re: Born here but not allowed to live here

On the other side of the coin, there's a baby due to be born in the UK, who will be forced to be a US citizen even though he/she will be 7th or thereabouts in line to our throne.
by GordonvaleClaret
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Grammar school
Replies: 35
Views: 1813

Re: Grammar school

@mdd2
I started there August '60, and Hewitt was head. Noel B Stokes took over later in the year.
by GordonvaleClaret
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley to get a Starbucks
Replies: 74
Views: 3355

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

They started up in Oz about 20 years years ago. Now they are "moving out" due to lack of customers.
by GordonvaleClaret
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Philippines
Replies: 60
Views: 1732

Re: Philippines

I'm currently in Manila, escaping the heat/humidity of Cairns at this time of the year. The other night, we got a cab home, distance on its GPS stated 1.61km to destination. That's 1 mile I thought to my clever self. Journey took 1 hour 10 minutes. As stated earlier, avoid Manila if possible. Consid...
by GordonvaleClaret
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best & most secure method for sending money to Philippines
Replies: 35
Views: 1672

Re: Best & most secure method for sending money to Philippines

My worse half is a Filipina. She sends a lot, a very lot, from Australia to the Philippines. Cheapest way is Moneygram and can be collected within an hour. Downside is you need to know a lot of id of the receiver such as address and passport (photo id doc) number. You simply tell them your transacti...
by GordonvaleClaret
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If the "big six " really did join a European league could we win the Prem ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1521

Re: If the "big six " really did join a European league could we win the Prem ?

fifa said all players involved in any breakwaway league would be banned from international football including world cup, added to that what teams supporters would seriously enjoy severing ties with the current league ? Thinking back to Kerry Packer's "World Series Cricket" which started u...
by GordonvaleClaret
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Usain Bolt
Replies: 18
Views: 1171

Re: Usain Bolt

Regardless of his on-field ability, his off-field contribution to the club and the league as a whole has been no less than magnificent.
by GordonvaleClaret
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Busby Babes at the Turf
Replies: 19
Views: 1436

Re: Busby Babes at the Turf

That's good.
by GordonvaleClaret
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A collection of England goalkeepers
Replies: 80
Views: 3612

Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Where was Tony Waiters that day?
by GordonvaleClaret
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jimmy McIlroy - Online Book of Condolence
Replies: 46
Views: 4795

Re: Jimmy McIlroy - Online Book of Condolence

I've got 3 memories of Mr McIlroy: * He would always leave the ground from the carpark on Brunshaw Rd. Spotting this from outside the players entrance, I would run, dressed in my elder brother's hand-me-downs, to catch up with him. He always "so mild mannerly" and "gracefully" si...
by GordonvaleClaret
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Favourite muppet phrase
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: Favourite muppet phrase

It's "cannot" or "can't" you Muppit.
by GordonvaleClaret
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: First Supermarkets in Burnley
Replies: 72
Views: 3580

Re: First Supermarkets in Burnley

Harrythomsonscap wrote:Wasn't there are Carlines down the side of the bus station


i'll second Carlines. Was by the bus stops on St James St near Palace and Wimpy Bar.
by GordonvaleClaret
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pension
Replies: 57
Views: 2702

Re: Pension

Hipper wrote:I got my state pension this year. As I was contracted out for twenty years or so I get £142 a week instead of £163, ............



I last worked/lived in the UK in 1978. I get a UK pension of £57.48 a week. This amount stays fixed until the clogs pop, no increases ever.
by GordonvaleClaret
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: eden hazard
Replies: 45
Views: 2832

Re: eden hazard

Is he any good at gardening?
by GordonvaleClaret
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: interesting facts - Istanbul Basaksehir
Replies: 39
Views: 2857

Re: interesting facts - Istanbul Basaksehir

How delightful
by GordonvaleClaret
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Not tempting fate
Replies: 15
Views: 2040

Re: Not tempting fate

Yep! Ger it booked.

Draw away - lose at home. That only ever happens once every 50 years or so.
by GordonvaleClaret
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Clarets take Hart
Replies: 77
Views: 3913

Re: ARTICLE: Clarets take Hart

Personally I'd feel safer with Joe Corrigan.
by GordonvaleClaret
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aiden O'Neill To Return To Australia (Central Coast Mariners)
Replies: 11
Views: 2829

Re: Aiden O'Neill To Return To Australia (Central Coast Mariners)

CCM are currently negotiating a trial with Usain Bolt
by GordonvaleClaret
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is there anything 'Aberdeen' related we've missed off?
Replies: 32
Views: 2586

Re: Is there anything 'Aberdeen' related we've missed off?

Apart from Blacklaw and Angus there's the "Aberdonian" train. Quite noteworthy when I was alive.
by GordonvaleClaret
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Scariest Moment in My Life
Replies: 16
Views: 3088

Re: The Scariest Moment in My Life

ontario claret wrote:Being approached by money changers at the central Budapest railway station. I thought for sure that I was going to die.


Wait 'til you sample my wife's cooking.
by GordonvaleClaret
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Paul Madeley RIP
Replies: 38
Views: 2753

Re: Paul Madeley RIP

Once met dave mckay at a sportsmans dinner. He must have been 75 then. I wouldnt have messed with him even at that age and with bad knees. I met Dave Mackay once. In the pub after the Irvine/Gilzean hattrick game at WHL. He didn't play that day and was firmly established in the pub not long after t...
by GordonvaleClaret
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.
Replies: 98
Views: 4402

Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

I wasn't alive then, but the reports of Bob Lord's diatribe against the "Jews at the BBC" doesn't really sit well, especially when the holocaust would have been so much fresher in the memory Back then in them good old days when I was a lad and proper plain English was spoken, the word &qu...
by GordonvaleClaret
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: France to lose WC final?
Replies: 23
Views: 1194

Re: France to lose WC final?

Croatia all the way - one united ethnic group.
by GordonvaleClaret
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trippier to granted the freedom of Bury!
Replies: 37
Views: 1976

Re: Trippier to granted the freedom of Bury!

Free chips at the Bell-Waldron then.
by GordonvaleClaret
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who's going to be the next Messi or Ronaldo?
Replies: 26
Views: 1065

Re: Who's going to be the next Messi or Ronaldo?

One of the Thai boys. Already got dive training.
by GordonvaleClaret
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Missed opportunity?
Replies: 32
Views: 840

Re: Missed opportunity?

As the saying goes "There's shight at the end of the chunnel, but we won't be playing them".
by GordonvaleClaret
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anybody remember this?
Replies: 7
Views: 988

Re: Anybody remember this?

My mum used to do 6-10pm at Platers & Stampers. I'm pretty sure she "made" trafficators.
by GordonvaleClaret
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Whatever happens now
Replies: 31
Views: 1674

Re: Whatever happens now

If I was a neutral, I'd be saying "England has nothing". As a keen wannawin fan I say "England hasn't got much". Today I feel as though my disappointment has been delayed for a few days.
by GordonvaleClaret
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steve Winwood.
Replies: 25
Views: 2529

Re: Steve Winwood.

Hope he's got his shoe mended.
by GordonvaleClaret
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Info re UK Exporters, please.
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Re: Info re UK Exporters, please.

Yes they have, BUT the variety of goods for sale in .au has been cut by about 80%.
by GordonvaleClaret
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Info re UK Exporters, please.
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Re: Info re UK Exporters, please.

Hopeful bounce.
by GordonvaleClaret
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: British (tradesmen?)
Replies: 29
Views: 1931

Re: British (tradesmen?)

........... but had some student type who's never Cooked cooking! .......... But not being able to make an edible sandwich fits into the same category. So a young lad (gender assumption) gets his bum out of bed to earn a bit of readies for himself. Well done that lad. He doesn't do a good job, so y...

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