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    Cricket

    Absolutely..the role of the openers is to see off the new ball and not expose 3-6 to it. Poor old Buttler has come in for quite a lot of criticism but more often or not he's come in at 100-5 and had to try to play a game that is perhaps not natural to him. Seem to recall back in the...
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    39 steps. Hitchcock film

    I would absolutely agree with that! A wonderful show, excellent acting and hilarious at times!
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    Failing Grayling Back In a Job (or not!) - Chairmanship of Commons Intelligence and Security Committee

    Was that Commander Crabtree? His speech was incomprehensible!
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    Weird train-related dreams

    Considering I am interested in Railways and a very vivid dreamer, the former very rarely appears in the latter! However, for the last three nights there has been a train related dream on each occasion. Firstly on Sunday night I dreamt that my partner had taken on a new job (she's a nurse so this...
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    George Floyd Death and the Wider Consequences

    I'm sorry but I haven't got the time or the will to spend ages on the forum arguing. DynamicSpirit is, I'm sure a very decent chap but like so many others he is using the same old trope that it's all' vague' 'questionable' 'anecdotal' 'rife in some right-wing groups' (not all?), 'rife 50 years...
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    George Floyd Death and the Wider Consequences

    Yorkie, I very much condemn the original act of eight minutes of extreme violence by a police officer on an innocent man. What has happened afterwards is an inevitable consequence of years of racism. Please don't let what has happened since that act of police brutality (and many other similar...
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    George Floyd Death and the Wider Consequences

    It's all very well supporting the principle, but would you actually do anything about it yourself? Racism in our society is rife , and middle class liberals occasionally wringing their hands about it has done very little to eradicate it. ...and I can't see anything in post #5 to worry about...
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    Is London becoming a problem again?

    yep, does sound callous! Exactly what the government wants....ignore the deaths!
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    Clapping for the NHS

    I wasn't actually trying to score any political points over this believe it or not. I'm no fan of the manner in which the Welsh Government has handled the NHS, tho' at least since the disastrous reforms of Edwina Hart (of which I had first-hand experience) they have stopped trying to reorganise...
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    Clapping for the NHS

    I'm pleased also that there are people on the forum with similar views to mine on this issue. As a former NHS Nurse with over 35 years experience and a partner who is still practising (and working extra to cover for staff who are off) we both feel that, while welcoming the support for the NHS in...
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    Some sanctimonious and judgemental individuals are shaming law abiding citizens

    If the person who confronted the health Worker about not being in uniform thought about it for a minute she might have a different view...my partner used to go to work (nurse) in uniform but quite rightly changes when she reaches the hospital and also changes before she comes home! Obvious really!
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    Prince Rupert

    Delved a little further and found that he went to St John's School, leaving in 1959. There is currently a St John's School close to the railway line between Accrington and Huncoat.
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    Prince Rupert

    I've just reacquainted myself with the names of the class, somehow I have always assumed that they were named after countries in the Empire with a few oddities thrown in, I can see now that my assumption was quite wide of the mark! Having only seen a handful of Jubilees in active service back in...
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    Prince Rupert

    Odd...I never considered it might be a Jubilee, (I think I imagined it was the nickname for a 'train' rather than a loco or engine). I can't recall ever hearing this Jubilee ame or else I wouldn't have posed the question. Yes, I'm sure that you are correct @Helvellyn and @70014IronDuke. The...
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    Prince Rupert

    As an avid fan of King Crimson, I have been reading the updated biography of the band and following up some tales on the DGM website. In 1970, for the recording of their third album 'Lizard', Jon Anderson of Yes was drafted in to record vocals on one track (Prince Rupert Awakes). In an online...
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    Help with identifying location!

    Trainspotters 1930's style! The Leatherhead School Railway Club (not sure of the correct title, I'm sure I have it somewhere but can't lay my hands on the information at the moment), probably taken in 1932 or early 1933 at the latest. My father is back row, extreme left. I recall that one of the...
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    Enforcement of the new rules on social distancing, unnecessary journeys etc.

    As I said, I still feel you're being incredibly generous to Jenrick! But we'll leave it there....
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    Enforcement of the new rules on social distancing, unnecessary journeys etc.

    Really? Are there 'essential supplies' that Jenrick's neighbours were unable to find locally? Were they available in Herefordshire but not in Shropshire? I do think that you are being incredibly generous to Jenrick.
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    Help with identifying location!

    Coming to the end of the photo's from Dad's Leatherhead days....even though I know the location of this one (Redhill, taken on the same day as the previous photo of the F1) it is interesting as the subject is now preserved at NRM York. Another Wainwright 4-4-0, class D, built in 1901 and so a...

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