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Old July 15th 07, 02:21 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Old July 15th 07, 08:17 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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"Bill Wright" wrote in message
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/...lery_two.shtml




One of the places where local radio really does score. They were also
on the air 24/7 throughout giving (occasionally) some useful
information. BBC Radio York did similar a few years ago during - bad
snow I think it was.

One burning question - how much of the flooding in Catcliffe was
'natural' and how much of it was due to emptying Ulley reservoir?


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Old July 15th 07, 10:11 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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"harrogate3" wrote in message
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"Bill Wright" wrote in message
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/...lery_two.shtml




One of the places where local radio really does score. They were also
on the air 24/7 throughout giving (occasionally) some useful
information. BBC Radio York did similar a few years ago during - bad
snow I think it was.

One burning question - how much of the flooding in Catcliffe was
'natural' and how much of it was due to emptying Ulley reservoir?


Carcliffe flooded before they started pumping at Ulley, but I think the
pumping must have made it worse later on. It was justified though, because
if Ulley had gone it would have been no picnic.

Bill


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Old July 15th 07, 11:28 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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In article , Bill Wright
writes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/...ng_june_07_gal
lery_two.shtml



That link worked...

And It's going to happen again I reckon, and what, short of digging a
massive drainage canal, are they going to do about it seeing that area
is the natural drain for all that higher rocky ground and its not as if
that area is much above sea level itself.....
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Old July 15th 07, 10:37 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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"Bill Wright" wrote in message
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/...lery_two.shtml


I'll tell you an old-fashioned story
That Grandfather used to relate,
Of a joiner and building contractor;
'Is name, it were Sam Oglethwaite.

In a shop on the banks of the Irwell,
Old Sam used to follow 'is trade,
In a place you'll have 'eard of, called Bury;
You know, where black puddings is made.

One day, Sam were filling a knot 'ole
Wi' putty, when in thro' the door
Came an old feller fair wreathed wi' whiskers;
T'ould chap said 'Good morning, I'm Noah.'

Sam asked Noah what was 'is business,
And t'ould chap went on to remark,
That not liking the look of the weather,
'E were thinking of building an Ark.

'E'd gotten the wood for the bulwarks,
And all t'other shipbuilding junk,
And wanted some nice Bird's Eye Maple
To panel the side of 'is bunk.

Now Maple were Sam's Monopoly;
That means it were all 'is to cut,
And nobody else 'adn't got none;
So 'e asked Noah three ha'pence a foot.

'A ha'penny too much,' replied Noah
'A Penny a foot's more the mark;
A penny a foot, and when t'rain comes,
I'll give you a ride in me Ark.'

But neither would budge in the bargain;
The whole daft thing were kind of a jam,
So Sam put 'is tongue out at Noah,
And Noah made Long Bacon* at Sam

In wrath and ill-feeling they parted,
Not knowing when they'd meet again,
And Sam had forgot all about it,
'Til one day it started to rain.

It rained and it rained for a fortni't,
And flooded the 'ole countryside.
It rained and it kept' on raining,
'Til the Irwell were fifty mile wide.

The 'ouses were soon under water,
And folks to the roof 'ad to climb.
They said 'twas the rottenest summer
That Bury 'ad 'ad for some time.

The rain showed no sign of abating,
And water rose hour by hour,
'Til the only dry land were at Blackpool,
And that were on top of the Tower.

So Sam started swimming to Blackpool;
It took 'im best part of a week.
'Is clothes were wet through when 'e got there,
And 'is boots were beginning to leak.

'E stood to 'is watch-chain in water,
On Tower top, just before dark,
When who should come sailing towards 'im
But old Noah, steering 'is Ark.

They stared at each other in silence,
'Til Ark were alongside, all but,
Then Noah said: 'What price yer Maple?'
Sam answered 'Three ha'pence a foot.'

Noah said 'Nay; I'll make thee an offer,
The same as I did t'other day.
A penny a foot and a free ride.
Now, come on, lad, what does tha say?'

'Three ha'pence a foot,' came the answer.
So Noah 'is sail 'ad to hoist,
And sailed off again in a dudgeon,
While Sam stood determined, but moist.

Noah cruised around, flying 'is pigeons,
'Til fortieth day of the wet,
And on 'is way back, passing Blackpool,
'E saw old Sam standing there yet.

'Is chin just stuck out of the water;
A comical figure 'e cut,
Noah said: 'Now what's the price of yer Maple?'
Sam answered: 'Three ha'pence a foot.'

Said Noah: 'Ye'd best take my offer;
It's last time I'll be hereabout;
And if water comes half an inch higher,
I'll happen get Maple for nowt.'

'Three ha'pence a foot it'll cost yer,
And as fer me,' Sam said, 'don't fret.
The sky's took a turn since this morning;
I think it'll brighten up yet.'

{Marriott Edgar]


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Old July 15th 07, 11:57 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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"kim" wrote in message
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"Bill Wright" wrote in message
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/...lery_two.shtml

But neither would budge in the bargain;
The whole daft thing were kind of a jam,
So Sam put 'is tongue out at Noah,
And Noah made Long Bacon* at Sam



And long bacon is?

Bill

I know but others might not.


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Old July 16th 07, 01:35 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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"Bill Wright" wrote in message
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"kim" wrote in message
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"Bill Wright" wrote in message
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/...lery_two.shtml

But neither would budge in the bargain;
The whole daft thing were kind of a jam,
So Sam put 'is tongue out at Noah,
And Noah made Long Bacon* at Sam



And long bacon is?


"Long bacon" is a mocking gesture made by putting thumb to nose and
extending the hand
so the palm is in line with the nose, then putting the thumb of the other
hand to the little
finger of the nosed hand, hands keeping in line, then wiggling the fingers.

(kim)


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Old July 16th 07, 07:54 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On 16/07/2007 02:35, kim wrote:

"Long bacon" is a mocking gesture ... then wiggling the fingers.


Yes, but why?.
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Old July 16th 07, 04:03 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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kim wrote:

"Bill Wright" wrote in message
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/...lery_two.shtml



Three ha'pence a foot

I'll tell you an old-fashioned story
That Grandfather used to relate,
Of a joiner and building contractor;
'Is name, it were Sam Oglethwaite.


Said Noah: 'Ye'd best take my offer;
It's last time I'll be hereabout;
And if water comes half an inch higher,
I'll happen get Maple for nowt.'

'Three ha'pence a foot it'll cost yer,
And as fer me,' Sam said, 'don't fret.
The sky's took a turn since this morning;
I think it'll brighten up yet.'

{Marriott Edgar]


Mike Harding added another verse

"Nay, lad, thou art wrong," said Noah,
"It'll rain a lot more, I'll be bound.
Come on, lad! Sell us your Maple!"
"Bugger off!" said Sam, and then drowned.
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Phil Cook looking north over the park to the "Westminster Gasworks"
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Old July 16th 07, 11:52 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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"Andy Burns" wrote in message
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On 16/07/2007 02:35, kim wrote:

"Long bacon" is a mocking gesture ... then wiggling the fingers.


Yes, but why?.


Not to be confused with "Long Pig" of course,
which alludes to something quite different.

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