Thursday, 19 May 2016

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Blackpool musician gets scare of his life

For all the music fans of Johnny Walker!

He's not dead, yet, although finding this grave scared him a little.  No! Scared him a lot.

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 We calmed him with this!

A trip down memory lane and a stroll into history.  On location, the Lancashire village of Downham,  where "Whistle Down the Wind" was filmed before release in 1961.

Brexit The Movie


Monday, 2 May 2016

BLOWJANGLES street band in Clitheroe, Lancashire










Meet the BLOWJANGLES performing in Clitheroe on Saturday.  The shame is my sound recording on my cheap camera does not do them justice.
They call themselves a street band and bring a vibrant, all family friendly beat and foot tapping experience to even the most pernickity of music connoisseurs.
Despite the Arctic Weather, all the bands were great and I will definitely be returning next year.  It has put me in the mood to rethink Colne, later on in in Summer, if it ever arrives.  When small towns can put on such great events, it is to my chagrin that I have avoided them since Gt Uncle Norman lived in Church, all those years ago.
Well done, Lancashire and Clitheroe.


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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

James Baker DSO. Blackpool veteran. RIP

It is with sadness that I learned of the demise of James Baker.  He died within the last few hours in the care of the wonderful staff at Blesma.

No doubt St Peter will have the scribes rewriting QR&R's for Jim's satisfaction.

RIP.



Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Salesman of the year-Scotland

A fleeing Taliban, desperate for water, was plodding through the Afghan Desert when he saw something far off in the distance.
Hoping to find water, he hurried toward the shimmering oasis only to find a Scotsman sitting at a table under a large umbrella selling red and green tartan ties.
The Taliban asked, "Do you have water?"

The Scotsman replied, "There is no water, the well is dry. Would you like to buy a tie instead? They are only 5 pounds."
The Taliban shouted, "You idiot infidel! I do not need an over-priced tie. I need water! I should kill you, but I must find water first!"

"OK," said the Scotsman , "It does not matter that you do not want to buy a tie and that you hate me.
I will show you that I am bigger than that, and that I am a much better human being than you.

If you continue over that great hill to the east for about five miles, you will find a beautiful Oasis resort built on a spring with a huge swimming pool overflowing onto the desert sands belonging to my brother. It has all the ice cold water you need.. "

Cursing him, the Taliban staggered away over the hill.  Several hours later he staggered back, collapsed with dehydration & rasped...

"Your brother won't let me in without a tie!"


Just going out to buy one of these dogs

Musical interlude?

Scotland the Brave

AN ISRAELI DOCTOR SAYS:
"IN ISRAEL, MEDICINE IS SO ADVANCED THAT WE CUT OFF A MAN'S TESTICLES, PUT THEM ON ANOTHER MAN, AND IN 6 WEEKS, HE IS LOOKING FOR WORK."


THE GERMAN DOCTOR SAYS:
"THAT'S NOTHING, IN GERMANY WE TAKE PART OF A BRAIN, PUT IT IN ANOTHER MAN, AND IN 4 WEEKS HE IS LOOKING FOR WORK."


THE RUSSIAN DOCTOR SAYS:
"GENTLEMEN, WE TAKE HALF A HEART FROM A MAN, PUT IT IN ANOTHER MAN'S CHEST, AND IN 2 WEEKS HE IS LOOKING FOR WORK."


THE SCOTTISH DOCTOR LAUGHS:
"YOU ALL ARE BEHIND US. THIRTEEN MONTHS AGO, WE TOOK A WOMAN WITH NO BRAINS, NO HEART, AND NO BALLS AND MADE HER FIRST MINISTER OF SCOTLAND.

NOW, THE WHOLE OF SCOTLAND IS LOOKING FOR WORK!

Monday, 25 April 2016

Police and their duties in relation to bailiffs

I am not an expert in these matters, thus I rely on the written word for guidance.  The written word is useless if not supported by authority.  To that extent I reproduce this part of an observation of possible miscarriage of justice, directing it at all the councils and legal bodies that failed Andy Miller and use their powers in an intimidatory manner.


A comprehensive knowledge of traffic management regulations rather than legal qualifications is necessary and as such I am unaware of any requirement for local authority traffic managers to be legally qualified. Conversely I am unaware of any legal representatives having trained in traffic management regulations.  I should also advise that whilst the parking and minor traffic enforcement directions, rules and orders made by an administrative rather than a judicial court are carried out by bailiff companies and their self employed subordinates, the fact is that none of these people are legally qualified either and thus indicative that legal qualifications are not a requirement for traffic enforcement purposes.  

As such I will restrict my observations to parking and minor traffic enforcement regulations and rules wherever possible and having read papers sent to me by Mr Robertson, I see that this matter was woefully dealt with by both the bailiffs and the police, all of whom appeared to lack sufficient acquaintance with parking and minor traffic enforcement regulations to carry out a legal enforcement. Indeed the conduct of all is nothing short of shockingly bad. If ever there was an example of why the police should never be involved with assisting bailiffs in civil matters, this would be it. 

I attended a seminar, with fellow victims, necessitated by public angst and distress at Police/bailiff co-operation at a London Police venue. The Met Police called that meeting to guage...  What...is subjective! The head of the Mets Traffic Division stated "at least our actions hasn't resulted in death..."  This was instantly rounded on by Sheila Hancock who described the case of Robert Michael Miller to the Police.  Not even the seasoned professionals could hide their unease at what was told to them.  I asked only one question in the concluding talks.  "With this evidence you have just listened to, would you charge those involved with this death under the new law of Corporate Homicide?"
 

The lack of reply tells you all you need to know when authorities get out of their depth because of their lack of comprehension of legal procedure.