The Pickled Egg Library

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myglaren wrote:
23 Nov 2017, 20:39
Re: the Alexa - ask it if GCHQ is listening.
Response can be worrying.


I will try that next time I visit Robyn! I'm curious now :)

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How are you getting on with "The Shepherd", Jim?

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
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How are you getting on with "The Shepherd", Jim?


Sadly, epic fail... It's fiction and as such it just does not work for me at all. Sorry :(

I tried...

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I had hoped that (despite it being fiction) there was enough factual information to make it workable. I will not tell you the 'punchline', in case anybody else has not yet read the book.

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All fiction has far too much tension and anxiety in it for me to be able to tolerate James...

I know that's the precise point of fiction and what normal people enjoy about it!

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Something for all the cyclists in the PE Library...
Haynes Publishing
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This is actually quite a good BoL...

I treated myself to a copy when I visited the Museum yesterday for the Breakfast Club meet...

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..A deposit for the PE Library of the story behind the renumbering of the Class 37 Locomotive built at the English Electric Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows to 37 558

Fascinating or what :!:

Well it is if you like Locomotives and Aeroplanes and British Engineering!

http://www.vulcantothesky.org/news/798/82/

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
04 Dec 2017, 16:08
Fascinating or what :!:



Just a bit :D What a wonderful thing to do... I love it and it's really made me pleased :)

The old Class 37 'Tractors' have been some really cracking workhorses... One of the classics of diesel traction...

Whilst still doing sterling commercial service they are also greatly loved by the preservationists too...

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This is one of the most moving books I've ever read...

It's about a soldier who develops early-onset Alzheimer's in his 30s and cycles around North America to raise funds for the Alzheimer's charity...

Read it if you possibly can... His back-story and how he copes with his terrible diagnosis - effectively a death sentence - is well, amazing...

You will not have dry eyes from beginning to end and at times you will be openly crying - often from laughter but also from the utter tragedy of a life cut down in its prime...

If you only ever read one book make sure it's this one...
Amazon UK
Amazon UK
This is Chris Graham, the subject of the book, with his bike...
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Dementiablog.org
I have personal experience of this terrible disease - it is the worst and most evil disease of all...

May a cure/treatment for it be found without delay.

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Stumbled across

Museum of Tradesman’s Delivery Bikes
Tradesmen’s Delivery Bikes, Butcher’s Bicycles, Baker’s Cycles, Carrier Bicycles, Cargo Bikes, Freight Bikes....


Via an old sixpence I-Spy Book from the 60's

Limited Appeal granted, but I enjoyed looking at the pictures!

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
06 Dec 2017, 19:47
Limited Appeal granted, but I enjoyed looking at the pictures!


Appeals to me Neil ;)

My dad ran Cyclemasters for years; I can remember them as a kid...

In fact, when I cleared mum and dad's house in 2005 I found a few small bits that were once on a Cyclemaster...

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Pictures of old LNER Locomotives...just so I can find it again if nothing else!
This gallery includes engines built or bought by the LNER between 1923 and 1948.

https://transportsofdelight.smugmug.com ... /i-pNgK7Wh

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Nice discovery by Gibbo...the food and drink of the Pickled Egg Library

http://forum.historiccoventry.co.uk/ar ... g-nos.pdf

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Meccano Magazine from 1916 to 1981, full copies and absolutley gorgeous colour covers from 1923

http://meccano.magazines.free.fr/covers.htm

I'll just pick a cover out at reandom to whet the appetite...

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Oh wow :D That cover is just magical Neil!