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How does this measure up to your expectations? Only up the road from the B&B and the reviews look great, even if the place has been renamed since the picture was taken?

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserR ... gland.html
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How does this measure up to your expectations? Only up the road from the B&B and the reviews look great, even if the place has been renamed since the picture was taken?
Great, it'll be the icing on the cake when I tell them my order in my best Northumbrian/Tyneside/Durham/ and a slight hint of Scottish voice, if I get a "you what Love?" from the lady or gentleman behind the counter. :-D You might get one yourself Mick. Its like the changing liveries of the buses (well used to be ), I love the different accents as you move round the country, and the different phrases and words used. A tea-cake in a Yorkshire fishery is always and obviously a bread roll/bun not the thing with currants in you have toasted with butter with a cup of tea.

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Having mapped out the area our proposal is tea and cake at Sids, then cycle to B&B for 7.30 and offload bikes. Stroll to chippy and eat in the park, then cab to the pub for 9ish. I'll go and look at the sweets in a mo but am I right in thinking they used to make those tiny little loveheart like but smaller sweets too? :-D
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The small sweets I was thinking of were Raindrops! I can see why I missed that factory in my browsing because it is not too far from the Museum that doesn't exist after all!! It is amazing how many modern companys started from a market stall in London many moons ago! :-D

While on the subject of trip questions here is Day 2 Question Number 3: What product could American Soldiers find easily in Slaithwaite?

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Well I am in the process of parking up the bike and laying my Bowler down at Sid's Cafe at Holmfirth.

I have picked this fascinating article up which I will peruse at my leisure.

https://www.stocksbridgehs.co.uk/the-ol ... tersbrook/

We have come over from Derbyshire to Yorkshire, again I raced through Glossop...funny sort of name and thats where I picked up some guff about salt roads, old pictures of the dog and partridge...nice name again. To be honest I'm not sure where I have been, so I need to have a read about it :-D

I am going for a pot of tea and a toasted teacake the one with the currants in to start!

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Bibs waiting outside while I order to keep the table see you in a min!! :-D
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I was going to entertain you with my levitating bowler....
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Bit of music ...has to be lovely tune...er singing not so lovely. If you can stand it...Sid himself does appear in the Cafe.



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I was going to entertain you with my levitating bowler....

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I cannot see James Anderson levitating anywhere in that picture! :D

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
19 May 2020, 16:59
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
19 May 2020, 16:52
I was going to entertain you with my levitating bowler....

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I cannot see James Anderson levitating anywhere in that picture! :D
It would have to be Fiery Fred round these parts James but a bit of devine intervention would be needed :-D

Feel free to join in James, just look at the entertainment laid on for tonight, and being virtual no constraints even if tomorrow is a work day. Come and have some fish and chips and beer up in Yorkshire :-D

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Because of a change in the company working days (we are not currently working on Sundays, as there is only one client who is trading then) my days off are Sunday and Wednesday. I will try and join in anyway.

Would that Fiery Fred be Fred Dibnah with his flat cap, Land Rover and steam engine, perchance?

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Come on James come and join us:
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I feel a flurry of Quiz Questions coming up.

One on Micks Specialist Subject
Pennine Cycleway Quz Question Day 2 Number 4
What do residents of Slaithwaite (our entertainment capital for the evening) and Roger Moore have in Common?
One on Holmfirth and Last of the Summerwine
Pennine Cycleway Quz Question Day 2 Number 5
How many Character names can you list from Last of the Summer Wine any series. Pair them with the correct Actors name for double points?
One on communications Masts
Pennine Cycleway Quz Question Day 2 Number 6
Name the two communications masts, which if you were tall enough you could see from Holmfirth?
Wow...thats imprecise :-D Never mind I have two names on the card what are they?
Mick I will have a go at your number 3 in a mo!

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
19 May 2020, 17:10
Because of a change in the company working days (we are not currently working on Sundays, as there is only one client who is trading then) my days off are Sunday and Wednesday. I will try and join in anyway.

Would that Fiery Fred be Fred Dibnah with his flat cap, Land Rover and steam engine, perchance?
James Anderson/Fred Dibnah both men of the Red rose County James, Fiery Fred....Fred Trueman Yorkshire and England! :-D

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My initial thoughts for questions 4-6 (TOH) are:
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Q4 Roger Moore played James Bond in Moonraker which is the nickname given to Slaithwaite locals (read that bit during researching our B&B)

Q5 Norman Clegg Peter Sallis
Foggy Brian Wilde
Compo Bill Owen
Stephen Lewis
Frank Thornton
Nora Batty Kathy Staff
Antiques lady Thora Herd
Barry
Barry's fionce
Walter
Walter's Wife
Walter's Tart
Sid
Sid's wife
Farmer/Mechanic

Q6 Not fair to put my answer here as I worked on them both during the ICI radio system project for the trans pennine pipeline and hence have a considerable advantage! :-D