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 on: Yesterday at 04:35:51 PM 
Started by admin - Last post by amazon
NBT be careful if you ride your bike on the pavement. "Cycling on footways (a path at the side of a carriageway) is prohibited by Section 72 of the Highway Act 1835, amended by Section 85(1) of the Local Government Act 1888. This is punishable by a fixed penalty notice of £30 under Section 51 and Schedule 3 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988." (Quote from the Bike Hub cycling site)

An acquaintance of ours was done for it a while back.



Does that include horses as well /

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 on: Yesterday at 12:59:43 PM 
Started by Loobylou - Last post by Loobylou
Sorry,

I posted that incomplete.

What I meant to say was that I took your advice and went to the reading. I was made very welcome, met the author, (an apparent gentleman) and bought two copies of his book which he signed.

I also had a very nice glass of white wine.   

I now plan to read it myself and for anyone that's interested, I will post a review when I have, although it is quite a thick book and it may take me some time. 

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 on: Yesterday at 12:44:51 PM 
Started by Loobylou - Last post by Loobylou
Thank you Simone,


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 on: Yesterday at 09:29:04 AM 
Started by Ally Pugh - Last post by Ally Pugh
An opportunity to try meditation.  Open to everyone.  A guided class with a talk and meditations at the Fire Station this evening - 7:30 - 8:30pm (£4/3).

The second week of a three week series on 'Understanding the Mind' - this evening concentrating on compassion.  Drop in.  No need to book.

For more info visit www.kmcmanchester.org/weekly-classes/evening/marple/

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 on: November 23, 2014, 08:18:30 PM 
Started by admin - Last post by My login is Henrietta
well, it's still open. A few weeks ago when it was first due to close I stopped on my commute and asked one of the workers what the work would entail. They're repointing the aqueduct, so they'll be building a large scaffolding structure that will overhang and hence block the path.

There's been more activity down there in the past few days, but still no sign of the pat closing. Yesterday morning I asked one of the workmen if he knew when it was going to close but he wasn't able to help. I'm just heaing down there each day and thinking "is this the day when I've got to turn back and head down to Compstall and up that bloody great big hill?" If it comes to that though I'll be riding up the pavement, I don't fancy crawling up that hill in the morning with all the drivers on the way to work
NBT be careful if you ride your bike on the pavement. "Cycling on footways (a path at the side of a carriageway) is prohibited by Section 72 of the Highway Act 1835, amended by Section 85(1) of the Local Government Act 1888. This is punishable by a fixed penalty notice of £30 under Section 51 and Schedule 3 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988." (Quote from the Bike Hub cycling site)

An acquaintance of ours was done for it a while back.

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 on: November 23, 2014, 08:14:56 PM 
Started by My login is Henrietta - Last post by Harry
i don't know about local pubs, as i don't frequent them, but a quick Google shows that Tesco sells Mackeson.

See http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=272308480


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 on: November 23, 2014, 08:03:46 PM 
Started by My login is Henrietta - Last post by My login is Henrietta
It's that time of year again and I'm about to embark on the Christmas pudding marathon. I always use Mackeson in the pudds as it's sweeter than the Guinness requested by the recipe and makes a better tasting pudding. My horse also gets a small can as a Christmas Day treat. (He doesn't like Guinness). I have scoured Marple and its environs and haven't been able to find any and the man in the off licence on the Hollins said he thinks "they" don't make it anymore. The internet says that Hydes brewery now make it but it isn't advertised or promoted.

My question is this. Does anyone know of a pub locally that stocks it? I've decided that this might be my best bet. I suspect I'd be better off with an old gentleman's-type of pub than a pub catering to the yoof market but I don't which of the local hostelries fall into this category.

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 on: November 23, 2014, 10:11:15 AM 
Started by admin - Last post by Dave
This is good news, and a much needed improvement to our very poor Sunday train service.  Let's hope it proves to be more than temporary.

Earlier this year, Northern Rail, the UK's worst and most heavily subsidised railway company, had its franchise extended until February 2016.  This despite the fact that it continues to run tiny, noisy, cramped, uncomfortable trains which are hopelessly overcrowded.   And to add insult to injury, having had their franchise safely extended, they then whacked up fares by stopping the use of off-peak tickets in the late afternoon and early evening,  even for passengers travelling in to Manchester.   

Coming home last night on the 22.45 from Piccadilly (standing room only, of course) someone was telling me that he had travelled in to town earlier on a four-carriage train on which only two carriages were in use.  And of course they too were standing room only.    So even where Northern do have sufficient carriages, it seems they can't be bothered to open them for passengers to use.  It's really poor customer service.  We deserve better. 

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 on: November 23, 2014, 04:54:53 AM 
Started by Loobylou - Last post by admin
A number of posts have been broken out from this thread and moved to the Off Topic section because they have little to do with the publication of this book.

Part of one post from SimoneS does, so I've quoted it below.

Back to your book, I do know a little about it, In fact I know somebody who is reading it as we speak. I also intend to read it myself but I probably won't be doing that until next week. Anyway I'll come back to you with something constructive at a later date.    

A Man of Insignificance is being officially launched at The Springfield Hotel, tomorrow afternoon. Attendance is by invite only but I'm sure if you happened to wander over there, somebody would sell you a copy, you may even be able to get it signed by the author, that would please your aunt. Oh yes, I agree it is a very interesting cover, very unusual.    

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 on: November 22, 2014, 09:55:10 AM 
Started by admin - Last post by admin
The WWI Timeline display in the park is featured in the latest edition of Stockport Heritage Magazine on sale now.

The mag also features 3 pages about Marple Hall that are illustrated with images from the Virtual History Tour plus many other interesting articles too.

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