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Hazel Grove Elections May 2015 / Re: A Grand Tour of the Political Parties
« Last post by Duke Fame on January 25, 2015, 07:48:42 AM »
Best not to feed the troll, tigerman.

As Dave is aware, he's lost the argument when he resorts to petty name calling.
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Hazel Grove Elections May 2015 / Re: A Grand Tour of the Political Parties
« Last post by tigerman on January 24, 2015, 05:46:53 PM »
 ;)
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Local Issues / Re: Horseriders attempt to destroy Chadkirk Chapel grounds
« Last post by Dave on January 24, 2015, 05:00:53 PM »
Henrietta, I apologise for my sweeping generalisation, your posts were indeed generally rational and fair, although even you fell in to the trap of using as an example of walkers' behaviour a one-off freak incident:
  Walkers should not rush up to horses waving their arms and shouting (I promise you, this happens)

I don't doubt that it has happened, but I've been walking the bridleways of the Goyt Valley for thirty years, and I have never seen such a thing.  Why on earth would anyone do that unless they were suffering from some form of mental illness?  In which case they need sympathy rather than criticism!   
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Well said Emmy Jane.  This thread is a bit sad, with its walkers and cyclists and horse-riders hurling accusations and counter accusations at one another, based on isolated and entirely untypical experiences, such as that of Marplerambler above.

I know the bridleways of this area very well - I walk my dog daily in the Goyt Valley and the surrounding area.  99% of the time there is no problem between the various different users of the bridleways - we all get on fine, and behave considerately towards one another. Occasionally there might be a cyclist or group of cyclists going a bit too fast, but most of them are sensible and considerate. We shouldn't tar everyone with the same brush, just because of a small minority of anti-social cyclists.
As the only horse-rider (apart from Emma Jane) around here, I am quite surprised to hear that I have been "hurling accusations and counter accusations ..... based on isolated and entirely untypical experiences" when I was trying to be quite rational and fair.
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Recommended Businesses & Services / Lathe & Plaster Ceiling Repair
« Last post by My login is Henrietta on January 24, 2015, 10:32:57 AM »
Recently had a leaking roof, resulting in part of my kitchen ceiling coming down. The roof's fixed but I now need someone to come and repair the hole (approx 2'6" x 2'6") in the lathe and plaster ceiling. I think I need a plasterer but not sure as it might involve a specialist.

Any recommendations?

I don't expect to get it done on the cheap but I am sick and tired of dealing with workmen who see a woman with white hair and think I'm a soft touch with no brains, for example the tree surgeons' quotes that varied between £250 and £700 to fell a small tree and the electrician's quote that was twice any other quote because he said my job involved extra "essential" work under building regs (it didn't - I checked - did he think I wouldn't?)

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Local Issues / Re: Horseriders attempt to destroy Chadkirk Chapel grounds
« Last post by Dave on January 24, 2015, 10:06:32 AM »
We live in an overpopulated country and the countryside is for the enjoyment of all.  We must be tolerant of each other.

Well said Emmy Jane.  This thread is a bit sad, with its walkers and cyclists and horse-riders hurling accusations and counter accusations at one another, based on isolated and entirely untypical experiences, such as that of Marplerambler above.

I know the bridleways of this area very well - I walk my dog daily in the Goyt Valley and the surrounding area.  99% of the time there is no problem between the various different users of the bridleways - we all get on fine, and behave considerately towards one another. Occasionally there might be a cyclist or group of cyclists going a bit too fast, but most of them are sensible and considerate. We shouldn't tar everyone with the same brush, just because of a small minority of anti-social cyclists.   
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Local Issues / Re: Horseriders attempt to destroy Chadkirk Chapel grounds
« Last post by marplerambler on January 23, 2015, 11:27:32 PM »
No mtber is purposely going to go out to kill or injure a rambler or horse rider, or any other user of the countryside.

During the summer I was walking down a steep descent, ears blocked up with wax and daydreaming when one of my friends quite suddenly began to drag me off the narrow public bridleway and a fraction of a second later a speeding mountain biker crashed hard into my right arm, sent me flying, nearly crashed but just about stayed on his bike, screamed seven letter word seven letter word (which I heard only too clearly despite the blocked ears) as he careered down the hill and his group of friends were behind and all sped past at high speed way too close to be able to brake had he come off his bike.

He had not set out to kill or injure a rambler. What he had not anticipated was that I did not hear him coming and he was going way too fast to brake. I very simply did not hear him shouting that we get out of the way and he made no attempt to break because he assumed that I would hear him.

We were both very fortunate not to suffer serious injury.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Marple website app
« Last post by amazon on January 23, 2015, 09:26:39 PM »
@Howard - the SMF site itself is a bit quiet on Tapatalk, but Tapatalk's own website shows a fairly recent version (December 2014) for SMF 2.0.x, if that helps?
https://tapatalk.com/activate_tapatalk.php?plugin=smf.

Mark uses Apple mac '
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Local Issues / Re: Tree down on The Hollins
« Last post by amazon on January 23, 2015, 09:23:51 PM »
Why did they leaf it so long, we've been pining for a replacement.

Stumped as to why it's taken a year. 

Anyway, thank yew SMBC.
                           YEW have to wait till a certain time of the year .That's my theory anyway
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Miscellaneous / Re: Marple website app
« Last post by Howard on January 23, 2015, 08:39:00 PM »
Thanks, @sgk, @admin will need to install the Tapatalk plugin and then, presumably, any Tapatalk app on smartphones will be able to read and write to the forum.
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