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by Richard
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Independence Day
Replies: 60
Views: 2630

Re: Independence Day

From the Guardian: "The British government will have to experience its “darkest hour” and stare into the abyss of a no-deal Brexit before it will cave in to Brussels demands, senior EU diplomats have predicted." Surely our 'darkest hour' was a lot longer than that during WWII when we fough...
by Richard
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Hobbies, Leisure and Sports
Topic: Pedal Bikes
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Pedal Bikes

Thanks seahermit!

I well remember the remnant frames of bikes left chained up in many London streets whilst the 'easy-meat' of the wheels have been carted off.
Sad really but why does the owner never return to claim the rest?
I will now take suitable precautions...
by Richard
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Hobbies, Leisure and Sports
Topic: Pedal Bikes
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Pedal Bikes

The old problem of how to secure a bike against theft is vexing.
Which part to put a chain through and what type of chain and lock, or is it the loop cabled device that is more effective?
Do I look for a place with railings to chain it to?
:?
by Richard
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Hobbies, Leisure and Sports
Topic: Pedal Bikes
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Pedal Bikes

Thanks for all the helpful advice seahermit,

I will take it easy at first, I believe there is a bike group who go along the Prom and on the Pier once a fortnight but this isn't generally allowed. Something involving fancy dress or luminous gear...

Richard
by Richard
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Hobbies, Leisure and Sports
Topic: Pedal Bikes
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Pedal Bikes

Just as I get a second-hand bike, my first bike in over 40 years, the 'Car Crazy' car and bike shop at 120 - 122 Queens Road, which used to service bikes and supply bikes and parts, has moved its operations off to Silverhill. The rest of the outfit will probably move eventually. I don't know if anyo...
by Richard
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: Eversfield Estate/Trust - Affordable housing
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: Eversfield Estate/Trust - Affordable housing

Hi KinchSam, I suspect it may be a lot easier to get free advice from a body such as 'Shelter' who may be able to point you in the right direction even if they have no local knowledge. Check the tenancy agreement to see what it says about how the rent can be increased. Tenants have rights and if the...
by Richard
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Baptism in the Sea
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: Baptism in the Sea

A number of people from Holy Trinity Church in Robertson Street were baptised in the sea at Hastings in July.

https://www.facebook.com/holytrinityhastings/
by Richard
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Independence Day
Replies: 60
Views: 2630

Re: Independence Day

I wish you the very best result possible from your eye-op seahermit.
Maybe the 'Brexit' challenge (the hard-winter that we are never prepared for) is just the stimulus we need to break free from being controlled by the ever-expanding ambitions of Germany and France.
by Richard
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Independence Day
Replies: 60
Views: 2630

Re: Independence Day

From 'NewStatesman' September 03/2018: 20 Conservative MP's – well in excess of the number needed to wipe out the government's parliamentary majority – have publicly turned against Theresa May's Chequers. Which leaves the United Kingdom in the same perilous position that it was in when parliament ro...
by Richard
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: Church of England School
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Church of England School

That seems to clinch it then.
National Schools were Anglican and whether or not the state had taken over around the period in question is the only grey area.

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