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Memories of Newbury / Newbury lock antique shop
« Last post by Catweazel on April 25, 2019, 07:32:52 pm »
I was wondering if anyone remembers an old antique shop that was situated in the covered 'arcade' that ran from the lock at Bridge Street and exited by the old Tudor Cafe?
I can recall passing by it whenever I used to walk that way with my mother in the 1950s. We used to put a penny in a cage that had a mechanical bird in it whenever we passed by. I have seen an old photo showing a sign saying 'antiques' by the exit near the cafe but that's all . Would love to have a name or any other memories of the shop as I have fond memories of it.
Thank you
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Got something to say? / Re: School Pupils turned in political 'weapons' ?
« Last post by Old Goat on April 24, 2019, 06:53:24 pm »
I suppose it would be rather too much to ask that these students demonstrated a little closer to home?  Perhaps outside the school gates trying to persuade parents to walk their kids to school, or say having a litter blitz bagging up the litter which is strewn about the vicinity, or demanding the elimination of the food waste coming from primary school 'free dinners' which kids can't stomach and so forth.  No, a nice jolly to London is so much nicer - almost an extra bank holiday.
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Got something to say? / Re: School Pupils turned in political 'weapons' ?
« Last post by Number 6 on April 21, 2019, 09:36:23 pm »
It is clear that this is now on an escalating trajectory. If allowed to continue it will not be pleasant. The powers that be need to wake up to the manipulation of our young people.


https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/27108/third-climate-protest-strikes-newbury.html
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Got something to say? / Re: School Pupils turned in political 'weapons' ?
« Last post by Number 6 on April 18, 2019, 08:51:58 am »
Indeed and its clear from the article below that they are still on their happy pills . Should the Lb Dems or even Labour by any chance unseat them would either hold a full and public audit of what's taken place over the past several years of mismanagement ? No, I thought not. They would not want to queer the pitch for themselves in power would they ? A curse on them all.

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/home/27083/conservative-party-launch-manifesto-ahead-of-local-elections.html
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Got something to say? / Re: School Pupils turned in political 'weapons' ?
« Last post by Old Goat on April 17, 2019, 11:34:57 am »
Difficult to disagree with that!

It's quite sad really, because a good few good causes get hi-hacked by hard line political activists who then can, in their eyes at least, legitimise their own dogmas. So Trendy Wendy, Dim Tim, Mes Muddlehead et.al. can bring a bit of colour to their lives.  Excaserbated by our national dearth of good and effective leaders and dare I say, by the sole political focus on Brexit.  I dread to think what else has 'slipped the net' because of this.  Summing up, our politicians have stopped listening.

Locally, we have a wonderful example of why these frustrations are exploding.  Our Chief Executive makes snide comments about West Berkshire people failing to give up their cars, then just a few months later his Council presides over significant reductions to public transport bus services. 

Reap what we sow, and I'd put money on the result of the upcoming elections, the old gang will be back, light or dark blue.
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Got something to say? / Re: School Pupils turned in political 'weapons' ?
« Last post by Number 6 on April 15, 2019, 05:44:42 pm »
It looks like I was right about the intentions behind involving school children. Tomorrows anarchists being recruited today whilst officialdom stands idly by ? Our so called leaders are asleep at the wheel. Shameful.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47935416
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Got something to say? / Re: Wasting taxpayers money
« Last post by Number 6 on March 25, 2019, 09:55:29 am »
Incapable of running their own organisation can we expect good answers from our WBC scoundrels ? Their only answer - tax more !

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/home/26895/district-council-challenged-over-climate-change-and-brexit.html
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Got something to say? / Re: Child abuse in schools
« Last post by Old Goat on March 24, 2019, 08:19:06 am »
Sorry, I believe one of our big problems today is that we have let our schools become an unqualified and misdirected arm of Social Services. 
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Got something to say? / Re: Wasting taxpayers money
« Last post by Old Goat on March 24, 2019, 08:15:54 am »
Simply unbelievable, words fail me. 

The bit I also have massive difficulties with is that our present Councillors, who have heard their CEO, give lame excuses time and again, for basic but serious clerical failures, yet say nothing, let alone impose any discipline. 

N.B. An election is in sight, has the CEO checked that the staff involved can count?

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Got something to say? / Re: Wasting taxpayers money
« Last post by Number 6 on March 20, 2019, 03:34:27 pm »
Oh dear. Now in commerce and industry heads at the top would definitely roll in very short order (or at least they used to in the days where accountability ruled) but I suspect other than some wringing of hands at the fact that their incompetence has been highlighted no further action will be taken. WBC has descended to the status of a Brian Rix farce.

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/home/26857/2-9m-adult-social-care-overspend-following-series-of-unfortunate-errors.html
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