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by stivis
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: BBC Licence Fee
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: BBC Licence Fee

When satellite dishes came out , years ago..probably mid 80s...the old style that you had to tune in like a radio , you turned the dial.. anyway I knew a fellow who stayed in remote Dumfrieshire and he bought a full monty system, now he didn't have a license as the area was not able to receive a sig...
by stivis
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: BBC Licence Fee
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: BBC Licence Fee

I think the figure that Scotland paid into the BBC via the license was £360 million per annum , and the figure BBC spent in Scotland was struggling at around £80 million Quick Call Whatever Her Face Is, and then there is Susan Calman an alleged comedian ,as funny as a bicycle chain slipping . Father...
by stivis
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: BBC Licence Fee
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: BBC Licence Fee

You can legally avoid paying the BBC tax First up you can't watch live TV that more or less Live TV from any source You can download a program from say Netflix and you can legally watch it BBC and BBC iPlayer is a No No That is a Very Very Simplified guide If to go to the TV licence web page ,there ...
by stivis
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: What was the woman's name who used to go around Stevenston picking up lollipop sticks in the 60s /70s?
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: What was the woman's name who used to go around Stevenston picking up lollipop sticks in the 60s /70s?

The story I heard was the mother was in a wheelchair and they appeared at the Bar One/Vernon at the Station in Saltcoats,as they were going upstairs , 4 gents got around the wheelchair and lifted and carried the chair with mother up the stair, struggling and peching as they went. Once at the top the...
by stivis
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Stevenston - The bakery at the cross
Replies: 22
Views: 5658

Re: Stevenston - The bakery at the cross

He set up a couple of breadboards just inside the bakery door and sold them, If you wanted a loaf he would go through the back and get you one,I kind of remember Tattie Scones might have been available on request I think he started about 20.30 Got the bingo about 21.00 ish and the Cross Keys and all...
by stivis
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: What was the woman's name who used to go around Stevenston picking up lollipop sticks in the 60s /70s?
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: What was the woman's name who used to go around Stevenston picking up lollipop sticks in the 60s /70s?

Yes I knew it was around there Ardoch Crescent or there abouts
I think they got shifted as the house got burned down or was set on fire

Aggie and Wullie Gunner, Did he play the harmonic?
by stivis
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Stevenston - The bakery at the cross
Replies: 22
Views: 5658

Re: Stevenston - The bakery at the cross

Why do I remember this rolls, etc. place from the late 70s? 79- 81 even?? Did someone else go on to own it, because I DO remember it, and it wasn't from the 60s??? Debra charity shop is there just noo. Bridgend Garage bought the site circa 1984 after it had been vacant four about 4 years, the baker...
by stivis
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: What was the woman's name who used to go around Stevenston picking up lollipop sticks in the 60s /70s?
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: What was the woman's name who used to go around Stevenston picking up lollipop sticks in the 60s /70s?

Another character was a man known as 'Popeye', again, no doubt, an unfair title
His first name was John, stayed in Wallace Avenue
Second name? I'd be guessing
by stivis
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Question of the day?
Replies: 10
Views: 703

Re: Question of the day? Why?

I came across this title to an article
The World’s First Entirely Virtual Art Museum Is Open for Visitors
And thought Why?......What's wrong with Google?
PS... I did read the article
by stivis
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Books, Movies, Radio & Television
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 254
Views: 127909

Re: What are you reading now?

The subject could be a great discussion
by stivis
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Bill Cosby- Noah's Ark
Replies: 0
Views: 90

Bill Cosby- Noah's Ark

by stivis
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Question of the day?
Replies: 10
Views: 703

Re: Question of the day? no 2

You are looking through a list of what's on the Tele,
and You see a film listed that you've never heard of,
So you wonder
You look for Info
and you see the name David Schwimmer
Does that reflect the way you would be predisposed to have an opinion of the film?