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Bloody hell! I suggested Admin should delete "expired" content from the real TLT to save space. I may now have enemies among the cult culled. ;)

Thankfully he's left the motorway junctions one running, providing important safety advice for travelling punters and escorts. :lol:
Disruptive change - let's see how the forum adapts. We are the most popular part of the forum now.

You've created a lot of enemies now. Best you don't punt with tourers for a while.
 
Disruptive change - let's see how the forum adapts. We are the most popular part of the forum now.

You've created a lot of enemies now. Best you don't punt with tourers for a while.
I think this is a calculated move by @The Outsider to stimulate conversation in the North East.

It won't be as good as an 'Anth grenade' but respect to him for trying.

Also a smart move by @The Outsider to get competing threats culled.

I reckon he's just outed himself as Dominic Cummings :)

(He's also got a forum name which is a bugger to link to. I'm suspecting Russian involvement in that one)
 
I think this is a calculated move by @The Outsider to stimulate conversation in the North East.

It won't be as good as an 'Anth grenade' but respect to him for trying.

Also a smart move by @The Outsider to get competing threats culled.

I reckon he's just outed himself as Dominic Cummings :)

(He's also got a forum name which is a bugger to link to. I'm suspecting Russian involvement in that one)
Российское участие? Как будто? :bomb:
 
did you hear them as much in the pre covid days Katie ? ... in those Old world days
There are definitely more. Mind you Bernard the cheeky Blackbird and his missus are on their second brood at the moment and quite frankly they are well noisy fuckers, then we have the morning bout of wood pigeon MMA.

Our back garden has always had lots of birds as we have what is essentially bird McDonalds - we go through a hell of a lot of seed and fat balls ( insert pun here)
 
There are definitely more. Mind you Bernard the cheeky Blackbird and his missus are on their second brood at the moment and quite frankly they are well noisy fuckers, then we have the morning bout of wood pigeon MMA.

Our back garden has always had lots of birds as we have what is essentially bird McDonalds - we go through a hell of a lot of seed and fat balls ( insert pun here)
I'll look after my own fat balls thank you
.... but as the traffic has lessened they have taken over.... we tend to get the birds in little swooping flocks - the dog loves chasing them... as you say cheeky little buggers who are getting more and more confident ... lovely at the moment
 
I'll look after my own fat balls thank you
.... but as the traffic has lessened they have taken over.... we tend to get the birds in little swooping flocks - the dog loves chasing them... as you say cheeky little buggers who are getting more and more confident ... lovely at the moment
Bernard has essentially taken over the garden. He had his own spot in the seating area and he treats the Japanese raised fishpond like it’s his private jacuzzi. He also sits and watches us inside through the conservatory door...

When im out walking doglet there is definitely more variety of bird species . We are convinced we saw a wren last night - I’ve not seen one in years .
 
Bernard has essentially taken over the garden. He had his own spot in the seating area and he treats the Japanese raised fishpond like it’s his private jacuzzi. He also sits and watches us inside through the conservatory door...

When im out walking doglet there is definitely more variety of bird species . We are convinced we saw a wren last night - I’ve not seen one in years .
sounds idyllic ... but think we should remember these days Katie when the new normal really returns they might well go ... and the news is starting to report PPE washed up on beaches and lying around in streets and the like..... and the "gatherings" in Leeds .. Liverpool .. on Bournemouth beach etc. etc ... the litter people left :angry: .... had they being storing it at home during their lock down.
 
sounds idyllic ... but think we should remember these days Katie when the new normal really returns they might well go ... and the news is starting to report PPE washed up on beaches and lying around in streets and the like..... and the "gatherings" in Leeds .. Liverpool .. on Bournemouth beach etc. etc ... the litter people left :angry: .... had they being storing it at home during their lock down.
As usual the actions of the minority ruin it for the majority. I really do despair of people at times...
 
normally theyre in a blue uniform wi a white hat ........?.......still very rare.......:D
we used to have one on the forum .... or at least recently retired now a reservist Cherry Shagwell.... never got to see her .. almost .. well you had to with a name like that and she was attractive and funny .. personality plus .. yes all the basis for a good shag
 
I enjoy these old photos
I do as well. I like trying to work out where they were taken and how things have changed. There's some great videos on you tube. This one is about buses (which also bring back some great childhood memories- I remember the buses with the windows at the back) and has some good shots of askew road and the high level bridge.

 
I do as well. I like trying to work out where they were taken and how things have changed. There's some great videos on you tube. This one is about buses (which also bring back some great childhood memories- I remember the buses with the windows at the back) and has some good shots of askew road and the high level bridge.

Is that SM walking past the bus.
 
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Amazing how few cars are on the road compared to today.[/QUOTE]

I learned to drive initially around Team Valley at about 6pm on a weekday as the roads were empty. A few years later used to take the missus to the MetroCentre on a Sunday to practice in the empty car parks
 
[QUOTE="
Amazing how few cars are on the road compared to today.
I learned to drive initially around Team Valley at about 6pm on a weekday as the roads were empty. A few years later used to take the missus to the MetroCentre on a Sunday to practice in the empty car parks[/QUOTE]
I used to drive through the Newcastle rush hour everyday without much thought. I wouldn't have the patience to do it now with current traffic levels.
 
[QUOTE="
Amazing how few cars are on the road compared to today.
I learned to drive initially around Team Valley at about 6pm on a weekday as the roads were empty. A few years later used to take the missus to the MetroCentre on a Sunday to practice in the empty car parks[/QUOTE]
I learnt to drive where Metro centre is now before it was built
 
I learned to drive initially around Team Valley at about 6pm on a weekday as the roads were empty. A few years later used to take the missus to the MetroCentre on a Sunday to practice in the empty car parks
I learnt to drive where Metro centre is now before it was built[/QUOTE]
That reminds me. I used to work just of the West Road. I would either drive through the town or up the A1 to get to work and similarly either route to get back home again.

I just wouldn't have the patience to do that now.
 
Bernard has essentially taken over the garden. He had his own spot in the seating area and he treats the Japanese raised fishpond like it’s his private jacuzzi. He also sits and watches us inside through the conservatory door...

When im out walking doglet there is definitely more variety of bird species . We are convinced we saw a wren last night - I’ve not seen one in years .
On recent walks with the hounds I've seen a wren, Jay, great spotted woodpecker there is a kingfisher but I've not seen it
 
I learnt to drive where Metro centre is now before it was built
That reminds me. I used to work just of the West Road. I would either drive through the town or up the A1 to get to work and similarly either route to get back home again.

I just wouldn't have the patience to do that now.[/QUOTE]

Took my lessons round Gateshead and took my test in Kenton. Stalled the car as well on my test. Thought that would be a fail so all my nerves disappeared and got a shock when I passed.
 
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I do as well. I like trying to work out where they were taken and how things have changed. There's some great videos on you tube. This one is about buses (which also bring back some great childhood memories- I remember the buses with the windows at the back) and has some good shots of askew road and the high level bridge.

Class video that...Shop at Binns adverts on the back of the buses, side doors, Gateshead green buses, Newcastle yellow buses, Worswick Street Bus station where I used to get on and off the buses on my way to the record shops and trying to chat up the hippy lasses in the Handyside Arcade. :wacko: Worwick Street was that steep they used to have blokes employed to put wooden chocks behind the bus wheels!

Caught a fleeting glimpse of the old Fed Brewery building before it moved to Dunston and managed to spot a building where I went on to have a few punts in the future! :D
 
Class video that...Shop at Binns adverts on the back of the buses, side doors, Gateshead green buses, Newcastle yellow buses, Worswick Street Bus station where I used to get on and off the buses on my way to the record shops and trying to chat up the hippy lasses in the Handyside Arcade. :wacko: Worwick Street was that steep they used to have blokes employed to put wooden chocks behind the bus wheels!

Caught a fleeting glimpse of the old Fed Brewery building before it moved to Dunston and managed to spot a building where I went on to have a few punts in the future! :D
I never realised there was a bus station Gateshead side of the high level. The bit around the town hall doesn't look too different but I never knew there was a roundabout at the bottom.

I love old videos likes this.
 
I never realised there was a bus station Gateshead side of the high level. The bit around the town hall doesn't look too different but I never knew there was a roundabout at the bottom.
I can remember the roundabout but not the station (talking about late 70s/early 80s). Worswick Street bus station is still there as a rundown car park but cuts a sad sight these days and of course one of the other major bus stations Marlborough Crescent is now The Centre of Life.
 
I can remember the roundabout but not the station (talking about late 70s/early 80s). Worswick Street bus station is still there as a rundown car park but cuts a sad sight these days and of course one of the other major bus stations Marlborough Crescent is now The Centre of Life.
I like to nostalgia but I also like to see redevelopment. I think the buildings around Sid James Park look great, the Sandman Signature and the very modern looking buildings with the blue and red cladding.

Shame they fucked up on the cladding though.

I often wonder how we managed though. Two way traffic on Northumberland Street- hire did nobody get killed?
 
I like to nostalgia but I also like to see redevelopment. I think the buildings around Sid James Park look great, the Sandman Signature and the very modern looking buildings with the blue and red cladding.

Shame they fucked up on the cladding though.
Have to admit that area of town is impressive and unrecognisable from the days of the huge S & N brewery (although I do miss the smell of the hops!):D
 
I like to nostalgia but I also like to see redevelopment. I think the buildings around Sid James Park look great, the Sandman Signature and the very modern looking buildings with the blue and red cladding.
The northeast we see now is a result of redevelopment. Mainly driven at first by the Metro and Eldon Square, then MetroCentre, then a housing shortage.

The student/escort accommodation flat boom has changed the quayside.
 
For anyone interested what the Quayside used to be like then go no further than the marvellous 'Get Carter' with Michael Caine....its grim up North!!:scare:
The Quayside has changed a lot over the years. Even the Sunday market has gone all posh now with dozens of food stalls and fancy stuff to buy. When I was Kid I went there with my mate to buy dodgy socket sets, spanners and the like. There was usually a guy there selling nylon bed sheets and pillow cases.
 
I think a lot has improved. I've seen pictures of the central station where the stonework is literally black. I think they need to develop the market Street/fire station area now.

I visited Manchester a good few years ago and it was an absolute shit hole compared to Newcastle. Now it is massively improved. I do believe a couple of Irish lads did help them with the redevelopment a bit though.
 
I think a lot has improved. I've seen pictures of the central station where the stonework is literally black. I think they need to develop the market Street/fire station area now.

I visited Manchester a good few years ago and it was an absolute shit hole compared to Newcastle. Now it is massively improved. I do believe a couple of Irish lads did help them with the redevelopment a bit though.
while I'd love Newcastle and other parts of the NE to be developed I think that Leeds in many politician's ideas is as far north as they need to go ... Teesside ..Wearside and Tyneside in my opinion becoming backwaters ... Leeds seems to change every time I go there which is often - immense amount of development happen.

The north well it is line from Manchester to Leeds... the rest of us basically a becalmed backwater by comparison .. might as well shut us down now. Okay overstated but we do seem to be the poor relation.
 
The Quayside has changed a lot over the years. Even the Sunday market has gone all posh now with dozens of food stalls and fancy stuff to buy. When I was Kid I went there with my mate to buy dodgy socket sets, spanners and the like. There was usually a guy there selling nylon bed sheets and pillow cases.
I remember seeing animals being sold at the market in the 80's. Remember a snake trying to get out. Also copies of well known aftershaves.
 
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