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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Queens Park boating lake
« Last post by Alsatian on June 10, 2019, 05:26:47 PM »
Again fairly sure the train still runs just only at times when its likely to be busy...things like school holidays etc.

Yes it does, I went past the other day late afternoon and they were putting it into its shed.
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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Queens Park boating lake
« Last post by bransoj on June 10, 2019, 01:54:30 PM »
Again fairly sure the train still runs just only at times when its likely to be busy...things like school holidays etc.
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Fun Stuff / Warning
« Last post by Alsatian on June 10, 2019, 12:54:44 PM »
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General Discussion / Re: Funeral plans
« Last post by Sorastro on June 10, 2019, 09:12:55 AM »
As with the review from the undertaker I believe a lot of undertakers DON'T use the pre-paid system because, when the inevitable happens, they can make more money by preying on the grieving vulnerable relatives at the time.
I have said before how can a funeral home justify asking say two and a half grand for a burial/cremation {and that's the cheaper end} when if you break down the costs to the undertaker it doesn't come near that amount. I realise they are businesses after all and I'm all for businesses making a profit, but there's profit and an out and out rip off, and funeral homes tread that fine line, and lets face it they will NEVER be struggling for business, death is an inevitability .

If you break down say a basic cremation... the undertaker will keep your loved one for about a week, put them in a coffin, transport them to the Crem with perhaps another car for the immediate family, pallbearers will take in the coffin then after the service will run the family either back home or to the wake total time from start to finish 3 hours tops.
The body is kept for a week it's not costing anything, the coffin purchased by the family {if cremation} will no doubt be used again, a couple of vehicles used for a couple of hours and pallbearers {only employed on a ad hoc basis}
If you did {or was allowed to do} a D.I.Y. funeral yourself the above you would need to do I estimate would probably cost you in the region of £600 to £800.
I remember as a boy the only time we saw "flashy" motors on the street was a funeral cortege and as very few people drove or owned motor cars in those days some funerals could have upwards of 3 or 4 cars following the hearse, I bet it wasn't cheap then so just imagine the cost of that now.
 
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General Discussion / Re: Funeral plans
« Last post by Old Cruser on June 10, 2019, 08:21:53 AM »
I was looking into this awhile ago but decided against it. Also looked into prepaying but it seems that's not all what initially appears either so didn't bother!

i rang both undertakers and Church to enquire about  reserving and paying for a crem spot,  seems I can't do that  ::)
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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Queens Park boating lake
« Last post by Old Cruser on June 10, 2019, 08:18:13 AM »
I don't go in the park much but also thought they still were available in school holidays?
Does the train still run?

Going back to the time geebee mentions there was also a small paddling pool in that area - that's long gone.
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Fun Stuff / Yuk
« Last post by Alsatian on June 08, 2019, 08:45:05 PM »
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Fun Stuff / Poor hearing
« Last post by Alsatian on June 08, 2019, 03:34:02 PM »
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Politics / Re: high court case against boris quashed
« Last post by hifimad on June 08, 2019, 02:20:38 PM »
i found this while looking around the net "Judges in a recent court case said that had the Ref been binding it would have been annulled due to its "notorious illegalities", but couldn't be because it was advisory." Absurd!
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Politics / Re: high court case against boris quashed
« Last post by Sorastro on June 08, 2019, 12:07:43 PM »
Some of the quotes from the trial, to me, seemed to point to the fact Boris has got away with it again {as I knew he would}
"Amongst other claims he made during referendum campaign was that the U.K. send £350m per week to the E.U."

According to his barrister.........
The {above} claim was disputed by others at the time {which it was} so the voters were free to choose to ignore this information if they so wished.
Also.......It was a political claim open and available for debate.
Also.......Doing something "naughty" on the hustings is not an abuse of power.

Boris never even bothered to turn up to court. This tells you that A... he knew it would be thrown out, or B...he had better things to do. I know if my name was being dragged through the courts I would make sure I was there.
The claim was disputed at the time.... at no time during the campaign did anyone hear Boris, when asked about the claim {and he was asked many times}, say it was an exaggeration, or that he did not believe it was not the truth.
With the above claim though he didn't just mention it once or twice in interviews he had it emblazoned on the side of a bus for some considerable time, this to me was blatantly misleading the public, but as everyone says now, as we weren't given any info concerning leaving the E.U. at the time anyway so how was the ordinary man in the street able to question it, it was open season, and it still remains the fact we know virtually now't.

The problem with politics then is they can tell fibs till they are blue in the face because, at the end of the day, it's up to the electorate to discover what is fact and what is fiction and if you get it wrong {which is always} that's your fault, and as the words LIE and LIAR are prohibited in political circles, misleading the public, and getting away with it, will continue.

Remember the old saying........
Show me a politician who says they are 100% honest when dealing with the public and I will show you a fool or a liar.
Or......referring to Donald Trump from one of his supporters..........
A rich man goes into politics to become a politician....Other men become politicians to become rich.
 

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