Author Topic: Whaley Bridge Dam  (Read 221 times)

celeste

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Whaley Bridge Dam
« on: 08:05:38, 03/08/19 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-49217887


 Storm warnings as dam repairs enter third day
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Re: Whaley Bridge Dam
« Reply #1 on: 16:40:51, 03/08/19 »
Its easy to get mixed up between Whaley Bridge  and Staley Bridge, [both Penine Towns]THE BLOKE WHO COMPOSED "iTS ALONG WAY TO TIPPERARY",WAS  FROM STALEY BRIDGE.I REMEMBER SEEING A WALL PLAQUE ABOUT IT.
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Re: Whaley Bridge Dam
« Reply #2 on: 17:26:27, 03/08/19 »
Did Boris realy need a Cobra meeting about this,when NOBODY has been injured.
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Re: Whaley Bridge Dam
« Reply #3 on: 18:19:06, 03/08/19 »
He is obliged to be there to show his concern or he could be accused of ignoring the seriousness of the situation, it's quite possible the opposition would make political capital out of it.
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Re: Whaley Bridge Dam
« Reply #4 on: 19:27:38, 03/08/19 »
I wonder how often the dam gets inspected

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Re: Whaley Bridge Dam
« Reply #5 on: 14:19:16, 04/08/19 »
Parky,dam inspection annually by independent engineer ,[not owned by water Co.]
Come on,200 yr old,should'nt be filled to the top,to allow for downpour . There are 100s more like this,most likely drinking water, which Whalley's dam isn't.
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Re: Whaley Bridge Dam
« Reply #6 on: 17:47:35, 05/08/19 »
The fuzz are using drones to monitor the evacuation area after some lowlife broke into one of the properties, haven't those poor people enough to worry about? What kind of person preys on their misfortune?

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Re: Whaley Bridge Dam
« Reply #7 on: 17:52:54, 05/08/19 »
One who doesn't have a conscience >:(
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Re: Whaley Bridge Dam
« Reply #8 on: 18:07:37, 05/08/19 »
Maybe it's the reason why some are refusing to leave the area, what a dilemma. Strangely enough I read a letter on MEN website earlier today and the author indicated that this type of thing was occurring, makes me wonder if the reported break-in is an isolated case or are there other instances.

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Re: Whaley Bridge Dam
« Reply #9 on: 10:28:05, 08/08/19 »
Some nice pictures of the folks returning to their homes in the M.E.N.,   O0
 

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Re: Whaley Bridge Dam
« Reply #11 on: 14:07:54, 08/08/19 »
Just as a matter of interest Todd[as in Toddbrook] means Fox,[a solitary animal.]"on mi Todd"is a common expression for being alone.Ah, the wonder of words!
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Re: Whaley Bridge Dam
« Reply #12 on: 18:15:06, 08/08/19 »
Just as a matter of interest Todd[as in Toddbrook] means Fox,[a solitary animal.]"on mi Todd"is a common expression for being alone.Ah, the wonder of words!


My father had a restaurant on Fox Street then ;)
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« Reply #13 on: 18:30:06, 08/08/19 »
Googled it, it's rhyming slang "Todd Sloane" an American jockey who rode in the late 1800s-early 1900s, he often found himself so far ahead of the field, hence the association.

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Re: Whaley Bridge Dam
« Reply #14 on: 18:36:13, 08/08/19 »
Thanks for that :)
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