Holidaying in the North East

Started by Fenton, 16 July 2016, 11:26:40 AM

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Fenton

If I were creating Pendraken I wouldn't mess about with Romans and  Mongols  I would have started with Centurions , eight o'clock, Day One!

Leman

I believe Runcorn and Widnes are similarly wonderful holiday destinations.
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fsn

It's true. A different chemical smell every day!
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15mm is dead. It just doesn't know it yet.

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Only with a HAZMAT suit and lots and lots of pink pills. FSN is a local supplier of those.

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Leman

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d_Guy

Quote from: fsn on 16 July 2016, 12:01:17 PM
It's true. A different chemical smell every day!
Mi'Lord,
I had understood that your title represented a factory town, but am I now to understand the adjective is actually olfactory?
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fsn

Runcorn is, or was, a big town for chemical production. ICI mostly.

Nowadays, the smell comes from Widnes, and it's a bone factory.
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Leman

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d_Guy

Crimminy! I know the things to which we apply the term "bone factory" here but it may have different meaning there or maybe it is so idiomatic that I could never grasp it. I don't understand - is Widness itself, in its entirety, a "bone factory" or is there some industry in Widness, called a "bone factory", that produces some sort of chife? I apologize for my ignorance.
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Leman

Widnes is a town directly across the Mersey bridge from Runcorn. It has a bone factory. Yes, I was being rude.
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d_Guy

Quote from: Leman on 16 July 2016, 08:17:51 PM
Widnes is a town directly across the Mersey bridge from Runcorn. It has a bone factory. Yes, I was being rude.
Well  - OK - you have brought to mind a THIRD meaning - nice pun btw -  ;D
I have seen the geographic relationship of Runcorn and Widnes on map BUT still confused by precise origin of the Widnes chife.
Inquiring minds and all that.
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Leman

Not familiar with the term chife.
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d_Guy

A chife is a pervasive and overpowering smell usually of a noxious quality.
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FierceKitty

17 July 2016, 02:10:25 AM #13 Last Edit: 17 July 2016, 03:59:52 AM by FierceKitty
A girlfriend who grew up in Usti nad Labem, in northern then-Czechoslovakia, once told me that a childhood family contest when driving around a hill into view of the town had been betting on what colour the pall of smog hanging over the factory quarter (which was far more than 25%) would be this day. Ugh.
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d_Guy

You have had interesting girl friends. I mean this as a complement.
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