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Mo



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Remind me of that when I'm atop a cherry picker trying to put a hat on it!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mo,

Now this is a clock tower: Norwich City Hall




I am I the only one, but is anyone else reminded of Bender?
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Mo



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep! Looks just like Bender  

Nice tower but it would look ridiculous in Penrith - even if it didn't look like Bender.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember an air of panic in the Midlands after Jeff Hall's death, and queueing at the school clinic for the vaccination. I guess that was when Gaynor, the girl across the road contracted the disease - I wonder why it wasn't diagnosed then. She had to wait till she was a teenager to find the cause of her limp.

Before travelling to Hong Kong in the 1980s  my OH and I were given polio vaccine (on a sugar lump this time) along with jabs for other nasties.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently, one of the reasons parents opt out of letting their children have the vaccine here in the UK is because they dropped the use of the sugar lump (bad for you) and the vaccine tastes bloomin' awful on it's own.

sugar lump vs polio ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mo wrote:
Would anyone mind me quoting your experiences anonymously?

We have a number of experiences building up as we talk to people and would like to use these to show how the virus had, and still has, an impact on people's lives.


Sorry to ask again, but I can I share what's been mentioned in here please?
I would keep names out of it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've no problem, though of course I wasn't directly affected.

Perhaps we should go back to injection then.  Today's needles and syringes are far better than in the 50s.  Big glass syringes and a needle the size of a knitting needle!  Ouch!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seabird wrote:
I've no problem, though of course I wasn't directly affected.

Perhaps we should go back to injection then.  Today's needles and syringes are far better than in the 50s.  Big glass syringes and a needle the size of a knitting needle!  Ouch!!


Have to agree as I have blood tests several times a year and shots none of which hurt   the gear is so small and people doing them seem so good at it.

Bad taste or polio  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mo wrote:
Mo wrote:
Would anyone mind me quoting your experiences anonymously?

We have a number of experiences building up as we talk to people and would like to use these to show how the virus had, and still has, an impact on people's lives.


Sorry to ask again, but I can I share what's been mentioned in here please?
I would keep names out of it.


If anything I have posted can be of any help, of course you can use it.  There is possibly a lot more that I can help you with, not only from the time but later results.

I will be pleased to answer any questions you might have - just PM me if I can be of any help.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much, Juli & Seabird.

It's all about awareness - the younger generations know so little about it even though it is still a threat.

It is an indication of how widespread the virus was that many of the older generations were either affected personally, or knew someone who was.

We have collected many little memories, and some large ones, which we would like to display as an awareness tool.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And, of course, Lord Snowdon. I'd forgotten he's been a polio sufferer.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today's the day

The weather is being typically Cumbrian - ideal for working outdoors with wool!

Sadly, the cherry picker we have lined up is poorly so the hat won't go up until during the week but we have plenty more woolly stuff to play with.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does my bum look big in this?



This is outside the Eden Mencap offices.

There are more pictures of the bombing here:
*WARNING* This is a Facebook link.
https://www.facebook.com/emspenrith/posts/1110244062418373

I'm still waiting for my hat to go onto the clock.
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