WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,004,333
Topics74,295
Members12,629
Forums66
Posts in last 24hrs13
Most Online7,831
Apr 8th, 2013
Who's Online Now
55 registered members (8HBob, 12 invisible), 994 guests, and322 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
I've Lost ALL hope
by fish5133. 15th May 2018 11:24pm
Nappy consent
by cools. 14th May 2018 7:58am
40 Minutes Until Takeoff
by diggingdeeper. 10th May 2018 10:08pm
Taking a stand against rampant pc'ness.
by venice. 5th May 2018 11:37am
New Wirral History
Mill Road, Woodslee Lodge, Bromborough
by soreofhing. 17th May 2018 8:40pm
whetstone lane boxing club
by oldbirkonian1. 19th Apr 2017 6:34pm
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny. 31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Davies Street, Birkenhead
by Mogzie. 17th Sep 2015 10:59pm
J.Blake & Co. Ltd.
by detsi. 23rd Aug 2011 9:01am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Terracotta Warriors 2
Terracotta Warriors
Topic Replies
Slow cyclists wanted!
by martinharris. 22nd May 2018 11:39am
Virgin Mobile Scam Letter
by casper. 22nd May 2018 9:25am
Wanted. Kittens
by fish5133. 21st May 2018 9:58pm
Meanwhile, in Windsor..
by Excoriator. 21st May 2018 1:06pm
computer bits FOC
by DavidB. 21st May 2018 11:47am
Old photos
by bert1. 21st May 2018 8:17am
Bengalese Finches x 3, Silver Bengalese Finch x 1
by ianyam. 20th May 2018 7:01pm
Easibed Wood chipping FREE
by ianyam. 20th May 2018 5:05pm
Tasering Again
by diggingdeeper. 19th May 2018 10:15pm
May
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Local History on Show
by Norton. 15th May 2018 2:58pm
Terracotta warriors
by missmahjong. 13th May 2018 10:35am
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Grand National 2016 #1006767
9th Apr 2016 2:21pm
9th Apr 2016 2:21pm
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,603
Heswallish
F
fish5133 Online content OP
Forum Guardian
fish5133  Online Content OP
Forum Guardian
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,603
Heswallish
Whose buying the drinks and whose frying the horse burgers.

Remember the days as a kid when pa would give you all a 5 or 10p bet on a horse and you would watch with great expectations and laugh or commiserate when your brother or sisters horse fell and how gutted you were when yours tumbled. Or how excited to get 1s 6d for your horse getting placed. Simple pleasures.

Wondering as a kid what the green tent was for! 4 so far this year. Agh but they died doing what they loved. Becoming a bit of a bloodsport...

Google Ads
Re: Grand National 2016 [Re: fish5133] #1006775
9th Apr 2016 4:00pm
9th Apr 2016 4:00pm
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 6,847
Wirral
snowhite Offline

Wiki Addict
snowhite  Offline

Wiki Addict
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 6,847
Wirral
I do not like the grand national at all and never have.
Its all about Gambling and the money.
Many horses get badly injured and some get put to sleep.
Its cruel.

Re: Grand National 2016 [Re: fish5133] #1006778
9th Apr 2016 4:45pm
9th Apr 2016 4:45pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 11,542
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 11,542
Birkenhead
All horses were ok this year.


In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates
Re: Grand National 2016 [Re: diggingdeeper] #1006780
9th Apr 2016 4:59pm
9th Apr 2016 4:59pm
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,302
between heaven & hell
starakita Online content

Forum Master
starakita  Online Content

Forum Master
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,302
between heaven & hell
2 horses died on the first day of the meeting & that was after they finished the race.Anyway I had last samuri I had to have that one & my son got 3rd.


no1s gonna keep me from u
Re: Grand National 2016 [Re: fish5133] #1006781
9th Apr 2016 5:05pm
9th Apr 2016 5:05pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 11,542
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 11,542
Birkenhead
I had last samuri placed as well. The rest of the nags ran the other way wink


In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates
Re: Grand National 2016 [Re: fish5133] #1006782
9th Apr 2016 5:05pm
9th Apr 2016 5:05pm
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,478
wirral
E
Excoriator Online content
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Online Content
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,478
wirral
Mrs Exco. was too late to place her annual bet. Just as well too. It went down at the second, saving her 10.

I never gamble. It does nothing for me at all, and it's a trivial piece of mathematics to prove all gamblers are losers. The only winners are the bookies.

Re: Grand National 2016 [Re: Excoriator] #1006784
9th Apr 2016 5:11pm
9th Apr 2016 5:11pm
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,302
between heaven & hell
starakita Online content

Forum Master
starakita  Online Content

Forum Master
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,302
between heaven & hell
I only do 50p each way,& it's only the nationalI have a bet on but find it's anyones race


no1s gonna keep me from u
Re: Grand National 2016 [Re: fish5133] #1006791
9th Apr 2016 5:23pm
9th Apr 2016 5:23pm
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,315
wallasey
Dilly Offline

Wiki Veteran
Dilly  Offline

Wiki Veteran
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,315
wallasey
As cruel as fox hunting,just for human entertainment. Animals die for this entertainment,how can that be right ?

Re: Grand National 2016 [Re: fish5133] #1006797
9th Apr 2016 5:38pm
9th Apr 2016 5:38pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 11,542
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 11,542
Birkenhead
I bet about three times a year, the rest of the time I don't gamble - I do risk free betting.

You don't have to gamble to take money from the bookies and it pleases me no end that many people are causing the bookies no end of problems.

Most of the big bookmakers lost loads at the Cheltenham festival this year, they call it abuse, I call it retribution.


In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates
Re: Grand National 2016 [Re: fish5133] #1006806
9th Apr 2016 7:17pm
9th Apr 2016 7:17pm
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 865
ottawa canada ( formerly new b...
snowshoes Online content

Wise One
snowshoes  Online Content

Wise One
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 865
ottawa canada ( formerly new b...
Originally Posted by fish5133
Whose buying the drinks and whose frying the horse burgers.

Remember the days as a kid when pa would give you all a 5 or 10p bet on a horse and you would watch with great expectations and laugh or commiserate when your brother or sisters horse fell and how gutted you were when yours tumbled. Or how excited to get 1s 6d for your horse getting placed. Simple pleasures.

Wondering as a kid what the green tent was for! 4 so far this year. Agh but they died doing what they loved. Becoming a bit of a bloodsport...


I remember as a nipper having a sixpence each way bet on a
outsider named Oxo. I forget if it won or placed and I was
over the moon. Funny how some things stay with you forever!

Re: Grand National 2016 [Re: snowshoes] #1006816
10th Apr 2016 7:30am
10th Apr 2016 7:30am
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 15,322
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 15,322
Wirral
Was that a 'shiny sixpence' Snowshoes ? Many people referred to a sixpence as a 'shiny sixpence' , do you remember that ?

We could do a lot with a sixpence. A bag of chips, a swap for a tooth, (tooth fairy), 6d block of Cadbury's Dairy Milk or 2 x 3d blocks or 6 x 1d ones, 2 x bags of Golden Wonder Crips, or 2d change on a bag of Smith's crisps, a bottle of Coca-Cola, and 2 loose cigarettes (Park Drive).

For those who don't know ,work it out.
2 x 6d = 12d = 1 shilling = today's 5p.

No fatalities yesterday, which is pleasing to know.

Last edited by granny; 10th Apr 2016 7:38am.

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Grand National 2016 [Re: fish5133] #1006837
10th Apr 2016 10:17am
10th Apr 2016 10:17am
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,129
Middle Earth
L
ludwigvan Offline
Forum Addict
ludwigvan  Offline
Forum Addict
L
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,129
Middle Earth
I got a Saturday tanner ( six penny piece ), equal of course to two thrupenny bits.

Re: Grand National 2016 [Re: ludwigvan] #1006850
10th Apr 2016 1:15pm
10th Apr 2016 1:15pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 15,322
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 15,322
Wirral
...and halfpennies. 4 halfpennies to a 1 penny. What could we buy with one of those ?

We could probably have backed 'Foinavon' .

Correction to 12p = 1 shilling.. 1 shilling = todays 10p (before Chris gives me a ticking off ! laugh


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Grand National 2016 [Re: fish5133] #1006855
10th Apr 2016 1:55pm
10th Apr 2016 1:55pm
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,129
Middle Earth
L
ludwigvan Offline
Forum Addict
ludwigvan  Offline
Forum Addict
L
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,129
Middle Earth
Two half pennies to a penny Granny, four farthings to a penny.

Re: Grand National 2016 [Re: ludwigvan] #1006858
10th Apr 2016 2:05pm
10th Apr 2016 2:05pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 15,322
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 15,322
Wirral
Good Lord, getting muddled beyond belief. Yes, Lud, thanks for the update.


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Slow cyclists wanted!
by martinharris. 22nd May 2018 11:39am
Virgin Mobile Scam Letter
by fish5133. 21st May 2018 9:55pm
Meanwhile, in Windsor..
by Norton. 20th May 2018 6:57pm
At Last, The UN Has Grown A Pair
by diggingdeeper. 18th May 2018 6:35pm
Mill Road, Woodslee Lodge, Bromborough
by soreofhing. 17th May 2018 8:40pm
For Sale & Free
Wanted. Kittens
by muzzy2. 19th May 2018 5:16pm
Easibed Wood chipping FREE
by ianyam. 19th May 2018 12:58pm
Finch/Canary Breeding Boxes & Pans
by ianyam. 19th May 2018 12:01pm
Bird Drinker & Feeder
by ianyam. 19th May 2018 11:56am
Bengalese Finches x 3, Silver Bengalese Finch x 1
by ianyam. 19th May 2018 11:51am
Member Spotlight
zigzagwanderer
zigzagwanderer
Wallasey
Posts: 297
Joined: January 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
T0NY93, Uthred, Kenny01, dustydog, Jpw85
12629 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Meanwhile, in Windsor..
by Norton. 20th May 2018 6:57pm
Local History on Show
by Norton. 15th May 2018 2:58pm
Brimstage Road Hedge
by TheGodSplinter. 7th May 2018 6:14pm
Cider and Sausages.. Shippons Irby may 7th
by fish5133. 2nd May 2018 11:06pm
Colour and Strength Solar Light Batteries
by spgb1a. 28th Apr 2018 2:54pm
News : New Topics
At Last, The UN Has Grown A Pair
by diggingdeeper. 18th May 2018 6:35pm
Giants in Liverpool
by cools. 13th May 2018 8:09pm
Penny Bridge - flooding alert
by philmch. 8th May 2018 2:25pm
Insurance
by _Ste_. 3rd May 2018 2:17pm
Local elections
by cools. 1st May 2018 2:05pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Slow cyclists wanted!
by martinharris. 22nd May 2018 11:39am
Virgin Mobile Scam Letter
by fish5133. 21st May 2018 9:55pm
Old photos
by geprgie260. 14th May 2018 6:27pm
NHS RIP
by diggingdeeper. 13th May 2018 1:24am
ITV catch up App for Samsung Tab 2
by nidgynoo. 10th May 2018 9:46am
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 5:00am
Sunset Tue 9:17pm
Local Time Tue 12:06pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1