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    Not really John, the professional trade would not be designed around "amateur" electricians needs, the main change was when it was realised that the two colours mixed up by colour blindness were red and green, so earth conductor colour became green/ yellow, even colour blind folk see it as bi coloured / stripey. In reality Euro harmonization dictated the change from 3 phase Red/Yellow/Blue to Euro Black/ Brown / Grey with Neutral changing from Black to Blue. So for UK sparks, what was Black, neutral became Black live and Blue live became Blue neutral. When I first started it was red/white and blue, so patriotic and easy to remember.
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    this was why colours were changed, red/ black became brown / blue, ----green for earth became bi coloured, green / yellow.
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    Freezing weather.

    I love the look on people's faces, Standing Freezing at the Bus Stop, as I drive past them. It's partly the reason, why I became a Bus Vannin Driver..
  4. A land swap maybe? assuming they dont mean they will become Dandara tenants. I always thought, a couple of lifts, enclose the entrance, the rear walkways, put a footbridge to Shaws Brew and you would have some fine apartments with potential. [ I did some C ofW inspections for DC a few years back.]
  5. Any thoughts on replacements, will they be Public owned or is this a private development, no clue within the reports. Quayles I imagine private but Lord st?
  6. This is Back Strand St proper, it ran from [Cattle] Market Street to the foot of Well Rd Hill, Quirks and Marslands bakeries, Colin Ingles Sign workshop. A vestige of this still exists astern the Strand Centre. I think this is a David Stowell image, good man that he is
  7. How we traversed the longtail run , on the right is access into Jackie Fayles yard, ex tannery, from there down ot the demolition area of Tynwald Terrace and into Back Strand St, along to the Guttery and cut into the Strand.
  8. A coincidental facebook post that I just plonked up about the topic area. Castle street This is a Nicholson sketch of 1868, it shows Brown's Shore inn, latterly the Falcon or Shakes Lounge, the rest of the Falcon hotel yet to be built on the left. Alongside, left is Senna Slip, Senna Road out of sight right. Just beyond Senna is where the Masonic hall will be built, [ Tom Reece's, Chinese Restaurant, Manx Radio, aquarium. etc]. Now it is the Tower House Mall. From Senna forward to Strand street is Castle street, from Senna to Church road is Marina Road. Senna slip and Road both still remain much the same.
  9. The Temple was on the top floor John, the older Freemasons could use the Hydraulic lift to take them up, i had a skeet in during the Demolition, it was water powered. The first floor, rear had a slot machine arcade for a good while. Going back it was known as Castle Mona Road, hence the name on this image, ground floor, 28 Castle street .
  10. Any skeet on progress with the ex Shoprite retail unit? it's a been a while, is it a quiet Gov abandoned "Tholtan" in the middle of the town? Any sniffs for a tenant or will it just segue into a private car park for mainly Gov workers? https://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/roof-repairs-for-medical-center-in-chester-street-car-park/
  11. Some new measurements to come into use after Brexit 2000 Mockingbirds = Two kilomockingbirds---[ a sin for short ] 1000 Aches=One Megahurtz 10 Cards = One decacards 0.5 of a Large intestine = One semi Colon. 365 days on alcohol free beer = One Lite year Time between slipping on a peel and impact = One Bananosecond Time to sail 220 yards at one nautical mile per hour = One Knot-furlong
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    Kids games.

    When we were Kids, My Brother John and I used to play Cowboys and Indians. He would be the Corner Shopkeeper. And I would do Dodgy Roofing Work for him. [Any chance some cash up front? ]
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    Albino dog

    Yesterday I spotted an albino Dalmatian. Well, it was the least I could do for him.
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