At the back of the bar of the Boathouse pub on Putney Wharf, on the right, there used to be a brass plaque, commemorating the victims of the bomb which destroyed the Castle pub in April 1941. It has gone, and both the pub and Youngs disclaim any knowledge of it. The previous Railway pub had many photographs and potted histories of ‘Old Putney’, which were retained by Revolution but disappeared during its recent reversion to Railway. Revolution and Urban Pubs & Bars each claim the other has them. I am appalled by this callous disregard for our heritage. Does anyone know the whereabouts of these treasured and irreplaceable (or at least unlikely to be replaced) items?
Philip John Evison ● 27d9 Comments ● 19d
Your chance to voice concerns and hear directly from your local police as to what the crime stats are, and what they're doing. I suspect they're being abstracted a lot to demonstrations and the like, which they hate. But I may be wrong of course....
Putney Society ● 19d0 Comments ● 19d
Unbeknown to most people, I’m sure, because it’s all being kept very quiet, amendments to the World Health Organization Pandemic Treaty and International Health Regulations have been proposed by the WHO, to give them absolute power over the global population whenever they want and for as long as they want, with the various democratically elected governments around the world having no say at all; that’s right – sovereignties surrendered. The unelected, non-tax paying, diplomatically immune criminal gang who call themselves The World Health Organization, led by Ethiopian, Tedros, who already has a questionable Human Rights record, will be able to impose lockdowns, mask wearing, vaccine mandates etc. anywhere in the world at the drop of a hat, and there’s nobody anywhere that will be able to do anything about it. Their decisions will be legally binding, and even dissent will be outlawed. Only WHO approved medicines and vaccines will be allowed to be administered, and they plan to have vaccines ready for administration within 100 days upon discovery of any new pathogen.Governments around the world already have the draft documents and, as they relate to ‘amendments’ of an existing treaty, as opposed to a new treaty, they will come into force by default if governments do nothing, and nothing is what they are doing. Of course, government leaders around the world would not surrender their nation’s sovereignty to an elitist criminal gang unless they were part of the same elitist criminal gang; so we lose everything but our corrupt leaders and their pals get to control us via a democracy-free dictatorship under the guise of a health organization.As with the Covid scam, which has done so much damage to the UK and its population, Andrew Bridgen MP is one of the few MPs standing up for the people of this country, and has proposed a Bill in Parliament to help prevent any UK government from surrendering sovereignty to any organization without the permission of the general public by referendum. If you support Andrew Bridgen’s Bill and don’t want to live under a global dictatorship, please get in touch with your MP and express your outrage and disgust that a totalitarian State is even being considered by our government. The Bill comes to the House on Friday 24th November. A video of Andrew Bridgen MP presenting the case to Parliament follows:
Michael Brown ● 33d13 Comments ● 19d
Turner's house, St Margaret's https://flic.kr/p/2pceuPR
Michael Ixer ● 20d2 Comments ● 19d
Lunch time today as I was just going into Sainsbury's a lady set the alarm off, 3 New Security Guards surrounded her, looked in her 2 bags and let her go. Haven't seen the security guards before, must be new. The reason for this is? 1 till opened all the rest self checkout. So now they pay for more Security, instead of more staff. Madness.
Barbara Stevens ● 42d21 Comments ● 20d
Can I politely remind all drivers to leave plenty of space when overtaking a cyclist. I suffered from a "close pass" on a local Putney road this morning and was literally inches from ending up in hospital.The Highway Code states that 1 1/2 metres should be allowed when passing a cyclist, more when doing over 30mph.Why do cyclists ride in the middle of their lane, especially on narrow local roads and most especially when cars are parked on both sides? Two reasons:- because the Highway Code recommends it ("cycle at least 1/2 metre from the side of the road"), and- because that other hazard, someone opening a car door without warning, is a real and dangerous problem for cyclists.So, politely (but I am angry that I came so close to disaster this morning) can I ask all drivers to be careful near cyclists and please look before opening your car door!Thank you.(PS I am also a driver and try to practice what I preach - and nobody wants to cause harm to a fellow road user)
Jonathan Callaway ● 47d83 Comments ● 20d
A Nutcracker in the ROH Amphitheatre Bar https://flic.kr/p/CcQJ36
Michael Ixer ● 21d1 Comments ● 21d
Another programme on it - and how BT need to up their game and how those of us with elderly parents, friends and relations need to be aware of the problems that can be caused even when they are recorded as being vulnerable with the provider. It isn't good enough to be left without a telephone line or a means of communication that you can use.https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001q0t5BBC Radio 4 You and Yours (the first subject)30 August 2023
Philippa Bond ● 90d21 Comments ● 21d
Stromboli, constant activity https://flic.kr/p/te89h
Michael Ixer ● 22d1 Comments ● 22d
Horse attacked Robin Hood entrance by a dog, the man had about 6 dogs with him and a description.
Barbara Stevens ● 22d0 Comments ● 22d
I don't know where to start, to see so much sadness in the World at the moment effects us all in someway, even just watching the TV at what is happening. All the reporters who are travelling to the Countries and giving us all the News it must be awful for them even their lives are put in danger. When will it all stop, for God sake free the children so they can be reunited with their families. I used to get upset watching even old films on WW2, when children were sent to live with other families in Somerset etc. Some were so small and I know by my family who are older than me not always happy with where they had been sent away from their parents. Lets hope something happens soon to ease this pain. For heaven sake stop these ER causing even more hassle at this troubling time.
Barbara Stevens ● 22d0 Comments ● 22d
The Gerhard Richter window, Köln Cathedral https://flic.kr/p/2pa6cUs
Michael Ixer ● 23d0 Comments ● 23d
Wow, or has it stopped raining yet? https://flic.kr/p/2h1rFrW
Michael Ixer ● 24d2 Comments ● 24d
I'm interested that these comply with Payment Card industry standards, although I suppose the optional additions are the answer to that? Let's hope security isn't an add on as well for the sake of cheapness!https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/disability-67239870
Michael Ixer ● 25d0 Comments ● 25d
Someone dropped a phone at about 22.45 last night in Norroy road. I have it. Will need description obviously before handing it over!
Victoria Diamond ● 25d0 Comments ● 25d
Last night a man was knocking on doors wanting money making out he was locked out of his home. He was saying he lived at a certain No. but didn't, as was caught on door cam. He was knocking on loads of houses in our road. This was on our road site as everybody was sharing.
Barbara Stevens ● 25d0 Comments ● 25d
Glasgow Riverside Museums https://flic.kr/p/Tv8yks
Michael Ixer ● 25d0 Comments ● 25d
A few hours ago the crew of an ambulance and a couple of ambulance cars were tending to a patient in the road just next to Waitrose. Surprised there were no police to deal with the traffic which had to drive very close to get around. Hopefully the patient recovers fully.
John Geoffries ● 25d0 Comments ● 25d
Those were the days … https://flic.kr/p/2gZ3eAV
Michael Ixer ● 26d1 Comments ● 26d
Costa cappuccino snowflakes https://flic.kr/p/2k9JaKu
Michael Ixer ● 27d4 Comments ● 27d
The new extension going under the bridge which was just built so you can walk under the bridge onto the towpath flooded with high tide. The Hammersmith site were laughing saying hope they don't use the same builders for Hammersmith Bridge. Would have thought who ever designed the new walkway would have thought about the height first. Wonder how much money was wasted on that.
Barbara Stevens ● 29d11 Comments ● 27d
I haven’t yet completed the Consultation on the Levy as I freely admit to being a bit befuddled by the figures presented in the Consultation document. Looking at the pie chart, I have no quarrel with the 53% of the Levy which is used for conservation and maintenance, though why isn’t it a bigger slice of the pie?24% is set out as being ‘protecting and safeguarding’ and I that seems to be rather a big proportion. And then there’s the 23% which is ‘engagement, governance and administration’. Is that a typical percentage for a non-profit making organisation?Some time ago, when he was active on this forum, John Cameron suggested that the WPCC needed to increase the Levy to service pension payments. Does anyone know if this is the case?Lastly, I feel the projects the Consultation document cites to justify the additional income (under ‘The difference this additional income would make’) should already be covered under the ‘conservation and maintenance’ expenditure. So why do they need more income?Does anyone have any insights?
Catherine Schade ● 63d26 Comments ● 27d
A Soviet Space Shuttle, the Technik Museen, Speyer https://www.flickr.com/gp/m-j-i/9sW01322MCThis one had jet engines so was probably used for aerodynamics testing in the earth'satmosphere. Apparently one did a test flight in space but under remote control, without any crew (something the US couldn't do); then the Soviet Union collapsed and their were no funds to continue the programme.
Michael Ixer ● 28d0 Comments ● 28d
Hope everybody stays staff and no problems later today, with the bad weather coming. xx
Barbara Stevens ● 28d0 Comments ● 28d
Christmas trees being set up again for Christmas.
Barbara Stevens ● 29d1 Comments ● 28d
Can anyone please help with a possible legal conundrum. If I have a window cleaning round, as I understand it each and every customer would have to give signed written permission for me to keep a record of their address. However, if I had say 70 customers on the fictitious road Abercwmbucket Street would I be breaking Data Protection Law if I just kept a record of door numbers without recording the name of the street?I.E. 1-5-8-34- etc.
Neil Milkins ● 28d2 Comments ● 28d
Covent Garden, September 2011 https://flic.kr/p/aonKEw
Michael Ixer ● 29d2 Comments ● 29d
I have been trying to call them but the line doesn't even ring, it just cuts off! Is anyone else having trouble getting through to the surgery today?
Sue Hammond ● 29d1 Comments ● 29d
Just published on the BBC's websitehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-67273889
Ivonne Holliday ● 30d2 Comments ● 30d
Please consider signing the letter protesting about ticket office closures. Here is the linkhttps://act.newmode.net/action/trades-union-congress/save-your-south-western-railway-ticket-offices
Catherine Schade ● 146d19 Comments ● 30d
Snow in Putney, December 2010 https://flic.kr/p/92Pxxy
Michael Ixer ● 31d3 Comments ● 30d
Has anybody been in the Pub since it has reopened, looked at the prices of drinks and meals looks rather expensive. Shame not gone back to Wetherspoons.
Barbara Stevens ● 35d7 Comments ● 31d
The bubbling, sulphurous waters at Camp Flegrei near Naples https://flic.kr/p/PJycpVhttps://flic.kr/p/QoZPH5
Michael Ixer ● 32d0 Comments ● 32d
A clean air promotion in Abergavenny https://flic.kr/p/2oSb5jK
Michael Ixer ● 33d0 Comments ● 33d
National Black Cat Dayhttps://www.cats.org.uk/support-us/events/black-catsRemembering Jim, "the Beast" from a while ago :-)https://flic.kr/p/LceDg
Michael Ixer ● 34d2 Comments ● 34d
I was recently at the International Cyber Expo and - along with some other government agencies - the Met police were there displaying their information about cyber fraud and scams.This isn't just a Putney issue but from some previous forum posts I know some of you might be interested in this. Even for those aware of these dangers I thought this information could be useful to pass on to friends, family members or colleagues who might find it helpful - the PDFs can alway be printed for those without or unsure about using online access.This website has links to a number of audio/visual online guides detailing scams and frauds to be aware of, how to spot them and tips to avoid them.It also has a link to all the PDFs of the "Little Booklet" series about scams and frauds (which personally I prefer to the A/V format).https://www.met.police.uk/littlemediaThe Little Book of Big Scams is one definitely worth reading:https://www.met.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/media/downloads/central/advice/fraud/met/the-little-book-of-big-scams.pdfAnd there's also this anti-fraud campaign led by UK finance with information and download:https://www.takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/On the business front, for SMEs the Met also have their cyber protect initiatives that might be useful for some - from staff awareness presentations to cyber escape room exercises - and for free …https://www.met.police.uk/cyberprotectAnd for those at the more nerdy end of the spectrum who like playing with Internet of Things toys, the DSIT has it's new Secure by Design secure connected device accreditation scheme to enable checking whether devices comply with the latest government code of practice and legislation for these deviceshttps://www.securedbydesign.com/internet-of-thingsAnd you can check here whether that item you're considering purchasing has been accredited - although one should still take one's own security precautions (strong passwords, etc) as no accreditation guarantees 100% security …https://www.securedbydesign.com/member-companies/accredited-product-search(I'm sure you'll all be pleased to see Ring.com is listed in the IoT Smart Homes Security category! :-) )Finally, I know a number of people in Putney work in the City so they may wish to know about the City of London police's Cyber Griffin programme for businesses:https://cybergriffin.police.uk/#hero
Michael Ixer ● 44d6 Comments ● 34d
I'm looking for a handyman to insulate our loft eaves. There is currently very little insulation left so we just need it removing (will need to wear mask protection) and to add the new. the central area is boarded out so we won't need that area worked on.
Maxine Campbell ● 34d0 Comments ● 34d
Sunset over the autobahn https://www.flickr.com/gp/m-j-i/m9w2D848Ug
Michael Ixer ● 34d0 Comments ● 34d
...by Marcel de Graaff - Member of the European Parliament for FVD.09 March 2023Back in 2021, we had the revelation of emails from the German Interior Ministry which showed that it enlisted scientists to scare the population.Last year it, was revealed that the Covid statistics had been falsified by Dutch Health Minister Hugo de Jonge by inflating the numbers.And now we have the revelation of over 100,000 Whatsapp messages from former British Health Minister, Matt Hancock. The British “Daily Telegraph” has put them online as "The Lockdown Files.From all these revelations, it has been shown time and again that the coronavirus was no more deadly than other cold and flu viruses. As we know from flu and colds, these can be fatal to vulnerable, very old people. For anyone under 80, these viruses are almost never fatal. So it was with Covid-19. It was a common cold virus.Minister Matt Hancock had a discussion with then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, via Whatsapp about this low mortality rate. He wrote that this was a problem because it meant that vaccination targets would not be met.The Lockdown Files also show that in addition to the vaccines, other Covid measures were mainly intended to instil fear of the virus into the population.The revelations in Germany, the Netherlands and now especially in the United Kingdom show that the same Covid policy was deliberately followed in all these countries – policy which had nothing to do with the nature of the coronavirus. The Lockdown Files show that no special measures were needed, given the low mortality of the virus. The British government switched from publishing mortality rates to publishing the number of infections. The entire EU then switched and reported on Covid in the same way.Pushing through the vaccines and introducing the corresponding digital Covid pass was the real goal. For this, no means were shunned.Unvaccinated people were not simply portrayed as irresponsible but as anti-social, dangerous enemies of the state. There were threats of incarceration and forced vaccination. Unvaccinated people were fired. People were locked in their homes via curfews. Hospitals and nursing homes prohibited partners and children from visiting their sick spouses or parents, even when they were dying.From the beginning, there were medical experts who scientifically argued that the imposed measures were futile and warned against the vaccinations.Doctors who protested were silenced on social media. Doctors who prescribed effective drugs were punished with heavy fines and the revocation of their licence.The Lockdown Files show that the unvaccinated and Covid-critical doctors were right – and that there was absolutely nothing right about government policy.What also emerges from the Lockdown Files is the involvement of Bill Gates. Matt Hancock literally messages about Bill Gates, "He owes me one." In other words, Bill Gates owes me one because Hancock had millions of his vaccines injected.This so-called philanthropist bought shares in Big Pharma for $50 million and after the Covid hype was over sold those same shares for $500 million.The contracts with huge sums of money signed by governments with the pharmaceutical multinationals are still not public. The correspondence between Pfizer and EU President Ursula von der Leyen is still secret. The messages between Dutch minister Hugo de Jonge and Prime Minister Mark Rutte about Covid have supposedly been erased.It looks like the European Commission and the governments of EU member states were as aware of Covid’s low mortality as the British government. Their policies were almost identical, the flawed PCR test was accepted EU-wide, the Digital Covid pass became an international travel document, even the wording was almost identical. Several countries started using the same phrases at the same time: “from neighbourhood to neighbourhood, from house to house, from arm to arm.”The measures lacked any reasonable ground yet they violated basic human rights and fundamental freedoms. Physical and mental integrity were violated without justification.There must be government accountability for this in every state. As a Member of the European Parliament, I demand that the European Commission come to Parliament to account for this.Therefore, I ask the President of the European Parliament urgently to put on the agenda for the next Strasbourg session a debate on the Lockdown Files with Ursula von der Leyen.We will see whether the European Parliament wants to take up its controlling task or whether it is complicit in the biggest scandal of the century.Marcel de Graaff
Michael Brown ● 38d2 Comments ● 35d
From the TFL weekly email of doom: Until Monday 20 May 2024, there will be overnight closures from 21:00 until 06:00 on Upper Richmond Road between its junctions with Putney High Street/Putney Hill and Manfred Road for carriageway works.That's a long time. I presume the diversion will be up Putney Hill and the A3.
Alan Sherman ● 35d0 Comments ● 35d
I'm setting mine to 1940 when our Country had some Bo==ocks.
Barbara Stevens ● 35d1 Comments ● 35d
Words of wisdom (as if!) from the staggeringly incompetent and utterly useless Therese Coffey,: the recent, terrible floods were caused by .... the wrong kind of rain!
Richard Carter ● 36d8 Comments ● 35d
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Sue Hammond ● 36d5 Comments ● 35d
Does anybody local have a lovely cleaner who would be available to do a couple of extra hours every week? I was hospitalised for most of this year and have to accept that I will no longer be able to do my housework. I live in a small 2 bedroom terraced house in East Putney (near Wandsworth Park) and I will need someone trustworthy and reliable to do the usual household tasks dusting, vacuuming etc etc. No ironing required. Day and time can be very flexible. Cat friendly person preferred.😸I have phoned a couple of agencies but they aren't really interested in supplying someone for a few hours, and to be honest I would much prefer somebody who is personally recommended anyway. Many thanks.
Sue Hammond ● 40d6 Comments ● 35d
Cap on bankers' bonuses to be scrapped On 31 October 2023 so it seemshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-67206997
Ivonne Holliday ● 37d13 Comments ● 36d
Loads of road closures, details on the front page and dates. gas/water. Also phone numbers.
Barbara Stevens ● 37d2 Comments ● 36d
Arriving at Luxembourg https://flic.kr/p/2p93BxL
Michael Ixer ● 36d0 Comments ● 36d
This has made me laugh a lot. In today’s Metro, the story of a 230 ft Perspex passage, linking a Sainsburys store to its carpark. It became an unlikely sensation on Tripadvisor who “smelled a rat when it shot up the charts to become the highest rated attraction in the resort of Bude”.
Tripadvisor suspended reviews when they suspected they weren’t sincere, but have reinstated them. Here’s a few:
“I’ve travelled the world with the Royal Navy. I’ve been to the North Pole and I’ve tracked lemurs in Madagascar but nothing compares to the Bude Tunnel. You have to experience it to believe it”
“Nowhere else in Bude can you walk this far undercover in a straight line”
Another “spoke of starting at the car park end and ambling for hours”
Hopefully this photo will give you a good idea of “the sheer beauty and simplicity of the Bude Tunnel:
Martine Guy ● 37d0 Comments ● 37d
Greenwich Maritime Museum https://flic.kr/p/2oNEeZp
Michael Ixer ● 37d2 Comments ● 37d
The Bristol seagull with it's takeaway mussels https://flic.kr/p/2noo53V
Michael Ixer ● 38d2 Comments ● 37d
Some of the older smart meters will cease to function properly when the planned decommissioning of 2G and 3G networks takes place. Smart planning by someone?https://www.theregister.com/2023/10/23/millions_of_smart_meters_will/
Michael Ixer ● 37d0 Comments ● 37d
Now we know why Sunak needed to be out of the country without a proper press contingent. To avoid having to hear the two (excellent) by-election wins for Labour. Nick
Nicholas Evans ● 41d14 Comments ● 37d
Really can't believe what is happening to the World. It's non stop, all we hear is bad News. This isn't to do with Climate Change, this is madness. It proves we do not know who we are letting into our Country. They have no thought for peoples lives. As for the News on Luton Airport Car Park on Fire. I bet this could have been avoided if people stopped buying EV's. I've also seen pictures of New Malden ULEZ Camera's been cut down. Doesn't the Mayor etc realize all these restrictions people are retaliating.
Barbara Stevens ● 50d16 Comments ● 38d
Phone no. 07537150333 also 03330540477 These young men pretend to be Insurance Brokers. They appear to have the exact date your due to pay your Insurance, but unable to tell you who your Insurance Company is, they try to tell you they have helped you before. I rang the number back because they left a message on my answer machine, the young man kept saying I haven't left a message we don't leave messages. I said I have an Insurance Company wouldn't tell him who it was. When I put the phone down straight away the 03330540477 range another young man saying he had helped me before, it appears these 2 numbers are connected. I said I have Insurance. Googled and a scam.
Barbara Stevens ● 40d2 Comments ● 38d
Does anybody on here have garages belonging to RHP, Dyers Lane. About the same time Ed put on here about car being broken into about six weeks ago, one of my other half's garages got the lock broken and he is unable to get into it. Numerous calls to Richmond Council, nothing happens. Last week somebody was meant to come out and they never turned up. I rang Accounts who looked on the computer and said somebody their end had cancelled the appointment with out letting us know. All they say is ring complaints, which he did last week, which is Waldergrave Rd, Twickenham. Why would a department not be able to deal with something and keep telling you to ring complaints. I rang Richmond Mayors Office, who said they don't deal with it and gave me a couple of phone numbers. One of our Councillors my other half is E-mailing. But when I spoke to her she said they are awful and she has the same problem with Richmond. Seven weeks now this is not acceptable.
Barbara Stevens ● 38d0 Comments ● 38d
I see Harrods is selling a £28 steak sandwich. That's £2-50 per mouthful. How much should a sandwich cost?
Alexander MacLeod ● 39d1 Comments ● 39d
I see Harrods is selling a £28 steak sandwich. That's £2-50 per mouthful. How much should a sandwich cost?
Alexander MacLeod ● 39d2 Comments ● 39d
Presumably if found guilty of an offence we can send her home and ban her from a future return.Or better still 1st plane to Rwanda 😁😁
Andy Pike ● 43d44 Comments ● 39d
The Spires of Oxford https://flic.kr/p/2oGzFPr
Michael Ixer ● 39d0 Comments ● 39d
Near the Emett Clock, the Victoria Centre, Nottingham https://flic.kr/p/2ooaCyN
Michael Ixer ● 39d0 Comments ● 39d
So the Govt is now consulting on wet wipes. We've discussed them before and Fleur Anderson MP has spoken about them in Parliament calling for these wipes containing plastic to be banned. There have been petitions because they cause sewer blockages and overflows. These often happen causing blockages and overflows all the way down a street.For years these wipes containing plastic have been heavily marketed with little acknowledgement of their effect on the environment. I remember Thames Water taking a well known company to court and winning. There have also been huge campaigns for years to Bin it don't Flush it.Yet when these are flushed and mixed with all the fats and oils which should not be poured down the drains they cool and congeal into fatbergs. Some of these fatbergs in the sewers are the size of double decker buses and they have to be drilled out. There is part of one in the Natural History Museum and in the Museum of London.Volunteers with the charity Thames 21 have spent year after year cleaning the Thames and have been counting the number of wet wipes collected from the foreshore.It is definitely not at all pleasant when toilets back up and overflow into your home or office. Yet this will continue while unflushables are flushed - so don't believe the packaging - and don't do it!https://www.thames21.org.uk/event/big-wet-wipe-count-april-2023/https://www.gov.uk/government/news/consultation-launched-to-ban-wet-wipes-containing-plastic
Philippa Bond ● 46d5 Comments ● 40d
Andrew Bridgen MP reads out the stats, as recorded in the video (next post), confirming the scale of the damage caused by the Covid ‘vaccines’. Shocking and disgraceful at every level, but I think most people will find it interesting, including the clueless gullible vaxxed-up brain-dead mugs and sheeple:
Michael Brown ● 257d32 Comments ● 40d
Near the Emett Clock, the Victoria Centre, Nottingham https://flic.kr/p/2ooaCyN
Michael Ixer ● 40d0 Comments ● 40d
The Uber heading to the City at sunset https://flic.kr/p/2nPFyhZ
Michael Ixer ● 41d3 Comments ● 40d
The Control Room, The European Space Agency https://www.flickr.com/gp/m-j-i/6XjRpPtW70
It's empty as it's only occupied at critical mission stages such as launches, insertions into orbits, adjustments to flight paths, othe manoeuvres, re-entry phases, landings, etc.
Michael Ixer ● 42d4 Comments ● 41d
Cut A sky+ cable whilst gardening, can anyone recommend someone who can fix it for me?
John Grigg ● 42d0 Comments ● 42d
IT and Tea, my monthly free drop-in advice clinic is back, this Saturday, 21st October, from 11am to 1pm at Putney Pantry next to St Mary's Church in Putney. If you think you are paying too much for your mobile phone, Sky TV or broadband, if you were thinking of a new phone, laptop or tablet, or if you don't understand your current one, come along and ask! Does your device keep popping up messages asking you to update it and you're not sure what to do? I'll talk you through it.The session is friendly and completely free as always, but if you can, please support the Pantry by purchasing a drink or a snack. Peppa the dog and I will be at the long table from 11, ready to try and answer any questions you might have. No question is too simple or silly. You will not be tech shamed here!To get you started here are a couple of things to know:1. Scams - the rule is simple and it's this: If you have to ask if it's a scam, it's a scam. Follow this and you'll stay safe.2. Nobody should be paying more than about £10 per month for their mobile calls, texts and data. If you are, bring along your 3 most recent bills and we can look at them. I hope to see you on Saturday.All the best Mark PhillipsPersonal Technology Consultant07808 722829
Mark Phillips ● 42d0 Comments ● 42d
The Bank of England's Charter, 1694. The Bank of England Museum https://flic.kr/p/2p3DA5H
The Bank Charter sets out the conditions under which the Bank would operate. It was granted by the joint monarchs William and Mary, whose names are written at the top in an ornate script.
The Charter became official on 27 July 1694 when it was fixed with the Great Seal. This was done at Powis House, Lincoln's Inn Fields, by Sir John Somers, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal.
Michael Ixer ● 43d0 Comments ● 43d
Interesting news from Which - In addition to having all the appeal and grubbiness of a Soviet-era supermarket it seems that you would be better off at Waitrose." Sainsbury's is the priciest supermarket for a big shop if you don't use a loyalty card, according to the latest monthly analysis from Which?. Sainsbury's overtook Waitrose for the first time in our monthly analysis, which we've been running for years, becoming the most expensive supermarket to buy a trolley full of groceries from.Asda remained the cheapest non-discounter supermarket, at a hefty £33.52 cheaper than Sainsbury's. We also compared the price of a basket of 39 items. Here, Aldi was cheapest, with a total average cost of £67.72. "
Timothy Horgan ● 48d6 Comments ● 44d
A Soyuz space capsule; the National Space Museum, Leicester https://flic.kr/p/2p5f8SY
Michael Ixer ● 44d0 Comments ● 44d
UK at risk of massive security breach from national IT meltdownThe government is warned of a ‘major’ cyberattack by Russian and Chinese hackers if they keep ignoring warnings to fix HMRC’s crumbling computer systemhttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/cybersecurity-breach-hmrc-tax-b2408041.html
Ivonne Holliday ● 45d2 Comments ● 44d
A portable device for playing 45rpm singles. Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt:https://www.flickr.com/gp/m-j-i/fxV19Fz95T
The forerunner to the Sony Walkman from the 1960s - a portable device for playing 45rpm singles. Similar to one called the "Discatron" marketed in the UK but looking more stylish? I never knew anyone who owned one (this or a Discatron) and have only ever seen one in a museum
Michael Ixer ● 45d0 Comments ● 45d
The online feedback form closes at midnight tonight Friday 13th October. If you can please complete the form as this is the last chance to submit feedback to the development team before they submit their application to planning. The feedback form is open to all, not just residents.Anyone who has seen the latest plans will know how vague and poorly described they are. Residents are using this form to ask the council to pause on submitting the application and instead provide more detailed documents so that we can assess the impact of this development on our community and make an informed decision.Link to the feedback form: https://ashburtonsouth-homesforwandsworth.co.uk/#feedback-section Link to the plans: https://ashburtonsouth-homesforwandsworth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/34181-Ashburton-South-Roller-Banners-1000x2000mm-C10-LR.pdf
Shannon Goberville ● 48d2 Comments ● 45d
Despite promising to do so after Brexit, new research reveals that the UK has FAILED to ban 36 dangerous pesticides that are forbidden in the EU, some of which are highly toxic to bees 1/.Do sign this petition, please!https://act.38degrees.org.uk/act/ban-bee-killing-pesticides-23?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=blast2023-10-14&submit=true1/ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/sep/13/uk-fails-ban-pesticides-outlawed-use-in-eu
Ivonne Holliday ● 47d6 Comments ● 45d
The Royal Trinity Hospice is hugely involved in the community when it comes to end of life care. Until you're in the situation where you need them, you just don't know how wide ranging their role is. They rely a lot on monies raised from their shops too, as they're not fully funded. The Putney Society has organised a talk by Daniel Holloway, who is Head of Retail at the Royal Trinity Hospice. He'll talk about how they operate, the position of the shops within local communities, how sustainable retailing is at the forefront of their work, as well as how the Hospice works, and a bit about their wonderful gardens.Do come along and support them. 7.30pm Community Church, Werter Rd, SW15 2LL (opposite Sainsbury's)Monday 23 October.Refreshments availableDisabled access.
Putney Society ● 46d1 Comments ● 46d