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Re: Brexit - now we see what it means.

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:09 am

Shan wrote:Ah here. All the auld feckers are rabbiting on about times past. Can't compete with that. The first time I ever travelled back in time was in 1999 and by then the only thing ya noticed around the border was miles instead of kilometres. :D
Yer clearly a nipper. Back in the day, the 26 counties had miles rather than km too. :roll:

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Shan wrote:Ah here. All the auld feckers are rabbiting on about times past. Can't compete with that. The first time I ever travelled back in time was in 1999 and by then the only thing ya noticed around the border was miles instead of kilometres. :D
Yer clearly a nipper. Back in the day, the 26 counties had miles rather than km too. :roll:

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He's probably not even old enough to remember the common currency = him to c1980 if memory serves.
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Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Shan wrote:Ah here. All the auld feckers are rabbiting on about times past. Can't compete with that. The first time I ever travelled back in time was in 1999 and by then the only thing ya noticed around the border was miles instead of kilometres. :D
Yer clearly a nipper. Back in the day, the 26 counties had miles rather than km too. :roll:

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The brit mile is 1760 yards whereas the irish mile was 2240 yards in it's day.
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Post by pwrmoore » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:36 am

Rooster wrote:
Cap'n Grumpy wrote:I don't recall the separate tax disc, but then I was too young to drive back then.

I wouldn't have been a regular cross border traveller, but do recall doing it a number of times in both directions and seem to recall being stopped just once - briefly - and waved on after a "nothing to declare". Other times just waved through without so much as a by your leave.

Not the hardest of borders in my recollection, but I'm sure you crossed it much more often than I.
Distinctly remember the triangular tax or else was a goods permit ?
I was being driven but would have been across 4 or 5 times a week
I remember that Triangular thingy too Rooster but it had disappeared by the early seventies.
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Post by pwrmoore » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:42 am

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Shan wrote:Ah here. All the auld feckers are rabbiting on about times past. Can't compete with that. The first time I ever travelled back in time was in 1999 and by then the only thing ya noticed around the border was miles instead of kilometres. :D
Yer clearly a nipper. Back in the day, the 26 counties had miles rather than km too. :roll:

:D

Until fairly recently and (and perhaps still - but I can't be sure) there were a mixture of roadsigns still available in Donegal. You'd have to look carefully to determine whether the distances were in km or miles. If you didn't know it could get very confusing the way the distances left to travel changed up and down from roadsign to roadsign.
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Post by pwrmoore » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:43 am

big mervyn wrote:
Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Shan wrote:Ah here. All the auld feckers are rabbiting on about times past. Can't compete with that. The first time I ever travelled back in time was in 1999 and by then the only thing ya noticed around the border was miles instead of kilometres. :D
Yer clearly a nipper. Back in the day, the 26 counties had miles rather than km too. :roll:

:D
He's probably not even old enough to remember the common currency = him to c1980 if memory serves.
Simpler times Merv and very convenient if you lived close tot he border :D
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Post by Rooster » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:16 am

solidarity wrote:I remember them as red. Funny thing memory, clearly not what it used to be. My dad used to drive us south in our Hillman Minx (no doubt an unacceptably sexist name these days). We'd stop in a layby a few miles across the border, get out the primus stove for proper fresh tea and wolf down ham baps and my mum's apple tart before continuing the long trek to Bray, where our friends lived. Happy days. I'm coming over all nostalgic.
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Post by Shan » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:08 am

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Shan wrote:Ah here. All the auld feckers are rabbiting on about times past. Can't compete with that. The first time I ever travelled back in time was in 1999 and by then the only thing ya noticed around the border was miles instead of kilometres. :D
Yer clearly a nipper. Back in the day, the 26 counties had miles rather than km too. :roll:

:D
I do remember the mile signs of course but as you say it was back in the day. We had the wee white boxes along the side of the roads showing the miles.
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Post by Shan » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:12 am

mid ulster maestro wrote:
Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Shan wrote:Ah here. All the auld feckers are rabbiting on about times past. Can't compete with that. The first time I ever travelled back in time was in 1999 and by then the only thing ya noticed around the border was miles instead of kilometres. :D
Yer clearly a nipper. Back in the day, the 26 counties had miles rather than km too. :roll:

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The brit mile is 1760 yards whereas the irish mile was 2240 yards in it's day.
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How fecking old are you MUM? As far as I know that was prior to the act of union. :D
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Post by Shan » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:18 am

big mervyn wrote:
Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Shan wrote:Ah here. All the auld feckers are rabbiting on about times past. Can't compete with that. The first time I ever travelled back in time was in 1999 and by then the only thing ya noticed around the border was miles instead of kilometres. :D
Yer clearly a nipper. Back in the day, the 26 counties had miles rather than km too. :roll:

:D
He's probably not even old enough to remember the common currency = him to c1980 if memory serves.
1979 wasn't it? First time I really needed to be aware of different currency was 1982 when I went on my first holiday outside Ireland, to Jersey. IR£1 = GBP 0.79 then. Feckers I thought even though I was only 7 at the time. My IR£40 yielded just over £30. Then when I got to Jersey I realised everything cost less than half the home prices so I was delighted. :D
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Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:48 am

Yep, 1979 when the European Exchange Rate mechanism brought in a formal exchange rate between GB£ and IR£ (Punt)

This because Ireland joined the European Monetary System in 1978 but UK opted out.

Prior to that,1IR£ =1GB£. I always liked the animals on the Irish coins (which were minted by Royal Mint in UK. Irish Hare (on the old thruppence I think), salmon(on the 2 bob??) stag and horse (half-crown???) come to mind. Anyone remember the others? Was it a dog in the Irish tanner?
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Cap'n Grumpy wrote:Yep, 1979 when the European Exchange Rate mechanism brought in a formal exchange rate between GB£ and IR£ (Punt)

This because Ireland joined the European Monetary System in 1978 but UK opted out.

Prior to that,1IR£ =1GB£. I always liked the animals on the Irish coins (which were minted by Royal Mint in UK. Irish Hare (on the old thruppence I think), salmon(on the 2 bob??) stag and horse (half-crown???) come to mind. Anyone remember the others? Was it a dog in the Irish tanner?
Stag was the punt coin. Bull on the shilling, rooster on the penny. They used the same horse on the 20p.
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Post by Shan » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:19 pm

Ken Clarke eh.

Hilarious response from the DUP. Saying Clarke is out of touch really is comedy gold from that quarter.

Fleggory must have been asleep during maths class as he said that Clarke was out of step with the majority of his own party. Last time I checked 118 is not a majority of the tory party.

I can see why you lot prefer the English to rule you than rely on yer homebreds. Similar to Ulster rugby really. Ye feck it up without outsiders to help ye along.
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Post by mid ulster maestro » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:39 am

Glad to see you putting the wooden spoon you got for Christmas to good use there Shan. :lol:
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Post by Dave » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:19 am

mid ulster maestro wrote:Glad to see you putting the wooden spoon you got for Christmas to good use there Shan. [emoji38]
Think he got a new fishing rod too...
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