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  1. Thanks Shaun I'll take note when getting the installation work done.
  2. Thanks Simon this is most helpful.
  3. Thanks for that, sounds like I have saved myself money and a hassle, as I was just looking a buying a WiFi set on Saturday and get installed. I was slightly unsure about the WiFi, as we have other gadgets connected to WiFi and not sure of the cross interference.
  4. After having the wife's Honda car Catalytic Convertor cut off during the early hours on Friday morning, by some scum bags. I am looking at now installing CCTV for internal and external use. I just wondered if anyone can recommend a decent one, with phone connectivity without paying mega bucks. The replacement exhaust cost enough, as they hadn't unbolted the Cat, they just cut through the front and rear section of the exhaust. This is an ongoing crime with all cars with Catalytic Converters and I was made aware of just how rife this has been in our area and surrounding area for the last year. In fact there was a car only 1 mile away which had the Cat cut off the previous week, which I only found out when speaking to the police. Going the insurance route became a waste of time, as any car over 10 years old is usually written off. Even taking the write off money and then taking off the Excess and new insurance doubling in price. Also, it will have to have a new MOT and be marked as a write off, it became pointless and had to take the hit for it. All in all, with taking time off, new exhaust and other parts that have been damaged, it's going to cost hundreds. Hind sight is a great thing, but even with motion sensor lights on the front of the house and the car parked right by the front of the house and parked no more that a Wing Mirrors width against my old car and my new car parked right at the back of it, the thieves managed to squeeze past to the drivers side. Then Jacked up the car and then using a battery powered Saw, cut though the exhaust. It wasn't even the original Cat, but an After Market replacement 3 years ago and at best, £30 scrap. The neighbour has a good description of someone pulling up in between our house and their house as she was closing the bedroom curtains about 9.30pm. Sadly she didn't see the car make or registration, due to the hedges and tree. Someone got out, left the car running and the door open and began to look down our path and then round the outside of my car. The neighbour thought they were looking for a house number, then the person walked back to the car got in and drove off; The neighbour never thought anymore to it. It was only in the morning when my wife started up the car, it sounded like the manifold was blowing. I told her to drive it to a friends garage and when they got it up on the ramps, they told her the Cat had been cut off. So upon on deep reflection, CCTV could have not only saved us a lot of money, but all the hassle of loosing a car for her work, taking the young grandchildren to and from school, which she has to drive two different schools and it is not just a nice to have vehicle, it is a vital family tool. So it's CCTV first and then looking at changing the car without a Catalytic Converter on the next vehicle.
  5. Whilst Equity release is alarming, it's well worth reading this News Article "I came home to find my house had been stolen! Fraudsters intercepted my mail, altered Land Registry records - and got their hands on my property".
  6. My father never would speak about the war, but on the odd occasion he would say the odd thing after a good few beers late at night. It was only after his death in the 90's that we actually learnt that he was one of only four survivors when his boat was blown up in the Channel. He was lucky when he was called back from going on the Hood to serve on another ship and his best Naval mate went on it and the Hood was sunk. He had 4 other Brothers who went to War. Billy was injured and discharged. Matty had such severe stomach injuries on D-Day he had the last Sacraments 3 times and did survive, but mentally scared him for life. Tommy was one of the last few from the retreat of Dunkirk beaches and heading back to the beaches the Officer said "Every man for themselves" Tommy said he can't swim as the boats were pulling out and the officer said then "God help you" He went in to the sea and Doggy paddled as much as he could and was finally pulled on to the last few remaining boats. Dennis, was on Corvettes and had a near miss when he got blind drunk on his leave an missed the train back to port. The boat he should have been on, only sailed for 1hr an it was blown out the water and all hands lost. The ironic thing is that he is listed on the War Memorial as going down and killed, but he was moved to another ship and survived the war.
  7. Happy Birthday Micky P (Prendergast) Wolverhampton 70 today. All the best Larry & Elaine
  8. After 2/3 years thinking about it, I finally made the decision and sold my entire collection last year. I had a number of reasons for doing so, some included theft and then the Insurance to claim, especially not listing and validation etc. Most important was a few people I know sold up and I was always mindful, that one day through age, it would be a case of down hill health or death and then you have boxes and boxes or records sitting about. It was painful to let records go that meant so much to me and my wife, but we had logically planned what we were going to do with the money. I was re-investing it in the house for our own comforts, which we will possible need in later years. I am not advocating that everyone should sell up, it's their own choice on what they do or don't do. Our life style is different to 10 years ago and in another 10 years I don't wanna be over 70 wheeling record boxes about to sell records. I have some great memories of the soul scene and still go out when we want to and I don't feel the need and pressure to buy the next record anymore. Whilst some people are still buying, I have spoken to Four people in the last week and One who has recently sold up and three others planning to. Best of luck to those who still buy records and the best of luck to those who sell up.....5% of me is Sad, but 95% is glad I'm off the Merry Go Round!!
  9. Me and my mate Neil Brewin went to the New 67 Club (Former Noddys Night Club?) that night. I remember going early, as we thought this was going to be rammed and a big queue of soulies...How wrong! We went straight in without no fuss, I think that was the setting for the night. I remember people leaving early and we decided to go before it finished. The location of the club was not in the best of places and frequented by Ladies of the night, Dealers and Pimps and of course they were in that night. We never bothered going to another ICSC venue again.
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  11. Many many good "B" sides, but there is one for me which is one heart wrenching tune - Edwin Starr - If my heart could tell a story - TMG 692 - "A" Side Way over there
  12. No wishing to spoil the DB find, but I have read about the Frank Wilson and like to state the following and could back up Rob's statement. Back in about 1999/2000 I had a conversation with a known West Midlands DJ and we got on the subject about FW. I must say that I have never found this person to be untruthful and is totally honest, so this is what he stated to me. "There are not two FW's there are five and the three are in private collections in the UK, which have been undisclosed to the soul world. All I can tell you is, that one (The 3rd one) is in the hands of a West Midlands collector and I have seen and handled it when I went round to his house; This was not a copy, but 100% genuine. I did ask him who this was and he was not saying the collectors name as he swore he would not say who had it or how he got it, but he lives in the West Midlands. The other two copies by all accounts are in the hands of collectors who have a passion for collecting Rare Records and live in the south of England and got a lot of cash. I've said - Now for the Tin Hat
  13. In Mint I would have thought a minimum of £75 upwards, hope this helps

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