Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Areas and Districts of Bolton

Areas Of Bolton

Ainsworth, Astley Bridge, Bank Top, Belmont, Blackrod, Bolton Road Estate, Bradshaw, Breightmet, Bromley Cross, Brownlow Fold, Burnden, Castle Hill, Chapeltown, Clifton, Cox Green, Darcy Lever, Daubhill, Deane, Delph Hill, Dimple, Doffcocker, Dove Bank, Dunscar, Eagley, Edgworth, Egerton, Engine Fold,
Entwistle, Farnworth, Fernhill Gate, Gilnow Park, Great Lever, Greenheys, Hall I'th Wood, Halliwell, Harper Green, Harwood, The Haulgh, Heaton, Highfield, Hill Top, Horrocks Fold, Horwich, Johnson Fold, Kearsley, Lever, Lever Edge, Leverhulme Park, Linnyshaw, Little Hulton, Little Lever, Lostock, Madams Wood, Markland Hill, Middlebrook, Mill Hill, Montserrat, Morris Green, Moses Gate, Moses Gate Country Park, New Bury, Nob End, North Turton, Peel, Prestolee, Radcliffe, Rivington, Roscow Fold, Rose Hill, School Hill, Sharples, Smithills, South Turton, Starling, Stoneclough, Tonge Fold, Tonge Moor, Top O Th Brow, Toppings, Walkden, Walshaw, Westhoughton, Willows, Wingates, Withins, Woolfold

Friday, 18 September 2009

The Lancashire Hotpots - Chippy Tea

The Lancashire Hotpots is a comedy folk band from St Helens, Merseyside, England, formed in December 2006. The members are Bernard Thresher (vocals, guitar, drums), Dickie Ticker (accordion, hand percussion), Bob Wriggles (bass, acoustic bass) and Willie Eckerslike (drums, vocals). Their songs make use of Lancashire dialect.
The Lancashire Hotpots record songs about Lancashire and other British culture (e.g. "Chippy Tea", "He's Turned Emo", "eBay Eck"). Their first single, "He's Turned Emo", gained over 230,000 plays on MySpace (as of 17 March 2008) and was featured on BBC Radio One by Colin Murray. Their debut album, Never Mind The Hotpots was a minor hit, reaching number one comedy album in the UK (on iTunes) and number two in the BBC 6 Music Album Charts.

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Thursday, 17 September 2009



Artex is a surface coating used for interior decorating, most often found on ceilings, which allows the decorator to add a texture to it. The name Artex is a trademark of Artex Ltd., a company based in the UK. Since 2005, the company has belonged to France's Saint-Gobain group.

Artex is the horse of the legendary hero Atreyu, the protagonist of The Neverending Story.

Artex and health risks
Until the mid-1980s, the Artex coating was made with white asbestos to strengthen it. This means that only old artex will contain asbestos and most probably any artex applied within the last 25 years will not contain any harmful material whatsoever. It is also worth noting that the texture is only harmful when in a powder form (i.e. being sanded) and poses no risk whatsoever while it is undisturbed on ceilings or walls and covered with emulsion paint. Inhaling microscopic asbestos fibres can cause asbestosis and mesothelioma - defined by the World Health Organization as cancers - so anyone removing the coating or working with a surface covered with it should wear protective clothing and masks – and the area being worked on should be sealed off. Professional advice is advisable and there is a national UK website where tradesman offer such advice at Removal of Artex is covered by the UK’s Asbestos (Licensing) Regulations 2006, which make it illegal (if it contains asbestos) for a contractor not licensed by the country’s Health and Safety Commission to undertake most work on asbestos coatings. However this has been recently reviewed. In the UK, once removed, Artex and any other substance containing asbestos must be disposed of as hazardous waste. If the coating is left alone and coated with paint and undamaged, it may be safe to leave the coating in place and managed 'in situ' by annual inspection. Plastering over the coating may ensure it is safely encapsulated.


The term plaster can refer to plaster of Paris (also known as gypsum plaster), lime plaster, or cement plaster. This article deals mainly with plaster of Paris / gypsum plaster.

Plaster of Paris is a type of building material based on calcium sulphate hemihydrate, nominally CaSO4·H2O. It is created by heating gypsum to about 150 °C.[1]

2 CaSO4·2H2O → 2 CaSO4·0.5H2O + 3 H2O (released as steam).

A large gypsum deposit at Montmartre in Paris is the source of the name.[1][2] When the dry plaster powder is mixed with water, it re-forms into gypsum. Plaster is used as a building material similar to mortar or cement. Like those materials plaster starts as a dry powder that is mixed with water to form a paste which liberates heat and then hardens. Unlike mortar and cement, plaster remains quite soft after drying, and can be easily manipulated with metal tools or even sandpaper. These characteristics make plaster suitable for a finishing, rather than a load-bearing material.

Plaster was a common building material for wall surfaces in a process known as lath and plaster, whereby a series of wooden strips on a studwork frame was covered with a semi-dry plaster that hardened into a surface. The plaster used in most lath and plaster construction was mainly lime plaster, with a cure time of about a month. To stabilize the lime plaster during curing, small amounts of Plaster of Paris were incorporated into the mix. Because Plaster of Paris sets quickly, "retardants" were used to slow setting time enough to allow workers to mix large working quantities of lime putty plaster. A modern form of this method uses expanded metal mesh over wood or metal structures, which allows a great freedom of design as it is adaptable to both simple and compound curves. Today this building method has been partly replaced with drywall, also composed mostly of gypsum plaster. In both these methods a primary advantage of the material is that it is resistant to a fire within a room and so can assist in reducing or eliminating structural damage or destruction provided the fire is promptly extinguished.

One of the skills used in movie and theatrical sets is that of "plasterer", and the material is often used to simulate the appearance of surfaces of wood, stone, or metal. Nowadays, plasterers are just as likely to use expanded polystyrene, although the job title remains unchanged.