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by BENIDORM
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 61
Views: 1681

Re: Disappearing History

Mark I fully understand your views and respect them. However my point is that it won't stop with 'slave traders' , already they are discussing removing Roman statues. And I really don't see why some are having to apologise for acts carried out by previous generations, we've already moved on, surely ...
by BENIDORM
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 61
Views: 1681

Re: Disappearing History

Well as I thought, most of the thugs who have been destroying statues and defacing memorials are politically motivated extremists. This situation got out of hand very quickly, what a sad state of affairs No allowance has been made for the fact that several hundred years ago life was very different, ...
by BENIDORM
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 61
Views: 1681

Re: Disappearing History

At the moment I'm really so busy, preserving history !! So I'm not in a position to write lengthy replies ,but I do appreciate all of the interesting views added .. :thumbup: All I will say is that I feel that it's important to ensure that all history , in whatever form, is made available to everyon...
by BENIDORM
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 61
Views: 1681

Re: Disappearing History

GoE, Good to hear that you enjoyed visiting the Liverpool museums and I think that they give quite a balanced view of slavery and many other interesting subjects. Birkenhead is also worth visiting ,I particularly liked visiting the German U-Boat , a bit eerie for me as it's very similar the the A.bo...
by BENIDORM
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 61
Views: 1681

Re: Disappearing History

Maybe some of the more long-standing members will recall my thread about the TSMS Lakonia Disaster.? I spent a lot of time researching where the victims had been buried and eventually with the help of many of the members and the A.Com Management we were able to place a memorial plaque at the cemeter...
by BENIDORM
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Gibraltar
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: Gibraltar

A friend of mine told me that they visited Gib the other day, no problem , they took their Residencia papers and other papers like a copy of the padron with them, quickly in to Gib. but a long wait as usual to get out...

Hope this helps.
Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 61
Views: 1681

Re: Disappearing History

I agree with most of the very sensible comments made here, however .. 'Going Overboard' with comments--Not At All. It has taken the horrific and tragic killing of one man to kick off all of the present protests and ONE toppling of a relatively unkown statue could easily lead to much more outcry and ...
by BENIDORM
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 61
Views: 1681

Re: Disappearing History

Gerry, I believe all monuments, statues, paintings etc., from history should be preserved and if necessary put in a 'villains' museum, where anyone can go and view and research them. Do you really agree that Winston Churchill's statue should be dismantled, if some had their way. ?. Many ancient monu...
by BENIDORM
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 61
Views: 1681

Re: Disappearing History

Gerrynag, I understand your viewpoints however it's Not about changing history it's about removing artefacts in the form of monuments etc., which takes away the chance to study and understand previous centuries. And any form of yob and mob rule in my books is not on ! I'm an amateur local historian ...
by BENIDORM
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 61
Views: 1681

Re: Disappearing History

Thanks again to everyone for putting forward your different views on what without doubt is a very emotive issue/subject. Elusive, Your kind words and thoughts are most gracious and well received by me, Thank you.... A little encouragement goes a long way.. :thumbup: alpiniSi, Your interaction with t...
by BENIDORM
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 61
Views: 1681

Re: Disappearing History

THANKS ALL, for your good input , thoughts and suggestions :thumbup: I've always thought that a famous persons life achievements, good and bad should be made available for study. Some statues should be moved to more appropriate sites such as museums, but where do you 'draw the line ' as others have ...
by BENIDORM
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 61
Views: 1681

Disappearing History

Did I mention my passionate interest in History ? :think: Well I wasn't going to comment about the problems in several countries with regard to the vandalising and distruction of historical monuments, but it worries me that similar mindless distruction could happen in Spain. History happened , it ca...
by BENIDORM
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Applying for UK Pension in Spain
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: Applying for UK Pension in Spain

I applied online for my UK pension first, waited until I received it and then applied at the INSS office for the Spanish pension, it worked well and the Spanish pension is backdated to the date that you applied for it.

Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: My Bread Machine Has Been Working Overtime.!
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

Re: My Bread Machine Has Been Working Overtime.!

Wicksey, Sorry, I didn't see your post in the Amigos Lounge, I don't go down to the basement very often.. :D But great to see that you and others have been making good use of their bread machines. Just before the lockdown I bought 4 of the big bags of flour in Mercadona, very reasonably priced and g...
by BENIDORM
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: My Bread Machine Has Been Working Overtime.!
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

My Bread Machine Has Been Working Overtime.!

We've used bread machines for a long time to produce our own tasty loaves with all sorts of exotic ingredients, previously it was used about 3 times a week but because of the splendid selection now available in the supermarkets it had reduced down to once every ten days. But during the lockdown we'v...
by BENIDORM
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1663
Views: 39294

Re: Coronavirus

I'm sure that over-reactions and knee-jerk responses in some areas were probably happening, however if the safety measures hadn't been put in place who knows that maybe there would be men with carts now going around the streets shouting out 'Bring out your dead'. :think: It's a bit like sitting on t...
by BENIDORM
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1663
Views: 39294

Re: Coronavirus

BC,
I agree with your sentiments wholeheartedly, unfortunately I suspect that it will be the already megarich who will come out on top.

I always have and always will encourage entrepeneureal spirit....

Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1663
Views: 39294

Re: Coronavirus

There will be always some who benefit from others misfortune.. :(

And when others fall from power because of their greed and lust for power their victims will be affected by 'Schadenfreude'.

What a wonderful world we live in.. :think:

Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Charco Negro, Loja
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Charco Negro, Loja

Patricia,
I look forward to meeting up with you and your group... :thumbup:

Regards,
Gordonious
by BENIDORM
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1663
Views: 39294

Re: Coronavirus

Personally although I'm not particulary 'frightened' of catching something , I wouldn't like to think that I was responsible for spreading it to others. So commonsense rules methinks, just lets see what happens in a few weeks , maybe ? I've actually enjoyed being in 'lockdown' I've got loads done in...