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Dougie Swan26/02/2018 18:01:36
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I have a collection of ME mags dating from ( I think ) 1990 till a few years ago

From 1990 till about 1993 ish they are bound in ME binders

Some are in box files or ring binders and those ones have been punched

There are also later ones loose that I never got round to filing

I counted around 20 box files/ binders today

As the title says they are free to anyone who wants them but you will have to pay for shipping, if you are close enough collection will be fine or I can put them on a pallet for a courier

I want them to go as one lot rather than split them up

Apologies if I have put this in the wrong section

get in touch if anyone interested


Brian H26/02/2018 18:04:14
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Hello Dougie, it would help if we knew roughly where you live.


Steambuff26/02/2018 18:06:58
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Dougie's profile says "I live in West Calder in West Lothian"


Neil Wyatt26/02/2018 18:53:44
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Posted by BDH on 26/02/2018 18:04:14:

Hello Dougie, it would help if we knew roughly where you live.


So is that "The West Lothian Question"?

Dougie Swan26/02/2018 19:10:13
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my postcode is eh558bg

norman valentine26/02/2018 19:24:51
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"So is that "The West Lothian Question"?"


Good one Neil.


Edited By norman valentine on 26/02/2018 19:25:18

Dougie Swan26/02/2018 20:00:56
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how many people know what the west lothian question is?

Billy Bean26/02/2018 20:05:41
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Posted by Dougie Swan on 26/02/2018 20:00:56:

how many people know what the west lothian question is?

Would that be the same question that is also known as the - english question ?

Dougie Swan26/02/2018 20:06:52
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Dont know the asnswer to that one billy


Billy Bean26/02/2018 20:11:31
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The West Lothian question,[1] also known as the English question,[2] refers to whether -- etc.

Dougie - try wikipedia

Cannot add any more as Neil recently told me that posts about politics, sex, etc, etc , were not allowed.

Dougie Swan26/02/2018 20:15:05
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Thanks Billy

I just didnt know there were two seperate names for the same conumdrum


norman valentine26/02/2018 22:43:40
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Dougie, good luck with trying to find a home for your mags. I had an almost complete set from 1940-1995 and advertised them at a price that would cover my costs. Very few takers, instead I am reading them, keeping the few that seem important to me and the rest go in the dustbin. I have got rid of threequarters of them and am still working my way through the pile. I am currently reading wartime issues from 1940, the staples are so thin that they have rusted away. It is such a waste.

OuBallie27/02/2018 11:08:50
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The British Heart Foundation will take any left over.

They took my duplicate sets.

Geoff - Freed up a lot of shelf space in the Workshop.

RJW27/02/2018 11:52:16
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For the last few days I've been working through my collection too, no one wants them even free, they're a mine of information and too good to throw away, so I've decided to put them in lever arch files, working a treat so far and coming across many articles that are revving me up to get my backside into the workshop ...... but maybe when it warms up a bit ...........

I remove the staples, lift out any centre pages with full page spreads - usually the general arrangement and dimensioned drawings, guillotine off the spine, then take out the front cover, index and all project and interesting articles, the rest, such as back covers, adverts, postbag and other general guff goes in the bin,
So far, I'm getting two full years plus front covers and index pages in a single lever arch file, all index pages at the front for easy reference with front covers on each month as per the mag', the heap of chuck away pages is thicker than the stuff going in the binders by a mile,
Wish I'd done this years ago instead of wondering what to do with all the paper wrapped volumes on my garage shelves.


Bob Youldon27/02/2018 14:34:42
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Hi John,

That's a brilliant idea, like yourself I've got hundreds, I go from November 1959 to date, I store them in the loft, they're over our bedroom but as luck will have it they're over my wife's side! But I'll keep that idea in mind.



RJW28/02/2018 10:19:40
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Thanks Bob, with hindsight, I really should have done it years ago, they'd have been nearly done now cheeky

Similar problem to you as well, unfortunately those in the loft are on my side, hey ho, decided I needed to shift things though when we started finding doors getting hard to open, stud walls ain't what they used to be.

Another big plus of putting the cropped pages in binders, I can pull any of them out to scan them into the pc as A4's or whichever flavour they were printed,and run copies off in A3 on my printer, makes them much easier to read without messing up the originals, coming across some very interesting stuff too,



Edited By RJW on 28/02/2018 10:21:04

DMB28/02/2018 10:52:55
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Hi Bob,

Does Chris know?


Marischal Ellis28/02/2018 12:12:20
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Hi D

Sent a PM.


Marischal Ellis28/02/2018 12:12:21
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Hi D

Sent a PM.


mechman4828/02/2018 12:45:01
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Had the same result when I had a clear out last Sept / Oct when redoing the bungalow; had over 100 + mags' that no body wanted, even on here, so they went to the recycling bin, pity. Now continuing digital & print subs so have two avenues for ref.


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