I was a Police patrol officer in 1966 and can assure you this was not common practice. Anyone doing this would likely be reported for driving without due care and attention.
No one in the UK driving in the dark, turns off headlights leaving only side lights on. No one ever has done this as it would be highly dangerous. Drivers are expected to dip headlights in the face of on coming traffic. Failure to do so is very likely to blind drivers coming in the opposite direction and this is why they can easily get upset.
Whilst in Wales, I hope you don’t have to ask directions to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
It’s the UKs longest place name by far.
My grandson flies Boeing 737s and being concerned, I wrote to him following the latest crash. Here is a relevant part of his response to me:
“From what I’ve read, it all sounds very similar to the lion air accident. At ***** we do have some of these aircraft, although I’m yet to fly one. After the lion air accident, we were issued with guidance on how to deal with unreliable airspeed and elevator trim problems. Whether this info also got through to the Ethiopian pilots, I don’t know. At ****** we have been reassured that if the correct actions are taken, it is a very manageable problem and not a safety threat. I’m sure as an airline we’ll receive more information in the coming days but rest assured, we’ll only fly the aircraft if it’s safe.”
Has no one heard about the Nigerian guy who died recently and the authorities found the equivalent of 20m dollars in Naira (Nigerian currency) amongst his possessions. Documentation they found showed that he’d been trying to export it into peoples bank accounts for 20 years, but no one believed him.
Can any significance be drawn from the fact that all these reported incidents occurred either in the US or Canada.
Richard Hill must be a fairly common name, and with no middle name or initial, I'm don't know if searching for the name will yield the correct one.
Check the earlier responses. He’s been found.
Bob Smith wrote:
Can you imagine a Muslim country stopping their religious festivals being altered the same way in their schools.
Quite rightly so and why should they?
I used to work with a Hindu guy who said that he supported anyone’s religious festival as it often meant time off work and lots of good food.
If one can’t stand the tradition and celebration of a country, than why the fuck they migrate there in the first place
It’s not the immigrants that are causing the problem. It’s those idiotiotic nationals claiming political correctness, etc. that in my experience immigrants don’t give a shit about.
Check out Jim Hill and Sam Hill,
Sorry Ab7rn, but without further information checking out these names is virtually impossible.
Taking as a parameter dates 10 years either side of Richard Hill’s year of birth and using Somerset, England as a control, the results are impossible to search unless you have a lot more time than me.
There are 13,633 references to James Hill and 4,143 for Samuel Hill.
Without much more information searching the names you suggest is not practical.
Donald, check out the Wincanton area in and around 1852.
Another route is via his brother, Frank G Hill. There’s a good chance they were both born in the UK in a similar location and as generally families in those days tended to remain in area close to where they originated there should be some good leads using Somerset as the search area.
On 1 January 1921 Richard Hill appears in the Census records for New Jersey
He is at a house where the head of the family is listed as John Stevens. Also there is John Steven’s wife Louise and their 11 year old daughter, Bessie.
Richard Hill is listed as Father in Law.
How about this then?
Richard Hill was an unmarried farmer who lived in the Waneta area. Two border crossing records, in 1926 and 1931, show him visiting a brother in Orillia WA, Frank G. Hill.
The 1911 Census of Canada shows his arrival from England as 1882. The border crossing record for 1931 reads "Philadelphia - 1882 - Indiana" for seaport, date of landing, and place of citizenship, implying he initially went to the U.S and became a citizen. According to the 1921 Census of Canada, he arrived in Canada in 1899, and naturalized in 1902.
As of 14 Oct 2014, this contributor has been unable to determine his place of death.
What a very STUPID and very UNINTELLIGENT remark to make to a child !
Perhaps a sense of humour transplant might be worth considering.
In a former life I was a UK police officer and one night whilst in uniform driving an unmarked car in a large city centre, I pulled up at a ‘T’ junction. Perhaps I was slower pulling out than normal, but I was looking for a reported offender. A car pulled up behind me and the driver began blasting his horn a most aggressive manner. Slowly I opened my car door, got out and put my cap on. Very slowly I walked back to this car, watching the driver squirm as I did so. He wound down the window and I said to him, “Is there something you wanted me for?”
I’ve seen embarrassment and people wishing the ground would open and swallow them, but nothing as great as this.