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Old Apr 25th 2019, 3:29 pm
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B & Q is owned by Home Depot.
No it isn't, B&Q is owned by Kingfisher PLC, and I can't find any record of there being any substantial shareholder of Kingfisher, neither Home Depot or anyone else.

FWIW Kingfisher was formed in 1982 to buy out Woolworths (UK) and at that time Woolworths already owned B&Q.

ETA These are the ten largest shareholders in Kingfisher PLC, all are fund managers.



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Now I am scared 😱 service there has been bad and it’s only a quarter of the size of Home Depot.
That may be the case, but it isn't Home Depot's fault!

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Old Apr 26th 2019, 11:26 am
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Lovely Sammy was that sunset or sunrise ? Where are you? I used to love the misty mornings .I lived in the dunes in Ainsdale
It was sunrise and in Scarisbrick. We took the dog for a walk in the dunes at Birkdale over the Easter weekend .. it was beautifully
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Roger Moore (007 fame) use to live in that round house a long time ago, apparently.
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Originally Posted by EdandPaula View Post
Roger Moore ..... used to live in that round house a long time ago, apparently.
Which round house?

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Old May 5th 2019, 4:58 pm
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Check out post 341. That round house.
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Originally Posted by EdandPaula View Post
Check out post 341. That round house.
Wow .. it’s for sure an affluent area I will have to research it.
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It is a lovely area, Royal Birkdale gold course is across from that house. I grew up round the corner from that house. The immediate area is pricey now but more affordable stuff is not far away.
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It is a lovely area, Royal Birkdale gold course is across from that house. I grew up round the corner from that house. The immediate area is pricey now but more affordable stuff is not far away.
Lovely we moved back to the UK in February and live in Scarisbrick with mother. I do love this area ..
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My wife and I are returning for a 2 weeks visit to see my parents, will be going up to the West Coast of Scotland for a week, hopefully be moving next year to Scotland.
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Originally Posted by EdandPaula View Post
Check out post 341. That round house.
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My wife and I are returning for a 2 weeks visit to see my parents, will be going up to the West Coast of Scotland for a week, hopefully be moving next year to Scotland.
Wonderful , if your family are still in the area of Birkdale they will be feeling in the increase in traffic as the Masters is at Hillside next week.
I am loving the UK and so is my hubby ( who is not from the UK) Even the weather has been gracious since our return .
Scotland is beautiful I am smitten by Cornwall spent many Summer Holidays in St Ives with the family.

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I just wanted to say thanks to everyone that took the time to contribute information in this thread and help my friends find the idea place to call home. My friends have found their dream home in the Manchester area and they are over the moon. He went back over to the UK for one week to finalize their decision and all though both of them were on the same page, she popped over for a few days just to be sure about the neighborhood and house. They love the schools for their kids and their timing was perfect in finding this home. Inspections have gone smoothly. They are about to be UK home owners.
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My wife and two of our kids are discussing the possibility of a move to London if everyone can agree to the idea. London is being used as a incentive to encourage the middle kid to make the move to the UK. At this point it's only conversation and what if's. My darling wife know how to work a deal and will do nearly every sneaky trick to get all our children close to where we'll be living and not left behind in America. So for that reason she is trying to sweeten the idea of moving to the UK by highlighting major attractions.

I'm not excited about the idea of moving to London. I've done the whole big city thing when we were much younger in NYC and although it was amazing back then that was quite some time ago. So my question is this, what possible good reasons are there for living in the London area that we couldn't find in other areas of the UK but without the traffic and pollution issues?
Only thing that comes to mind is more culture. I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything by not living in Manhattan and we can fly there for next to nothing for a short weekend.

But we are a majority rule family depending on the issue. And I might have to give in. Not sure if another huge city would make sense.

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I'm not excited about the idea of moving to London. I've done the whole big city thing when we were much younger in NYC and although it was amazing back then that was quite some time ago. So my question is this, what possible good reasons are there for living in the London area that we couldn't find in other areas of the UK but without the traffic and pollution issues?
Plenty of job opportunities and shorter commute.
However, that is offset by the VERY high house prices; the pollution and the traffic.
You also have the potential of very nice areas alongside very deprived areas.
In addition, you will soon have the ULEZ - The Ultra-Low Emission Zone which will ban most vehicles from central London.
Choose a nice market town with good transport links into London to get your next culture fix.
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