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You mentioned "Ten for a tanner" but you guessed wrong with the Brand as Ten for sixpence would have been Players Mrdium, "Wild Woodbines" and "Players (Savage) Weights" were Ten for Fourpence (4d.), and I will go through my old papers Jane and send them on  dickie X.....................

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General Discussion / Re: Election
« on: May 29, 2010, 02:58:02 PM »
I always had the impression The Menzies Line was a demarkation line which  the Australian government were prepared to cede to the JAPANESE

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General Discussion / Re: Funerals
« on: May 29, 2010, 02:49:16 PM »
Hi re post above who was your old Scout Leader?  past prefabs resident :)
  DICKIE  when in the 13th Lewisham  South my Scoutmasters were Dr. Stirling 1936 0n, followed by the Vicar of St. Barnabas The Reverend Fred Sayer up to the War followed by two others who I only knew as Frank followed by Fred . we managed to lose a few like Bert Jordan RAF, Ivan Plumb RAF,Arthur Adams RAF, plus a half dozen other unfortunates . Fred Sayer married Lucy,Lady Motte and we all went to the wedding at Much Hadham.    dickie............. X

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General Discussion / Re: Election
« on: May 25, 2010, 11:53:38 PM »
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Same here in canuck land, we should have the extra box to check.   Smiffy---the rebellious  :)
We need one here in Australia - Voting is compulsory.  We may have an election this year.  Our current PM is useless, promising stuff and not fulfilling.  The leader of the opposition is a delusional joke.
[/quote]Would one of you friends from the "Land of Wunda please explain to us Ignoramuses exactley what the "Menzies Line " really was please ? Oohn  I do like Stirring things up a bit     Dickie, ..

That's what we need here in Canada, compulsory voting. The turn out is very bad for local and federal elections.  People use the excuse that all politicians are the same, maybe they are right but, hence the extra box to show your distrust.  Smiffy. :-\
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General Discussion / Re: Local history: Downham Wall
« on: February 05, 2010, 01:14:45 AM »
Sorry Bren lover, I just stumbled upon it, but its an article by a chap called Bellenger on the estate  Dickie .........

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General Discussion / Re: The Baring
« on: February 04, 2010, 01:15:21 AM »
Yep ! years ago we sent all our naughty boys and girls away,mostly to Australia,so if an Aussie calls  me a "Pom", I just call them "Deps" ( Deportees ). And what do we have now??? Ali Baba and his 40 thieves Plus a load of Euro Easterners  Grrr. dickie

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General Discussion / Re: The Baring
« on: February 03, 2010, 09:32:28 AM »
They cannot stop us from forming our own opinions ,I for one believe Tony B-liar should be arrained for mass murder,and responsible for the unnecessary demise of our soldiers in Iraq, now they are having a go at Iran. bring back National Service call up most M.P.'s plus Blairs Two sons (As Privates ) and send them  to Iraq. and Pakistan          dickie....................

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General Discussion / Re: British Weather
« on: February 01, 2010, 08:59:49 AM »
 Pauline, I didn't write that I was against Ships,far from it, I Loved and enjoyed my service at sea, from 1942 until 1974 can I list some ? S.S "Pocock", HMS "Fencer", HMT "Growler, HMS"Ocean", RMS "Reina del Pacifico, "HMS "Unicorn",  HMS"Glory", HMAS"Sydney", HMS "Bulwark",  RFA "Resource" what is more I didn't pay a single Penny for the lot, at the fairly young age of 87 none of them want me any more so I just walk by the River and feed the swans.   dickie.............X 'scuse my bragging

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General Discussion / Re: British Weather
« on: January 30, 2010, 09:30:11 PM »
Sorry Pet, but "Cruise ships " get right up my nose,  we refer to them as "Butlins Afloat ", and I can't imagine what people see in them   Oh Gawd I bet I've started something now !          dickie..........

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General Discussion / Re: Local history: Downham Wall
« on: January 30, 2010, 09:21:25 PM »
Just been reading a chap named Bellenger on the subject of the development of the old estate, part of which states that the Valeswood Wall was demolished in the early part of the war for access of Fire engines etc.. Quite ann interesting article, there used to be a family in Tristram named Bellinger (Bellenger ? ) I wonder if they are related ?   dickie......

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General Discussion / Re: British Weather
« on: January 24, 2010, 01:48:17 PM »
Brenda ! do you mean you removed your trousers because it was freezing ? cor I bet Syd was fascinated    dickie........

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General Discussion / Yesteryears
« on: January 24, 2010, 01:45:12 PM »
@Morning, now that the snow has cleared we can get back to normal (almost !), did any of you attend the Saturday/ Sunday hops at Valeswood community Club , or the YWCA,  "Green Man",  "Artillery House", Downham Tavern, King Alfred, or the North Downham Community Centre ? ? ?. I certainly spent a lot of my time there between 1940 on mostly during leave periods.I met quite a nice bunch of new friends, boys and Girls' and sometimes wonder what happened to them all' the past was interesting and not that bad although my outlook is probably a survivors point of view  Dickie.......

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General Discussion / Re: Local history: Downham Wall
« on: January 09, 2010, 10:55:45 PM »
Hello Smiffy,
Sorry I  can't recognise any of the names of the teachers that you mentioned, I do remember a Mr Donoghue, I think that's how you spell his name, he took book keeping and I believe a Mr Evans was the art teacher. Mr Dorringtron was the Headmaster while I was there. I have just pulled out my school reports from the time and other teachers mentioned were Johnson, Betts , who was Headmaster before Dorrington, Burnett who was a sadistic b...... he carried a cane around tucked up his sleeve, and Kyte. That's about all I can remember
ADDED BY DICKIE     Mr Betts was formerley the Headmaster if Launcelot Juniors his house in Burnt Ash Lane was Bombed and sadly his wife was killed. He was the perfect gentleman but never the same after losing his wife    dickie..............

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Notable Downham Residents (past and present!) / Re: Bel
« on: January 01, 2010, 07:23:14 PM »
Thanks for that Mike, Bel also had to care for her elder Sister " Big Sis" as she referred to her. Bel was also a Nurse in Lewisham Hospital for a while and mentioned one "Charlie Horrabin" from the end of Moorside. If you are a Viewer Charlie just step out into the limelight chum    .....dickie.        Oh yes Happy Birthday Bren I did have one in your direction so Happy New Year also.

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Notable Downham Residents (past and present!) / Bel
« on: December 31, 2009, 10:39:26 AM »
Dear Members, Yet another sad note for Christmas I have been advised that our old friend Beryl  ( Bel ) has passed away on 13th. Sept 2009 after a Three month battle with Lung Cancer, Bel always sounded so Cheerful land full of life, now She is with Keith. Hope they have plenty of Sarsaparilla up there. . ,Bye Bel, God bless    dickie X X

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