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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.......

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

General Discussion / Dahnum
« on: June 10, 2009, 08:23:43 AM »
From its original aims it seems the "Homes fit for Heroes" has certainly produced its own brand of personage far beyond what was envisaged, even by our parents.Travel,even into the next county, some far beyond and taking their affinity for what most of them still call "Home". funny when I remember my Parents calling Bermondsey "Up Home",or occasionally "Up the other end !". I did consider emigrating every time I hit a new port (with the exception of China and Japan)Oz and NZ were a real,pull as two of my Dutch Grandchildren are now finding out for themselves , Canada also but NOT  the french quarters, America was so so except for the Lone Star State mmm, Yes, especially San Angelo  and Now after all that I finish (at the moment) in Windsor of all places that I would not wish on anyone,YEEEUUKKKK.   sorry I'm just going to wash my mouth out           dickie..............

General Discussion / my farewells to my son
« on: May 16, 2007, 09:22:45 AM »
Just to inform my friends that at last the authorities at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew have permitted my son Richard,his ashes , to be scattered in the grounds that he loved on his 56th. Birthday, May 15  and where he spent most of his leisure hours visiting. Far better than any morbid cemetery because there is a constant renewal of life going on all around. plus we have such a happy and pleasant place to "visit"          dickie........................

General Discussion / persoal loss
« on: September 04, 2006, 02:14:02 PM »
Just a message to my friends, you may find me subdued for a while because on  Thursay last August 31st. my son passed away at home. he had suffered cancer for the last few years and finally succumbed to one of the most odious diseases man has yet to beat.  he will be cremated on thurs after a service at St. Sarkis armenian church in South Kensingtonon Thursday at 11.30  where he was married ,  and thence to Mortlake crematoria. we hope his ashes will be spread on some spot he loved at Kew.  sadly dickie.........

General Discussion / introductions
« on: August 23, 2006, 10:40:01 AM »
The roll of "Members " is looking impressive, it would be nice if the silent majority would contribute,just say hello, lets know who they are and their interests , particularly their interest in Downham ! (Is it the right Downham ?)dont be shy, who knows we may have a lot of common interests to share dickie.........................

General Discussion / internet entertainment (looking back!)
« on: June 29, 2006, 11:14:15 AM »
greetings, especially brenda , bel , pauline who want some yesteryears. just type     there is something for all of you with my love   X X     dickie.............................

General Discussion / continuity day?
« on: April 08, 2006, 06:57:56 PM »
I have been informed by my granddaughter that at two minutes to three on May 4th. the date will read 02 / 03 / 04 / 05 / 06. who am I to complain as at that Witching hour I will be keeping my pillow warm. hope you are enjoying the last of winter and looking forward to a warm Spring a warmer Summer    dickie..................

General Discussion / fre adverts for queer people
« on: February 12, 2006, 09:42:02 AM »
how about a pop up device so we could avoid the pervs who want free adverts ? dickie................ (I wonder what nationality they are too)

General Discussion / geneology
« on: January 26, 2006, 01:45:49 PM »
fed up with being lonely and abandoned'beginning to feel like Smudge, we have 57 passengers and only one driver.! to boot I never even made the Jazz club cos the thought of a 214 kilometer round drive to Bexley was a bit  too much plus I was put off by stories of the number of clubs, Bars. Wine bars etc. and general rowdiness in the area . even Downham's environs are changing for the worse I could make the Heath though Bel. lets have an update on Sis lover  , hope she is improved, roll on summer.'bye   dickie..............

General Discussion / local talent
« on: January 18, 2006, 09:55:55 PM »
can anyone recall some of the local talent ? ( NO! not the birds ) but "Mr. & Mrs. Smith's Five Little Boys" , Charlie Goodacre who did all the local Hops, Darky (Scats!) Johnson and his band .I'm sure there are a lot more worthy of mention.                    dickie..................

Morning all, wet and 7 degrees ( 44 degrees in English ) Still clearing away Xmas debris and reviewing our cards. and Bel my love my other half ( 'er indoors !) is Dorothy, Jane is my daughter No.3,we had a gggg hope Sis has a good prognosis  and fighting fit once more, Bren & pauline enjoyed their upside down  seasonal cheer , amazing how the beer stays in the Schooner when you'r wrong way up ! , Sales are almost over and shops are getting their Easter Eggs ready for display while I am waiting for nice Boot Fair weather out in the fresh air. Next weeks treat is a trip to the "Kings Head" at Bexley for the Jazz Club organised by Joe Mudele one of the countries top Bassists and an ex-Downhamite  see if I can get a few picture and a bit of sound ! 'bye   dickie............................ :lol:

Where are they now? / old aquaintances
« on: June 06, 2005, 03:11:35 PM »
We had a discourse on families we knew, I am reliably informed that there is still a Ms Cakebread in the upper area of Geraint. I think her name is Phyllis . It is not a common name, so I may find Fred or Billy yet.can you gold coast people send us some reliable sunshine please cos we are having real "D-day" weather here, and in Amersfoort it is freezing.    dickie........................

General Discussion / Coparisons
« on: May 21, 2005, 01:26:38 AM »
I appear to qualify for a "Grumpy old Git "award,after discussing the different life styles we had respectively with grandchildren . As a kid I walked everywhere I wanted to go, or beg for an all-day ticket as passengers got off the tram. The children today expect to be taken by a parent in the family car,that is until they are seventeen (still at school !) when they expect daddy to give them a car. And WORK sacrilage ! they are above that mundane sort of thing and the boys are all going to be highly paid footballers, or pop singers, and "Oh NO ! You don't pay to live at Home " (And they still expect pocket money , and feeding, and clothing , " Oh no not those trainers they are cheapies and not fashionable, we wannt the expensive ones ! !) With little excercise and a poor diet we will probably outlive them eh ? ....Dickie...........

General Discussion / Remembering K9
« on: May 03, 2005, 09:09:56 PM »
Almost a year since Keith went off our forum. I still browse his submissions,  A real homespun character who must have made an impression on all of us.   Dickie........................................

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