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General Discussion / Haircuts - Pets Corner
« on: February 19, 2008, 08:49:20 AM »
Come on now let's get the old grey matter working, where was Haircuts? I can't remember exactly where it was, maybe Bellingham? I used to walk there and buy a couple of little white mice and it was worth the bus fare on the way back to accidentally let one of the little fellas loose on the top deck!! My youngest brother used to get so upset seeing the puppies and kittens all squashed together in minute cases and was always trying to open the cages and let them out. I remember the owner being a very stout man with pure white hair. 

Anyone know how he got the name of Haircut?

Where are they now? / Churchdown Girls School 1958-1963
« on: August 09, 2007, 12:31:47 PM »
Hi all, I've not had time to get on here for absolutely ages but I am still trying to find old friends from Churchdown Girls. I have been very fortunate recently to meet up with Carole Nathan, Joan Foot and Rosemary Bryant and I've always been in touch with Barbara Lucas - we were all in the same class. I would love to hear from Claudette Waite of Foster Park flats in Whitefoot Lane, and Carol Rolph, Carol Mori, Maureen Waters, Valerie Bridgman or anyone else that knows me.

Loved reading all the memories of Downham, I remember the pink paraffin man that used to call, faggots and pease pudding guy in a van, we used to rush out with a big pudding basin to be filled up. I remember collecting jam jars in an old pram and wheeling them down to Robertsons Jam Factory, I remember the Glennifer Laundry next door, Mum used to work there in the evenings. Our neighbours were O'Neills, and Brennans, we lived in Shroffold from about 1956, I got married in 68 but Mum, Dad and Mick still lived there for about another 10 years after I left home and then they moved to Sandpit.

I remember Haircuts in Hither Green where I used to buy my little mice, a shilling each so I scare all the people on the bus by letting one of them out on the top deck.

Hope I haven't gone on too long, once you start thinking the memories come flooding back.

Where are they now? / The young 60 yr old Brenda
« on: March 20, 2006, 02:57:53 PM »
Hiya Brenda, which school did you go to when you were in Downham, as I'm 60 next year maybe we know one another or may have had the same friends or neighbours. I went to Churchdown 1958-1963.

General Discussion / The Tigers Head - Southend Lane
« on: March 20, 2006, 02:20:02 PM »
I was just thinking of some of the best places that I used to go to see bands in the mid-60's, how many of you remember going to the Tigers Head. They had The Merseybeats, Them (the singer was Van Morrison), I remember my friend snipping off a chunk of his hair as a souvenir, think he could with it back now!! Bromley Court Hotel was another good venue, The Animals etc and of course the best of all Lewisham Odean, first time I saw The Stones was there in 1964, we paid 4 shillings and me and my mate were in the front row, excellent it was. In those days there was no real top of the bill, they were all big groups I have a list a mile long but most memorable were The Who, Kinks, Manfred Mann, Searchers, Ike & Tina Turner, Yardbirds, Zombies and many many others.

General Discussion / Claudette Waite from Churchdown School
« on: March 13, 2006, 02:20:00 PM »
I would love to contact this old friend from Churchdown School 1958-1963. Or any girls that were there about that time.

General Discussion / Robertsons Jam Factory & Glennifer Laundry
« on: February 22, 2006, 11:02:22 AM »
I remember going from door to door asking for old jam jars to take back to the factory, me and my brothers used to take an old pram full and I think we got a penny a jar in those days. Mum worked there for a while and then the laundry, where she did an early evening shift, she and her mate held the record for folding 1000 sheets a night.

Does anyone remember the "hump" we used to call it over the far side of Durham Hill playing fields, we used to get an old milk crate and go sliding down there and quite often hit the railings at the bottom, also the steep pathway between the two fields, we used to put a book on top of an old roller skate and boy you could you go a fair rate of knots down there to the bottom, where the doctors surgery was.

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