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General Discussion / Re: Happy Memories of Downham
« on: August 12, 2008, 10:25:05 PM »
went to Southend today and had cod and chips for dinner and  bread and butter for our tea.....scrummy yummy

General Discussion / Re: Where's Bel?
« on: August 01, 2008, 06:13:41 PM »
I dont remember that Pauline, but  Terry Wogan I listen to every morning . Another lovely sunny day here but there is a shortage of bees (some disease ) so my runner beans are a complete disaster this year.

General Discussion / Re: Where's Bel?
« on: July 27, 2008, 06:31:20 PM »
no tunnels of light, but a feeling of complete peace when Idid finally come round.

General Discussion / Re: Where's Bel?
« on: July 26, 2008, 05:25:34 PM »
talking to the "locals" the Time Team found many items of interest, and found "Tony" a very interesting person.  Talking about interesting people, I met Gloria Hunnerford in our local Morrisons a few weeks ago . We had quite a little chat about healthy eating, and I found her very easy to chat to.

General Discussion / Re: Where's Bel?
« on: July 25, 2008, 12:31:08 PM »
last December I went into severe anaphylactic shock (due to taking penicillin for a chest infection ). My son found me just in time and I was rushed to hospital where they undoubtedly saved my life.  It just shows how these things happen as I have been taking penicillin off and on for years with no adverse effect. However I am mostly recovered now.  We old Downhamites are a tough breed.

General Discussion / Re: Where's Bel?
« on: July 24, 2008, 06:53:13 PM »
it was a lovely sunny day today brilliant blue sky with just the hint of a breeze. We usually take our dog near the sea on a day like this as she has a double coat (being a lab cross collie) so of course the Isle of Sheppey being the nearest off we go yet again.  Minster was our destination and the walk along the new promenade there was exilerating and a cream tea made the day extra special. Coming back we made a detour to Queenborough Castle but of course the time team had been there first and there wasnt much left to see. The railway station and industrial estate are still there of course, but we parked overlooking the "sea" which was very pleasant.  I had a near death experience last December so my son (number 3) is making sure that big sis and I enjoy the time we have left.  Bel

General Discussion / Re: Where's Bel?
« on: July 22, 2008, 07:05:14 PM »
Isle of Sheppey Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia might be of interest

General Discussion / Re: Where's Bel?
« on: July 21, 2008, 12:36:20 PM »
yes the new bridge makes a great deal of difference. I have been looking up records of the schools on the Isle but apart from knowing it was a church school in the middle of nowhere I am at a loss.  I was looking for the names Daisy and Charlotte Noble and Frank Noble but couldnt find any school records for them. Could have been destroyed in the war. Minster was the place they lived.

General Discussion / Re: Where's Bel?
« on: July 19, 2008, 09:01:03 PM »
Lovely day today so took the dog to Greenwich Park.( where my parents first met in about 1918). Used to visit there frequently  when I was about 10 ( was it really 66 years ago)  with my bottle of water and a jam sandwich and my best friend who lived next door Janet Griffin. The rose garden was in full bloom as always in July, but the view was very different from the top of the hill with all the high buildings. The boating lake was very busy (the dog fell in and had to be rescued as she couldnt get out) We couldnt afford the fee for a boat years ago  but those were happy times.

General Discussion / Re: Where's Bel?
« on: July 18, 2008, 09:30:59 PM »
still around.  Have been to the Isle of Sheppey today down memory lane.  Looked for the school that my mother went to but I think it was pulled down.  The sheep (ancestors) that my grandfather used to attend were still around in the fields tho and we found the old ferry (one of 3) which were evidently used to get on and off the Island . Been to Broadstairs this week as well, another place which doesnt seem to change.  They had a "Dicken's week" on a few weeks ago and Mr.Pickwick certainly looked the part! The Kent countryside is looking particually colourful at the moment with the poppy fields and the lavender fields at Lullingstone very vibrant. Love to you all Bel

General Discussion / Re: Seasons Greetings
« on: December 25, 2006, 05:06:03 PM »
A happy and healthy New Year to all my friends..Hope you had a lovely birthday Brenda,  and may your birthday be peaceful Dickie. Not forgetting Keith (who would have been 75 shortly..... I raise my glass (which is half full) to you all.  Love Belx

General Discussion / Re: Is anybody there?
« on: November 16, 2006, 12:16:01 PM »
Dear  Dickie and Brenda,  sis and I are well.  I do not participate any more in the discussions but I still enjoy your imput. Belx

General Discussion / Re: New forum software
« on: October 01, 2006, 12:04:44 PM »
WOW........what a change,  will take some getting used to...but I am sure it will be for the better in the long run. Trying to think of things you can do with all that extra time you will have Mike, but I am sure your wife will have some good ideas.  Bel

General Discussion / persoal loss
« on: September 04, 2006, 06:38:23 PM »
what very very sad news Dickie. That is something as parents we hope never to experience. Our thoughts are with you and your family.  Belx

General Discussion / WW2
« on: September 03, 2006, 11:33:21 AM »
I remember a friend of ours Rose Davis living round the green in Rangefield |Road and her brother (I think he was inside an anderson shelter ) getting killed by a bomb. His name was Alfie and he was only 16.The houses opposite had to be  pulled down and a friend of mine Joyce Newell and her mum and dad and 2 brothers were moved to a large house in Bromley Road.  Bel

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