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General Discussion / Roof Tiles
« on: July 11, 2016, 07:39:09 PM »
Well Roof Tiles That Were Damaged Have Been Replaced. They Were Original Tiles And Could Not Get Exact Replacements, I Was Told (Do Not Know How True This Is) That The Tiles Were Made In Belgium. I Personally Can Not See That. I Am Sure That In The Mid 1920`s When Downham Was Being Built, We Made Tiles Good Enough In This Country. By The Way, My House Is 90 Years Old This Year, Not Sure Of Actual Completion Date, If Anybody Does Know When Pendragon Road Was Completed I Would Love To Know.. And For All Of You Who Are Wondering About This Countries Brexit Vote.. At This Moment I Can See No Change Except A Lot Of People Panicing For No Reason. And On Wednesday We Will Have A New Prime Minister. Teresa May !! No Don`t Ask Me What She Is Like, I Have No Idea. Just A Case Of Wait And Find Out. Anyway All Of You Keep Well.

General Discussion / Storms Over Downham
« on: March 30, 2016, 05:26:23 PM »
Sorry Not Been On For A While. Hope That Everybody Is OK. Went To Downham Last Thursday Night, The Traffic Up Southover Onto Downham Way Was A Joke, But Other Than That, As Soon As Everybody Gets Home It`s Like A Ghost Town. Nobody Seems To Go Out Anywhere, I Know The Weather Wasn`t Good, But Even So There Wasn`t Antbody In The Tavern, Except For A Few Old Boys And The Music In There Was So Loud You Couldn`t Talk If You Wanted To. Then Last Sunday Night We In The Southeast Got Hit By A Storm. It Took A Few Tiles Off Pendragon Road House, So Need To Get That Done ASAP. Then I Wondered If The Tiles On My House Were The Same As When It Was First Built. I Will Have To Look At Some Old Photo`s To See. Get Back To You All About That. Keep Well All Of You.

General Discussion / SNOW SNOW SNOW
« on: January 20, 2013, 10:19:04 AM »
Just to let all those know who are living in far off places. It has been Snowing on and off for a day. Not to bad but as usual Britain is slowly grinding to a halt. I dont understand people who cant drive in the Snow still go out and then block the roads, then we are all stuck . Oh well hope you are all keeping well out their.

General Discussion / Computers
« on: September 16, 2012, 12:30:58 PM »
Sorry i havnt been on for awhile, i had trouble with my Laptop, so in the end i had to buy another Laptop. Then two days later the glitch that froze my old one was sorted so i now own two. This new one is much faster though. While i was away i booked a holiday to Sharm el Sheikh Egypt . Never been, has anybody out there been. It would be nice to have some knowledge of the place. I Leave on Sat 23 rd Sept.

General Discussion / The Weather
« on: July 07, 2012, 10:46:44 AM »
It Would be great to hear how the weather is around the world. As i am fed up with our weather. We had a lovely end to March and we were all put on drought restrictions in early April and from then on it hasn`t stopped raining. I think if it doesn`t stop soon all the Olympic events will involve swimming.

General Discussion / Fuel Prices
« on: March 19, 2012, 07:23:25 PM »
I Would like to know the price of petrol in OZ. I am afraid it has now reached over 1.39 per litre here in the SouthEast and 1.50 in Scotland.

General Discussion / Pendragon Road School
« on: November 25, 2011, 08:02:24 AM »
Some sad news i am afraid. Pendragon School has been knocked down. They have put screens up so i could not see the full extent and i am not sure what is going to be built in its place. Another piece of my childhood gone !!

General Discussion / Roll Call
« on: February 15, 2011, 10:49:35 PM »
I know that we are all busy at certain times but could we have a roll call to see who`s still active here even if you just look in for a read, so i will start. Splinter (John) Present.

General Discussion / Pie and Mash
« on: January 24, 2011, 12:29:11 AM »
Went back to the Estate yesterday. Opposite the Tavern is a Fish & Chip shop Cafe. They also do Pie and Mash they do Jellied eels as well. Anything you lot miss or want including Winkles cockels Welks etc. Or can you still get these things. Would love to know

General Discussion / New Tenants
« on: January 03, 2011, 02:18:54 PM »
My Tenants for Pendragon Road have left after nearly 2 years. They haved moved nearer her Mothers in Southover. But good news is her cousin likes my house and comes from Downham so is moving in. So i am slowly getting families back to the old estate.

General Discussion / What Made Us
« on: October 20, 2010, 10:53:01 PM »
Does Anybody out there think that coming from Downham made us into the people we are today. Just a thought!!!!!!!!!!

General Discussion / New Grandson
« on: May 30, 2010, 09:41:54 PM »
Sorry i have not been on this site much but i had a new granson born 3 weeks ago and he was 13 weeks prem. Had a few probs at first but got threw them then now he has got a small MRSA bug that they are dealing with. He is so small its unbelievable. But fingers crossed he should be out of hospital mid July.

General Discussion / Where has everyone gone
« on: April 11, 2010, 10:47:30 AM »
I come back from holiday and nobody has posted anything. Has anything happened whilst i was away, like a WAR?

General Discussion / Funerals
« on: March 04, 2010, 06:49:19 PM »
Just been back to the old estate to a friends uncles funeral at hither green crem. I seem to go to more funerals than weddings as i get older. I met up with people who are a little older than me including my old Scout Leaders wife, we all had a long chat about the old days on the estate and i have told them about this site, so hopfully they will register. Mike i know you may be busy but a few others have said that they have tried to register in the past and have not got on, this could be a breakdown in communications.  I love this site and i feel that new blood will help it keep going and you never Know but old friends could reunite or just old memories kept going. Speak to you soon. John.

General Discussion / Downham Reminiscence Group
« on: February 26, 2010, 05:04:07 PM »
Sadly my friend Dave`s uncle passed away last week. But Dave has loaned me a folder of information from people who lived on the estate during the war. The DRG has now dispanded and i dont know if this information has been seen by you before i was on this site. But if any of you are interested and have not seen it i will have it posted ( It might take a while if i have to type it all out ) or i could do a copy and send to Mike and with his knowledge put on this site, please let me know. Oh by the way i didn`t know that Beckenham Place Park was used as a POW Camp?

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