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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Merry Christmas Everyone
« Last post by KenM on Today at 02:26:47 PM »
With all best wishes for Xmas & New Year to all Newham Forum posters.
Ken.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Merry Christmas Everyone
« Last post by linda co on Today at 07:40:46 AM »
Wishing all the members and guests on the Forum a Very Merry Christmas and Happy 2019.
Best wishes
Linda
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Merry Christmas everyone.
« Last post by MickG on 14 December, 2018, 05:28:07 PM »
And a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from myself to you too Harry, Ken, Uncle Tom Cobley and everyone too numerous to name individually.

Regards Mick

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: A Dead Horse
« Last post by harry on 14 December, 2018, 04:06:32 PM »
I would like to wish all users and guests of this site a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Regards Harry.I.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: A Dead Horse
« Last post by KenM on 09 December, 2018, 11:13:27 AM »
Ah yes, the hard tack biscuits, we had them twice a week & had great fun skimming them down the dining area, they were no good for anything else. Our food was ok if you consider that we only had 1 ACC sergeant & whoever was on jankers, the cooking was achieved using wood burning stoves that were kept burning all night for cooking breakfast. The seageant chef must have been a magician because he managed to put up some tasty meals on very meagre supplies.
Ken.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: West Ham Lane
« Last post by harry on 08 December, 2018, 03:00:53 PM »
Hi Ken the pawn shop was well known in the area it was Gregory,s    Regards Harry .I.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: A Dead Horse
« Last post by harry on 08 December, 2018, 02:57:20 PM »
Hi  Ken we had to use Pom at least once a week and I remember a ruse I used to fool the lads.  What I decided to do was boil some potatoes mash them up and mix with the potatoe  powder and voila wool had been pulled over eyes but I must say just the once!!. Also another issue we had was hard tack biscuits these were added to soups as a thickening agent .Regards Harry.I.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: A Dead Horse
« Last post by KenM on 08 December, 2018, 11:03:17 AM »
Harry, the issue of Capstan Full strength had the camp coughing all night, but they did keep the mosquitoes away.
The anti malarial Paladrin tablets were another disgusting tablet that they insisted we take at lunch time, it made the powdered mash potato taste even worse.
Ken.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: West Ham Lane
« Last post by KenM on 08 December, 2018, 10:36:14 AM »
Hi Harry, that corner was a ninety degree turn & if the driver wasnt careful the overhead poles would come off & swing about, the passengers would utter a few cockney words of displeasure at the delay.
The pawnbrokers shop on that corner always had a queue outside on Monday mornings.
Ken.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: East Ham High Street
« Last post by linda co on 07 December, 2018, 10:22:12 PM »
That's right Doug, it was very long and narrow and was between the greengrocers and Williams Galleries. I can't remember what it was before a card shop but I agree it was probably halved with the greengrocers. We had a tiny room at the back where we kept some stock and was also our tea room. I loved working in there, the staff were so friendly.
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