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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Bingley Road.
« on: 18 June, 2019, 12:55:19 PM »
Hi Mick , great image of children playing games in the road. No chance these days with cars parked both sides of road. But I don't suppose kids want to play, cricket, football, skipping & all the other games that we got up too.
Every lamp post was good for a set of stumps & walls were chalked with stumps, never any problems with the house tenants, some even joined in. Great days.

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Bingley Road.
« on: 14 June, 2019, 05:17:04 PM »
Harry, trust you to keep abreast of things.

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Bingley Road.
« on: 13 June, 2019, 05:06:00 PM »
Harry, you have a remarkable memory for names, my recall is limited to a few, now Miss Towser comes to mind, I wonder why?
We have slipped a long way from Bingley Rd.

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Bingley Road.
« on: 13 June, 2019, 10:51:25 AM »
Hi Harry, I can remember the Alecks twins also Bill Tinton all in Mr Davey class with me.
Arthur was a mixer, Betty was very conscious of her rounded figure & wouldn't say boo to a goose.
Bill Tinton would loaf about with  Stanley Wynn, two big fellas.

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Borough Theatre Stratford
« on: 10 June, 2019, 11:31:25 AM »
Hi Mick, the photo that you posted of the Rex cinema brought back some lovely happy memories.
Catching a trolley bus from the Connaught to Stratford Broadway, a short walk around the corner & I was there.
The cinemas closer to home & their choice of films could not compare to the adventure films showing at the Rex.

About the Forums / Re: D Day memories
« on: 07 June, 2019, 03:55:44 PM »
Hi Alf, living in King George Ave with an Anderson shelter at the bottom of the garden I didn't have far to run when the siren sounded. Then when the all clear sounded it was a scramble to get out to look for shrapnel.
For a nipper of 5 years it was a wonderland, not appreciating the death & destruction.
Each bomb site was a playground & many were turned into allotments to provide much needed vegetables.
With a barrage balloon at the bottom of the garden we often got an early warning of an air raid.
You do surprise me that Italian POWs were held at West Ham Stadium, because British troops were also  stationed there prior to their move to the docks.

About the Forums / Re: D Day memories
« on: 06 June, 2019, 03:15:34 PM »
Hi Harry, sorry I missed your war time post on the 4th June.
D day memories seems to have taken a back seat in many peoples minds.
Much of my memory bank is bankrupt, but I can recall seeing the horsa gliders filling the skies & the troops crowding the main roads, oh & so many items connected to days leading up to D day.
Christchurch would not permit a march down the high st because it would inconvenience too many people, what a pitiful bunch of wallies, putting it mildly.

About the Forums / D Day memories
« on: 05 June, 2019, 02:37:53 PM »
Hi All,  tomorrow is the day that many thousand troops stormed the Normandy beaches with huge losses & many who came back were scarred for life.
Will you be commemorating the event or trying to forget?
Have you memories to tell?

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Dockland
« on: 23 May, 2019, 10:43:53 AM »
Hi Ed, I first heard the mention of Docklands when the developers were trying to market  their houses & flats,
(Whoops apartments) it had more appeal than redundant warehouse's
Its nice to have the forum back, I thought that it had done a runner again.

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Dockland
« on: 15 May, 2019, 06:33:24 PM »
Harry, you are probably right about sat nav in the 70s, but radar was well developed in the 70s.
The eyeball system was left to the poor old 3rd officer, who can have his ar*e kicked by all.
Even in recent years with sat nav we hear of collisions at sea, why?
Now with these huge oil/chemical tankers racing into port to gain the highest market prices, navigation aids are a must.

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Dockland
« on: 15 May, 2019, 11:08:10 AM »
Ed, re your post of the Royston Grange collision.
Why do we have these terrible collisions at sea when equipped with high tech navigation.
Surely sat nav will alert the bridge of other ships in the immediate vicinity.
Is it equipment failure or human?

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Dockland
« on: 13 May, 2019, 11:06:29 AM »
Hi Ed, your dockland sayings brought back many happy years, another one which I used to like  the sound of was "job & knock" my didn't the work get sorted in a very short time.
MickG, thanks for posting those photos of the Royston Grange, that was the time when ships looked elegant, not a bit like the so called modern fleet of container boats, they look so ugly & unstable.

Hi Ed, yes the Facebook forums not to my taste, no real conversations, just remarks.
I have deactivated my account.

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Dockland
« on: 09 May, 2019, 02:12:28 PM »
Harry, my memory isn't as sharp as yours but I can recall several terms.
Hoppy-Hoppy. Job & knock, Deferred mealy, Mobile.

Hi Harry, as you say you picked the ones that produced the little squirt of water, that way you knew that they were live & fresh. Oh dear, must stop dribbling on my keyboard.

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