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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Bingley Road.
« on: 18 June, 2019, 02:53:16 PM »
Hi Mick And Ken cant remember anyone that lived in Otley road ,I lived in Varley on the opposite side of prince Regents Lane. Most striking memory of Otley  was the cafĂ© on the left hand corner which was used as temporary accomedation for American service men around 1944 and the thing that stuck in my mind were the rather racy drawings on some of the walls. This was the turning that service men  in trucks leaving for France threw out all their loose change for us kids to pick up. I can also remember around the same time an American  Navel officer getting my brother and I to pose at the corner of Mortlake Road to take a photo (possibly of two east end urchins!!!) Regards Harry.I.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Bingley Road.
« on: 14 June, 2019, 12:46:08 PM »
Hi Ken Re Miss Tozer ,there are a couple of pointers I can think of that would bring her to mind!!!. Regards Harry.I.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Bingley Road.
« on: 13 June, 2019, 04:08:55 PM »
Hi Ken Bill Tinton was known as "Big Bill" Tinton ,and Arthur Aleck,s Nick name was Archie as in Archie Andrews Peter Brough,s Dummy And Stanley Wynne was "Ginger" Wynne just a few of the Nick Names I remember and there was quite a few!!!. Regards Harry.I.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Bingley Road.
« on: 12 June, 2019, 10:07:58 PM »
Two names come to mind regarding Bingley road are Bill Tinton and Arthur and Betty Alecks both Betty and Arthur were in Mr Davey,s class at Shipman Road School(couple of names for Ken to remember!!) they were ,not identical twins .  Regards Harry.I.

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About the Forums / Re: D Day memories
« on: 07 June, 2019, 01:39:23 PM »
thanks for your memories Ken and Alf. I have often thought that there must be a different answer to the problems of wars and the total waste of life incurred and the suffering of families losing loved ones. When you consider the amount of time and money involved in making weapons whos only intention was to kill would it not have been easier to have shot Hitler and all his cronies in the first place!! but I suppose they would have done the same thing to our leaders??. this would have meant the same as the war we are discussing only on a smaller scale!!.Regards Harry.i.

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About the Forums / Re: D Day memories
« on: 06 June, 2019, 10:23:56 AM »
Hi Ken I put my recollections re D Day on an earlier posting(4 th june) do people really forget if you were old enough at that time( come on you old posters from way back who must read these posts ??? )  lets be avenue!!!  Regards Harry I

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Wartime stories / Normandy Landings
« on: 04 June, 2019, 10:56:22 PM »
Hi All , reading stories in the Mail about the D Day landings takes me back to that time in 1944 and seeing all the troops getting marshaled up along  Varley road with all their equipment with them and being called to attention and then being marched off in the direction of the Docks I suppose to be loaded onto ships to be taken off to the Normandy beaches.  The thing that sticks in my mind at that time  was that they seemed to be very cheer full despite what they were facing.  I realize what a great amount of thanks we owed every one of those very brave men !!! Regards Harry.I. (every time we drive to Shoebury  Ness and see the remains of part of the Mulberry Harbour in the Estuary it brings those memories back)           

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Dockland
« on: 23 May, 2019, 01:45:59 PM »
Hi All great to have site back ,had a couple of frustrating days trying to find out what had happened??. Regards Harry.I.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Dockland
« on: 15 May, 2019, 02:51:26 PM »
Hi Ken do you think that Sat Nav was in use in The197o,s or did they all depend on Radar and the old Eyeball system ,this is me thinking like a land lubber.  The only time I went to sea!!was during national service when I spent 7 days aboard HMS Undine which was doing tests for various weapons systems including Radar detection and avoidance .  The firing test that sticks in my mind was the firing of Bofars guns shooting at a sock being towed behind jet airplane ,when the pilot radioed to the ship reminding them that he was towing the sock not pushing it ( I suppose this was an ongoing joke re this type of test!!!).  Regards Harry.I.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Dockland
« on: 11 May, 2019, 11:20:30 AM »
           Hi Mick  that reminds me of a saying heard while doing my National Service in the 1950,s regarding various objects known as Doobery  Firkins you would hear people ask you to pass the doobery !!.  Another word that was used a lot was the word Pukka,Which was taken up by J Oliver . This I believe came from India and you would hear our drill sergeant say that the drill we had been practicing for what seemed like days had to be Pukka ( and by Pukka I mean Pukka he would say!!!  ) Regards Harry.I.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Dockland
« on: 10 May, 2019, 03:32:47 PM »
Hi Mick I take it that they were the oblong type not of the round variety???   Regards Harry .i

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Dockland
« on: 09 May, 2019, 01:45:17 PM »
Hi Ken and Ed can you remember some of the strange names given to some of the things used in the shipping industry.  I can remember making such things as Gripe pins, Scupper plugs ,Fids ,Serving boards , Serving mallets ,  Soup Triturators, Caulking mallets, Trucks for flagpoles , tabernackles for flagpoles, Flag Lockers, bottoms for canvas buckets,  Sea anchors ,Mackworth fog bouys the list goes on, how,s your memories on this stream of thought????.   Regards Harry I.

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Near to the end of the war we went on holiday!! to stay with an aunt in Wallasey and while we were there we went cockling at New Brighton and went cockling there following the receding tide  managed to get quite a few buckets to take back home.  It was quite surprising how easy it was as  you could detect where the cockles were by the little jets of water they sent up from just below the surface of the sand a quick move with a spade and voila one juicy fat cockle.   As you stated Ken they needed a little treatment to get rid of the sand.  Another memory from that visit was that most of the children in that area wore clogs and obviously we had to have a pair and caused quite a few stares nd remarked on our return to Custom House!!!. Regards Harry I.

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About the Forums / Re: Drones
« on: 03 May, 2019, 03:04:34 PM »
Hi Ken those flying models could be seen flying on Wantstead Flats most weekends during summer weekends as you  said these models were quite impressive made to scale models some with multiple engines!!. Regards Harry.I.

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About the Forums / Re: Moving On
« on: 30 April, 2019, 05:10:36 PM »
Hi All I  find that these Facebook sites are hard to follow ,or is it just me being a bit Thick ????? regards Harry I

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