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Offline poppy show

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Portrait of Queenie
« on: 19 February, 2011, 11:19:24 AM »
for those people who may be interested ,i have just watched a documentary of Queenie Watts, filmed in the Iron Bridge Tavern in 1964,    B/W  44  Minuets  (D V D  Shadows of Progress ) post war Britain 1951-1977.    a fascinating glimpse into the way things were back then

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Re: Portrait of Queenie
« Reply #1 on: 21 February, 2011, 12:10:35 PM »
Sent these dvds (shadows of progress) a couple of days ago .
  Nearly twelve hours viewing , they look really interesting.

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« Reply #2 on: 26 May, 2011, 12:54:39 PM »
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re: Hopping
« Reply #3 on: 15 June, 2011, 10:50:47 PM »
Hi all
      just finished reading " Hopping" by Melanie McGrath same author as "Silvertown" , bloom,in good read. Having done the "east end hopping" bit and got the T shirt I really got into this book , and enjoyed her discriptions very vivid in places, of the old area of Poplar ,and the West India Docks, both these areas I got to know in 50,s 60,s .
 She mixed fiction with real people and places like the pubs " The Resolute" "Tidal Basin Tavern" etc. When she discribes the Bird cafe and pub down  in Sclater st  ( down the lane) it brought back memories of 1950 wnen I used to go on Sunday mornings with me Uncle Jim.
 There,s enough about Canning Town to satisfy the purists on this site to say oh but its not about Newham ,I,m in my mid 60,s now but am thankfull that I can remember "Opping" those wonderfull years in the Docks ( Royals) and those legendry east end pubs , yes bring on the Olympics lord coe, but you,ll never have seen the east end like I remember .

   All the best ed