Compo

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  • Birthday 11/01/1950

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    Nostalgia, World travel, gardening and Mountain walking.

    I'm pink, therefore I'm Spam.

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  1. Many thanks Stuart; someone in another forum said they thought it might be New Brighton but your image is spot-on. I wonder if we went by a Skills or Barton excursion coach? Surely, it wouldn't have been by train from Nottingham?
  2. I have been trying to identify the location of this photograph. Featured are myself in my mother's arms and my maternal grandparents. Can anyone identify the location, please? The date is 1951 and in those days i don't think we travelled very far from Nottingham for our day-trip holidays. The trip would have been taken by train or coach.
  3. When I started senior school all the boys had a haversack, either Army or RAF government surplus. I haven't seen schoolkids with one of these for many years but I suppose that's because they were still offloading WWII surplus stock when I were nobbut a young'n. They were almost exclusively covered with pop group names and other such stuff like their best girl or favourite motorbike name.
  4. [wedding ring that was buried in the sand] Sadly, no.
  5. I know I've mentioned it before but just to remind you that if anyone finds a gold wedding ring on Mablethorpe beach, please let me know - I buried it in the sand by the sea wall in 1969 and would like it back .
  6. Stuart, St Alban's is the name I was looking for. Many thanks, you've jogged my memory. My father worked there as caretaker in the '70s and '80s but I couldn't recall the name when asked by my aged uncle.
  7. Was it always called Derrymount, Stuart?
  8. What's the name of the primary school on Oxclose Lane between Byron Street and Sherbrooke road, please?
  9. Until recently, these people would kill you as soon as look at you. So what changed things? Simply, the Chinese. They have built dirt tracks into the far reaches of the Omo Valley in search of minerals. The deal was that the Chinese get the minerals at cut price and the Ethiopians get the tracks and other infrastructure that goes with the tracks. The so called "Savages" quickly caught on to the fact that dirt roads bring vehicles that contain people with lots of money to give away, so they make sure that their villages are not too far from a track and the outsiders simply come and give them money for just being themselves. The money buys arms and ammunition to fight their rival tribes as they have always done but it also allows them to travel into the city to get supplies that would otherwise be out of reach to them.
  10. They were government aids for her bad leg, Beekay. the tribe lives in a protected national park zone in the Rift Valley and are entitled to aid as and when required. Doesn't stop them being warlike though! When we went into the national park we had to take an armed park guard to protect us against wild animals and possible attacks from tribal factions. The tribes visited had become used to occasional foreigners and had learnt that valuables such as fresh fruit and corn can be had in exchange for a warm welcome. The odd thing about the facebook ban is that two of the photos in the album showed totally naked men wearing nothing but spots of white paint on their bodies. They went unnoticed!
  11. Here's "Spam" with his girlfriend "Spat" A feral female whose name aptly describes her attitude. [Photo taken in twilight, hence grainy image]
  12. This is "Spam" the local feral tomcat, stalking his food bowl in the garden.
  13. I have received a temporary ban from facebook for attempting to upload a pornographic image; an image that shows partially clad women. So, according to facebook, I'm a pornographer. The photo was taken in 2010 in the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia and depicts Mursi tribal women wearing their large lip-plates. Here's a link to the image - please tell me how pornographic you find it and if I should also be barred from using this site for my porn. It is my view that the image may be a bit scary but that's how the tribe is. Mursi women in the Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia
  14. From: http://www.historyofdolls.com/history-of-famous-dolls/history-of-golliwog/ "One theory of the origin of the name “Golliwogg” says that while British soldiers held Egypt in the second half of the 19th century they had Egyptian laborers that worked for them. Workers wore insignia W.O.G.S. on their armbands which meant “Working on Government Service”. British troops spoke of them as “ghouls” - which is an Arabic word for a desert ghost. Egyptian children played with black dolls which they would sometimes give to British soldiers or they would buy dolls from children. That dolls were later called “Ghuliwogs” and later “Golliwogg”. How much truth is in this theory - it is not known."
  15. My day today is a little odd....woke up with this! Well, at least it's different.