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    Drinking, snooker, pool, birding, football (NOTTS COUNTY) bringing up my kids, fishing and photography especially Aviation

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    I've found the thread with the photos of his fathers logbook and a picture of the man himself
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    I found out through Face Book, where we've been corresponding for a number of years, even doing a video link a couple of times, he was always a very pleasant friend indeed. I have to admit to a few tears last night when I found out but I didn't post on here as I couldn't remember his user name. If any of you have long enough memories it was his photo of his father (Who was a WW 22 Polish Sqdn Spitfire pilot.) That I cleaned up for him , It'll be on here somewhere.
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    Firbeck - one of our members

    Sad to say we didn't always see 'eye to eye' on everything but he was a true character, a great raconteur, never flinching in his bombastic charge along lifes great highway, and right or wrong he was never afraid to throw his two pennorth into the debates of the day. Nice to have met up on an 'Aviation Day' to Lincolnshire all those years ago and shared a few tales in person. RIP Pete...........................Long may your memories be ours too Ian
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    What's for tea?

    We had one on Tuesday Red. Tuesday they do a 'special', a 9 piece bucket for £5.99, add to that a boneless 8 pieces and you get the fries sides and a bottle of 'pop' all for less than £20 ! (believe it or not I've still got three pieces left, even after 4 of us attacked it, then me and the lad had seconds Thursday!)
  5. A few red faces around the 5h1tty ground this evening. (Sorry Nick)
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    Things you don't/rarely hear anymore

    Don't think even the locals have heard that for a while
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    Habits learnt from our parents.

    My daughter made me cry a little while back. (Really) She had gone through her school bag throwing a lot of old letters and things in the shredding bin when I asked about a letter she had with the schools address emblazoned across the top. "It's a trip to the theatre in Manchester to watch "Mama Mia" "Well why didn't you give it to us?" "Oh I didn't think we could afford it, it's £30" I checked the date and it still hadn't happened, so SWMBO called the school to see if it was too late for her to get a seat, there had been a couple of cancellations so they were very happy to take her. Like I said, I held her in my arms sobbing at her thoughtfulness and explained that if it had been a £1,200 weeks skiing trip then there may be a problem (Especially as I can get a family of four of us to Spain and back, hire car, accommodation etc for less than that.) But a 30 quid theatre visit isn't such a problem! It later transpires (After the visit) that her drama teacher was a little miffed that our Charlotte wasn't going to go! Guess what their summer production is? .... Yup " Mama Mia" and who's taking lead........... yup again, Our Charlotte!
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    Habits learnt from our parents.

    Same here, always been 'frugal' as an adult (when I was a kid it was in one hand and over the bar the next!) SWMBO has never really 'wanted for anything' coming from a well off family, me? we never had a pot to p155 in as kids, and always had to wait for everything (6 years old before the first telly, 11 before a fridge, 12 before a phone and 15 before a car are just a few examples) The 'Habit learned from our parents' here for me was "Never a borrower or a lender be'' and as an adult it has stood me in good stead. I also got the habit of fishing off of my old man but that's another tale!
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    Things you don't see anymore

    Dunno, is Syerston still on the RAF books or is it just ATC Gliders, other than that the nearest I can think of is Cranwell at 28 miles and Waddington at 29 miles from the market square
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    Things you don't see anymore

    Funnily enough Compo me old mukka I used to collect them, but for a good reason............ read on. My neighbour worked in the film processing labs for Boots and she would bring me a carrier bag full about once a month. I would then use a heated metal knitting needle to punch holes in them, attach a loop of 20lb breaking strain fishing line to the top et voila swim feeder for fishing with. (And before any body says ''you don't need that many'', you never fished Radcliffe or Gunthorpe weirs! (I have to admit that with the advent of "Maxima Double Strength Line" I started to use less and less and as the supply dwindled so did my requirements !
  11. I used to enjoy them and have brilliant story to recount (Although I have a funny feeling I may have told this one before on here, if I have then I appologise) Whilst at Frank Wheldon one of my favourite school dinners was 'sausage and mash' everybody cramming them down their throats and then queuing up for 'seconds' although for some reason there always seemed to be loads of sausages left, I hit on this great idea of putting a plastic bag in my pocket and loading up on them for the rest of the day! In our year there was a member of a family we'll call "Brown" you possibly all had one of these families, at least one family member in each year, sometimes two , all of different ages and where the lift didn't quite go to the top floor with some of them, if you know what I mean! I let him know about my little scheme but left out the bit about the plastic bag. Next time we had 'bangers and mash' I'm quite happily chomping on a sausage at afternoon break, he's busy scraping the fluff off of the mashed potato and gravy he'd shoved in his pocket!!
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    Letter box collections

    Classic example of our local postal service, there was knock at our door a little while ago, I shout, "Just a minute" I stagger to the door (Takes me about 30 seconds nowadays) open it to find 'postie' writing out a card, I told him my predicament (4th different postie in six months) and the reason it takes so long, and asked him why he was 'carding me' , he informed me that this letter wouldn't go through our (Specially installed to take large parcel/letters) letterbox!! it's actual dimensions are 5 inch x 3 inch x 1 inch tall , you could put it through our letter box still holding it in your hand !!
  13. By the way, I'm on my 7th copy of Dire Straights "Brothers in Arms" I have got an MP3 version for my phone!
  14. Just noticed I've missed one of my favourites off of my lists Blondie, Parallel lines.......................
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    Black Boy Hotel

    Pretty sure Enigma is correct too, again it's John Mills character that asks the question "Do you know the Black Boy"? I may have the two films mixed up though!