benjamin1945

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    world history,Political Geography,All things Spanish,and Bulwell......

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  1. benjamin1945

    How's your day?

    Had a stroll around memory lane just now,,,,,IE Bulwell Hall Park.........First time must have been about 1950 pic-nic with Mam and Dad,,,then regular with me school mates all thru the 50s on our bikes tearing thru the Woods. Teenage years playing football for different Bulwell teams,,not forgetting lots of ''Courting '' with Christine 'B' from Andover road,,,Margaret ''H'' from Brooklyn road,,,don't know what year it was but purchased the same shirt 'Cliff' wore in 'Expresso Bongo'' to meet Angela 'J' outside the Adelphi,,she turned up with her younger Sister,, 'Tut' so it was just a nice walk round the Park. Then from the 70s to the 90s,,took all my kids there,,sometimes on Bikes sometimes walking Dads dog Benji'''......All good memories that came 'tumbling back tonight,,,even names apart from girls..........such as big Sid,,ex Marsdens chap,,not seen him for more than 30 years,,,school pals from Bestwood........Harry Fewkes,,Nev Olpin,,Alan Milward,,Kenny Gray,,Trevor Alcock,, then old mates from BRSA Bulwell football team,,Billy Mathews,, Steve Ashdown,,Paul Hammond,,Colin Turner,,John Turner,,Jed Sanders,,.........eeh this reminising (sp) gets me down.......i'll shurrup now'''''''''''''''
  2. benjamin1945

    Plains Road Primary

    Good old Wendy Grimes..........never forget a girl with a name like that Edgar..............lol
  3. benjamin1945

    Fairham Comprehensive

    So pleased for you Rog.......................
  4. benjamin1945

    Faith In The Lord.

    Grew up with God fearing parents,,not Church-goers but 'believers' ,,,,then at school prayers and Hymns every morning in Assembly,,all left its affect on me..My mother was full of Biblical sayings which still resonate with me when ive been naughty........lol My faith has been tested thru many set-backs in life,, but its still strong...and hopefully will see me through whatever comes my way.......
  5. benjamin1945

    Graffiti

    I go in a beautiful Church in Spain where i holiday,,its in the middle of the town and admission is free,, Then i see visitors going in,,with no respect for the place,, Ie,,wearing shorts and often not even a top,,then i see the same types putting comments on trip advisor complaining, its nowt special, just a Church!! Reckon they should pay,,and dress respectively,, Feel better now,, lol
  6. Had a couple of interesting nights at Harvey Haddon doing the Security when the Boxing Booth brothers were going strong,,,''Nickie and Jason''............
  7. benjamin1945

    Happy Birthday

    Have a nice one Sue x
  8. No not just you Trogg..............nicer days or Rose tinted ?.........thing is we were happy and loved the people around us........is that what made us happy ? or was it just because we were young.............?.
  9. Talking of Rigleys i vaguely remember being in an adjacent field when very young. 1950 ish ?.....it was a very hot summers day......and lots of familys were there,,,i do believe it was a Rigleys social event.......the field had a rough Cricket and football area marked out,,....there was also a very small wooden hut from which one of my Uncles was serving Beer straight from a wooden proper old Barrel ,,,........but the main thing i recall was lots and lots of laughter,,,from genuinely happy folk..........
  10. Them photo's evoked some memories of people that have been in my life Trogg..........Uncle's Bill,,John,,Harry,,all worked there,,,along with some School mates,,, Edit,, think ive mentioned before,,but along those old Railway tracks the ''Master Cutler'' was once re-routed,,,caused by my Dad derailing some trucks in Bulwell Common Sidings..........''Ham Fisted'' must run in the family.................
  11. benjamin1945

    is it annoying

    So do i Margie........and being somewhat of an Hypercondriac i must pack it in.......according to my Doctor...........
  12. benjamin1945

    Photos to cheer us up

    Last fished regular about 10 yrs ago.....lived very close to 'Forge Mill' Bestwood village,,,Rod set up all the time in me Garage,,,so i went casual ,just when it took my fancy........have great memories of some real characters that fished there...........One that sticks out was a chap called Ivan who lived in the village,,,think he was pushing 80 and an EX Bevan boy,,,,he would turn up early summer evenings,,wearing a suit and his best shoes,,,Rod in hand bits of Bait and tackle in his pockets,,,always sat in same place on an old Log or something.....and always caught a couple of 'big uns'.......he was always full of 'wise cracks' and always took the 'wee wee' out of them that sat there all day,,with everything but the Kitchen sink. Me and him became good pals,,but one night i thought i heard someone calling my name,,Ivan hadn't arrived yet and thought he wouldn't bother because we'd had a lot of rain and it was very 'Muddy'..........anyway about ten minutes after the faint shouting Ivan appeared,,covered in mud all over his suit with shoes in a right state,,, he said to me........''didn't you @::f%!" (*&$£F~?/"!£$%^7-+=)hear me ? He eventually settled down....caught two big Fish.....then left,,saying he'd go for a Pint in the local clubby if he wern't barred..........magic character,,went to his funeral in the village about a year later.......miss him...........
  13. benjamin1945

    Photos to cheer us up

    In my fishing days Fly i saw the extremes of dress,, i just went casual,,you know, without cufflinks lol,
  14. benjamin1945

    Talking Pictures

    You better make first move,,or we be here all night,, Terrence Stamp to Carol White,, Poor Cow,,1967,,
  15. benjamin1945

    Clubs dj'd at.

    I would never pass you Sue