benjamin1945

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

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  1. What would you take in an emergency?

    In reply to Jills question yesterday...........
  2. How's your day?

    We nearly drowned in a car 50 years ago this month,in Boston..........I was with her in the back seat......listening to Englebert Humperdink on radio Luxenbourgh..........singing ''save the last waltz for me'' (I think)........
  3. How's your day?

    50 years ago today I got married...........to the lovely Sue from Long Eaton........
  4. How's your day?

    May be Mick...........if you want to spend your life scratching your ass......
  5. How's your day?

    Had a great day in Leeds........got there just after 8 am.............mad traffic in centre......but found my venue for interviews........but in this age of computers had trouble paying for my Parking..........1st machine pay by mobile phone, what!! not a scubby !!!.....2nd machine didn't take coins........3rd did but didn't have enough to pay........kind young girl behind me GAVE me 20p.to complete the transaction..........what a bleddy performance just to Park. Had 15 interviews lined up.........first 5 didn't even show up......all on benefits and obviously don't want work........then saw 10 applicants....and offered work to 3 of em.........so hopefully done someone deserved of work a chance...........had lovely drive home to the sound of Smooth radio........again I need a big 'schanapps'............must pack it in, like it too much..........
  6. Any Teddy Boys?

    Same as you Loppy........school 50 to 60,.......but I well remember all the 50s music.....Mam and all her sisters playing it on 78s.......Johnie Ray,Beverley sisters,Frankie Lane,Dickie Valentine,David Whitfield,Lita Rosa,.........and from about 56.....Bill Haley,Elvis,Tommy Steele,Lonnie Donegan,.....up to 59 when of course it all changed with Cliff,Beatles,Billy Fury,then into the great 60s......love to do it all again. As for Teddy boys they were all that little bit older,,,the ones I knew on Bestwood estate were great characters.......and I spent a lot of my early teens with em...........it was them that told me how to make babies and how not to......lol.........they used to throw parties when their parents were out.....and me and a couple of other 13 yr olds,were always allowed in.......I grew up very fast........i'd love to name names but best not......they always looked after me and in later years were great drinking companions........attended a few of their funerals in the last ten years.......terrific blokes loved em.........
  7. Any Hippies here?

    Never into the Hippy bit.....no long hair or flowery clothes......always suit and Tie.......did go out for short time with a Hippy girl from Birmingham.....just couldn't get used to seeing her feet and sandals can't even remember her name now........had my Uncle paint the living room Orange for her......LOL.
  8. Old sweets, chocolates and snacks

    Cant help there Jill.....no Puffs.....in 1960..........
  9. You Couldn't Make this Up !

    Lizzie i'm on about day 5 of writing with my wrong hand ie the right..........I also thought we don't write much nowadays,....but with having my 'shaky problem' its dawned on me how much we still write.......sign for a delivery........sign in hotel.or anywhere,......fill a form out.......write down details from a phone call........fill in peoples names at work..do a crossword.....even tick a prescription form.........and with the work I now do.....writing down peoples details......just can't do it with my left (writing hand).......so on this regime of writing with wrong hand...........just don't feel natural and my brain keeps sending me messages telling me so. Never the less I am pursuing it ,they say it takes 1 to 2 months to start to feel proficient,....at day 5 my writing looks like a 6 year olds,.......ive made a joke of it for a few years.......but it did start to get embarrassing in Interviewing people,........we take things like being able to write properly for granted............
  10. You Couldn't Make this Up !

    Don't like to think i'm Plodding yet............but at the weekend had a game of Babminton and about 20 minutes five-aside football..........i was playing against 40 ish others........and while i still had the co-ordination my reactions were much slower....same as Fly 72,........still enjoyed it........went in goal and took my glasses off..........did'nt see the first 3 goals i let in........lol.
  11. You Couldn't Make this Up !

    Spot on Loppy.............i attend a lot childrens sports events..........and see them coming out with big Trophies and Cups.......and they aint won owt, All my years playing football and Cricket.....i got just one a tiny Medal in 1956,..........
  12. How's your day?

    Yes NBL.......Brown........most Trout are....lol. and you'd probably Die if you had eaten one.............
  13. How's your day?

    Today the Leen is abundant with big Fish...........Carp..Chubb...Roach etc..........the old timers used to tell that even in its polluted state in the 50s........Trout were often caught............Vernon Park Pond as always been good for fishing and thats fed by the Leen.........
  14. How's your day?

    My thoughts are with you Nonna.............i had similar with my Dad.......God bless........
  15. Sentimental old 'Tat' and liberty bodices

    So did i Den.......when my lovely Floss died.........had her when i was about 8......died when i was 22......buried her in Mam and Dads best suitcase on Andover road...........