benjamin1945

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  1. That year of 63 what a time.......just 18..... Locarno...Palais....Bodega Passed me driving test...had my own car plus company van..... Travelled with work..to exotic places........ Tibshelf....Huthwaite....Warsop....even Barnsley and Rotherham.... Music and Dance in all of em.... Plus Sliced Bacon and weighed Butter in most...... Life was good....all those years ago........love to do it all again.......
  2. So many memories of old friends and family in the Heathfield Hotel........considered by outsiders to be rough back in the 60s......they were real down to earth folk....who loved a Pint and a sing song with their Pals.........remember so many of the family names......Fishers......Warsop......Welthorne....Fewkes.....Birds.......Crowles.....Wallheads....Ingles...Wakefields..Allsops...Lounds.,,Allcocks.and many more........... Had my first Pint in there when i was 15 in 1960,,,,most of the above names were ''Teddy Boys'' and great characters............Yes there were a few fights (usually ove
  3. Another popular New Zealand butter in the 60s was 'Anchor''............
  4. I have some real funny memories \of my 'Lady's' in 'Red Dresses'' Upstairs at the Highbury Pub in Bulwell at a family Party in the late 60s........an Aunt and Uncle had a trifle fight while Dancing...my Ex always liked making an Entrance'' and entered the room in her brand new long 'Red Dress'' just after the ''Trifle fight''...........dead funny....she shot across the room on her 'ASS' crashing into 'Grandma's' table as she supped her 'Guiness'' ................
  5. Thats lovely Nonna.........beautiful words...... I dedicated it to a few aswell............
  6. Just felt like a bit of ''Waxing Lyrical''.........and what better than doing it to this...........never will forget the 'Lady's in Red''
  7. Yes Brew.......forgot about them...............
  8. Did you see the 'Peace Pagoda' Margie? Worked MK a lot 80s and 90s........The Coop had a store in each district......some very interesting 'Shoplifters' down there......Mostly East-enders..who had moved there..........all claiming to know the 'Krays'.......bless em............
  9. Wishing you all a very good 'CHRISTMAS''.................X
  10. Whenever i'm feeling low or a bit miserable i watch something like this.........best therapy going.............
  11. As mentioned several times Tuesday nights down Locarno'' were called Teenbeat'' around 1960........often wonder if they were named after this great instrumental.........of 1959 by 'Sandy Nelson''
  12. The 60s music was great.......but the 70s wernt too bad either....some lovely romantic stuff......Always liked ''Billy'' reminds me of my Norwich days and nights.....and a ''Locarno'' type place called ''Samson and Hercules''....
  13. Boycott Broad Barrington Cowdery Grieg Bailey Knott Lock Laker Trueman Statham Ey Oz...........imagine this team rolling over...without a fight ?....Add to them Illingworth and Close......what a team...
  14. Your Dad sounds quite a man Jill..........always admire those that have sailed the world for a living or in Wartime......My Grandad sailed in Atlantic convoys in first world war......and one of my sons is currently in the Pacific working on board a merchant ship......just told me wont be home till after Xmas.................
  15. Walked past Harold Larwood and Bill Voce in Kirkby this morning......couldnt bring mesen to tell em the score......just got a coffee from Subway and sat and drunk it down at 'Long Off''...........
  16. So many memories this song brings back..........Had a 'Millie' look alike Girlfriend........met her in the 'Bodega' one sunday night...had a brilliant camping holiday in 'Red Wharf Bay'' on 'Anglesey''..........almost taught me to swim..........
  17. The most consistently accurate bowler i ever saw was Brian Statham.(Lancashire).......every ball in line and a good length.....the perfect foil for the fiery wildness of Tyson and Trueman........ Another bowler i always enjoyed was Johnny Wardle.....a great spinner and another Yorkshireman.........i was Cricket mad from being about five....and could name all the England and Aussie players of the day........always thought Yorkshire started just beyond Bestwood village..hence my love for the county......lol
  18. Captain....Ray Illingworth...... Fiery Fred.....great bowler......almost from Notts........only 300 yards away......not a lot of people know that..........
  19. How about this for a balanced bowling attack OZ ? Fast openers.......Tyson.....Statham... Leg spinner..........Tony Lock Off spinner...........Jim Laker With back up Medium Pacer all rounder Trevor Bailey..... That would get the Aussies worried......... Or even me Dad ..under arm Spinner beyond compare......lol.
  20. Still miss driving home for xmas and listening to this........drove home from all over the UK.....But this year i'm waiting for my sons Flying home for Christmas.....one from Central Africa another from South America..one already back from Spain....my eldest will still be in Australia and i'll miss him........a very emotional time coming up........
  21. Yes it was a 'Freddie' number.......but when i saw this group in 'Shifnall' nr Shrewsbury' in Shropshire the Applejacks were mentioned in the intro.........the group wernt the Applejacks but at that time the 'A's were popular in that part of the country and have always stuck in my mind.......
  22. Another 'Brummy'' group........brings back memories of staying in 'Shifnall'' nr Shrewsbury in 'Shropshire'' Doing a shop update to self service in the 60s.......and dancing in a Pub to this song.....still see the chap i worked with from Bestwood estate..hes my oldest friend...hes 80 now and looks 50...
  23. WOW...Absolutely....Indeed.........All day long.......lol
  24. I;d prosecute men wearing sandals.....with or without socks.......
  25. Men wearing a T Shirt instead of Dress shirt with a Suit........ Men not wearing socks with Sandals...in fact showing feet... Men wearing Baseball Caps...especially back to front......... Men wearing shorts when out and about......... Politicians wearing white shirt with sleeves rolled up.......when visiting work places......... I could go on........