benjamin1945

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  1. Happy days with Happy people....Masons Arms Basford.....Heathfield Arnold road....Park Tavern or Standard of England,, Basford again..50s to 80s......No Hot drinks..No food...No Kids...place filled with smoke and Laughter.... Plus everyone dressed properly.......... Pint of Bitter and a Babycham please Duck...... Cherry? Yes please two.. Thats 10 bob Duck.. TA Duck ev one yasen..... Cheers ,,i'll ev half........
  2. Shippo's grew up on it......nicking a few sips from Grandma's jug on the way back from the Beer-off.......if you were from Bulwell or Basford ''Shipstones'' was more or less compulsory.....with 'Home ales'' a close second..............remember it being 1/6 per pint...or 7 and half P in new money.....eeh they were 't days...........
  3. Early family outing to Skegness....Uncles Aunts Grandparents cousins..all went for the day by train..about 1950........ Me with my Grandad and Uncle Sonny riding pillion........
  4. Can't say i recall him Col, but i only went in the ''Deerstalker'' a couple of times..mid 60s..didnt like MB Beer..much preferred 'Shippo's'' at the Heathfield or 'Home Ales down the Tavern....remember back room of 'Heathfield' where all the old 'Teds'' went......and sang even Danced...always recall 'Dickie Bird'' off Gainsford close on the 'drums'' and a certain 'Stan Lownes' on the ;Mike............magic times......Although it was considered 'Rough' by some..i always found the clients a happy crowd.....who loved a good sing..song...........
  5. Played it afore.........but can't resist playing it again.... Love a woman in a 'Black Dress'.......great memories of the..Commodore..and a place called ''Samson and Hercules'' in Norwich.......back in the 70s...........
  6. You are brave Colly.........Dad always told me........''if you are scared..but still do it...thats when you are brave''............ Got me many a good hiding...lol
  7. Don't miss any Pubs...but miss old friends that used to frequent them........Nowadays only go in a Pub for food and/or Coffee... Don't drink anymore but used to enjoy Wetherspoons in Bulwell in a morning for Breakfast and a catch-up with old mates.....but since the lockdown has ended 2 of my old mates have passed away and one has been Barred...So don't think i'll be going in again........ The one that is Barred ive known since we were both 5 yr olds..........Nicest bloke out...went in most mornings for Coffee and a chat......Barred for taking Photos of
  8. Betta shape up.........ooH OOH OOH........ ''I got chills..theyre multiplying''............
  9. Nice morning in Bulwell again..........got a bargain on the ''Flea Market''.........saw some Coffee glasses.....marked £2,50.(thought each)...really nice.. turned out they wern't £2.50 each....it was all six.......... So far given one each to 2 of my lady neighbours...both really pleased......and both promised to join us in the 'Hot Tub'' when it comes.......and drink 'baileys' from them........One is coming in a full body suit but the other says she's coming naked.....and she lives across the road !! One more to give away to the lady next door......God knows
  10. Same from me Catfan......its all this bleddy waiting for results int it.............
  11. Looks like MM way..........1964 or 66.........i was late and running to catch a Bartons bus to either Coalville or Long Eaton......jumped the new fence in middle of road and bumped into a lovely young Lady named Judy Dench...........
  12. On the Garden with my Coffee at daybreak...........lovely scene and feel fine........life is good.....have a beautiful day..........
  13. Great voice of Paul Jones.......... ''Or else you gotta stay all night.''........ ''IT'LL be too dark for you to find the door''
  14. For some reason,, despite normal ''aches and pains'' i feel really good this morning.... Hope you do too.....bit of nice cheerful music never does any harm does it..............
  15. News channels don't seem to be mentioning it............They are too interested in the ALL ENGLISH ''' cup final( european)Man City v Chelsea.. all English my backside!!! think 80% of the players are foreign.. ..both Managers are......and its being played in a Foreign country (Portugal).........12 Thousand moron ..so called English fans are there...Boozing on the streets...and hugging each other..Already fighting with their own...... No Masks...No social distancing.....no brains......... I blame the Portuguese for hosting it...after it was taken from I
  16. Great store.........worked there when it was 'Debenhams'' and two more in the West Midlands...such a shame all gone now.............it really was like working at 'Grace Brothers'' Also worked the 'Big Coop'' again great atmosphere and people......used to love getting in the lift.......and Announcing ''3rd floor Ladies Underwear''.......including '' Liberty Bodices'' Took Fenella Fielding up the lift.......mentioned afore...but such a pleasure worth repeating...
  17. No one posted for a couple of hours.......so thought we'd have a bit of Peter Sarstedt....... So just sip your ''Napoleon Brandy''......''while your alone in your bed''
  18. I became a 'Teenager'' in 1958.......what a magic time for Music...i was already well into it......because of my Mother and all her Sisters who were always singing..Dancing and more importantly 'Laughing'.........from when i was about 15 Mam took me to all her company 'DO'S'' to Dance with......Dad just wasn't a Dancer.......loved it....
  19. Margie..in my youth i was a ''dedicated follower of fashion'' Winkle Pickers''...Beatle Jacket''...Hipsters''...White Socks''...Tie pin thru collar''....Cliff Richard shirt..ala expresso Bongo'''...slim Jim tie''..Pin Stripe suit'' etc...... However as i got older developed my own style and only wore what suited me....but every now and then something comes along that catches my fancy..and i go for it.......in this case ''Skinny jeans'' feel great..just love em........never too old to ''Strutt''......lol
  20. Brilliant OZ.............I too have rambled a bit........lol
  21. Mine aint that skinny Red......not ripped either......and i wear Socks.......
  22. Thought mine were Brew......but bought four pairs about a year ago.....they feel really good on......and MRS says they suit me...so now only wear 'Skinny's'''........need some new specs...thinking of getting either ''Buddy Holly's'' or ''Michael Caine's'' to hide the massive bags under me eyes.........lol
  23. Funny day today.........decided we need some new Garden furniture......went to JTS in Hucknall.....very sparse inside...and very limited on Garden furniture......so left without a purchase.... Thought we'd try Argos in Bulwell...closed...think finished... Oh well.....need an eye test and some new specs.......went to Tesco in Bulwell for Vision Express.......not there any more finished....... Makes you wander where all this is going to end....... Never mind...had nice Espresso in 'Jeromes' and saw some old friends.. as usual very ple