benjamin1945

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  1. THNKS FOR THT BK....YES I'M SERIOUS,,BD ENOUGH BEING MORE OR LESS TIED TO THE HOUSE ND USING MY PHONE ISNT THE SME....LTHOUGH MUST DMIT THIS I'M DOING NOW IS QUITE NOVEL.............SO THNKS MTE,,WILL TELL WIFE BOUT YOUR INFO,,SHE 'S GETTING ME   NEW ONE....


  2. 11 hours ago, LizzieM said:

    Every single FEMALE Sports Commentator please

    GOT TO GREE LIZZIE..........LSO PUTER BROKE CNT GET RID OF CPITL LETTERS PLUS GOT NO ' OR ' ND K IS MISSING SOMETIMES WHEN I WNT TO TLK BOUT KNOBS.....ND EX LOVES.....LOL

    SO ITS GOODBYE FROM ME FOR NOW.....MIGHT USE MY PHONE IN SOME CSES,,,

     

    NOW PUTTING COMPUTER IN ROOM O.....EVEN ONE O ONE...


  3. Don't know what HSR means Stuart,,but I think its a great post...…..was engaged to Katrina in 1965 and her house is on there,,Southdale drive....sometimes caught the bus on Carlton road number 39 to go home...walked from Southdale down footpath thru some allotments crossed over another Southdale and onto Carlton road near a pub called the Chesterfield opposite a chip shop where the Bus stop was....happy days,,,not seen Katrina for a few years now was living in Awsworth when I last saw her,,,

                                    Thought you all needed to know all that,,,great post Stuart,keep it up mate....


  4. Oxford still there Mary.........old one pulled down,,,used to work there in about 1967 for 4/- per hour,,,some characters drank in there including some of my relatives,,they had a room called the ''Blood room'' where after fighting on some waste ground corner of Piccadilly they went to get cleaned up.....aye we had some quaint customs down our way.....

                                 I'M off now then Joe'' (Joe was Landlord)

    OK Ben,,did you clean that blood off ''Juke Box''?...........Most of it, night....

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  5. Suffering again with 'toe' ingrowing nail''......so not been out,,,trying to get it seen to is bleddy hard work....anyway when i do i intended to buy some shoes from Matalan..seen a pair a bit back i really liked think about £70,,,so thought i'd lash out not bought any for a few year now...

                           However been put off by what i read on face-book...Matalan dont take cash anymore PLUS  no checkout staff,,you do it all yer-sen.....anybody know if this is true?....


  6. Can't say that i remember my first Kiss..........i can recall several very early ones,,,Used to have many birthday parties when at school,,,Mams and Dads went out and left us to it.......Postmans knock was always played  ,,remember that ?  Got to kiss ALL the girls,,another kissing game/Dance ''Black-out Arches'' Kisses galore in that....lol

                                    Fancied lots of girls at school ad the two games mentioned were good ways of getting a kiss,sometimes led to a Snog,,,always fancied a girl named Rosie with long blond hair,,,,anyway she was a good Kisser....and i thought i'd cracked her for a date,,but no,she still turned me down,,,Still see her now and again in Bulwell,,,think she'd still turn me down...lol..

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  7. Always loved Dancing.......My Aunts always got me Dancing with them at Grandparents whilst they played their 50s records on the Radiogram........Then at school soon found out you were popular...when you went to friday lunchtime dance club....

      Into my teen years it was Locarno 14-16 year olds tuesday nights  at 1/6,,,Danced with girls from all over Nottingham,,used to go with a gang of us from Old Bestwood.....None of us were shy of asking for a dance as we got on the floor tripping over Handbags..

                                                 Getting in the Mens powder room was an experience as well,,,admiring  us selves in the full length mirrors,,Italian suit,,collar turned up and hair combed like Billy(the one and only) Fury,,,splash of Old Spice and a shoe shine from the old fella,,gave him a 'Tanner' ,,remember him?.........If you got a date with a nice girl we'd take em to the Bodega on a sunday night for some great slow Dancing,,,or if no date,, still the Bodega,, to find one......Working for Marsdens it was never difficult getting dates,,,especially if you travelled round em all......:rolleyes:.....For the next many years i travelled the country working and Dancing from Birmingham  to  Bradford and beyond....the only time i get a Dance now is on my Spanish holidays,,,when i love to dance the night away.....when this Covid disappears so will i...........Viva Espana'''

     

     

    Edit  need another thread Cliff Ton....Dancing years''.....lol

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  8. Used to go to a place in Norwich in the 70s called ''Samson and Hercules'' Wednesday nights  ''Grab a Granny'' they had a proper band that specialised in the 20s music,,and the ladies came dressed for it......my best Dance nights ever..)Had a semi-regular dancing partner named Gloria who stayed in Cromer at the ''Hotel de Paris''  (anyway nowt like that) i used to give her a lift back,,long way it was,,and worth every mile for the Dancing,,,......blimey best part of 50 years ago,,,she be getting on a bit now,,,bet she still dances....

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  9. 2 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

    If I could play the ukulele, I might do just that!  Might have to be the Black Bottom instead. Where's me 1920s Charleston dress and long beads? Fancy a dance, Ben?

     

    Fancy a dance? sure do Dorothy,,,got me dancing shoes on ,Dicky and black suit...Tapping me stick,,,''Roaring 20's''love ya dress,,go with it,the black bottom...Jilly Provine no less''

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  10. VG began its days i believe in Holland....and somewhere in translation VG in Dutch meant working together ie Wholesaler/retailer Vay,vee,,Jee,,Gee or sumat like it,,,they had their main Office on Sackville street in London...enjoyed my time with them,,,at their Peak they had over 2,000 stores in the UK,,the largest Voluntary group was Spar,,over 5,000 in the UK...The other main Voluntary group stores were Mace,,Alliance,,Vivo,,Wavy Line,,APT and Centro...thought you might want to know that...

                            All stores were privately owned,,and it was a fierce battle trying to win over the opposition,,,but great days and nights,, My training at Marsdens in 'Grocery Retail' stood me in good stead for my role at VG...with A.B.Gibsons of Daybrook...