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  1. In which case I’ve got both of those albums but nothing to play them on. Maybe I have them on tape. Whilst we’re on this musical note does anyone remember Reg Cooper, the partially sighted folk singer back in the folk club days? We used to see him at Newark and Cropwell Bishop regularly.

  2. Parking at the QMC is terrible. I guess it's better to take the tram. I remember many years ago, one Sunday afternoon, after I'd escaped from a light aircraft prang alive, I went to the QMC to get a few stitches put in. I parked outside the main door of casualty only to be told 'you can't park there'. I told the guy what had happened and his attitude changed immediately, becoming very polite, leading me to the desk, where when I told them my tale of woe, I was immediately put on a trolley and wheeled off for treatment, passing all those who were waiting! I always tell people when going to casualty to say they've been in an aircraft crash. It opens many doors!

  3. My own father worked directly over the road from Lee and Hunt at Moore and Company, the paper packaging manufacturers, until he volunteered to join the RAF for war service. As maintaining the machines was a technical engineering job he was trained as an aircraft instrument technician. The company made all of the packaging for the Boots Company shops, flour bags for McDougals and Be Ro and the majority of paper cash bags used by the major banks. In the adjoining factory, Cooks, the sheet metal workers, made tractor cabs.

  4. 25 minutes ago, trogg said:

    I tried the Taylors coffee bags from Morrisons soon went back to Nesspresso.

    I've got a fancy machine which cost a fortune (I like gadgets) which ground the coffee and swept the floor but it sits with all the other things that seemed like a good idea at the time. I can't even give it away. I'm back to the simple life now!


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  5. Whilst we're talking coffee my favourite used to be Monsooned Malabar beans from Waitrose. It had a natural sweetness and required no sugar. Sadly it appears to have deteriorated in quality and I'm now using ground coffee in bags from Taylor's of Harrogate. I miss the morning grinding ritual but it does taste good without the hassle of preparation.

  6. Some you will recognise the name of 'The Raleigh Cycle King' at Netherfield. Just been told that my old friend Graham has died, aged 83, in a care home in Harrogate. At least he died in the luxury he worked hard to attain.