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  1. Caftan #27 I remember Harvey Hadden cycle track being open to the public in the evenings dozens of un-controlled kids flying around also watched 50cc motorbike racing on there most of the motorbikes were Itom perhaps sold by Andy Bone Arkwright Street.
  2. Valuer Jim, Never heard of them either, now looked up on the web. JS are you 'yoking'?
  3. Scuttlebutt The origin of the word "scuttlebutt," which is nautical parlance for a rumor, comes from a combination of "scuttle" -- to make a hole in the ship's hull and thereby causing her to sink --- and "butt" -- a cask or hogshead used in the days of wooden ships to hold drinking water. The cask from which the ship's crew took their drinking water -- like a water fountain -- was the "scuttlebutt". Even in today's Navy a drinking fountain is referred to as such. But, since the crew used to congregate around the "scuttlebutt", that is where the rumors about the ship or voyage would begin
  4. Have you heard a word you've never heard before? I've just read a comment about Keith Vaz apparently his solicitor has issued a letter to another MP which said: 'You have been maliciously spreading false and highly defamatory SCUTTLEBUTT about him' Never heard this word before but I must say just the sound seems appropriate.
  5. Mary The filler insert strip has to be fitted to tighten the seal. A tool called a lacer is required, good news is a complete installation set is available at £12.05. It's easy to use but not sure if instructions are included I'm sure info will be on the internet though. www.gunson.co.uk/product/77136
  6. Concert & Package Tours plus charts and memorabilia 1957 to 1967. I've just had a look at this brilliant database, lost myself to the times when everyday was party time and worries were for others. Which shows did you go to, was it the Savoy, Odeon or 2is coffee bar, who did you go with and when? http://www.bradfordtimeline.co.uk/music.htm
  7. Chulla #12 Poohbear#18 That's my recollection, Breffitt's was opposite The Newcastle Arms. Back around 1949 it was run by Ted Breffit one of England's top trials riders. At the left side of Breffitt's (facing Newcastle Arms) was Newcastle Farm by then a series of derelict buildings, the biggest had a large clock on the front wall and a pathway leading to the railway line and Melbourne Park. Halfords now occupy roughly what was Breffitt's area, a bit further on towards town just past Ideal Cleaning Services Ltd. is a filling station that was once a car sales, garage and haulier owned by R
  8. What a fantastic achievement by Team GB in the medal tables who seem to have confused the world by their ability to perform so well. Good to see the clean cut athletes looking smart fit and so comfortable when being interviewed. With the very few exceptions maybe rowers and equestrian , everyone else, managers, trainers and competitors all seem to have removed TH from the english language it is now pronounced F if at the beginning of a word or V if in the middle. We now have fink, togevva, wiv. Why?
  9. I agree Catfan much prefer FB theme is cleaner/brighter.
  10. You know you're getting old when your 40/50 year old offspring tell you you're slowing down. After a working lifetime dashing around the U.K. at 80+mph I decided that when I retired I would slow down and stick to speed limits when driving, managed this for past 12 years but the 'kids' take the mick call me Miss Daisy, they normally travel at speeds approaching warp 6. I had been thinking about their comments and decided to speed up a bit making driving enjoyable again and even resulted in a nice letter on behalf of the Chief Constable she has made a conditional offer of a £100 fixed
  11. FTDNA website gives details and prices of all the tests available, looks like the top level can even tell you the colour of your socks.
  12. #8 The Pianoman Family Tree DNA is currently doing an offer tracking back 5 generations for 69 dollars, takes about 6 weeks from order to results.The information given is limited for this price but there are tests costing several hundreds of dollars which are obviously far more detailed. The entry level one provides sketch of origins, gives details of any matches for people who have had their DNA checked and their relationship and a link to contact them. I have a 2nd cousin who needed to prove the grandfathers relationship FTDNA confirmed this. My origins are 100% european broken down as B
  13. Alan White #29 I knocked about with John Smith for a while when he lived on Woodfield he moved later to Bradfield Road, he had 2 sisters one was a very pretty dark haired girl became a hairdresser drove a sportscar. The other sister was a blonde. A friend Kenny Hemsley told me John Smith was a bricklayer and later became a building inspector on Gedling Borough Council Lived in Ravenshead and married a girl off Colchester Road. Believed to have emigrated to OZ but not 100% sure on this one. Terence12 I knew a Brian White who lived on Shipley at no. 27. Alan White any relation?
  14. I once had a car stolen from my driveway and received a phone call from Ilson police station that they had found it in Cotmanhay. They said they had my HT lead, the steering lock was broken and the ignition switch was smashed, I should collect the lead and go get my car back, they would not be accompanying me as it was a 'no go' area. When I arrived at the car some cross-eyed inbred was giving me loads of hand signals, I told my wife to get out of the estate, I fitted the lead, messed with the wiring and started it up. Time to go! I had the window partially open when the Cotmanhay redneck lo
  15. Great pics Michael, Sorry can't help with the vehicle, my Cripps years were 1964 ish to 1970 Triumph Road and 71 to 72 Lenton Lane.
  16. Freckles #1 I've had calls from asians calling themselves George/Harry/John. English names to show that they are genuinely english. Phone calls follow pattern if I'm in a good mood. "Hello this is George/H/J is that Mr.P?" "Yes George, what's the problem?" "I am from Microsoft and ve can see that you have problems with your vindows" " Oh! What do I need to do?' "Are you at your computer, is it switched on? "Yes all ok George" "Press the 2nd key from the left on the bottom row" "Ok George pressed it" "No what did you press?" "2nd key as you said" George now getting a little annoyed.
  17. LizzieM #14, hippo girl #13 Enticed in by cheap trade sized packages branded loo rolls, tissues, toiletries, batteries so should be easy to escape with a £20 - 40 experience, it's not happened to me yet. Back home Freezer groaning with meat and fish purchases, unplanned purchases include leather office chair, garden table and chairs. Grab a bite and a drink and could save a fortune. But only if I could just stick to essentials!
  18. I have a an iMac running El Capitan OS and use a program 'Parallels' which enables me to also run Windows 10 at the same time on a 'virtual machine' but effectively it is the same iMac machine. I have the best of both worlds where I can slip into Windows comfy and familiar progs whenever I like and don't have to purchase new Mac versions of Microsoft favourites. I run the heavy stuff, videos etc. held on a USB connected 1 TB hard drive which can be switched to either operating system and when switched off nothing clogs up the systems. A simile I suppose would be 'Like a dog with 2 d****'
  19. Other useful players David Nish, Peter Rodrigues, Allan Clarke and Bill Frame of Cocked Hat fame.
  20. Just read this in a weekend supplement. Geoff Hurst gave a speech recounting how a cabbie kept peering at him as he drove him to Heathrow Airport. Eventually, he said; "Come on mate, give us a clue?" "Sir Geoff Hurst M.B.E," his famous passenger replied, "played 500 games for West Ham, scored 250 goals, played for England 49 times and still the only man to ever score a hat-trick in a World Cup final!" To which the cabbie replied: "No, you prat,what terminal do you want?'
  21. Angel #11 Was it Mary Belfield ? Lived across the road from me. Didn't they have a shop in the same area 'a chippie'?
  22. Just my era Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly , Gene Vincent. Sadly didn't last very long.
  23. My dad's jobs I remember after the war were, Lorry driver Sankey's, - breadman doorstep deliveries, - bus driver corpo - during theses times he also a had job as 'doorman' at Astoria ballroom and Aspley Ballroom, - mechanic at Hopcrofts later Moons, Mechanic Mr Softee - Mr. Whippy - self-employed mechanic at Tonibell, made his money bought house new car and retired to Chapel St. Leonards - became transport manager Butlin's . He used to take me with him to most of these places on school holidays and weekends but I never got around to asking about the war and he never volunteered info. When
  24. Thanks Catfan Yep that's the man. Used to drive an American car occasionally drank in the bar of Granby Hotel.