Oztalgian

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  1. If I drink too much Bodega I can't remember anything either
  2. Back in the 70's the pubs in the area where I used to live were often named with a Robin Hood theme, Forest Folk, Home Brewery, a magnificent building, shamefully knocked down to build a Tesco Jolly Friar, Holes Ales, alas, now housing The Archer Home Ales, still going The Sherwood Forester, ??? still going, The Robin Hood, Mansfield Ales, another Tesco, at least they kept the building. The Oak Tree, Mansfield Ales, still going The Little John Mansfield Ales, Just reopened
  3. Pentrich Rising absobloodylutley fantastic RR thanks for posting. I had never heard of the rising so I looked it up on the webulator. Why oh why weren't we taught this local history at school it would have been so much more interesting. When we lived in NSW we often visited Kiama where George Weightman died. There is a monument to him in Kiama. and had I known I would have taken a look at it Photo from Monument Australia . org.au
  4. Yummo, I'll have some of that nonnaB, just needed some scallops. Is that Marie Rose sauce I spy on those prawns?
  5. Not too many people can tell the difference between the Oz and NZ flags, Hawaii will have to change its state flag too.
  6. Vegemite, disgusting stuff, only good for putting in the dust caps of the trailer bearings. The stuff is around 8.6% salt. High blood pressure alert We tried it with our kids, they took one lick and put it in the bin
  7. My "old" red British license said "All Groups". When I applied for my Australian license the guy in the office looked at it and said "You don't need to do a physical driving test but I will have to ask you some road rule questions". I said OK as I had read up on the rules. He then said "What side of the road do we drive on in Australia" I said "Left" and he said that's correct and issued me with a license.
  8. My dad went to Sicily in July 1943 in a tour group led by General Sir Bernard Montgomery In September 1943 he toured Italy, again led by Montgomery, the tour started around Salerno.
  9. I agree WW a beautifully styled car, there is a red and grey one for sale here at $16500 that would suit me.
  10. Do you remember Winifred Atwell and Black and White Rag, the Theme from Pot Black'
  11. First project I worked on after arriving in OZ was the steering and suspension of the P76 for replacement parts. Built by Leyland at Zetland, one of their two plants in Sydney. It was generally renowned as a lemon, early cars had major build quality problems and reliability issues. Surprisingly it won Wheels Car of the Year in 1973, when it ceased production in 1976 they had built 18,000 of them. Its main claim to fame was that you could put a 44 gallon drum in the boot. (photo from wiki) I learned to drive and passed my test in a HB Viva The LJ Torana in Australia,
  12. Yes Ben, my grandad was a Shippo's drinker and like you as young un I was often sent up to the local offy for a jug of Shippo's bitter. Tasted it once, never again.