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On 7/24/2019 at 10:23 PM, benjamin1945 said:

Yes,,got his auto biography,, he talks about having to go through a rough estate on his way to HP school,,

Cheeky git,,was referring to old Bestwood,, lol,

 

Yep.. wish I knew he was badmouthing peaceful idyllic Bestwood Est., I'd have got a few of the lads together and give 'im a bleddy gud kickin...  :rotfl:

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Once a jolly swagman"" on at the moment,,1949,, Thora Hird and Bill Owen in it,,who'd have thought that 50 years later they would still be acting together in ""Last of the summer ""

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I was given a ticket to see Gert & Daisy. They were in Woolies on Lister Gate trying to drum up business for their show at the Theatre Royal. They didn't seem very nice people but, I accepted the ticket and went to their show. Probably early(ish)1960s. Way, way past their best. They were rubbish and hardly raised a titter all through the show

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Re: Talking Pictures. I usually look at the tv Guide for the week ahead and set interesting stuff to record.  Mostly I look for old 'pop' films from the early 60's.  Things like 'Play It Cool' starring Billy Fury.  They are so bad they are good.

One I'm on the look out for is 'It's Trad Dad', which I saw on the cinema.  If I recall it was a similar sort of story to 'Don't Knock The Rock' in the fifties and 'The Young Ones'.. where the basic plot is some authority figure trying to suppress the 'kids' music.. but the kids 'win out in the end and usually say 'Gee..Let's Do The Show Right Here..'   :)

 

I also usually have a look at films I was taken to see as a kid.. often things which feature Peggy Mount shouting a lot... such as 'Sailor Beware'.  Dreadful stuff.

 

Am also on the look out for 'No Room at the Inn', which was on telly quite a lot in the 60s. It starred Freda Jackson, who went to High Pavement during its co-ed phase, and later became a familiar face in the movies.notably a lot of Hammer films.. and also on TV.  Detail and Filmography here:  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0413528/?ref_=ttls_li_st_3

 

I also like to find low budget sci fi films.. also usually terrible.

 

They still keep showing .'The Flying Scot'.  About a train robbery.  I saw that on the pics at the time.. very 'B' movie territory and hilarious.  Of course there was a Flying Scotsman. (LNER) and a 'Royal Scot' (LMS), but no Flying Scot.

It seems they thought they could disguise that little 'faux pas' by using a shot of a different engine every time they cut to an exterior view of the train. Continuity.?  ....Whassat?

 

 

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Gert and Daisy’s brother was Jack Warner. ‘Evening all’ in Dixon of Dock Green. Looking back that was pretty pathetic. We did have to put up with some rubbish in those days. I don’t watch ‘Love Island’ :biggrin:

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I remember Freda Jackson who lived (or perhaps visited) on the Whitemoor Estate at the time on Bracknell Crescent or Didcot Drive area. I saw her once or twice as she walked past our house on Nuthall Road going to the bus stop at Western Boulevard end. At that time her smoking in the 'street' and walking out in trousers, (Slacks) were then considered somewhat of a vulgarity. I remember my mother and grandmother's comments to her dress and smoking quite clearly.

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I can see the curtains twitching from here....  :laugh:

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1 hour ago, Alpha said:

 I remember my mother and grandmother's comments to her dress and smoking quite clearly.

probably "she's no better than she ought to be"

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41 minutes ago, oldphil said:

"she's no better than she ought to be"

 

My Grandma used to say that, never did know what it meant...

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I watched Whistle Down The  Wind yesterday. Never seen it before. A nice relaxing afternoon and good to see the youngsters doing so well in the film. Loved the accents! 

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Loved my Grandma's expression 'fur coat and no knickers' I remember asking what she meant, all I got was a change of subject.

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3 hours ago, Gem said:

Loved my Grandma's expression 'fur coat and no knickers'

 

Now that one I do understand!  ;)

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I think they're called 'Gold Diggers' nowadays Gem. There used to be lots of 'actresses' like that in the 50's & 60's !

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My parents used to say, red hat no drawers. Was there something about women who wore red hats?

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Makes you wonder how they knew that fur coat wearers didn't wear knickers ?

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Ha, ha ! Experience I reckon Gem.

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6 minutes ago, FLY2 said:

Ha, ha ! Experience I reckon Gem.

Tut tut FLY was thinking of asking Mum but don't think I'll bother now.

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36 minutes ago, denshaw said:

My parents used to say, red hat no drawers. Was there something about women who wore red hats?

Prostitutes during WW2 used to wear a red hat, so those that needed to know, could spot them. 

 

Some years ago I belonged to the Red Hat Society, and told the women the saying in the UK, they thought it hilarious.

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They really were 'laying down' their life!

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4 hours ago, Gem said:

Makes you wonder how they knew that fur coat wearers didn't wear knickers ?

 

I think the point was that the fur came through their lack of underwear...  ;)

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2 hours ago, katyjay said:

They really were 'laying down' their life!

 

Puts a different slant on the saying 'come the revolution you'll be up against the wall'

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Public eye not so good tonight,,,Nottingham connection though,,,landlady Barbara New,,from Southwell,, 

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He dont smoke,,or drink,,or go out with women,, and works in a factory on a lathe all day,, oh dear what a life hey,,

 

Thats a bloke Markers following,,wonder if it livens up? 

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