I've been wondering!!!!
Thanks for the lovely pic!
I know that I saw a geezer wearing a bandana and driving a beat up V.W. camper van. maybe that could be him going to these illegal rave up.
My Brother in Law is selling his cottage in Dulverton village on the edge of Devon and it's well known that you have a large amount of "readies" stashed away it just might be of interest to you.
Take Care Pal J.D.
The route they were taking was via Royton which boasts a steep hill known as 'T,Summit' and it was a stretch for many cars in those days. There was a pub just on the brow of the hill on the right hand side going to Rochdale and from there began a very long downward slope right into the centre of the town. They had barely begun their descent when one of the passengers said 'Hey Boony - is that your wheel just rolling past us?' Boony, glanced out and after a slight pause decided to brake with a non-committal 'Aye it looks like one of mine.'
As they watched the wheel rolled along then veered over to the right hand side of the road. Eventually it hit the kerb, bounced up and smacked a uniformed Salvation Army chap full in the back as he walked smartly along. He was flattened immediately and as they watched picked himself up, grabbed the wheel and glared around furiously. In the meantime the car, built like many in those days with a huge rigid chassis sat quite sedately close to the kerb. At last Boony got out and walked slowly across to the Sally Ann representative.
As Boony got close to him he waggled the wheel and demanded to know very loudly 'Is this bloody thing yours?' Boony reached out and said casually 'Oh aye thanks - I've been looking for that!', callmly took the wheel and walked away back to his car. That left the poor victim stunned into silence and no more was said by him so he simply set off walking again heading towards Rochdale.
Boony arrived back with the wheel, the others got out and began to discuss ways of overcoming the problem. The solution they came up with was to take a nut off all the other wheels and use them to get going again. Then one of them had an idea and began to retrace the path of the car. Almost unbelievably he found the complete set of nuts neatly laid out in a line, picked them up and returned vey pleased with himself.
There was one snag. Boony didn't have a wheel brace or a jack! One of the passengers was a grizzled fitter's mate called Alan who, unsurprisingly to his mates, produced from a pocket of his pants, a ring spanner which fitted the nuts, three broad backs provided a hoist to fit the wheel and so very soon they were once again on their way.
Alan was known for carrying spanners in this way but no one ever knew why but the tale ends sadly for him. A short while after he was bending down to work under a machine when he trapped his goolies through having a short open ended spanner in his pocket. He was injured so badly that it led to his enforced retirement with little compensation because the verdict was that he brought it about by his own actions.
He used to call in to the firm occasionally and often would be selling packs of ball point pens or such like in an effort to make a bit of money over his benefits so I always bought whatever he had for sale. Well, you do, don't you, even though I got as many as I wanted for nothing since I was in charge of purchasing.
Well, that's the story - if you want to we can take a vote on which is the best/funniest or whatever. Bye for now.
this lot who either claim political asylum or just disappear into our community. God only knows where it will end. I don't envy the future, we have druggies both selling and taking, young fit young men "Dossing on the streets, begging etc." where is their pride although the system we living only encourages this. As Pamela says just watch some of these programmes and they are really an eye opener. By far the worst " Nightmare landlords and slum tenants
Cheers Pal. I would be very happy if you were to change your mind about leaving.
Hope you and Patricia are keeping well.
Another one from back 1933 "Wilson, Kepple and Betty" also on Yahoo
We're not doing too badly I suppose all things considered. How are you and Gwynedd at present? I hope all is well. I'll just take a shufti at Yahoo for Bob Blackman - no need to look for Wilson, Keppel and Betty - saw them many times on TV and once at the local Empire Theatre which was, reputedly, the last theatre Chaplin played before he went over to the States. Always wondered if it were true!
So they ended up in a club which has been let down by one act and needed Tommy on as soon as he arrived. He was more or less pushed onto the stage but was yelling for his tray. His mate went to the bar and asked for the flimsiest one they had but the Manager wouldn't have that. He insisted that the best tray they had was to be given to Tommy who by then was frantically waving to the organist to keep going with the intro.
His mate was also pushed along and handed up this very thick brand new tray, Tommy didn't look properly, launched into Mule Train, whacked himself on the head and fell unconscious off the stage. Result - a few nights off, a split with his mate and needing a new agent. Life is not always rosy in showbiz!
I saw Tommy the Tray but not Bob the Tray! I think on balance Tommy was actually a better act!
P.S. I worked a Market business on the edge of Easton Bristol for close on 20 years and not only did i have many non white regular customers but never a hint of trouble, don't think i would want to be there these days. I guess i will have some negative replies, we shall see
He maintained that the coloured people didn't want to integrate, they wanted to take over.
I am astonished at the amount of coloured people that have suddenly appeared on t.v. adverts and programmes whilst i do not blame the folks for taking their chances whether it be ads. or soaps etc. it seems that some of them are just there because producers and the like just dare not include some of them.
Having said my piece I think that these things are not going to change for the better.
P.S. All this does not include any ex. service male or female non white who might have served in His or Her Majesy's forces.
Most families are now shown as black male, white wife and mixed race kids. For major ads - especially Christmas ones which run for a bit longer than most the first face you will see will be a black one and that applies to the last shot. In between there will be a mixture but more black than white.
Most newsreaders and OB presenters are Asian women which begs the question - 'Why?'. Then there is the 'Trans' section of the populace demanding special treatment. The lunacy of wanting packaging to state 'For People who menstruate'. If they do that then they are women no matter which bits have been rearranged. The latest idiocy is whether or not 'Women' ought to be spelled as 'Womxn'. I think I'd better stop here before I blow a gasket.
No, one last point. Midsomer Murders is now awash with black faces - how many black people actually live in the countryside? The programme is a slice of life as it has been for years with the type of people who do live in villages. Rant over! Grrrrr!
Advert running on tv. at the moment for "Gorilla Glue" is showing coloureds in an extremely unflattering way.
i tried to sweep them up with brush and dustpan, no good until i realised the dustpan was upside down . could possibly be more but i can't recall them at the moment.
I think i am destined for the "Rubber Room." Is there any one else out there who is daft as i seem to be. ??