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Ask a question.... / Re: Pigeons
« on: July 20, 2012, 01:33 PM »
This is Mr and Mrs Birdie, they took up residence in a palm tree right outside my window.  I watched them raise two little ones from nest to first flight.  Sadly, one chick was killed one night, now Mr and Mrs only visit me occasionally.  I think they are Cape Turtle Doves, some people here think they are pests, like pigeons, but I thought they were lovely.  They were very tame as you can see by how close I could get to take this photo.

Hi Maxxie, this photo is of, maybe, Infants 4 or Junior 1, St. Ann's, 1955 or 56. I'm sure I have another one somewhere.  I'll go on a photo hunt and see if I can find it.  I'd be interested to know if you recognise any of the faces.  I can still name quite a few of my classmates and wonder where and what has happened to them over the years. 

General Discussion / Re: Odds & Sods
« on: July 09, 2012, 10:30 AM »
Hi Bill,  seems like you've been getting plenty of use out of your new brolly from what we are hearing about your 'Summer' here 'down under'.  We're having a spell of very cold nights in Adelaide, which means we're have lovely cool, sunny winter days.   Have you booked that ticket yet?  This may help you make up your mind, tonight's beautiful sunset.

I'm like you Meg, shoes say a lot about a person.  I think nothing looks worse than a lovely young girl, all dressed up, and the heels of her shoes all scruffy, really lets the whole picture down.  I've used liquid white out and black textas to repair marks on my shoes, they both work a treat.

A lovely story about a lovely granny.  I wish I could have had more time with mine, she was very special to me.  It must have been terrible for her to lose all her grandchildren at once when we left for Australia.

Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Pictures
« on: June 27, 2012, 05:06 AM »
'Ping', the penny's just dropped, thanks to Google.  The year was 1958 and it was 100 years since the first apparition in Lourdes.  Were you at the pictures, too, Too Shy?  It was the year of Confirmation at St. Ann's and many of the girls chose Bernadette as their Confirmation name.  I found reading about her quite fascinating and she was quite a good looking young girl.  I did not know that her body is on show in a glass case until yesterday.  Her face and hands have a wax covering and she looks so peaceful, just like she could wake up any moment.  I would never have seen this without the 'Wonderful Web'.

Smile, please! / Re: Lets start with a smile
« on: June 26, 2012, 03:13 PM »
What did the boy potato say to the girl potato?

(I think I have too much spare time on my hands, I've discovered that I can draw on photos without damaging the originals...having fun.)

I've heard that companies are downsizing but this is ridiculous!

Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Pictures
« on: June 26, 2012, 02:46 PM »
Thanks Bill for posting the photos of Hadfields and the old Pavilion.  Two of my sisters worked for Hadfields in the late 1950's and early 60's.  I remember going to see the movie 'The Song of Bernadette' at the Pavilion.  For some reason the whole of St. Ann's school went, can't remember why.  I really didn't like the movie, as a child, I found it a bit scary.

General Discussion / Re: Odds & Sods
« on: June 23, 2012, 09:03 AM »
Hi Bill,  our sky looks pretty much the same as yours does at present.  We had the coldest day in 7 years, here in Adelaide, yesterday, the temperature didn't get past 10 degrees C, a little too chilly for me.

I thought you might like a little something to go with that cup of tea, anything here take your fancy.  A lovely little cake shop in Paris?

General Discussion / Re: Odds & Sods
« on: June 21, 2012, 02:53 PM »
No worries Bill, I've popped it on but you might change your mind after looking at this photo.

This was taken in the middle of the afternoon, last winter, and that is the sun glowing through sea fog. It was very still and very eerie, all that was missing was the sound of  fog horns.

Memory Lane / Re: whit walks
« on: June 21, 2012, 02:39 PM »
Thank you, Meg and Pamela, for your kind words.  I walked for St. Ann's when we lived in Buttermere Road and then for St. Christopher's when we moved up to Broadoak Road. 

Here are three more photos I've found.

The first of of of St Ann's May Queen and her retinue circa 1918.  My Uncle Bob is one of the page boy on the left.

The second is St. Ann's Queen with her Maids of Honor taken about 1948.  My eldest sister, Linda, is third from the right, looking very sweet.

The third is of the young men and Children of Mary with the statue of Mary, late 1950.  Again, my sister Linda is right behind the girl in the front.

Memory Lane / Re: whit walks
« on: June 20, 2012, 08:29 AM »

I thought this photo might amuse you.  I'm walking on Trinity Sunday, mid 1950's, when this picture was taken but look at what the photographer has done.  I'm walking on a cobble street but with a huge hand painted garden in the background.  Even my hair, the trimmings on my dress and the flowers I'm holding have been hand coloured.  I'm probably walking down Katherine Street or Stamford Street.

General Discussion / Re: Odds & Sods
« on: June 20, 2012, 08:21 AM »

Bill, after the other half of the world and his budgie have finished looking at yours they can then come at look at ours.  I took this photo with my phone last week when I was walking along the Esplanade in Glenelg, South Australia.  We get some fabulous sunsets here.

Memory Lane / Re: whit walks
« on: May 30, 2012, 01:04 AM »

Father Kelly, photo taken July 1961.  I don't remember him very well but at least I wasn't frightened of him!  I remember that he used to own a Boxer dog.  Yes, Pamela, it is one of the Drath boys, I was in a class with his older brother at St. Mary's.  My brother's name is Charles (hi Charles if you're reading this) you remember him going to Australia and writing back about cooking an egg on the  hot concrete.  I agree, the words of the hymn are quite horrific when just read.  I probably didn't take too much notice of them as a child and just enjoyed the singing.  I'll probably have the tune in my head all day now!

Memory Lane / Re: whit walks
« on: May 29, 2012, 03:41 PM »

Does this bring back any memories for you Pamela?  St. Christopher's May Queen 1960/61?  I can't remember which year.  My brother is carrying the cushion.

Memory Lane / Re: whit walks
« on: May 29, 2012, 03:27 PM »

As a child, I walked on Trinity Sunday for St. Ann's and, then when we moved and changed parishes, for St. Christopher's.  I loved the brass bands and getting dressed up in white.  I remember the Benediction Services held after the walks when we would all give a very hearty rendition of the hymn 'Faith of Our Father's'.  It is still one of my favourite hymns.
The photo is of me (on the far left) circa 1960, holding one of the ribbons on St. Christopher's banner, walking down Stamford Street.  I think 'The Reporter' used to take lots of photos which you could purchase from them.  They used to display them in glass boxes outside their offices and it was great fun to see if you were in any of them each year.  I also recall 'The Reporter' would have a couple of pages full of pictures too.

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