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Messages - brian seward

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Smile, please! / another oldie
« on: August 17, 2017, 03:01 AM »
Lately, I've been feeling Lethargic, Listless and Apathetic, If I stand up suddenly I get dizzy. My daughter says she has to smoke two joints to feel like that!

Smile, please! / oldies
« on: August 17, 2017, 02:48 AM »
Another birthday coming up!!!  MY WILD OATS have turned into prunes and all-bran..

I also recall a young chap in our class  (Jack Stringfellow) who was caned 5 on each hand, which left his hands in poor shape.His father came to the school the next day and played hell with the head and the teacher. Cannot recall what happened after that , But imagine if that occurred nowadays there would be headlines and probably a court case.

A teacher,s name just popped into my head   Mr Bagnall I think he was Chemistry  Mr Ashton was Geography I am talking 1941!!!

Ayess,  Thanks for the memories. I recall Mr Jackson and Mr Williams. One teacher I recall had an arsenal of canes in his sleeve and would let you pick which he should use.
I am 90 this year in December!. and I used to run home to Montague Rd at lunchtime !!! the  young
nowadays cannot navigate a block  without mummy
 picking them up in the car. I had a Green blazer with a Red Rose embroidered on the pocket.  Mr Whitehead arranged for me to take an exam and I left for the Grammar School for a year and a half.  Do you  ever meet up with Jayess in Queensland, I have corresponded with him but not heard of him  for sometime.

Cheers  Brian

ayess, Do you recall any other Teachers names. I recall a math teacher Mr Winded.. I was there in 1941 and many of the teachers were called up for service. I gained a lot of French language from the French teacher. and Science had a good man also ,who could have made a fortune playing baseball. He could throw a piece of chalk like a bullet.

Looking for family or friends... / Re: Not looking for an old friend
« on: November 23, 2016, 02:46 AM »
Albert, you sound like an old timer see my  post re Lily Matthews. I spent a few times in the  shelters  1940/1

Looking for family or friends... / Matthews
« on: November 23, 2016, 02:41 AM »
Is there anyone around who knew Lily Matthews.(1944 on) she lived down by the National Works. had
a younger sister. maybe her children are in Ashton????

Looking for family or friends... / ronald fraser
« on: October 07, 2016, 04:49 AM »
Does anyone remember Ronald  besides me.  He was in our class at Cockbrook

Ask a question.... / Re: Tameside
« on: December 07, 2015, 01:26 AM »
Have the boundaries changed ? I seem to remember that when you were near Stamford Park one was only a short way from the boundaries of Lancs, Yorks, and Cheshire, Is my memory correct??

Round and About / Re: The town where I was raised
« on: October 19, 2015, 03:44 AM »
We used to go to the Town Hall for dances now and then, and there used to be a pub nearby that let us underaged   16/17 in for a drink at intermission we went in his own living room!!.
Do not remember the name. but happy memories. I recall taking a girl home up to Dewsnap lane, and then walking home to Montague Rd. I doubt young folk would walk two blocks nowadays?.

Memory Lane / Re: Dunkirk (Dunkerque)
« on: May 29, 2015, 05:53 AM »
Albert, Yes ,I remember and I was there at Curzon Rd with the families cheering them and us kids asking for   Souvenir  Cap badges or  French coins..  I still have the Manchester Rgt Cap Badge some Tommy.
 gave me. Yes I've had it these years.!!!

Round and About / Re: Queensland
« on: May 29, 2015, 05:29 AM »
Jayess, Glad to hear you are all OK down there. I agree with your assessment regarding Politicians, we have hundreds of them up here from MPs. to local councillors. I don't know what gets into these nuts, the minute they are elected. Still only 30% vote in the local elections. So we get what we get!..

« on: May 29, 2015, 05:21 AM »
I worked as a apprentice tool maker at Rycroft in 1943/44, just before I joined the Navy, The Foreman was called Frank English and my mate was Arthur Pennington (he had a brother called Keith) .Bill Haslam was there as I recall. they had a great Canteen as we did Fire watching during the Wartime and the Ladies made up great sandwiches!!!!!. During those years they were making Aileron's and Bomb Doors for the
Avro Lancaster

Memory Lane / Parochial School near War memorial
« on: April 30, 2015, 06:08 AM »
Funny how things pop into your mind at the funniest times.
 I was watching a show on TV and this name came up "Ambler"
I then remembered that there was a teacher of that name at the above school app 1938
They had a green grocers shop on Old St near St Michaels square.
any one old timer recall this ?

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