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greeny

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WHATS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE YOU WERE BORN
« on: October 19, 2014, 03:05 PM »
HI  there been a lot happening since i was born    http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141016-your-life-on-earth     :)

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Re: WHATS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE YOU WERE BORN
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2014, 09:30 AM »
Man on the Moon, Skype we use to laugh when people said you will be able to phone and see them. The next thing I am waiting fore is flying cars Fudge

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Re: WHATS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE YOU WERE BORN
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2014, 11:24 PM »
Man on the Moon, Skype we use to laugh when people said you will be able to phone and see them. The next thing I am waiting fore is flying cars Fudge

I'm still waiting for flying pigs.
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Re: WHATS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE YOU WERE BORN
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2014, 09:06 AM »
Martin you just never know what is round the corner Ha ha Fudge

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Re: WHATS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE YOU WERE BORN
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2014, 10:52 AM »
Hi Martin             
                 The single deck trolly bus that used to go to Waterloo was known as the flying pig.        herby
                 

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Re: WHATS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE YOU WERE BORN
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2014, 02:33 PM »
hi i hope we dont get flying pigs , the price of bacon will  go up  :)

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Re: WHATS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE YOU WERE BORN
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2014, 07:41 PM »
Just think of all the motorways that have been made since the Preston By Pass was opened 

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Re: WHATS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE YOU WERE BORN
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2015, 08:57 AM »
Hi
           Belisher  Beacons. First lot on Stamford St near Woolworths. Nothing over sixpence shop.    herby

           That might have a few of you scratching your heads

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Re: WHATS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE YOU WERE BORN
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2015, 10:45 AM »
I know what you mean Herby but some things were dearer than that when I was a child Fudge

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Re: WHATS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE YOU WERE BORN
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2015, 06:12 AM »
Herby, were the first Belisha Beacons at Warrington Street or at the other end of Stamford Street at Portland Street? Crossing from Timothy White's Chemist to Harry Judson's fish shop? I remember when they were put in. I used to go with my great aunt Hannah on Friday to help her carry her shopping. On getting to that corner she went straight across if going to the fish shop but crossed diagonally if going to Manning's cake shop. The day the crossing went in we crossed to Mannings and were stopped by a policeman and told we must use the crossing. I think the policeman gave it up as a bad job after quite a while of discussion auntie agreed to use the crossing when going to Harry Judson's but could not see the use of using it if she wanted cakes for tea! Ah! The good old days. Stay well.  Ayess

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Re: WHATS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE YOU WERE BORN
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2015, 03:02 AM »
I'm still waiting for flying pigs.


They have them in Australia  ;)
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Re: WHATS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE YOU WERE BORN
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2015, 03:11 AM »
hat a thought flying pigs we have enough with birds droppings please no flying pigs.. cheers kennetho

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Re: WHATS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE YOU WERE BORN
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2015, 01:44 PM »
Never cease to amaze!!!!

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Re: WHATS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE YOU WERE BORN
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2015, 01:44 AM »
Hi Ayess
                   Sorry Ayess I cant remember which was first. I remember the one near Woolies because I lived on Church St the same block as the modern girls school. Did you know it was a military hospital in the first world war    herby

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Re: WHATS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE YOU WERE BORN
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2015, 02:09 AM »
Yes, Herby, I do now remember being told that the girl's department had been used as a military hospital in WW 1. Mr Whitehead told us one morning in assembly in the boy's department in Old Street. The good old days, Modern Dogs versus Tech Rats. School didn't seem quite the same when the boy's dept closed and we were sent, with Mr Whitehead to Stamford and we had no enemy. Stay well.   Ayess.