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Re: Some things I remember !

Postby Hughie » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:52 pm

Here's a wee reminder of the address and one of the things us boys all loved :good:

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Re: Some things I remember !

Postby bobbydarg » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:07 pm

found this poem written by Richard Digance

Remember all my adolescant days,
And thats going back a few years now,
There was Quatermass and Journey into Space,
Their voices still ring loud and clear somehow,
The Eagle, Blackjacks, everlasting strips,
Things I read like Biggles,
And Newspaper round my chips,
National Health Orange Juice,
Birthday ten-bob notes,
Idiot mittens with the strings around our throats
I remember bags of coloured rubber bands,
Streets that never had no yellow lines,
There was Snake belts, mine was red and blue,
Shops with metal ovaltinie signs,
Fags around the bike-sheds, when my brother was a Ted,
Transistor radios we smuggled into bed,
Cold winter mornings, when the school milk froze,
Third pint bottles, yes I still remember those,
But I can't remember what I said to you,
That apparantly broke your heart in two,
And I can't remember quite honestly,
The last time you told me you loved me...,


Saturday morning picture shows,
How we whistled when the film broke down,
Frozen jubblies, flying saucers, liquorice wood,
And lead soldiers in a box for half a crown,
Having friends to tea, but never in the week,
Trying to ask a girl out, but forgetting how to speak,
Roy of the Rovers, in his red and yellow shirt,
Building roads for dinky toys, in the garden dirt,
But I can't remember what I said to you,
That apparantly broke your heart in two,
And I can't remember quite honestly,
The last time you told me you loved me...,

No I can't remember quite honestly,
The last time you told me you loved me...,

says it all.
be nice to your children, they'll pick your care home

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Re: Some things I remember !

Postby frank quinn » Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:36 am

Spending all summer holiday in the "Wee Bay"
playing in the "Gunposts". playing footie with St John's fc
going to ma Grannies in alexander ave & obtaining tatties
and tumpchies from Campbells fields across the wee burn.
Coca-Cokes & Hamburgers in the Melbourne
Newts & Baggie Minnows from the "White Wife"
the "Craigs", Westfield Hotel, Ingeldene
St.Michael,Irvine Starting work at Hunterston.
To name just a wee bit
Onybody remember the "Monkey Walk" in Saltcoats

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Re: Some things I remember !

Postby danmac » Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:34 pm

Milda was the Olympic Cafe the one on the corner of UnionSt. and Raise St? The one I'm thinking of was also a fish & chip shop?

Tony McGuire (from now on I will just sign mysel as Tony
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Re: Some things I remember !

Postby Milda » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:36 pm

Hi Tony,yes I think that's what it was called.There was the fish and chip shop on the left as you went in and the sweet shop on the right.Is that correct Sam and Maggie T?

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Re: Some things I remember !

Postby danmac » Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:45 pm

MaggieT
do you remember the wee shop near the end of Raise St. I was always scared to go in there. It was an elderly woman that ran it (I think). It didn't have much of a stock. I think they sold a few newspapers but it was mostly for the small bunches of firewood that I ever went in there. It really stinked and I was really glad toget out of there.
Tony :mrgreen:

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Re: Some things I remember !

Postby maggie T » Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:40 pm

Hi ,That was old mary Burns shop.

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Re: Some things I remember !

Postby maggie T » Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:46 pm

Hi ,Tony, forgot to say her Granddaughter went to school with us ,Mary she had lovely red curly hair smashing
lassie do you remember her.MaggieT.

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Re: Some things I remember !

Postby danmac » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:08 am

Hi Maggie,
It's not often that you are wrong but once again you are right. You have a better memory than I have. Yes it was Burns and I do vaguely remember the little red haired lassie.

Tony

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Re: Some things I remember !

Postby Rowanside » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:57 pm

Playing "Thunder and Lightning"

Muckinn oot Dan Craigs piggery for 2 bob.

delivering coal bricketts in west Kilbride at the weekend for the Winton foundry.

Gaun fur cases at the harbour (even for the I.O.M midnight ferry)

Sliding doon the Cannon hill on a bread board nicked frae the co-op.

Pinchin apples frae the snobbie gardens in North Cresent.

Playing up "Primrose Valley ,and the "Big Wood".

Divin aff "Jerry,s Pier"

Hunting for "Crouben" doon the inches.

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Re: Some things I remember !

Postby maggie » Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:42 am

I am glad someone else remember's primrose
valley I have talked to people about it
and they did not know where it was
it was up dalry road is that right rowanside
Maggie

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Re: Some things I remember !

Postby joeh » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:10 am

danmac wrote:Hi Maggie,
It's not often that you are wrong but once again you are right. You have a better memory than I have. Yes it was Burns and I do vaguely remember the little red haired lassie.

Tony

Hi Tony, Mary Burn's shop was up one of the close's in Raise Street. I'm sure she had a daughter called Bernadette and possibly another called Mary.Also Tony,I remember your dad's shop well (Jack's Shop) in Raise Street.I used to buy my spam roll's from him and he would alway's ask me for a "tartan banner" ( a tanner ) .All the best, joeh.


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