I remember when

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Re: I remember when

Postby EMDEE » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:27 pm

I was thinking about the fish above the shop when I made that post. I remember Nessie as well. The other thing here is that when that shop was Thomson's, Borthwicks shop was next door, and when Thomsons closed, the Bank wanted to expand into the unit that was Borthwicks, and that was when they took the old fish shop. The layout of the shop was exactly the opposite way round from next door.
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Re: I remember when

Postby cgms310 » Fri May 07, 2010 8:08 pm

I remember leaving the keys in the front door ALWAYS!
I remember putting a sixpence in the slot to watch TV (the original pay per view!)
I remember buying cigarettes for my father (Capstan Full Strength unfiltered!)
I remember listening to 78 RPM records on the gramophone with the huge copper horn on the top!
I remember the local Bobbies’ giving me a clip around the head if I was out late and threatening to tell my mother!
I remember neighbours who cared and looked out for each other.
I remember ration cards and my mother asking for bones (for a dog we did not have) to make the soup!
I remember being so poor, we ate boiled cauliflower with melted cheese for dinner!
I remember my father eating "the dripping" from the meat, on a piece of bread!

What memory’s!!!!!

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Re: I remember when

Postby numberplease » Fri May 07, 2010 11:05 pm

Hello Charles,
I also remember pay to view TV in the 60s and 70s, but it was two shilling pieces that we put in, for 2 hours viewing.
Also remember ration books, the only sweets we could buy without coupons (aka points)were lollipops. We used to say are lollipops on points? And the answer was no, they`re on sticks!
And, even though I wouldn`t touch it with a barge pole, bread and dripping was a popular supper snack in our house.
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Re: I remember when

Postby MPR » Sat May 08, 2010 12:45 am

cod roe in streaky bacon drippings.....mmmm
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Re: I remember when

Postby DOUBLE A » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:22 am

I remember when their was a meeting about the Boys and Pupils merging
I remember thinking their would be some team team if they merged
I remember only 2 from the Boys voted for the merger
I remember thinking some day they would merge :wink:
I remember hating going to the dentists, and still do ( Just been :( )
I remember thinking my dentist having an exotic name, Medalski or something like that
I remember the Dj in KD'S playing Dignity at the end of the night
I remember Bulb getting hit on the shoulder with flying golf club
I remember who was responsible for the flying golf club
I remember Bulb wasn't best pleased !!!!!
I remember going to gigs up the road during the week
I remember Walt Jabsco used to always drive to the gigs
I remember being a bit tired for work the next morning
I remember when the Country league was a bit on the feisty side !!!
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Re: I remember when

Postby Walt Jabsco » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:43 pm

I remember trying to stay awake coming back from midweek gigs
I remember the yarns
I remember the yarns in the car stayed in the car
I remember laughing for most of the miles down the road cos of the yarns
I remember Double A's defence of Sit Down
I remember my bottle crashing in " Bairds "
I remember who started the sash that night.
I remember it was not Double A.
I remember the Clash tattoo.
I remember who walked out the Chinese first in Edinburgh.
I remember thinking the assembly rooms was too posh for The Levellers.... and us.
I remember who the first man frae the toon I see on 17th March...every year!
I remember the country leagues most fiesty player was frae Drumleman.
It was not Double A, I remember he could play a bit.
I remember not being allowed to drive up the road to the farm.
I now know why.
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Re: I remember when

Postby Sheik Yir Erse » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:42 pm

I remember walking past the County Garage one Tuesday morning
I remember Walt pulling up in a car and asking if I fancied going to see a football match
I remember thinking "Why the feck not!"
I remember expecting it to be in Tayinloan or Tarbert
I remember not expecting to drive all the way to Edinburgh
I remember us being in a very busy Tynecastle to watch Scotland U16's
I remember watching a 16 year old called Figo that day
I remember us kicking their well-tanned, Portuguese arses
I remember a couple o' fish suppers on the Dalry Road
I remember getting home at stupid o' clock
I remember a droll day out
I remember all this with a big smile on my face :D
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Re: I remember when

Postby Walt Jabsco » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:07 am

Good call Shiek,

I remember the look on a red haired persons face when asked if they wanted salt and sauce on their supper on the aforementioned chip shop on Dalry road.

I remember the Sheik navigating me through the Far East of the country.

I remember the look on our mutual friends face when red knocked her door with his 21st invitation, as we hid in the close!

I remember she had a gorgeous face...... and still has !

Ah the memories.
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Re: I remember when

Postby bill » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:46 am

I remember this day for those who gave their lives in foreign lands, so that we might be free.

I remember my Uncle John's name on the Campbeltown War Memorial.

I remember being told he was only a teenager when he was killed at Salonika.

I remember his brother,my Father,being one of the lucky ones to escape from St.Valery.
I know my Summer'll never come
I know I'll cry until my dying day has come
Let the Winter roll along
I've got nothing left but song
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Re: I remember when

Postby petewick » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:03 pm

Aye, the men of St Valery, marched to Poland to Bresslau camp.
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Re: I remember when

Postby kathy9 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:22 pm

OK ... so does anyone remember the guy who used to paint his grass blue because he supported Rangers? :?: :?: :?:
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Re: I remember when

Postby bill » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:46 pm

Peter McKinlay lived over John Street,and he never actually painted the grass blue.The story was that he had heard of Kentucky blue grass,thinking it was blue ,tried to find where he could get some....ALLEGEDLY
I know my Summer'll never come
I know I'll cry until my dying day has come
Let the Winter roll along
I've got nothing left but song
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Re: I remember when

Postby kathy9 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:46 pm

Yes yes YES that was him.. did he have 100 garden gnomes in his garden too?? :roll:
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Re: I remember when

Postby kathy9 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:48 pm

That Kentucky Blue grass was way cool, I remember we had it in the 'yard' when we lived in the US ... But no it was NOT blue ...
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Re: I remember when

Postby bill » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:00 pm

Yes, he did have some gnomes in his well kempt garden.

Most every man in the town had a knickname,and his was Black Peter.I have no idea why?
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I know I'll cry until my dying day has come
Let the Winter roll along
I've got nothing left but song
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