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Poetry D Jour by Beryl McMullen coming December, 2010

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 on: August 14, 2018, 03:36:17 PM 
Started by Twm Sion - Last post by Edifi
When I came out of the garage trade I got a job Artic driving for Warriner&Masons Grocery Wholesalers.We used to deliver to all the Wrensons Shops around Brum.I was with them for 9 mths,then got a job as a Vansalesman for Harris of Calne Wiltshire at Cas Brom,in the M& B factory.I still had to call in the Wrenson shops.I got pulled over the carpet because the Wrensons at Shirley used to have 1 Boiled ham a week at 6/6 a pound,but I let the manager have them for 6/- a pound,he started having 6-7 hams a week I thought it was great for my sales.Whe I first took the round over it was doing 300 a week.When I decided to leave it was about 900 a week.They still wanted more this was in 1965.

 on: August 14, 2018, 03:04:53 PM 
Started by Twm Sion - Last post by GardenGerald
Remember Wrensons well, the shop near us had narrow double doors. Helpful pleasant staff
and the bike always parked outside the doors. Also so remember the hand turned Bacon slicer.
We have seen it all but all all seemed better than today.
I hate going in a shop and the women at the till is wearing a hood and grunts at you.
Good manners cost nothing is what I was taught. If our parents,God Bless Them All, came back and
looked round today they would think they were on the wrong planet.
Where did all the racism start, Soho Road, Handsworth with slogans on shop windows.
remove it but it was back next day.
Hurry up Brexit lets take back the rule of our own country.
Pershore college had a coqch load of Germans go for a day, The students were lined up to welcome them.
When the Germans were off the coach, a song broke out from the British Students. 2 World Wars and 1 World Cup.
The Lecturers did not know what to say or do.
Have a better Sex Life, Keep digging....Gerald.

 on: August 14, 2018, 02:47:37 PM 
Started by GardenGerald - Last post by GardenGerald
Good Afternoon from a pleasant not over warm middle of Pembrokeshire.
Sorry Ed Seaweed is not a fertilizer.
Seaweed is wonderful to put on our garden soil and some years ago growers would cart it from the beach
to spread on fields.
Now what does Seaweed do. It helps to release nutrients in the soil and bring the Ph up to 6.5
It will not take it above 6.5 and will hold it at that for at least a year.
Put Sea weed into your compost heap and on the lawn.
Talking of lawns remember that grass needs nutrients that are only found in grass thats why sometimes
after the normal cut you give it another cut a few days later but leave  what you cut on the lawn.
After the stress of the hot weather give everything a feed of Phostrogen. That product contains a large
number nutrients.
Stay healthy get gardening.....Gerald.

 on: August 14, 2018, 08:55:50 AM 
Started by townie - Last post by Edifi
Gerald,looking back to post 64 and you saying about the trains coming from by you,do they keep the same Driver all the way  or do they only go halfway say as far as Bristol.just wondering as its a long journey.Or does he stop overnight and come back next day.Whats your thought.Ed.

 on: August 13, 2018, 10:28:34 PM 
Started by Twm Sion - Last post by Edifi
Remember in64 we drove overnight from Brum to Torquay through Bristol because there was no  M5 at the time ,what a journey down the A38.To add to it I had violent toothache.Next day had to find a dentist he said I had an apsis and had to have antibiotics.3days later went back to have it out

 on: August 13, 2018, 10:14:43 PM 
Started by Twm Sion - Last post by Edifi
TWM remember them from the days of Marsh&Baxters and a lot of the butchers.Used to think wish I could have a go.Good days

 on: August 13, 2018, 08:17:03 PM 
Started by Twm Sion - Last post by Twm Sion
I can remember walking from Hazelville Rd Hall Green to the shops at the Gospel Oak. I think it was Wrensons that was there. The boys bikes would be parked outside the shop, the Matal frame on front of the bike waiting for its cargo. The bikes, if memory serves me well, had a stand that dropped down either side of the front wheel, to stop the bike falling over.

I remember having a go on one of these bikes, I could hardly hold the thing up, it was so heavy. When I rode it, it was though the world had gone backwards. You turned the handle bars, the front wheel followed the handle bars, the the cargo frame seemed to lag behind. It was still going straight ahead....


 on: August 13, 2018, 07:54:29 PM 
Started by Twm Sion - Last post by Twm Sion
Reports of many British seaside towns, particularly in Cornwall are being gridlocked on a daily basis by tourists.

I seem to remember going on holiday, late 50's early 60's not only the seaside towns but towns on the main routes being blocked at this time of year.

We would leave Brum at about 2AM to head for Devon in the old days. And still take 6 or 7 hours to get there. What's the difference these days? Obviously our dry summer has been good for our own holiday places, so the volume of traffic may be up. But I do wonder if attitudes and behaviour of drivers has changed, I.e. No one will give way. I know there were some big cars around in the 50's, but today, it all seems to be 4x4's or SUV's that take up the whole road, but in some cases will not venture off road. I meet them on the back lanes daily this time of year, they all seem reluctant to back-up or pull on to the grass at the side of the lane.

I'm also not sure if car parking spaces are getting smaller, or if it's the vehicles just getting bigger.


 on: August 13, 2018, 07:33:11 PM 
Started by townie - Last post by Twm Sion
Yes, there is something about the old steamers. Remember sitting on Hall Green Station with dad and watching the steamers pull in. Then off they would go again in clouds of steam and that struggle to get the rhythm going as they moved out of the station.

I don't know, experience for the kids these days seems to be a theme park, where ok, it's an experience. But there is so much going on outside of the theme parks. I guess it all comes from 'expectation' these days, rather chance your luck that you may see something spectacular. They may miss a lot too, as they mainly look down at a screen, rather than look about.


 on: August 13, 2018, 04:41:41 PM 
Started by GardenGerald - Last post by Edifi
WERE GOING UP UP UP.This new lad from Scotland looks a good buy Gerald.A snip at 2;5 million,Gives Grealish a bit more space to roam around.

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