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by Jeff
Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Shops that have gone
Topic: Ketts
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

I bought my first Dansette record player from Ketts in Burnt Oak, North London, back in the 1960's.
The first record was "I was Kaiser Bill's Batman" by Whistling Jack Smith and I think I've still got it somewhere.
by Jeff
Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: What do you miss?
Topic: Breweries and beer
Replies: 16
Views: 5262

Talking of East Anglia, what about S & P which I think stood for Steward & Pattersons, though my grandfather thought it stood for sh*t and p*ss. I remember him emptying a pint into a flower pot before we swiftly moved on to another pub in Lowestoft. Thankfully the best East Anglia brewery, Adnams, i...
by Jeff
Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: What do you miss?
Topic: Shoes, shoeshops and more
Replies: 11
Views: 3029

Does anyone else remember the X-Ray machines in the Clark's Shoe Shops where you could see you're own toes wriggling about in your new shoes?

I must heve been about 5 or 6 at the time so it was probably about 1954 or 1955.

Jeff
by Jeff
Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:33 pm
Forum: What do you miss?
Topic: Unboxed fireworks
Replies: 16
Views: 5322

I remember pick and mix fireworks. Brock's had the pretties but feeble bangers. Do you remember the Standard "Arial Bomb"? It used to fizz a bit then throw something about 20 feet in the air which went off like the crack of doom. Loved them. Then there were penny, threepenny, and if you were really ...
by Jeff
Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Cars you liked
Topic: Triumph Stag
Replies: 2
Views: 1499

I thoght it was the Triumph Snag because you had to be so careful with the engine.
But it was a lovely car.

Jeff
by Jeff
Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: Cars you liked
Topic: Little blue invalid car.
Replies: 55
Views: 12322

Whoa....This thread has gone off track. I believe that the Invacars were made by AC Cars of Thames Ditton, more famous for the AC Cobra, but were dropped when the Motability scheme came in which allowed disabled people to use conventional cars They could then use the motorways, which they couldn't u...
by Jeff
Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:54 pm
Forum: Cars you liked
Topic: Austin Cambridge
Replies: 8
Views: 1912

My dad had an Austin Cambridge, a great barge of a thing with only a 1600cc petrol engine. To measure the 0-60mph acceleration time you needed a calendar, but it was comfortable.

Jeff
by Jeff
Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: What do you miss?
Topic: English people speaking English
Replies: 103
Views: 23995

That sounds more like Black Country than Brummie.

We in Sutton Coldfield don't have a noticeable accent, do us? :lol:
by Jeff
Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: What do you miss?
Topic: Spangles
Replies: 37
Views: 11299

I owe most of my fillings to Acid Drop Spangles. :lol:
by Jeff
Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Do you remember TV or Radio programmes?
Topic: Crackerjack!
Replies: 38
Views: 9029

It was Peter Glaze, not Peter Glade and he was crap.

I never got a Crackerjack pencil but I could probably buy one on Ebay.
by Jeff
Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:31 pm
Forum: Do you remember TV or Radio programmes?
Topic: Champion the wonder horse
Replies: 17
Views: 1855

I agree with dave mc, there's nothing wrong with Charlies Dimmocks.

Ooh, Nurse, the screens. :oops:
by Jeff
Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: Do you remember TV or Radio programmes?
Topic: Zokko
Replies: 5
Views: 1417

Was it regional?
by Jeff
Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: What do you miss?
Topic: Integrity and Honesty
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Ooops, sorry.

Too much beer past the tonsils

Jeff
by Jeff
Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: What do you miss?
Topic: Integrity and Honesty
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Panda,

I'm far too much of a gentleman to point out your typing error. :roll:
by Jeff
Mon Mar 28, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: Favourite Programmes
Topic: Out of Town with Jack Hargreaves
Replies: 25
Views: 4500

I could lend you the DVD's

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