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by Vreagh
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Postings
Topic: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?
Replies: 69
Views: 17657

Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Who can forget those lethal drip feed heaters. Kids found the gurgling fascinating but they killed many people. Only had to tip one slightly to have paraffin all over the floor and the flame was already there. As you say, we survived (mostly)
by Vreagh
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Docklands and Waterways
Topic: Grand Surrey Canal
Replies: 20
Views: 8412

Re: Grand Surrey Canal

A ex canal side pub still exist at Portland Rd South Norwood. Its called The Jolly Sailor which is a strange name for a land locked pub until the canal is remembered.
by Vreagh
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: HATCHERS TRANSPORT
Replies: 5
Views: 3090

Re: HATCHERS TRANSPORT

In the sixties I drove for Brooks & Walker. We had several ex Hatchers drivers from the horses. They said one of the reasons the horses were kept so long ,was to ease the obtaining of B licences which were difficult to obtain at that time. Hatchers would claim a new B licence because they were l...

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