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by Sean.Byrne
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: HORNSHAY STREET
Replies: 8
Views: 3781

Re: HORNSHAY STREET

The first pic is from the thirties at New Cross. The rider is George Newton and he is wearing the stylized cross which was the emblem of the New Cross team. Over the years riders adapted from the trailing leg style shown here to more of a leg forward shown in the second pic which shows Split Waterma...
by Sean.Byrne
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: General Postings
Topic: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?
Replies: 105
Views: 54014

Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Office equipment from another day. The second one is a crank calculator. I used one in 1966

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by Sean.Byrne
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: General Postings
Topic: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?
Replies: 105
Views: 54014

Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

As a kid I saw a lot of motorbikes with big Watsonian sidecars that could fit the family. For the most part it was post WW2 economics I guess. I am guessing that they are a rare if ever sight now.

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by Sean.Byrne
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: General Postings
Topic: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?
Replies: 105
Views: 54014

Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

I remember the ration book. Fourteen years of food rationing in Britain ended at midnight on 4 July 1954, when restrictions on the sale and purchase of meat and bacon were lifted. This happened nine years after the end of the war.
by Sean.Byrne
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: General Postings
Topic: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?
Replies: 105
Views: 54014

Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

I remember some old cars with hand cranks like these. If it took a while to fire up you could end up pretty tired. If it back fired I was told you could end up with a broken wrist or arm

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by Sean.Byrne
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Member's Short Stories
Topic: SCHOOL DAYS--REMEMBERED.
Replies: 2
Views: 4911

Re: SCHOOL DAYS--REMEMBERED.

I went to St Francis primary school on Friary Road from 1952 to 1956. Some names that I remember are John Brennan, Mickey Carrol, Paul Uden, Pauline Cochrane, Margaret Reardon, Kathleen Tarrant, Gary and Terry Harrigan twins and Kevin McDermott (as 7-8 year olds we fought a lot but ten years later r...
by Sean.Byrne
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: HORNSHAY STREET
Replies: 8
Views: 3781

Re: HORNSHAY STREET

I was a Speedway fan in my teens when I lived in the UK. My team was Wimbledon but I used to travel to New Cross from time to time. They had a very colourful character that rode for them, Split Waterman. He once came second in the world championship and had some adventures in WW2. He also spent time...
by Sean.Byrne
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: OLD KENT ROAD.
Replies: 187
Views: 103176

Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Interesting, I only noticed the twins on the poster. I had completely forgot that Charlie was one of the brothers. I did not remember Lew but just looked up his terrific record, 48-8-4 Nice picture of Henry, shame about the Krays,knowing them and Henry personally Henry would cringe at seeing this pi...
by Sean.Byrne
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Postings
Topic: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?
Replies: 105
Views: 54014

Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Radiogram. This was part of my entertainment before we had our first TV. I became an Al Jolsen fan listening to LP records on this. I remember staying up very late sitting on the floor by the speaker to listen to the broadcast of the Englishman Don Cockell fighting Rocky Marciano for the heavyweight...
by Sean.Byrne
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Postings
Topic: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?
Replies: 105
Views: 54014

Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

At the time, the latest toaster. My Gran had one

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