Discussion everything Bermondsey

General Stuff about Bermondsey thats not listed
kiwi
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Re: Discussion everything Bermondsey

Postby kiwi » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:20 am

Not sure who the auther is but it certainly sums up my and many members time way back, and brings back so many memories. :)
NO TEARS PLEASE
Back in the days of tanners and bobs,
When Mothers had patience and Fathers had jobs.
When football team families wore hand me down shoes,
And T.V gave only two channels to choose.
Back in the days of three penny bits,
when schools employed nurses to search for your nits.
When snowballs were harmless; ice slides were permitted
and all of your jumpers were warm and hand knitted.
Back in the days of hot ginger beers,
when children remained so for more than six years.
When children respected what older folks said,
and pot was a thing you kept under your bed.
Back in the days of Listen with Mother,
when neighbours were friendly and talked to each other.
When cars were so rare you could play in the street.
When Doctors made house calls and Police walked the beat.
Back in the days of Milligan's Goons,
when butter was butter and songs all had tunes.
It was dumplings for dinner and trifle for tea,
and your annual break was a day by the sea.
Back in the days of Dixon's Dock Green,
Crackerjack pens and Lyons ice cream.
When children could freely wear National Health glasses,
and teachers all stood at the FRONT of their classes.
Back in the days of rocking and reeling,
when mobiles were things that you hung from the ceiling.
When woodwork and pottery got taught in schools,
and everyone dreamed of a win on the pools.
Back in the days when I was a lad,
I can't help but smile for the fun that I had.
Hopscotch and roller skates; snowballs to lob.
Back in the days of tanners and bobs.

Sean.Byrne
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Re: Discussion everything Bermondsey

Postby Sean.Byrne » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:21 am

This is great, thanks for posting it. I few personal notes:

Back in the days of tanners and bobs,***I remember farthings

And T.V gave only two channels to choose.***And I recall one channel and the night that ITV became the second channel

and all of your jumpers were warm and hand knitted.***My aunt Berna knit countless jumpers for me.

and pot was a thing you kept under your bed.***It was a godsend on cold nights and saved the trek to the outside loo

kiwi
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Re: Discussion everything Bermondsey

Postby kiwi » Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:27 am

Like most things in life Cockney Slang changes through the years, for example If today you said Gregory Peck for Neck or Donald Peers for Ears you would probably get a look and a, who the hell are they. Here in NZ I still get the occasional comment of, what the hell is he talking about. :) ;) .
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Re: Discussion everything Bermondsey

Postby kiwi » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:21 am

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Re: Discussion everything Bermondsey

Postby kiwi » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:45 pm

Dr Walter Rahman seen at Tower Bridge Court with his bicycle, 1971.  X.png
Dr Walter Rahman seen at Tower Bridge Court with his bicycle, 1971.
Dr Walter Rahman (Walter Murad Abdul Rahman) surgery at 22 Southwark Park Road. The Doctor was prescribing Amphetamines to teenagers at his Surgery, youngsters waiting outside the surgery c1970.  X.png
Dr Walter Rahman (Walter Murad Abdul Rahman) surgery at 22 Southwark Park Road. The Doctor was prescribing Amphetamines to teenagers at his Surgery, youngsters waiting outside the surgery c1970.


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