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    I was brought up during the war years in Kingston on Thames Johnny. You being a Londoner will know it was quite posh in certain areas. It was my Grandparents house and most of the grown ups were away in the forces. So some of the more wealthy areas their dustbins were full of all sorts of spoils. Lived on Richmond Park Road and not too far off the River. Quite a noisy house though as the anti aircraft guns in the street out side used to make a Racket. JS.
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    Kingston upon Thames, deferently a posh geezer from a posh pad JS

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    #102 Don’t think that one was a posh house, 3 bedrooms and a cellar come coal house . 2 family’s living there as took in refugees from Jersey . Later long after the war an Aunt lived in the Mayor of Kingstons old house now that was a bit more posh. Even had the 2 ceremonial lampposts in the front garden. Permanent residents in the wartime house was grandmother, grandfather,my mother and father when home, 1 aunt,whatever uncles were home on leave plus a family of 3 from Jersey. Webbing belts and army issue rifles everywhere , the Anderson shelter seldom saw us as was too hazardous a journey to make as the falling shrapnel too dangerous . So was usual to be sitting on a pile of coal in the cellar surrounded by the gas meters of the times. Everyone could still sing Roll out the Barrel however , maybe that was my first introduction to the evil drink. Cheers JS
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    Hi Johnny.
    Don't believe him mate he's a rich git, wont let a penny fall from his pocket, look at the way he has been trying for 60 odd years to get that 3shillings and 9pence from poor not to happy Cappy.
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    I was born in Lanarkshire before WW2 in my grandparent's house (my mother's side). I remember as I grew up there was no electricity, lighting was by means of gas mantles, there was gas on, all cooking was done on a black leaded grate. One thing that stands out in my mind is a huge frying pan hung over the open fire on a hook. There was only a cold water tap fitted to a large sink. There was a large corridor where a coal bunker which was always filled up as my grandfather was a coal miner, perk of the job I suppose.
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    You weren’t one of those kids in Shettleston who wouldn’t let me be Bonnie Prince Charlie were you Fouro ? And always insisted I was the dirty Redcoat. Those wooden swords can be hard on the head at times. Cheers JS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Curry View Post
    It is the young women who have the balls. They kicked up such a fuss about the repression on what they can or cannot wear. And were brutally punished.
    The boring old clerics made it compulsory for them to wear the Hajib .Iranian women have to be one of the most beautiful looking women in the world. I remember running to Iran in the late 70'/80's before thay plonker was released by the french and then the tish hit the fan.
    1979 (I think) were up there music and lovely females on show, next time back Shah gone and a prime minister, last time were the cleric had arrived and all you could hear were car horns. After that no more cargoes taken up there.
    Such sudden changes so quickly

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    I too was born and raised in Kingston upon Thames but lived in the council estate. Charter Square precisly. What play grounds I had. Richmond park and Hampton Court grounds plus all those bomb sites to sift through. No not all of the place was upercrust for sure.
    That's the way the mop flops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Taff Jenkins View Post
    Well the world is safe at last, Joe Biden has been declared capable, then he went on Tv and was talking about the President of Mexico, President Sisi, who even a dullard knows is the President of Egypt, he reminds m of Regan in his last days. Anyone who has read the interview Oliver Stone did with Putin will know why and who started the war in Ukraine, and I think Biden was as daft then.
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    Agree with you. At first I were convinced by media that Putin woke up one February morning and said. Let's invade the Ukraine??
    Digging deeper you find that Biden were foreign secretary to 'Obama' when his son 'Hunter' got employed as an energy consultant in the Ukraine??
    Thought Putin had been on the vodka when ranting on that their were Nazis in the Ukrainian government!! Then you find out that the 14th Waffen SS division "Galicia" raised in the Ukraine have statues celebrating them as 'Freedom fighters" liberating the Ukraine from the Soviets/Russians.
    The proscribed as a terrorist organisation Azmoz unit were being very heavy handed with the Russian speaking areas of the Donbass, Dontesk and Keshorn areas which resulted in a peace deal called the 'Minsk Accords'. All going to be signed by Zelensky then Biden phoned our 'Boris' to visit Kiev and get him "Not to sign".
    Following that we all know what happened. Putin said no deal we invade, the US and others created a depopulated Ukraine with smashed infrastructure to this, for what......
    What is the end game result.......
    PS I have missed out a lot, reasons why??

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    #108 you will know then Les that the mayors house in Birkenhead avenue or was it road ?
    In 1957 the mayor was no longer there , but my Aunt and cousin were. I was there for the day of the funeral of my grandfather only by the Grace of Him up there as was home on leave , and doing a Browns Gyro Course at their factory at Watford Junction. I went to Richmond Park Road School up till 1945 and was believe it or not a choir boy at St. Luke’s C of E, very high church even had a confession box. Used to even get paid for it, 2 bob a wedding , the opposite sexes used to get married in those days. Can’t place Charter Square was it near the market ? At the end of Richmond Park Road on the corner next to Kingston Rd. Was the usual pub, trying to remember the British something or other. Got it !!! The British Oak , the family’s watering hole. Or maybe in error The Old Oak. Nearly 80 years is a long time. JS
    My sister was born in Kingston hospital in 1942. Do you remember that cartoonist think he wrote for the Daily Mirror. Always his sketches was a long drooping nose hanging over a wall with the words WOT NO…….. and whatever there was a shortage of at the time. Well
    He was a Kingston lad he was also a good artist and in later years in Kingston market bought a painting of Kingston Bridge off a market stall in later years and gave it to my sister. It now hangs in her house in Armadale WA. Cheers JS
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