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by Normski
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: What is your earliest memory
Replies: 41
Views: 1803

Re: What is your earliest memory

My dad used to work on Salvesen's whaling factory ships, the Southern Harvester and Southern Venturer and my earliest memory was when they were moored at the Middle Docks. Anywho, the memory was of him taking me across the deck - by all the Gods did they smell awful, even when 'clean' - he took me t...
by Normski
Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:39 am
Forum: South Shields General Notice Board
Topic: THE LEGENDARY WAVIS O'SHAVE...
Replies: 14
Views: 1020

Used to go to Westoe as well, but cannot remeber what he was called back then. Summat about Rod Stewart iirc, then he went all foffo spearjig on us.
by Normski
Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:24 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: stottie cakes
Replies: 25
Views: 5965

Me mam used to give me dinner money when I was at Westoe. It was never spent on school dinners though, instead being spent in one of two places. It was either Oman's Cafe just by where the bank used to be at Westoe. By far and away the best though was a stottie, hollowed out and filled with a bag of...
by Normski
Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:17 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Shipwreck
Replies: 6
Views: 1659

I remember this as well. I remember being amazed aat the size of the prop and rudder. Funny the things that stick in your mind!
by Normski
Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:08 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: The Nook Picture House
Replies: 39
Views: 8985

Last I saw of the place it was a supermarket, and a painting and decrating store before that, like a precursor to B&Q.
by Normski
Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:06 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Gandhi's Temple
Replies: 5
Views: 3390

Aye, it has always been Ghandi's temple, even my Grandad used to call it that. Don't know when it gained the name, but it must have been after Ghandi's peace protests. As to uses for the place it was well known for taking girls to for a quick snog, not that I ever got up to such things of course :oo...
by Normski
Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:52 am
Forum: Mowbray School
Topic: empty school
Replies: 2
Views: 7701

Nah, a lot of us went there, but over the years drifted apart from each other as you do.

Born '57 so I would have went to Mowbray about 64-68-ish. I remember in my last year there being in the prefab type classroom by where they served school dinners
by Normski
Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: Mowbray School
Topic: x pupil
Replies: 2
Views: 7608

Might have been the time I was there. let me think now, I think I started Wstoe Seniors about 67-68, God was it that long ago??? :cry:
by Normski
Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:46 am
Forum: Mowbray School
Topic: x pupil
Replies: 2
Views: 7805

I remember John Turnbull, used to live in Mowbray Road by the bus-stop.
He was the year above me iirc.

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