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by peetsy
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: On this day
Replies: 735
Views: 37649

Re: On this day

Early 2000's I was port captain in both Guatemala and Honduras among other obscure places in the Caribbean, dangerous but wonderful places. I didn't know anyone else had heard of them. Although only a few miles apart it involved tedious drives through jungles and flights through Tegucigalpa and Guat...
by peetsy
Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: South Pier Dolly
Replies: 1
Views: 7039

South Pier Dolly

We've just had another great stay at the 'Little Haven' this week. One of the tasks was to walk along the pier, first time in 50 years and wanted to show my Swiss sister-in-law the 'Dolly'! It's gone!!! Where? Was it vandalised? or did I just imagine it was there all those years ago? Very disappoint...
by peetsy
Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Calais Lorries
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Calais Lorries

It would appear that breaking into sealed/locked mobile containers is not an offence in France as no arrests appear to have been made to my knowledge.

Will the same now apply in UK service areas?
by peetsy
Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: stottie cakes
Replies: 19
Views: 1817

Re: stottie cakes

Thanks everyone for the feedback, ended up getting them from Greggs this morning before heading south. It was great walking along the cliffs again on Sunday, that really brought back memories, what a magnificent piece of coast we have. So much so we are now thinking of returning North again - but on...
by peetsy
Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: stottie cakes
Replies: 19
Views: 1817

stottie cakes

We're visiting 'up north' this weekend and have a shipping order of stottie cakes to buy, can you only get them in Greggs or are there any other bakeries left in Shields?

thanks
by peetsy
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: When Shields was alive
Replies: 25
Views: 4959

Re: When Shields was alive

Wasn't there a bloke round marsden used to sharpen blades and stuff on his bike, another flogged strings of onions?
My old man used have detached collars on his shirts, someone used to deliver clean ones every week, when did that end?
by peetsy
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: When Shields was alive
Replies: 25
Views: 4959

Re: When Shields was alive

Ringtons Tea horse and cart, then having to pick up the 'tods' for the roses
by peetsy
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: South Shields General Notice Board
Topic: Horsley Hill Junior School
Replies: 17
Views: 4744

Re: Horsley Hill Junior School

what memories you lot have stirred up! was it Spiv Gordon that threatened you with the Siberian Salt Mines in his store in the classroom? 'Tashy Bishop' lived in Ambleside Ave just down from my grandparents. Mr. Forrester was the evil deputy head who dealt out the cane for late comers thro' that gat...
by peetsy
Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Lyons Corner House
Replies: 9
Views: 1260

Re: Lyons Corner House

Thanks one and all - more duff info from the expats in Ipswich - what can you expect!

My mother (90) remembers Lockharts as well - a tad before my time though.

Didn't any of Pilots crew wear skirts? mine did!
by peetsy
Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Lyons Corner House
Replies: 9
Views: 1260

Lyons Corner House

Does anyone remember a Lyons Corner House in Shields, I've been told there was one but thought everyone used to go to Binns in the 50/60s
by peetsy
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: The Black Path
Replies: 38
Views: 1661

Re: The Black Path

I'm sure that's me on the left in the red jumper, that would be 57 ish
by peetsy
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: The Black Path
Replies: 38
Views: 1661

Re: The Black Path

Pilot, when was the photo of Geordies Jetty taken?
by peetsy
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Farthing Lake
Replies: 17
Views: 2842

Re: Farthing Lake

Thanks, Pilot, Neil and Pete, considering I lived in Marsden from the begining I didn't know that, as defence of my lack of local knowledge, neither did my mother ( who was 90 this week! and lived in Shields until moving South 1963). She loves all these old snippets of Shields - costs a fortune in p...
by peetsy
Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Farthing Lake
Replies: 17
Views: 2842

Re: Farthing Lake

Thanks for that, I do seem to remember the bus conductors shouting that but at the time just thought it was their pronounciation.
by peetsy
Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Farthing Lake
Replies: 17
Views: 2842

Farthing Lake

A gathering of us 'Southern Geordies' met this week and the term Farthing Lake came up in our reminicences, we think it was/is a bus stop on the old No. 11/12 route to Marsden. That was back in the 50's'60's.

Maybe round the Nook area.

Can anyone help sort it out?
by peetsy
Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Adelfotis II
Replies: 9
Views: 2270

Re: Adelfotis II

I remember that 'Freedom From Hunger' was a stunt we did one weekend when I did pre-sea at the Marine School.
by peetsy
Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: South Shields General Notice Board
Topic: WHITBURN PIT
Replies: 65
Views: 22795

Re: WHITBURN PIT

Forgot about the 'Steelys'

Remember when the pins were knocked out of the 'rattler' wagons and everyone was down the line with buckets or whatever nicking the coal?

We were all a disgrace!

As pilot said - How did we survive?
by peetsy
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: South Shields General Notice Board
Topic: WHITBURN PIT
Replies: 65
Views: 22795

Re: WHITBURN PIT

Great Pics. Really brings back memories of the 50's - 60's. Does anyone remember the 'baby trucks' at the quarry? remember pushing them up that slope behind the quarry then ride them down again. What about using bits of old conveyer belt to slide down the quarry? Behind the pit they dammed a bit in ...
by peetsy
Thu May 22, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: South Shields General Notice Board
Topic: RNLI
Replies: 13
Views: 1524

Re: RNLI

Best of Luck Kris

Hope you raise loads of cash, and make it to the finishing line with that beer belly!

As nesr says, become a shoreline member and save that strain on the frame!

You also get the chance to sell loads of RNLI Lottery Tickets every year - at no extra cost!

Go for it.
by peetsy
Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: South Shields General Notice Board
Topic: Shipbreaking
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

We have a similar situation in this area, we live near to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. This was a Spitfire, and similar fighting aircraft base since it was opened, the last being the magnificent Vulcans, now you know how old I am. The newcomers object and petition against flying these machine...

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