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by Popsk
Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: 'Banks of the Tyne Hotel'
Replies: 20
Views: 2670

Re: 'Banks of the Tyne Hotel'

Thanks for that info Stuart, I grabbed a copy of your photo of Slake Terr., off Old South Shields, its good to see the street the Banks of the Tyne stood on. William E Ray, Enoch P Ray, James C Ray William was the one who was killed in Tyne Dock, Enoch Porter Ray was my grandfather and James Cliffor...
by Popsk
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: 'Banks of the Tyne Hotel'
Replies: 20
Views: 2670

Re: 'Banks of the Tyne Hotel'

Hi Stuart, Sorry the only photo I've got is the one previously posted on this site by Pilot. My great-grandfather William Edington Ray was manager of Banks of the Tyne in the late 1800s, don't know the actual dates though. His other son, grandad's elder brother, was killed when he was playing in Tyn...
by Popsk
Thu May 15, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Ten more pictures from the past
Replies: 31
Views: 5071

Re: Ten more pictures from the past

Great pics Hartman, they really take you back - I was at Vidor 70/71 in the research & development dept., under Derek Brown? If memory serves, I think that was his name.
I also recall I had a good farewell party, I think in the harbour lights pub, up the bank from the riverside factory. :)
by Popsk
Thu May 15, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: TRAMS
Replies: 10
Views: 833

Re: TRAMS

nice photos Anna, looks like the tram in photo #1 is getting a parking ticket :D
by Popsk
Thu May 15, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Can anybody explain this ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1532

Re: Can anybody explain this ?

Couldn't agree more, "Spare the rod, spoil the child". I remember we got wacked something rotten if we put a foot out of line when I was a kid - it was the norm, and you knew what to expect. I think the PC brigade, and human rights lot threw the bairn out with the bath-water, and now we're all suffe...
by Popsk
Wed May 14, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Can anybody explain this ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1532

Re: Can anybody explain this ?

Anna, I can remember the name Carr Elison from when I was a kid 1940/50s, wasn't he big-wig at county level? I remember his name cropping up and being mentioned a lot by teachers, so he must have been someone of influence.
by Popsk
Wed May 14, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Four more Vidor photos
Replies: 11
Views: 1801

Re: Four more Vidor photos

great pics Hartman, I used to work at Vidor Batteries (Crompton Parkinson) for a short time around 1970, but can't for the life of me recall any names - memory's just gone blank #-o #-o
by Popsk
Wed May 14, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Air Raid Oct 2nd 1941
Replies: 34
Views: 3697

Re: Air Raid Oct 2nd 1941

spot-on Anna, these are magnificent shots, I was only in nappies at the time, but they illustrate the horror our parents must have experienced - no wonder they didn't want to talk about it. =D> =D> =D>
by Popsk
Tue May 13, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Childrens games and Songs ..
Replies: 13
Views: 1309

Re: Childrens games and Songs ..

I catchy kissy was always popular with the lads Pilot - it was funny how the girls always contrived to get caught eh!
by Popsk
Tue May 13, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: old pics
Replies: 15
Views: 1211

Re: old pics

Anna, these are great pics, they take you right back - have you got any more? =D> =D> =D>
by Popsk
Fri May 02, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Old River Men
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: Old River Men

I had a brother-in-law who was on the tugs Axeman, 1960s thro' 90s, called Pete, I think he ended up on the 'Northsider' - but I could be wrong about the tug's name, the old memory you know :?
by Popsk
Fri May 02, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Old River Men
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: Old River Men

Can you imagine writing a risk assessment for the old way of working - the HSE Assessor would have a fit, poor fella :P
by Popsk
Thu May 01, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Old River Men
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: Old River Men

They are still about, but don't use boats as much as they used to, inward bound for Newcastle Quay it was the practise to take a line from the foyboat and tow it up to the Quay with the ship. Slow down just below the berth and let them go. Its now more common for the boatmen to drive up to the quay...
by Popsk
Thu May 01, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Old River Men
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Old River Men

The Old Foy-Boatmen I remember watching the Foy Boatmen moving about the river. They had a distinctive method of moving their small boats, standing up in the stern sculling the single oar from side to side and moving the small craft with amazing speed. Their job must have been one of long periods o...
by Popsk
Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Weekend in Benidorm
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: Weekend in Benidorm

Great photos Margy, like the transport - complete with motorcycle out-rider's :D =D> =D> =D>
by Popsk
Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Games we used to play
Replies: 23
Views: 1858

Re: Games we used to play

:D :D =D> well played sir!
by Popsk
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Reflections of an OAP
Replies: 12
Views: 1072

Re: Reflections of an OAP

Many of today's youngsters seem to lack the most basic of social niceties, eg to hear "please" or "thankyou" is rare indeed, it's as if to utter such words would somehow affect their 'Street-Cred'. You do, occassionally, hear them and it restores your faith in humanity. But what the youth of today n...
by Popsk
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Can you remember when............
Replies: 21
Views: 1669

Re: Can you remember when............

brian c wrote:I can remember walking into the Ben in Jarrow with the wife and being told that if she wanted a drink we would have to go into the saloon bar. :oops:
yeh Brian, that was a bit of a bummer, thank goodness common sense prevailed at last eh!
by Popsk
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Can you remember when............
Replies: 21
Views: 1669

Re: Can you remember when............

Remember when it was strange to see a woman in a public bar, when kids said please and thankyou and when foul language was never heard in public. Yes Pete, the common courtesy’s seem to go bye the board these days don't they, same as spitting in public places and spitting gum out onto the pavement ...
by Popsk
Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: The old Medicine Cupboard
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: The old Medicine Cupboard

Globalmyths wrote:The best medicine was never in a medicine cupboard it was your mums tender loving care that would work miracles in your life. And would be given freely and in abundance.
how very true Global :D

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