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by jeff
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Back down under!
Replies: 0
Views: 1880

Back down under!

Just back from four weeks with the family in Bega NSW. Had a whale of a time. https://i.imgur.com/mdAdChs.jpg?2 Not particularly good quality but it captures the moment. This is whale watching season along the south coast as the pods travel back from the warmer seas bringing the family back towards ...
by jeff
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Anzac
Replies: 2
Views: 4939

Re: Anzac

Very appropriate Sherri. I don't know if you have a copy of Patsy Adam-Smith's book "The Anzacs" - some really heartbreaking stories and of course the story of J Simpson Kirkpatrick..the Man with the Donkey. Your mention of Gloucestershire also brought back this memory and is related to my friend Ro...
by jeff
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: He was owed £600 apparently...
Replies: 8
Views: 5776

Re: He was owed £600 apparently...

Champion, you're on the short list for the Tower!
by jeff
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Yuletide
Replies: 14
Views: 6482

Re: Yuletide

I would like to add my good wishes to those already expressed and look forward to another year of good fellowship on these boards. :) :)
by jeff
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: merchant navy personnel
Replies: 14
Views: 1546

Re: merchant navy personnel

Arnold Smith - Originally signed on in South Shields , San Quirino (tanker) 1938 Eagle Oil & Shipping. Sold to the Argies in 1939.
by jeff
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: merchant navy personnel
Replies: 14
Views: 1546

Re: merchant navy personnel

Common Brothers Never in the MN but Pilot's note about Common Bros struck a chord in the old memory box. Father in Law (Arnold Smith) WW2 on the Hindustan (general cargo) from Immingham January 1940 to October 1940, across the Atlantic and up the west coast of America and return. Previously Athelpr...
by jeff
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: A sad parting
Replies: 0
Views: 6759

A sad parting

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend,Common Sense,who had been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were lost long ago in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as "when to come in out of ...
by jeff
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: University Degrees
Replies: 17
Views: 1964

Re: University Degrees

I came to Uni education as a mature student, having followed a Building Trade apprenticeship and then qualified the "hard way" (evening classes and Correspondence Courses) as a Building Surveyor. The opportunity of some formal management training came when my employer sent me (aged 46) on a Manageme...
by jeff
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Tennis Tantrums
Replies: 9
Views: 1490

Re: Tennis Tantrums

Poor loser. Referee vindicated.
by jeff
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Posting Photos
Replies: 30
Views: 11340

Re: Posting Photos

this is a Poteroo
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by jeff
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Posting Photos
Replies: 30
Views: 11340

Re: Posting Photos

Thanks Ralph. Potteroo Palace is an animal sanctuary just off the A1 Princes Highway between Merimbula and Bega, NSW. Ideal for children to see the animals not in cages (the Dingoes were fenced in). Kangaroos to feed, Wombats to cuddle (well almost - they are quite chunky and solid) and seemingly hu...
by jeff
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Posting Photos
Replies: 30
Views: 11340

Re: Posting Photos

His brother!
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by jeff
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Posting Photos
Replies: 30
Views: 11340

Re: Posting Photos

Dingo at Potteroo Palace near Merimbula NSW
https://imgur.com/a/v1aFeIT
by jeff
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Posting Photos
Replies: 30
Views: 11340

Re: Posting Photos

Lovely photos Ralph.
I've recently started using Imgur.
Took a little getting used to but it seems to do what it says on the tin!
by jeff
Fri May 18, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Dogs in pushchairs
Replies: 24
Views: 3253

Re: Dogs in pushchairs

Spotted this one on our journey from Bega down to Melbourne last year. Stopped for a coffee at Cann River and there was this lady with her dressed up pooch. Poor thing, it must have bveen uncomfortable - it was a very hot day!
by jeff
Thu May 17, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Dogs in pushchairs
Replies: 24
Views: 3253

Re: Dogs in pushchairs

This is what the best dressed dogs will be wearing at Windsor on Saturday!
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by jeff
Mon May 14, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Hmmm, just let this sink in....
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Re: Hmmm, just let this sink in....

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by jeff
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: North East Lost Friends & Relatives Board
Topic: Anthony Edward Boyd Smith and family
Replies: 4
Views: 14958

Re: Anthony Edward Boyd Smith and family

Still trying. But I believe that there were two daughters before they left England, Maureen and Margaret.
Any help appreciated please.
by jeff
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Bush fires in Bega NSW
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Bush fires in Bega NSW

Just heard the news. Raging fires near Bega and Tathra
Family safe but not sure about their house.
Andrew out there with the Volunteer Fire crews
by jeff
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Sir Ken Dodd
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

Re: Sir Ken Dodd

Inventions
The man who invented cat's eyes got the idea when he saw a cat facing him in the road. If the cat had been facing the other way, he'd have invented a pencil sharpener.. Ken Dodd

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