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Mon 7-Feb-11
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Terrier said:

Didn't play on any bomb sites though


 Never lived.....or almost died...big_laughbig_laugh

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that is cos you are too young, in south london where and when I was a kid we were surrounded by them. I remember my father burning some of his old uniform on the living room fire and he hadn't checked the pockets and there was a bullet in one of them cos it went off with an enormous bang and hit the corner of our hall. I remember my mother going potty at him, but I thought it was funny and asked if he could do it again !!

I have reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me...

Mon 7-Feb-11
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Think you're right Chris, and we lived out in the countryside, which probably didn't even know a war was on, when it was, if you get what I mean..

 

Love this forum, after the day I've had " (see acheivements) It's lovely to hear I'm too young for something. Cheered me up.

Right I'm off to browse Ebay and see what rubbish I can find

Mon 7-Feb-11
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Paddy's toast fell to the floor and landed butter side up....he called the parish priest claiming it had to be a miracle, the priest agreed but miracles can only be recognised by the Vatican and so sent a request for recognition. Upon hearing the story, the Pope agreed, but there had been a run on miracles that month, so he instructed the priest to tell paddy he had buttered the wrong side!

Remember Dave Allen? "Goodnight, thank you, and may your God go with you" Mother loved him.

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Mon 7-Feb-11
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I remember a sketch he did burying an old friend and as the coffin was being lowered into the grave a phone rang in the coffin !! I thought he was tremendous too.

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wave  Yes, he was kind of a highlight in our house too.  He was thought to be quite outrageous. big_laugh

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Tue 8-Feb-11
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Not sure where to post this but I thought it might jog a few memories:

 

The differences within the United Kingdom

 

 

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Tue 8-Feb-11
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That was BRILLIANT!  Thanks Chris.

I'll try that again!

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Dave Allen was one of my all-time heroes.  Loved him 🙁

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Back on track again.

The usual Sunday routine was sitting round the kitchen table listening to "The Clitheroe Kid" and "The Navy Lark" (left hand down a bit) we ate in the kitchen except on posh days and Christmas.

Sunday Afternoon I was dressed in my best bib and tucker and packed off to the Methodist Chapel Sunday School,  other kids went to the Congregational, Baptist or the "Sally Annie"  depending on their parent's persueasions, what a holy bunch we must have been in those distant days.

I never really wanted to go, but as time moves on,  in my memories, I can remember it being a fun time, especially the Sunday School outings to the seaside.

The Rev Robinson, a giant of a man who, wearing green flanel trunks, floated on his back spouting water from his mouth and looking every bit like a Whale.

The rev's favourite service was the Harvest Festival when the chapel overflowed with offerings of fresh fruit and veg or even a tin grabbed from the pantry as a last minute thought, all was shared out amongst the elderly residents of the Almshouses.

After giving thanks,  he would produce a tablespoon and a big bag of dolly mixtures, every child received a spoonful, any that were left were all his, but there never was.

Summer fetes and jumble sales always well attended, maybe due to a few celebs living nearby to help out. "Mother" from the avengers was a regular.
 
It's amazing just how far a florin could stretch in those days.

 Any fellow Sunday Scholars care to share?

 

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Wed 9-Feb-11
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I was past the time when kids were packed off to Sunday Schools to give their parents a break, instead I was really rebellious and went to Sunday School on my own while my parents had a leisurely lie in, it was not something they encouraged.whistle

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yep, I went first of all to Sally Army as that was my parent 'persuasion' but later went to the Baptist Church and joined the Boys Brigade where I played a cornet, my father played a cornet in the SA Band and my Grandfather (whom I absolutely hero worshipped) played a G Trombone (they don't play those much these days as they are so big. We had Sunday School outings and also BB camp both of which were real highlights of the year. In fact I met my first proper girl friend at Sunday School, she was 12 and I was 14, we went out together if that is what you call it for about 5 years and oddly enough we figure in each others lives now - ooohhh !! 

I remember Good Friday was a crap day, we were not allowed out and if we went out we had to sneak out the back alley.

 

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Wed 9-Feb-11
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Yes I was a sunday schooler, I think it was methodist, but I said on an earlier post, I think it was just to give my dad some peace and quiet on a sunday morning, Mum would take us all, and sit and have a chin wag with the other mums, we'd be all kitted out in our sunday best (as I've said before, always pink for me!).

 The only bit I can remember was palm sunday (I think) when we all got palm crosses, which we took home and put in our bibles - makes it sound like we were religious, but we weren't. I think it was just what happened in those days - still got my bible, just had a look inside it, got it for christmas in 1970, I'd have been 8 yrs old.

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Mine was a Methodist chapel too and as you say, it was what we did in those days. 

I remember that every year we had prize giving and every child got a book.....I still have my first one dated 1949 and lovingly mended by my mother when it fell apart...the others are still on my bookshelf along with my bible which was the last prize.  We had Eisteddfods with prizes for singing, knitting,embroidery and elecution, Sunday school anniversaries where we were dressed up to the nines, sat on a raised platform and sang out little hearts out with parents and local teachers making up the rest of the choir. 

Don't think it did us much harm, I certainly didn't turn into a religious fanatic but it did give me a sense of right and wrong....and fair play.....or was that just the parenting I had....who can tell....fond memories.kiss

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There was a terrific thunderstorm one Sunday morning , when it stopped John set off for home from the methodist sunday school . He met his neighbor Mary who had been to the baptist sunday school ,they came to a dip in the road that was full of water and not wishing to ruin their best clothes they stripped off and waded. On reaching the far side Mary looked at John and said " Oooh  I never knew there was such a difference between baptists and methodists ."

 

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