Wednesday, 31 October 2007
Tuesday, 30 October 2007
Monday, 29 October 2007
Have just spent an interesting couple of hours going through our website, which I confess I haven't looked at for a while. Most of the memories are exactly like mine. However, you may recall me telling you a number of years back, that I had started a small reunion of my own called the HOGS. (Hanwell Old Girls, there are 12 of us). We met up for the first time in 2001 and have had an annual get-together ever since.
Anyway, I wrote a little story about us and still have the original copy on my computer together with photos. I obviously don't expect you to publish the lot but you may like to extract the odd item or two, so I am sending it unedited as an attachment. Photos will follow.
Keep up the good work.
Friday, 26 October 2007
I'm sorry it has taken me so long to reply but have been extremely busy since receiving your email.
I did forward it on to a couple of ladies and I believe Liz has been in touch. I looked at the website and decided that when I got time I would give you the history of my connection with the Estate. My late husband Roy and his parents moved into
My relationship with the Centre, apart from the Flying Group, started with my being employed as an Admin. Assistant in 1974. I took over being Voluntary Company Secretary when
The Centre is very busy.
Last week I had an email from a Lee Abbis who lives in
surname Traynor lived at
I hope all this has given you the background to my connection with the estate.
ADMIN.SERVICES/VOLUNTARY COMPANY SECRETARY
HANWELL COMMUNITY CENTRE LTD.
(HOME ADDRESS; 147 MAYFIELD GARDENS, HANWELL, LONDON, W7 3RA)
21st Century and am still burning the midnight oil in my endeavors to master
my Apple. My parents moved from Battersea to the Estate when I was five, in
1936, and we lived at 48, Greatdown Road. I can still remember that the
pavements only extended as far as number 56, beyond which the houses were
still being built. At the start of the war I was evacuated to Wales but
returned after a year when my father decided to enlist in the army. Shorlty
after this the house was damaged from blast during an air raid and, along
with my mother and sister, Doreen, we moved to stay with an Aunt in
Hertfordshire. Eighteen months later we were able to return to Greatdown,
just in time for the Doodlebugs. Never a dull moment! I left Cuckoo Senior
Boys at Christmas, 1945, and worked as a van boy for Sanderson Wallpapers
for two years before winning a poster competition and being transferred to
their design department.When I was 17 I enlisted in the RNVR but, after a
period of continuous training on a destroyer with the RN, decided to
transfer to the army for my National Service and was posted to Libya during
the first Suez crisis in 1951. After demob I studied Fine Art at Hammersmith
College of Art, in Shepherds Bush, for four years. During that time I
married Yvonne Joyce, who lived at 22, Borders Road. Well, that's enough
about me for now. I have a few photo's that might be of interest but will
need to take some advice on how to send them. Carry on the good work, it's
nice to feel like a Cuckooite again.
Best regards, DEL.
Tuesday, 23 October 2007
Do You Remember This .?
BBC Radio Programmes of the 1940's & 1950'sThe Al Read Show
Beyond Our Ken
Billy Cotton Bandshow
The Brains Trust
The Clitheroe Kid
Does the Team Think?
Down Your Way
Friday Night is Music Night
Gardener's Question Time
The Goon Show
Hancock's Half Hour
Have a Go
Ignorance is Bliss
In Town Tonight
Journey into Space
Life with The Lyons
Listen with Mother
At the Luscombes
The Man in Black
Meet the Huggetts
Mrs. Dale's Diary
Much Binding in the Marsh
Music While You Work
The Navy Lark
One Minute Please!
Ray's a Laugh
Riders of the Range
Take It From Here
Saturday, 20 October 2007
Friday, 19 October 2007
Three men were sitting together bragging about how they had given their new wives duties.
The first man had married a woman from
He bragged that he had told his wife she was going to do all the dishes and house cleaning. He said it took a couple days but on the third day he came home to a clean house and the dishes were done.
The second man had married a woman from
He bragged that he had given his wife orders that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes and the cooking .On the first day he didn't see any results, but the next day it was better. By the third day, his house was clean, the dishes were done and he had a huge dinner on the table.
The third man married a girl from
He told her that her duties were t o keep the house clean, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed and hot meals on the table for every meal. He said the first day he didn't see anything, the second day he didn't see anything but by the third day most of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye; enough to fix himself a bite to eat, load the dishwasher and telephone a landscaper.
You just gotta love those
Wednesday, 17 October 2007
Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting.
Well, for example, the other day I went down town and into a shop. I was only there for about 5 minutes and when I came out there was a cop writing out a parking ticket.
I said to him, "Come on, man, how about giving a retired person a break?" He ignored me and continued writing the ticket. I called him a "Nazi."
He glared at me and wrote another ticket for having worn tires.
So I called him a "doughnut eating Gestapo." He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he wrote a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes.
The more I abused him the more tickets he wrote.
Personally, I didn't care. I came downtown on the bus, and the car that he was putting the tickets on had a bumper sticker that said ((I like George Bush))
I try to have a little fun each day now that I'm retired. It's important to my health.
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
Monday, 15 October 2007
to me recently, I don't think I did anything wrong but my wife feels
differently. A short while ago I got out of bed in the middle of the
night, went downstairs and had my usual glass of milk and biscuits,
(cookies for you yanks ) then went into the bathroom for a pee before
going back to bed. I was sitting on the pot with no lights on,
minding my own business when I heard my wife getting out of bed.
Feeling pretty certain she was about to head my way I called out "I'm
in here." There was no reply from her, and in the very dim light I
saw her come out of the bedroom, and as I guessed headed my way.
Again I called out, but louder this time " I'm in here". Still there
was no response from her. Now as she got closer it seemed to me she
was either half asleep, or sleep walking. My first reaction was to
turn on the light, but then I thought no wait this could become very
interesting. I felt sure as she got closer she would see me sitting
there. Closer and closer she came until she was nearly touching me,
and it was all I could do to stop myself from laughing. She turned
round pulling up her nighty as she did so then proceeded to sit down.
Just as the back of her thighs touched my knees I tapped her on the
back. Boy she could have won the Olympic gold medal for the high
jump, and screamed an obscenity directed at me on her way up. The
fact that I had called out to her "I'm in here" twice, cut no ice
with her because she said she had ear plugs in as I was bloody
snoring. Now I don't think this little episode was my fault, or am I
being unreasonable in saying that? Jim Davis.
Friday, 12 October 2007
Thursday, 4 October 2007
Wednesday, 3 October 2007
I trust this will be of interest to you all.
The world-famous Red Arrows have been banned from appearing at the 2012 London Olympics because they are deemed "too British".
Organisers of the event say that the Arrows military background might be "offensive" to other countries taking part in the Games. The display team have performed at more than 4000 events worldwide, but the Department of Culture, Media and Sport have deemed the display team "too militaristically British". Red Arrows pilots were said to be "outraged", as they had hoped to put on a truly world class display for the Games, something which had never been seen before. Being axed from a British-based event for being "too British" is an insult - the Arrows are a symbol of Britain
The Red Arrows have been excellent ambassadors for British overseas trade, as they display their British-built Hawk aircraft all over the world.
The Arrows performed a short flypast in 2005 when the winning bid was announced, but their flypast at the Games was to have been truly spectacular.
It is to be hoped that common sense prevails
If you disagree with this decision, please sign the petition on the link below:http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/RedArrows2012/?ref=redArrows2012
Please do forward this on to everyone you can.
Pauline & Tim Holt