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Friday, 16 January 2009

Then and now

Hi Cuckooites,our feature for next month will be Titled then and Now.We are asking all of you to send in a photo of yourself or some one in the family taken when you grew up as a Kid or teenager.
Then please send along with this photo a recent one taken of that person as you look today.We can have a lot of fun with this and Also include them in our new book we are working on.
Del Southern also informs me that Best of Britain is going to publish his article that he has written on the Cuckoo estate after the war years.Del also said they may be interested on a article about our group Cuckooites and how we came about.Lot's of interesting things happening.
 
Have a good month Tommy.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Fw: Cuckoos.

Tommy, I heard from the 'Best of British,' magazine today and they are
going
to publish my article on the Cuckoo Estate in next months edition. As it
has
National and International circulation, I hope that it might flush out some
more Cuckooites, scattered around the globe. Cheers for now, Del.
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Tuesday, 13 January 2009

This months comments

You Cuckooites have a great line on conversation going this month.I just love the input you are giving and keep those comments coming.I love reading what you all have to say and very educational.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Meals and food

Tell us about some of the favorite meals and food your Mom fixed as a kid growing up,Also a great place to share your recopies.

Friday, 9 January 2009

Janice remembers


Hi
 
Happy New Year to all.
 
Can anybody remember Castlebar station and the little old ticket office.  But before you got there , there was a sweet shop I believe it was run by Fairclough and on Sunday m ornings he used to pack the van full of sweets and tour around the area beeping the horn and all the kids would come out and buy the sweets before dinner.  Also I can remember they had a fish seller who would come during the week and ,as a family,we would always buy a pint of prawns and a pint of winkles.  We would then have a great big bodkin and then hook the winkles out of the shells and have a slice of bread and butter with them.  He had a big wooden  wheelbarrow and, also the milkman would come round with the horse and cart and our mum would go out behind him and collect the horses mess to put on the garden.  I also remember the rag and bone man coming down Harp Road  with his horse and cart, and at the time you couldnt understand what he was calling out
 
Just a few memories.
Janice


 



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Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Stories and photo's from the past.

Hi Gang,
Jackie is compiling our second book Memories from the past she has well over 100 pages so far.Please send us your stories and photo's so they can be included in our next book.The first one was a great success lets make book2 just as big.
 
 
Happy New year stay in touch.
 
Tommy

Woolworths ,Greenford closing down after 100years


Friday, 2 January 2009

Christmas Story's from the past.

Please tell us which was your favorite Christmas story from the past that Cuckooites sent in.Your choice for the best tale will receive two lapel pins.
Happy New year Tommy.