Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Next months features

Hi Cuckooites,
you will not want to miss next months features on this website.front and foremost we are going to Feature Del Southon Cuckoo's to Conkers that was printed in this months Best of British.This will be the unabridged full version not the watered down one.Also as a feature we want you to way in with your Pet Peeves,Gripes and Hates this is open to any subject but we ask you only post one at a time to give every one a chance to contribute,you can come back as many times as you like but only post one gripe,any more than one will be removed by me.We also are contemplating a surprise for all of you so be sure and check in Daily for a update on this subject.
Have a great month of March and Spring is just around the corner.
visit us at Cuckoo Estate Hanwell W.7. We had over 1600 folks visit us last week and read more than 6000 pages on our site.
We are on the move Tommy

Monday, 23 February 2009

Change in official language for European Union

European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".
In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy.
The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensi bl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.

If zis mad you smil, pleas pas on to oza pepl.

Life is meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive: Eleanor Roosevelt.

Have a Fundu Day ;-D!!!

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Fw: Order your book and lapel pins


Hi Cuckooites,
This past couple of months we have had many new friends join us and we want to offer the opportunity for those folks who have not ordered our book Memory's from the past and our Lapel pins to get them know.
Jackie Stringer our U.K. contact person has a good supply of both on hand.
The book costs Seven pounds includes shipping and our lapel Pins cost four pounds this includes shipping.See photo's attached.
If you are interested in getting either or both please contact Jackie Stringer
at   or telephone to place your order. 0208 8683133.
Wear your pin with pride show the world where you came from.

Monday, 16 February 2009

Visitors to our site

Hi Cuckooites,checking in on our stats I am pleased to say we have had almost 1600 visitors to the site this past week.This tells me how popular this site is and folks are getting what they want from it.The Then and Now feature has been a great success and Yvonne Holt has taken her page and claimed it as her own .She has by far the most visits than any other Cuckooite.Well done Yvonne you tell that Jim Davis who is the boss on your page.I am happy and excited with what we have achieved with our website and it could not have been done with out your participation keep up the good work.Remember to visit us often at and share this website with your friends.
It is not to late to send in your photo's for Then and Now we would love to see them.
Have a good week Tommy.

Then and Now Beryl Bradford

Friday, 13 February 2009

Then and Now Terry @Beryl Finucine

Then and Now,Terry Moore from Cuckoo Avenue

Website Then and Now

Hi Cuckooites,
have you had a chance to visit the website and see all the folks who have contributed to Then and Now.The response has been wonderful and these folks have their own page where you can contact them ,send a email right from their home page.The response to the site has been amazing as we can now track visitors from all over the world,So far this week we have had over 1100 folks check out our website,you can check our stats by scrolling down the index until you come to counter on the right hand side .There is a place you can left click on called check my stats  the information it gives us is amazing.This site is very popular and we want you to enjoy it and give us feed back on ideas and future features you would like seen introduced,do not be shy it is a very easy hands on site and you can not screw up.
Check out your old friends at   
Have a great week Tommy.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Unsung heroes,By Jim Davis.

Before you all start telling me off I know this shouldn't be put here, but I thought it was a shame to waste the space. It might be something others might want to pick up on. Let me call it (Unsung heroes). Just a few years ago when I was a teenager, my mum and I had a few cross words and she threw me out. I cannot even remember what it was over but it must have been her fault. I grabbed a bag and left, and at first I gave it no thought, then after a while I thought Oh shit! I have got no money, it is in the middle of the winter, it's bloody cold and I've got nowhere to sleep, and I am not going home to apologize. Then I suddenly remembered Jim Farley from Homefarm Road. Outside his house was a big old black American Car. I thought that was better than nothing, so I got the keys of the car from Jim, then later I got on the back seat, covered myself with my coat and feeling none to comfortable tried to get some sleep. I was hovering between being asleep and awake, when suddenly I was startled by a big woman banging on the window near my head. I thought she was going to clear me off out of it, but much to my surprise she said you can't sleep in there, and took me into her nice warm house. Mrs Farley used to act like she was hard, but boy did she have a kind heart, because in that three bedroom council house, lived Mrs Farley, Jim, and the twins Brian & Pat, Marg & Barbara Kennardy, big Ginger Bill from Greenford and me. Jim, Bill & I slept on the floor in the front room, and the others had the bedrooms. Whilst living there we all had a lot of fun, and what's more Mrs Farley turned out to be our unsung hero, because what would have happened to us all if her kind heart had not taken us in. Does anyone else have an unsung hero from the Estate?

Now and Then,George and Joan Key

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Ted Baker Remembers Memories from the past

Hi there,
Does anyone remember the 8th Hanwell St Christophers. run by the head scoutmaster Father Walker. Well I joined it when I was 11years old only to get the free holidays.
I remember one time we went to Eastbourne. One of the boys a chap called Russell he lived above the shops on the poor side I mean our side. Anyway getting back to the story. He did somthing wrong I can not remember what he did. The comendant Father Walker. Had him tied down on the grass (legs & arms spread eagled and staked to the ground style. When he went out, we let him go.
Well that same day we found a bomb, and outside the comendants tent was a fire. So when he came back and went into his tent, we put the bomb into the fire and waited about ten minites. Then shouted out "Father Walker!" Well he came out, but nothing happend. So we legged it. We bumped into one of his understudies and told him there was bomb in his fire. He run back and told the vicar what we had done. He was shocked; He never did anything like that again. The bomb was a dud.

Another time we went to a place called Buxted, the farmer had a landing craft in his lake. He took us out on it. That night around the camp fire they told us a story about the chap with a golden arm. I wont go into the rest of the story. Just to say it scared the living day lights out of us.
Just after that he said all those going to the toilet follow me. Well we all got to the toilet all right, then he and his mate left us in the middle of the woods.
All we could hear was this voice saying "who's got my golden arm." Well I've never liked the dark, after that but I swear I would get him if it was the last thing I did.
I found out he was sweet on the farmers daugther, So I followed him. They got into the landing craft which was tied to the bank. So when they was kissing and cudderling I untied the boat and it drifted out into the middle of the lake(with a little push from me). When the farmer came along and said to me have you seen my daughter.I pointed to his craft and said I think she is on that. He had to get another boat and go and get it. We all left early. I wonder why?
Revenge, He never did find out who untied the boat. Mined you we did have some good times.

Then and Now ,Edna (Robinson) Bailey.As lovelly now as ever.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Fw: Best of British.Of Cuckoo's and Conkers.


It has come to my understanding that many of you have had trouble obtaining a copy of Best of British,not all Newsagents carry the magazine.Do not worry Del Southon has given us the go ahead to publish it next month and we will include the complete story with out the cutting the Magazine made.I have had the privilege to have read the article and it is a tribute to Del and the Cuckoo estate.As the length of the article is over a 1000 words we will print it in three chapters.
The Editor.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Best of British.

Thank you Del.
The magazine arrived today and I loved your story about our beloved Cuckoo estate.Very well written.I would be pleased to publish this article on our website next month with your permission.The article is very interesting so I would break it down to four  Chapters and do a chapter a week with your blessing .This way folks will not get overwhelmed reading it as it would take up a lot of space the way our website is formulated.Hopefully I will get to meet you and the lovely Charlotte next year when we all meet up at our favorite watering hole for our 4th Reunion,then I would be honored to buy you a pint or two.I hope they allow you to do a piece on our group I wonder if there is another like it anywhere from that time who  shared so much.
Thanks for sending me it Tommy

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Then and Now update.

Hi the response has been wonderful, now do us one more thing,go to comments under your photo's of Then and Now, and tell us where you are living ,what you are doing with your life in these times,we all have a story to tell. let us know yours.