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Sunday, 1 February 2009

Febuary Chat Room

 

44 comments:

Tags said...

Hi Tommy,
Hope the old knee is not acting up.
We seem to be missing the lost and found page, it must have got lost in the shuffle.
Also I thought it would be a good idea to have a new visitor, or "new to the site" Cuckooite page, so that we all know when someone has just found the site.
Not sure what we should call, any suggestions anyone?
Looks like Del's article may be doing us some good publicity wise.

yvonneh said...

hi tom ,
what happened to the where we worked page?

Tags said...

As some of noticed Ted Baker also came onto the site at the end of last month.

Ted, if your still with us...
did you have a brother Charlie he was about four years younger than you?

Anonymous said...

The cat nust have your tounges this month,where is everybody.

Anonymous said...

I am not anywhere. I am anonymous. If I dont know who I am speaking to, I have nothing to say.

Grace said...

Been off the computer for a few days and find so many e-mails to catch up on including one to say i had won a PIN and DEL for our Christmas Stories i would like to thank the people who voted for me .
I will refrase that i did,nt win DEL as well i meant he also won a pin ,think the fame has gone to my head HA HA cheers .

Tommy said...

Grace glad to have you back,Jackie had mentioned you had sent her a bunch of old Photo's from your days at working for Lyons.That girl Jackie is in to everything.Hope you enjoy this months feature Then and Now we are getting a very good response.
Hope you survived the snow and glad you and Eileen hooked up.

Del said...

Grace, when I read the first part of your comment I thought my luck had changed and I was about to put a crease in my jeans, ready to be gift wrapped. Read further and what a let down! Maybe Tommy can just put me up as the prize next time. Del.

jim davis said...

I read your article in the Best of British Del, nice one it will probably find us a few more visitors to this site.

Del. said...

Thanks Jim, it seemed a good way of bringing the site to the notice of more people and, hopefully, will be seen by more as the month goes by. Del.

bob stevens said...

Tommy Iv'e just noticed something, spelling was always a problem at school and when we were asked to spell February nearly everyone missed the R, you were one of them I see, havn't changed!!!!!

Tommy said...

Bob allways my worse subject,I wish our website had spell check to help me out.

bob stevens said...

Never mind Tommy we all know what is ment.
Miss Crowden would be proud of you in setting this site up and being the stalwart you are.
Best wishes.

jim davis said...

Tom on my Mac my Browser is Safari, but I also downloaded Firefox because that is good also. Of the two I use the former most frequently, because any site I visit using Safari comes with the built in spell check. I do not know if Safari will work on a Pc or not but it is worth having a look especially if it is free. If you can't maybe upgrading to a Mac would be the answer. Hee!Hee!

Val B said...

Love the then and nows Tommy. Its great fun seeing how people were all those years ago and how they look now. Apart from Terry Bransfield I haven't recognised anybody yet although I remember Vic Shelvey who is in the background of Flossie's. I wish Jim was able to send some photos in but then, I've seen lots of snaps of him in his book "Memoirs of a scoundrel" (highly recommended to all Cuckooites)and of course I saw him last year. Just think other people would like to see him as he is a stalwart of this site.

Tommy said...

Come on Jim.I know a Mac is a good machine but it is not compatible with our site for some reason,You make it work buit poor Del has had all sorts of problems getting into the site for a long time,one reason or another.A quik fix for my spelling would be to use outlook express to write up my comments ,then do a spell check ,copy and then pastw to our website it means just another step bur it would work.

jim davis said...

Tom I don't know what the answer is, but it is isn't that Mac's and this site are not compatible. Both Del and I have no trouble going on sites of a similar nature. Mac or P.C. it should make no difference. So I can only speculate the answer is in the instructions on Google Blogger somewhere.

jim davis said...

Oh! Valb you have made me blush now. Stop it I like it.

yvonneh said...

Tom
there is nothing wrong with not being able to spell,take no notice of anyone, as we can understand all those with similar problems, just keep writing people in your own style, its better than not contributing at all.
Val I agree its about time Jimmy did his then and now, I dont know many of the people in the pictures NOW i recognise some thens especially terry. But its lovely to put faces to the stories that are written.

Tags said...

Don't worry Val, your not the only one, I even can't recognise myself in the mirror on some mornings nowadays. It can be kind of scary sometimes, especially after a night on the tiles.

jim davis said...

Where is George Key, I hope he is Ok, but he is more than likely on holiday. If not George come bak to us you are forgiven.

Johnb said...

Yeah, where is George?
I bet he's having a tough time of it delivering those meals on wheels in the snowy weather.
I hope he's ok.

Ted baker said...

Hi there its me again, why ive been on your site so much, is that i had a fall the other day. triped over the wifes hair dryer. fell on my knee came up like a balloon.She wanted to take me to the hospital. i said not on your life. More people are dying in there from bugs than whats wrong with them.So she took me down to the doctors he gave me some cream.Your site is realy funny in places cheers one up, when your stuck at home. i own three cars and cant drive any of them at the moment. also its made me to selling again on ebay. If there is anyone out there looking for anything get in touch with me and i will keep my eyes open for it. i know quit a lot of people in the trade. Better go now im going to stick that hair dryer on ebay or the dustbin more like the dustbin.

Tommy said...

Where did everyone go on the chat line this month.Used to be this was the busiest page on the website.Seems everyone has stoped chating this month for some reason or another.

jim davis said...

There has still been a good response elsewhere Tom, the then and now pages for example. But to throw something else in the pot. Ted Baker's entry on the 11th of Feb is headed memories from the past, the same as the Cuckooites Book. Seeing as all memories by their nature all come from the past, that looks like an unnecessary use of words to me. It looks strange to me, but then again it might just be that I am strange. I have left myself open there have I not?

jOHN said...

You are absolutely right Jim the word past is redundant in this case. We should change the title of the next book to maybe Then & Now or something else.
Any suggestions anyone?

george said...

How about,"OUR MEMORIES"

jim davis said...

Probably too long but,( YESTERYEARS THAT SEEM LIKE YESTERDAY )

jOHN said...

How about...

Conkers, Cuckoos, Cabbages & Doodlebugs

tags said...

Where's dat Del?

yvonneh said...

how about, All our yesterdays. or Our childhood. something simple
(friendship)

jim davis said...

Cuckooites Part 2

Tommy said...

How about
Beyond the Brent Yesterday and Tomorrow.A chronicle of Cuckooites who grew up on the Cuckoo Estate.

TAGS said...

OUR
MEMORIES



THE
CUCKOOITE
MEMORIES





TREASURED
MEMORIES


MORE
MEMORIES

IN
GOLDEN
DAYS


PRECIOUS
MEMORIES


THE
CUCKOO
MEMOIRS

Johnb said...

How about ...More Old Tripe and Pig's Trotters.

yvonneh said...

what about winkles and crumpets.

jim davis said...

Now your talking Yvonne a bit of crumpet sounds good to me.

yvonneh said...

Jiiiiiiiiiiiim, you are at it again. I was referring to Saturday evenings and the muffin man and the winkles for tea.

george said...

Yvonneh,are you refering to the muffin mans winkles,I am getting a bit confused hear,but like Jim, I prefer crumpet like any man would,unless you are the muffin man!!

Del said...

Dat Del has been off line due to leaving one computer set up and joining another. We now have a new elecrificated machine, guaranteed by Mr. Kamikazi himself, to do evrything but cook spaghetti, so the world is now our oyster, well....winkle. Del.

George Sivers said...

George SiversI see from an e-mail that Jim Davis was looking for 'George' I don't think this can be me. I am now 75 years old and lived at 3 Homefarm Road from Sept 1937 to December 1956 (when I married) I think that most of your correspondents come from a later period than me. My contemporaries at that time would hve been Jack Stanndard, Les Millbank, Jimmy Healey, Peter Brider - my wife Maureen also knew Maureen Foley from Westcott Crescent as they went to Ealing County Grammar School for Girls together. You may like to put this on the Cuckooites correspondence page just to see if there are any people around who may remember me. I had a brother Bob |(now deceased) and sisters Dot and Josie.

jim davis said...

Hi George welcome to the site I hope you continue to come back to it time and again to add your coments. You are right it was not you it was George Key I was after. Just so we know which one of you two it is. If you can sign in as GeorgeS and the other George as GeorgeK we will all know, which is which. Take care Jim.

Maureen Tutton said...

h.ello to George S
Yes you are remembered George and Maureen ,a friend saw your message and got in touch with me.Ive only just recently found the site so all very new to me, as is the PC Im still sruggling but hope to win in the end. Good to hear from you and hope there will be more news.Im away from Monday but will look forward to any more news
when Iget back on Friday.Living in AYLESBURY, so not had any contact with any from the estate for years. It would be good to catch up, lots of people Ive lost touch with.
Maureen Tutton < Foley >

yvonneh said...

George!!! you are getting as bad as Jim. The muffin man came on a Saturday evening , he used to carry a tray. The winkle man also came then but his winkles were displayed on a barrow he had two metal cups and used to put them in a brown paper bag which he used to roll up from the corners. We also had a chap who came round with cherries in the season , they dont taste the same now, the only ones that are near are the big american ones also Victoria plums eaten from the tree they are lovely but in the super markets they are not so nice. Bring back the true flavours.