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Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Then and Now.Derrek Aplin and Les Millbank L to R.







14 comments:

Derek Applin said...

Photo of Derek & Les was taken on the Old Cuckoo School's football pitch in 1952 when Derek was 18yrs
old.It was the Tower Youth Football pitch,the name was later changed to Hanwell Association.
Derek played inside right for the team and Les played outside right.
I(Derek) am now retired and living in Hayes.Les is also retired and lives in Ruislip.

shaun abear said...

the photograph of derek and les
brings back memories i played
with both of them at the tower
youth club shaun abear

Ethel (Stevens) Damian said...

Derek, did you live at the bottom of Greatdown road? I noticed that your last name is spelled with one 'P' unlike the Applins that lived at the top of the estate. If you are the one I am thinking of you had a brother David. We were the Stevens' girls from Kennedy Path. I think you lived next to the Moore's before they moved away. Pamela and Maureen.
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Derek Applin said...

My name on the blog has been spelt wrong. It is actually spelt with two P's, Derek is also spelt wrong on the blog.I am Derek Applin and I lived at 158 Westcott Cresc. wich was opposite the top of Greatdown Rd.The Aplin's(spelt with one P)Where know relation,they lived at the bottom of Greatdown Rd,next door to my cousins Roy and Dennis Hibbert.
It was good to hear your comment's Ethel and Shaun.were are you living now?

Tommy said...

Sorry Derrek,I will take care of it right away,no harm ment.

Ethel (Stevens) Damian said...

Had to laugh at Tom's comment. Not sure if I was meant to though.
Any way Derek Applin (spelled the right way, I hope!) I contacted you before thinking you might be the same Aplins so sorry I made the same mistake again. Think I chatted to your wife.
I am living in Juneau Alaska, have since 84 and before that Anchorage where we moved from California in 1975.
Right now we are travelling in our motor home and are in Yuma Arizona. Expect to get back to Alaska around 30th March.
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Del said...

Derek, do you have a picture of John Jenkins? I know that he doesn't come on to the site, but he is still a Cuckooite and it would be nice to see a photo' of him. I thought that maybe you had one from your National Service days. Del.

Derek Applin said...

Hi Del. I have a photo of John Jenkins from our national service days.I haven't got a recent one of him though.I did see him last September when he came over to
my place to see Terry Moore as he was staying with us when he was over from New Zealand.I hope to see his sister Joan who lives in Canberra,as we're of to Australia soon to see our son and family.I will email the photo to Tommy there is also another that I found of Tommy Anderson and myself. Tommy lived at 24 Cuckoo Ave,Next door to Terry Moore.I've also sorted one out of Terry.(then & now)

Del said...

Well done Derek. I did have a picture of a gang of us at Ruislip Lido, which included John, but it's long gone in the constant shuffling around new places. Del.

Del said...

Derek, if you do get to see Joan, give her my regards. She was gorgeous but too old for me so I paid my attentions to Sylvia. Eric Knight had the same idea and hit me over the head with a crowbar one day, but neither of us got anywhere with her, so remained friends. Del.

shaun abear said...

hi del iam now living at prestwood
near great missenden bucks,
i will try and attend the next reunion cheers shaun abear

George Sivers said...

It was good to see the snap of Derek and Les Millbank, I too was a friend of both. Les do you remember a trip to the Isle of Wight all four of us - those were the days. Les I do have a picture of you and I together with Pete Brider and Jimmy Healey in 1950.
I now live In Egham Surrey

George Sivers said...

It was good to see the snap of Derek and Les Millbank, I too was a friend of both. Les do you remember a trip to the Isle of Wight all four of us - those were the days. Les I do have a picture of you and I together with Pete Brider and Jimmy Healey in 1950.
I now live In Egham Surrey

Derek Applin said...

Hi Del.We are now out in australia
staying with my son in Sydney.
We have just got back from a trip down the coast road to Melbourne,then on the way back we we drove inland and took in Cambera
We also looked in on Joan Jenkins
(Jex)and her husband Barry.They made us most welcome and we had a good chat about the old days on the cuckoo estate and she remembers you Del and sends her regards.