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Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Fw: April Chat Room

 
 
 

45 comments:

Eff said...

Made the flight reservations for George and I this morning, so see you all at the reunion in Sept. with bells (or NBK's) on.

Del said...

Eff, looking forward to meeting up at last, cheers, Del.

Val B said...

Glad you can make it Eff. Look forward to meeting again.

Del. said...

Looking forward to meeting you as well, ValB. My postie has been complaining about the amount of fan mail that he's had to deliver, two letters have flooded in over the last three months, so I may need to show you how to forge my autograph if this trend continues. I"m thinking of ordering a cardboard suit for the reunion, they're so mush easier for the fans to tear off, not to mention, cheaper. Del

Val B said...

OK Del, I will try to take my fan club duties more seriously now. The public appear to be getting out of hand so I will find ways to preserve your privacy a little more.

Del said...

I just knew that I could count on your support, Val B. Only this morning I was accosted on my doorstep by a wanton young thing, she couldn't have been a day over sixty. Turned out that she was raising funds to build a water mill in the Sahara. Okay, I'll confess that I was taken in by her fluttering eyelashes, one of which fluttered onto the lawn and was instantly eaten by Oscar, and donated a packet of washers and a tube of instant 'Stop a Leak,' paste which I'd purchased to preserve the water in the bird bath and then discovered that Oscar was drinking it dry. Del

Anonymous said...

Where ar the majority of you guys staying during the reunion, I mean at what hotel? I know most of you still have relatives in the area, but would like to get the input from the ones that have to travel a ways, and would need a couple of nights at a hotel. I went on line this morning and it seems like every thing around Greenford/Perivale is booked for Sept. 25-27. Are any of you having the same bad luck as me??
Eff

Del said...

Effo, the lovely Charlotte and I have booked into the Premier Inn at Greenford. It's right opposite Hoovers, so just up the road from the Horsenden Community Center. You can phone them on, 08701 977119, or fax them on 0208 6012496. You can check out their HQ at www.whitbread.co.uk. Hope this helps, Del.

tags said...

There's a pub/hotel opposite Northolt tube Station too, I think it begins with M.? I think some folk may be staying there.
Also an Hotel near Hanger Lane.
Hopefully some others may have some more suggestions too.

Lynn said...

Hi Eff, we are staying at the Bridge Hotel, one of the web sites I looked at for them said that they were booked for that night, but when I rang to speak to them direct they had space. That was a copuple of weeks ago though. Looking forward to seeing you again. Take care lynn Smith/Flo Boyce (Shelvey).

Ethel (Stevens) Damian said...

Well the Bridge did have a couple of executive rooms available but after receiving Del and Tom's msg about the Premier Inn, I went on site and made the rsv for Geo and I and also Dawn and Doug there. Maybe we can all drop by Hoover's for a dance for old times sake!!!!
Looking so forward to seeing you all and having a good 'Knee's up'
Eff

tags said...

Hey all ye East Anglian Cuckooites!!

The Queen will be in Bury St.Edmunds tomorrow for Maundy Thursday,... and on Easter Monday the BBC has a special on East Bergholt and the surrounding John Constable countryside.

JohnB said...

Maybe she'll pop into BuyRites for a cuppa.

jim davis said...

A friend asked me once if I wanted to go with him to Bury St Edmonds? I replied -------------------

jim davis said...

Come on can't you take a guess at what I said?. Also George Key has gone missing again has anyone seen him?

Del said...

Jim, I reckon that you probably said, "Bury St'Edmunds? I didn't even know he'd passed away. Del

jim davis said...

Yep! the old ones still turn up from time to time Del.

georgek said...

Hi just got back from france,catching up on all the comments.Let me say that Bury St Edmunds is a very nice place,the Cathedral Abbey gardens are well worth a visit.There are certain people in this country that are trying to make St Edmunds the patron saint of England,it just would,nt sound the same,England and St Edmund,no no no it has to be England and St George.Being an East Anglian Cuckooite I did not have to go to Bury St Edmunds to see the Queen,as I stood in the pouring rain in Regents St on the 2nd of June 1953,Coronation day,I was in the RAF and we were volunteered!!! to line the route,front row,behind us stood the Royal Marines and behind them stood the Army doing crowd control,although some of the crowd managed to push forward pass the other two lines and put sweets in our hands,we were standing "At Ease"rifles on the ground.At a time, which I cannot remember, our C.O. who was standing on the opposite side of the road gave us the order to ROYAL SALUTE,PRESENT ARMS.which we did, as we were well diciplined,now, we were standing on the bend in Regents St and around that bend came NOT THE QUEEN IN HER COACH,BUT A ROAD SWEEPER,who, seeing us with presenting rifles donned his cap and shouted thannnk you.there were some red faces that day.How many Cuckooites were there on that day?.We stood there from 7.30am till 4.30 pm,I also had to do the same thing in Cardiff, when I was posted to St Athens.By the way, I enjoyed my stay in France

jim davis said...

Welcome back George I was there in the crowd. At school just a few kids were picked by a raffle to go, all expenses was paid by the Government. I am not sure if I won, or whether it was a booby prize. I still have the two coronation books given to me, also a small ingraved leather stud box. I wonder why I kept them all these years?

tags said...

I had a stall in an indoor market in Bury-St.Edmunds once. I sold antiques and stuff that I had aquired from fighting off gangs of blue and pink rinse ladies at various Suffolk village Church jumble sales.
I still have the bruised ribs to prove it.

JohnB said...

There is a St.Edmund's Church that dates from Norman times in the village of Hargrave Suffolk, which is about 7 miles southwest of Bury St.Edmunds.

And guess what?
They are having a Jumble Sale in the village hall on the 18th April 2009 at 2.00pm.

I'm not sure if that it is of any interest to all you East Anglian Cuckooites.

Also the BBC has a special on Dedham Vale and Willy Lot's cottage today.

tags said...

I still have my Coronation book from school.
As I remember the junior kids got a Coronation propelling pencil but the senior school kids got the cufflink box.

georgek said...

I got square bashing,with Flight Sergeant Perry,who kept saying to me Airman "am I hurting you"no Flight Sergeant says I,coming around to the front with his dripping nose touching mine he says "I should be, Im standing on your rotten hair"GET IT CUT YOU HORRIBLE LITTLE MAN.And I signed on for 4years.

Del. said...

I had a 'phone call, this afternoon, from someone telling me that he had important information with regard to any possible claim for compensation. I explained that I'd just tripped over the dog, on my way to answer his call and, as Oscar isn't about to cough up any shekels, could I have the chaps name and address to pass on to my legal representative, who would shortly be in touch, as soon as he was released from the Scrubs. Well, it livens up a fairly dull afternoon. Del.

yvonneh said...

As I have had no response on thought for the day I will try the chat room. Does anyone know a Pete Garrod from 18 Laurie Road, he lived on the corner. Went to the infants ,Juniors and Senior Cuckoo schools. He also lived there with his wife who came from Southall. They do not have a computer and didnt know about our site. They now live in Horsham Sussex. Believe it or not we were both waiting for our husbands in the xray department in Crawley hospital and got talking, Us cuckooites are everywhere.

Tommy said...

Yvonne,if any one would know them it would be John Corsham he and Eric his twin brother lived on Laurie Road,are you out there John maybe you can help Yvonne.

jim davis said...

If anyone is interested. I went to The Dominion Tottenham Court Road on Wednesday to see the show (We Will Rock You) I thought it was going to be all about Queen and Feddie Mercury but it wasn't. It is a musical about the future, when live music and musical instruments are banned. Yet all of the music is Queen's, and all the singers had that WOW! factor. If you like the music of Queen go to see it you will not be dissapointed, and I would guess at least 20 of their hits is in the show.

Lynn Smith said...

Announcement - her majesty queen Flossie PomPom of Cuckoo Avenue ( now Colchester) is 77 today. She always did think she was the queen!!! Off to a carvery meal at lunchtime with Sue and some of her brood.

george&Joan said...

Happy birthday Queen Flossy of Colchester from your East Anglian subjects,may you reign forever.

JohnB said...

Hear, hear!
Hip,Hip Hoorah!
Happy Birthday Your Majesty!

Flo Boyce (Shelvey) said...

Thank you you saucy pair! from the queen of Colchester. Now the weather is getting better maybe we should have another East Anglian meet up, what say you subjects?? Carvery at the Toby, Stanway is worth recommending, £5 during the day.

Grace said...

JIM Davis i made a [cockup] wrote about the Dominion on the wrong site ,its on Thought for the day.

Tommy said...

My dear Flossie,our majesty have a wonderful 77th year and we hope you have many more to share with us .A reunion would not be the same without you and your family.
Looking forwards to seeing you all again come September and you have to save me a dance.
Tommy

jim davis said...

That's Ok Grace I answered it there, no big deal.

Flo Boyce ( Shelvey) said...

Thank you Tommy, looking forward to the reunion and I will certainly save you a dance. Lynn bullies me to dance at the jazz club every Sunday, so I am getting fitter and more able to last the dances out now.

georgek said...

Dear Maam.
May we request,and we beg your indulgence, if you would kindly let us know when the Toby at Stanway is to be graced with your presence.
Your subjects Joan and George from Haverhill would love to join you there.
I am afraid,our days are limited owing to our commitments of delivering Meals on Wheels to your majesty,s subjects,but are free on any Friday or Saturday and of course Sundays. Im sure you would not mind any Cuckooite who is in the vicinity of Stanway to join us.

I remain MAAM,your obedient servent,
George of Haverhill

Phil Sim said...

All the coments about the shops,
does any body remember Pete's Cafe.I used to hang out there a lot
the Mighty Chang,a bauld headed guy with sun glasses on(didn't matter if it was raining)
sat there reading his paper.He drove a red Thunderbird ,used to be parked outside, was a wrestler
bit of a celeb he thought, but Pete had all the crumpet hanging around him.
I don't know if any one remembers Mr/Mrs Owen's daughter and son Melvin,he was sweet
on my missus when she was single,he is now a millionair,so is his sister,they own a farm
in High Wycombe so i've been told.Thought i'd let you know that.My poor missus,
never mind girl you win some you lose some.

regards Phil

Phil Sim said...

As i have now been on the cuckooites site for at least two days,may i introduce myself properly.my name is Phil Sim am also known as Simo i was born at 93 Beresford Ave 9/10/41 my mum and dad moved out from Fulham were my mum was youngest of 12 my dad came from chelsea hence iam a big chelsea fan.i went to all the cuckoo schools from babe to big boy at 15 i left and at sanderson wallpapers then on to making fireplaces with Ken Bunting down
the boston rd after a little stint at millets west ealing were my brother Don was manager i joind the GPO as it was then and worked in a gang with Ken Buckland we moved from Beresford to Gifford in 1956 my dear old dad died in 1966 the year before i got to a girl from adelaide rd west ealing called Val Sibley no relation to Pat.We stayed in the masionette until 1969 when we moved to Reading we bought a 4 bedroom hse for £5,675 couldn't afford the same house in rislip at £13,450 so off we went.We got two kids Kay 38and Paul 36 and one grandson Josef
who is 14 he's Kay's None of them married,still costing me money,who cares they never asked to come here.I play golf 2/3 times a week got a handicap of 9 used to be 5 for many years and 6 for 12 years.I'm a member of Goring&Streatley G.C thats how i came to find the CUCKOOITES i was looking at Brent Valley GC were i also paddled in the Brent to get the golf balls when we were kids.So there we are thats about me i hope it hasn't bored you to much,there's lots i remember but for anather time.by for now Phil

tags said...

Welcome to the site Phil, your recent comments have been enjoyable, please tell more Cuckooites that you know about us.

Adam said...

As I have had no response on thought for the day I will try the chat room. Does anyone know a Pete Garrod from 18 Laurie Road, he lived on the corner. Went to the infants ,Juniors and Senior Cuckoo schools. He also lived there with his wife who came from Southall. They do not have a computer and didnt know about our site. They now live in Horsham Sussex. Believe it or not we were both waiting for our husbands in the xray department in Crawley hospital and got talking, Us cuckooites are everywhere.

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