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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:28 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

"Everybody wants to get in on the act!"

Oh Jack, you wouldn't have it any other way!!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Charlotte,I met my wife to be  Glenys one lovely early summer night at the Pat Collins Fairground,how romantic can you get. We chatted beside the juke box and discovered a mutual liking for the music of Fred Astaire,Bing Crosby,Dick Haymes etc.  Artists you won't have heard of no doubt. We could listen for free the records played from the roundabout. The rest is history! TTFN Jack.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can one of you kids please tell me where the Miami Coffee Bar was located?  Was it as exotic as it's name implies? TTFN Jack.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I recall, it was on Abergele Road but I may be wrong, I'm sure someone with a better memory than mine will correct me and, no, it wasn't particularly exotic, well, no more so than any other cafe of its day but it was a place to hang out (in a manner of speaking).
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Miami Reply with quote

Miami was in the main High St of the Bay nearly opposite the CB Theatre which was on the other side of the road. It was also about 100 yards down the road from Sinbad's another coffee bar. Sinbads was on the corner of the road where the dance hall was. Last time we were back the Miami was a Hoover repair and sales shop and Sinbad's had become Blod's Cafe. Sinbad's was infamous for the cellar down below in the dark depths. Got thrown out of Miami by the then boss man for holding hands with my now wife of 43 years! How times have changed...I think the boss man must have had a bad day because he sort of apologised later and showed us back in. In one of the WC galleries there is a pic of Dave Parkes son of Lil Parkes who owned Wavecrest feeding the juke box in the Miami. Found Dave a while back but failed to get him along to a reunion. Was in the RAF.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks,young 'uns for the information regarding that den of iniquity the Miami. Holding hands in dark cellars indeed,I'm glad I never knew it! In my day the cafe on the corner was a pawn shop,no not a porn shop! It had the traditional three balls hanging above the door. At the other end of the block opposite St.Pauls Church was Zan a large hardware shop. The last letter in the alphabet the first and the middle letter geddit? Welsh humour you see! Our hangout was the famous Adney's Snack Bar in Seaview Road. They had good lines in beans on toast and hotdogs. The Dingle Cafe was just starting to operate. Then there was the cafe in the Park. Alan will confirm that we 16 year olds never visited pubs. Well a couple of brave souls used to go to Rhyl on Saturday nights for a sly drink. Just remembered Fortes Milk Bar in Conway Road,great ice cream. A rather low brow milk bar was the National near the Railway Station. Happy days,TTFN Jack.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meant to ask who,what,where was Wavecrest? Jack.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:42 pm    Post subject: Wavecrest Reply with quote

This was a boarding house about half mile from the college. It was owned and run by Lil Parkes and you can see her and some of the boarders in the WC galleries. I knew her son Dave a mate of mine. Others who were at the WC a lot earlier remember him as a todler. Retired from RAF now I believe. Are you watching Dave? Reunion 2013 soon..!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:10 am    Post subject: colwyn bay Reply with quote

tee hee Razz memories.........
The miami was very small n owned by Mr Fielden with a moustache, son Tony in my class at school...good meeting place.and a bit of an innovation when it opened..
He always had his special favourites of the girls that he invited to work there...you NEVER asked !!!!!he also had the kiosk on the prom near entrance to Dingle.
Sinbads opened later and I worked there!!!even popping down at lunch times to fit in a quick hour for 2/6d!!!!!
I also worked at the park cafe from age 15!!! loved it great fun!!!!!used to work in the little sweet kiosk then waiting on !!!!
National Milk bar by the station   yeah!!!!!!!on  the corner.
NOW WAVECREST!!!!!!in lawson road at top end of col bay en route for wireless college...i lived almost opposite but down a couple in lawson villa, great spying on lads from behind the net curtains!!!!there was also a house round the corner in Belgrave Road on way to chippie!!!!
Mo was one of the girls who worked there.
Yes I remember the amusement park down by the tunnel to the beach!!!!or was that the fair?? there was an amusement arcade down station road too on the left past smiths.
Crikey of course I remember Bing Crosy and Rosemary Clooney white christmas and Fred Astaire and ginger rogers..........I think I'm them at dance class Very Happy
such simple pleasures  like those afforded by the shelters on the prom !!!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh how the tone of the Forum has been lowered. Mixed couples holding hands in public,a girl who admits working in the National Milk Bar! Oh the shame of it. Thank the Lord Alan and I went to the College before these scenes of depravity! Yes the Pat Collins Site opposite the Tunnel to the Pier was a fairground. A big roundabout,bumpercars a little open shed of 'roll your pennies down the chute' a juke box,etc and later a miniature railway for carrying little kids. TTFN Jack.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dahdedah terrible things happening in doggy world , dog thieves struck locally, 2 springer/cocker crosses taken from kennels in garden.....2 taken 6 left!!!.'Travelled' 6 miles and one got himself free and located his shooting ground not too far away, the pretty little bitch still missing Sad so have been out and about putting Dog Lost posters around. By chance I know owners son.......
Have been asked to contribute to VioVet's Pet Fest in next village, yet to find what we have to do......
My cousin from Old Colwyn rang, she said mobile phones taking a while to catch on up there!!!!!!so MORSE STILL QUITE HANDY I SHOULD IMAGINE...I dont think Ive spoken to her since 1997...letters yes, her husband's a postie but the phone........ Sad finger must have got stuck in the dial!!!!
We also went to dances at the co-op hall just at the top of the road that went down by the Royal before it became sea view road........about 1963 some religious faction invaded and wanted us to participate in a total immersion expeirence...up til then we'd just had a bath on a sunday night!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:37 pm    Post subject: Thieves about Reply with quote

I know what you mean. We had a case last week of a long wheel base green van following a young girl and her friend out walking her dog. Guy jumped out and tried to wrench the dog away from her. Police have been informed and we have spread the details over Face book.

Down here we have been searching for Woody a Rotti X who went missing weeks ago ..but his owners refuses to give up. We are hopeful that someone has taken him in. Woody is on Dog Lost. Been various sightings but no luck so far catching up with him.

Also have been warned of people looking for bait dogs. Seems they are entering your property on pretense of delivering leaflets or such like and then sticking up coloured markers if the house has dogs and what size they are. So if you see any coloured stickers remove and report to Police.

Our first show of the year coming up in aid of Helen Douglas House - Pooches in the park. But I will be in Llandudno so just have to prepare everything. Our club will be out in force.

I was trying to remember ...did we have two or three roll top baths in the WC basement? How many were caught out by someone suddenly opening the windows revealing all the the outside world? Bet those baths are still down there under the car park somewhere?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[b]How dare you Sir? Of course Miss Honeychurch has no knowledge of the College underground bathroom.   Er,she hasn't has she? TTFN Jack.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enough of this scurrilous rumour and innuendo, back to the subject of missing dogs.

The local news this evening carried an item regarding an upsurge of lost, stolen or otherwise missing dogs in Bristol and surrounding areas, one victim had three dogs taken from HER HOME!

After a Facebook and Twitter campaign, all three were recovered from different parts of the country, all three were in an emaciated condition but were safely returned to their owner.

There are some vile people out there.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

um frequently made mistake but no e in the middle of honychurch!
2 cockers nicked here but got back within the week...lots of bait dog situations and staffies found with throats slit for the blood for the fighting dogs to get taste of.
I didnt know abt the leaflet postering thing thanks will warn dog lost co-ord in this area.
Its dog theft week from 14-21st sponsored by dog lost and viovet...see poster ad on dog lost.
ON A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SUBJECT. I AM A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS...no not that dress distess   sorry!!! well you're all men of the world you may be able to advise me and its nothing to do with the roll top baths at the wc although being so close, had I known about them I wouild have been round the corner for an eyefull!!!!
PROBLEM
Ive had a domestic oil leak, unfortunatley the oil line went under conservatory and took a week to be repaired, well replaced but the oil fumes have made me feel really ill and dizzy, headaches etc. Have jsut read up about these and they are harmeful, raising blood pressure etc which i have anyway(too much excitement coming on here) but has anyone any idea about the toxicity and measurement of this within the home as it seems that to be completely rid of it the tiles in the conservatory and concrete below will need to be dug up......????
Thanks in advance for any bright sparks responses... er h'rrrm sorry about that.........x
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charlotte, don't panic, yes, oil fumes are NOT good for you (but they're not terribly toxic unless you spend a lot of time immersed in them),  two tips which MAY help:

1. Keep the house as well ventilated as climate will allow (that will help disperse any lingering fumes - OBVIOUSLY).

2. In any rooms where the smell lingers (including the conservatory) peel an ONION, cut it in half crosswise and put one half either end of the room in a saucer of water.

I have used this on many occasions after gloss painting (most gloss paint is oil based) and it absorbs the fumes remarkably quickly.

Of course, once you are rid of the fumes, discard the onions, don't cook them or you risk releasing the fumes again. (DOH!!)


This MAY work for your situation or it may not, nevertheless, it is a cheap and environmentally friendly option, so it's worth trying
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Miss Honeychurch for the extra 'e' But as they say 'A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.' No doubt our mentor Don will correct me on that saying!! Well I never thought we would get D.I.Y. ecological tips on this Forum.  I used to live next door to an oil refinery and served on oil tankers. Therefore I lived with the sweet scent of oil for years. It didn't affect my brain. O.K. I heard that.Who said that?  TTFNJack.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:24 pm    Post subject: Well Well Reply with quote

...cant believe no one has said 'oil have to think about that! How do you like them onions? ..OK - so it didn't a'peel to you.

You might be able to get advice from your buildings insurance company as it's in their interest to sort it out quickly to prevent further cost to them should you claim for the works.

The college basement did not run to curtains back then - just frosted glass. As the main window 'looked out' onto the road it was far from private!

From speaking to local police seems the leaf letting story is a hoax - sorry. However, the case of the teenage girl who's dog they tried to take (just a mile from me) is being taken very seriously as they are not sure if it was the dog or the girl they were after.

Crufts live on U-Tube = http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialCrufts
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't believe it!!! While Alan's away the cats will play or is it dogs in this case. Sorry Dah,still not good enough for the Master Punsters's Society. Not a TOTAL loss,but CASTER an eye on these! Any brickbats coming my way I'll DUCKHAM and SHELL out any cash due. I think they make the GRADE. TTFN Jack.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, for the third and last time will I correct the phraseology, here it is from the Bard himself:-

"JULIET:

     'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
     Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
     What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
     Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
     Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
     What's in a name? that which we call a rose
     By any other name would smell as swee
t;

     So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
     Retain that dear perfection which he owes
     Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
     And for that name which is no part of thee
     Take all myself."

I shall not dwell on this more!!

P.S. how can you NOT love such eloquence! (Not mine, Will's)



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