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  1. Thread: VE DAY

    by RonnieW
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    Yes, hats off to all those who fought fascism...

    Yes, hats off to all those who fought fascism between 1936 and 1945 especially the anti-fascist resistance fighters from Spain, Italy and Germany who had to put up with it first hand and the millions...
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    That was Colliers. And a few doors away was L&C...

    That was Colliers. And a few doors away was L&C Weatherwear, which was vacated in about 1974 when it moved to St Johns Precinct. I remember this as my mum was the manager there. I worked not far away...
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    Passed the Gardners Arms on Edge Land Drive...

    Passed the Gardners Arms on Edge Land Drive yesterday and notice it has closed.
  4. Thread: Noel Chavasse

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    I've seen his grave in Belgium. A fine man from a...

    I've seen his grave in Belgium. A fine man from a fine family.
  5. Thread: Big Flame.

    by RonnieW
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    Ken Loach will be speaking at a meeting in...

    Ken Loach will be speaking at a meeting in Liverpool on Thursday Feb 10. The Blue Room in Duke Street.
  6. Thread: Big Flame.

    by RonnieW
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    Big Flame.

    Real Scouse accents! None of that "On de bush lad! Goin' Old Shwan lad!" stuff you hear these days.


    http://www.solfed.org.uk/?q=the-big-flame-1969-dockers-class-war-and-workers-self-management
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    The Orange Association was formed in Exeter...

    The Orange Association was formed in Exeter Cathedral in 1688, but you're quite right is saying the Orange Order (as we know it today) was founded after the Battle of the Diamond.
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    I'm a Protestant (Independent Baptist) as are my...

    I'm a Protestant (Independent Baptist) as are my wife and both children. The Orange Order has nothing at all to do with my heritage either as a Protestant or as a British person. I've never...
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    Had a pint or two in there in the 70s when my...

    Had a pint or two in there in the 70s when my grandad lived in Nuttall Street. I always preferred 'The Widows' (or 'The Dundreary' as it was officially known) a few yards along Wavertree Road.
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    Good work mate!

    Good work mate!
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    Nice one Dazza! I've read 'Rights of Man' and...

    Nice one Dazza! I've read 'Rights of Man' and 'Common Sense'. Thomas Paine was a man ahead of his time.
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    Calvary Independent Baptist Church, Dovecot,...

    Calvary Independent Baptist Church, Dovecot, because that's where I met my missus!
  13. Raally? Well I never! Who would have thought he...

    Raally? Well I never! Who would have thought he would have done that? I suppose someone will tell me that Voltaire had shares in a slave ship soon! I bet I'll find out the ME-109 had parts made by DH...
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  15. Earle, Seel, Tarleton. Pay no attention to racist...

    Earle, Seel, Tarleton. Pay no attention to racist types who would, given another couple of generations, find no fault with anything the likes of Hitler, Himmler, Franco or Mussolini ever got around...
  16. A couple of dodgy slave owners on there Kev!...

    A couple of dodgy slave owners on there Kev! Interesting stuff.
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    Thanks Ged! As I recall, it was a good bit...

    Thanks Ged! As I recall, it was a good bit cleaner and tidier than The Derby Arms.
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    I remember the Owen Owen warehouse very well. My...

    I remember the Owen Owen warehouse very well. My mate worked there. On the right, just out of shot, was a small upholstery shop and next to that was a Higson's pub. I can't remember the name just...
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    The old 'Round House' gone! I didn't live too far...

    The old 'Round House' gone! I didn't live too far from there years ago.
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    Carry on! Perhaps by not voting for one of the...

    Carry on! Perhaps by not voting for one of the big three parties, you aren't responsible for bombing Iraqi civillians, closing hospitals and schools or electing a mob of self-interested spivs who...
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    That's probably an AEC Regent or a Leyland Titan...

    That's probably an AEC Regent or a Leyland Titan bus going up the road there. I saw Swiss Family Robinson when it was showing at the Odeon. My dad worked part-time in the Legs of Man, The Lord Warden...
  22. Thread: Liverpool Pals

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    My mate's son Raymond Waring was in that...

    My mate's son Raymond Waring was in that documentary Spike. I'd say it's one of the best things I've ever seen on the First World War.
  23. Thread: Ships, & Suez!

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    I've sent it along Norm. As I said, it's more...

    I've sent it along Norm. As I said, it's more about the political background at the time rather than the servicemen who were involved in the operation. The hand of the US and USSR can be seen very...
  24. Thread: Ships, & Suez!

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    My daughter had to write a piece on The Suez...

    My daughter had to write a piece on The Suez Crisis for her history course. It's about the international political background. If anyone would like to read it, send me a PM with your E-mail address...
  25. Thread: Liverpool Pals

    by RonnieW
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    I'd just like to say what a mate Spike is for...

    I'd just like to say what a mate Spike is for finding things out about my family which I never knew. Where they lived etc. Thanks Spike!
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