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keyholekate
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Postby keyholekate » Wed 04 Aug, 2010 1:05 pm

The gong
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Postby keyholekate » Wed 04 Aug, 2010 1:07 pm

The grand clock
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Postby keyholekate » Wed 04 Aug, 2010 1:13 pm

Silverdale years ago
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Cardiarms
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Postby Cardiarms » Wed 04 Aug, 2010 1:19 pm

Keith Waterhouse includes and account of a visit in his book City Lights.

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Postby keyholekate » Wed 04 Aug, 2010 1:25 pm

Cardiarms wrote:
Keith Waterhouse includes and account of a visit in his book City Lights.


I have read that book Cardi. . .he was one of the ones that hated it.I think he was right when he said that what you never had you never missed and the homesickness was bad if thats the kind of kid you were.Theres no place like home when you are little.He wanted to be over the bay at the fairground instead of stuck at Silverdale with a goat lol
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Postby Cardiarms » Wed 04 Aug, 2010 1:37 pm

He does say that it was one of those places where he realised he wasn't a 'countryside' person and his preference was pavement, building and the bovril sign outside the market.
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Postby keyholekate » Wed 04 Aug, 2010 1:45 pm

I love that book. .I must dig it out and read it again.I like the bit where he had cheeked the new neighbour off and so she wouldnt recognise him he pretended to have goofy teeth!
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Postby tinks » Wed 04 Aug, 2010 4:38 pm

That was a lovely bit of senitmentality, I only wish my stay in the late 80's had been quite as nice! As there is another thread dedicated to this subject on here, I wont repeat the memories I have from Silverdale, only to say that the staff were obviously much nicer than the ones we had. Good old 'Matron' and her force feeding of the liver, rhubarb etc to us all!!!

I understand the EasyJet comment, given the most exotic holiday I ever had as a kid was to Primrose Valley in a caravan!!

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Postby Leodian » Wed 04 Aug, 2010 11:41 pm

I went to Silverdale but unfortunately I don't recall anything now other than I did go there. It would have been in the early 1950's. If I ever live to be a 100 and someone comes to ask me what I remember of things in the old days I am going to be useless! Regular Smiley
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Postby dogduke » Thu 05 Aug, 2010 12:18 am

Leodian wrote:
I went to Silverdale but unfortunately I don't recall anything now other than I did go there. It would have been in the early 1950's. If I ever live to be a 100 and someone comes to ask me what I remember of things in the old days I am going to be useless! Regular Smiley


Most peoplewith memory probs can't remember what they did
2minutes ago but can easily recall 50 odd years in the past.

I think you are safe for the time being !
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