Wednesday, November 30, 2011

More History

ScreenShot002 ?????????

This like the town hall!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Next year the BBC radio archives will be on line!

Cannot wait to listen to OUR victory!

Do not mess with Squirrel’s Family!

 oneBaby pinned down



Mama to the rescue



Baby runs free!


Dog defeated!

Rings a bell!!!!!!!!!!!!!

An elderly couple, Margaret and Bert, moved to Texas ..

Bert always wanted a pair of authentic cowboy boots, so, seeing some on
sale, he bought them and wore them home.

Walking proudly, he sauntered into the kitchen and said to his wife,
"Notice anything different about me?"

Margaret looked him over. "Nope."

Frustrated, Bert stormed off into the bathroom, undressed and walked back
into the kitchen completely naked except for the boots.

Again he asked Margaret, a little louder this time, "Notice anything
different NOW?"

Margaret looked up and said in her best deadpan, "Bert, what's different?
It's hanging down today, it was hanging down yesterday, it'll be hanging
down again tomorrow."


"Nope. Not a clue", she replied.


Without missing a beat, Margaret replied, "Shoulda' bought a hat, Bert.
Shoulda' bought a hat."

Monday, November 28, 2011


A guy is driving around the back woods of
Montana and he sees a sign in front of a
broken down shanty-style house:
'Talking Dog For Sale '..
He rings the bell and the owner appears
and tells him the dog is in the backyard.

The guy goes into the backyard and sees a
nice looking Labrador retriever sitting there.

'You talk?' he asks.

'Yep,' the Lab replies.

After the guy recovers from the shock of
hearing a dog talk, he says 'So, what's your story?'

The Lab looks up and says, 'Well, I discovered that
I could talk when I was pretty young..
I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA.

In no time at all they had me jetting from
country to country, sitting in rooms with
spies and world leaders, because no one
figured a dog would be eavesdropping.'

'I was one of their most valuable spies for
eight years running...

But the jetting around really tired me out,
and I knew I wasn't getting any younger so
I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job
at the airport to do some undercover security,
wandering near suspicious characters and
listening in. I uncovered some incredible
dealings and was awarded a batch of medals.'
'I got married, had a mess of puppies, and
now I'm just retired.'

The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks
the owner what he wants for the dog.

'Ten dollars,' the guy says.

'Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on
earth are you selling him so cheap?'

'Because he's a liar. He's never been out of
the yard'

Sunday, November 27, 2011

For Squiz:

"Circa 1968 : A U-boat from the second world war, raised from the Banter See, above the Groden-Damm"


Wales football manager Gary Speed has died, aged 42

Gary Speed began his playing career at Leeds United after coming through the trainee ranks, and was part of the side that won the last Football League title in 1992, before the introduction of the Premier League. His tally of 85 caps is a record for an outfield player. R.I.P.

Did Ridley Scott see this???

This is a Seehund midget sub being lifted out of somewhere in WHV.(Bantersee)??
Only 138 of these were commisioned into the Kreigsmarine and not until late 1944.
Am still trying to find out if some were scuttled in the Bantersee.
This foto from 1945 onward. I have others showing workmen, they do not look like Royal Navy personnel.
Anyone any info?

Friday, November 25, 2011

More PRS "Prehistory"

Caption translates:

"1948 - Weserstrasse with traffic-sign of the occupation forces"

As "H.M.S. Royal Rupert" is to the right and the "Naval Officer in Charge" is straight ahead (his H.Q. was on the far side of the Kaiser Wilhelm Brücke), the location must be to the west of the junction with Jadestr.

Interestingly, it also gives directions to the "Royal Naval Yacht club (Officers)". . . All play and no work for the occupation forces?
. . . Come to that, what about the "other ranks"? Did they have to make do with rowing boats I wonder?


One for Alex!

Back to pre-school


U-Boats with U-Boat escort ship “Saar”


Thursday, November 24, 2011


Talking of trains.

What is the longest journey you can take on the London Underground Network,on the same line and without changing trains!!!!!!!!

Name of both stations please.

Leave Google alone!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"The Age of the Train"

"Today is the Age of the Train" was a slogan used by the late Jimmy Saville in a series of TV adverts for British Rail in pre-privatisation days.
In Hungary "the age of the train" is (in a different sense) 65,  on reaching this age, travel on the national railway network is free for all E.U. citizens (visitors as well as residents). Having passed this chronological milestone a couple of months ago, I thought I'd give it a try.
After one of the driest, hottest summers on record, It was on a distinctly cool, damp and dull morning that I travelled to Fonyód railway station and asked for a ticket to Budapest muttering the magic incantation "Hatvanöt éven felüli E.U. állampolgár vagyok" (I am an EU citizen over 65 years old). After glancing at my passport, I was issued a standard 2nd class ticket, price 0 forint.
3 hours later (Hungarian Railways are not the world's fastest) I arrived at Déli station in Buda and headed for the Metro station (Bus, tram, trolleybus and underground etc travel throughout the Capital is also free for E.U. citizens over 65 - you don't even need a ticket, you just show your passport if challenged at one of the (frequent) spot-checks).

Arriving at Kossuth Tér, I decided to re-visit the parliament building. Some years ago I went on one of the guided tours that they do, in various languages - it cost £4 then (free for Hungarians), It's now £7.50, but free for E.U. citizens (of any age). The inside of the building is really stupendous and makes up for the endless queueing and the inevitable security checks.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Which island is divided between Germany and Poland


A gas station owner near Camden, Alabama was trying to increase his sales. So he put up a sign that read

“Free Sex with Fill-Up."
Soon a local redneck pulled in, filled his tank and asked for his free sex.
The owner told him to pick a number from 1 to 10. If he guessed correctly, he would get his free sex.
The redneck guessed 8, and the proprietor said, "You were close! The number was 7.
Sorry. No sex this time."
A week later, the same redneck, along with his brother, Bubba, pulled in for another fill-up.
Again he asked for his free sex.
The proprietor again gave him the same story, and asked him to guess the correct number.
The redneck guessed 2 this time.
The proprietor said, "Sorry, it was 3. You were close, but NO free sex this time."
As they were driving away, the redneck said to his brother, "I think that game is RIGGED, and he doesn't really give away FREE Sex."

Bubba replied, "No it ain't, Billy Ray. It ain't rigged. My WIFE won twice last week."












Sunday, November 20, 2011

One for the “girls”

How many of you had one of these then ? 1958!



Howe and Drake ....................Summer 1947
Drake and Collingwood ..........Autumn 1947

Cannot see your Blog of 17 hours ago "Centre Page" although it is listed, have you deleted it?

Friday, November 18, 2011

This been around for a while, like me! But I like it!!

  Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me for the path is narrow. In fact, just piss off and leave me alone.
  Sex is like air. It's not that important unless you aren't getting any.
  No one is listening until you pass wind.
  Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone else.
  Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
  If you think nobody cares whether you're alive or dead, try missing a couple of mortgage payments.
  Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
  If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
  Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably well worth it.

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
Some days you are the dog,  some days you are the tree.
Don't worry; it only seems kinky the first time.
Good judgment comes from bad experience ... and most of that comes from bad judgment.
A closed mouth gathers no foot.
There are two excellent theories for arguing with women. Neither one works.
Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
We are born naked, wet and hungry, and get slapped on our arse - then things just keep getting worse.
Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

The Causeway

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

g'morning, Birthday Girl!...

...have a simply fabby day, Carol!...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Old views for anyone interested in Stationsgebaude, etc.

Stationsgebaude in 1906

You know where in 1906

Friday, November 11, 2011

Where you been!!!!!!

Sorry have been absent from “parade” for a while. Had a bit of “trouble! but fine now and will be down “sarf” this week-end with a visit to the “smoke” on Monday.

Came across this earlier


          A Petty Officer prisoner stated that considerable damage was done by air raids to residential areas, four rows of houses being completely wrecked in one district.The Wilhelmshaven Post Office was said to have been destroyed during a mass attack.    

        Other prisoners admitted that half of the Tausend  Mann barracks had been wrecked.

            U-Boat personnel was housed, according to prisoners, in the old Stationsgebäude; it was not known whether this was a temporary or a permanent arrangement.     

Anyone locate the  underlined places for me.


Squirrel, about to hibernate as temperature is down to 65!



Today I witnessed a wonderful sight

Whilst shopping in Dorchester this morning I witnessed the power of people.......everyone stopping whatever they were doing at 11, 11.11.11 - some mid step, it was very emotional , absolutely everything went eerily quiet - the seagulls squawking was the only sound. It stayed like that for the whole two minutes and then everyone carried on as normal. I was looking out of the shop door so it was like watching outside on a screen... and someone had pressed the pause button.

Friday, November 04, 2011

A fine body of............

Have managed to find and scan this copy of a photo sent to me a few years' ago by one Emilio McMahon. Keith Edwards is on the back row, forth from the left behind Mike Beams.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Best wishes John

Give the tea a miss and have a couple of these!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Happy Birthday Yorkie

Another Drake lad is celebrating his birthday on Thursday.
Wishing you a Happy Birthday John.
Cheers. Eileen.

Could not resist it

They were celebrating some anniversary on BBC re early Children's programmes and showed bit of Muffin the mule - so while feeling nostalgic I viewed a bit on YouTube and came upon this - might have posted it before - but it is so catchy - and better than Nancy 2 left feet could do on Strictly...

time to chill out... might well still be only the 2nd this side of the dividing line but on t'other side of the globe 'tis already the 3rd...and this means...
...HAPPY BIRTHDAY... that "cute Drake boy"!...

Tuesday, November 01, 2011


Am I stranded on another planet, or has everyone gone on vacation at the same time? Please come back, I won't do it again (whatever it was), I miss you all!!