"Hello Janice, I am sorry to hear about your experience, a group of girls can be very intimidating. Alas, our police are no longer interested in minor crime or for that matter burglary. When I was growing up in Hampton in the forties we had 30 beat…"
I saw a photograph on Facebook the other day of an event in 1940. IT was when Major General Fortune surrendered the 51st Highland Division to Erwin Rommel at St. Valery En Caux France. I was reminded of when I lived in Oldfield Road with my parents. Our local Postman Fred Lee lived opposite us with his mum and dad. Fred worked out of the Sorting Office which was on the corner of Oldfield Road next to the fish and chip shop. Fred went off for his two week annual camp with the T.A. Unfortunately,…See More
Can anybody recommend a plan Drawer for a very small project. We would like to change the glass roof on our conservatory to a tiled roof with Velux windows. I am informed by Richmond Council this does require planning permission. Than you. See More
Ive been tracking a number of stories over the years centred around Hampton Court and airplanes.
Even been diving in the river and metal detecting around the sites that are still accessable to no avail.
Platts Eyot has stories about…"
"Thanks for the update Mary, I've been reading this thread with interest but unfortunately I can't shade any more light on this as it was way before my time.
It seems Bryan hasn't posted on here for over a year, I hope he is still…"
"Good afternoon - Several years after this post, we visited my husbands sister Marion in Lynton, North Devon and we discussed this history. Well if you can believe it, Marion recollected one of the names of the ladies who had rescued my father in law…"
"I worked on Hampton Station from 1948 until 1551. The slow half hourly service (8 and 38 past the hour) was the same, other than we had 'Slam Door Trains'.The Station was fully staffed with porters. Now, until Vince Cable starts shouting…"
"Hi Clive, Thank you for your post. my response to Paul was written just before I went to bed, I think I may have been tired and 'Ratty' I also mistakenly thought Ian's post had been censored. However, now this has all been cleared up.…"
It was posted by accident before I had read it.
You sound a little surprised to have been singled out as a ‘Wealthy‘ Pensioner and politicians grabbing every crumb they can from us. A definition of a ‘Wealthy…"
"I like many others was born in the 1940's, hence a boom baby, we weren't relatively rich at all, we fought to get off the Council estates where most of us lived. I like many others have become property rich money poor. I struggled to get…"
"This week the FT had a very interesting article (free to read limited no of articles but need to sign up) on the relative fortunes of the young and the old. Here is a snippet:
The young and carefree used to have higher living standards than…"