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Recent content by Richard Shephard

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    National Service

    hello Paul .I was always getting into trouble.remember one morning waking up with a Cypriot Lance jack balling down my ear i sat and gave him punch. it didn't take long to be marched to hq they seven detension.it must ofdone some good he never bawled down my ear again. Cheers mate
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    National Service

    Hi Alberta i remember whenever i had a 36 or 48 hour pass i used to get a lift off a driver who used deliver the sauces from HP every Friday. and he once asked if i could drive a truck.once or twice i drove his truck for him to Birmingham and he would get some sleep. Regards Richard
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    National Service

    Hiya Paul thanks commenting on my thread i really enjoyed my last few weeks up in Cumberland on the first aid and stretcher course.anyway got me away from doing all them chores at my last camp and a earlier demob by six weeks Richard
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    National Service

    Hi Eddie can't remember how long my interview was but nothing was mentioned which army service i be in only ffound out when i arrived at the training camp Regards Richard
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    National Service

    Eddie i remember when i got demobed iwas sent to some barracks in Cumberland on a first aid and stretcher course can't remember the name the place, but i did get demobed six weeks before my n/s time.which i thought was great
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    National Service

    Hi Eddie i don't think anyone had a chose i wanted to into the Signals but went in the RASC regards richard
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    National Service

    Hi Dennis you mentioning Palestine 1945/48 my uncle got killed in Palestine between 1945/48 his name was Jim Clarke Iwent to Arboretium found Jims name on one of the memorial walls. all the best .Richard
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    Ansells Brewery

    Hi Astonion. I worked for Ansells in Park lane in the late 50/s as a drayman.i remember seeing the men in the brown coats and cloggs who worked as coopers and barrel fillers<br>the Brewery just finished using the horse and carts when i started their.a great&nbsp; place&nbsp;to work in them...
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    Ansells Brewery

    Hi Astonion. I worked for Ansells in the late 50/s as a drayman.i remember seeing the men in the brown coats and cloggs who worked as coopers and barrel fillers the Brewery just finished using the horse and carts when i started their.a great place to work in them times good blokes who worked...
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    Birmingham Nightclubs of the Past - Memories

    Anyone remember the night in Newtown Row by the Hippodrome i think it was called the Black Cat
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    Kingstanding

    HI Dave great ride round Kingstanding.I used to live off there in Streatham Grove off Harringgay Road haven't been to that area for years. Regards.Richard
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    Who remembers their dad mending their shoes

    I am now 76yrs of age but i remember when i used to mend my kids shoes. i got old innertubes or old tyres and cut them into shape and tack them onto the soals.MYy often remind me of them days. regards. Richard
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    rowlands bakery ownership

    Hi Sunshine I remember Rowlands Bakery very well they used to have a place at the top end of&nbsp; John St in Aston.I used live in that street when i was a kid.I don't if i should tell you this but we to jump on to back of the horse and <br>and pinch the bread&nbsp; when they were returning to...
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    rowlands bakery ownership

    Hi Sunshine I remember Rowlands Bakery very well they used to have a place at the top end of John St by Aston Rd I used live in that street when i was a kid.I don't know&nbsp;if i should tell you this but we to jump on to back of the horse and and pinch the bread when they were returning to...
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