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Re: Olden days were the best or summat...

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:26 pm
by The Red Arrow
My chum Big Les does. His first after school/saturday job was running errands for the Richardsons.

Re: Olden days were the best or summat...

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:33 pm
by Watchman
And, that Mr Rachman made sure people had a roof over their heads

Re: Olden days were the best or summat...

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:35 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
Watchman wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:33 pm
And, that Mr Rachman made sure people had a roof mostly over their heads
FTFY

Re: Olden days were the best or summat...

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:53 pm
by The Rationalist
My ex-girlfriend was two-timing me with Charlie Kray! She ended up with neither of us!

Re: Olden days were the best or summat...

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:06 pm
by youngian
Charlie Kray used to hang around the Blue Orchid nightclub in Croydon until Charlie got caught with Charlie. It wasn’t the classiest establishment.

Re: Olden days were the best or summat...

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:07 pm
by The Rationalist
I remember the Charlie on Charlie story. My then girlfriend was a London based alcoholic ex-model which for a shy boy from the country worked well as she was both super glam and, in drink, generous with her favours!

Happily she sorted herself out in the end and is living a contented middle age.

Re: Olden days were the best or summat...

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:14 pm
by Safe_Timber_Man
Shelter from Hitler's storm: How 180,000 Londoners survived the Blitz by IGNORING government advice not to seek sanctuary in Tube stations
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... dvice.html



This Mailite would 'happily' go back to live during World War 2 because of something about smartphones and overweight people:

piroska65, Here, Ireland, 59 minutes ago
Wonderful photos showing the strength, kindness and courage of Londoners back then. No-one overweight, no-one on a phone....all look quite comfortable and cheerful even in those very dark and trying times! So, do we need another war to put our country right? Methinks if this were to happen now, some people would be happily walking all over others faces to get the best spot, the most food.....etc! I'd happily go back to those times!
+38 -5


And of course, the classic Mailite dog whistle:
acrazydaisy, The Wild S West, United Kingdom, 24 minutes ago
These photos perfectly capture the difference of people then and now.
+10 -0

Re: Olden days were the best or summat...

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:44 pm
by Boiler
Two words.

Bethnal. Green.

Re: Olden days were the best or summat...

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:25 pm
by Andy McDandy
Or indeed Balham tube station.

Re: Olden days were the best or summat...

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:58 pm
by youngian
Is Tube Blitz pics the best the Mail could do for a holiday filler?

Re: Olden days were the best or summat...

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:38 pm
by Oblomov
https://bygonely.live/new-brighton-1980s

Stumbled across these photos of British seaside resorts in the 1980s and thought it'd burst the bubble of Mailite nostalgia about their childhoods.

Re: Olden days were the best or summat...

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:51 pm
by youngian
Looks like a shite hell hole. But it isn’t https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/new-b ... beach.html