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29-Jan-2003, 03:12 PM
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Are you there, Noel?
We used to go to the Continental when I was at the Harris School of Art. Shame about the park, my daughter lives near Moor Park and doesn't like to walk the dog there alone....
We Art Students had toboggans for the park in winter and canoes for summer...heady days, not much work done ....

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29-Jan-2003, 09:16 PM
Post: #12
 
I am here Caroline. Just had my car broken into last night.
A bit angry at the moment at the scum that does this sort of thing. The park is such a beautiful asset . Shame , but most my friends feel uneasy these days in it. I went to the Harris also but only part-time doing HNC Chemistry. happy days, loads of girls. Oh and good chemistry teachers too of course.
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30-Jan-2003, 04:47 PM
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Originally posted by noel

Just had my car broken into last night.
A bit angry at the moment at the scum that does this sort of thing.


Every sympathy, Noel. I had an attempted break-in on my car about 3 months ago and that was bad enough - had to be without the car for a week while the hole in the driver door was repaired, £100 excess on the insurance to cough up.... grrrr![Sad!] The slimeballs who get up to these tricks don't stop for one minute to think about the trouble and expense they cause to others fortheir 'bit of a larf'.[V]
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30-Jan-2003, 08:25 PM
Post: #14
 
Thankyou Linda. It's fixed now, just over £50 and a very cold bike ride from Naylor's Garage to work. The Jarvis is now receiving special policing as it was "done over" 2 weeks ago.
Amongst the surprises is a booby trapped car . I'm saying no more incase the forum's being monitored. Still, you have to get life in perspective. It's nothing to fly off the handle about. < get it? car door. Handle?? oh suit yourself missus.>
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30-Jan-2003, 09:35 PM
Post: #15
 
Pleased to hear that you now have a handle on your problem Noel ... cough .. cough.

Did you borrow the bike from Naylor's? .. hint ... you should ask for a CAR loaner!!!

Now back to St. Ambrose Choir ... remember the Hartley boys ... Stephen, David and Barrie?
They moved to Wells in the 60's and still live there.

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30-Jan-2003, 10:57 PM
Post: #16
 
The name Hartley vaguely rings a bell. Stephen Hartley definitely rings a bell. Was he in the choir?
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27-Sep-2003, 01:04 AM
Post: #17
 
What;s happening in the UK and in particular the Preston area as regards personal safety, vandalism ? It sounds somewhat horrific,strikes me that the courts don't hand out appropriate sentences, of course the liberal views seem prevalent everywhere, ie, hard upbringing, broken marriage, etc. no one seems to think of personal responsibility anymore, always someone elses fault !
Seems to me that you have become too lax, blaming bad behavior on being drunk is no answer!
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28-Sep-2003, 07:32 PM
Post: #18
 
William R. When I read many of your posts, I think Gee! fancy that! For example you mention the Marsh Lane cinema that showed foreign movies; I used to be a regular customer and saw "Bitter Rice" with the delicious whatsername. I also saw a movie with Sabu which was about a river tribe in India, the attraction being all the naked breasts... I have never heard of the movie since, but I believe it was one of the last Sabu made - he was already a young man and no longer a child. I also recall going to see one advertized movie full of prurient curiosity only to find it had been taken off by a police order!
The movie house must have closed down circa 1947/8.
I'll bet there's only thee and me that remembers that bright spot in a drab postwar Britain!

BillR
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28-Sep-2003, 08:05 PM
Post: #19
 
Alan, Vandalism has always existed and really is not much worse than it was 50 years ago. However, you have to take into account a population much larger than then and a level of urban poverty and squalor in northern towns and cities unknown in the past. The belief that putting people in jail for long periods of time solves the problem is patently untrue and, frankly, nonsense. This country, the US, has currently 6,000,000 people in jail, on probation and awaiting trial with more than 2,000,000 actually serving time. The hymn singing and writing fatso we have as Attorney General is asking for the names of judges who do not adhere to mandatory sentencing hoping to discipline them. The AG might just as well dispense with judges and institute a recorder simply to sift the evidence, determing guilt and bingo! pronounce the sentence from his little book of sentences. The myth that long sentences deters crime of any kind belongs with the discredited notion that capital punishment stops murder! What is a 'liberal'view? The opposite of a 'conservative' view?
I know folks who claim they are conservative yet have ideas that other 'conservatives' consider outrageously socialist! Or people who claim they are 'liberals' but have many ideas that may be classified as patently fascist. The American penchant to simplify ideas and complexities by applying a label asnd then taking the label as fact is a form of dumbing down that gives us the Administrations we deserve!
The mantra of 'personal responsiblity' a la Thatcher is a cop out and an excuse to do nothing for one's fellow man. This is quite in line with the current trend of religious thought here; if you're poor, it's because God does not favor you and if He does not favor you, it is because you have sinned and why should anyone help you? Unless, of course, you repent, give yourself to Jesus and help us spend some of the 'faith based' taxpayers money we now get.
Alcohol is a fetish in Britain; the idea that a person can consume vast amounts of beer and remain 'steady' is regarded as a manly virtue. How often the boast, "I can drink you under the table!" is heard? Thus brutish drunkeness is one of the vices of the Brits and, yes, behavior when drunk is mush less inhibited when sober and magistrates 50 years ago asked the question, "Were you drunk?" to get at the root of antisocial behavior. I know, because I once was in that position... and I was not drunk at the time! (The injustice of the law got me for obscene language when amongst a group of fellow national servicemen I was walking back to camp. All those that know me urged me to fight the charge, knowing that I rarely, if ever, use(d) "bad language".)

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29-Sep-2003, 04:24 AM
Post: #20
 
Bill R, the cinema was the 'Lido', would you believe I,ve not been there,(had to be over 18 to get in), just the Savoy, Empress, Ritz, Palladium,Empire,Gaumont,Theatre Royal,Pincess, Hippodrome and Place(no not to see Jane, just pantomine).! The Lido was certainly open in the early fifties.
Alan M
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