On 14 Nov 2006 at 11:19pm chav wrote:
get the flags out, malling shop is now run by an English chick.
I bet you other estaters are jealous, no, jealus, no jelous, no, envious, oh whatever, get the stripey in girl.
On 15 Nov 2006 at 8:21am Mark rolfe wrote:
Neil was a great bloke running that shop and a very good postmaster.
Sad day when he decided to retire.
On 15 Nov 2006 at 8:30am expat 2 wrote:
Congratulations Chav, It'll be just like the old days of British shopkeepers again - surley staff, open only during office hours (and not at all on weekends, bank holidays, wednesday afternoons or during stock-taking), short-changing pensioners and passing off out of date stock.
You must feel like you've won a tenner on the scratchcards!
On 15 Nov 2006 at 8:45am The |Tooth Fairy wrote:
You haven't been here for a long time then. Leicester Road and St Pancras stores actually shut for lunch. Both run by......let me think.....
On 15 Nov 2006 at 10:50pm Lord Pike wrote:
Yes, Indians. And they do a bloody good job. Leicester Road may shut for lunch but they're up at 5.00 in the morning taking deliveries and keep going until 7.00 in the evening.
Good luck to them!
On 16 Nov 2006 at 3:35am expat wrote:
Is that the one down Church Lane near the flats?I remember when Mr. and Mrs. Fox used to own it, and lived in the flats above. Sherbert pips. Fag machine outside. Same one?
On 16 Nov 2006 at 9:14am Chav wrote:
Yep,thats the 1. 20 N06, 4p or cheaper at night when you gave it a whack
On 17 Nov 2006 at 7:41am expat wrote:
Used to sit on the steps eating ice creams. Flats always smelled of pee. About 1960s- 70's. Had my first job in there, used to hide chocky bars between the boxes in the store room. How old are you chav/ Probably know you!
On 17 Nov 2006 at 9:04am The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Chav's 36, lives on new malling, drives a Vauxhall vectra works in IT, earns 30k, has 100k mortgage. despite the persona. Good sense of humour though.
On 17 Nov 2006 at 4:30pm Chav wrote:
Well TF, wrong,wrong,wrong,wrong,wrong, wrong and right.Expat, if I tell you, don't tell anyone else but I did a Sunday paper round for old Foxy.Anyway. got to go, I have me kids on the phone to Radio 2 telling them that they are in need. Never know your luck.
On 17 Nov 2006 at 5:07pm granny wrote:
senior service were 2 bob for 20 in my day and petrol was 1 shilling and 9 pence ( 1/9d) lol how times have changed and the local bobby would give you a clip behind the ear if he caught you scrumping apples
On 17 Nov 2006 at 8:57pm expat wrote:
We used to scrump the apples in the Police HQ orchard!
On 17 Nov 2006 at 9:27pm Mark rolfe wrote:
I did a paper round for foxy as well but he had the shop next door not the one chav was talking about.
And the apples were good.
On 17 Nov 2006 at 11:03pm Chav wrote:
You're right there woofie, Foxy sold out to wiggy John 'I like a scotch in the morning'Rutherford but we all still called the shop Foxy's for ages after. P*ki Niel ran him outta town by selling papers etc cheaper till he left then hiked all his prices.I don't suppose Val the new chick will start doing cheap haircuts to run Briggsy out do you?
On 18 Nov 2006 at 8:43am me wrote:
John rutherfords wig ha ha ha ha! that takes me back
On 18 Nov 2006 at 7:42pm Mark rolfe wrote:
Haven't seen Michael Briggs since I was at school with his brother Matthew.
John Rutherford there is another blast from the past and as me said that wig was certainly something.
On 19 Nov 2006 at 8:19am expat two wrote:
You don't see many wigs anymore do you?
Did folk give up on the ludicrous idea - or did they just get more convincing?
On 19 Nov 2006 at 1:26pm Mark rolfe wrote:
Didn't know it was Val Richardson she was a cracking bit of stuff in her younger days when she lived in Church Lane.
ahh the good old days gone but not forgotten.
On 19 Nov 2006 at 9:42pm expat wrote:
Michael Briggs, Val Richardson, anyone remember Tony Driver, Mick Miles, Debbie Patten, Neil Wog Collins?
On 20 Nov 2006 at 9:47am Mark rolfe wrote:
I rember Tony Driver used to live in Queens road next to the twitten down to The meadows.
Wonder where here is now?
On 20 Nov 2006 at 3:43pm fru wrote:
try freinds reunited instead of wondering !
On 21 Nov 2006 at 8:04am expat wrote:
He's not on friends reunited fru! No idea what he's doing Mark, I lived on Queens Road too, down the other end. You?
On 21 Nov 2006 at 8:10am Mark rolfe wrote:
Lived in The Meadows myself.
The other end of Queens road used to be all coppers house if I rember right.
On 23 Nov 2006 at 7:00am expat wrote:
That's right! The kids still did the same as 'normal' kids though!
On 23 Nov 2006 at 8:26am Mark rolfe wrote:
Yes I rember lol
On 27 Nov 2006 at 12:37am expat wrote:
Good memories. Probably knew you or maybe my brothers. Had 4 of them, only girl.
On 27 Nov 2006 at 7:56am Mark rolfe wrote:
maybe I grew up in Malling went to Ringmer school 1965-1970
when clarke was headmaster.
On 27 Nov 2006 at 9:25pm expat wrote:
You would have been my brothers age approx. We went to Priory but he was good mates with Tony Driver who was Ringmer. I was Jackie Stoner, brother John.
On 28 Nov 2006 at 8:13am Mark rolfe wrote:
yes I rember the name,I belive the school was called mountfield road in those days.
On 28 Nov 2006 at 8:55pm expat wrote:
Long time ago now! It was nice to have contact. I live in NZ now and often think of the childhood and teenage years back in Malling. Thanks.
On 29 Nov 2006 at 8:10am Mark rolfe wrote:
yes those were good days when Lewes was a really nice town to live.
sadly those days are long gone and NZ looks an appealing place to live,wife and me have seriously thouht about moving there and prehaps one day we will.
On 29 Nov 2006 at 8:17pm expat wrote:
I came out in 1986 and married out here. I have had 3 children and although I still miss the UK history, my history, and of course family and friends(which has always been the tough bit) I am so pleased I have given my children the lifestyle they have here. Not so different from UK except a much newer country, therefore less atmosphere, but longer summers, stunning scenery, healthier lifestyle etc. If you want to know any more info let me know and I'll give you my email. I settled in Nelson, top of the south island.