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Joeva

Joeva Report 7 Nov 2012 17:37

:-D :-D MotownGal, that put a smile on my 'chops' :-D :-D


Shame about not having the usual fireworks display used to start at 5 o'clock, the fireworks are set off on a barge on the Thames between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges.

Apparently because of the Jubilee and Olympics the think that people are all 'fireworked out' now ! :-(

MotownGal

MotownGal Report 7 Nov 2012 17:46

Thank you dear, I do try.

In fact me OH says I am very trying!!!!!

Indeed we will go down the old Frog and Toad to see the Show.

I will wear my Titfer to keep me Barnet under control

I may even get a cup of Rosie while we are out. At a push, we may well get a pint of Pigs Ear.

#walks off doing the Hokey Cokey#

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Joeva

Joeva Report 7 Nov 2012 18:21

..................and that's what it's all about!!! :-D :-D

Treehunter

Treehunter Report 7 Nov 2012 19:55

I was born in the Angle Islington. Lived in East End from 1970's until 1990 then west London.


Also live in Burnt Oak Edgware

Havent had many fireworks going off this year here. Which i am glad as dont like them

MotownGal

MotownGal Report 7 Nov 2012 20:12

The little bl**ders are still letting off fireworks.

No pretty ones, just the bangers!!!!!

We used to go to the organised displays on Highbury Fields or Primrose Hill, but they have been stopped due to Elf and Safety!

:-( :-( :-( :-( :-(

LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 8 Nov 2012 05:28

Tell me about it ...I love fireworks but the little bl**ders throw the bangers into the blocks across the rail tracks so they go off with an almighty bang!!!

I'd hate to live in those blocks it must be hell and it won't stop until the new year
surprising really cos I thought all the estates had night security now :-S

LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 9 Nov 2012 23:04

Did you see in the Standard this evening - the London eye encircled with red lights and a laser clock showing 11 o'clock

It was a test run for Sunday evening....might take a wander up there if its not too chilly

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 9 Nov 2012 23:08

Treehunter I was born in Edgware and went to school in Burnt Oak.

GinN

GinN Report 12 Nov 2012 16:00

Not a Londoner, but love going there -even if its just a day trip on the train. I still get exited as the train approaches Kings Cross. It's just the best city in the world!

Treehunter

Treehunter Report 12 Nov 2012 16:17

LaGooner I went to Goldbeaters school left 1969.

~Lynda~

~Lynda~ Report 12 Nov 2012 17:04

GeordieinNorfolk I come from the Kings Cross area, and when I pull into St Pancras, I get out of my seat for the last few minutes of travel, so i can look at the surrounding area. St Pancras is a wonderful building, even more so since it's been modernised, which they did fantastically :-D

I assume a few of you on here know of Chapel Market? I was always "up Chap" with my friends, where you'd buy single stockings that you had to match the other one to, sometimes you even got a pair :-D American tan was the one to get :-)

Treehunter

Treehunter Report 12 Nov 2012 17:22

Lynda i know Chapel market and remember my sister gettin her stockings from there..

Was up there few weeks ago not the same anymore like it was when i lived round there :-(

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 12 Nov 2012 17:36

Treehunter.I went to St James' convent school up Orange Hill. I left in 1968

~Lynda~

~Lynda~ Report 12 Nov 2012 17:38

Treehunter Chap really hasn't got any soul now has it, sad because it used to be such a vibrant place :-(

MotownGal

MotownGal Report 12 Nov 2012 20:13

I go to meet my pal Rita every so often for a natter.

We usually go to the Pie and Mash shop in Chapel Street. But no, it is all fruit and veg stalls now. Not the heady mix it used to be.

Its gone quite upmarket around there now. The locals have moved out, and the professionals have moved in....................


Shame

Treehunter

Treehunter Report 12 Nov 2012 20:47

Yes not the same i go up there to the LMA and also pop to house where i was born Noel road/

I think most markets have gone down hill. I use to go to East street maket off Old Kent Road as my aunt use to live there. Havent been for years now she died in 1977.

~Lynda~

~Lynda~ Report 6 Dec 2012 11:01

For anybody interested, there's loads going on at the Southbank at the moment, Christmas market, and other free events going on :-D

MotownGal

MotownGal Report 7 Dec 2012 09:03

Cut through Chapel Street the other afternoon just as it was getting dark.

All the stalls had their lights on and looking down the street there was a lovely warm orangey glow.

Loverly, made yer proud to be an Izzy.

:-)

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 7 Dec 2012 19:18


~Lynda~14 Oct 2012 16:37



My Nan had her flower shop just under the FERODO Bridge, now what was that advertising, am I right in thinking it tyres?


methinks it should be brakes or brake linings

Bob


~Lynda~

~Lynda~ Report 7 Dec 2012 19:36

I remember Chap at Christmas MG, can see it now, oh the memories :-D

Off to a concert at Trafalgar Square tomorrow, can't wait to see the tree there. Going to wander London for the day, St Pauls, Borough Market, Picadilly, and everything between, will sleep well tomorrow night I reckon, but with a BIG :-D on me gob
:-D

Think your right there Bob, I think it did say brakes :-D