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Forum: Stormy Weather 14th June 2019, 03:00
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Posted By John Rogers
The Lorry Driver

German lorry driver sat in Liverpool bar mouthing off about how lazy the British are...
He says 'I drive my truck from Hamburg to Liverpool via Holland/Belgium over to the UK and up to Liverpool,...
Forum: Stormy Weather 20th March 2019, 16:49
Replies: 12
Views: 2,384
Posted By John Rogers
One Monday morning the postman was walking...

One Monday morning the postman was walking through the neighbourhood on his usual route delivering the mail. As he approached one of the homes, he noticed that both cars were still in the driveway....
Forum: Bank Line 22nd February 2019, 20:50
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By John Rogers
First time I have seen the Moraybank mentioned in...

First time I have seen the Moraybank mentioned in any thread, I did a seven month cruise on her in Jan 1948, USA, New Zealand, Tonga, and Fiji, Good crew and ship, that's if its the same ship.
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 16th February 2019, 15:18
Replies: 344
Views: 31,223
Posted By John Rogers
Older Men Scam Women often receive warnings...

Older Men Scam
Women often receive warnings about protecting themselves at the mall and in dark parking lots, etc. This is the
first warning I have seen for men. A 'heads up' for those men who...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 14th February 2019, 21:33
Replies: 344
Views: 31,223
Posted By John Rogers
I got that one.:applause:

I got that one.:applause:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 14th February 2019, 15:20
Replies: 344
Views: 31,223
Posted By John Rogers
Thanks Bob. I see it all now.

Thanks Bob. I see it all now.
Forum: Wartime Memories 14th February 2019, 03:15
Replies: 43
Views: 4,223
Posted By John Rogers
Thank you all for your replies they all make good...

Thank you all for your replies they all make good reading.Todays youth and generation have no idea of what us kids and our parents went through.
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 13th February 2019, 21:05
Replies: 344
Views: 31,223
Posted By John Rogers
Im old and I dont get it.:huh::huh:

Im old and I dont get it.:huh::huh:
Forum: Wartime Memories 13th February 2019, 15:53
Replies: 43
Views: 4,223
Posted By John Rogers
The plumb seed got there because of a bird, liked...

The plumb seed got there because of a bird, liked the shelter and made a deposit. We had ours covered with sand bags full of dirt, over the years the bags rotted and it look natural.
Forum: Wartime Memories 9th February 2019, 15:04
Replies: 43
Views: 4,223
Posted By John Rogers
Photos Maps Of Bombing Area.

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Forum: Wartime Memories 9th February 2019, 14:48
Replies: 43
Views: 4,223
Posted By John Rogers
Dorothy We were staying in Bristol the weekend...

Dorothy
We were staying in Bristol the weekend of the Blitz. We had been to the Downs for a walk in the afternoon and I think the sirens went about 6pm that was the first raid. We had a brick...
Forum: Wartime Memories 9th February 2019, 14:47
Replies: 43
Views: 4,223
Posted By John Rogers
Olive P I heard the planes coming over. My...

Olive P
I heard the planes coming over. My husband made up beds for our girls in the Anderson Shelter. We spent the night in there.
Doris
You could smell all the burning.
Olive P
There was an...
Forum: Wartime Memories 9th February 2019, 14:46
Replies: 43
Views: 4,223
Posted By John Rogers
Memories of the Bristol Blitz John I lived in...

Memories of the Bristol Blitz
John
I lived in Mardyke, Hotwells Road. My family had a cafe there. We used to have a group of Cockney dockers lodging with us. They came down to work at Bristol...
Forum: Wartime Memories 9th February 2019, 14:45
Replies: 43
Views: 4,223
Posted By John Rogers
Years ago I belonged to an Ex Pats board and most...

Years ago I belonged to an Ex Pats board and most of the members were from the Bristol area,
they started chatting about the Bristol bombing, I told them that I had done some research on the Bristol...
Forum: Wartime Memories 9th February 2019, 14:12
Replies: 43
Views: 4,223
Posted By John Rogers
It was common practice for the kids to go out...

It was common practice for the kids to go out after an air raid and look for souvenirs, bomb fragments, shrapnel, and tail fins from the incendiaries bombs and of the unexploded A.A shells that fell...
Forum: Wartime Memories 9th February 2019, 14:11
Replies: 43
Views: 4,223
Posted By John Rogers
black with aircraft, that date was the 25th of...

black with aircraft, that date was the 25th of September and the planes were on their way to bomb Filton Aircraft Factory. I also saw the German planes two days later moving in the same direction,...
Forum: Wartime Memories 9th February 2019, 14:09
Replies: 43
Views: 4,223
Posted By John Rogers
transmitter at Weston-super-mare giving out false...

transmitter at Weston-super-mare giving out false signals. The pilot was told he was not in France but in England, at that point they tried to take off but the workers placed the mechanical digger in...
Forum: Wartime Memories 9th February 2019, 14:09
Replies: 43
Views: 4,223
Posted By John Rogers
dropped over a wide area. Many hundreds burnt on...

dropped over a wide area. Many hundreds burnt on the riverbanks, and many fell on the village of Shirehampton. Several fires were started in the docks and in the Smelting Works. The sky was...
Forum: Wartime Memories 9th February 2019, 14:07
Replies: 43
Views: 4,223
Posted By John Rogers
In only five days the enemy attempted yet a third...

In only five days the enemy attempted yet a third daylight raid on Yate, and this time he was successful with disastrous results. Panall aircraft ltd factory was high on the German target list. After...
Forum: Wartime Memories 9th February 2019, 14:07
Replies: 43
Views: 4,223
Posted By John Rogers
that the Germans dropped the largest bomb on the...

that the Germans dropped the largest bomb on the city, which fortunately did not explode, the bomb named SATAN, a 4,000 pound monster, which fell at Beckington Road, Knowle, measured 8ft 11 in long...
Forum: Wartime Memories 9th February 2019, 14:06
Replies: 43
Views: 4,223
Posted By John Rogers
damaged the railway near the transit station and...

damaged the railway near the transit station and a few trucks were derailed.
15/16 October 1940. Shirehampton was bombed, H.E bombs and incendiary were scattered in the Park, Henleaze, and...
Forum: Wartime Memories 9th February 2019, 14:05
Replies: 43
Views: 4,223
Posted By John Rogers
10 September 1940 Shirehampton was bombed again...

10 September 1940 Shirehampton was bombed again and the bomb disposal teams were working hard to remove the bombs that landed in the center of High St. One of the team was killed when an unexploded...
Forum: Wartime Memories 9th February 2019, 14:04
Replies: 43
Views: 4,223
Posted By John Rogers
CHRONOLOGICAL LISTING OF DATES OF THE BRISTOL...

CHRONOLOGICAL LISTING OF DATES OF THE BRISTOL BOMBINGS.
JUNE 1997. Compiled By John Rogers.

20 June1940. German bombers appeared over Portishead, the searchlight battery spotted them and they...
Forum: Wartime Memories 8th February 2019, 22:18
Replies: 43
Views: 4,223
Posted By John Rogers
Well guys I tried to post the stories of the War...

Well guys I tried to post the stories of the War Memories but the system would not let me post it because it was too big, so I have to break it down into several posts. I shall return.
Forum: Wartime Memories 7th February 2019, 13:53
Replies: 43
Views: 4,223
Posted By John Rogers
Hi Dave, Thanks for your post, Yes its sad that...

Hi Dave,
Thanks for your post, Yes its sad that many old farts have not told their story, we are from a different generation and to tell stories it feels like bragging, my daughter has made me tell...
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