Atlantean Hoard

Subject: RE: You're Twisting My Melons, Man!

Posted by JK
Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 11:10:45

You can't beat warty melons - ask Ma Emerson

Subject: You're Twisting My Melons, Man!

Posted by Ern
Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 10:45:37

A little bird tells me that the marrow is, in fact a watermelon - re-draw the raffle please JK!

Subject: Twisted marrow

Posted by Dali
Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 23:05:37

....and then took the match apart.


Posted by EW
Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 10:01:00

Later at the office party, much to your chagrin, the marrow scored.

Subject: The Joy of Marrows

Posted by JK
Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 09:57:53

We had a marrow as the 1st prize in our Grand Christmas Draw

It was fully-loaded as sellotaped to it was a jar of vaseline.

Subject: Marrows

Posted by Ern
Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 08:37:48

It's O.K. for you with yer comedy vegetables. My missus grew one bigger than that last summer and the family had to eat it! Stuffed marrow for 3 consecutive days and about 10 lbs of 'Marrow Jam'(currently festering in the pantry). Bring back Maggie, I say - but then I'm not alone in this thought am I darlings?

Subject: Bah Humbug

Posted by Scrooge
Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 23:17:05

Wind? Rain! There's been none of that down here, matey. Just the usual damned fog and no sign of Marley or the other gits.

Subject: post holiday blues

Posted by dave
Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 20:07:16

I think its the new year blues, the wind , the rain, and the fact that Man UTD are still in the cup

Subject: From Beyond

Posted by 70's Spectre
Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 17:11:13

We're all stuck in a '70's limbo....hellllppp!

Subject: Ssssshhhhhhhh

Posted by tom
Monday, January 07, 2002 at 23:08:11

Why has it gone very quiet in here? It's most unnatural.......

Subject: Lost again

Posted by Cookie
Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 21:07:39

Tom have lost your email address(again).Remember the rather cute ivy.gif though........

Subject: 1967 photo

Posted by Thomas Hamilton '65-'72
Friday, January 04, 2002 at 17:04:50

Yes there am I aged 13, god I wish I knew now what I knew then.Is there any chance of it being put through the magical machinery so that we can add names & stuff like all the others. I shall consume some fermented apples later & see how many names I can give you.

Subject: 1967 photo

Posted by Brian McBride
Friday, January 04, 2002 at 16:24:02

Since I wasn't as bright as most of the others in my year in that I kept getting caught in my misdemeanours, I never made it as far as the 1972 photo, choosing instead to join the elite ranks of NatWest bank at Ramsden Square. So, imagine my eager anticipation of seeing myself on the 1967 photo. Alas, I can't find myself (not for the first time in my life). If anyone sees me, let me know where I am!!!On the Blair Witch subject, I'm pretty sure he is Ray(?) Illingworth, who always seemed to excel in every kind of sport on the curriculum. It wouldn't surprise me if he'd been given special dispensation to wear one of his county badges on his blazer.

Subject: 1967

Posted by EW
Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 20:07:51

Trev Curwen forwarded the 1967 photo....

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

And this sinister figure from part one who seems to be wearing a Blair Witch badge...

Blair Witch

Subject: where are you

Posted by les hall
Friday, December 28, 2001 at 07:15:42

Anybody still alive from 1C, 2M, 3P, 4E 1968 onwards

Subject: no teeth

Posted by toothless
Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 01:02:02

is that mike (the bike) fearon?

Subject: Anything

Posted by Mike Fearon
Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at 00:11:11

Is there anyone out there?


Posted by Jenny
Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 00:01:54


Subject: help

Posted by haircut
Monday, December 24, 2001 at 23:14:11

Why, when I try to click on the Photo Updates thingy, does it offer me the chance to download a file?Bugger this new technlogy bollocks.

Subject: Christmas

Posted by Dave
Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 23:59:41

Hey its Christmas ,I fro one don't want any argy bargyI heard Yasser Arrafat went to a fortune teller yesterday , only to be told he was going to die on a Jewish Holiday! " Me the leader of the Arab world Die on a Jewish holiday" exclaimed Yasser, "On which Jewish holiday will I die"?The fortune teller looked at him and said" It does not matter whenever you die WILL become a Jewish Holiday"Merry Christmas

Subject: Oh Dear

Posted by Neil
Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 18:57:48

Dear Pollyticle Common Tater - Perhaps yopu ought to start a Thread on Political Correctness? By the way. it's Neil, not Neal....or perhaps you were trying to be provocative? ;)

Subject: Jaundiced opinions

Posted by Political Commentator
Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 15:46:51

May I suggest to Dave & Neal that they consider the threaded board as a medium for sharing their personal opinions on GB politics?

Subject: Capatalism works

Posted by Dave
Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 03:53:06

One good thing about the privatisation of VSEL is that I know a number of folk who got their "free Shares" (knowing full well they would all end up in the hands of a few) ( Note read the ragged Trouserd Philanthropists, By Robert Tressel) sold them a donated the money to the Labour Party and Miners.good old capatalism working for the best. Bah HumbugAny way Merry Christmas to all in Barrow, knock it all you want its Home and a bloody good laughNB Ciaran when you asked my to make sure I had my visa up to date was that to get in the Uk or across Walney Bridge , I know they don't just let Anyone over there?

Subject: Fascists

Posted by Neil
Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 12:54:06

I suppose Tim could have been attending (!) but Margaret Thatcher besmirched the Tories for good in my book. The evil crone destroyed the very industries that I wanted to work in.

Subject: Blackpool mask

Posted by
Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 04:52:51

Neil, I assume you were at the tory party convention to meet such people

Subject: Tim Mallison

Posted by Neil
Friday, December 21, 2001 at 23:51:54

John - what is Tim doing now? - Last I heard he was a Building Surveyor in North Wales. Some years ago a strange bloke in a mask kept harassing me in a Blackpool night club. After three hours he revealed himself as Tim - that was the last I saw of him!

Subject: Christmas

Posted by JK
Friday, December 21, 2001 at 10:49:29

I won't be able to make it up to Barrow for Xmas as I will be in Munich for the festivities. I hope the reunion is a success, but I thought it worthwhile to pass on a handy tip I picked up which has served me well over the years.

During the festive season, if you are in a Chinese restaurant with Tim Mallinson, don't let him order alsatian and chips, or karate chops. For some reason, the waiters don't find this kind of thing funny.

All the best

Subject: Christmas bash

Posted by Dave
Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 20:50:07

Ciaran there were one or two suggestions about where an unofficial gathering for Christmas should take place, but no one really ran with the idea.As i will be 3,500 mile a way I think it best that I don't make the arrangements, but If people are going to Gather over the holiday then I suggest A big Pub and the school tie as IDGood Luck

Subject: Walney Boys

Posted by John Rushton
Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 18:26:11

Thought the site had been a bit scatologically lacking lately so maybe it was time to lower the tone with a Christmas memory of a famous Walneyite - Les 'Billy'Hall. Les didn't stay the course at BGS but whilst he was there he was a constant source of amusement as a kind of Arthur Daley/Sgt. Walker character - a good source of pornography, cigarettes, alcohol, etc. all no questions asked. He once 'liberated' a bottle of cheap sherry from an off-licence one lunchtime which was consumed on the back row of the classroom during a 'Pig' Punton lesson before the empty was chucked out of the window onto the quad roof, this somehow led to a massive ink fight after which Simon Healey had to be sent home to change. One of Les's friends was Tony Hemsworth, son of Mr. Universe contender and Furness Health Studio proprietor Bill Hemsworth, who I bumped into many years after leaving school when he was the star turn at a pub on Roose Road as a professional female impersonator - he did a rather good Shirley Bassey and explained he was saving up for a sex-change! Les had a job in the tyre-bay/petrol station at Asda and was a fantastic source of cheap petrol, etc. for his ex-school mates which was very useful when you'd just passed your test and used up all the petrol in your parents car. Part of the 'pleasure' of being a Walney Boy was either riding to school on your bike and enjoying beein 'gobbed on' by the St. Aloysius kids at the promenade bus top or taking part in the massive fight to get home on the bus each Evening - this was a cover for a variety of score settling, petty sexual assaults and attempted murder. I once witnessed Les kick a hapless Vickers worker off his bike and into the railway tracks as we came home over the low-level bridge in a scene worthy of the Tour de France peloton at full speed. One of my most striking memories of Les was one Christmas at a disco at the Civic Centre where an unwise amount of alcohol had been consumed in order to provide the necessary Dutch courage to ask a girl to dance. At some point Les disappeared for a considerable time and on heading to the toilet I came across the sight of him resting peacefully with his head in the urinal trough, trousers around his ankles, having lost quite a lot of sphincter control - and in one of those sublime moments of coincidence the DJ played 'Both Ends Burning' by Roxy Music. If you read this Les I hope you have a Happy Christmas, you certainly brightened up my schooldays!

Subject: watch your visa

Posted by Ciaran
Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 14:53:40

Dave if your coming home at Christmas make sure you have the correct paper work.An old boy who has lived in Texas for 15 years, and has a house and family out there, is currently living with his parents down the road from me after being refused entry back into the US as his visa or work permit was out of date.Things are looking bleak that he will eb=ver be allowed to returnSo much for the special relationship!!So did anything get organised for a beer when lads visit the old homestead or is all to the Lisdoonie?

Subject: Merry Christmas

Posted by Dave
Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 14:45:19

Well I guess everyone is busy running around for prezzies and getting the house ready for the holiday.I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and best Wishes for the new yearDave CassidyPhiladelphia PA

Subject: Meeooow

Posted by EW
Monday, December 17, 2001 at 09:59:49


Subject: Stupid speak

Posted by Thunkett Blunkett
Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 22:25:07

Speak English or be banished.


Posted by
Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 22:23:06


Posted by sniper
Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 10:39:36

Subject: Komputa Pogroming - Links - Lunks etc.

Posted by sniper
Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 10:27:36

Ah - give a boy a mans job ...

Subject: Circle Drawing Algorithms

Posted by Spirit Of Sneck
Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 10:56:53

Sorry, my Morris 1000 broke down as I was replying to you earlier... As I was saying, try

Whatever Turns You On

Subject: circle drawing algorithms

Posted by Spirit of Sneck
Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 10:38:18


Subject: aspect ratios

Posted by ellipse
Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 02:39:19

do any of you bright mathematicians have a link to circle drawing algorithms


Posted by EW
Friday, December 14, 2001 at 17:33:00

Anything, just don't give me the big slipper.

Subject: Discipline for Boys

Posted by Mr Faulkner
Friday, December 14, 2001 at 17:29:22

Could we have the Fifi thread removed? It's puerile and doesn't seem to work properly.


Posted by
Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 23:16:50

Subject: Jackie Wilson's everywhere!

Posted by Virtual Dee-Jay
Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 18:08:33

Crikey, SBS, it's a bit overboard. I've gone from not being able to create the link to the sound because of my rampant HREFS to suddenly seeing it propagated everywhere I look. There's even a (Son Of) Backfield In Motion threaded board been born with it on. Do you still want any future rare offerings to be submitted via the Links page for auditioning?

Subject: Jackie Wilson

Posted by Erasmus
Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 16:37:04

Jackie Wilson - Because of You

Subject: Backfield In Motion thread

Posted by Virtual Dee-Jay
Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 16:22:43

Since no-one(?) can update the thread, I feel separated from a good friend. Is the cock-up permanent?

Erasmus, I've adopted your suggestion by using "Links" to allow my first track (by Jackie Wilson) to be auditioned and get the coveted seal of approval!

IT, I've heard you speak good things of Jackie Wilson on the threaded board. An absolute tragedy that this man died a pauper at the age of 49, having spent the last 10 years of his life in a coma after collapsing with a stroke on-stage in NJ. To add insult to injury, he was buried in an unmarked grave in Detroit.

Audience... on your keypads please ... vote now...

Subject: Soul

Posted by Erasmus Watermelon
Monday, December 10, 2001 at 23:43:18

Ian the loss of these sound links is due to the elaborate threaded board software. Messages with nested or otherwise complicated quotes are automatically stripped. Nothing I can do. I did suggest a solution to the DJ though but.


Posted by IT
Monday, December 10, 2001 at 22:31:42

Well Backflip, if you've followed the discussion on the Backfield thread you'll have realised that there is some deep antipathy to Soul music from some visitors to this site. Yes, I know, I know, hard to believe, isn't it? The threaded board was supposed to allow minority groups to witter on without annoying anybody else. I suppose you'll have to post your Soul stuff to all the other threads now instead.

Subject: Backpassage Commotion

Posted by Paul
Monday, December 10, 2001 at 19:04:28

Who cares??

Subject: Backfield In Motion Threaded Board

Posted by BackFlip
Monday, December 10, 2001 at 17:43:01

What's happened to the Major Lance media clip? Also, some of the other messages have been lost and replaced with the sender's details.
And how come it says it can't open response file when I try to post a message?
Do we blame that chap HTML again?<


Posted by Ben Doon and Phil M'Larkin
Monday, December 10, 2001 at 16:31:56

I think Mr Larkin has got it wrong, like all of us 70s teenagers, he should be staying at home with his grumbleweed records and his jazz mags.

Subject: Double Acts

Posted by OHMIGAWD
Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 23:26:18

So were Peters & Lee. Welcome home!

Subject: even worse

Posted by dave
Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 21:35:49

The Brothers Lee were a pretty hard act to follow....

Subject: Krankie or Wot?

Posted by Barnaby
Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 13:45:58

I am delighted to let all you worried fans of The Krankies know that they no longer have a sex life. Ian and Janette have now separated (pity they haven't split the act up too). I suspect it was Ian's decision to part company as he received too many poison pen letters (allegedly sent by Jonathan King) suggesting he was a bit of a perv spending all day with a schoolboy.As an aside, can anyone recall an act that was more obnoxious than The Krankies - the first that came to mind to me was Keith Harris and that bloody green duck. Which reminds me - anyone wanting a Guitar Tab of "Orville's Song", please oblige.

Subject: Krankie

Posted by Dave
Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 18:54:48

Actually Poss it could be a "SHORT SCOTCH"(Enough ED)

Subject: Krankie

Posted by Dave
Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 18:52:36

Poss I'll take the refreshment but Make it a "SHORT" sorry I couldn't resist That one

Subject: Poofter's Froth, Wyoming

Posted by Ern
Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 18:13:44

Poofter's Froth, Wyoming a real place - jeez I may buy that ticket to the States yet (there must be an overland route?)

Do yewse guys get pissed every time you see a midget? Or is it just scots midgets?

Subject: Krank it up!

Posted by John Rushton
Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 17:51:44

Poss if you want to be truly horrified take a look at Popbitch where you will see a very scurrilous posting (not by me I hasten to add for the benefit of m'learned friends) which describes the Krankies sex life in some detail. On that note I think I deserve an even bigger drink than last night. Wonder what Jimmy Clitheroe got up to?

Subject: Getting Krankie

Posted by Poss
Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 16:41:49

I would imagine that, as we (at least John Rushton and myself) are getting on for middle age ourselves, Jimmy Krankie and her husband must now actually qualify as old, so we can comfort ourselves with the thought that there probably (hopefully?) isn’t a physical side to their relationship any longer. That’s not meant to discourage John from getting that drink though... and I think Dave’s browser could do with the ‘refresh’ment too (sorry, Dave, I tried, but I just couldn’t resist that one).

Subject: That Krankie's a Girl!!

Posted by A Politically Correct
Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 16:24:27

I haven't been able to watch the Krankies since someone told me that Jimmy was a girl. Mind you, the posting on the unfortunate meeting with a waist high James K brings to mind the old saw that the most appropriate wife is 3 feet high, no teeth and has a flat head on which to stand your beer and tabs. Maybe that explains the sexual nature of the relationship (excuse me whilst I reach for the sick-bag).

Subject: Krankies

Posted by Dave
Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 16:15:47

John, I bet the drink tasted fandabbydosey after that shock!!!!!!!

Subject: Krankies

Posted by Dave
Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 16:15:43

John, I bet the drink tasted fandabbydosey after that shock!!!!!!!

Subject: 'Pink Napkins' or 'What's New in Baltimore?'

Posted by Poss
Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 15:47:10

Dr T, you knew I wouldn’t be able to resist those Zappa allusions (I read somewhere that Poofters Froth, Wyoming is a real place, though I’m not sure I believe it).

Fair play, you’ve got me on the capo business, I'm afraid. Yes, I do use one. I won’t even try to pretend that its just because a) it helps lower the mile-high action on my cheapo acoustic, and b) ever since my daughter’s friend from next door dropped it resulting in a huge crack in the back where the neck meets the head, it only comes into tune by keeping the capo permanently fixed at the third fret.

And I’ve always had a weakness for the minor seventh interval (try a major ninth sometime – positively saturated with schmaltz) too, so just look on my earlier message as an (obviously failed) attempt to post against type. (Once a wimp, always a wimp!)

Subject: Poofter's Froth Wyoming (plans ahead)

Posted by Dr. Otis T. Thrasher
Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 14:50:42

As a gentleman of undoubted 'harmonic sophistication' and a frequent user of the minor seventh chord (and the occasional python boot), I am appalled at seeing them described as 'big wussies chords'.

I bet you use a capo don't ya Poss?

Now there is a tool designed to allow girlies to play the guitar.

Subject: harmonic sophistication

Posted by Poss
Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 11:14:09

Minor sevenths? In a Slade song? Surely not. Big wussies chords if ever there were (and I imagine those Slade lads were quite rough boys). I’m going to have to strum this one myself tonight too.

Subject: It must be that time of year again!

Posted by John Rushton
Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 10:41:13

Apart from the newly festive nature of the board I was hideously reminded it was nearly Christmas when on leaving work last night I stopped to cross a road and was aware of a presence at my side I looked around and saw a vaguely familiar looking middle aged guy and then looked down to see the terrifying sight of Wee Jimmy Krankie at waist hight, the guy with him/her was her husband and they were appearing in Panto at the theatre opposite. The thought of the physical side of their relationship drove me to quickly seek comfort in a big drink.

Subject: A christmas Memory

Posted by Dave
Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 02:29:14

Even though not a BBGS story, I wanted to share a Christmas Memory with you.The Scene: A queue to get in the Cons Club Abbey RoadThe Date: Dec 23 1993Mike Ballyntine is busy covincing the doorman that Pete Mckenna will behave after he is refused entry in said club. After much persuading and pleading on the spirit of Christmas the doorman and three committee men let him in with the warning that they would be watching him and "no Bloody Funny business" refering to an incident from weeks earlier when he was asked to leave "and don't come back" type conversation. 40 mins later we are watching Pete singing and clapping to every christmas song that hits the juke box, when he is asked again to calm down or leave..Pete give his assurances and the committee men yet again give him the benefit...(BIG MISTAKE)..Pete then leaves the lounge to go to the toilet, to return wearing only his socks with perfect timing to sing the chorus of "Do they Know its Chritmas time at all..... The following scene can not be done justice hear but committe men came diving from all over the room while some women buried their heads in the shoulders of stunned older patrons, and even Mike and his mates decided that it was now petes problem and distanced themselves.. Merry Christmas Barrow, you don't get that entertainment for free here in the states.... I miss home


Posted by Erasmus
Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 22:34:06

Thanks for that Noddy.. I think I'll play that tonight.
Now who's got the tab for "Jingle Bell Rock"?

Subject: That time of year

Posted by Noddy
Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 21:45:49


Subject: Lion Tamer

Posted by Ern
Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 10:49:13

The lion tamer used to come into the 'brose and drop a fiver 9 (lot of dosh in those days!) in the middle of the floor, then fight anyone who picked it up. he was also prone to waving chairs around in the manner of a lion tamer, hence the name.

Subject: My Visage

Posted by Jesus H Christ
Monday, December 03, 2001 at 18:22:22

I've never been to Barrow... That's not my face, it's the pattern of wear in the nylon as it rubbed against barrovian cellulite. As for my kicks, Ern, they're not my style, too comfortable by half! Give me a hair shirt anyday.


Posted by Erasmus
Monday, December 03, 2001 at 13:21:07

Was he any relation to the "Assassin" - the character who turned up with shooting targets... carefully poked through the bullseye with a knitting needle?Had a very dapper trenchcoat... a bit worse for the wear.

Subject: Lion Tamer

Posted by Poss
Monday, December 03, 2001 at 12:42:24

Ern, sorry, I don't recall this. Please enlighten.

Subject: Riunion(pt2)65-72

Posted by Cookie
Sunday, December 02, 2001 at 22:44:39

As some have you may have seem in the photos, in Dec'98 we held a reunion for anyone who left in 72(or knew those poor old sods who left in 72). About 30 of us got leathered and at the time also managed to raise over £150 for a local cancer charity. This December 28th we are having another go so be at the Lisdoonie 7.30/8 o'clock; £5/head, all proceeds going to charity. Email to John Cook & Geoff anyone seen Les Burlison, Alan Capstick, Lance Chappel, ?Dean,Ian Donnachie,?Eccles, Malcom(Taff)Evans, Paddy Fairlamb, Mike Harry, ?Hesling, Jock Higgins, ?Hubbold, Jonesir Jones, Peter Last, ? Lund, Keith MacGregor, James Charles Richard Massey, Ian? Penfold, Mike Sharp, Ian Singleton, Joe While, Loz Wilson??????

Subject: Son of a .......

Posted by Dave
Sunday, December 02, 2001 at 22:37:34

I actually think the mysterious picture in the undies has a strange Bernie Eales effect

Subject: Ship Street panties

Posted by Benny
Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 18:54:10

Did anyone notice the face of the "Son of God" on the pair of knickers on the extreme left?Never mind the "shroud of Turin" we have our very own on Barrow Island.

Subject: Lost Freindsreunited

Posted by Cookie
Friday, November 30, 2001 at 23:26:11

Thanks Neil, I've complained also and had some response. It's just that I wanted to add a picture of my dog.........

Subject: Franks VW

Posted by Dave
Friday, November 30, 2001 at 20:06:56

Alan, ther is one way of checking if the VW Beetle pictured was "our Franks" Take a walk over to where the pic is from and if the car is still there then it was Franks. He drives a car till it breaks down then leaves it!and gets another


Posted by Ern
Friday, November 30, 2001 at 19:08:45

At one time, it was my dearest ambition to ride my Triumph Trident into the Ambrose, up to the bar and order a beer.

I was discouraged from this by two things: 1. the Ambrose entrance wasn't wide enough, and 2. I had played rugby with big John McCarthy - a seriously tough cookie who probably would have minced me before the plod arrived!

Hey, Poss, do you remember 'The Lion Tamer'from the 'Brose?


Posted by Ginsberg
Friday, November 30, 2001 at 12:14:56

It's just you and me baby!

Subject: Vibrant chicks

Posted by JP
Friday, November 30, 2001 at 12:09:01

“Vibrant chicks of the counter culture”? I think that was a clue in yesterday’s Times crossword. I didn’t get it then, either. (and before you all start tapping your keyboards with the obvious riposte, all I got by going in the Ambrose every Friday was six pints of brown and bitter, and a bad head on Saturday morning.)


Posted by Ginsberg
Friday, November 30, 2001 at 11:58:56

No you're thinking of the chicks again...

Subject: Rotary Dinners

Posted by Drunk at the Ambrose every Friday
Friday, November 30, 2001 at 11:47:48

What are those, then, meals that spin round really fast whilst you are trying to fork them


Posted by Ginsberg
Friday, November 30, 2001 at 11:16:44

Maybe he means vibrant chicks of the counter culture... and not those marking time until they could start running up curtains and attending Rotary dinners?

Subject: Post from a parallel universe?

Posted by JP
Friday, November 30, 2001 at 11:07:35

Chicks? In the Ambrose? circa 1975-76? Not in this universe surely!?

Subject: Ambrose

Posted by SB
Friday, November 30, 2001 at 09:56:22

As a regular motorcycling devotee on Friday nights circa 1975/6 I can partially throw some light on the curious phenomenon of more helmets than bikes.Therewere 2 of us per bike (we had chicks you see).Actually,one night there were 3 of us on my bike and I was pulledby the plods on Abbey Road and asked "who the bloody hell do you think you are....the goodies?"

Subject: Volkswagen

Posted by Alan T
Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 22:47:30

The property of Mr. Francis Cassidy I presume?

Subject: Girls School Photo 1971

Posted by Brian McBride
Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 17:53:03

I may be wrong but the familiar pose of at least one of them leads me to believe I married her. As for several others, yes, names do come to mind. I imagine some would, by now, be more than capable of flattening whole corn fields.

Subject: brief snatches

Posted by survivor
Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 20:48:04

Do any of the fairer sex ever visit this board (not you BMcB!)who could aid in identifying the young ladies in the photograph? I can name some who have left an impression (Eee, she's flattened some grass in 'er time!)on my rapidly fading memory, but it would be nice to see names with faces. However, perhaps BMcB would be better, erm, qualified?

Subject: The Turin Knickers

Posted by Ern
Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 18:33:25

All is now clear - however, using the phrase 'this brief snatch' would seem rather innapropriate considering the size of the undergarments in question.

Still, at least the question of what HE did for kicks is sorted now. Any readers share this passion?


Posted by Mr. Quinn
Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 10:49:50

Dear Ms Bunhead,
Analysis of the offending image clearly reveals the double overstitched strengthened gusset panel - as used by the Spong Corset and Girdle Company, Coventry. This design feature was later superceded by developments in the textile treatment field and was discontinued in September 1959. The idea that these garments were in fact worn by yourself would seem a remote possibility, though we are now attempting to date the image with reference to the German motor vehicle.
Weights and Measures Department

Subject: Invasion of Privacy

Posted by N Bunhead
Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 10:40:41

I have made a formal complaint to the internet ombudsman following the unauthorized publication of images displaying my personal effects viz laundered undergarments. If you wish to obtain and use images of laundered underwear, or otherwise, please use the correct channels and respect copyright and intellectual property issues.

Subject: Knickers

Posted by Erasmus
Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 10:31:58

Thanks to "Pos" for this brief snatch of life on Barrow Island.
As a former resident I don't recall the underwear being quite this big.. but I was there following the success of Brentford Nylons and things may have become more dainty by then.

Barrovian Technology

Subject: Friend Reunited

Posted by Neil
Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 22:46:38

No one did. For some unknown reason the name has been changed to "Oxford Street Junior School" - you will find all the BBGS entries there! I complained some time ago, but nothing has been done.

Subject: Acquaintances Reacquainted

Posted by Cookie
Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 21:53:37

Who pinched BBGS from Friendsreunited then?

Subject: Bump

Posted by JK
Monday, November 26, 2001 at 17:19:18

Nice picture - is Bump saying

My name is

Volumus Maximus

Subject: Status report

Posted by
Monday, November 26, 2001 at 16:55:58

Subject: Well Hello BoysPosted by Philip DockerMonday, October 15, 2001 at 19:51:16 Just found this site....quite amazing. If anyone can be bothered send me a mail on

Well? did anyone mail Philip "My God she does have her mouth open!" Docker?

Subject: The Ambrose

Posted by Erasmus Watermelon
Monday, November 26, 2001 at 16:37:49

Perhaps we could compile a pictorial history of the venue.. submit ya pics.

Subject: The Ambrose

Posted by JK
Monday, November 26, 2001 at 16:34:40

I was a devotee of the Ambrose - Friday nights were incomplete without a visit, and a wee nip on Sunday lunch times before the Rugby, helped keep out the chill wind blowing over the slag heap.

One thing that still confuses me, is that the there were always a lot more crash helmets lying about, and leather-clad customers than there were motor cycles parked outside.

Perhaps someone can enlighten me on this curious phenomenon?

Subject: Gutted

Posted by Neil
Monday, November 26, 2001 at 16:22:18

The Ambrose boarded up? I,ve cried and cried. How could they! I think it incumbent on all to buy it and reopen it in a mid-70's timewarp, complete with state of the art computer games like ping-pong.


Posted by Erasmus Watermelon
Monday, November 26, 2001 at 14:34:33

Oh he was alright really, especially when he was attacking someone else. I enjoyed his number on Eamo Quinn.. a fantastic ballet of hair-pulling and gyration. On the whole though Eamo had the most guts as he carefully managed to control his boiling tube full of hot conc sulph while getting the "treatment". Now there's a responsible citizen. Just think - he could have flung it in his face and put it down to the reckless assault.
Passing through Urswick by chance on Friday I was caught a little short - imagine my disappointment at realising the headstones were not in alphabetical order. Maybe next time I'm up in the Big Nowhere.

Subject: Shurely shome mishtake....

Posted by Paul
Monday, November 26, 2001 at 13:27:29

Like the picture of Big Ron in his new career. It's obviously a mistake - the bxxxxxx's smiling.....

Subject: Separated at birth

Posted by JK
Monday, November 26, 2001 at 12:19:25

Perhaps Brophy was lying on his side on the casting couch?

Subject: Tom Brophy

Posted by IT
Monday, November 26, 2001 at 12:01:42

If I remember correctly Tom Brophy was four feet tall but about eight feet wide. How could he conceivably be taken for Roger Moore?

Subject: Millom - Gateway to The Lakes

Posted by JK
Monday, November 26, 2001 at 10:07:51

Apparently Millom is now something of a tourist attraction - one of my colleagues was proud to tell me that he had invested in a timeshare in the "Western" Lakes.

I'm afraid he didn't appreciate my hysterical reaction, when he told me it was in Millom!!


Posted by Erasmus
Monday, November 26, 2001 at 09:52:57

Actually a lot of the town seemed to have boards up. Can there be any doubt that it is well on the way to becoming another Millom. And at least Millom had a famous resident poet.

Subject: Ambrose Shock Horror

Posted by Erasmus
Monday, November 26, 2001 at 09:51:30

Up in BiF on Friday I was shocked to find the Ambrose locked and darkened.It will be boarded up this week and has ceased trading. Can someone retrieve some of the stuffed seagulls as a keepsake?

Subject: Brophy on TV

Posted by BioBiz
Sunday, November 25, 2001 at 18:08:08

I never realised that Tom Brophy made it onto the Grandstand credits. He did make it onto the Persuaders credits - a TV program that brought together Tony Curtis as a self made New Yorker and Roger Moore as some British toff. Brophy was meant to represent the rugby playing antics of the public school educated character played by Moore - not sure how many public schools played league mind you. If am incorrect please let me know.


Posted by Captain Sarcastic
Sunday, November 25, 2001 at 16:50:31

Any more great footballing moments? I get a thrill just reading the accounts of these stirring events.

Atlantean Hoard