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by ColinL
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: pram shop
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Re: pram shop

Hello
Attached press cuttings from the 1950s. Ken Gambrill was educated at Hastings Grammar School and former pupils were known as Old Hastonians. He was active in the Old Boys Association.

Hope the attached are interesting
by ColinL
Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: The Regeneration of Queens Road
Replies: 19
Views: 3137

Re: The Regeneration of Queens Road

What is now Cambridge Road is a long established route from the then village of Hollington into town, the old church of St Michael's near White Rock and then further on to St Mary Mags would have presumably been on the track. A Grand Jury in 1832 calls the lower part, a road "from the old Prior...
by ColinL
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Amber Rudd
Replies: 23
Views: 4675

Re: Amber Rudd

Maiden speeches, are by protocol, expected to be general and include praise for the 'honourable member' they have defeated. Mhairi Black of the SNP, the youngest MP with her maiden speech defied protocol and went straight for the Tories jugular vein and tore into their social security programme and ...
by ColinL
Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Amber Rudd
Replies: 23
Views: 4675

Re: Amber Rudd

My brother is a local resident and has written to her about two or three matters, and although she addresses him as Dear Peter, (a little too familiar but seemingly friendly) then proceeds to to give the most managerial PR letter full of 1990/2000s buzz words, that sound good but when analysed say a...
by ColinL
Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Forbidden Fruit, 119 Queens Road
Replies: 32
Views: 6534

Re: Forbidden Fruit, 119 Queens Road

Fighting? Was it handbags at dawn! :D If considered to be non-pc, some gay people now use words that were considered anti gay such as queer or battyman & similar words to challenge the negative use, thus neutralising the negativity. Strangely enough, the CHE (campaign for homosexual equality) ar...
by ColinL
Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: The EU Referendum
Replies: 70
Views: 10153

Re: The EU Referendum

I am not sneering or hating at anyone middle, upper class, working class or not.Successful and achievers It was young Nigel himself who was insulting the MEPs, when he suggested they had not had proper jobs. You will see that I used proper in quotation marks, rather than on its own. It was he who wa...
by ColinL
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: The EU Referendum
Replies: 70
Views: 10153

Re: The EU Referendum

From the Financial Times "Mr Farage has City culture in his blood: his father Guy Justus Oscar Farage was a well-known, hard-drinking stockbroker and his brother Andrew became a broker on the London Metal Exchange. The young Nigel chose to skip university and follow his father into the City aft...
by ColinL
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: The EU Referendum
Replies: 70
Views: 10153

Re: The EU Referendum

Labour in the Commons and Lords have been in the forefront of opposition to the issues you raise and it is the charities, educationalists, health workers who lobby them to work on amendments to legislation or negative motions as happened with the budget. Labour must however seek out some disgruntled...
by ColinL
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: The EU Referendum
Replies: 70
Views: 10153

Re: The EU Referendum

It is precisely that voters have been convinced that the domestic political problems are partly or wholly down to us "being told what to do by Brussels' or 'our money being spent without our control' that has resulted in voters thinking that all the problems can be solved by leaving the EU. I a...
by ColinL
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: The EU Referendum
Replies: 70
Views: 10153

Re: The EU Referendum

Now those wanting a directly provided NHS will find it replaced by a private insurance scheme as proposed by Gove in his 2005 book. Those parents who want a local authority school will find that the failing academy system will be imposed on them. IDS will pursue even more aggresive welfare benefit '...

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