ore village

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Peter Turner
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Re: ore village

Postby Peter Turner » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:42 pm

I remember Ken Apps very well. He was a bit of a hero of mine sat in his bike shop surrounded by a million and one bits. I was really into bikes (still am) and Ken used to do all the difficult stuff on my wheels and show me all the fancy stuff he'd got hidden away. He was was fantastic, always had time. I don't live in Hastings anymore, but my Dad does and every time I'm there I give a nod to his shop.

Retired sid
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Re: ore village

Postby Retired sid » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:29 pm

Remember crawling across the toilet roof to get on to the air raid shelter roof. I was 'reprimanded' by a lady once for sitting on the Womans Toilet steps. Heading along the village centre towards Red Lake there was (I'm sure) an area of waste ground on the right hand side. Before you got to the chip shop. After the pub. I believe they built a clinic on it but I'm sure it was waste ground. Does anyone know why it was waste ground and what was there originally.
I used to collect milk in a jug every morning from the dairy at the end of the village. Would spend time watching the blacksmith. Playing cricket in Canute Road. I thought the air raid siren was on a tall lamp post outside the white house. There was a girl who lived in the white house I'm sure. Scrumping apples from the vicarage and getting caught every now and then'


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