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Stafford Switchgear Historical Society.

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Gramaisc, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Gramaisc

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    I remember spending a Monday morning hunting for a rotting corpse - the poor blackbird had died after getting stuck behind a radiator and had had all weekend to 'brew'...

    ..and the mouse that died in the pocket of BNL's white coat..
     
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    I remember being asked to clean out the heating ducts (in the dead of night)
    of dead mice in the old medical block by the foundry, they built a new one
    shortly after, opposite the cricket ground and turned the old med into a giant fridge.
     
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    Dead of night in the Medical Block...?

    No videos involved?
     
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    This was before mobile phones became generic, and I think they wanted to keep
    it quiet about the infestation and the smell, I had a few queasy
    moments while working, even with vic under my nose!
     
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    Usually find him in the Butler's Bell, if you have any more mice to shift...
     
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    Does he still smell of menthol when he's not under my nose? [​IMG]
     
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    Sad news.

    'Print Room' Shirley is no longer with us. A great shock to hear of this, as she hardly seemed to change at all over the decades.

    Funeral is at the Crematorium on Monday, February 8th at 2:30pm.
     
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    I saw Windows in Lidl - under very heavy supervision - serves him right.

    I also saw Alan Cochrane - surely a trump card..?
     
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    Saw Jeff Haughton walking past co op on Weston Road when i was stuck in traffic and Harold talking to a couple near Police Station a few weeks ago
     
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    Just in case (my brother) anyone is not on Switchgear facebook , this is the posting from there.

    The next Switchgear drinks night is Friday 15th April at the MORRIS MAN around 8.00pm. Please pass this info on to anyone you think may be interested. PLEASE "LIKE" this post TO INDICATE YOUR INTENTION TO ATTEND. I will be in touch again nearer the day and some of you will also receive the usual text message or phone call.
    Tha Morris Man is located on the Weston Road in Alliss Close, Stafford ST16 3LA. and there is a large car park to the rear. Start 8.00pm and come when you can. Terry has kindly given us our own area in the lounge so please come along, the more that attend the better the evening is. Please don't say, I forgot, I must come to the next one, I will post a reminder 1 week from the date but PLEASE make note on your calendars and try to come along. If you need to know anything else about it please ask me.



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    Terry is, of course, Dennis Cope's young lad, and we must expect therefore expect all things to be maintained to a high standard.
     
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    Sad news has arrived that John Weekes is no longer amongst us.

    The funeral is at the Crematorium on Wednesday April 6th at 2:30pm.
     
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    Thanks G - as you say really sad news :-(
     
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    Mr & Mrs Peczek seen pumping iron at Beaconside Gym this afternoon
     
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    Beer should be being pumped in the Morris Man now...
     
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    Frank Beardmore once confessed to me that he had insisted on doing the measuring for a set of really expensive velvet curtains that his wife wanted, as he didn't trust the woman who came to the house to measure the giant picture window that they were intended for - and he ended up with a foot of curtain lying on the carpet....


    ...and some egg on his face...
     
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    Bi-annual piss-up in the Luck Penny next Friday, the 14th, at 8pm onwards.

    Bring sufficient cash for all you intend to drink, and leaving enough spare for bail money.
     
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    Hope to make it this time
     
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