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Nostalgia - What are your memories of Stafford?

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by MISS T, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. Feed The Goat

    Feed The Goat Well-Known Forumite

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    Pity the photo just cut off the mighty Shoe Scoop.

    Now we're talkin!
     
  2. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Rescued from a garage clearance a few weeks ago.

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    And, from the boot sale a while ago.

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  3. BobClay

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    Coton Hill Hospital about late 70's, early 80's (when I lived in Mynors Street.) The view is from some open ground (as was then) at the back of the east side of Westhead Avenue. This was quite a formidable looking building which we were told as kids was where they kept rich nutters, so we were always a bit scared of going up there. Didn't stop us from 'scrumping' apples from the orchard on the 'Rec' side though. :hmm:
    (Rec kids weren't scared of anything ... but that might have been because we didn't really know what a 'rich nutter' was. )

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  4. gon2seed

    gon2seed (and me! - Ed)

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    Well thanks to a US President, we all know what one of them ls now! :aboot::quagmire::monkeydance:Rec' kids were certainly not as daft as them might have seemed! :heyhey:
     
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  5. staffordjas

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    Brought back memories of the old Dartmouth Street boys school / Kingston secondary for boys when I was there having my covid test yesterday. Along with memories of the Riverway girls school up the road from there (junction of Riverway/Lammascote Rd ).
     
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    Conway was the headmaster when I was there. We used to stand at the gates on Fairway having a crafty fag and watch the girls go by.
     
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  7. BobClay

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    Came across this pix on an old hard drive today. Took it outside the Crispin pub somewhere around 1987. Stafford bikers gathering for the 'Egg Run' to the Potteries to deliver Easter Eggs to the kids hospital. The Kawasaki Vulcan on the right was the bike I was riding at the time. Nice day for Easter.

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  8. Trumpet

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    Stafford Bikers: Big Bill, Phil Shelley, Fruit & Jenny, & co. Then the Sunriders branched out. Happy days. Can I see a guy called Andy, blonde hair Honda rider, think he was from Baswich way at rear left?
    Edit, The Sheridan brothers.
     
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  9. BobClay

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    Old mate of mine at front, Keith Greatholder. Part of the original biker group that used the Prince of Wales back in the day.
     
  10. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Think all of my family had stopped riding by then.
     
  11. BobClay

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    We used to gather in the bar of the Prince of Wales from about the mid 60's on. This is before the pub was altered, and there was a large alleyway on the right (where the lounge is now.) In fact, if you look under the floor of the lounge these days you might find some oil stains down there, as they were mostly Brit bikes back then.
     
  12. Trumpet

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    You've set me off now, bunch of Stafford Bikers below. Any faces ring bells?
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    This pix includes many of the original crowd from the Prince of Wales, a few are no longer with us :(. Took this in Uttoxeter on the way to Darley Moor for the racing. Dead centre is Fred Barratt and that's his Honda 4 which as I remember was pretty much brand new at the time (early/middle 70's.) That was quite a revolutionary machine at the time.

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    This taken by the glacial boulder on the Chase between 1972 and 1975. Paul Downing on the rock and his BSA Rocket 3 to the right. My Triumph Trident to the left. Bought the Trident from Cyril Chell in 72 and wrote it off on the Uttoxeter Road in 1975. Luvvly bike, wish I still had it.

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  15. Trumpet

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    Honda looks like Rickman kitted. Was the Trident American spec.
     
  16. BobClay

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    Yes it was on loan to Cyril Chell at the time from Triumph and he had it on display in the shop. I'd just paid off after an 8 month trip to sea and was flush, so I bought it for cash and he had no trouble selling it regardless of Triumph's objections. Cost £750 at that time. (You wouldn't get much of a bike for that these days .... :eek: )

    This is after I'd just wheeled it out of the shop ..... pix taken on Marlborough Avenue off the Weston Road.

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  17. Gramaisc

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    Should have parked it over that oil stain on the path on the other side of the road...
     
  18. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Thought parkas were for scooter boys ....
     
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    I bought that Parka when I was a student in Edinburgh, which is a very cold city in the winter. Still got it. This was the days when no crash hat required and anyway, it enabled me to take the piss out of MODs. :P
     
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    Classy. I remember Vale Onslows in Sparkbrook having some post Triumph 'sit in' Tridents for sale.Tried to buy one, had cash in pocket but they buggered me about that much I abandoned the idea and bought a second hand Commando from Webbs.
     
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