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  1. mad-dad

    Red and yellow Mainline buses

    Part of the Heritage Fleet?
  2. My bold. We called it splits and the bigger the knife the better. Several pairs of lads on a flattish piece of grass .. all wearing wellies chucking meat cleavers at each other's feet was a sight to behold. Mind you, not wiping the mud off before returning them to the knife drawer was frowned upon. Oh, and placing a dog turd in the road and betting on what colour car ran over it first. Never did me no harm!! :-)
  3. mad-dad

    Where is this village?

  4. mad-dad

    Ukraine elect a comedian.

    Stan Laurel.
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    TO Cyclone. I haven't a clue what the maximum State Pension is. All this financial stuff is beyond me, but I have been receiving my pension at this (inflation related) rate since 2016 (October). Should I be worried? Sorry about QUOTE mistake.
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    I get £192 per week
  7. mad-dad

    Born in the 40's, 50's, 60's??

    Didn't notice, honest!! Was busy trying to train my pet wood louse to board my ''Dinky" London Bus. Born in 1951. Us 10 year olds had decorum back then. Any body here remember back in the day how mum would give us the rare treat of half a pomegranate and a needle to pick the seeds out with? With the instructions, "Swallow that pin an' I'll soddin' kill ya"
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    Whats your favourite charity?

    Macmillan via (the great) John Burkill. If I don't bump into him in a while it's Bluebell Wood.
  9. Saturday afternoon checking the pools coupon …."If tha dunt shurrup thall ger a scutch round t' lug oil. Thi dadz wetchin' t' results." (Probably only in our house)
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    Telephone box library

    Not in Sheffield but there's one in Barnburgh out towards Thurnscoe. Been there at least ten years.
  11. Can relate to this. Many of our service personnel signed up at 15 years old. Yes, 15.... as so called Junior soldiers. A binding contract was signed by these kids with their parents' backing. No get out clause unless you could afford 3 months of your wages "to buy me out". The contract started from age 18. Due to your naivety, you may have signed a 3/6/9/12 year contract … it was binding. No mercy from the Government … you signed up son. Best way out was to breach military law ….. 6 months in Colchester would be the death of most blokes .. but a dishonourable discharge would ensue. Then … you're out. No home, no hope, probably no friends … when you were 15 you decided to follow your heart … but no bugger cares. Just saying like.
  12. If this is the same bloke I used to see most mornings at about 7am outside the BHF shop on Arundel Gate he appears to be doing military drill movements and barking out orders … though incoherent. If this IS the same lad, my guess is PTSD due to military service.
  13. Honorary Colonel of The USAAF/USAF. "For Services". I doubt this honour exists, but in Tony's case it should.
  14. Just beat me to it Mr Bloke. Starts off sane then tapers off to "Nut Job" territory.

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