Many years ago I stopped at a greasy spoon for an all-day breakfast and sat across the table from me was a driver called Terry and we got into conversation..................
I said "Terry, what are you driving?"
He said, "A truck"
I said "What kind of truck?"
He replied, "A Thames Trader"
So I said, "Terry, you're driving a Thames Trader truck so what are you carrying?"
He said, "Ten tons of tinted toilet tissue from Teddington."
I said, "If you are carrying ten tons of tinted toilet tissue from Teddington, in a Thames Trader truck, Terry, where are you going with it?"
He said, "Tottington!"
I said "Where to?"
He replied, "Tatler and Taylor's!"
I said, "Why then Terry, are you are carrying ten tons of tinted toilet tissue from Teddington in a Thames Trader truck to Tatler and Taylor's of Tottington?"
Oh my goodness me flipping tonge twisters now. I remember those from the playground when you had to say
She sells sea shells
On the sea shore.
My nephew lives in Tottington and my brother went to the Tottington High School as well.
My Dad was a butcher on Bury Market for many years and was well known for his Bury black puddings. He died from cancer after retiring early to Blackpool. The people from Bury all turned up for his funeral and it was very touching indeed.
What a small world this is Brian. My nephew Paul Steventon and his wife Caroline and little boy Joseph live on Farm Close and Paul has his own business as a plumber and heating engineer. So perhaps your inlaws know them.
You seem to have friends in the show business field and Ian's cousin John is known as Johnny Martin and has been an agent dealing mainly in Comedians for years around the Manchester area. JMI is the name of his business. My best friend from years ago was married to the comic Colin Crompton from the "Wheeltappers" time. They lived in Mere in Cheshire but of course he is dead now.
My husband Ian is a director of "Keating" the new supercar that is based in the north west as well.
Small world as I say. Surprising who knows who.
Sorry folks this must be boring for you other members so I will shut up now.
It is a small world, before moving to Scotland we lived for 20years just a few miles from Mere, still have friends there.
But of course I met Jan a short time ago in Southport were she lives as does my father.
We must try and have a Northern meet up since we would all have so much to chat about both about the North of England and Cyprus. Trouble is finding a time when we can all make it in one place.
I thought that about the viewings but I think like us all we have to have a peep to see what is being said. Like my friend Jan says we met up in Southport and she and Graham her husband are great company but Graham works off shore and so it is hard catching him but Jan could make it to a meet up.
Brian the school was Bury Grammmar School for girls and they would shoot you for demoting it to a high school. I went to Wellington Secondary School and then on to Bury Technical College to a Secretarial course. Worked then as PA to Insurance Brokers and the NFU.
Paul our nephew has just built a big extension to his house and so you cannot miss it. Tell your inlaws to introduce themselves he is usually quite chatty.
Thanks for that Jan and of course you're right, Bury GRAMMAR School for Girls it is! not High School!
There's a wonderful black pudding stall on the market, perhaps the same one your relative had. We were up there a few weeks ago and a drawer in our freezer is full of them!
Well that was a blast from the past Brian. Thirty four years ago and that was the same year that our daughter Vicky was born and Carol Crompton is her Godmother. Carol was brought up in Bury and we went to the same schools and the Technical College together. She was a singer around the Clubs in the evenings and that is where she met Colin. He was just starting with the television then. They had one son John together and he and our Vicky nearly fell out of Carol's Merc' since it was the days before seat belts and they opened one of the back doors and she had to anchor on. - Oh memories.
Both dead now Colin and Bernard Manning as well. You have to enjoy the day whilst you have it.
Thanks for the memory.
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