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Hi Mark, News update: It was a woman driver who was killed (not a man) when a tree fell on her car and a child is fighting for its life.
Your post brought back a sad memory for me, Mark. Many moons ago when I was working in London (in the swinging sixties!), I shared an office with a lovely girl, Connie Exley, from Turramurra NSW and well before she was due to return home, our Personnel dept (long before HR, haha) received a call from her home to say her 'kid' brother had been killed when a tree had crushed his car during a storm. She cut short her planned stay in the UK, of course, and returned home immediately.

We have had a day of sunshine and storms today - power is out in parts of London and SE causing travel chaos. We have been fine here - just lost our TV channels for about ten minutes but not sure if the two events were connected as our power was not affected.

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Ann1E - Swinging sixties OK show us some pictures of you in your Mary Quant gear in Carnabie Street.

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Ann1E - Swinging sixties OK show us some pictures of you in your Mary Quant gear in Carnabie Street.

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Can't come up with any of those I'm afraid - if only we'd all had mobile phone cameras in the sixties or perhaps not! However I do have one taken at about that time ...

This one is (dare I admit it) from the summer of 1962 on Rag Day at Watford 'Tec', where I was studying for an OND in Business Studies, although you wouldn't think so, looking at me, haha! I think this was a pic that appeared in the local paper primarily to show the Rag Queen and her two attendants. We four scruffy ones walked alongside with our collecting tins!



You have to guess which one is me!

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Can't come up with any of those I'm afraid - if only we'd all had mobile phone cameras in the sixties or perhaps not! However I do have one taken at about that time ...

This one is (dare I admit it) from the summer of 1962 on Rag Day at Watford 'Tec', where I was studying for an OND in Business Studies, although you wouldn't think so, looking at me, haha! I think this was a pic that appeared in the local paper primarily to show the Rag Queen and her two attendants. We four scruffy ones walked alongside with our collecting tins!



You have to guess which one is me!

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I know but I'm not telling!

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What a bevy of gorgeous girls! Anne is the cutest, 2nd from the right!
6:00am, I'm viewing this on my phone in bed.
Anne, I'll reply to your post on my desktop after brekkie.
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All gorgeous, you are a lucky man Barr1e.

My bet is on the middle bird, equal from left to right and right to left......
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Your post brought back a sad memory for me, Mark. Many moons ago when I was working in London (in the swinging sixties!), I shared an office with a lovely girl, Connie Exley, from Turramurra NSW and well before she was due to return home, our Personnel dept (long before HR, haha) received a call from her home to say her 'kid' brother had been killed when a tree had crushed his car during a storm. She cut short her planned stay in the UK, of course, and returned home immediately.

We have had a day of sunshine and storms today - power is out in parts of London and SE causing travel chaos. We have been fine here - just lost our TV channels for about ten minutes but not sure if the two events were connected as our power was not affected.

Kind regards,
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I can't imagine how hard the loss of her kid brother would have hit Connie, I'm sure you must have felt for your workmate. Did she later return to London?

We saw some footage of London's travel chaos due to the power outage. Commuters stumbling over the Underground rail tracks after exiting their trains ... presumably some would
have had to walk miles in the dark to exit the tunnels? (I resisted writing, Br-exit the tunnels' as being in poor taste!) I trust that by now all services will have been restored to normal.
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Agree that the photo of passengers on the rail line was terrifying. On line is exceedingly dangerous.....

BUT, with trains going Electric, they are subject to power failures, might be good to have auxiliary/hibred means of propulsion...

So much for progress...:-(
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Don't worry Mark, help is at hand, Boris will Brefix everything.
Actually, tonight's episode of ABC Four Corners is screening an in depth profile of Boris.
I will post the link to it on my current thread in the lounge around 12PM GMT - I'm rather a fan of Boris the man.
As a PM, well all I can say is, ... ahem

Well, aside from all that, I wish Anne would come back and let us all know, which of the young ladies is she ...
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Well, aside from all that, I wish Anne would come back and let us all know, which of the young ladies is she ...
Spot on, Mark - second from the right!

No, Connie did not return to the UK - she had been working with us for a while and the tragedy hit her all the more I think because she was so far away from home and couldn't be with the family right away. We kept in touch as 'pen pals' for a while but, as our lives went in different directions, we lost touch. I guess in the modern world we would have been Facebook friends!

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Spot on, Mark - second from the right!
No, Connie did not return to the UK - she had been working with us for a while and the tragedy hit her all the more I think because she was so far away from home and couldn't be with the family right away. We kept in touch as 'pen pals' for a while but, as our lives went in different directions, we lost touch. I guess in the modern world we would have been Facebook friends!
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Anne,
Had I been wrong with the unequivocal ID, then I would by now have been wallowing neck deep in the proverbial swamp!

As you say, in the world of social media we can remain in touch with the remotest of friends.
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Sunshine.jpg[/IMG]‘Sunshine’ reaper and binder.
Made by HV McKay Massey Harris Ltd in Sunshine, Victoria, 1930's.
Apparently the last working horse drawn R&B in the UK.

Andrew, post war, that agricultural machinery company eventually became Massey Ferguson.
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Re: An Aussie Thing

Very interesting link Mark, thanks.

Did anyone else note that there was only one young lady who had plenty of knee showing?
This must have been the very start of that new fashion period as it had obviously not become universal.
Anne, you must have been a real fashionista and I can see why with that Twiggy look.
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Gone are the days when women wore heels, dresses and nylons. (even black ones)
Nowadays it's joggers, T-shirts and blue jeans with holes in the knees!
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A recent photo of Anne with our granddaughter who is just three years younger than Anne was in the Rag Day pic.

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