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Re: Messiest Parcel of All Time

Post by Katharine » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:33 pm

Angela Woodford wrote:I'd better check with Katharine the best way to pack up squishy nostalgia food - she'll know! Although an offering of Milk Tray, Mr Kipling mince pies, cream (clotted? Extra thick?) custard, and cheese... challenging, very challenging! Ha!
You find couriers, Munch! In most of our postings there was a fairly constant coming and going to Britain and there were requests for all sorts of things!

Some things, such as Christmas cakes could be posted but there was always the danger of customs officers investigating. When I was a VSO we were warned before we went that our particular Post Master was notorious for removing something for himself from any parcel. One of my colleagues was sent a round rich fruit cake by his Mum for Christmas, she forgot to put in 'a little something' and when he got the cake it had a slice off the side removed!

Later in life, we had the privelige of our parcels coming out via the diplomatic bag.
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Post by Angela Woodford » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:55 pm

I knew you would know!
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Re: Ee-vap

Post by icomefromalanddownunder » Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:47 am

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Angela Woodford wrote:I'm neither a Kentish Maid or Maid of Kent, but an exiled South Londoner. :lol:

Angela
How on earth can you spell Londoner with a D coming from Sarff of the Thames.
Coz she's from a posh bit - Streatham. Unlike me, wot originated in Sarff Chelsea. :lol:
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South London - sigh

Post by Angela Woodford » Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:12 am

icomefromalanddownunder wrote:Coz she's from a posh bit - Streatham. Unlike me, wot originated in Sarff Chelsea. :lol:
Caroline and I lived a short distance apart, and went to the same excellent primary school.

And to think that one of us would go on to greatness! :wink:

John, is it your sister Josephine who was two years younger than me in Sixes? She might have been 6:30. Please give her my love if so -

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Re: Ee-vap

Post by J.R. » Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:04 am

icomefromalanddownunder wrote:
jhopgood wrote:
Angela Woodford wrote:I'm neither a Kentish Maid or Maid of Kent, but an exiled South Londoner. :lol:

Angela
How on earth can you spell Londoner with a D coming from Sarff of the Thames.
Coz she's from a posh bit - Streatham. Unlike me, wot originated in Sarff Chelsea. :lol:
Not these days !

Gun crime is rife there at the moment ! Ask Gemma !
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Re: South London - sigh

Post by icomefromalanddownunder » Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:57 pm

Angela Woodford wrote:
icomefromalanddownunder wrote:Coz she's from a posh bit - Streatham. Unlike me, wot originated in Sarff Chelsea. :lol:
Caroline and I lived a short distance apart, and went to the same excellent primary school.

Confession time :) . Lived the first five years of my life in Battersea, spent one term at Chesterton Primary, then moved to Streatham and Richard Atkins.


And to think that one of us would go on to greatness! :wink:



Indeedydoody :D and it is an honour to know you.


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Re: South London - sigh

Post by englishangel » Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:37 pm

Angela Woodford wrote:
icomefromalanddownunder wrote:Coz she's from a posh bit - Streatham. Unlike me, wot originated in Sarff Chelsea. :lol:
Caroline and I lived a short distance apart, and went to the same excellent primary school.

And to think that one of us would go on to greatness! :wink:

John, is it your sister Josephine who was two years younger than me in Sixes? She might have been 6:30. Please give her my love if so -

Munch
I think he has said somewhere that he had a sister Josephine at Hertford in the late 60's
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Post by Katharine » Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:51 pm

Angela Woodford wrote:John, is it your sister Josephine who was two years younger than me in Sixes? She might have been 6:30.
If she was 6.30, there must have been a very short lived (wrong word but you know what I mean!) 6.30 before her. Susan Cottingham was 6.30 all my time in 6s, she and I entered the Ward (yes, it was that then!) the same term and left the same day!
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Re: South London - sigh

Post by jhopgood » Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:44 am

englishangel wrote:
Angela Woodford wrote:
icomefromalanddownunder wrote:Coz she's from a posh bit - Streatham. Unlike me, wot originated in Sarff Chelsea. :lol:
Caroline and I lived a short distance apart, and went to the same excellent primary school.

And to think that one of us would go on to greatness! :wink:

John, is it your sister Josephine who was two years younger than me in Sixes? She might have been 6:30. Please give her my love if so -

Munch
I think he has said somewhere that he had a sister Josephine at Hertford in the late 60's
Just to confirm, Josephine was at CH and I would have to ask again, but was in 6's, I believe. She was born 30-6-56, so take it from there.
I think she left after "O" levels.
If really interested, PM me and I will ask again, but it is the sort of information that I don't retain.
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Post by Angela Woodford » Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:20 am

Oops - I must have been wrong about Josephine's number - sorry, all Sixes.

Hope she's well, John!
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Post by englishangel » Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:01 pm

Katharine and Susan left at Christmas 1965 and as Josephine was 2 years younger than me, if she started aged 10 she would have started summer 1966 so could well have been 6.30.
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