Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Huntingdon County Hospital – late 1920s

The hospital closed in 1983 and is now Millfield House, Retirement Flats,

the conversion was completed in 1987 and consists of 87 flats,

a two bed flat is currently £165,000

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1956 Messerschmitt KR200

 

A spot of nostalgia as Dad had two Messerschmitts during the 60’s

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St. Ives, early morning

Jackie Carpenter

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Welcome home

 

This little boy John Murdoch looks thrilled, even though he wasn’t old enough to remember his father. British soldier Hector Murdoch arrived home on his birthday,

after three years in Japanese captivity. John and his mother Rosina decorated the cottage with flags and signs to welcome him home.

 

The cottage is a prefab which were erected to help with the housing shortage following the second World War, the intention was that they should be a short term solution but some are still used today.

In the 50’s I remember Mum and Dad having one, I don’t remember much of the home but, typical kid, I remember the swing and sandpit in the garden

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Sparky’s Magic Piano

 

My first thought that this poor young lady could be destined for a harsh piano lesson then a wave of nostalgia hit me

as I remembered the wonderful Sparky’s Magic Piano from my childhood

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Saint Ives Bridge

 

Martin Lawrence

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RIP Peter Green

Peter Green 29th October 1946 – 25th July 2020

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The Kiddies Paddling Pool, Royston Heath, Royston, Herts c1950

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Gorbash

 

 

 

I received this lovely sleepy dragon for Father’s Day, it didn’t take long to name him “Gorbash” one of the dragons from “Flight of Dragons”

 

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The hand that rocks the cradle

The hand that rocks the cradle, a study with Beatrice Baxter Ruyl, about 1905

 

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