Post by jamesy (r.i.p.) on Oct 5, 2005 17:18:16 GMT
Ah well Webman, I recently bought a few paperbacks, one about the great England and Wolves footballer, the late Billy Wright, and another about Scottish football crowds, plus a political book, so , one has to economise. Thank god for libraries right enough
Received a phone call from the author today I had his postage costs wrong To order the book through Glesca Pals and get a SIGNED COPY will cost only an extra £1.75 p&p
Noo Ronnie ah canny believe that you a Brigton Barrowfield boy hivnae bought this book. It is a fabulous read and tells of the many trials and tribulations the author had running a youth club filled wi Brigton boys.
Aye Jamesboy, I must agree wi you best thing we ever got "libraries," that's one part of council tax I will pay with pleasure. Well I have ordered the book keep It cheery. I just hope I have followed the instructions right as I usually get it wrong. No doubt I will soon find out. I just love a read.
webmaister : yer order has been sent tae Bill xx
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It's oan the list Webmaister, Honest. And it's my intention tae obtain a signed copy. I waanted though tae have a wee email gab first wae Bill aboot my ain memories of the Church House. Bare wae me Webmaister........Oops! people might think wur naturalists....should that be bear wae me. Bluidy Bernard Street Education!!!! Nae good tae naebody. ;D
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Post by jamesy (r.i.p.) on Oct 20, 2005 16:19:51 GMT
After what I thought was a so so beginning and a wee bit confusing with going back and forwards in time, this is developing into a good read. Unlike some other authors who are not originally from the area they are writing about Bill Shackleton's geography and place names etc are really good. Some really good photos too. One right across from my wee Granny's hoose.
Post by jamesy (r.i.p.) on Oct 20, 2005 17:00:46 GMT
Bill Shackleton wites (page 100) of the irony that while in decades past in a socially harsh world, good manners mattered and for example men never swore at home whereas in today's softer living social context vulgarity and coarseness prevail. A sobering and extremely interesting thought even though the author may be adopting an ever so slightly romantic view of the past. Plenty to think about there. I have to say that this romantic, almost idyllic view of past decades was one I shared until very recently] now I am not so sure. Pity Mr Shackleton is not on this site, potential for a very good discussion about old Brigton.
Post by jamesy (r.i.p.) on Nov 2, 2005 16:33:01 GMT
Well John if you have not seen the book in question it will be vague to you but it goes like this.
The author relates a wee story about how he was once standing under the famous Brigton Umbrella at the Cross listening to a fervent Communist spouting the Gospel according to Lenin at him when an Orange Band Parade approached. At that the Communist stopped his preaching and it seems wanted to join in with the merriment approaching them. Now my point is that Communists are supposed to be ABOVE all this sectarian crap. Its supposed to be brotherhood of man and all that nonsense. Aye right!