Author Topic: The Big Bald Bespectacled Bloke of Thornhill calling  (Read 3141 times)

Offline Jean Dawson

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Re: The Big Bald Bespectacled Bloke of Thornhill calling
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2015, 05:46:20 PM »
Hope your Mothers home and o.k Rick. Love and best wishes
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Re: The Big Bald Bespectacled Bloke of Thornhill calling
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2015, 05:57:55 PM »
Hope your mum's feeling much better Rick and on the mend   >333<
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Re: The Big Bald Bespectacled Bloke of Thornhill calling
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2015, 07:12:07 PM »
Hola Amigo's,

 Follyfoot folk really do care  >41<. Thank you everyone who replied to my tome of yesterday. Mum is now back home and having a nice glass of Rose wine as i type this by her side. Hopefully i can get my mum's neighbour, Edwin Hepworth to pop in and take a look at the vintage Thornhill Colliery footage that Motormouse kindly listed. Edwin is slowly getting better by the day since suffering from a small stroke before Xmas.

 So what of yours truly? Well I was born in Barnsley and grew up in Stocksbridge, Sheffield in The People's Soviet Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpBpbXmdLRo so watching Follyfoot was a covert exercise amongst my mates as only 'Girls and Pansies' watched Follyfoot, not lads. Yet watching Follyfoot was like watching lessons about life to me.  And now at 52 YOA it still is  :)

My mum and Hungarian dad separated and divorced in the mid 1970's so mum returned to Thornhill, Dewsbury with me and a Black and White Cat in tow. For a while we lived with my grandparents, my grandad worked at Thornhill Colliery from him being a 13 year old lad to reaching the age of 43. 20 of those years were on the night shift too :o
(Funny thing but when my dad had to quickly leave Hungary after going AWOL from the Red Army during the 1956 uprising, the NCB had opened an office in Graz, Austria offering jobs for Hungarian refugees. He signed up and became an engineer for the NCB with transport laid on from Austria and a guaranteed wage).

 My forum name is from memories of family holidays in Hungary around Lake Balaton, the 1960's and 70's Soviet answer to the French Riviera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HALlZzLTGrc Keszthely is where i share a holiday studio with my Hungarian Folks. (I have a one previous elderly owner with full service history from new 1983 Trabant there too). 

As for my experience with horses, well I did once ride one  bare-back near Hallien, Austria. But that's another story ........  >104<

Gotta go and help mum make some tea :P

Rick

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Re: The Big Bald Bespectacled Bloke of Thornhill calling
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2015, 07:27:18 PM »
 >107< Rick. Love the music in your video's.  >41<  And your mum bringing a black and white cat home with you.  :D
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Re: The Big Bald Bespectacled Bloke of Thornhill calling
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2015, 07:34:19 PM »
 >94< Rick

Hope Edwin likes the vintage Thornhill Colliery footage   :)
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Re: The Big Bald Bespectacled Bloke of Thornhill calling
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2015, 06:31:12 AM »
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As for my experience with horses, well I did once ride one  bare-back near Hallien, Austria. But that's another story ........  >104<

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so watching Follyfoot was a covert exercise amongst my mates as only 'Girls and Pansies' watched Follyfoot, not lads. Yet watching Follyfoot was like watching lessons about life to me.  And now at 52 YOA it still is  :)

Quite a few chaps here were closet watchers  :D


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Re: The Big Bald Bespectacled Bloke of Thornhill calling
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2015, 05:17:36 PM »
Yes, I was one.  :-X
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Re: The Big Bald Bespectacled Bloke of Thornhill calling
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2015, 06:27:19 PM »
Yep and me  ;D 
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Re: The Big Bald Bespectacled Bloke of Thornhill calling
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2015, 04:55:19 AM »
Me too!!! >117< Though we couldn't afford a seperate TV in the closet, so I had to watch in the living room.
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Re: The Big Bald Bespectacled Bloke of Thornhill calling
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2015, 09:25:29 AM »
Excellent account Ric  >41< Remember, once a communist- always a communist! >315<

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Re: The Big Bald Bespectacled Bloke of Thornhill calling
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2015, 12:15:45 AM »
Lovely to 'meet' you Rick. I'm in Australia and didn't get to the Follyfoot visit last year  >389< >97<. Thanks for telling us about your background; loved the videos. Heh heh, I gather Yorkshire really IS that parochial!  ;D  I do feel sorry for the boys that were 'closet' watchers of Follyfoot - at least here you can be loud and proud about it!  >41<

Hope your Mum makes a good recovery  :) :)
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