Archive for March 23, 2010

Evening Extra – New Site Verdict!

March 23, 2010 2 comments

The headline was meant to be in the style of a noisy newspaper seller – I hope you got that and were therefore not baffled by it! My impression is that the site looks professional and  yes…..sophisticated! I like it. Congratulations yet again Paul.

Now just a quick point: as well as clicking on the likes of Soccer Gleghorn etc. it might be useful to try the search box with a name. I can tell you that even if what you want does not come up your person might still be there somewhere on site. Just imagine Gloria Race putting her name into the search box and clicking: she might get the surprise of her life!


Categories: Memories

“Further memories take me back to the chestnut shop”

March 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Further memories take me back to the chestnut shop on Oakridge Road owned by the hugely popular Cathy Donaldson who used to be the beneficiary of many a deerness schoolboys dinner money.

It is worth noting that in the late 80’s early 90’s the five a day theory was not yet in force so a bag of  ‘kopp kopps’, some ‘choc …lick’ and ice pops/jubilees were generally acknowlegded as part of the staple diet for the ushaw lad of the time.

It’s little wonder not many of us went on to play for England or become international athletes given such a diet ! That said we used to love setting the football up on the green near Lilac Park using 2 coats and would entertain ourselves for hours on end, the biggest danger on the pitch being dog poo,  some of which was white and is now strangely extinct !

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Geoff Bowery