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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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1 of 26  Wed 21st Nov 2012 2:54am  
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Who do these mums and dads belong to and did you know they were out? At the Navigation Inn.
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Foxcote
Warwick
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2 of 26  Wed 21st Nov 2012 7:59am  
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What a lovely shot, hope the forum comes us with some names Cheers
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Suitably Chastised
Where the Teacher can see me
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3 of 26  Wed 21st Nov 2012 8:24am  
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No one I know, but it is an interesting shot. The diners on the right appear to have half pint glasses filled with a dark liquid, can't imagine it being cola somehow!! Notice the serving staff to the right of the bar wearing whites and most of the gents (including the bar man) wearing ties. We seem to have lost that sense of occasion these days, few of us actually dress up to go out, casual seems to be the order of today.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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4 of 26  Wed 21st Nov 2012 9:32am  
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Yes Bad Boy, The barman's name is Reg and May also behind the bar is my mother. My father, Bill, is the gent on the top right in glasses. It was always made a special event for the pensioners and they loved dressing up for the occasion. No it wasn't coke either (Watneys). Cheers
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Tricia
Bedworth
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5 of 26  Wed 21st Nov 2012 6:16pm  
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Hi Dreamtime, Don't the women all look smart in their hats. My mum loved to wear a hat, she never felt dressed up without one. Wave
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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6 of 26  Wed 21st Nov 2012 6:34pm  
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Hi Tricia, Hi all Wave My mum too. She sold ladies hats in her shop, but her favourite trip was once a year to a London fashion show, where she always came home with her own new 'titfer' as she called it. Big grin Big grin
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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7 of 26  Thu 22nd Nov 2012 1:34am  
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Another one for you, probably around the same year. More hats and 'flat caps' and a few more smiles on this one. Thumbs up
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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8 of 26  Thu 22nd Nov 2012 7:29am  
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I have something in common with the Queen, we both wear a scarf tied under the chin!!! Well, I used to. Smile I bet she would have enjoyed a trip and a singalong on the bus. Thumbs up
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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9 of 26  Thu 22nd Nov 2012 8:23am  
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On 21st Nov 2012 8:24am, Suitably Chastised said: The diners on the right appear to have half pint glasses filled with a dark liquid, can't imagine it being cola somehow!!
The answer's in the photo above! Good old "Ansells Mild" Cheers
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Radford kid
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10 of 26  Thu 22nd Nov 2012 8:55am  
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Hello Dreamtime, I wonder if you remember a barmaid called Vera Bailey? She worked at the Navigation throughout the sixties. She was my mother-in-law. We could not see her on you photos. Colin. Big grin
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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11 of 26  Thu 22nd Nov 2012 10:02am  
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Hello there RKid, she might have been in the front bar. Was she blonde, always used to say 'charming' when answering you. If it is the lady I am thinking of I can only say my father was very lucky with his staff. He used to say "look after your staff and they will look after you" and I can honestly say he was right. We used to have some laughs with the pensioners. There is one amongst them aged 94, cheeky old whatsit he was ! I should think most of the old dears are pushing up the daisies by now bless em'. I am going before I start blubbing. These old photos bring back such great memories. Cheers Colin Cheers 'What we want is Watneys' Cheers
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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12 of 26  Thu 22nd Nov 2012 11:59am  
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On 22nd Nov 2012 8:23am, Midland Red said: The answer's in the photo above! Good old "Ansells Mild" Cheers
There is a Watneys Red Barrel on the bar counter MR and it looks as if the table on the left are all teetotal!!! Cheers
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Midland Red
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13 of 26  Thu 22nd Nov 2012 12:24pm  
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On 22nd Nov 2012 11:59am, Dreamtime said: There is a Watneys Red Barrel on the bar counter MR. Cheers
Surely no-one would be drinking that stuff? Oh my
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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14 of 26  Thu 22nd Nov 2012 3:09pm  
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Now, now MR, each to his own. Although my dad was an Ansells man, not like the frozen stuff you get here. I myself like a nice drop of Baileys over ice. Cheers
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Mr Blue Sky
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
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15 of 26  Sat 1st Dec 2012 8:05pm  
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On 22nd Nov 2012 1:34am, Dreamtime said: Another one for you, probably around the same year. More hats and 'flat caps' and a few more smiles on this one. Thumbs up
Hi Dreamtime, My grandparents were in The Navigation coach party. My grandmother is standing in front of the man by the drainpipe, wearing a white hat and glasses and my grandad is to her right, wearing a flat cap, slightly tilted. They were Alf and Edith Taylor and lived in Tackford Road for 35 years and went to The Navi during that time. The Navi was their second home, they went there every night and there had to be 3 feet of snow to stop them! My gran could play the piano and was asked on several occasions to play the piano in the bar for the regulars to have a sing-a-long. Do any of the forum members recognise anyone else in the coach party? Thanks, Mr Blue Sky
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