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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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1 of 177  Fri 22nd May 2015 7:37pm  
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I drove a pony and trap on a milk round in 1941-3, Foleshill, Old Church Rd - Aldermans Green Rd, air raid or no air-raid, debris as well. For a short time, then the government condensed the streets we could use so customers had to have the allotted milkman they were given. Now Paul-guy can tell you of the steep slope up and onto the road I had to contend with 4/5 large churns of milk, and a pony that was slithering and sliding in the icy winter. I washed the bottles, churns, etc, carried cartons of Carnation milk etc and somewhere on this forum I told our weights and measures man I used to hate his predecessor, for if you had a Co-op bottle or any other firm's bottle you were fined and severely cautioned, and could lose your job. I fed and groomed the pony. That was part of my job from 14-half to 17-half (then forces) - it was all part of the day, and I loved it. My pony was a mare, and one day she stopped, right on the junction of Hall Green Rd / Aldermans Green Rd and Windmill Lane, for natural reasons, and nothing would budge her, a large car was held up and began to toot, to no avail, when we finally moved, the car carried the Mayor of Coventry, afraid my mare had the upper hand.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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2 of 177  Fri 22nd May 2015 9:05pm  
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Like to add a little more to the above story. This little mare shared a field with two shire horses, and in 39 the Army stuck a pom-pom gun in the next field, can you imagine the horror for them, when that started to rat-a-tat at night, obviously we quickly moved them to a field as far away as we could, but there was no way you could explain a war to an animal, and I had a lot of trouble with her the few times the sirens sounded in the day, but gradually she began to like me whispering in her ear (or I thought so) until the noise stopped. When I left to join the forces, my boss kindly retired her. A very brave animal that got mixed up in man's folly.
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3 of 177  Mon 4th Jul 2016 7:30pm  
Moderator: Joined Jan 2010  Total posts:4136

On another thread, our good friend Kaga has posted:
On 4th Jul 2016 7:11pm, Kaga simpson said: I have just spent seven days in hospital with a minor stroke, my mind is no way impaired, or my vision so thankfully can still read your posts. I should make a full recovery so more than ever look forward to your posts, please keep them coming. Thanks and regards, Kaga.
I'm sure all members will want to wish you all the best for a full and speedy recovery Thumbs up
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arthur p
burbage leic
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4 of 177  Mon 4th Jul 2016 7:37pm  
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Hi Kaga Just to wish you all the best, and a speedy recovery. Arthur P
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David H
Lancashire
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5 of 177  Mon 4th Jul 2016 8:27pm  
Member: Joined Mar 2014  Total posts:111

Kaga - I always enjoy reading your very interesting posts, and look forward to many more. With all best wishes for a speedy recovery. David.
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AD
Allesley Park
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6 of 177  Mon 4th Jul 2016 8:28pm  
Member: Joined Aug 2011  Total posts:389

Have a speedy recovery Kaga!
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mayjan
Green Lane,Coventry
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7 of 177  Mon 4th Jul 2016 9:22pm  
Member: Joined Oct 2010  Total posts:263

Kaga hope you are soon fully recovered and back home xx Thumbs up Wave
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Roger Turner
Torksey
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8 of 177  Mon 4th Jul 2016 9:42pm  
Member: Joined Aug 2014  Total posts:448

Hi Kaga. Always turn to your posts first! Get well soon Roger
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Not Local
Bedworth
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9 of 177  Mon 4th Jul 2016 9:51pm  
Member: Joined Feb 2014  Total posts:172

Kaga, Get well soon. I was only passing through your old haunts in Aldermans Green yesterday and thought about you. Roger
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dutchman
Spon End
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10 of 177  Mon 4th Jul 2016 10:20pm  
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Get well soon Kaga Wave

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Little Nut
France
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11 of 177  Mon 4th Jul 2016 10:41pm  
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AND SO SAY ALL OF US - GET VERY WELL, VERY SOON - Us Cov Kids are made of strong stuff Wave
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pixrobin
Canley
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12 of 177  Mon 4th Jul 2016 11:32pm  
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Looking forward to more of your posts Kaga, so get well soon mate. pixrobin
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Gilly
Melbourne Australia
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13 of 177  Mon 4th Jul 2016 11:37pm  
Member: Joined Jun 2011  Total posts:141

All the best for a speedy recovery Kaga. Les and Gilly. Wave Wave
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JohnnieWalker
Canberra, Australia
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14 of 177  Tue 5th Jul 2016 2:57am  
Member: Joined Jul 2011  Total posts:204

Hi Kaga Looking forward to seeing some more of your poetry - great way to spend the time when you're not feeling well! Get better soon, mate! Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers
True Blue Coventry Kid

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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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15 of 177  Tue 5th Jul 2016 7:22am  
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Hi all Wave Take it easy. See you soon. Wave
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