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Dreamtime
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1 of 9  Sat 14th Jan 2012 5:29pm  
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Coventry being Coventry there must be numerous souvenirs saved by members of this forum, especially from the war years. My husband reminded me about the heavy garden lawn roller which landed in their back garden one evening during the blitz. Even to this day they did not find out from where it came or belonged to in his neighbourhood. I remember it well leaning up the garden shed, rusty old thing it was and never got to be used. Would not have liked being under that when it landed!! Oh my
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mayjan
Green Lane,Coventry
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2 of 9  Sat 14th Jan 2012 10:38pm  
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The only thing I have in my possession from the war years Dreamtime, is the wristband the nurses put on me when I was born in Keresley hospital. My mum gave birth to me in 1943 (giving my age away here!), my dad always carried the linen band which was handwritten with my name on it in his wallet, after he passed away it came to me. Strange to think such a tiny band once fitted around my wrist. Smile Wave
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Dreamtime
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3 of 9  Sun 15th Jan 2012 3:23am  
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That is so nice Mayjan, will you pass it down? That is a 'girlie thing' isn't it and I don't think the males would think of that today, but probably their mothers might, They have scrapbooks and treasure boxes now but to have a wristband from years ago is quite unique. Happy
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mayjan
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4 of 9  Mon 16th Jan 2012 9:20am  
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Hi Dreamtime, yes I will be passing the band on to my daughter and as she has a daughter, no doubt she will do the same. I think it was the fact that my dad having carried it in his wallet all of those years that made it so special to me. He also had in his wallet the most horrendous photo of me, I have my national health specs on and it really wasn't a very attractive picture, but he would take it out and show it to everyone that had time to take a look, much to my embarrassment. Wave
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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5 of 9  Mon 16th Jan 2012 10:20am  
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Well Mayjan, I can honestly say I am definitely not photogenic. I reckon a photo can speak a thousand words and my parents' camera was not of the best quality. However, I take lots of the family as I always want something to fall back on when my memory fails me. Also, our little dog is the most photographed dog on the planet and is most obliging I am happy to say. So I think photographs will always be among our souvenirs. I also think grandchildren make up very happy memories too don't you? My daughter has a pair of knitted baby bootees knitted by her grandmother and they have buttons on nearly a hundred years old which came out her old button box. Have a good sort out Mayjan and see what else you can find. Wave Happy
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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6 of 9  Mon 16th Jan 2012 10:31am  
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Hi to you. Wave I am intruding into girly chat, please forgive me, but I had NHS specs too. They were uncomfortable with a metal wire band hooked arounds ears. My Pam has a b&w pick of me (age seven) where I am looking like a rival to the 'Milky Bar Kid'. I suppose that's Pam's souvenir of me. Why on earth she has that, well!!! I love to read your real life threads, both of you. You ladies have a much more in depth value of things that matter in life, particularly your growing up days. Whilst I, like most boys, was in or out playing, you were learning the ropes of being ladies. Quite a difference. Wave Best wishes.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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7 of 9  Mon 16th Jan 2012 10:36am  
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Yes, but Philip, you have OUR stations to maintain and think what a great souvenir that will be in the future. Wave
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mayjan
Green Lane,Coventry
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8 of 9  Mon 16th Jan 2012 3:39pm  
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Ah Philip you are very welcome to join in our girly chat! Yes those NHS glasses were very uncomfortable. I was born with a squint and used to have to wear a patch over one of my lenses for quite a few years. I also had to go regularly to Gulson Rd Hospital and have various tests and drops in my eyes. Eventually after surgery at Bramcote Hospital and to my relief, I was allowed to stop wearing my specs! As Dreamtime said what a great souvenir you will leave, in your magnificent railway. Best wishes, Jan. Thumbs up Wave
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PhilipInCoventry
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9 of 9  Mon 16th Jan 2012 6:06pm  
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I had to wear a patch too. Mr.Grove was the eye test man that I remember. Wave
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