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peterlomas
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31 of 39  Tue 26th Mar 2013 8:08pm  
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I most certainly remember 'Happy' or as I knew him 'Happy Sunshine Sunbeam'. He used to run errands for people. My father had the Greengrocers on Warwick Row and I remember him coming in with a little tin with a note in and money. Harmless, I wonder how he would fare in today's world. Lol
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mickw
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32 of 39  Sat 26th Oct 2013 2:26pm  
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I might be wrong but I have a niggling memory as a young child was there a shop opposite the Swanswell Pool, where the back of the bus depot is now, painted red which sold strange things? Medals stick in my mind and outside the shop either a man in uniform and white gloves or a dummy wearing the same, it`s a vague memory but could this have been Happy
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pallmall
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33 of 39  Sat 26th Oct 2013 5:55pm  
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I remember that place, corner of White St. and Cox St., I think. Was it also called Exchange & Mart, or something similar? I used to love going in there when I was young and rummaging through the old medals, coins, antique weapons, shell casings, etc.There was, of course furniture, china, etc. and all of it would today, I imagine, be very collectable and expensive. I think the owner always wore an old uniform, of some sort, and could easily have passed as Happy's brother. I wish places like that still existed!
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mickw
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34 of 39  Sat 26th Oct 2013 6:44pm  
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Thanks pallmall, since I`ve used this site reading the posts memories come flooding back, some sketchy but some very clear. I vaguely remember it had the nickname Happy Harry`s, might have just been a micky take though. Thanks for the memory as they say
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LongfordLad
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35 of 39  Fri 4th Jul 2014 6:44pm  
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I recall Happy only in his sandwich-board days around Broadgate and the Precinct. His cry then was: "One in the front, one in the back - is everybody happy?" (I have seen the photograph of Happy, know that this was our man, and recall his cry with crystal clarity. At that time (1960s) I recall no traffic-directing or such, but I do recall the smiles that Happy's appearance always triggered in all of us, and nowt wrong wi' that!
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Janey
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36 of 39  Sat 16th Aug 2014 8:55pm  
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Yes I remember Happy. He had very rosy cheeks and wore some sort of uniform, or else a dark gaberdine mac, and always had on a pair of white gloves. Oh, and a smile on his face all the while. Can't remember if he was advertising something or why he was wandering around the city centre, but I was only a small girl at the time. Must have been late 50s or early 60s I would think.
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Roger Turner
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37 of 39  Tue 19th Aug 2014 5:24pm  
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Yes I too remember Happy and have already contributed to this thread on another Forum, that seemed to have an administrator called Dutchman Can anybody tell me the name of it please? I had also posted a question there about W.H.Jones (Builders - Holbrook Lane - latterly Costains Midland Depot) Looking for former members of the Surveyors Dept I would be very grateful for any help on this subject too.
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NormK
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38 of 39  Tue 19th Aug 2014 5:30pm  
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moemac
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39 of 39  Fri 17th Oct 2014 4:24pm  
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I remember Happy, he used to walk around the indoor market in town with his great coat and white gloves announcing to anyone "I'm Happy", he was a lovely gentle guy with a wonderful smile.
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