Re: Church Road summer of 1977

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Posted by Tess (Terri) ( on 00:30:27 23/October/07

In Reply to: Re: Church Road summer of 1977 posted by Tony H

: : Yes I really wonder whatever became of little Ken - Taylor was his surname? I never knew that!
: : a really nice guy IMO
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: : Plus I remember vaguely "Dirty Dave" - wasn't he the guy we once came back to find had set the curtains on fire - and was trying to light his fag off the burning curtain?
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: : hmmm maybe those weren't the days
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: : You are the official squatting historian!
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: : Richard
: almost right Richard but it was Dave (I keep falling over) Stanard He had knocked over an electic fire and was found lying on the floor trying to light a fag from the carpet.
: Tony H

Hey you guys, before anybody bags the title of squat historian, I'd like to remind you that I was also a resident of the house in Church Road, with Odd Jobs tarts boudoir and ensuite pink corner bath. In fact it was me who found the place and opened it with little Joe and OJ, Scratch, Danny and Pablo the dog moved in with us. We had been living in a house in St Margrets, I was newly pregnant, and took the basement room, which was a bit daft as it had once been a kitchen and had no door, there was another room down there and all and sundry used to traipse through. I lived at ground level on cushions on the floor, and had a low table above which hung an old cast iron candelabra. Being a shorty, it never got me but many people who visited me down there bore the scar of that candelabra on their forehead...They'd sit there, get stoned then stand up, it got them in the third eye every time! maybe thats why nobody seems to remember I was there! I also remember dirty Dave and the night of the fire. Was that Church Road? Wherever it was I recall crawling in under the smoke to try to rouse him, but I couldn't had to get somebody else to get him out, I remember there being a lot of reluctance to get him, unfortunately I can't remember who the heroes were?? Danny?? I moved on from Church Road to the Bingham house Hotel, over the river from the ice rink. I lived in the old ballroom which had a big round window, I was still living there after my daughter Robin was born in Dec 1977. She will be 30 this year, how time flies!! memories haha I do remember you Rory and your platform shoes! Take care and love to all Tess xxxx

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