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The Fiera San Nicolo is to be held until 8th December........where?
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Last Post: Nov 30, 2017 8:45pm
by Larry Southgate
Charities. and Water in Africa.
For a couple of years now there has been an advert on the television for contributions towards a charity to help provide water in various parts of Africa. It shows a small child walking to a water hole to collect water in a type of jerrycan and walking back to her...
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Last Post: Nov 30, 2017 10:23am
by Roland
Death of another member
I'm sad to say that we have lost another member. Ivor Cosby (Royal Signals) passed away this week. Although Ivor had been in poor health for several years, he attended hospital for a check up and died shortly after arriving at the hospital, so it came as a shock to...
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Last Post: Nov 29, 2017 11:43am
by John Barron
"Grand Canal"
This photo dates from the beginning of the 20th century. There would have been an opening bridge to let the ships get out to sea. More recently, I can remember when many of the boats had out-board motors and certainly looked as if they went out on the open sea...
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Last Post: Nov 24, 2017 10:18pm
by Larry Southgate
New format.
Sorry Harry, but I do NOT like the new layout at all, at all.
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Last Post: Nov 23, 2017 6:29pm
by Harry Dixon
The Simplon- Orient Express.........
......used to start in London, ran through Europe, TRIESTE, Yugoslavia and on to Istanbul. We could go to Lubliana on it- and did. The Queen's messenger delivered the diplomatic "bag" to the Polad (Political Advisor) - or at least to the Stazione Centrale, where it w...
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Last Post: Nov 21, 2017 6:23pm
by Harry Dixon
My visit to Holland.
I believe I have mentioned already that I will be attending the celebrations in Holland for the liberation of the area of the Leudal zone. Here is the programme of events for next week. Sorry it's a bit long but needs must. PROGRAMME VETERANS’ WEEK 2017...
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Last Post: Nov 19, 2017 8:59pm
by Larry Southgate
Rejoice............ so they say
I received the following by email from Bravenet last week: New Message Forum Coming Next Week We are excited to announce that we will be releasing a whole new version of the Message Forum next week. There is nothing you need to do now. Your Forum will swit...
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Last Post: Nov 17, 2017 6:27pm
by Harry Dixon
Old Soldiers
This old photo has been discovered during research into the club's history. It was taken before the start of the start of WW1. Five of the men pictured were killed in action - on the back row the two men nos 5 and 6 from the left, middle row 3 and 4 and the y...
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Last Post: Nov 15, 2017 1:06pm
by Harry Dixon
Internet problems.
Tonight has been unpleasant as far as my internet connection has performed. Even when I was on Skype to Trieste, we had problems. And every so often a big screen from Microsoft telling me I was disconnected and offering to clear it up. Could this be anything to...
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Last Post: Nov 10, 2017 7:53pm
by Larry Southgate
Buskers in Trieste.
D'you remember there used to be the odd person with a guitar strumming in the streets around Piazza Unita` and Piazza della Borsa? Well, now if there are any caught by the cops they face a 300 € fine and their instrument confiscated. Makes for a merry xmas...
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Last Post: Nov 6, 2017 10:26pm
by Larry Southgate
PHOTO: Just For a Change.....
Il Piccolo has items about the tram and lots of details of old folks being injured in accidents and, as the poet says in "The Lion and Albert" - "nowt to laugh at at all" so I've been searching for an alternative. Here it is. The photo shows two of our committee m...
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Last Post: Nov 3, 2017 2:29pm
by Harry Dixon
Time - lees - ness
I cannot speak for others than myself, but since we put the clocks back one hour, time seems to have concocted an hiatus. I cannot recall time seeming to go so slow. The afternoons especially. It feels as though there are now more than 24 hours each day. Anybo...
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Last Post: Nov 2, 2017 9:02pm
by Larry Southgate
Mulberry Trees
There is a strange posting on the Il Piccolo website today. There is a street in Trieste called Via dell'Eremo and along this street in one part are planted some trees. The posting on the website shows a photo of a hand holding a very large ??berry??. I have done...
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Last Post: Oct 30, 2017 9:03pm
by Larry Southgate
Misc. Twaddle
1. Time - I can claim that I actually did read "A Brief History of Time". (It's said to be the most unread book of all ....) It was some years ago and I can't be expected to give the even the gist of it now but I think Spike Milligan had the sense of it when he said,...
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Last Post: Oct 30, 2017 7:11pm
by Harry Dixon
(From the BBC website.) It appears that Ophelia is causing the air over some parts of the country to carry enough Sahara sand to cause this effect. Here we have blue skies and a light breeze.
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Last Post: Oct 23, 2017 9:51pm
by Larry Southgate
Next Southampton Meeting
This is bit early but the date of my next meeting will be 11.30 Thursday 22nd February 2018 at our usual venue Gusto Bistro, Commercial Road, Southampton.
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Last Post: Oct 23, 2017 2:48pm
by John Barron
"Commando Raid"
One day we had a surprise visitor to our remote cottage in the highlands - a marines officer; he had come to warn us that our night might be disturbed by the landing of a large helicopter nearby at the head of the bay. A number of men would land and would then make o...
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Last Post: Oct 19, 2017 5:50pm
by Roland
The south Stafford in Trieste in 1952 ?
Can any one tell me if they saw the the members of the south staffs Regiment in Trieste in 1952.
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Last Post: Oct 15, 2017 11:06am
by Les Walker
Next Meeting
Just a gentle reminder of my meeting 11.30 a.m. Thursday 19th October at Gusto Bistro, Commercial Road, Southampton. I welcome past and present members if they wish to join us.
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Last Post: Oct 12, 2017 9:33pm
by Paula
Trieste gets more interesting by the day.
A couple of postings from the Il Piccolo website of today Friday 6 October. Record seizure of 'Cocaine' on a yacht flying the Triestine flag. The yacht has been registered in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region where investigations are proceeding. The drug - &#...
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Last Post: Oct 6, 2017 10:39pm
by Larry Southgate
Car Insurance
We once ran a thread about travel insurance and I for one found it very useful. We may not like to quote actual figures but the names of insurers who have a sensible policy for more mature drivers might be useful. In that regard I have to report that I have used LV...
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Last Post: Oct 6, 2017 4:37pm
by Harry Dixon
TRAM - why is it US so often?
Is there some reason that the service is discontinued so often? This time it's to be "for an indeterminate period". (Photo etc from Il Piccolo)
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Last Post: Oct 5, 2017 9:54pm
by Larry Southgate
NOSTALGIA isn’t what it used to be. Was it ever?
Why do we have to idealise the past – and only the fairly recent past – because we seem also to have an idea that the world was somehow only waiting for us to arrive on the scene to really get going. At school, our year group was the important one; in the...
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Last Post: Sep 30, 2017 7:35pm
by Harry Dixon
You vill do vat we tell you.
And you probably thought Trieste was in the European Union - a free state? Headline on a posting on the Il Piccolo web-site today 26 September 2017. TRIESTE, HOW AND WHEN ONE CAN SWITCH ON THE CENTRAL HEATING. The Clarification from the communal administrati...
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2017 11:04pm
by Larry Southgate
Greetings & More Tales from Wales - Chapter 15:
Good morning all - And once again we have a rather nice start to the day, and the week and the month too! It can’t all be bad! Here it is, just gone 8 am. and the sun is shining away, the sky is blue with a fair amount of white clouds and the breeze is a mode...
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2017 8:42am
by Dave 796 RAF
LAST POST: Frank Peck, Catering Corps.
We are sad to learn of the death of Frank Peck, who served with the Catering Corps in Trieste in the early fifties
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Last Post: Sep 23, 2017 5:09pm
by Harry Dixon
Where were you?
Let's see if a small survey can get some of the 'silent majority' to use their PCs. laptops, tablets or smart phones. Which are not phones at all. They are wireless sets, transceivers, transmitters and receivers. Phones require cables whichis why they are call...
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Last Post: Sep 21, 2017 9:53pm
by Larry Southgate
RIP Elena Young
I have to report the passing of our long term member Elena 'Nives' Young on 8th September. Nives, a Triestine 'mula' was the widow of Jim Young and had lived in Loughborough for many years after he completed his long term military service. I intend to go to her funer...
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Last Post: Sep 21, 2017 12:16pm
by Geoffrey Jarman ...
Winter draw(er)s on.
Up by Tarvisio, where some of my in-laws live and which I visit very frequently, there is a mountain called Monte Lussari, which hosts an enchanting village and refuge. Absolutely beautiful. On the Il Piccolo web-site today there is a picture with the following c...
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2017 10:21pm
by Larry Southgate
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