British Element Trieste Force 1945 - 1954
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PHOTO: The Scene at Teatro Verdi
The number in the audience for one of the history lectures shows the interest. (What a beautiful place! I went to a performance of The Marriage of Figaro last time I was there.)
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Last Post: Jan 20, 2019 7:23pm
by Harry Dixon
Wee, Sleekit, Cowran, Tim'rous Beastie
I feed the birds and leave piles of logs, branches and leaves for the hedge-hogs but sometimes your patience gives out and then you feel "murderan" like Burns' bloke - and this time over a mouse. I have to admit, I've taken stern measures to stop the squirrels raidin...
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Last Post: Jan 20, 2019 2:03pm
by Harry Dixon
Strange that only yesterday I said Il Piccolo reported a lot of road accidents and today they have an item about Ireland - still not a fascinating fact about Trieste I know - but still interesting. There's a picture of an Irish scene: and then a photo of th...
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Last Post: Jan 5, 2019 12:43pm
by Harry Dixon
TRIESTE . The Spectator visit.
A 2 page article in this weeks edition mentions the UK/US 'occupation' 45 to 54.
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Last Post: Jan 5, 2019 10:47am
by roy boyles
Happy new year to everyone. Look forward to the posts of 2019.
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Last Post: Dec 31, 2018 10:48pm
by Paula
Dinner for one
almost time to view the New Year offering of this classic sketch. You can see it on You Tube. It has been around since the early 60's (especially in Germany.
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Last Post: Dec 30, 2018 11:32am
by roy boyles
The Pound in Your Pocket.......
If you're anywhere near as old as me, you'll remember devaluation and the assurance we had about "the pound in your pocket". It couldn't happen now; I mentioned the pub in Chester which has a notice on the door saying "Cash only"; it was my son who said it was design...
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Last Post: Dec 11, 2018 1:01pm
by Harry Dixon
Huawei (Say Wahway)
In the news today because it's Chinese and the Americans say that the Chinese are going to be able to spy on stuff on line. So some countries are banning the use of Huawei gear in sensitive installations. I don't want to worry you but I've posted this from my Huaw...
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Last Post: Dec 6, 2018 12:53pm
by Harry Dixon
Local bye-laws emanating this month from the local Coucill.
Two new "local bye-laws", just been issued by the local council. The "Vigili Urbani" (the local white capped police) are now to be allowed to carry arms when on duty. and secondly: No more than 30% of children of foreigners in the city will be allowed to enrol in...
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Last Post: Nov 27, 2018 8:32pm
by Larry Southgate
The route is known. Begins in BOLOGNA and ends in the VERONA Arena. 3 weeks later. TS does not feature this time.
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Last Post: Nov 7, 2018 7:54am
by roy boyles
More Tales From Wales - Chapter 20
Morning all - and a warm welcome to the ever continuing saga in this Tales from Wales – Chapter 20. My how time does fly when really enjoying oneself! Locally at least, the weather is as promised last night – bright but very cold. The temperature ou...
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2018 9:57am
by Dave 796 RAF
just returned from Northern France where the family (10 of us) commemorated my father-in-law going into action with the 4th Batt Grenadier Guards NW of Cambrai on 27th September. They were not in the trenches but almost halfway through the Hundred Day Offensive which...
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Last Post: Oct 2, 2018 12:43pm
by roy boyles
Fred and the Dustbin
I often think of Fred- his distinctive style of writing, his unfailing good humour and,above all, the contribution he made to the survival of the association. I was reminded about this dustbin tale when a dustbin was mentioned in the course of a television programme...
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2018 1:14pm
by Harry Dixon
Southampton Summer Special
We are adding an extra get together in Southampton as 1st November seems a long way off. Wednesday 29th August about 12 midday at Gusto in Commercial Road, our normal venue. We are hoping to chat about Gordon’ s idea of a lasting memory of BETFOR possibly i...
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2018 11:41am
by Paula
made my first visit to the club right next to Waterloo Station for the quarterly meet hosted by Gerald Cockroft. (third Thursday in February, May, August & November) 6 members present and 7 ladies including Terry Crimp's widow Irene. An enjoyable occasion (with lunc...
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2018 6:16pm
by roy boyles
Up the wooden hill.........
I am assuming here that most of you live in a semi-detached - maybe some in a detached - house with a bathroom and toilet on the upper floor. So I have some questions. Take your time and consider very closely the following questions. When you go upstairs do you...
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Last Post: Aug 3, 2018 8:59pm
by Larry Southgate
Web-cams around the world.
Note the time this is posted here!! Using the SKYLINE web-cam programme I have just been taking a look at the Weeping Wall in Jerusalem. Bottom of screen showed date/time of - 20/7/2018 - 0012 and there were crowds of people in the square in front of the wall....
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2018 9:18pm
by Larry Southgate
Gordon Westfield
Sorry about the delay Gordon.I do have an explanation.My hearing is very bad but if you can leave a message giving me your email addressI can get one of my relatives to interpretit for me rather than broadcasting it to all and sundry.Look forward to hearing from you....
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Last Post: Jul 17, 2018 10:25am
by Roy Walter
Next Southampton Meeting
Our next meeting will be on Thursday 1st November at Gusto Bistro corner of Commercial Road and Cumberland Place, Southampton (by the traffic lights) 11.30hrs. We look forward to a chat over a pleasant lunch. contact Paula Pakeman 01202 426612
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Last Post: Jul 10, 2018 2:54pm
by Paula Pakeman
Holiday in TS.
From Friday this week I should be in Trieste. I'll give the place your regards, dear readers. Only staying for a week this time.
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Last Post: Jun 25, 2018 8:49pm
by Larry Southgate
Keyless cars danger.
A notice from the web-site of Il Piccolo of 13 June 2018. Le auto senza chiavi hanno un pericoloso inconveniente che ha già ucciso decine di persone. Keyless start-up cars have an inconvenient danger which has already killed 10s of persons. Vehicles equippe...
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2018 9:21pm
by Larry Southgate
Bargain hunt for antques.
Having today reached the end of 93 years, tomorrow I start on the 94th. Soon be qualified to take part in Bargain Hunt as an antique myself or maybe I should go in for the Antiques Roadshow instead.
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2018 10:17pm
by Larry Southgate
The arrangements for pblishing the message board have been "improved" so thatit is sometimes hard to keep things as we like them. The heading has disappeared and I'm just giving it time to breathe still it's sorted out. Sorry.
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2018 2:07pm
by Harry Dixon
Porto Piccolo, Sistiana
This is the so-called little square at the so-called little port ( the revamped little harbour at Sistiana) where tiny "houses" have been crammed in, Il Piccolo reports that a fixed "parking" (mooring) fee of 10 euros will be charged even if you only want to drop in...
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Last Post: May 30, 2018 1:20pm
by Harry Dixon
Micro-chip Identity cards.
One small but interesting entry on the Il Piccolo web-site today. Here's a copy. Migliaia di persone in Svezia con un chip sottopelle al posto della carta d'identità. Thousands of persons in Sweden with a chip under their skin in place of the identity...
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Last Post: May 29, 2018 8:38pm
by Larry Southgate
It was 65 years ago and I still remember the day. Not so much because of the Coronation; that seemed a far off affair and the most memorable thing about it was the announcement that Everest had been climbed – and we had the day off - and we had a mess party. A...
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Last Post: May 27, 2018 6:24pm
by Harry Dixon
Southampton group have a booking for lunch at Gusto in town centre starting at 11.30 this Thursday 24 May. We look forward to all who can make it to enjoy a light Italian lunch and talk about all things Trieste. Hope to see you there. Anyone with travel problem...
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Last Post: May 22, 2018 7:56am
by Paula
Even Friuli Venezia Gulia at the wedding!
ROYAL WEDDING Un gradese il re dei tovaglioli alle nozze di Harry e Meghan Si chiama Luigi Spotorno ed è il maestro scelto per l’atteso matrimonio reale. Ha inventato il nuovo modello con cui verranno piegate le salviette a corte A little notice fro...
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Last Post: May 18, 2018 9:13pm
by Larry Southgate
A double-decker library.
Another little snippet from the Il Piccolo website today. Bringing books to the people in a double-decker called Denis. An idea of Sara, a Triestina and Simone from Treviso, both librarians, to bring books to the people of Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. To...
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Last Post: May 11, 2018 10:22pm
by Larry Southgate
Taxi drivers in revolt.
A little note from Il Piccolo web-site today which appears to have skipped by our newspapers. BELGRADE: A great European metropolis, paralized for more than 8 hours. By the anger of a few hundred taxi-drivers. This was the scene yesterday in Belgrade where, fr...
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Last Post: May 11, 2018 10:10pm
by Larry Southgate
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