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BREXIT.
What was that they said about what would happen when we quitted the EU? Economic disaster, foreigners working here would all go home? A posting in the Il Piccolo website today would apparently contradict that. The headline goes: The 'flight' from the Fvg to...
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Last Post: Dec 11, 2017 9:20pm
by Larry Southgate
Welfare cheats.
It seems we are not the only country where one finds "welfare cheats". There is a small posting in the 'Il Piccolo' web-site today which is entitled: "THE ASSAULT OF A THOUSAND PIRATES ON WELFARE" At least 943 irregularities have been ascertained out of 1300 co...
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Last Post: Dec 8, 2017 9:34pm
by Larry Southgate
Web-cams and Christmas.
If anyone is interested in seeing the Christmas lights in various places around the world, i suggest you log on to: aTrieste.eu You should get a page in blue with indications of Trieste. Scroll down to the bottom and click on the last item. A page in black and...
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Last Post: Nov 30, 2017 9:39pm
by Larry Southgate
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Il Piccolo web-site on fire.
Wowee, but there is some news tonight on the page of Il Piccolo's web-site. Where to start? Well, let's go the Balkans, where trouble always seems to be lurking. The Gulf of Pirano. Nerves are close to breaking point between Zagreb and Lubiana. Lubiana put...
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Last Post: Sep 14, 2017 10:09pm
by Larry Southgate
A strange contact.
I opened my mail-box this evening and surprise, surprise, there was an e-mail from an American lady whose name is Fiorella Massa-Corso. She wants to know if anybody has any recollection of a nine hole golf course constructed at Padriciano during the Free Territory...
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2017 10:08pm
by Larry Southgate
Have a glass of mineral water.
An extract from the pages of the Il Piccolo website of today 11 Septmber 2017. THE ENORMOUS BUSINESS OF MINERAL WATER: It costs the producer €2 for 1000 litres. Which it then pollutes by putting it in plastic bottles and it is less secure than that which...
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Last Post: Sep 11, 2017 10:04pm
by Larry Southgate
Anybody want a glass of matured wine?
From Il Piccolo website : THE MOST ANTIQUE WINE IN THE WORLD. The discovery in Sicily. Six thousand years of ageing for the most antique wine in the world. The discovery by Triestine speleologues of the dregs in the amphorae found in the thermal caves of Sciacc...
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2017 4:43pm
by Larry Southgate
Tom Carew, Patricia Highsmith ......and Snails
Tom Carew, the OC of TSO, and Patricia Highsmith were said to be "dining companions" in Trieste. A few years ago, I made the effort of reading (skimming through) several of her books to see if there could be any link between his very adventurous and dangerous car...
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Last Post: Sep 5, 2017 2:16pm
by Harry Dixon
3 September 1939.
Anyone remember this date? I had just left school at the end of July having reached 14 years of age and was looking for a job. We were living on Park Road in Blackwood and I recall I was helping (?) Mother in the kitchen and we suddenly got the voice of Neville C...
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Last Post: Sep 3, 2017 9:47pm
by Larry Southgate
New Photo Album
I recently received an email fro Ken Carter which began,: "I am a recently joined member of BETFOR, my father was the 2IC of The Lancashire Fusiliers and then AQMG in HQ BEFOR for the final evacuation. He left me a few things, one of which, a souvenir editi...
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Last Post: Sep 2, 2017 3:32pm
by Harry Dixon
The tram for Opicina.
A couple of days ago I meant to post this and forgot. You may remember that the tram for Opicina had a bit of an accident some months ago. Well, they seem to have repaired the wagons and on Monday they did a couple of trial runs up and down the hillside. All se...
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Last Post: Aug 30, 2017 10:13pm
by Larry Southgate
A Present from Yorkshire
Some neighbours, who have a cottage in the Yorkshire Dales, presented me with this when they returned recently. In a slight breeze, the wheels whizz round merrily. Since Yorkshire hosted the grand depart a few years ago, they now have their own "Tour de Yorksh...
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2017 4:27pm
by Harry Dixon
Any canabis users out there?
A headline on the Il Piccolo website today caught my eye (and my breath): Fvg, the impossible search for the legal canabis: The region has authorised the free sale of canabis for therapeutic purposes. But in the pharmacies and in the hospitals of Friuli-Venezi...
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2017 10:06pm
by Larry Southgate
A look at San Francisco.
Evening all. here's a link to a web-cam in San Francisco. It's actually quite good but you need to click your way around and zoom in and out to get the best from this. https://www.earthcam.cam/usa/california/sanfrancisco/?cam=rowingclub I'm now going back...
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Last Post: Aug 11, 2017 10:32pm
by Larry Southgate
Wilfred John Bond
Hi, I am looking for any members recollection of my father's cousin Wilfred John Bond (CH/X697) originally from Norfolk but had family in Scotland. He was a Royal Marine Corporal who according to records was attached to the British forces at Trieste from 1st...
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Last Post: Aug 6, 2017 9:11pm
by Duncan Bond
Next Southamptom Meeting
Our next meeting in Southampton will be on Thursday 19th October 11.30 at Gusto Bistro, corner of Commercial Road and Cumberland Place. Contact me on 01794 514686
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Last Post: Aug 6, 2017 5:04pm
by John Barron
Something you don't see every day!
From the pages of Il Piccolo web-site today 1 August 2017.............. Palmanova, strangola la fidanzata e si costituisce Palmanova, he strangles his fiancée and then surrenders to the police. Francesco Mazzega, 36 anni, si è presentato al Comand...
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2017 9:47pm
by Larry Southgate
Notice for all coffee drinkers.
And by that heading I mean real coffee not the instant rubbish you can buy. The following is taken from the page of the Il Piccolo web-site today: "Un polo italiano del caffee" "E Lavazza guarda a Illy" An Italian pole of coffee. And Lavazza is looking at...
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Last Post: Jul 4, 2017 9:25pm
by Larry Southgate
The unseen majority.
What's with you folks? You can't all be on holiday? All I can see in the index is my name and Daves. Don't get off your backsides, just type in the name www.betforassociation.org and you can type almost anything you want to talk about. It's not hard. Have a...
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2017 10:46pm
by Larry Southgate
Swarovski Crystals
No doubt you have all heard and seen these on TV and in Jewellers. Well the daughter of the proprietor of Swarovski Crystals, Victoria, got married last week in San Giusto castle church. There's a photo of her in her wedding dress with a train about 5 yards long...
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2017 10:42pm
by Larry Southgate
The Old Soldiers Home.
If anybody remembers the Old Soldiers Home web-site here is a link to get onto it once again. http://pub4.bravenet.com/guestbook/show2.php?usernum=282743870
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2017 9:58pm
by Larry Southgate
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