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Many of you who are using BT Email Addresses will not have received recent notifications about website updates as BT have suddenly taken exception to the amount of Emails that go out from the website and have just 'bounced' 104 of them. If you have a BT Email address of any kind please respond to the 'Bounced' notice you should have received that will be sitting at the top of the website Home Page and if you get the chance, let BT know about the problem. I've notified my ISP but it might take a concerted effort to make them change their ways.
Posted on: Dec 14, 2017 at 6:29 PM
Just heard from member Ron Kietz who started at Sloane in 1962. If you've had no luck contacting him recently it's because he, his wife and their cat have all moved to Portugal on what is likely to be a permanent basis. Maybe it was something I said, maybe it was Brexit. Whatever the reason, Ron reckons his days will now be spent on the beach sipping drinks. Come back, Ron! They're still in the EU!
He's still to acquire an Email address out there so no point Emailing him just yet.
Posted on: Dec 13, 2017 at 12:13 AM
David Mansfield joined Sloane as part of the 1962 intake and came along to the first get-together of old Sloane boys I organised in 2002. I haven't seen him since that day and he hasn't got around to joining this website so I was a little surprised when he popped up in a video (produced by the Guinness Partnership and called 'Wartime At Guinness') in a group (the I Grew Up In Fulham group) I belong to on Facebook. The video is only just over a minute long and concerns Dave's family's experiences of the 1944 bombing of the Guinness Trust Buildings in Kings Road, Chelsea which I've already documented on the Sloane At War page of this website and which I can now add Dave's video too. If you knew Dave, below is the link to the video on You Tube. If you still know Dave, please remind him about the website -
Cut and paste the link into your browser address bar if it doesn't work when you click on it or go to the You Tube website and Search using Wartime At Guinness. I'll add it to the Sloane At War page anyway for posterity.
Website member Ted Simon has asked if I have any knowledge of what became of Bernard Cousins who would have been at Sloane during the Second World War years. I haven't heard anything about him but thought I'd mention him here in the vain hope that someone else has. Please Post a reply if you know anything.
Posted on: Nov 10, 2017 at 2:12 PM
Courtesy of Classmate Alan Layland, an Australian love poem has surfaced in Wales. It may not be Dylan Thomas but it must remind our ex-pat Cheyneans the sophisticated culture they left behind when they departed our shores (only joking, men) -
Of course I love ya darlin
You're a bloody top-notch bird
And when I say you're gorgeous
I mean every single word
So ya bum is on the big side
I don't mind a bit of flab
It means that when I'm ready
There's somethin' there to grab
So your belly isn't flat no more
I tell ya, I don't care
So long as when I cuddle ya
I can get my arms round there
No Sheila who is your age
Has nice round perky breasts
They just gave in to gravity
But I know ya did ya best
I'm tellin' ya the truth now
I never tell ya lies
I think it's very sexy
That you've got dimples on ya thighs
I swear on me nanna's grave now
The moment that we met
I thought you was as good as
I was ever gonna get
No matter what u look like
I'll always love ya dear
Now shut up while the cricket's on
And fetch another beer..
Author unknown but as William Faulkner once said about Ernest Hemingway -
"He has never been known to use a word
that might send a reader to the dictionary."
Posted on: Oct 05, 2017 at 9:33 AM
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