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Re: The 60's and 70's what a great time.
« Reply #175 on: April 03, 2019, 06:10:56 AM »
My Grandparents lived a little bit further up the road (Sackeral St or similar?)  beside Crown Stoves from the late thirties till 1961, My grandfather was gassed in world war 1 and worked as a tram conductor for most of his life after returning home as he only had half of one lung functional and couldn't do heavy work, so the council retrained him as a conductor.

Used to love going done there as a kid in the early fifties, he used to take me all over the place to all the points the trams ran too, as he had a free pass

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« Reply #176 on: April 03, 2019, 08:07:54 AM »
and watching a Disney movie on Sunday nights with the family.

Yep, 6.30 was a family movie then an adult movie at 8.30 when the kids went to bed.
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« Reply #177 on: April 03, 2019, 10:01:07 AM »
Yep, 6.30 was a family movie then an adult movie at 8.30.

and the tv shows actually started and ended on time, the same movie now would take an extra hour to watch because of all the extra ad's, and would still start and end later than the advertised times.
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« Reply #178 on: April 03, 2019, 10:22:28 AM »
I wonder how many could remember the Gabba dental place above the fire station.

Shit, they weren't too concerned about a bit of hurt doing ya teeth.

Across from the there was the big Gabba cop shop. (Friggin rabbit warren it was in there too)
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« Reply #179 on: April 03, 2019, 11:05:35 AM »
Speaking of the Gabba, how many remember when the trains would cross and someone walked in front waving a warning flag, or what about the police post in the middle of the 5 ways. Kevin
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« Reply #180 on: April 03, 2019, 12:30:34 PM »
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« Reply #181 on: April 03, 2019, 01:17:08 PM »
For those in Sydney that remember the trams, platforms 1 & 2 at Wynyard and Town Hall and the tunnels are still there, it's why the train platforms at Wynyard and Town Hall start at 3, the 2 lanes on the left of the Harbour Bridge(now are part of the Cahill Expressway) were tram lines, the tracks are still there apparently, just covered over.
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« Reply #182 on: April 03, 2019, 02:53:17 PM »
This a ripper clip on the Paddington Tram Depot Fire from 1962. (I was 18 months old when I happened)  ;D

you'd never know it was there these days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MUxj8Hx3dM
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« Reply #183 on: April 03, 2019, 03:01:29 PM »
While on the subject of the Gabba, who remembers sitting on the hill watching the cricket drinking heavy beer and young ladies walking past (Presume they were hired from a local brothel up the road) and giving the hill a flash?

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« Reply #184 on: April 03, 2019, 03:13:47 PM »
geez, wasn't there some knock shops around the area....

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« Reply #185 on: April 03, 2019, 03:23:38 PM »
Have a gander at the NFSA channel, some good vintage stuff in there.
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« Reply #186 on: April 03, 2019, 03:23:47 PM »
I tell ya what, these days, the word hero gets used for just about anything and everything.

I'm not sure if I remember this or not... I was 9 and for some reason, i think i can remember it, but i'm not sure.

True hero's in my book.  :cup:

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« Reply #187 on: April 03, 2019, 03:45:16 PM »
Have a gander at the NFSA channel, some good vintage stuff in there.
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Re: The 60's and 70's what a great time.
« Reply #188 on: April 03, 2019, 03:54:52 PM »
I tell ya what, these days, the word hero gets used for just about anything and everything.

I'm not sure if I remember this or not... I was 9 and for some reason, i think i can remember it, but i'm not sure.

True hero's in my book.  :cup:

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« Reply #189 on: April 03, 2019, 04:06:30 PM »
Good to see the pushbike riders were treated fairly...  :cheers:

Pity about the FJ at the end.
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« Reply #190 on: April 03, 2019, 08:12:36 PM »
While on the subject of the Gabba, who remembers sitting on the hill watching the cricket drinking heavy beer and young ladies walking past (Presume they were hired from a local brothel up the road) and giving the hill a flash?
One of the last big old school matches I went to was the Allan Border Testimonial. The old Gabba pub opened at 0700 and we were in it. On the hill hurling roast chooks into the members stand and holding one of the backpack keg guys on the hill so we had non stop beers. Then Vautin took the screamer in front of the hill. Great day out.

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« Reply #191 on: April 04, 2019, 06:27:40 AM »
I really miss, some of the things you could say in jest too..... and were funny as hell.

Now, ya just get a bunch of wowsers getting offended with every second word.

Ha, back when you buy a packet of fags, gollywog biscuits, choco babies as opposed to jelly babies.

At least back then, if ya told someone you just had Gaytime and had bit of ice cream still on ya lips, they knew you were just a messy eater.

 
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« Reply #192 on: April 04, 2019, 08:36:19 AM »
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Re: The 60's and 70's what a great time.
« Reply #193 on: April 04, 2019, 08:51:36 AM »
Speaking of the Gabba, how many remember when the trains would cross and someone walked in front waving a warning flag,

Yep, remember my Granddad taking us up for the day just to watch :D

Here ya go Kev.....

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They said about going through the tunnel to the Wharf (Skippy Point ???). Where would the tunnel have run & what happened to it ???
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Re: The 60's and 70's what a great time.
« Reply #194 on: April 04, 2019, 09:02:40 AM »
I really miss, some of the things you could say in jest too..... and were funny as hell.

Now, ya just get a bunch of wowsers getting offended with every second word.

Ha, back when you buy a packet of fags, gollywog biscuits, choco babies as opposed to jelly babies.

At least back then, if ya told someone you just had Gaytime and had bit of ice cream still on ya lips, they knew you were just a messy eater.

I remember the days when, if someone did say something utterly obnoxious and offensive you could bust them in the mouth, without the likelyhood of being sued or spending time in gaol for it.
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« Reply #195 on: April 04, 2019, 01:31:58 PM »
Yep, remember my Granddad taking us up for the day just to watch :D

They said about going through the tunnel to the Wharf (Skippy Point ???). Where would the tunnel have run & what happened to it ???

It would have gone under Vulture street coming from the Gabba rail yards and the freeway took it out when that was built.
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« Reply #196 on: April 08, 2019, 08:05:14 AM »
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« Reply #197 on: April 10, 2019, 05:32:34 AM »
Anyone remember the smell from the Weet Bix/Vita Brits factory near the Gabba.

It was near the Wellington road, Logan road, Balaclava street intersection.
Be buggered if I can place exactly where it was though.
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« Reply #198 on: April 10, 2019, 06:44:23 AM »
Anyone remember the smell from the Weet Bix/Vita Brits factory near the Gabba.

It was near the Wellington road, Logan road, Balaclava street intersection.
Be buggered if I can place exactly where it was though.

In my time (80’s) it was at Gow st Moorooka?

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« Reply #199 on: April 10, 2019, 07:02:03 AM »
Only a young fella huh.

I'm thinking hard on this, it might have been on the corner of Nile street and Wellington road... would've been classed as East Brisbane I think
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