1. bickern

    50 years ago today - Aberfan.

    It will be 50 years ago next week when a massive coal waste tip slid down the mountainside in the Welsh mining village of Aberfan, engulfing the primary school and killing 116 children and 28 adults. I was only young then but I still remember the shock I had even as a child. I don't know what...
  2. yalimart

    20 years ago today.

    20 Years ago today my office windows were blown in, it was about 300 metres away round the corner, maybe more. I wasn't there although I should have been, a lot of our staff had evacuated to pub over the road when the warning came, The landlord thought it was his lucky day until the bomb went...
  3. Jaycey

    100 Years Ago

    THE YEAR IS 1915 The year is 1915 “One hundred years ago”. What a difference a century makes! Here are some statistics for the Year 1915: The average life expectancy for men was 47 years. Fuel for cars was sold in chemists only. Only 14 percent of the homes had a bath. Only 8...
  4. Jaycey

    Tesla: 10 years ago this would have been SciFi!

  5. T

    KURDISH GENOCIDE Iraq 1980's (25 years ago)

    Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children were executed during a systematic attempt to exterminate the Kurdish population in Iraq in the Anfal operations in the late 1980s. Kurdish genocide began decades before the Anfal and has claimed countless victims. The genocide perpetrated over...
  6. T

    Prisoners burned to death in Istanbul 14 yes ago

    Prisoners burned to death 14 years ago. At first it was claimed the hunger strike prisoners set themselves alight - not sure how many prisoners have access to things that would enable them to set themselves on fire - but Turkey will say anything. In fact the prisoners were burned to death by...
  7. T

    17 years ago today Princess Diana died

    Hope Diana and Dodi are RIP, what a terrible shame they died thought it would be nice to remember them. Princess Diana Died 17 Years Ago Today - ABC News
  8. Carolyn

    Madeleine McCann seen alive weeks ago

    New Madeleine McCann sensation: Witness tells barrister he saw girl ALIVE just weeks ago 6 Oct 2013 00:00 In a sensational development, he said he was stunned when the man confessed he had met the girl on a *Mediterranean island I don't know why the man who claims he saw Maddy didn't report his...
  9. S

    50 years ago

    This month/ winter 50 years ago Belfast had one of its worse ever snowfalls and freezes In a certain terraced street 3 new borns were brought home and 2 perished due to cold My mum god rest her kept a coal fire on all night- a real rarity and stayed with me constantly in the...
  10. christella

    25 years ago today

    the big storm what were you doing i was working in Petersfield as a toolmaker starting at 06.00am we got there at 06.45 after trying different roads but they were all blocked with fallen trees but we got as near as we could and walked the rest a big cheer went up in the factory by the night...
  11. yalimart

    George Best died 5 years ago today

    Its hard to believe its 5 years since George died, I can remember as a kid cycling from the village of Burnage in Manchester to his newly built house in Woodford, my dad had said "it looks like a toilet" it was all tiled in white on the outside as I remember, we didnt see George but can...
  12. mrkeith

    VJ day 65 years ago today

    65 yeasr ago today Japan surrendered to the allied forces, this article reflects on the conditions that British troops endured at the hands of the Japanese and Korean troops in defeat and capture and the huge victory they eventually inflicted on Japanese forces in the area BBC News - Nation...
  13. L

    We were burgled in Dalyan two weeks ago

    Hi Can anyone help please? We were staying in Dalyan a few weeks ago and on the night of the 31 June our villa was burgled. They broke in through the kitchen window between 3a.m. and 6 a.m. They ramsacked the downstairs and then went up to my daughters bedroom whilst she and her baby were...
  14. christella

    olive gardens a long time ago,-0.292168&sspn=0.01013,0.027595&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Didim,+Turkey&ll=37.401912,27.433301&spn=0.003409,0.006899&t=h&z=17> in the middle of the picture is the electricity building copy and paste
  15. B

    Court house 2 days ago

    Hi, Noticed a large crowd outside the Didim court on Monday evening at 6PM.Any reason why?
  16. yalimart

    33 years ago

    33 years ago aged 16 I got my first weeks wages from lennons supermarket, It was the grand sum of £21.83 Some friends and I met at the Southern Hotel in Manchester for a beer, I remember buying 6 pints that night, it was 12 1/2p a pint in the room so we went in the vault where it was 11 1/2p a...
  17. KKOB

    Things My Dad Said 50 Years Ago

    ‘I never thought I’d see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now.’ ‘It’s too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.’ ‘It won’t be long before young couples are going to...
  18. Joe in Tasucu

    Words from over 5000 years ago

    After watching the local elections and thinking about the G20 summit in London this week my bedtime reading seemed very apt. From Michael Wood's 'In Search Of The First Civilisations.' "The ancient Sumerians, the creators of the first civilisation, told a wonderful myth about its origins. It...
  19. merlin

    2 nights ago.... killed on a scooter

    Just two nights ago around midnight, there was a horrific accident outside my place where someone riding a scooter was hit by a drink driver. The scooter driver died...... Drink Drivers should be strung up :27: I went to a party, And remembered what you said. you told me not to drink...
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