I Have a Dream

Posted on 21/11/2021 By

Bobby: “I have a dream.” Bertie: “Do you keep it in a jar?”

Parham: When the Americans came to Suffolk

Posted on 14/11/2021 By

Parham Bertie: “You OK, Bobby? You look a bit Uncle Dick!” Bobby: “Cream crackered Bertie. The buses and Sutton United yesterday were brilliant, but I’m knackered.”

The Treasures of Sutton Hoo

Posted on 06/11/2021 By

Sutton Hoo Bobby stood on top of the burial mound of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. The marvellous tour guide was ending her tour of the Royal Burial Mounds to the gathering by asking “Does anyone know where the treasures of Sutton Hoo were kept during the war?” Naturally, he responded:…

The Man Who Talks Too Much

Posted on 31/10/2021 By

Bobby talks too much. Everybody says so. He gets on their nerves. And his own. Wears them out. Bores them silly. Causes them to drive by. Cross the road. Hide. Anything to avoid him. Not because they don’t like him. Probably. But simply they haven’t got the time or patience for his incessant chatter.

The 93 Bus

Posted on 24/10/2021 By

Bertie: “Bobby? What’s a heritage bus running day?” Bobby: “It’s when a group organises a bus service on a particular route using old fashioned buses. They run to a timetable and mingle with the modern buses. You could be waiting at a bus stop and a 70 year old bus turn up and you just…

That Bleedin Dog

Posted on 17/10/2021 By

Bobby loved his old Dad Sid, and was heartbroken when he died on Christmas Day 1969. As we described in ‘Alf Garnett‘, he was an unforgettable character whose expressions live on in Bobby’s memory to this very day. And, we are told, he has recreated some of those memories in me. A teddy bear with…


Posted on 10/10/2021 By

“I’ve bought you a book, Bobby” said Diddley one day in 2013. “A Street Cat Named Bob”. I only bought it because I like the name!”

Hidden London: The Kingsway Tram Tunnel

Posted on 03/10/2021 By

Kingsway Tram Tunnel   “I have done something nobody else here today has!”

Morning Glory

Posted on 25/09/2021 By

“There’s thirty one this morning, Bobby. That’s a record.” So said Diddley, who absolutely adored the flowers of Morning Glory. Not just for their transient beauty, but also their unusual lifestyle. Flowering profusely, if time and conditions were right, but dying by mid-afternoon. The new buds for the next day readying themselves for their glorious…

The Church in the Farmyard

Posted on 19/09/2021 By

Wisley Church You know how we love Wisley Gardens. Like the other week, when we just came to the gardens for an al fresco Al-Anon meeting. Read a book. Americano. With milk and shortbread. And, last week, a flower show as well! Luvverly.

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