73 thoughts on “ALL OUR YESTERDAYS”

  1. Yup, looks like I’m first again.

    Pic 5: Sid James and Tony Hancock.

    Pic 8: Nizza, to give it its Italian name. What do the locals call it?

    Pic 17: What’s that? Clamps, butterflies, knurled rings.

    Pic 19: Reading the tea leaves.

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      1. There was a shipbuiding firm at Dumbarton called Denny’s.

        And there is a village near Stirling with a coal-mining tradition called Denny.

        To my shame, I have never heard of Sandy Denny outwith the confines of Munguin’s Republic.

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          1. Apropos Nice/Nizza.

            At the height of the Greek offensive in Albania in 1940/41, a graffiti-writer in Nice, recently occupied by the Italians, wrote “Greeks! Stop your advance! This is French territory.”

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          2. I saw him do a solo concert at Celtic Connections some years back. He was superb as always, but I was disappointed at how few turned up for the concert. But, maybe his music was a niche for the long-haired youth of the 60s!

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          3. I doubt there are any of us who aren’t from time to time horrified that we didn’t know something.

            Probably comes to the fore when we are in the presence of Munguin…

            Seriously, there is a wide range of knowledge and interest in Munguinites!

            Everyone contributes something to the learning process that goes on every weekend here.


      1. I thought so too, but wasn’t sure how they were clamping what and where. There has to be a square hole underneath for that bar to go through.

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      1. I suppose he was in a way, although there was a complex history of belonging to France and what was to become Italy…

        For centuries it was a dominion of Savoy, and was then part of France between 1792 and 1815, when it was returned to the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia until its re-annexation by France in 1860. According to Wikipedia.

        Some more learning done here


  2. Just off to bed and thought I would check
    #3 London 1979 the winter of discontent
    #4 Bert Jansch
    #5 Syd James and Tony Hancock – like the fireplace
    #12 Miki and Griff – how did that spring into my heid?
    #19 Ahhh Sandy Denny – a great loss


    1. Some good work there, Dave.

      I thought the two folk singers would fox people (John sent them in from Bulgaria) and I was sure that no one would have heard of Miki and Griff.

      I only knew of them because they were backing singer on somewthi8ng we had up a few weeks ago…

      This is rather a sad song.


  3. Grrrr – beaten to it on Bert Jansch, Mikki & Griff, Sandy Denny. Pic 1 – Glasgow Corpy Tram, route 26 – Dalmuir/Scotstoun to Burnside – 1940s/50s?

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    1. The 26 tram went along Argyle St in Anderson and in my boyhood I often wondered what these faraway places with romantic names called Burnside and Dalmuir, were like. I notice that, as usual, the tram failed to stop at the stop and would be passengers are having to walk along the street to board it. If the tram was very full and only a few could get on, going past the stop allowed the conductress to get on the platform to announce, “Wur full up. Just two o yese. The rest a yese, c’moan get aff”.

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    1. No 9 is beautifully maintained ex-Dundee Corporation Metro-Cammell / Daimler CVG6, one of a batch of 25 new in August 1955.
      It was retained by the corporation when withdrawn, then on display at Lathalmond (SVBM) for many years, then recently presented to Taybus Vintage Vehicle Society by National Express Dundee, successors to the corporation.
      Apart from the destination display (and different shade of green 😉) it’s visually identical to the Aberdeen examples, none of which were preserved.
      The Met-Cam Daimlers (imo) look much better than their Leyland counterparts.


      1. This track was taken from the 1967 LP ‘Forever Changes’ which wasn’t a huge commercial success at the time but has since acquired cult status, being rated amongst the 100 greatest albums of all time by ‘Mojo’ magazine. Influenced by psychedelia (1967 after all being the ‘summer of love’) it was more successful in the UK than America. I’ve always liked it & had the 45rpm single of ‘Alone again or’ in my collection at one time.
        Later Love releases had a more ‘hard rock’ sound, Hendrix apparently collaborating on 1970 release ‘False Start’ which can’t have been long before he died..

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      1. Beautiful song indeed.
        Was covered by Judy Collins – her 1968 album entitled ‘Who knows where the time goes’ brought this beautiful Sandy Denny song to wider attention in the USA. Collins is another who has battled alcoholism for decades and physically it shows. It’s hard to reconcile recent images with the performer I remember from my youth (!).
        But fortunately she’s still performing at 82. I dug out this live version, a tribute if you like.
        What a song, what a voice…..!

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  4. 20 Never heard of Fry’s Dainties. In my childhood we got penny Dainties, not quite halfway in size between a caramel sweet and a toffee bar of the McCowan’s variety. Many infant teeth ended embedded therein.
    Always thought the DCT Daimlers were lovely buses with mellifluous transmissions. The Aberdeen variants never struck me as looking quite as I good, the tin front being distinctly narrower. And course the Aberdeen variants were never driven with the elan seen in the Lochee Rd Grand Prix.

    Once saw Allo,Allo dubbed on French telly. The gendarme, as expected ,spoke dreadful French. Surprised the French Academy didn’t raise a stink – or did they?

    Surprised the yoon press aren’t using pics from 1979 as part of their disinformation campaign about the presentation.


    1. Aye Monte Carlo … eat your heart out. There’s a Lochee bus driver looking over your shoulder.

      I’d love to see Allo Allo in French.

      I don’t know about the tabloids doing it, but someone had a picture from Brighton (where they are also having problems) saying that it was Glasgow.

      Twitter misinformation.


    2. “the tin front being distinctly narrower”
      Nah, the tin fronts are the same, the low-down camera angle is distorting the image making it look wider at the front than it actually is.
      I can’t find a comparable front-on colour image of an Aberdeen Met-Cam Daimler, this is the best I could find.
      maybe a black-and-white one?
      Later 8 foot wide models did have a distinctively wider radiator. The only obvious difference is the footstep on the Aberdeen ones to allow the driver to reach the handle for the destination screens.

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        1. 😂
          you’ll be for the naughty step!
          I’ve obviously failed in my duties by missing out no.6. This shows Morley’s bus yard in Whittlesey during the early/mid 1960s and an ex-London Transport AEC Regent III of the RT class.
          New in Feb. 1948, it was sold out of LT service in the late sixties, being later operated by Morley & Sons of Whittlesey. LT bought too many of these, many new ones had to be kept in storage as they hadn’t properly taken account of the impact of the car on transport use. As a result many earlier ones were taken out of service at a comparatively young age (to be replaced by the newer stored models) and were eagerly sought by independent operators as they were built and maintained to a very high standard. They popped up all over the place, including Dundee.

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          1. Another handsome bus, although the colour scheme leaves something to be desired.

            I suppose in the early days it was still ok to drive around London. It would be madness now.


  5. Just as well I didn’t get up too early. I thought No. 4 might be Shane Fenton, (Alvin Stardust), and No.12 Johnnie and Fanny Craddock. But No. 16 is spot on. The L.B.J, who is about to make another u-turn, not that anyone will obey his latest diktat, is most certainly guilty of manslaughter, by his wilful disregard to follow scientific evidence, with the result that many people died unnecessarily.

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  6. This is the first time I heard that version. I prefer the alternative; (with the full lyrics).
    I forget who by.
    An indication of pending senility perhaps?

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      1. Thank you Tris. That is the very one. I actually have several copies in MP3 format scattered around
        various devices, but my filing and cataloguing system is still not past the pre planning stage.

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