Podcast Episode 3 – David Low

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Ecobhoy says: May 4, 2014 at 8:13 pm ============================= I …

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ecobhoy says:

May 4, 2014 at 8:13 pm
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I have no echoes at all from this past – either auditory or visual – that I am prepared to admit to 😆
What I do recall is that when the Royal College of Science & Technology was granted Yooni status then in first year you had to pass the equivalent of a French Lower by attending night classes at Pitt Street. That was never a requirement previously required for the guys who designed the famous ships built on Clydeside.

As a double language Higher Student it meant I could attend the Cosmo for the more serious business of winching and not watching the arty farty subtitled French films .

Btw Wednesday afternoons weren’t just ‘sports day’ for Strathclyde but for all Scottish Unis so they could compete with each other.

However Essex as you and I know – we sadly both spent more time in the snug of The Griffin than exercising our tonsil skills and developing a French palate – well that’s my story and I’m sticking to it 🙄
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Ecobhoy…you pluck at more than my heartstrings on this one…but I think I have your moral backing at least as to all things Cosmo/Strathclyde/Wednesday pm/Griffin Snug.
I am off to bed now with all those memories, and if I cannot get to sleep, I will enjoy them again!
PS… so by default you admit to being a “plumber”…from the ‘Tec…LOL!

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No1 Bob says:

May 5, 2014 at 12:07 pm
A question. Is Ally still a young trainee (sic) who is still learning his trade? Or is he out of his depth and tactically inept? (my edit/addendum)
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Bob…the answer is a loud “neither”.

He is a “cheeky chappie” (no more) who is media savvy, and has a fine repertoire in dog whistle tunes!


Podcast Episode 3 – David Low
fishnish says:

May 5, 2014 at 10:03 am
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Fishnish…I am also a member of Friends of Epping Forest…their annual dinner is held in Woodford Green…very very near my office…!

Now if TSFM, or any similar pressure group could exert as much pressure and succeed to the same extent as FoEF, we could certainly hang a few flags out!


Podcast Episode 3 – David Low
South0fThe Border says:

May 5, 2014 at 12:26 am

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essexbeancounter says: May 4, 2014 at 11:04 pm
Yarmy…just returned from a lovely Sunday evening in the Epping Forest…three pints of Adnam’s Broadside raised to your side
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A bit OT but if we’re discussing pubs in a misspent youth – Essex – were you at the Forest Gate in Bell Common? Drank there a few times whilst they built the M25 through the nearby cricket pitch – they were very considerate and covered it over to form a tunnel and restored the cricket pitch on top!
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SoB(sic)…the very place…! Amazing feat of civil engineering moving such important local bits and replacing them!
A nice photo of the construction process hangs there.
Sorry TSFM…no more OT


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