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General Discussion / Re: Message Posting by 208 People
« Last post by Outback Traveller on 17 September, 2023, 08:03:45 AM »
Greetings from Townsville in Far North Queensland(FNQ)
Interesting that 'Bob.doe' asks after the Shades of Blue and their recording of "In The Midnight Hour".
Knowing of this 56/57 year-old recording suggests he may have a connection to the band. Or, esoteric tastes...
Otherwise why pose the question?
More information required 'Bob.doe'...
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General Discussion / Re: Message Posting by 208 People
« Last post by MR on 05 September, 2023, 02:39:53 PM »
No, Pam - this is the MB (Message Board), which requires a once-off registration to post messages. The GB is Guest Book - click on the link in the top left-hand corner of this website's home page (the icon looks like an open book with blinking eyelids - very creative!) and you'll see the most recent post by someone (who appears to be using a pseudonym but please correct me if I'm wrong) asking if any photos of that band you guys often talk about ("Shades of Blue").
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General Discussion / Re: Message Posting by 208 People
« Last post by PamMcD on 04 September, 2023, 11:19:58 AM »
Not quite au fait with things Martin.  Is this the GB so where do I find this quuestion?
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General Discussion / Re: Message Posting by 208 People
« Last post by MR on 03 September, 2023, 05:50:05 AM »
Same age as me! Btw Pam, there's a question for you on the GB if you haven't seen it yet.
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General Discussion / Re: Message Posting by 208 People
« Last post by PamMcD on 30 August, 2023, 01:48:34 PM »
The chap christened Legs Maguire byt the boys of 208 was an Aussie and goodness me he will be around 80 now. 
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General Discussion / Re: Message Posting by 208 People
« Last post by MR on 29 August, 2023, 03:04:14 AM »
Yeah, good ol' Tony - lovely guy. He was on our rebro crew (RRB2) in 2 Sigs where I was posted after 208. Next thing we know, they'd posted him out to 208!!! The name Legs Maguire rings a bell, but no vision or memories so can't comment. Maybe one of our lurkers will remember more?
Shades of Blue were after my time but it sounds like they were very popular. Linh and I now have our own resident songbird - our niece Sunny (just turned 11yo) has been appointed joint lead singer of her high school choir - she's got a voice to match her angelic looks! (but then I suppose I'm biased!).
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General Discussion / Re: Message Posting by 208 People
« Last post by PamMcD on 21 August, 2023, 06:54:15 PM »
I love to remember things, not the horrid boozy nights when Sam had to be carried in, absolutely unconcious.  Awful!

I miss Tony Ratcliffe, he remembered every thing that we did and conversations and who was goid and wh was not so good.  It was rare that he said anything wrong aboyt anyone but he hated a particular Aussie who the lads christened Legs Maguire.  He liked brown speckled eggs which I saved for times when he ended up at our place on Stevenson. The school kids like theor memories as well, what music was popular, dancing to Shades of Blue.

Anyway enough enough. Things is none of of my era are around on the board and they never were, they seemed reluctant to show thir faces.

See Yah

Pam
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General Discussion / Re: Add a fb link to the MB and/or GB - yes/no?
« Last post by MR on 19 August, 2023, 04:59:43 AM »
It's now 3 weeks since I posted the below message asking for comments/offers of help but no response so can only assume it's a non-starter and will discontinue thoughts about facebook groups (probably smart to ignore fb anyway - the Zuck doesn't need our help to get any richer!). Now let's hope former posters can find their way here and get the chat going again that fell by the wayside coincidentally with covid's arrival and the need for new MB and GB - both of which have been rebuilt/renewed by our resident technical genius Lynn 'Lee' Burgess
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General Discussion / Re: Message Posting by 208 People
« Last post by MR on 19 August, 2023, 04:52:21 AM »
"Time and tides wait for no man (or woman!)". There are not many posts on this MB apart from those made by the same few, so we can only assume that former posters/colleagues have moved on with their lives and have higher priorities than swapping comments about the past. Or maybe they just can't remember anymore, like me! :-X
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General Discussion / Message Posting by 208 People
« Last post by PamMcD on 17 August, 2023, 09:49:58 AM »
I am a member of a Facebook page run by the ex pupils of the schools in Terendak Camp.  It is a very busy group and I log in every day but never ever have any children of 208 members posted a single message.  I thought that some  of the 208 people may have died but their children are still around and I know several of them went to Slim School which was the senior school and also children od Mountbatten School which was the junior school.  I often join in and some of the kids remember Shades of Blue band.  It is strange though that children of 208 people don't bother.
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