Bomb Alley Kid 2011

Bomb Alley Kid 2011
Title plate created by Ronnie B Goodwin

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

after 1945 No 27

                                                                 After 1945 No 27

With the wedding now over,it has been arranged that anyone who wishes can join with others at the hall which my Mum and Dad use for their  old tyme  dancing club.and there they will put on an evening of Modern and old tyme dancing for those who wish to come.there will also be some light refreshments available,meanwhile Angela and I will be taken by Tony and Jessy with my Dad and Mum,and  Angelas  Dad  down  to Dover in his car so that we can catch the train France to begin our Honeymoon in Italy.Mum Dad and Jessy with Tony will then return to the  dancing  back in Canterbury,meanwhile Angela and I will be on the ferry which takes us to France. then by train  to Paris,where we will change  to the express  night train  to Marseilies, then again changeing there to another train which will take us along the beautifull Mediterraneon coast to San Remo in Italy.we arrive at the hotel  which is lovley,and it has very nice large  bedrooms and a balcony which overlooks the main road in San Remo.  after a nice shower,and unpacking our things,we go down to the restraunt where we  are intruduced to our waiter whose name is Bruno.the  evening meal is Spagetti, and we are not used to eating this, so Bruno shows us how to twist it around the fork  this causes a lot of laughs,as it keeps slipping off the fork, Bruno is a really great chap,  so we  really feel welcome  here, After eating  Angela  and I decide that we will take a walk along the road  to the sea front,also to get an idia  how the town is set out as it happens .the beach is only a stones throw way from the hotel,So next morning we decide to go to the beach to do some sunbathing and swimming,at beakfast we  hear another couple speaking English, and it turns out they to are on honeymoon too,so we team up  and decide we will all go together for a day on the beach and swim.the sea, the water is  lovley and warm and so very clear that you can see the bottom which dosnt look far down but when I try to swim to it  I have to give up because its still  a long way away.and deeper than you would imagion,Next day we  walk around the shops to see what they sell.then we meet the other two.and decide that maybe we can hire a car sometime,  and do a trip along the coast to  visit Monti Carlo,  Nice Canns, Etc. as I am the one who holds a full licience,I will have to be the driver, we will find a car hire company sometime next day, and hire a little car.and do run,  next morning  we find a hire car company and ask if we can hire one for the day.but the owner says I will have to  aquire an Italian licience,but this will not be a problem  as he will  go with me to  the  licienceing  department,  he will translate  for me  from English to Italian.So now I have been given an Italian Licience  My name becomes Leonardo .Pankhurst. so now  he can hire us a little Fiat 900 so this is great, and  we are all O K for the day.I  drive it back to the hotel and park it so we can get an early start  to-morrow morning.  now I have to rember to drive on the right not on the left

Monday, 3 October 2011

After 1945 No 26

        after 1945 No 26

Now ,we can make a we seem to have sorted out the basic problems,we can make a decision  as to our wedding,arrangments together we have chosen the 22nd of September 1956 and to have our honneymoon somewhere nice and warm,so we have  decided that a town called San Remo just inside the Italian boarder sounds lovley,so we  have  decided  to book this through Thomas Cook of course we will not tell anyone about it.and keep it a secret. of course now people know we are getting married they keep asking where we  are going for our honneymoon so we have to say we havnt decided as yet.when we eventualy are married  we will have to ask Tony or someone to take us to the ferry terminal at Dover  to catch the fery over to france,from there we will travel down through France  by train to Marseillie and change  to another train which runs along the French Riveria to San all is arranged, now all we have to do is look forward to the wedding day,we have to go to the chuch twice a week in the evenings  and listen to the priest babble on mostley in latin, { which we dont understand  }  apparently this is usual in the cathlic church,its really to get us  to rember when we  will have to come in during the wedding service.and respond .at last  the  very important wedding day arrives and  all the recording equipment  has been set up for Billy to do his recording, then then  are told that we shall be married on the side alter.not the main alter,this is because Angela is Cathlic and I am Church of England  and  I have not taken up the Cathlic  faith.its funny but the Side Alter is more  or less the same as the Main Alter, cant see what the real reason is  for his decision. but we are not really botherd lets just get on with the  Marriage,   I must say that the Church is relly been decked out lovley  with lots of beatifull  flowers,The organ begins to play and Angelas  and her Dad  start the long walk up the isle,I take a quick look back and I must say Angela looks absolutly  beatifull  just like a filmstar.  at last  it comes to the part where we have to say I take the Angela  Mary Kenny,to be my Lawfull wedded wife an Angela replies  with I do. then its the same thing repeated and its my turn to say I will,Then Eric my Best man { who was good enough to stand in  in place of Alan who was called to go to the Suez }. at the last minute. gives me the ring which the priest  blesses and tell me to put it onto Angelas Finger,and then  pronounces us Man and Wife.I know now that I am a responsable for another persons welfare.