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Old 14th Aug 2017, 19:57
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Once we were in the Jurby range circuit dropping bombs from low level. We had Radio Caroline tuned in to the radio compass and were flying around her on the circuit. Of course the roar of 4 Olympus regularly interrupted the music.
A colleague once told me of having his news bulletin on Radio Caroline rudely interrupted by two RAF fast jet pilots who flew abreast, straight at the mast and split formation at the last moment.

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Old 14th Aug 2017, 20:19
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Anyone who listened to the BBC at that time was a traitor to the cause.

At the beginning there was the one and only 'Great 208' From Luxembourg.
It faded in and out like my girlfriend's passion.

Then Radio Caroline, which filled my student summer job days in 1965.

Then Radio One. Never bothered with that.

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Old 14th Aug 2017, 20:29
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Radio 2 tonight at 2200
BBC Radio 2 - Johnnie Walker Meets..., Johnnie Walker Meets... The Pirates
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 22:07
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The 'Caroline' introduction track brought things back.

Due to my (now long-since defunct) relationship with my Caroline, of course I had the vinyl record.

We continued to write - but as she was overseas the relationship was doomed.
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 17:09
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Originally Posted by johnfairr View Post
"That's Keynsham, spelt K - E - Y - N - S - H - A - M, nr Bristol . . . "
I went to school there.
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Originally Posted by llondel View Post
I went to school there.
East or west of the Wellsway?
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 17:23
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Pirate radio DJ Dave Cash's ashes scattered off Harwich coast (From Harwich and Manningtree Standard)
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 19:00
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
East or west of the Wellsway?
To the east. The school was (probably still is) a really good landmark, seems the RAF used it as such based on the number of their aircraft that seemed to fly by.
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 19:40
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Originally Posted by llondel View Post
To the east. The school was (probably still is) a really good landmark, seems the RAF used it as such based on the number of their aircraft that seemed to fly by.
The reason that I asked was because, when searching for somewhere to live near Bristol, I was made aware that housing east of the Wellsway was 'more desirable' (ie more expensive) than that to the west due to the secondary schools having their origins in the grammar and secondary modern schools (with the one to the west having no 'sixth form' - or significant academical achievements)
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Pirates take to the radio-waves on the LV18 in Harwich (From Harwich and Manningtree Standard).
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Visited the Radio Luxembourg studios on a school trip to Switzerland circa 1962.
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 20:50
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
The reason that I asked was because, when searching for somewhere to live near Bristol, I was made aware that housing east of the Wellsway was 'more desirable' (ie more expensive) than that to the west due to the secondary schools having their origins in the grammar and secondary modern schools (with the one to the west having no 'sixth form' - or significant academical achievements)
The one to the east was a fusion of a grammar and an adjacent secondary modern. As a combined school the lower school was effectively in (I think) the SM, 4th/5th year in the grammar school and there was a new sixth form block between the two. It pulled in children from all the surrounding villages on that side of Keynsham so you didn't have to live in a posh house to go there. I had a couple of miles to walk. It was certainly considered a better place than the other one.
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