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Thursday 28 January 2010 8.26am
Ah Dickie, how sad... how old was you when you left? was that St.James Street at the Borough? or near St James Church in Bermondsey..

If I win the lottery I'll send a limousine to collect you from Wales and we can have a tour of all the old areas..there's been a lot of changes mind you..
Monday 1 February 2010 9.44am
Hi Jan
My King james Street was the one just of Friars Street, there were a row of old terraced houses, now demolised, no electricity and lighting was via gas mantles,they had mice and many had bugs. There was also a council run cleansing station in the street where they deloused us buggy kids, really posh eh !
Monday 1 February 2010 11.07am
I caught scabies and had to go to the cleansing station in neckinger...and had to have a red hot bath and was painted with benzo benzate which was like runny white paint! and stunk..and my clothes were heat mum was dying of shame and made me go up by myself!
never mind Dickie, there are far worse things to worry about and bed bugs are making a comeback...:-)
Monday 1 February 2010 12.02pm
It all comes down to hygene, Jan. I change the straw in our bedroom every week, and I wash twice a year whether I need it or not.
Monday 1 February 2010 3.32pm
Your far too fastidious Chalkey, your trying to pull a bird aint yuh!
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