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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Sing View Post
    am goin orate mucka.
    My sister laughs at my accent now when I catch up on Skype,it 'apparently' has some Ozzy twang now anyway, I will regain the South Yorkshire dialect when I get back t' coil village of Maltby
    Kin ell! Maltby! Once went in that big battlecruiser on the cross roads at the traffic lights, forget the name. Some rum fukkers in theer, n last time I went thru I got stopped by a load o Rotherham United fans who had buckets collecting for the club when they had bin lobbed outa Millmoor and had to play their games at the Don Valley Stadium down the road in Shiny Sheff. Ofcourse fearing fer me life, I gave generously!
    Pity cos I used to love Millmoor when the Blades ever played there, big local Derby, n we used to get the train from Heeley station ta the ground in Toytown, some great banter with the Toy Towners.
    Did thy ever go into the "Grapes" battlecruiser at Dalton? Fukkin ell! If tha dint give some scruffy little kunt standing in the car park a sky diver, when tha came out no fukkin wheels on thee motor. Some rum fukkers in Toytown. Like all our yesterdays this innit? Home on leave in the 60s, I went ta see Jayne Mansfield at the owd Greasborough Club not long after, she was killed in a car smash. The memory of her tits still haunts me to this day!

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    Yes Don, I know Mick and his family well. I'm trying to get Mick active on t'interweb through his young brother, Glynn (we are old school friends). Mick is a really funny and loyal family guy, we had a few bevvies in the Don Jon pub, thrown some names around, pulled up a few sand bags and swung a few old pit lanterns. There was a third cog in the wheel, and that was my cousin Keith 'Gus' Walker who was also in 1 Para same time as Mick 'Albert' Smith.
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    That pub on the X-Roads is the Queens Hotel. For those that ventured to Maltby in 84-85 during the miners strike, the X-Roads was the epicenter of the riots.The pub is still going strong and is now under Wetherspoons. The main man in there for years was Blue, an Hells Angel who could fight hard, but was the first bloke to help you out if you needed help.
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    Kin ell! Maltby! Once went in that big battlecruiser on the cross roads at the traffic lights, forget the name. Some rum fukkers in theer, n last time I went thru I got stopped by a load o Rotherham United fans who had buckets collecting for the club when they had bin lobbed outa Millmoor and had to play their games at the Don Valley Stadium down the road in Shiny Sheff. Ofcourse fearing fer me life, I gave generously!
    Pity cos I used to love Millmoor when the Blades ever played there, big local Derby, n we used to get the train from Heeley station ta the ground in Toytown, some great banter with the Toy Towners.
    Did thy ever go into the "Grapes" battlecruiser at Dalton? Fukkin ell! If tha dint give some scruffy little kunt standing in the car park a sky diver, when tha came out no fukkin wheels on thee motor. Some rum fukkers in Toytown. Like all our yesterdays this innit? Home on leave in the 60s, I went ta see Jayne Mansfield at the owd Greasborough Club not long after, she was killed in a car smash. The memory of her tits still haunts me to this day!
    she lost her head over you as well Dave.
    I told myself that I should stop drinking, but I'm not about to listen to a drunk who talks to himself.

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    Cudda done wi er gein mi sum head Steve! Full as a butchers dog back in them days!

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    Just noticed you here Jay, and didn't realise it was you as Billy Sing, even though were friends on FB. Silly me lol.
    You remember me on here as HappyJack, and some things way back when on the other site ....going back to 2005
    when some came forward with help in hard times, never forgotten... Welcome back Jay.
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    Pleased to meet you mate !
    Bob (geordie) Watts

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    Yes me to

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    and not to mention me.
    I told myself that I should stop drinking, but I'm not about to listen to a drunk who talks to himself.

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    I didn't mention you Stephen !!
    2 Para Pal,6 plt B.Coy. Sounds good to me.

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    Re: Glad to be back

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    I didn't mention you Stephen !!
    thanks Taff. I thought someone might inadvertently mention me, so that's why I said, not to mention me.
    I told myself that I should stop drinking, but I'm not about to listen to a drunk who talks to himself.

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    Who said that ??
    2 Para Pal,6 plt B.Coy. Sounds good to me.

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    Just noticed you here Jay, and didn't realise it was you as Billy Sing, even though were friends on FB. Silly me lol.
    You remember me on here as HappyJack, and some things way back when on the other site ....going back to 2005
    when some came forward with help in hard times, never forgotten... Welcome back Jay.

    John, good morning, I do remember you mate, I trust you are well?
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    Yes thanks Jay, apart from the para ailments and this damn COPD, but I enjoyed smoking all the years up until 5 years ago.
    But I count myself lucky as I worked for Bestobell in Bankstown (Sydney) for approx 6 months.
    So fingers crossed no asbestosis at this time.
    So your still in Auss and not the sand bowl?
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    John,

    Sorry to hear about the COPD. Was that Bestobell Steam where you worked in Bankstown? I still live in Oz mate, married with three kids now. I left the pit in 2010 and picked up a good job in the Highlands of PNG. After 4+ years in that jungle, I decided to move to Indonesia to work on a Gold Mine surrounded by jungle...happy days.


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    John,
    Sorry to hear about the COPD. Was that Bestobell Steam where you worked in Bankstown? I still live in Oz mate, married with three kids now. I left the pit in 2010 and picked up a good job in the Highlands of PNG. After 4+ years in that jungle, I decided to move to Indonesia to work on a Gold Mine surrounded by jungle...happy days.
    Hi Jay, not sure if it was B/Steam but at the time it was Bestobell. Was a Storekeeper for them, and had to learn all the tech stuff with Rulon and Teflon P Rulon and Teflon PTFE.
    Got fed up with that and then went up to Bougainville Island, until enough money was made to get back here, just before all the troubles started over there.
    Now the nearest to any jungles for me is holidays'. Was thinking of Indo but not sure what the Religious climate is, as there has been some nightmare stories from that area of late?
    I'll probably end up in some coconut Island off Malaya.

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    john when were you you in bouganville?
    shankhill rd to the battle school " carpe diem"

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy meikle View Post
    john when were you you in bouganville?
    Billy, I found the first of my employment cards, and was there for 2 weeks before they knew.
    Then I was given a job in security, after they realised my background.
    With the tan I had, I could have passed as a local lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnD View Post
    Billy, I found the first of my employment cards, and was there for 2 weeks before they knew.
    Then I was given a job in security, after they realised my background.
    With the tan I had, I could have passed as a local lol.
    took sig off.
    hi john i worked in borneo kalimantan with a few ex bougainville guys one guy in particular was a good mate jim chaplin he was a logistics guy in borneo JKA mine site.
    shankhill rd to the battle school " carpe diem"

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    kambali pak, got any photos of the site? i was the general building superintendent for JKA at the kaltim prima coal project at sangatta baru east kalimantan. loved it aye
    Another Gold Mine, another jungle, this time in Cote d'Ivoire
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    Illegal miners in an open pit
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    Any chance o using a metal detector theer Jay?

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    Another Gold Mine, another jungle, this time in Cote d'Ivoire
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    Illegal miners in an open pit
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    Bonikro.jpg
    looking good jay
    shankhill rd to the battle school " carpe diem"

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    Now back in Indonesia, and the IMs have been busy over XmasTog South 6 Jan 18.jpgTog South 6-Jan -18.jpgTog South 6-Jan-18.jpg


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    They must have a death wish mate to go in there. They ever get cave ins ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Sing View Post
    Now back in Indonesia, and the IMs have been busy over XmasTog South 6 Jan 18.jpgTog South 6-Jan -18.jpgTog South 6-Jan-18.jpg
    death traps jay.
    shankhill rd to the battle school " carpe diem"

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    tone Asia would not be the industrial behemoth if OSHA was active there. life is cheap and people are desperate. hope you enjoyed R&R back home.
    shankhill rd to the battle school " carpe diem"

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    Quote Originally Posted by trubrit2411 View Post
    They must have a death wish mate to go in there. They ever get cave ins ?
    We had one individual trapped for 8 days in 2016 in one of our UG mines. With regards to the Penambang Liar (Illegal miner), they probably do, but its not something we get to hear about too often.


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