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    shame that DS21 never made it to the end and won
    such a beautiful car,would have been great to see it in some museum today

    reading up on the driver Bianchi,had a feeling he'd be related to Jules
    he'd won Le Mans that same year and finished 3rd at the Monaco GP
    then sadly killed the following year testing at Le Mans

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucien_Bianchi
    The rally DS did have a lot of other success though, as did the later SM. http://http://www.citroenet.org.uk/s...y-cars-01.html

    I'm a bit of a DS nut having owned a couple for a long period of time.

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      I was there when that flag was raised in Port Stanley.
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      Don't seem to have anyone who was actually 'there' apart from the poor chap at the IRA shooting.

      Maybe it should be a 'almost a near miss' or 'wasn't that near actually'.

      I don't have one. My uncle was turning into Egremont Place in the 40s as a Jerry bomb dropped and had some shrapnel land very near to him. My Dad wasn't allowed to go to the Saturday Kemptown cinema once in the early 40s. He was fortunate as Jerry also bombed there that day.
      Yes they were. You missed the above post.
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      NSC at its very best ~ a post based on assumption on a matter the poster hasn't got a clue about!!
      When people are rude to you, they reveal who they are, not who you are.
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      I was at Live Aid 1985.
      Me too

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      Macmillanís funeral.

      Had a clear shot at Thatcher but didnít take it.
      You would have got away with it after 1983 when the film came out surely.
      Ah hold on though, had you been in a come for quite some years.
      now my friends have gone,
      and my hair is grey,
      and I ache in the places that I used to play.
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      Travelling into work in Central London at the moment the 7/7 bombs went off.
      Just getting onto the escalator at Old street tube, the power went off and I had to walk up them.

      A colleague was on the bus that had the roof blown off.
      He was in shock and phoned in to say there were some problems with travel and he would be in late.
      He eventually turned up at 17:15 and started logging on as if nothing had happened.
      He had also been working in the docklands when the IRA bomb went off. Retired off to live in Scotland shortly after.

      Walking back home after work was weird, very few people were using the tubes or buses. everyone was just walking to the various mainline stations.
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      Booked on the TT Herald of free enterprise when she rolled over outside the port..
      Was coming home from Germany to get my daughter christened and missed the ferry due to traffic delays.
      Sailed past about an hour after it happened. Was on the missing list for a while as we were booked on the ferry. No mobile phones in them days to see the news or let anyone know we were OK.. imagine the panic the family were going through.
      These two struck a chord with me.

      I was in London when the bombs went off - going to a meeting in Parliament. Didn't have a mobile phone, and all the landline phones had been jammed by the security services - so couldn't get through to the missus, who was obviously a bit concerned. Parliament was probably the best place to be for the morning, as it was flooded with special police. And you're right, the afternoon getting back to Euston was weird - no buses, no tubes, streets packed with people walking.

      We were also caught in an earthquake in Athens (it was our honeymoon - cue puns). And again, everyone at home knew about the earthquake, but it was many hours before we could phone home. And if it had been a day later, we would have left anyway, we wouldn't have known about it, and wouldn't have phoned home. Imagine the worry that would have caused.

      I still don't have a mobile - but can see it's uses sometimes.
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      The other big band that I first saw before they became famous was 'Oasis' when they were the support for 'BMX Bandits' at Sheffield University in 1993. Pretty rough performance from what I can recall.
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      I was in the same bikeshed at school when Dave H fingered Tracy S and the new geography teacher a young lady in her late 20ís walked straight past. She pretended she didnít see anything and looked the other way.

      Well I canít think of anything more epic than that sorry.
      now my friends have gone,
      and my hair is grey,
      and I ache in the places that I used to play.
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      Lots of near misses on this thread, so I donít feel too bad adding mine, besides which if it hadnít been a near miss I wouldnít be typing this now!

      December 19th 1978, some mates and I went out from Burgess Hill for an evening in Brighton. After a good night out we caught a train out of Brighton at 22.40, and took up our usual position in the last seats behind the drivers cab, so we could step straight off to the steps at B.Hill. We got as far as Preston Park where the train stopped and the lights went out. We sat for a while, before the lights came back on and we started moving again, only to almost immediately for the lights to go out and we stopped again!

      We sat for what seemed like hours, in the gloom, when the guard eventually came through he said the power had been cut as someone had wandered onto the line at Brighton station. We sat, until we were told a diesel would be taking us back to Brighton to pick up a bus service!

      At this point we were just a bunch of pissed up lads, getting a bit grumpy about the delay. Imagine how we felt when the bus took us past Patcham and the bottom of Waterhall, where the place was awash with flashing blue lights, police, fire brigade, ambulance, the whole lot. We still didnít know what had happened and it was only next day that I found out that two trains had crashed at Sweet Hill. The power being cut at Brighton station was the only thing that stopped my up line train ploughing into the two crashed trains, and from our seats in the front of the train, I most likely wouldnít be here today.

      So yeh, a near miss, but boy am I glad!
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      I was there when I lost my virginity.

      Found it again when I got married though.
      I lost mine on the beach somewhere between the West and Palace piers in the hot summer of '76 - been back countless times to look for it, but just couldn't find it ....
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      Quote Originally Posted by Shropshire Seagull View Post
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      I lost mine on the beach somewhere between the West and Palace piers in the hot summer of '76 - been back countless times to look for it, but just couldn't find it ....
      Similar. I thought I'd lost mine in the shower.

      Turns out it was in my hand the whole time.

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