BOY COLIN SAYS:
KNOW IF THASS CHRISTMAS OR EASTER
believe thow warld is upside down sometoimes. Dew Oi
look outside at the garden thares geraniums from last
yare still in blume alongside o daffodils just brearkin
dunt spuz were got a Ministry of Weather, dew
we could put the blearme on them. Still were gotta be
thankful hare in Norfolk, when yew see what other parts o
the country hev had ter put up with gards to floods
awashin things away and amuckin up
peoples houses and loives.
them folks over in Merica had a load o snow ter
put up with last week. (Just you think Oim agorn
loopy Oi shud tell yer that Oim writin this hare
at the end of Janry. Ashley hev bin on moi barrer ter
get suffin dun in good toime!)
yew orl hed a good toime over Christmas. Gal June and me spent
toime with orl our family, which was werry noice. Leastways
June dint hatter dew na cooking which pleased har.
Christmas wot cum round moi moind ollus go back ter
1950 and 1951 when Oi wuz in Jarmany in the Air Force. We
hed a smashing toime speshully on Christmas Day when
the orfficers and sargents dished our grub up for us. Bein
up in North Jarmany meant we hed snow over Christmas, which
med evrawhere look loike a Christmas card.
Christmas 1951 Oi spent a bit o toime with a Jarman
family seeins Oi wuz gorn out wi thare daughter.
They hed a hard loife at that toime.The house they lived in
wuz the ony one left standin on thare street corse
the RAF hed knocked the rest onnem down.
member hevin moi tea with em on Christmas
Day. They dished me up wi ham, taters and pickled cabbage
not very festive yew moight think but thass orl they
hed. Over December and January thare wuz a grit ow fair, which
they called the Dom, set up in the St Pauli district, and
me and the gal Waltraud spent a few noights thare. Dew yew
know every toime Oi get a whiff of cigar smoke and sausages
cookin that bring back those dears.
Christmas Day wot stick out in moi moind was when Oi decided
ter hop on the bus tearkin Dereham football team over
ter play at Wymondham. Oi hant told moi parents where
Oi wuz agoin. Little did Oi realise that, arter
the gearme, the team took themselves orf tew the pub. Oi dint
get hoom till the middle o the arternoon. Cor, blarst,
dint moi mother and father hev a go at me. Howsomever,
they had kept moi dinner hot for me.
the New Yare is hare and, afore yew kin say Jack Robinson,
thatll be spring with us agin. Evenings are drawing
out a bit and thass still fairly moild so we shell hev ter
keep our fingers crorst that were broke the back o
yew go tergether salary supe is on the tearble. Belearted
wishes fer a Happy New Yare.
yew goo tergether,
BOY COLINS NORFOLK QUIZ
to test your local knowledge
1: Who founded Norwichs Maddermarket Theatre?
2: Who opened it?
3: Which recent award-winning film was shot in and around
4: What was Wighton Halt?
5: If youve been higgling what have
you been doing?
6: Which team did Norwich City beat in the first round
of the F.A. Cup in the 1959 campaign?
7: Which pub did Alan Breeze (Billy Cottons singer)
8: What did Harry Cox and Sam Larner have in common?
9: Where are the Carnegie Rooms?
10: Where is the English Whisky Company?
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