On this day.....
Tuesday 5th November 1974....a young 16yr old spotty faced Billinge Biker was en-route from Wigan North Western to Ipswich to join the Royal Navy at HMS GANGES to enlist as a Radio Operator... Left in 1979. Two days later Lord Lucan did his nanny in.... What was you upto? Can you remember.?
Started: 5th Nov 2021 at 12:31
I can't remember So I was probably planning which bommy I was going to attend, I'd be 22 years old and motorbike mad at the time, I had my Bonnie 650 T120 BLP 545H, Just another day to me,,,,
Replied: 5th Nov 2021 at 13:13
Yes. I remember well. Looking after two young children.
Too young to take to a bommy.
Replied: 5th Nov 2021 at 13:29
I had just been married 2 months so I've a good idea what I would have been doing
Replied: 5th Nov 2021 at 13:36
Replied: 5th Nov 2021 at 13:49
I was working on the M55 construction.
Replied: 5th Nov 2021 at 14:29
I had just left Cromptons ( GKN ) in Ashton and started work for MATAL BOX 1st June 1974 on a lot higher wage......had been married 3 years with 2 daughter's ........GB
Replied: 5th Nov 2021 at 14:37
I too was bringing three children up,the youngest was four so have no idea what was happening roundabout that time,except had a cat that had six kittens and had a puppy..
Replied: 5th Nov 2021 at 14:39
I remember at 4am the following morning a dustbin being thrown the full length of the mess to startle us out of our beds.... What had I signed upto I thought. Then there was the daily dawn chorus for the next six weeks of basic training.
"Wakey Wakey rise and shine.. You've had yours now I want mine.. Hands off c***S and on with socks... Get up you lazy B******S".
Replied: 5th Nov 2021 at 14:59
Last edited by Billinge Biker: 5th Nov 2021 at 15:05:46
i was downt pit . alan my old girl worked at cromps in ashton along with some friends of mine as well ? .
Replied: 5th Nov 2021 at 15:35
I was putting the final touches to a three tier wedding cake I'd made for the following Saturday
Replied: 5th Nov 2021 at 16:08
I was still at school, Shevington County Comp. They say it's a ' Beacon of Excellence ' these days. It was a beacon back then too as it was frequently on fire :)
Replied: 5th Nov 2021 at 16:12
And a grand job you made of it Broady, it's made my life easier to get to the M6.
Replied: 5th Nov 2021 at 16:22
BB: Did you sign up for 5 years? I thought you had to do longer. Do you get that pension as well?
Replied: 5th Nov 2021 at 16:45
Did you teach your mates the Wiggin Twang.
Replied: 7th Nov 2021 at 09:42
I was in Mombasa Kenya…was on a 9 month deployment on HMS Lowestoft…world cruise
Replied: 7th Nov 2021 at 10:49
No Platty... Signing on age was 18yrs of age. Then you signed up for 3. 9. or 27yrs of service.. I signed for 3yrs...then later on the 3yrs was credited to my Police service. Had to correct my English a few times so the southerners could understand me!! Never did manage a world tour roylew... Many a visit down the Gut though.
Replied: 7th Nov 2021 at 11:01