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Originally posted by dot poleykett dot poleykett wrote:

Where did I get the name Mitchies from? I think part of the cafe was for workmen or transport drivers can't remember the year but may have been late 50's early sixties. Perhaps it was after the Moses because I can't rember them. Thanks for keeping the little grey matter working.
 
Certainly late 50's, I think I'm remembering them around 1956. Not sure when they sold up but it continued as a cafe for a while before it was demolished and the site 'modernised'.
 
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Originally posted by born and bred born and bred wrote:

John's younger brother was called Geoff. Both played Sunday football for Chalfont United. They had a diamond business together for a while in Hatton Garden.

You're right, that was my last recollection of them. For some reason it sticks in my mind that John lived around the Fulmer area, although I could be wrong on that. I wonder what happened to them?



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I have an old photo of billy mead dressed as a pirate standing at gravel hill waiting for the feast day parade to start a boiling hot day. We were given our prizes by someone called arthur cager wholed the community singing anyone else remember those parades?

Remember them, I was in one as a little lad dressed up as a clown! (No funny comments please!) I posted pictures a little while ago, one at the start at Gravel Hill and the other collecting a prize on Gold Hill Common from John Laurie (Fraser, Dad's Army).
Didn't Arthur Cager conduct the singing before the FA Cup Final back in the day?

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Originally posted by ArtB ArtB wrote:

Originally posted by dot poleykett dot poleykett wrote:

Where did I get the name Mitchies from? I think part of the cafe was for workmen or transport drivers can't remember the year but may have been late 50's early sixties. Perhaps it was after the Moses because I can't rember them. Thanks for keeping the little grey matter working.
 
Certainly late 50's, I think I'm remembering them around 1956. Not sure when they sold up but it continued as a cafe for a while before it was demolished and the site 'modernised'.
 
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Wasn't there a long narrow cafe, more akin to a 'transport cafe' on one side and a larger separate more traditional cafe adjoining? Names of those who used to frequent the smaller cafe included Clive Law, Sid Jarman, John Keane, etc (as far as I recall, although my memory may be playing tricks on me).

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I was (and hope I still am) a mate of Pauls and remember what you write about well. The flat they had was above the 'Bee Research Laboratory' opposite the wagon and horses and we weren't allowed in there by the miserable old Prat who ran it. He reckoned we were young hooligans and our noisy parties drove his customers away. He never bloody had any *LOL*.
I remember giving Paul a couch for the flat and we had to carry it from a place at the back of the Express Dairy, all the way to the flat. We stuck a few bottles of beer on it and off we toddled with this thing between us. We got a lot of strange looks from motorists passing by and even more when we stopped at the bus stop halfway up the hill to rest and refresh ourselves. By the time we got to the flat we were both wearing wobbly boots, so we dropped the couch inside and headed back to the Greyhound to discover the whole damn village knew about our exploit by then.
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Originally posted by born and bred born and bred wrote:

John's younger brother was called Geoff. Both played Sunday football for Chalfont United. They had a diamond business together for a while in Hatton Garden.

John Heath is still in the diamond business ....

http://www.heathdiamonds.com/About.html

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The meads were related to me, good to catch up on the old days. The pub the greyhound had another name
Before being changed. There was a wooden health centre at top of hill in nicol hill can only remember going in
For olive oil and orange juice after the war. I lived in orchard grove, now in cornwall
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