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allandwf

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Not taking anything away from the event which must have been very sad, but look at the picture.
All of those people apparently behaving and the lady on the lhs all dolled up in hat coat and handbag at a football match.
Now compare that with a typical shot today
That was when they took place on a Saturday afternoon for everyone to enjoy. Before greed took over.
 
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Nice quick one, which is the oldest airline still flying?
Just catching up after being absent for a few days again.

Klm are indeed the oldest airline. Qantas hold the record for the oldest continuous operating airline as KLM suspended operations during WWII. They suspended for around 6 years from memory. Which is why Qantas claim to have the most operational years and oldest continuously operating airline.

Boring bit of side info for you ! Lol
 
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Well I was QM, no one got it - the answer was Burnden Park 1946 and and the report after required the installation of public announcement systems are sporting stadia as the 33 people crushed to death only happened in one corner of the ground, the ref wanted to adandon the game but feared further crushing if he did, so the game continued. Indeed at HT the teams just changed ends and carried on as no one in the farthest parts of the ground had a clue what happened.

Stan Matthews played in the game Bolton 0-0 Stoke City, and mentioned it in his biography, that he had to retrieve the ball from amongst dead people laid out in the old Burnden running track, he never forgot it.

My dad was there as I said, in that same area, no ticket, was allowed in as he had sold the programs he had to sell for entry, no space on the terraces, had to sit on the running track, 10 mins after kick off, sat amongst dead people laid out. 13 yo.

I remember my dad telling me that he could see all the people in the Railway Embankment End heads' were all in perfect lines, such was the amount of people crammed in.

Watch this.

 
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Seriously? Nothing? All day?

OK, What Christmas carol was the first song ever broadcast from space?
The astronaughts smuggled a couple of instruments on board the spacecraft and played a joke with mission control saying they could see unidentified object. Before describing santa and his sleigh. I cant for the life of me remember the carol they sang and played at the moment.
 
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The astronaughts smuggled a couple of instruments on board the spacecraft and played a joke with mission control saying they could see unidentified object. Before describing santa and his sleigh. I cant for the life of me remember the carol they sang and played at the moment.
Well that would indicate Jingle Bells, but my memory is of Silent Night.....

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