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Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 6:37 am
by Berni
Oh bless you Lee, I am not worried about the big brother thing, I dont slag the company off or give away any secrets, (cause I dont know any). I am just a lowly office worker. Interesting that Rose could have been a distant working buddy. Small planet...............

By the way I love being out in the snow, playing, having snowball fights and generally being silly. I spend half my life in ice rinks with my son, so am used to being cold. 4am every Saturday and Sunday morning as well as before and after school, one of the joys of motherhood apparently.
So how many children and what ages etc do you have. (Cant imagine you being old enough to have kiddlies, but there you go...........)
Toodles
Berni

Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 10:47 am
by BRIGHTON121
Berni wrote:Oh bless you Lee, I am not worried about the big brother thing, I dont slag the company off or give away any secrets, (cause I dont know any). I am just a lowly office worker. Interesting that Rose could have been a distant working buddy. Small planet...............

By the way I love being out in the snow, playing, having snowball fights and generally being silly. I spend half my life in ice rinks with my son, so am used to being cold. 4am every Saturday and Sunday morning as well as before and after school, one of the joys of motherhood apparently.
So how many children and what ages etc do you have. (Cant imagine you being old enough to have kiddlies, but there you go...........)
Toodles
Berni
Hello Berni,

4am on Saturday and Sunday :shock: My hat goes off to you! We just have the one boy, Justin.He will be fourteen this year. I now know what I put my mum and dad through :shock:

Found this old photo of Winnie and I might bring back some memories.
Image

hope it arrives OK. This is the only photo that has survived all these years...

See ya!
Lee.

Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 12:31 pm
by Berni
Thanks Lee, lovely photo,.

the park 1975-1982

Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 8:01 am
by terry bobrowicz
wow! this is an active forum. hi you lot surprised your all still going. nice though. here's a list of staff that might jog a memory or two. I have included the year that they started at the park as best as I can remember.

bill the one legged gardener worked at the park before it ever was a park he started in 1924 in the days of Doge, and lived in the cottage in the crown estate to the south of the park. trident TV fired him and he was made leave his cottage with two weeks notice in 1981, he died next year. well done trident TV (Yorkshire TV now)

Mrs Hathaway, head casher 1969

Mr North, office wala 1969

elephant jeff 1969

captin phire 1969 ex circus manager

mushty, big cats, ex circus. 1969

Simon Compton hall 75. killed by tigers in Germany 08 08 82.

Charlie 75 left 76 to work on north sea oil rigs.

Pete 75 worked in the dolphiariam and left in 76.

Marti 75 ran off (75) with a lady call Paula who worked in the main office.

stinky Dave 75 one of the original Brighton dolphiariam crew. his wife worked at the park as well but cant remember where.

Malcolm 75 was the reptile keeper, accident pron, got bit by the crock (twice) and lost !!!! a land rover on site.

Steve star shine 75 left to work in Edinburgh zoo and came back a couple of years later. he had a girl friend by the name of Clair who did not work at the park but along with Mandy wertherall, spent most of there free time "hanging" with the guys.

johnny cash 75

Paul vodden 75 went on to be one big honcho in the rspca.

rocky 75 did the commentary's at the dolphiariam and was Gary smarts uncle he was 56 in 75. he and Gary went on holiday to Vietnam in 75 wanted to see the war before it ended? madness.

John Wane Reed 75 (Yes, John Wane and Johnny Cash both worked at the dolphiariam at the same time)

Andy kench 75 went on to be an rspca inspector.

Steve honner 75 dolphiariam number two he's now living in Oz.

Robby hill 75 went on to be a river/water bailiff in Oxfordshire (grate guy) still miss him 31 years on.

flying egg 75

beechie 75

roger hindel (prof) 75 education officer went on to sell medical supplies.

Laurence (orance) 75

Pete and Fiona whitehead 76

Sid, 76 killed by "yellow tag" the alpha tiger in the same year at WSP.

Dennie's 76

Matt 76 worked with zebras and giraffe's

Robbert 76 univ grad: had a pretty girl friend named Susie

Angie (the laughing witch) worked in the animal kitchens

jerry 76 his girl friend was the daughter of golf oil Jamaica, very very rich.

Matt 76 worked in the dolphiariam fish kitchen for the summer. he's dad worked at the US embassy in London.

crazy sue 76 work on reception and shacked up with a guy called Steve who work as park promoter in 79

Sas 76 Windsor chapter hells angel. grate guy.

Doug ? married Kim the education officer in 79

Doug cartilage 77 main protagonist during the union wars of 79.

Debby pink 78 ex girl friend of terry nupkins long before he got famous

lee channona 78 (hi lee)

doc pain 78

Pete the manic 78

Nigel Wilson 78

Scott's Liz 78

Bernadette 78

Bruce Walton 78

Russell 78 married ex miss England

Simmon eadd 78 original worked at Brighton dolphiariam. went on to work with the killer whale that Star's in free Willie.

Helen and Keith Reine 78

kelvin heath 78 baboons

Kim 78 cash office

Vic and Patsy Jonson 79 Vic was a manic and Patsy was the wardrobe mistress. they had the first baby to be Born on WSP. Vic ran off with a very young lady, Patsy and Kelly are doing well in Skegness.

Nigel 80

Duncan Paul (splash) 80

nick Howard 80

Ozzie Tony 80

Andy burden 80

Dave Lindsy 80

jimmy 80 grate guy form Liverpool

Danny (security) 80

Kim education officer 80

well that should keep every one busy for a while. still have hundreds and hundreds of photos not yet posted on this site. would be glad to hear from any of the above. and if any one knows where Robby Hill is I would be more than pleased to hear from them. tezatskeg1@hotmail.com

how did I remember all of this. well I didn't. but I did keep a very detailed dairy from 75-82. any questions welcome. be happy all, Tez.

Re: the park 1975-1982

Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 2:53 pm
by BRIGHTON121
terry bobrowicz wrote:well that should keep every one busy for a while. still have hundreds and hundreds of photos not yet posted on this site. would be glad to hear from any of the above. and if any one knows where Robby Hill is I would be more than pleased to hear from them. tezatskeg1@hotmail.com

how did I remember all of this. well I didn't. but I did keep a very detailed dairy from 75-82. any questions welcome. be happy all, Tez.
Well,Well,Well. Hello Terry, I thought you were never going to post on the board again!
Like wise I am happy to hear you are still with the living!
It is nice to read all the names of people that I worked with. I must admit I am one of those people that have the ability to forget your name five minutes after meeting you but can pick you out in a crowd ten years later!
Hmmm! Mushty sounds familiar. I think Bruce and I had an encounter with Mushty. It was the night that Bruce and I would engage in an all out egg fight around the dorm ( the old horse stables ). It was very late, Mushty lived close by and he confronted us and and said politely to keep the noise down, he was carrying a baseball bat over his right shoulder :shock: Bruce and I called it a night :oops:
I try to look to the future of were I want to be rather than reminisce of days gone by but there is something pleasing about remembering things forgotten that are memorable with friends from a very unique time.
Bernadette is listed from your diary along with Liz (Parrots). Bernadette worked in the ticket office at the dolphinarium during the school holidays. She was never far behind Liz. Bernadette did mention in one of the post's that I was a heart throb for her at that time among-st other things like, handsome, the best thing since sliced bread, a man of mystery, suave sophisticated intelligent to mention just a few things she thought of me! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: O.K Berni, maybe not, but it sounds good .

I have lost or given away all but one photo of my time at WSP (if there are any). If you have me in the background of some shots taken I would just love to see them posted. Speak to you soon Terry, all the best!

Lee

Who's who?

Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 9:56 pm
by Snowy/White Eyes
Hi Tez and to everyone else who keeps popping in to this trip down memory lane,

It was cool to read down your list of who's who, although admit to being a bit disappointed that you forgot about me! :(

I was in charge of the baboons in 78 and 79, along with Keith and eventually joined by Bruce. Rob and I were amongst the first to move up to the the 'village' after their completion.

18 months after leaving WSP, an intriguing phone call from Simon saw Beechy and me swanning off to West Germany in a snazzy BMW.

If you're reading this Berni, I quite like being called a tart, although am continuously being quizzed by my better half :wink:

Christmas Day 1978 saw Steve Honor, Doug, Keith, myself and others enjoying a rather bizarre christmas day party with the baboons.

I must get my act together in posting foties from my time at WSP, including many mug shots (Bruce, Owen, Francis, Keith to mention but a few), early morning killer whale transportation, baboon party, and many others.

Bye for now

Clive 8) :) :shock:

Re: Who's who?

Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 10:18 pm
by BRIGHTON121
Snowy/White Eyes wrote:Hi Tez and to everyone else who keeps popping in to this trip down memory lane,

It was cool to read down your list of who's who, although admit to being a bit disappointed that you forgot about me! :(

I was in charge of the baboons in 78 and 79, along with Keith and eventually joined by Bruce. Rob and I were amongst the first to move up to the the 'village' after their completion.

18 months after leaving WSP, an intriguing phone call from Simon saw Beechy and me swanning off to West Germany in a snazzy BMW.

If you're reading this Berni, I quite like being called a tart, although am continuously being quizzed by my better half :wink:

Christmas Day 1978 saw Steve Honor, Doug, Keith, myself and others enjoying a rather bizarre christmas day party with the baboons.

I must get my act together in posting foties from my time at WSP, including many mug shots (Bruce, Owen, Francis, Keith to mention but a few), early morning killer whale transportation, baboon party, and many others.

Bye for now

Clive 8) :) :shock:
Hello Clive,
You must have missed your name, I'm sure you are looking under Clive but you should look further down to the T's for Tart!! :6 (I'll give you a legal slush fund for Berni to spill the beans on me). I hope your better half continues to quiz you on your WSP history. :wink:
Enjoy the weekend. In the States is Memorial Day so it's a nice long weekend.

All the best,
Lee

Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 3:38 am
by tez bobrowicz
hi all and you Wane (Dahai) that blew you cover? did you know that while we where enjoying the Vangelis concert at the Albert hall. Simmon Compton Hall (Comp) was back stage with the roadies and got to meet Vangelis. Regarding his death. it was a reckless one. he was trying to get a Tiger to sit up and beg for a press photographer in the German Safari park. dint know its name though. The tiger hit him across the face and dragged him into the pride. We had stayed in touch right up until his death.
he told be that the park was not very will run and a bit of a cowboy outfit. they had no guns on site, Even though they had big cats. It took 30 Min's for the police to get a gun on site to frighten the Tigers away. The attack took place at 12 noon on the 6th of August 82. I can be precise as this was the exact time me and Nick Walters where having a fight and I got fired. One hell of a day! Comp left the park in 78/79 at the end of the union war, he was on strike but I wasn't but as best friend we very much kept in touch.

I went down with TB and was in an isolation ward for about 6 months, Comp had left by then and move to Oxford, but I cant remember what work he did there? he married a girl called Cherry. he rang me while in hospital and told me he too was in and isolation ward with TB too. The authority's said that the cause of our infection was the cheetahs who also suffered with it, but me and old Comp always put it down to all the Moroccan hashish that we used to smoke.

Comp died 24 hours after the incident. Cherry said that he died with a smile on his face. Comp had always said that he could not stand the thought of getting old. Cherry stayed on in Germany and we lost touch. So sorry that this is a sad post but that's what happed and I have lots of fond memories of him and that magical time, as I am sure we all have.

By the way Berni it wasn't Rhinos it was Lions. Ginger the head of big cats and ex circus would sit side saddle on one of the lions as the pride walked back to the Lion house at night, it was his party piece. I wonder what ever became of him, he was a tough, mean old bugger, and the only thing he was ever frighted of was his wife who would give him hell. his kid was a pain, and had the nick name of Bam, Bam, from the Flintstones. he was forever throwing stones it the pool, there where time when I could have rung his neck. surprisingly the must be about 40 by now?

Be happy, Tez.

Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez

Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 9:52 am
by Dahai
I actually do not know where to start here....

Cover?
I was not trying to use any cover, it was just a name given to me a few years ago. A student in a class stood up; in front of everyone (50 or so) she said "You're Dahai!" It seemed right at the time; still seems right.
It is Chinese..means Ocean.

(I sent you an email Terry - never got around to calling you Tez - to your personal address a year or so back but now doubt it got through.)

There is a long story here which I am not going not get into at this point. (It is running to 30 pages or so and Falkor will receive it soon.)
For a number of reasons - not the least being this site - I am rereading all of Sue's letters. It is a struggle.
Vangelis...
I still remember you running - YES RUNNING - around the corner to our home with the LP (before CDs folks!!) "Heaven & Hell". That was enough to sell us. (Not that we weren't sold before but life had a tendency to change on the mood of the day. And why the &&^$#$ didn't Jon Anderson appear at that concert?)
Do you remember just how many times you babysat for us? It was a lifeline at times. Sean has just turned 31! Lives in Killarney.
The meals that Sue cooked, you, Paul, Gary when the restaurant wasn't open.
The number of MUGS of coffee drunk!
Shit..we knew TB existed in the Park; hepatitis existed in the Reptile House. BUT those were the days when diseases like that were not fully understood. Look at Ramu and the infection he got from from eating food supposedly fouled by rat's urine.
We worked from gut knowledge; from what we knew and understood.
We worked because this is what we WANTED to do. What management said or did was forgotten as soon as management left the room.
That is NOT to say that respect was not felt or held towards those in upper echeleons. It was just that we knew and therefore we did.
Like those who used shangais instead of blanks against the lions...
Simon...
I think we all knew Simon would have a short life. But we were living and how long that might - or might not have been - was something no one considered.
Do you remember the ghosts (Yes folks REAL ghosts!) in the mansion and the old mansion??? These were not something borne from a green haze.
Do you remember 8 of us walking down the main street of Slough (I think it was ) after watching the movie "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"?
Sue said in her weekly letter to her Mum that "No one said a word as we walked back to the car." There was you, Paul, Gary, I do not remember who else. The thing that amuses me after reading this letter was that - as I understand it - only you, Paul or Gary ever babysat Sean. So who the hell looked after him that night??
So much more to add.

I would like to add one more thing.

Simon met Vangelis during that concert???????????

BASTAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaRD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DAHAI

Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 10:56 am
by Dahai
How on earth do I attach photos here?
:roll:

Wane,a

Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 11:22 am
by BRIGHTON121
Dahai wrote:How on earth do I attach photos here?
:roll:
Very nice post Tez. ( I hope referring to you as Tez is O.K ) So, Wane is the name :?: I wish I had been on the park a Little longer so I could have enjoyed getting to know everyone a little better,but even then at the age of 19/20 life was just a blur!
I had the :?: regarding posting a photo. I scanned to a file put it in to documents and sent it as an attachment to an email to falkor,he then sent me a thank you with the img that I Could cut and past in this reply forum. I do not know if you an bypass the falkor bit. As you know I was brought up with the abacus and binary system in school, count ten then move the bottom one :lol:
Hope you find a way.
Al the best.
Lee

Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 12:04 pm
by falkor
Dahai wrote:How on earth do I attach photos here?
:roll:
Dahai - click "post reply" at the bottom of this topic

next ..... look for "ImageShack" link top right of the reply box :wink: this is an image hosting site, explore it and try uploading a few images to it :twisted:

> posting images to a topic < is here

Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 5:12 pm
by Guest
nice one Dahai, wow you filled in a few gaps, memory wise. I had forgotten load of stuff you seem to remember. I never saw the old mansion ghost but Comp insisted he had, soon after that we started séances in the white mansion, and that relay did get spooky.

Didn't Trixi and Frances baby sit for you too? hasn't Trixi's sister Carol (Vordaman) done well I remember her at 19 and still in univ: we had some great nights out in Bracknell. Although she is now the highest payed TV presenter. l was a Little disappointed. While studding I asked her what her ambition was and she told me she wanted to be the fist woman to pilot Concord. I guess she only got to be a passenger? (1st class of course)

I still have a grate collection on Vangelis and related music and the Net is just grate for down loading. I love the new tec: and net.

Dahai what are you doing now? I'm a supervisor for a charity in Skegness.

Snowy, hi man. yes of course I remember you. the list I posted was one of the folk in the dolphiariam and thoughts I used to hang with. theres loads of folk I have forgotten or just cant remember there names. dose any one remember Chevy John? for example.

falkor, thanks for the info about uploading pics to the forum, and I love the new look of the web pages.

well that enough from this old codger for now. Be happy every one. Tez.

PS. Lee, you can call me any thing you like, you always used to. ha ha !

Re: Who's who?

Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 9:37 pm
by BRIGHTON121
BRIGHTON121 wrote:
Snowy/White Eyes wrote:Hi Tez and to everyone else who keeps popping in to this trip down memory lane,

It was cool to read down your list of who's who, although admit to being a bit disappointed that you forgot about me! :(

I was in charge of the baboons in 78 and 79, along with Keith and eventually joined by Bruce. Rob and I were amongst the first to move up to the the 'village' after their completion.

18 months after leaving WSP, an intriguing phone call from Simon saw Beechy and me swanning off to West Germany in a snazzy BMW.

If you're reading this Berni, I quite like being called a tart, although am continuously being quizzed by my better half :wink:

Christmas Day 1978 saw Steve Honor, Doug, Keith, myself and others enjoying a rather bizarre christmas day party with the baboons.

I must get my act together in posting foties from my time at WSP, including many mug shots (Bruce, Owen, Francis, Keith to mention but a few), early morning killer whale transportation, baboon party, and many others.

Bye for now

Clive 8) :) :shock:
Hello Clive,
You must have missed your name, I'm sure you are looking under Clive but you should look further down to the T's for Tart!! :6 (I'll give you a legal slush fund for Berni to spill the beans on me). I hope your better half continues to quiz you on your WSP history. :wink:
Enjoy the weekend. In the States is Memorial Day so it's a nice long weekend.

All the best,
Lee
Hello Clive.
I often read through my post's to make sure I haven't made an a** of myself. Well I may have accused Clive, a well respected, honest and good looking gentleman of getting a legal slush fund together for Berni to spill the beans on me. Well I think is was Dahai :oops: :oops:

Sorry.
Lee

Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 6:55 am
by Berni
Anonymous wrote: I still have a grate collection on Vangelis and related music and the Net is just grate for down loading. I love the new tec: and net.

well that enough from this old codger for now. Be happy every one. Tez.

PS. Lee, you can call me any thing you like, you always used to. ha ha !

Hi Tez, how lovely to have you posting on this, I remember you sooo well, as for Lee calling you worse, wot can I say he was a young un, new it all etc. you were surprisingly careful at times with him although I do remember a couple of barnys between you.

My 16 year old son loves Vangelis, he was planning to skate to one of the old tracks this year but his coach has insisted they do a swing instead, he wasnt chuffed. (at least I taught him some taste in music, which I learned from all of you).
Hope life has started to be a bit better for you, sounds like you have had an interesting ride...........
Love always Berni (Bernadette - by the way Lee I did a bit more than working on the gate, I used to stuff the fish with drugs for the dolphins too) (my only claim to fame................)