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> Jobs You Worked At, My first job
Rab-oldname
post 8th Feb 2011, 08:28pm
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Whilst in the army I did a bit of moonlighting as an assistant projectionist in a cinema in Kent. Changing reels at the right time was a nightmare at first but I soon learned how to catch the second blob! At the time, the big hit was 'Apache' by The Shadows - I liked it so much I played it non-stop until the hammering on the projection-room door forced me to put on a Mantovani! biggrin.gif
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post 9th Feb 2011, 12:30am
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QUOTE (Rab @ 9th Feb 2011, 06:06am) *
Whilst in the army I did a bit of moonlighting as an assistant projectionist in a cinema in Kent. Changing reels at the right time was a nightmare at first but I soon learned how to catch the second blob! At the time, the big hit was 'Apache' by The Shadows - I liked it so much I played it non-stop until the hammering on the projection-room door forced me to put on a Mantovani! biggrin.gif

A' mind going intae the movies before the feature started an' ye had tae listen tae yon Mantirvannie until the wax wis runnin' oot yir ears.
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post 9th Feb 2011, 03:24am
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Early 70s worked for Callenders Car Rental on Great Western Rd next to the Pond Hotel. Washed a few Escorts and Cortinas in my day! They used to hire cars to the BBC for filming - remember being on the set of Sutherlands Law being filmed at Oban and also another series about a Glasgow newspaper fimed down the clyde coast somewhere. Also had an office on corner of Alexander Parade and Cumbernauld Rd - next to Skellys - used to hire Transit vans to lots of dogy charaters out of Blackhill.
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post 9th Feb 2011, 08:27am
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QUOTE (Rab @ 8th Feb 2011, 08:06pm) *
Whilst in the army I did a bit of moonlighting as an assistant projectionist in a cinema in Kent.

Did the same in on camp in the air force Rab (The Royal one rolleyes.gif )
Used to put the Queen on at the start of the programme; so no one would miss it like, but we had the reel running backwards now and then (sorry chief) to see how many troops could keep a straight face stood to attention while the Queen was reversing her side-saddle mounted horse into Buck House. tongue.gif


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post 9th Feb 2011, 09:30am
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I was a temporary Christmas postie back in 1961 and worked out of a sorting office in Parliamentary Road. My area was around Dobbies Loan and I had never seen ( and have never again seen) such squalid slums - the name Townsend Street seems to ring a bell. I used to get the dry boak just entering some of the closes around there, with excrement piled high in stairhead loos. I was raised in Shettleston and it was like Nob Hill by comparison.


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post 9th Feb 2011, 09:38am
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QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 9th Feb 2011, 09:08am) *
... I was raised in Shettleston and it was like Nob Hill by comparison.

I was raised in Blantyre where we had real hills (and real nobs too.) tongue.gif biggrin.gif


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post 9th Feb 2011, 05:42pm
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Another 'moonlighter' was working on a fairground, helping the showmen putting up the rides. One of the hardest nights work I ever did - they were foul-mouthed slavedrivers - but we were skint as always, so we stuck to it. Have you any idea how many coloured light-bulbs are fitted when the shows are put up? Thousands, I can tell you and we had to work so fast, a lot of them broke! Ouch! I got my own back when the rides started though - I pocketed a lot of 'tanners' when backs were turned! teeheehee laugh.gif
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post 9th Feb 2011, 08:13pm
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I had a feeling you had an entertainment background Rab huh.gif


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post 9th Feb 2011, 11:40pm
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post 9th Feb 2011, 11:45pm
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QUOTE (Rab @ 9th Feb 2011, 05:20pm) *
... I got my own back when the rides started though - I pocketed a lot of 'tanners' when backs were turned! teeheehee laugh.gif

A copper, moonlighting and not declarin' to tax office, and nickin' money too. rolleyes.gif
Rab, Rab. Pick oop tha truncheon.


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post 9th Feb 2011, 11:55pm
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QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 10th Feb 2011, 12:23am) *
A copper, moonlighting and not declarin' to tax office, and nickin' money too. rolleyes.gif
Rab, Rab. Pick oop tha truncheon.

What you on about blue job? I was a sojer!
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post 9th Feb 2011, 11:56pm
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Another skive from army duty was one weekend I spent with my pal Ray emptying 2 full coal wagons into hundredweight sacks - by hand! The coal guy said if we did it we would get £5 each wagon. We were earning all of £5 a week then and we were fit so we thought it was worth the effort. BIG MISTAKE! We did one wagon on the Saturday and crawled off to bed completely shattered. Next morning we could hardly move we were so stiff, but we somehow managed to do the second one and get our pay, but never again. We looked like 2 black and white minstrels when we finished with the ingrained coal-dust and couldnae talk for laughing at each other. Still, we were flush for a few days, even if we were crippled and could hardly lift a pint!
BTW I declared it THH - aye right! wink.gif
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post 9th Feb 2011, 11:59pm
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QUOTE (Rab @ 9th Feb 2011, 11:33pm) *
What you on about blue job? I was a sojer!

Rab, Rab ... pick oop tha musket. laugh.gif


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post 10th Feb 2011, 12:06am
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In the air force the night shift on our squadron would work in the fields pickin taters and carrots for pin money (Why were Brussel sprouts always harvested when they were covered in frost?) We declared our earnings to the Camp Commander as per Station Standing Orders but a deal was made to supply the Airmen's Mess with fresh produce.
Some of the tastiest apples ever grown in Norfolk found their way by the box load into our mess. biggrin.gif laugh.gif


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post 10th Feb 2011, 12:11am
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'We declared our earnings to the Camp Commander as per Station Standing Orders'

laugh.gif OF COURSE you did! We all believe you - don't we everyone? Come on now, all together, ''WE BELIEVE YOU TOMI' rolleyes.gif
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