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Name:Fred Goldup
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Comments:Button Factory Biz. Aah! The trombone. Do you remember dancing the Foxtrot, Waltz, Quickstep, Latin-American, Cha-Cha, etc., at the George & Dragon dances? I had a few dances with Stella Johnson one night and she sat on my lap. I've never forgotten it. Dreamt about it quite a lot, too.
September 17, 2021 16:24:12 (GMT Time)



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Comments:Hi Geoffrey. I'm told that the guy who runs the site, studied trombone with John Iveson and has performed with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Interesting.
September 17, 2021 15:04:27 (GMT Time)



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Comments:From another locally-themed website (mentioned here during May). It seems a little strange, the sort of thing that goes on and on... From a June 13, 2015 comment. "It's reminded me that my great-grandfather, George Ashmore Roberts, was a poet." --- From an Anna Koneg comment of Sept 22, 2017. "It's a bit off-topic, but I just came across your comment about George Ashmore Roberts, and he was my great-great-grandfather! Do you have any more info about him?" --- From an Ann King comment of Nov 19, 2017. "Regarding the poet, that was quite a coincidence. Some think that indeed, if they are the same person you should definitely consider buying a lottery ticket." --- From ALISTAIR STEWART - May 15, 2021. "I ALSO AM A GREAT GRANDCHILD OF GEORGE ASHMORE ROBERTS LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION." --- Some think that famous Steve Russell will start getting jealous. Don't worry Steve, time is on your side!
September 5, 2021 21:19:22 (GMT Time)



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Comments:I know some of you enjoy ribbing Tugger, but I have to say I have been impressed with his performance at Westminster in recent months- his Afghanistan speech had a sincerity that cannot be faked. He is coming across as someone of substance, whilst Boris, Raaab and team come across as bumbling fools. Someone should tell Boris to read his own Government statistics about Covid, rising every day.
September 3, 2021 07:45:37 (GMT Time)



Name:Jovial Jerry Corbyn
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Comments:With Tugger on about Rocco's Pizza, Robin Betts' cheese, L. J. Betts' baby spinach, Beirut peacock meat and Chairing the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, how does he find time for the Borough of Tonbridge & Malling and cleaning his teeth?
August 29, 2021 19:49:43 (GMT Time)



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Comments:"It would be great to be 105 and still making films." Clint Eastwood. And it would be great with Mike to be 105 and still Chairman of BGPC.
August 29, 2021 02:50:44 (GMT Time)



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Comments:Dog owners who continually refuse to pick up their pets poo, are confronted by fed up BGites who are fans of Clint Eastwood. "Listen, punks. To me you're nothin' but dogshit, you understand? And a lot of things can happen to dogshit. It can be scraped up with a shovel off the ground. It can dry up and blow away in the wind. Or it can be stepped on and crushed. So take my advice and be careful where the dog shits ya!"
August 26, 2021 03:01:00 (GMT Time)



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Comments:"If you want to see a CHANGE for the better, sometimes you have to take things into YOUR OWN HANDS." "GO - Independent Alliance (Kent) Party - GO"!!
August 25, 2021 17:43:49 (GMT Time)



Name:Elaine Ridsdale
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Comments:I should have mentioned sooner - great Crow Hill photo Mike! Keep it on your websites forever. You look a little like a young Clint Eastwood - even better! You're sure keeping up the good work. Many thanks.
August 25, 2021 14:53:08 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry Corbyn
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Comments:Fairly well known future PM is ramping up sales with genuine personal humour. Rocco's Pizza, Tonbridge. Hottest Pizzas Around. Tugger : "If you haven't tried these, they're the best. Don't believe my words, trust my waist." They say that variety is the spice of life - dining in posh Paris restaurants, then entering that pizza joint at 135 High Street. I wonder if he gets them free for advertising them on Twitter?
August 24, 2021 03:58:33 (GMT Time)



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Comments:During the mid-50s, Tommy Marmont and Margaret M. ceased to be 'going steady' boyfriend and girlfriend. Asked if he was sad about this Tommy replied, "Margaret was my best ever girlfriend, but now I get to see my best ever pal Stephen Russell more." A year later, Margaret was going steady with boyfriend Stephen. In those days, that's the way the cookie crumbled for boys like Tommy and Stephen.
August 22, 2021 19:51:20 (GMT Time)



Name:Fred Goldup
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Comments:Well, well, if it isn't Button Factory Biz! Long time no see. How's it going then? Good to see you're getting famous! Janet lived very close to you didn't she, before the Lockyers moved to near St. Peter's Church. Do you remember when you challenged me to that boxing match at Wrotham Secondary School, and I 'chickened' out? Everyone knew I didn't want to spoil your good looks! All for now, Fearless Fred!
August 19, 2021 15:43:25 (GMT Time)



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Comments:Biz. Did you realise that Janet Lockyer and Stella Johnson were attracted to you, while close to graduating from Maidstone Technical School for Girls? I spoke with them a while back. They mentioned how difficult it was to foresee the looks of some men, and what you might look like about now. They mentioned Trevor Bannister in 'Are You Being Served?' and later in 'Last of the Summer Wine'. They didn't recognise him in the latter 'comedy'. However, they said they were sure you would always be a good looking man.
August 17, 2021 19:36:52 (GMT Time)



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Comments:Sorry Biz - that should be Jerry 'Colonna' of course. Hope you were not searching the wrong part of your record files. I think your dad's actual favourite was Ebb Tide. Hits are picking up again!
August 17, 2021 16:45:43 (GMT Time)



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Comments:Gotta stop talking about you Biz - the hits are going down. Who are you playing cricket for now - Ightham or Plaxtol? Are you still the strong silent one - or will you reply? All the best, mate.
August 16, 2021 14:57:01 (GMT Time)



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Comments:Biz, it's me again. Round about 66 years ago, you spelt your second Christian name E-V-A-N. You said it was Euan and pronounced it Ewen. Who came up with that name? Apparently it was on your birth certificate. Did you EVER get it right?
August 15, 2021 21:42:27 (GMT Time)



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Comments:Biz aquired his nickname from Terry Hodder of Stone Street, at Wrotham Secondary School. "More be luck than judgement, eh Biz?" I remember Terry uttering countless times. Yep, them's were the days - eh Biz? P.S. Do you still have your dad's Jerry Calona records?
August 15, 2021 15:22:05 (GMT Time)



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formerly opposite The Beech Inn, Seven Mile Lane, Mereworth
Comments:Mick 'Salmon' Farmer was a plumber and hot water engineer. He lived at Sunnyside, Sevenoaks Road. During the 1950's my brother Malcolm served an apprenticeship with Mick, in the same trade, at F.P. Caine Ltd. --- Following a small job for Mrs. Lilie Bennett at Ivy Cottage, top of Rock Road. Honest/eloquent Mick : "Mrs. Bennett, your egress conduit was merely occluded by an agglomeration of saponaceous residuum." --- P.S. I took up boxing after leaving school. I had been a bit of a bully at Wrotham Secondary School and would like to apologise in particular to Ginger Jennings, Button Factory Biz, John Hastings, Edna Scott and Priscilla Liddell. I'm so sorry. P.P.S. Biz also served a plumbing and hot water engineering apprenticeship at F.P.Caine Limited. --- All the Best, Chris.
August 14, 2021 23:54:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Chief Rabbi't of Ightham Warren
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Comments:My misses don't think he's too special in the looks department.... says when he grins, often looks like his pipe baccy is making him sick.
August 7, 2021 20:01:39 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry Corbyn
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Comments:Do you think Tugger is better looking when he's grinning, not grinning - or when he's wearing his mask?
August 7, 2021 00:37:26 (GMT Time)



Name:Marquis of Pikeyland
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Comments:They say that anything can happen in the Excited States. And that one day in Westminster, a Dog Faeces Clean Up Warden will progress to being a powerful Tory backbencher and future leadership contender. Wow! Who'd a thunk it?!
August 6, 2021 23:59:43 (GMT Time)



Name:Jan 'Honsa' Beran
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Comments:Sue Murray and Andrew Kennedy are huge admirers of Conservative Bartosz, aren't they?
August 5, 2021 22:21:02 (GMT Time)



Name:Geoff Pettitt
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Comments:I'm told that Bart Wlodarczyk is on the short list to be appointed Dog Faeces Clean Up Warden. Could someone be pulling my leg? Thanks.
August 5, 2021 21:04:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Barry Slater
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Comments:I vividly remember part of a Wrotham Rock 'n Roll Club Ball - Steve R and Robin Hodges were prancing around in a horse costume. There was then a meal break, for front of the horse Robin. With three hours in costume still ahead of them, Steve was becoming increasingly dismayed as Robin wolfed down his third bowl of baked beans and cabbage.
July 30, 2021 21:36:46 (GMT Time)



Name:Big Bad Bob Blacknickers
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formerly hardman of Long Pond Cottages, Wrotham Road
Comments:From the Great Robin Hodges, see his June 24 comment, which included : "But she trafed (girl's code) like a boy". That is ( for John 'Rock' Hudson's benefit); 'let rip' - compared to, ease out a 'carpet slipper squeak'.
July 27, 2021 14:48:34 (GMT Time)



Name:John 'Rock' Hudson
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formerly Winfield Lane, Crouch
Comments:Re : Frankie Paughan's comment here, 2 days ago. Question : Some fans of this site have been asking, "What was that all about?" Answer : Musician Eric Clapton blames propaganda for his disastrous COVID-19 vaccine experience.
July 25, 2021 20:08:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Peter Woodger
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Snodland via Basted
Comments:In 1845, bottled beer increased in popularity in Western Road, Boro' Green, following the removal of the glass tax. 115 years later, in Wrotham (following the shaking of hands) - Carol B's dad said : "How are you planning for the future young man?" - to which, not then so famous Steve R confidently replied : "Well Sir, I'm buying 3 dozen bottles of John Courage beer, instead of 1 dozen."
July 24, 2021 19:36:41 (GMT Time)



Name:Frankie Paughan
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Comments:George 'Goony' Maynard would have loved to have Eric 'Slowhand' Clapton in his Platt Brickyard Blues Band. George was quite romantic, and regularly would be heard humming Eric's 'Wonderful Tonight'. Recently, 'Absurd' Eric experienced severe side effects for weeks after his first and particularly his 2nd shot of AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine. "My hands and feet were either frozen, numb, or burning, and pretty much useless for two weeks, I feared I would never play again," he wrote in a letter posted to Telegram, "but the propaganda said the vaccine was safe for everyone." Like our Modest Mike, Eric was another famous person born in 1945.
July 23, 2021 00:54:14 (GMT Time)



Name:Barry Slater/continued
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Comments:... - while Robin's were natural (or almost). As they each had half of the majority of the popular support, they were declared joint-champions - Stephen with his "elevener", and Robin with his "sevener". If it had been several years later than 1950, some might have wondered if their conkers had been injected with epoxy."
July 22, 2021 06:32:35 (GMT Time)



Name:Barry Slater
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Comments:"This Sporting Life" --- "The 1950 Borough Green Primary School Conker Championship, has been hailed as an everlasting memory. It was contested during playtimes over a period of one and a half weeks. The two eventual winners were Stephen Russell and Robin Hodges. They had selected special trees into which they hurtled sticks to bring down their nuts. Stephen's were close to where his father market-gardened, by Basted House - and Robin's were just off of a lane at the other side of Oldbury, in the direction of Stone Street (he lived in Ightham). Prior to the tournament commencing, Robin and Stephen cycled to Meopham to practice there together. They said it was to breathe in the air of John Tradescant the Younger's birthplace - he had been responsible for the introduction of the horse chestnut tree to our Isles in 1633. Robin and Stephen were serious about their sport. There was controversy that Stephen's conkers were pickled with a mixture of malt, apple cider and Balsamic vinegars
July 22, 2021 06:18:52 (GMT Time)



Name:Ann Kay
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Comments:Hello again Steve. It might remind you of me 'just a little!' if you listen to the Seekers rendition of 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore'. I was told my singing voice was similar to that of their vocalist, Judith Durham. Not anymore though!
July 19, 2021 16:06:33 (GMT Time)



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Comments:Steve! I'm being told : "Look forward" --- "Don't look back" --- "Reminiscing doesn't promote health". I feel OK - more or less. I would appreciate one or two of your wise thoughts on this matter. T. I. A. Buddy!
July 10, 2021 14:40:06 (GMT Time)



Name:Tony 'Spud' Waite
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The Red Bull, Eccles... quite a bit
Comments:Stevie R, I got SO interested in the Euros that, at the moment I'm more interested in Larkfield & New Hythe Wanderers, Snodland Town, and Staplehurst Monarchs participating in the SCEFL 2021/22. Will you be wearing your Italian style jacket on Sunday? GO - ENGLAND - GO!!
July 9, 2021 15:12:16 (GMT Time)



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Comments:....thanking you muchly in advance!
July 7, 2021 00:32:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Tony 'Spud' Waite
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Comments:Steve R., Guten Morgen! Have you still got that fantastic Italian style jacket you used to wear during the mid to late 1950s? Teddy Atkins said it was the most fabulous he had ever sold. And it went a treat with your (just like Roy Orbison's) 70 quid leopard skin shoes. You would be such a great hit on the octogenarian's retro dating scene. You probably are - you son of a gun you! Do you remember at 16 years of age - you excelling doing the Elvis knees bend at Wrotham Rock 'n Roll Club? Next best dancer, Ken Jennings, was so envious; Corrie Osbourne was 'dancing'/running around his girlfriend at breakneck speed to prevent her admiring your moves; and Veronica Dyke and her Mum were after you all the time - I don't think Mrs. Dyke ever charged you for admission. Don't forget, if I ever repeat myself, we're still waiting for a few lines from you Old Buddy! We know you've got it in you! You are welcome to retaliate of course, but please don't hurt our feelings. Fingers crossed, here's
July 7, 2021 00:26:55 (GMT Time)



Name:Ann Kay
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Comments:Att : Mr. Stephen Russell. Hello Steve! I'm Ann Kay. I used to have enjoyable chats with you at the cellar coffee bar in Riverhead during 1958/59. I had quite a crush on you actually! Several boys were interested in me at the time, but I waited in case you would have liked me as your steady girlfriend. I thought about you all the time. I gave up in April 1959, Buddy Holly was top of the charts with 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore'. I'm glad you are keeping well; I like the ARC workshop photo! All the best. Bye for now. Ann
July 5, 2021 20:22:57 (GMT Time)



Name:Harry Picklington Baker
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Comments:Elaine Carter : "My phone number too." Lady Jessica Shorthorn : "And mine."
July 5, 2021 12:43:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Barry Pilkington Slater
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Comments:Peter R : "My brother Steve is quite wealthy...so I never know what to give him for his birthday." Josie Broad's sister : "My phone number."
July 2, 2021 22:08:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Big Bad Bob Blacknickers
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Comments:From tape recordings made at the Ightham Scout headquarters during the 1950's. The all-round winner of that decades Wettest, Bubbliest, Most Disgusting Traf compilation, was adjudged to be ... for those who have forgotten ... drum roll ... the Great Robin Hodges.
July 1, 2021 20:57:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Robin Hodges
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Comments:Steve R. Do you remember you fancied Doreen B from Plaxtol (at Wrotham Sec'y School)? But she trafed (girl's code) like a boy. I fancied her too until then.
June 24, 2021 15:01:08 (GMT Time)



Name:Frankie Paughan
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Comments:Big Bad Bob Blacknickers : "You want to sniff my farts lad?" Simon Snotface : "Certainly not! I prefer my own." I remember them well, but was not what I'd call a fan.
June 24, 2021 01:56:58 (GMT Time)



Name:(Dr. Whet Faartz's) mongrel dog Sue
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Downtown Dunks Green
Comments:My agenda for the day. Let Doc in... Let Doc out... Let Doc in... Let Doc out. zzz --- Oh yes I'm dreaming --- zzz. G'night Folks.
June 18, 2021 00:00:04 (GMT Time)



Name:Geoff Pettitt
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Comments:My submittal early this morning. That Peter Coomber comment of May 9, 2016 included : "I've remembered other names now. I might repeat some I've mentioned in my first post because I can't find that post anywhere but here goes."
June 14, 2021 20:01:48 (GMT Time)



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Comments:June 6 that is! Us dogs love cheese too - but only give us a little, if you care about our health. We know you do, of course!
June 14, 2021 15:34:57 (GMT Time)



Name:mongrel dog Sue
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Comments:My comment mentioning 'health food' (June 26, 2021). I know people who had psoriasis and fibromyalgia, and who had to cut back drastically on dairy - only eating cheese once a month. I don't know if they were previously making Mr. Betts rich.
June 14, 2021 15:20:26 (GMT Time)



Name:Geoffrey Pettitt
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Comments:'Those strange happenings' at the BG History/Photo Archive. On May 9 2016, a comment from Peter Coomber, coincided with John Carruthers' and other comments being reinstated - for the time being!
June 14, 2021 02:12:46 (GMT Time)



Name:Landon Bennett
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Comments:'Every Cloud has a Silver Lining' : Right side photo. The guy with the reins looks a little like C.G.'Bill' Kennett, the former driver for BG Fire Brigade and his BG taxi service. A relation of his, Mike? If Mr. B. Hughes isn't too busy, maybe he could help you remove some of that Russian spam?!
June 13, 2021 19:06:00 (GMT Time)



Name:mongrel dog Sue
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Comments:The One Trait All Living Things Have In Common. Chubby Tugger to Observant Dr. Whet Faartz : "What are you lookin' at?"
June 12, 2021 03:09:58 (GMT Time)



Name:Big Bad Bob Blacknickers
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Comments:Apparently, Lt Kernel Tugger has warned followers to be cautious of emails that claim to be him. Supposedly, they emanate from a sophisticated blogger based in the Aberavon Nursing Home for retired Viagara addicts, who has tickle marks on his tummy. No...surely not our Ivor??
June 11, 2021 19:16:59 (GMT Time)



Name:Jack Baguley
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East Peckham via Hackney
Comments:Re : That May 17 photo of The Queen and The Prince of Wales, with the first Jubilee tree. I know Charles liked Monty Python - but if that's their gardening clothes, don't they look a trifle ridiculous?
June 9, 2021 23:14:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Big Bad Bob Blacknickers
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formerly hardman of Long Pond Cottages, Wrotham Road
Comments:Lt Kernel Tugger will be 48 this month. Gavin Rees-Mogg is said to be cautiously optimistic he'll be PM by the time he's 50 (the kernel that is).
June 8, 2021 19:08:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Marquis of Pikeyland
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Pikeyland Palace
Comments:I'm getting used to seeing the equivalent of : Tonbridge & Malling Conservative MP says he is "cautiously optimistic" that.... Ugh! one of the great all-purpose BS phrases of all-time. If it means nothing, why use it to cover your backside? And what would be his stance about a garden city in HIS backyard?
June 7, 2021 18:59:37 (GMT Time)



Name:mongrel dog Sue
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Comments:No wonder Tugger is gobbling down that Robin Betts free cheese. It costs a fortune! His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales says it's "marvellous cheese" - he must be getting it free as well. But by the looks of them, I wouldn't regard it as a 'health food'.
June 6, 2021 16:08:22 (GMT Time)



Name:Dr. Whet Faartz's mongrel dog Sue
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Comments:I see Tugger has got one of those 12 minute drawn facial likenesses to represent him. Looks like the handiwork of the guy who was next to the candy floss machine at Margate's Dreamland. But is that legally allowed? I mean, it makes Tugger better looking than a younger George Clooney!
June 5, 2021 18:41:37 (GMT Time)



Name:Dr. Whet Faartz
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Comments:I walked by Tugger a week and a half ago - and didn't recognise him! Receding hair, fat face, double chin. He must be really gobbling down Robin Betts' free cheese. Boris looks like a kid compared to him now!
June 4, 2021 15:30:38 (GMT Time)



Name:Jilly Stunt & Fiona East
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Comments:During late April, we paid Ivor Bigun WC and Bar, a surprise visit at the Aberavon Nursing Home for retired Viagara addicts. We wore our sexy French maid outfits and had our feather dusters with us. He was tickled pink but didn't require us to perform dusting. As ever, he was a right charmer.
May 31, 2021 23:11:34 (GMT Time)



Name:Simon Pettet
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Comments:Chairman Mike - What other BGPC Chair had a public service guest book which allowed the participation of commenters who were banned elsewhere? You ARE indeed the greatest! And thank you SO much for all the finger aching time that you spend deleting spam!
May 24, 2021 18:49:14 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike
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Comments:I get a bit baffled as well - so long as people aren't overtly libellous, bad language or spam, I let most stuff stay on here. I am a public service guest book, allowing a home for those huddled masses banned everywhere else. I just wish the Russians would take the hint - I spend more time deleting their stuff than I do updating.
May 24, 2021 07:57:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Geoffrey
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Comments:May 21 2019. "That John's posts started soon (read straight) after Campbell's stopped seemed to suggest a link." John Carruthers' first post was June 1, 2015; Campbell Higgins' last post was August 5, 2015.
May 23, 2021 23:59:26 (GMT Time)



Name:Geoffrey Pettitt
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Comments:Denzil's comment was about '...a poster who [supposedly] caused some worry on the site.' On January 13 2019, one person 'voiced anxiety'. Her comment was deleted a week or so later.
May 23, 2021 19:15:38 (GMT Time)



Name:Denzil Hodges
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Comments:I'm not quite sure what to believe any more....but I've heard through the tangled grapevine, that the person 'who contributed so much' [April 30, 2021] to the History of Borough Green Photo Archive site, would like to know how much he will be paid to give 'clarity'.
May 22, 2021 18:11:19 (GMT Time)



Name:Robin Hodges
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Comments:During the mid fifties, a duck walked in to Steve R's grandmother's greengrocers shop at the foot of Western Road and said, "I'll have half a dozen cream meringues." Steve's grandmother said, "I don't sell cream meringues." Next day the duck walked in and said the same thing. And the next - getting a little steamed up, Steve's grandmother said, "If you come in here one more time asking for cream meringues, I'll nail your feet to the floor." Next day the duck walked in and said, "I'll have a quarter of a pound of nails." Steve's grandmother said, "I don't sell nails." The duck said, "I'll have half a dozen cream meringues."
May 21, 2021 15:28:28 (GMT Time)



Name:Robin Hodges
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Comments:Stevie R.--- Dave Speck, a reporter at TES writes : The past year has been anything but a giggle for those that work in schools. But everyone - including teachers - needs to laugh at work once in a while. 'What do you do to amuse yourself as a teacher that simultaneousy causes your students to cringe?' That question was posted by a teacher on social media website Reddit.com --- One of the top ten replies was : "When walking around the room checking they are all working, letting off a silent and potentially-deadly fart. Then watching them descend into madness trying to blame each other, while I'm safely at the other end of the room free from blame." --- Can you imagine Mr Gomme, Miss Griffin, Miss Gladders, or Mr Pickton amusing themselves in this manner?
May 18, 2021 02:01:26 (GMT Time)



Name:Maggie M and Carol B
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The good old days
Comments:During his mid to late teens - Steve R's bucket list. 1. MORE beer; 2. Swimming in beer.
May 17, 2021 01:20:47 (GMT Time)



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Oruro
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May 16, 2021 13:38:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Corny 'Goony' George Maynard
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Comments:That there skintight jeans comment from Olde Ivor Littleun. Steve R would've got to the bottom of this in no time.
May 13, 2021 02:37:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Olde Ivor Littleun, enthusiastic amateur tattooist
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Comments:Erb Woolley (former St Peter's Church, Ightham, head bellringer) : "You know that skintight jeans are now so very last year?" --- Jilly Stunt : "Actually, it's a tattoo."
May 10, 2021 23:21:23 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike
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website
Comments:Marquis - in the context you are invoking, I think the correct pronunciation is King of 'erbs"
May 1, 2021 14:15:33 (GMT Time)



Name:Marquis of Pikeyland
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Comments:Supermike, I know next to nothing about the KCC election also-rans either. Ms Garlick appearing in my dream was probably due to the thought of the 'King of herbs' being included in your diet. And further extending your lifespan and many years of superb chairmanship of BG Parish Council. I bet, unlike Harry, Ms Garlick has never been seen cleaning out curbside drains either. Or did I dream it?
April 28, 2021 18:17:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike
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Comments:Obviously as the high-minded webmaster I couldn't possibly comment on these lowly mortals scrabbling for power in the KCC elections, but who are these other candidates - I have heard often about Harry Rayner, always at Parish Council meetings, sorting out roads and drains, involved in our communities, but who are these others. and where are they from?
April 28, 2021 06:46:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Marquis of Pikeyland
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Pikeyland Palace, just waking up
Comments:Following another of my dreams, I'm almost certain Kathleen Maria Garlick is going to squeak out a cheeky few votes victory over red hot favourite, Harry Rayner, in the KCC Election. But then I have been wrong about these things in the past. Every single blinking time! I'm voting for you Harry!
April 25, 2021 15:55:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Jolly Jerry Corbyn
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Comments:Q. Why did they take down Thong Lane Bridge? A. Tories reading Tugger's boring Twitter page were jumping off of it. And that was while he was still cleaning windows down Islington way.
April 19, 2021 14:02:41 (GMT Time)



Name:Robin Hodges
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formerly Fen Pond Road, Ightham; BG Primary School, and Wrotham Sec'y School
Comments:My comment, about Steve R watching girls do handstands against that east facing wall at BG Primary School, 1949 to 1952. Before then, I remember him trying to attend Brownies at the Church Hall on Quarry Hill. It's no wonder, when leaving Wrotham Sec'y School in 1956, he knew so much more about girls than us other boys did. We were quite impressed!
April 8, 2021 18:45:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Landon
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Comments:Another nice guy, Nigel Bennett, lived in one of the cottages on the east side of the Red Lion, Chapel Street. That Jim Hood of Wrotham broke his jaw - he should have been locked up!
April 7, 2021 15:30:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Landon
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Comments:From Willard's Transport - The Old Days. Those standing at front of coach includes two more Claygate Cross residents. Les Goodall (married Joan Gunner) is carrying bag. He lived in the next house down from the Star & Garter, Winfield Lane. Don Lidstone is tallest behind Les. Don was next door Batts Cottages neighbour, the other side of Colin Eaton's grandmother. A nice guy, Don wasn't married - Jim Hood of Wrotham stole his girlfriend.
April 5, 2021 19:02:02 (GMT Time)



Name:Landon
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Comments:Thanks for that Mike! So Kay married George Wyatt from Tollgate Estate. I mainly remember her at BG Primary School. Anthony Green was living on the opposite side of Western Road to Steve R at one time, and married George's sister Jane. Roy Willard played football for BG and cricket for Basted. Some women thought he looked a little like Victor Mature and was better looking than him!
April 5, 2021 15:48:33 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike
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Comments:Hi Landon, thanks for the comments. Although I know the names of the Willard family, apart from Sid I didn't know them well, I was more involved with their drivers. Kay (Wyatt) Ballard is still around, lives in Western Rd, and a good friend of Jackie & I. & Kevin & Henry Willard are still about, Kevin runs the Farriers in the Landway, the last remnant of the Willard empire. Until they built the latest houses the old diesel tank and pump were still there.
April 5, 2021 08:05:41 (GMT Time)



Name:Landon Bennett
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Comments:Mike : The Willard Family with an early coach/photo. It includes the four Willard boys with their sister Vera. Roy is standing at left end - not Cyril. Can you give us a rough guesstimate of the year? Especially of that coach!!
April 3, 2021 22:12:31 (GMT Time)



Name:Landon Bennett
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Comments:I can't believe the house I always knew as "Ivy Bank", Quarry Hill, was known to others as "Eltham" - 'a few doors away from Mrs. Hoadley's store'. We live and learn!
April 3, 2021 18:37:23 (GMT Time)



Name:Landon Bennett
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Comments:Some people can't remember what they had for breakfast, but they still like to argue! Roy Willard looked to be knocking 30 in 1950, and had been youngest and best looking of the Willard boys. Maybe he wasn't the Willard actually owning Ivy Bank, at that time, but he was living in the right side of the building - next to the flats of Kay Ballard and Colin Eaton.
April 3, 2021 15:25:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Landon Bennett
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Comments:During the 1950s, Colin and his parents Ivy and Albert Eaton, lived in a 'largish' house named "Ivy Bank" at Quarry Hill. Roy Willard (Willard Transport) owned the building, and lived at the right hand side of same. At the left side, the Eatons lived in a flat above the Ballard family. Kathleen Ballard, the eldest of two daughters, was also a pupil in Miss Griffin's (well known!) 1949-50 Junior 3 class at BG Primary School.
April 2, 2021 19:15:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Landon Bennett
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Comments:That ARC workshop photo. Memories...! If that was Colin Eaton (P), I remember him as a baby at his grandparent's home at Batts Cottages, Claygate Cross. His grandmother Maude (nee-Rayfield) was a sister of her neighbour, Mrs. Annie Buss. A third sister (the eldest) was Nellie. While younger, they had been rag sorters/paper sorters at Basted Paper Mill.
April 1, 2021 19:28:01 (GMT Time)



Name:Florence and Vera Dunster
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you from:
formerly Long Mill Lane, Crouch
Comments:If Steve R is still polishing that 1958 Invicta Youth Club table tennis trophy, it would sure be a treat to see a photo of it sitting on his mantelpiece - along side the chromed presentation quarry rail, that was mounted on Kentish ragstone with plaque affixed. Yes, it would certainly make our day, and we would for sure buy an autographed copy - as would many more. You might make quite a bit of money on this Mike!
March 31, 2021 15:10:59 (GMT Time)



Name:Simon Pettet
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you from:
formerly next house to Heather Crowhurst in Wrotham
Comments:Re : ARC workshop photo prominently showing Norman Holdstock and Steve Russell. They were important in deciding the Invicta Youth Club 1958? table tennis tournament. Norman's atrocious semi-final umpiring, ensured that joint-hot favourite Roger Pettet, did not meet the other joint-hot favourite Steve, in the final. However, Roger's semi-final opponent, did not turn up for the final to meet Steve. 'No one' seems to know if Steve carried off the winner's trophy in a 'walk-over.' What happened Steve? Are you still polishing the table tennis trophy?
March 30, 2021 19:27:53 (GMT Time)



Name:Josie Broad's sister
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you from:
Formerly Grange Rd; St. Mary's Platt
Comments:So many girls had crushes on Suave Steve during his late teens. But like Wow! I can't believe how great he was still looking in that ARC workshop photo - especially considering all those victorious punchups he had been in at the Ninotchka, Sevenoaks.
March 30, 2021 16:33:28 (GMT Time)



Name:Mick Carson
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you from:
formerly Tollgate Estate, BG
Comments:Hi! Stevie R : Which of the following do you mostly think about/remember? Father Van; Bo and Mo Jenner; Dugald Chirnside; Margaret Mercer; David Mercer; Sweeney Furminger; Robin Hodges; Margaret Pingree; Peter Harlow; Terry Day; Tommy Marmont; Carol Bish; Wally Wickens; Tony 'Spud' Waite; Mick 'Strummer' Rayfield; Rosemary Hugill; Ralph Gill; Barry Pilkington Slater; Moe Tebb; The Bear twins- Doreen and Pauline; Jim Wicks; Tony Dobson; Julie Summers, David Gasson, George 'Goony' Maynard and Sandra Harris. Oh! and I almost forgot, Mick Carson!
March 28, 2021 18:56:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Jan 'Honsa' Beran's Wife
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Trosley via Prague, Czech Republic
Comments:Top Nailphile for 2021. Europhile Tugger jumped ship - is currently an Anglophile, so he says. Ever wondered about his nice finger nails? It's said he uses the No. 1 rated, 'Bona Fide Beauty' nail file. It's made of highest quality, 100% genuine Czech glass; is gorgeous red colour; helps seal keratin layers of nail, and is gentle and hygienic. They say Gav Rees-Mogg admires Tom's healthy, strong, gorgeous nails as well. As Boris continues to lose weight, Tugger works on his filing.
March 25, 2021 19:02:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike
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Website
Comments:The Government Local Boundary Commission is requiring updates to polling ward boundaries to ensure population growth doesn't affect the average number of voters in each constituency/ward. Very laudable and democratic. But the local conservative party executive have instructed TMBC to reduce councilor numbers from 53 to 46, ostensibly to save money. But at 5k per councillor, that saves at most 50k, small change compared to TMBC's 60M budget. By judiciously adjusting ward boundaries they can ensure that Independent and Lib Dem wards suffer the most cuts, and they hope to reduce BGLM to a single seat, and put adjacent Indy parishes into Conservative stronghold wards. It will also release Tory financial resources and candidates to blanket remaining Opposition wards. It will probably backfire spectacularly, because people do not like being manipulated by politicians. We have made our own submissions, pointing out that the savings are minimal, but there will be a huge impact on representation Torys are members of TMBC, we represent the people AT TMBC
March 25, 2021 09:11:25 (GMT Time)



Name:Carole Collins
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Comments:Umm...Mike, re: your interesting comment of March 21. Could you please fill us in a bit more with your thoughts on this. Thanks!
March 25, 2021 00:42:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Charlie 'Bunny' Bone
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Comments:Crowhurst Farm is in Plaxtol Parish. Fairlawn House - once home of Sir Harry Vane, Governor of Massachusetts - became the racehorse establishment where horses owned by H.M. The Queen and the Queen Mother were trained. You can't take that over either - or have you heard about border rumblings at TMBC?! Plaxtol truly enjoys your impressive website!
March 24, 2021 10:28:14 (GMT Time)



Name:Jack Graham
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Comments:Hi Mike, Re : "The Brothers : A Cricketing Ballad, 1915" by Miss Oxley. Mentioned in this poem Captain Dan Crowhurst and his brother George, lived at Whiffen's Farm. Holly Parker is the granddaughter of George, and Heather Crowhurst (nee-Ransley) the granddaughter of Dan. Also, I'm pretty sure that Pamela Garland is the daughter of Ernie Garland.
March 23, 2021 17:13:52 (GMT Time)



Name:Terrywok
Email:vera668{at}mail.com
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you from:
Hagatna
Comments:The last circumstance I truism Gail Dines speak, at a convention in Boston, she moved the audience to tears with her characterization of the problems caused nearby obscenity, and provoked sniggering with her intelligent observations upon pornographers themselves. Activists in the audience were newly inspired, and men at the result – sundry of whom had never viewed pornography as a problem first – queued up afterwards to guarantee their support. The mise en scene highlighted Dines's explosive charisma and the factually that, since the death of Andrea Dworkin, she has risen to that most difficult and spellbinding of public roles: the community's cardinal anti-pornography campaigner. [url=https://softcorehdtube.com]softcorehdtube[/url]
March 23, 2021 10:43:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Bob Blacknickers-Addiction
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formerly Long Pond Cottages, Wrotham Road.
Comments:"Happy" Wondermike : "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." That alone you are up to 2045 - NO problem! GO - Independent Alliance (Kent) Party - GO!!
March 22, 2021 15:02:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike
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Website
Comments:Our TMBC Masters have a cunning plan, redraw the boundaries to eliminate the "Independent Rebel Alliance". But if they do they release some of us to stand in other wards, like Wrotham, where Martin Coffin only beat Scott by a whisker last time, and Robin will be suffering as the architect of the Urbaser waste collection fiasco. We understand now that Urbaser, rather than start doing what they were contracted to do, are now trying to wriggle out of much of it.
March 21, 2021 09:50:00 (GMT Time)



Name:Marquis of Pikeyland
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you from:
Pikeyland Palace
Comments:Dear Supermike, Extend your lifespan - become BG Parish Council Chairman for a further successful 35 plus years. Here is the beginning stage : (a) Limit bread and pasta intake; (b) Avoid eating meat; (c) Skip one meal a day; (d) Get frequent blood tests to monitor biomarkers; (e) Avoid excessive UV exposure; (f) Keep environmental temperatures on the cool side; (g) A little stress is good for you, but too much causes aging. All the very best. We are cheering for you - we NEED you!
March 20, 2021 17:44:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Jack Graham
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Comments:Patricia Wallace. Are you related to Pamela Garland? She lived at Sunnyside, Sevenoaks Road and was born in 1939. She used to visit Mrs. Maude Eaton who lived at Batts Cottages, Crouch. She was a very nice girl. I haven't seen her since the mid-1950s!
March 20, 2021 02:04:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Keith Acott
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you from:
formerly Maidstone Rd., BG.
Comments:Yep, I agree with you John. Good on yer Steve! As for a few of those commenters, I will definitely have what they have been smoking!
March 16, 2021 18:11:32 (GMT Time)



Name:John Walker
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Comments:Much interest in how Steve R feels about being famous. He seems to be an exceptionally good sport! Really nice guy.
March 16, 2021 10:14:20 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike
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you from:
Website
Comments:Thanks for the kind words. Steve R thinks it is Campbell Higgins as well, but I am waiting for Ian B's thoughts. It was a revelation when Rosemary dug up that workshop picture as well, spent many "happy" hours in that old space.
March 15, 2021 07:45:23 (GMT Time)



Name:Jack Graham
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Comments:I liked Campbell too, but didn't see him following the early '60s, either. Allowing for 20 years or so? later, I think that IS him. As to names for others in the picture, at the moment I haven't a clue. Thank you for this most impressive website - it's a delight to peruse.
March 14, 2021 18:54:28 (GMT Time)



Name:John Walker
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Comments:Re : New ARC Historical pictures (third from top). That sure looks like Campbell Higgins at the right end of the front row. I haven't seen him since the early 1960s, when we played for The Cricketers FC in the Maidstone & Mid Kent Sunday Football League. I was captain, and prolific goalscorer Campbell was easily our best player. He scored a hat trick in his first game, and had sandy hair in those days! He was very popular, a fine person - and a credit to Borough Green!
March 13, 2021 22:25:45 (GMT Time)



Name:Wendy Francis
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Comments:Steve Russell an octogenarian this year, Wow. Heard he's still driving too. They say he's had his car fitted with a Cataract Windshield - a one-foot-thick, curved glass, prescription windshield. To onlookers, everyone's head inside the car looks HUGE now. Liking lots of cushions, apparently Steve's head looks like it's trying to push up the sunroof. Lady admirers are concerned he might catch a chill, though he looks fit - a very young looking and charming octogenarian!
March 9, 2021 20:43:52 (GMT Time)



Name:Florence and Vera Dunster
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Comments:Stephen Russell had fantastic legs when he was in Boro' Green scouts and awarded badges for swimming. And later, when he was playing football for Boro' Green, Invicta Youth Club, and Platt. Of course, us girls making up his large cheering section, were mainly admiring his legs.
March 8, 2021 17:53:59 (GMT Time)



Name:Olde Ivor Littleun
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Comments:Princess Diana's and Kate Middleton's legs are great....I can't stand those of Harry's misses - even though I enormously enjoy gnawing away on chicken legs. Prior to Kate's marriage, Harry used to rave about Kate's "killer legs." I'm sure he doesn't reckon much of his wife's pins. Will be interesting to know what Ivor Bigun thinks of them, when he's interviewed by Oprah Winfrey.
March 7, 2021 21:01:58 (GMT Time)



Name:George Goony Maynard
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Comments:What's the difference between the Dook of Sussex and Scotland? Dook Sussex was given permission to leave.
March 7, 2021 19:11:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Jolly Jerry Corbyn
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you from:
Comments:At The Kentish Rifleman, I overheard Dr. Whet Faartz saying : "Does Prince Andrew realise that Keto diets are linked to 'bad' cholesterol buildup that can cause clots?" And I thought he already was a clot.
March 6, 2021 18:47:57 (GMT Time)



Name:mongrel dog Sue
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you from:
Still locked-in at Downtown Dunks Green
Comments:Oprah Winfrey lost those 45 pounds using a Keto diet. Prince Andrew says he's going to give it a try - before he runs to [any more] seed.
March 6, 2021 15:58:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Dr. Whet Faartz
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Comments:Oprah W. was caught with drugs. They looked up her dress and found a thousand pounds of cr*ck.
March 6, 2021 00:55:07 (GMT Time)



Name:Florence and Vera Dunster
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Comments:In the meantime, how about a 21st Century photo of Suave Steve here on this fine website. That would be so super. And if his chromed presentation quarry rail, that was mounted on Kentish ragstone with plaque affixed is included, that will be even more super. And I ask you, if Super Supermike is also included, what more could us oldish girls possibly ask for? It would be so heavenly!
March 5, 2021 18:22:37 (GMT Time)



Name:Geoffrey Pettitt
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you from:
formerly Sunnyside, Sevenoaks Rd., Borough Green
Comments:I'm wondering how much moulah it would take, to entice famous Steve Russell to submit a comment or two to this marvelous website. He was regularly at or near the top of each class at Borough Green Primary School, for English composition. He was so talented, I cannot understand why he would remain silent all of these years. Maybe becoming an octogenarian this year, will break his silence and bring sublime pleasure to all of his patiently waiting admirers. Please, please US, Steve!!
March 4, 2021 18:24:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Thomas Marmite
Email:
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you from:
Next to previous Memorial Hall, Platt, in the old days.
Comments:During the mid to late 1950s, Steve R was also known as Johnny Russell (from a bustle, Australian). Yep, he and Moe Tebb could sure take care of themselves, against certain individuals/groups who thought they were tough, at the rough times Ninotchka, Sevenoaks. I wonder if the Ightham Common Salts, went there?
March 3, 2021 20:34:41 (GMT Time)



Name:Tommyboy Tugger
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Comments:Why doesn't the Duchess of Sussex go to Starbucks anymore? They don't serve royal-tea. ha ha hee hee! Watch out Boris, I might become Prime Minister before I'm fifty. I'm thinking of copying your prickish style of haircut, too. Might check out Steve Russell's hair stylist - see how much he will pay me for the fame!
March 3, 2021 18:43:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Clean joker, Uncle-in-law Prince Andrew
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Comments:The Duchess of Sussex once asked Mummy : "What's the secret of a long life?" To which she replied : "Wear a seat belt and don't piss me off!"
February 28, 2021 20:33:25 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry Corbyn
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you from:
Swinging Islington
Comments:From San Bernardino, California; Randy Rhoad's Ghost confirms that Ozzy Osbourne IS still alive and residing on the stupendous DotDave, Borough Green website. Ozzy's best ever guitar player, Ghost Randy, says he will try to join Ozzy after he gets his jab.
February 24, 2021 05:47:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry Corbyn
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Comments:Being heavy metal fans - Tugger, Gavin and Jake Rees-Mogg are 100% convinced that the facebook photo of Dot's Dave, is actually of Ozzy Osbourne. My mum is 105% convinced.
February 20, 2021 21:14:41 (GMT Time)



Name:Florence and Vera Dunster
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you from:
formerly Long Mill Lane, Crouch
Comments:Stevie R. Another lost pub....did you finally drink the Chequers dry, as well as the Star & Garter? Remember...Be Kind. Be Calm. Be Safe...Be Sexy!
February 20, 2021 15:58:36 (GMT Time)



Name:Mick Carson
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Comments:Two wrong end of the stick phone calls already! That wasn't Suave Steve 'running around with bread and jam in his gob'.
February 17, 2021 21:14:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Mick Carson
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you from:
formerly Tollgate Estate, BG
Comments:During his early romantic years, Steve R really came up in the world - taking Margaret M. on holidays to her aunt's home in Appledore, Southern Kent. And later, Carol B. to the Costa del Sol, Southern Spain. If Tugger Tom had been born 20 years earlier : while running around with bread and jam in his gob, Steve and Margaret could have hiked from Appledore to visit him at his mansion home in Southeast Kent. Would have been yet another claim to fame for famous Steve. Oh well.
February 17, 2021 19:58:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Lord Touganhutt of Sellindge
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Comments:Oh please, never say never old chap. But still, if only.... Take it from me - You're ALWAYS much more than welcome. More top class talent the better, I will always say!
February 16, 2021 16:16:22 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike
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Comments:NEVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
February 16, 2021 07:31:58 (GMT Time)



Name:Lord Touganhutt of Sellindge
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Comments:You are far too modest Mike. Now if ONLY you were a Tory!....
February 14, 2021 16:19:26 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike
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Comments:I am starting to get slightly pink, but thanks for the kind words. In reality, it is self serving - I live here too.....
February 14, 2021 10:05:37 (GMT Time)



Name:Brian Mummery
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Comments:Re : Bob McIlreavy's recent comment. Memories from Dot and Dave - March 18, 2016. "When Sue'sbury's opens..." --- "Did TMBC completely ignore the wishes of the people of Borough Green; I think they did, once again. It is some consolation that we have Mike Taylor in our corner but surely there is a limit to the punishment he can take; just lately he has been well and truly "in the wars" and some of the local newspaper reporters must have done their training with the Sun." Yep - hands down, Mike will Always be the Greatest Ever!
February 13, 2021 21:02:20 (GMT Time)



Name:Bob McIlreavy
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Comments:Chairman Supermike : Founder of Independent Alliance (Kent) Party. Best Borough Green Parish Council Chairman since 1934! RESPECT, RESPECT!! Thank You, Mike!
January 31, 2021 16:23:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Robin Hodges
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Comments:Touch Face Relationships. Numerous times, long ago...Whenever Steve R was in a relationship, there was pressure. You saw it when you asked him about it, immediately he was a little nervous. --- First thing he did was touch his face. "So how is it going with Carol?" - (scratching his chin) "Not bad." --- And the higher up his face he went, the worse the relationship was getting. "Heard you're having some problems." --- (touching his forehead) "Not really." - "So are you going to break up?" --- (pushing his hair back on his head) "Yeah, we've got to break up. I can't go any higher on my HEAD."
January 30, 2021 07:20:47 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike T
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Comments:Mike, I won't delete your post, because everyone has the right to their say, even when they are talking out of their a***. The side roads have not been swept for many years for a very good reason - with so many cars on the road they simply cannot sweep the gutters. And I know for a fact that Lingfield Rd gullies were cleaned immediately after the recent heavy rain flooding. And whilst you are sitting at your computer slagging TMBC Cllrs, who is out using their own van to collect sandbags for vulnerable residents, or dealing with BG Sandpits and their collapsing surge pond?
January 27, 2021 09:15:20 (GMT Time)



Name:mike F
Email:WITH HELD
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you from:
BOROUGH GREEN
Comments:On a serious note how many of loyal citizens who pay there rates on time to this wonderful T & M Borough council where under the impression that street cleaning was included in that payment ? . Well folks how wrong I was and I suspect you all thought that our streets would be cleaned by T M BC Well the simple answer is side roads are not cleaned manually or mechanically this has been implemented by our wonderful bunch of idiots at T&M B C . The fact is if leaves and mud etc gets into the drains it will cause a blockage thus floods and we are the rate payers who pay for this service. totally irresponsible of those in charge of our services But wait and see them give them self's a pay rise in the very near future. that's all folks .
January 24, 2021 14:20:13 (GMT Time)



Name:George Goony Maynard's former hairstylist
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Comments:Re : Robin Hodges','Birds' used to describe girls (Dec 28, 2020). I remember that Smiler Merritt didn't seem to fully understand how birds were different from girls. He thought that birds didn't care about crime...about 'rape'. He used to say, "It's all more or less rape with birds isn't it?...they're not concerned about 'forced sex'." More recently he was heard to say, "Birds would never organise a march holding signs that say, 'Tweet Means Tweet!'."
January 23, 2021 01:52:07 (GMT Time)



Name:Brian Mummery
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you from:
formerly Southwest Basted - down short road off of Crowhurst Lane
Comments:During 1957, I remember Robin Hodges appearing at Ightham Village Hall in a musical competition - sounding like Elvis Presley, he sang 'Teddy Bear'. Robin shared first position with Tony Collins who, sounding like Tony Bennett, sang 'Only You'. I was informed by Mrs. Shirley Fuller (nee - Goldsmith), that Robin appears with his 'newish' group - Rockin' Robin and the Arrhythmics, at Age Concern functions. Shirley said he is still a great entertainer.
January 17, 2021 23:44:36 (GMT Time)



Name:Robin Hodges
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Comments:Thomas Marmite : "Look! up in the sky!" --- Steve Russell : "It's a bird!" --- Barry Slater : "It's a plane!" --- All Three : "It's Superman!" --- Thomas Marmite : "Oh...No...Hang on...It's definitely a plane."/"Where the hell is it going?" Steve Russell : "And who the #*@! is travelling at a time like this?" Barry Slater : "Unbelievable."
January 17, 2021 03:12:31 (GMT Time)



Name:Misses Jilly Stunt and Fiona East
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Comments:Dear Ivor Bigun, We are wondering where you have been lurking. We hope you are keeping well and we will be fortunate to read more of your unique, cute comments again soon, on this world-class website. Please don't keep us waiting too long. XOXOX
January 15, 2021 16:18:11 (GMT Time)



Name:Marquis of Pikeyland
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Pikeyland Palace
Comments:Why is the presence of rich people such a powerful prediction of poor people's life expectancy? Contagious behaviour may be driving this, poor people living near rich people may pick up a lot of their habits. Some of these habits - say, pretentious vocabulary - aren't likely to protect one's health. Others - working out - will definitely have a positive impact. Indeed, it has apparently been shown that poor people living near Tugger Tom exercise more, smoke less, and are less likely to suffer from obesity. I'm approaching obesity, my neighbours are poor and I don't think they would fancy a diet of West Malling baby spinach, Wrotham cheese and Beirut peacock. They could do with some of Tugger's money though.
January 10, 2021 19:30:46 (GMT Time)



Name:Je-eun Kang
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Pusan, South Korea
Comments:To Gentleman George 'Goony' Maynard. Dear Goony, Please send 3 million won every month for taking care of Goony Junior. If you never did I will do legal action right away. Do you know when the Marmite factory is going to start producing again? I wish I hadn't put it on so thick now. Thank you, Je-eun.
January 5, 2021 18:48:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Patricia Wallace
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Comments:Who is John Carruthers? I enjoyed his comments on History of BG/Photo Archive, but he disappeared two years ago. John was cool like Dave and Mike. And like Mr. Steve Russell - so my Gran says.
January 5, 2021 03:05:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Jan 'Honsa' Beran
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Comments:Health fanatic Tugger Tom (W.Malling free baby spinach, Wrotham free cheese, Beirut free peacock) is furious with Jacob Rees-Mogg. Jake admitted to pigging out on Glaswegian fried Mars bars - saying they were "absolutely delicious...glad to see there's something with which I agree with the Scottish National Party." Tugger trimmed one and a half centimetres from his waist during 2020, in his bid to show that rich Tories are doing their bit to reduce levels of obesity. Gavin Rees-Mogg forecasts there are going to be changes made, if/when Tugger becomes PM.
January 2, 2021 21:20:57 (GMT Time)



Name:Fred Anonymous
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Comments:Re : Fans in Cyprus comment (Dec 28) - 'Cypress'. That's a little strange, the last time I saw Steve R's brother Peter was during 1967 - unexpectedly at Bedgebury Pinetum. We were with our girlfriends and eating packed lunches by some impressive Leyland cypress trees. I can't ever remember Peter being naughty or mischievous!
December 30, 2020 03:57:01 (GMT Time)



Name:Major General Sir Andrew Hamilton Russell, Retired
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Comments:Overheard at The Bull. "Oh I say, Tom Kipper Day 2021 will fall two months to the day before Chairman Mike's birthday....What a usefull reminder about the nice, fine fellow." [The latter being Mike, not Tom]
December 29, 2020 20:16:27 (GMT Time)



Name:Fred Anonymous
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Comments:Dear Great Dave and Mike Combo, Your fans (including those in Cypress) continue to keep their fingers crossed about you retrieving BG News Guestbook Archive, Aug 2018 to June 2020. Many thanks, Happy New Year!
December 28, 2020 16:16:22 (GMT Time)



Name:Robin Hodges
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Comments:'Birds' has been used to describe girls since ca. 1880. Us local bird-watchers also did during the mid to late 1950s. Being a little more intelligent than the rest of us, Barry Slater mentioned that Steve Russell studied the dorsal feathers covering the bases of their rectices. During 1958, I wrote that down in my diary, supposing that one day I would find out what it meant - especially when seeing how successfull an operator Steve was with them. Well, I'm getting closer - apparently Barry was referring to their uppertail coverts. I might start a correspondence course about it in January.
December 28, 2020 00:52:46 (GMT Time)



Name:Jolly Jerry Corbyn
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Comments:Tory [Ugghh!] Zero-Personality of the Year 2020 : Tugger Tom, yet again. Just give him the award for life, and done with it!
December 25, 2020 21:42:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Peter 'Snopper' Hopgood
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One time renting at Station Rd, BG - later retired as Deputy Chief Executive for TMBC.
Comments:I greatly enjoy this most excellant web site and hope it will successfully continue for many years. Many thanks - hope all is well with you. Happy Christmas and New Year to one and all - Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe.
December 25, 2020 00:56:57 (GMT Time)



Name:His Excellency, President Donald J. Trump
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Comments:What a guy, that Territorial Army Tugger. He copied me!! I was first on the planet to say I'm J for Genius. I might take him to court over this - my billions against his piddley 100 million. If I was Boris I would have fired him by now.
December 20, 2020 16:27:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Affectionately known as Bojo de Pfeffel Churchill
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Comments:My cheeky apprentice : "You're welcome everyone...I'm Chair Thomas Georg J. Tugger. The J stands for Genius...Tooty Toot."
December 17, 2020 05:36:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Davie Mercer
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you from:
formerly Whatcote Cottages, Platt
Comments:I didn't know that Quarry Hill's very own former resident, Tony Dobson, had a sister named Julia [Dobson]. Another former Quarry Hillian, Darryl Jackson, told me that she married Baron Chris Tugendhat and is Tugger Tom's aunt. Sometimes I didn't quite know when to believe Darryl... he had a nice looking sister though - too good for me, unfortunately.
December 15, 2020 20:05:36 (GMT Time)



Name:Mrs. Tony 'Spud' Waite
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Comments:Have you seen Tugger Tom wearing his new, ultra-stylish, expensive spectacles? And sporting a quarter-coiffed Territoral Army, 'lady killer' hairdo? He also seems to have taken elocution lessons to improve his voice. While being interviewed, by leading hot female news journalists, he appears to be mesmerised by his recent makeover. Hillary Clinton had a crush on David Milliband - but no contest, David wouldn't have stood a chance with this updated, late 2020 Tugger Tom around.
December 9, 2020 03:54:43 (GMT Time)



Name:Bill Webb Junior
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Comments:Re : History of BG/Photo Archive website. Part of an Oct 28 question : "I have just rediscovered it [BG Photos website] after too long and I greatly enjoyed the time I spent a few years ago now enjoying the chat and the history of the area." Part of BG Photos author's answer : "On some days recently there have been over 250 independent viewers on the site, which is encouraging." Bill Webb Junior : Some have expected to find comments there resulting from the upsurge in viewing and wonder if they might have been removed?
December 6, 2020 19:32:33 (GMT Time)



Name:Jan 'Honsa' Beran
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you from:
Trosley via Hostivar, Prague, Czech Republic
Comments:Prince Ginger Whinger doesn't need his brother, 2 A-Level certificates [cheated], swastika fancy dress uniform, army guns, family and friends any more. Ms. Markle is his family, his life, and the only friend he needs.
November 5, 2020 18:28:39 (GMT Time)



Name:David and Ivan
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you from:
We're friends from schooldays - nothing more!
Comments:We wonder how many years it will take Prince Ginger to get sick of his wife. She's really milking it.
November 5, 2020 06:56:59 (GMT Time)



Name:David Waters and Ivan Butcher
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you from:
Comments:"For all his hinterland and hot young vixen [Carrie Symonds], Boris just came across as someone who is deperately lonely and unhappy on the inside." Yes, it figures. We've thought that as well.
November 5, 2020 06:25:46 (GMT Time)



Name:David 'Goofy' Waters and Ivan 'Butch' Butcher
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formerly Mereworth, and Wrotham Secondary School
Comments:'Tom Tugendhat won't help vulnerable children - so we will' says furious Tonbridge couple. Tugger voted against supporting children who needed free meals. He and his enormous admirer, Gavin Rees-Mogg, are worth $230,000,000 U.S. Nett between them. We can understand Tugger panicking - they might come begging from him. He's not made of money.
November 4, 2020 22:30:15 (GMT Time)



Name:mongrel dog Sue
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Comments:I've heard from my American cousins, that just smiffing them, they are both rotten...Creepy Joe and Dimwit Donald, that is...Down to lesser of two evils - again.
November 4, 2020 14:16:59 (GMT Time)



Name:Goony Maynard and Frankie Paughan
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Comments:Re : Donald across the Pond. Talking as former entertainers ourselves, it's unlikely, but we would not rule out a repeat of four years ago. And also former Platter, Thomas Marmite, says lightening can definitely strike twice. ....And not let's forget our local scene - Keep calm and revving up : GO - Independent Alliance (Kent) Party - GO!!
November 3, 2020 18:42:22 (GMT Time)



Name:Oscaramork
Email:valettamb7{at}mail.ru
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you from:
Cheltenham
Comments: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Come-perdere-la-pancia-113807673701408/">come perdere la pancia</a>
November 3, 2020 03:18:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Peter Jacques
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Comments:See Jerry Corbyn's Oct 28 comment.... Doesn't Tugger look weird in front of that 'Onward' board, too? So scary! So viscious! I'm going to hide behind my granddaughter's doll's pram.
November 2, 2020 07:04:04 (GMT Time)



Name:Dr. Whet Faartz's mongrel dog Sue
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you from:
Downtown Dunk's Green
Comments:Who is Tom Tugendhat trying to kid? Those defaced Leybourne election posters all had faces of people pasted on them who were more popular, more well known, better looking, more famous, funnier, and with better personalities than him. For a few days later his trousers had what appeared to be glue stick adhesive on them. And sniffing around I'm almost positive he did that. It would be the action of a typical Tory, too!
October 31, 2020 01:12:45 (GMT Time)



Name:Goony Maynard and Frankie Paughan
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you from:
Comments:Way before all this modern spam-type mentioned filth, we ran a film studio in Hurst Woods. Actresses, mainly from the Smoke would wear e.g., 1 piece swimming costumes, sleeveless blouses with brassiere straps slipping from their shoulders, and be seen adjusting their nylon stockings and suspenders. All so very titillating. We offered contracts to local young men, Peter Broadmore and George Chirnside, but unfortunately they declined. In the Borough Green area, their families would have been a little ashamed. Nowadays, they would be feted lavishly as world class actors/celebrities.
October 30, 2020 19:47:14 (GMT Time)



Name:Joe Average
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you from:
Pratt's Bottom
Comments:Tommy Boy's unique brand of BS. All the while he's stuck in that - 'sort of' a job, will people take little notice? How do you think it will go? He seems to be going nowhere rather slowly. His pocket money isn't likely to run out. Does Bart give him refresher lessons now and again for his grinning?
October 30, 2020 04:51:14 (GMT Time)



Name:Simon Snotface
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Comments:In an American 'Pizza Express' outlet in 2018, Tugger said we need a foreign affairs "super ministry." The Tonbridge & Malling MP and budding talent scout, called for Prince Harry to be installed as the ambassador to Washington, D.C., to "cut through" American politics for a desperately needed trade deal. "This is the redesign we need to make global Britain work," he said. With one in each hand, he then devoured his two 12 inch diameter, unhealthy pizzas. Burp...burp...
October 30, 2020 00:42:14 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry Corbyn
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Comments:I think that distance between the base of Tommy Tugboat's nose and upper lip should definitely be increased. If he's not grinning or smiling and has his mouth closed, he looks like a sulking 15 year old. It isn't as if he can't afford to have plastic surgery. And it won't start to melt unless it gets to 45 degrees C./113 degrees F. here next summer.
October 28, 2020 22:23:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Peter Jacques
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Comments:There is a well viewed 'Policy Exchange' photo. It shows, left to right : bored looking Alison McGovern; Tugger Tom speaking; Gordon Brown, asleep. Way to go! Tugger.
October 28, 2020 17:13:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Thomas Marmite
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Comments:Mention of the Zzzs brought on by Tugger's dreary Twitter site --- My sleeping habits --- My girlfriend and I sleep back to back and put the wind up each other --- Her brother feels comfortable sleeping on his right, left, front and back. I guess that makes him a tosser --- hmmm, back to sleep now --- Zzzs.
October 28, 2020 06:32:52 (GMT Time)



Name:Fox TV News, USA
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Comments:2020 United States presidential election --- The Latest : "A poll of New York City voters indicates that the topic they're most concerned with is the British monarchy."
October 27, 2020 00:12:20 (GMT Time)



Name:Barry Slater
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Comments:We might be seeing a cardboard replica of Mr. B. Hughes making a comeback.
October 26, 2020 18:10:58 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry Corbyn
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you from:
Comments:Tugger will still be only 53 then. I hope he'll have enough money to last him.
October 26, 2020 17:52:21 (GMT Time)



Name:Jack Baguley
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you from:
Comments:"Queen Elizabeth II speaks out in coronavirus speech and the contrast with Trump is stunning." So she'll stay on until 2026?
October 26, 2020 17:23:10 (GMT Time)



Name:Thomas Marmite
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you from:
formerly Platt Dairy, next to Memorial Hall (opening ceremony, 1922)
Comments:Joe Biden said he had to ask his wife Jill to marry him five times before she said yes. Five times! Joe, that's not a proposal, that's harassment.
October 25, 2020 22:18:25 (GMT Time)



Name:Jack Baguley
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Comments:The choice if Andrew will return working royal status will ultimately be with the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William. The Queen does favour Andrew, but Charles and William will have to stand their ground if the Royal Family stands any chance of doing the right thing. The Queen is really no better than Donald Trump.
October 25, 2020 06:48:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Brian Mummery
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you from:
formerly Crowhurst Lane, Southwest Basted
Comments:Yorkshireman, Mr. William Picton, was the History teacher at Wrotham Secondary School during the 1950s. He said that Thong Lane acquired its name from the earlier local pottery industry. Romans wore same; some wore more [as underwear and outerwear] covering, others less or nothing at all - men and women. It was considered very healthy at the time.
October 23, 2020 22:48:12 (GMT Time)



Name:Florence Dunster
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you from:
formerly Long Mill Lane, Crouch
Comments:Re : P.K. News Agent, 66 Western Rd, BG. Does anyone know if that was the shop where Mr Moorecroft and his son Peter (formerly of Sevenoaks Rd) worked during the mid-1950s? Peter sat beside Donald Jenner in Miss Griffin's 1949-50, Junior 3, BGPS class. I had an extremely innocent schoolgirl 'crush' on Peter. I'm sure he doesn't remember me!?
October 23, 2020 17:37:06 (GMT Time)



Name:Major General Sir Andrew Hamilton Russell, Retired
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Comments:You might think that people search for jokes more often when they are sad. Many of history's greatest thinkers have claimed that we turn to humour as a release from pain. Humour has long been thought of as a way to cope with the frustrations, the pain, the inevitable disappointments of life. As Charlie Chaplin put it, "Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease from pain." --- However, searches for jokes are lowest on Mondays, the day when people report they are most unhappy. They are lowest on cloudy and rainy days. And they plummet after a major tragedy, such as when two bombs killed three and injured hundreds during the 2013 Boston Marathon. People are actually more likely to seek out jokes when things are going well in life than when they aren't.
October 23, 2020 04:44:58 (GMT Time)



Name:Miss I. M. Bigunuf
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you from:
Maidstone Rd East, BG
Comments:I'm sure that Mr. Russell is far too much of a gentleman to ever consider partaking in a foreign affair. It's just not cricket. Now Mr. Ivor Bigun, I'm not quite so s...
October 23, 2020 00:44:41 (GMT Time)



Name:David Sadler
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Comments:Steve Russell is very interested in the possibility of foreign affairs. Hoping to be selected, he is applying for Life Membership to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee. He attended Pwllheli, North Wales, Butlins Holiday Camp in 1959 and is highly recommended by former Wigan Cotton Mills girls. 'For his age', he still looks like a 'youngish' Dean Martin and is very fit, lithe and athletic.
October 22, 2020 18:15:49 (GMT Time)



Name:Jack Baguley
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you from:
East Peckham via Hackney
Comments:When will we become a Republic? It's long overdue. The Royal Family should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves. How does The Queen get away with the way she protects her favourite son Andrew? Some countries would imprison her. Why does 'future PM' Tom Tugendhat not protest about this? They're all Tories of course.
October 19, 2020 18:21:22 (GMT Time)



Name:Robin Hodges
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you from:
Comments:That was Steve Russell, of course.
October 18, 2020 17:47:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Robin Hodges (Steve was first to call me 'Hoedoe')
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you from:
Comments:"Steam Up The Windows, Steve." ....During mid to late 1950s....Yes, on the No. 9 bus to Sevenoaks cinemas on Sundays - Steve with Margaret M. and Carol B., ....I so much wished I was him.
October 18, 2020 17:39:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Peter Jacques
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you from:
Comments:Tugger has a nice, white-teeth grin. No sign of free Betts of West Malling baby spinach on them. Could be thanks to a free tube of toothpaste from the Fourways Dentist. Won't it be great when, or if, the free air we all breathe will be fresh and clean? Some equality at last!?
October 16, 2020 17:24:52 (GMT Time)



Name:Prince Phil
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you from:
Comments:Megxit : Meghan and Harry left Royals for 'commoner' life. She tells Harry what to think : "You're right Harry. If only the media would leave us alone - but not yet, eh?"
October 16, 2020 14:19:33 (GMT Time)



Name:Prince Phil
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Comments:Meghan & Harry; Charles & Camilla; Andrew; Fergy, Etc. Me : "What a shower! A bloody dysfunctional family of nutters, spongers and divorcees!....And Yankee bookies are calculating the odds of the next Sussex baby being named Jughead or Betty - thank goodness for Megxit!"
October 16, 2020 01:30:55 (GMT Time)



Name:Thomas Marmite
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you from:
Comments:I had a crush on Joyce Gardner, who was the young sales clerk at Ashtons, but I was too young and short in stature for her (so I was told). She was born in 1939, myself in 1941. I did put a spurt on, and grew one and a quarter inches taller in 16 months - but it was too late.
October 12, 2020 15:29:23 (GMT Time)



Name:Thomas Marmite
Email:
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you from:
formerly St. Mary's Platt
Comments:Just to put records straight : Margaret M. of Kemsing Road, Wrotham was my girlfriend, a few years before she became Steve Russell's. Following Margaret, he then went with Carol B. from Wrotham (took her to Spain), while I occasionally met girls at Butlin's and was briefly with Goony Maynard's "Teen Angel & The Rockin' Rebels" rock group. I served an apprenticeship as an electrician with Arthur Ashton (1 High Street, BG) - Steve did likewise at Aylesford Paper Mill. Those were the days!
October 12, 2020 04:26:53 (GMT Time)



Name:Smiler Merritt
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you from:
Comments:Ladies, leave your eyebrows alone. Here's how much the vast majority of Crouch, Claygate Cross and Basted men care about your eyebrows : Do you have two of them? OK, we're done. Thank you.
October 11, 2020 19:48:40 (GMT Time)



Name:Raymond King, related to Perc Brown by marriage.
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you from:
Early on, Offham and F. P. Caine Ltd.
Comments:Eddie Penfold, how's it going? Long time, no see mate! You shouldn't put any more types of meat on your bacon cheeseburgers. Once you've made them bacon cheeseburgers, you should be done. In future, if you add more than that, you might have to forfeit certain NHS benefits. ....And never eat a hamburger that is bigger than your bottom. There is a new burger being sold in Maidstone [I won't encourage you by mentioning where] that weighs 1 stone and 1 lb. One sign your portions may be too large : if one of the health risks is a back injury. All the best, take care!
October 11, 2020 18:56:59 (GMT Time)



Name:George again
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Comments:Don't get me wrong. Steve was good looking, in and out of dreams. Bob gets acceleratingly worse - his voice and looks.
October 11, 2020 06:43:17 (GMT Time)



Name:George Maynard
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Comments:What a nightmare! Bob Dylan must stop denying he was the voice of a generation. Bob, that's not something you get to decide. It's fate and you were it. If your generation could actually choose a voice, don't you think they would have picked one better than yours? Thing was, last night I was dreaming of him singing 'Hey Joe' in Juan-les-Pens, 1992. He was terrible. Worse, he was eerily disguised as Steve Russell. It's true. I'm not going to bed tonight.
October 11, 2020 06:31:37 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry Corbyn
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you from:
This weekend, a guest at Vigo Village wife-swopping reunion.
Comments:Tommy Tugger : "I have a doctor's appointment today, but I really don't want to go." Gav Rees-Moggie : "Just call in sick then."
October 10, 2020 01:03:40 (GMT Time)



Name:George Maynard
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you from:
Formerly Caretaker's Cabin, Platt Brickyard Fishing Pond.
Comments:Ex-All Star Fitter, 'Brilliantine-Boy' Steve Russell authorised sign : NO WORKING - During Drinking Hours.
October 7, 2020 22:05:16 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry Corbyn
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you from:
Pearly King of Islington North (I'm no queen)
Comments:Dear Rural Friends, how much does Tugger's Twitter site reflect him? For me, Strewth, it must be one of the most boring accumulations compiled. Take notice of Boris' humour, Tom; less of your admirer Gavin Rees-Mogg's....Zzzs....and go back to sleep.
October 5, 2020 18:42:35 (GMT Time)



Name:Mithter Ekth
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you from:
Between Thtanthted and Fairtheat
Comments:New ruleth from me. No answering machine recordings over 5 seconds long. Just say "Leave your name and number," and that's it. Here's the deal : You spare me the endless list of "more options," the insulting instructions to "wait for the beep," and the insufferable 45-second recital from your 4-year-old, and I won't leave on your machine that I'm calling to buy more cannabis.
October 4, 2020 00:06:08 (GMT Time)



Name:Dr. Whet Faartz
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you from:
Comments:Please don't talk to me while I'm peeing. We're not sharing a moment - just adjacent urinals. Just stare ahead in awkward silence. The same goes for when we're in a lift. And especially don't talk to me when I'm peeing in a lift.
October 3, 2020 16:39:19 (GMT Time)



Name:Tony Collins
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you from:
Comments:I do not wish to ruffle any feathers. It takes all sorts to make a world. I will not mention his name - I worked with a guy at F. P. Caine Ltd, who used to wax eloquently on the knottiest issues of the day. An example, his suggestion about same-sex marriage : "It's okay to be gay if you're already gay - but no new gays. Or we let gays marry but not own homes - come out against gay mortgage." He said, "With both sides so set - one being all for gay marriage, and the other side being completely against it - how about we just let lesbians marry? It's a woman's thing anyway." He continued, "When people talk about homosexuality being 'not natural' and 'an abomination', they're not talking about women - they're talking about the men." His opinion gradually used to change. When I left Caines his final advice was : "They're here, they're qu**r, let's get bored with it."
October 2, 2020 06:34:14 (GMT Time)



Name:Jeremy (prefer to be called Jerry) Corbyn
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Comments:Can you believe it? On Sunday Sep 13, Tugger's kids interrupting his TV interview went viral in 182 countries. I wonder if he gets paid much for that? He's already told Russia and China what's what - I wonder if he could become as famous as Putin and Xi Jinping? I hope he mentions and says something nice about me.
October 1, 2020 15:06:01 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry Corbyn
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Comments:Air Hostess : "What are you doing curled up in the overhead storage bin?" Frequent Flyer Tugger : "There's more legroom." [Thinks...Maybe I can get a discount, every little bit helps - my admirer, Gavin Rees-Mogg, is worth well over $130,000,000 U.S. Nett].
September 30, 2020 00:05:58 (GMT Time)



Name:Simon Snotface
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Comments:Where is Boris, why is he so quiet? He needs to 'get a grip', 'rediscover his mojo', give us a 'sense of direction' [from Boris of all people!?] has been heard in rumblings from some ultra-safe seat, Tonbridge & Malling Tories. Tugger was seen recently at BG Four Ways Crossroads - it is believed he was getting a free dental inspection. His smirking Tory handlers and supporters think he is making progress towards replacing Boris. I'm still waiting to hear him say something against BG Garden City. That $98,000,000 U.S. Nett would buy him a nice pad there though. That's probably gone up several million or more during the pandemic, too.
September 27, 2020 18:56:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Thomas Tugboat
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you from:
Formerly sleepy Sellindge
Comments:Gav Rees-Moggie : Uncles are not TOTALLY useless, we can be used as bad examples. That's what I've always said, anyway.
September 27, 2020 06:41:19 (GMT Time)



Name:Jan 'Honsa' Beran
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Comments:Thomas Tugboat may be chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee - but is not as comfortable as the Villa Tugendhat chair in Brno, Czech Republic, or as geometrically elegant as its predecessor - the International Exposition, Barcelona chair. But Gavin Rees-Mogg thinks he has a cute upper lip and grin.
September 23, 2020 17:47:06 (GMT Time)



Name:Dr. Whet Faartz
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you from:
Comments:Jeremy Corbyn : "Is Tugger Tom related to the Tugendhat Desk Chair people?" Gavin Rees-Mogg : "Couldn't chair less." Jeremy : "Talk about born in a cornfield....ask a Tory toff a question...."
September 23, 2020 15:24:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry Corbyn
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Comments:Me : "If your huge admirer, Gavin Rees-Mogg, asked you for $10,000 of your $98,000,000 U.S. Nett, how much would you have left?"....Tugger Tom : "$98,000,000 U.S. Nett."
September 19, 2020 22:57:27 (GMT Time)



Name:Fred Anonymous
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Comments:The Cursed Chair. Gavin Rees-Moggie : 'Remember how I bought my $6,000 reduced-price, Tugendhat Desk Chair from that mysterious shop?' Jeremy Corbyn : 'I think so?' Gavin : 'Turns out the chair was cursed. So I went back to return it, but the shop was gone. The door was boarded up!' Jeremy : 'I think most of the shops are closed because of coronavirus.' Gavin : 'Oh no! - The curse must have caused the pandemic!' Jeremy : 'What.' Gavin : 'If I destroy the chair, we can stop the virus!' Jeremy : 'What.' Gavin : 'Die, plague-bringer.' The $6,000 reduced-price, Tugendhat Desk Chair : 'Hee hee! I cannot die.' Jeremy : 'Maybe you should just shop at IKEA.'
September 18, 2020 00:03:21 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry Corbyn
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Comments:During the last ten years, parenting experts have been recommending the name Jeremy to mothers. Jeremy is the English form of the name Jeremiah and means 'exalted by God.' I wonder if there was a piper in Tugger Tom's family two and a quarter centuries ago? They don't recommend his name.
September 13, 2020 23:35:14 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry Corbyn
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Comments:Hey Gavin Rees-Moggie - Life is short. Spoil your dog.
September 11, 2020 22:05:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Lord Touganhutt of Sellindge
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you from:
Comments:I'm "THE BOSS" - my wife said I could be.
September 11, 2020 21:56:00 (GMT Time)



Name:Jeremy Corbyn
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you from:
Comments:Tommy Tugboat. Haa Haa! Hee Hee! You get what you deserve.
September 11, 2020 12:04:22 (GMT Time)



Name:Jeremy (prefer to be called Jerry) Corbyn
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you from:
I'm now Pearly King of North Islington
Comments:President Donald J. Trump : Still giving you guys a super good deal, and I keep my word. I'm a WINNER!!!
September 11, 2020 11:51:04 (GMT Time)



Name:Jeremy Corbyn
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Comments:President Donald J. Trump : Threat... Sniff... Lie... Brag... Mispronunciation... Sniff... Brag... No chance of it, but if I got beat 54 days time, I wouldn't mind working with Boris and Tugger... Sniff... Brag... Slurred something... Threat... Brag... Threat... Lie. Bye for now.
September 10, 2020 17:09:39 (GMT Time)



Name:Fred Anonymous
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Comments:Talking about Tugger and Macron, that Toulouse-Lautrec (Moulin Rouge) was quite a lad. At one time he was very friendly with the wife of his best friend - when his best friend was not at home. Friend's wife : "Quick Toulouse, my husband will be home soon." Toulouse : "I'll be quick." Friend's wife : "Oh I can see him in the distance, returning home. No time to lose." Toulouse : "I said I'll be quick, didn't I." Friend's wife : "He's almost at the garden path now. No time Toulouse."
September 9, 2020 05:54:35 (GMT Time)



Name:Jamie Schneider
Email:
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you from:
Comments:Sour Kraut. [It's OK - approved by me]. "Eat me " is just an expression. Another German man has been convicted of killing and eating someone. You can always tell a German cannibal because he says things like "I'm so hungry I could eat a Horst."
September 7, 2020 23:40:39 (GMT Time)



Name:Major General Sir Andrew Hamilton Russell, Retired
Email:
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you from:
Comments:Harvey Wallbanger Esq., During the early days of January, Mr. Fred Fudpucker mentioned your tragic demise. I'm SO glad you are back! By the way, KENTE is not a dialect of Kent - but a traditional Ghanaian cloth of woven strips. Boris has a pair of shorts made from same.
September 6, 2020 21:43:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Bob McIlreavy
Email:
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you from:
Comments:Mike, Tim Shaw, Wendy Palmer and Scott Millener. You are the absolute cream of Borough Green and environs. We know you will keep up the good work! Thanks so much! GO - Independent Alliance (Kent) Party - GO!!
September 2, 2020 11:29:26 (GMT Time)



Name:Peter Jacques
Email:
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you from:
Comments:Wednesday March 14th, 2018. "Three hundred billion dollars or more has been stolen from the Russian people by [Putin]. We should expose him for what he is," said jealous Tom Tugendhat.
September 1, 2020 16:17:06 (GMT Time)



Name:Laurence Seal
Email:
Where are
you from:
formerly Wrotham
Comments:Harry 'Pongo' Smith was a teacher at Wrotham School, photographer, and radio personality. About 20 years ago, Darren Fisher said that Pongo had always had the same uncool hairstyle; he welcomed Harry to retaliate. During 1946-47 Infants Class, naughty Stephen Russell used to run around BGPS playground shouting 'Bottom', at the top of his voice. Stephen, please retaliate/say something - even it it's only 'Bum'.
August 30, 2020 14:55:33 (GMT Time)



Name:Fred Anonymous (still) - NOT Mike
Email:
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you from:
Comments:Great work Dave and Mike! Are you retrieving BG News Guestbook Archive, Aug 2018 to June 2020? Huge thanks from all your appreciative fans!
August 29, 2020 23:58:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Tony 'Spud' Waite
Email:
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you from:
Comments:The Donald : Day 4 of Republican National Convention. His 'speech' flat, too long; he didn't have bite he usually has; disappointing; looked ageing and tired. I'm thinking now of Melania and Macron seeming to like each other. Sorry Tugger - keep smiling, you've still got your money.
August 28, 2020 17:17:07 (GMT Time)



Name:Tony 'Spud' Waite
Email:
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you from:
Comments:Tom Tugendhat is believed to be a long-term boyfriend of Melania Trump. President Trump says he knows about, and is OK with this - because neither of them have much to talk about and it's a platonic relationship (Tom and Melania's). And Tom has never appeared in any of Melania's nude pics, that he Donald, knows about. But Tom is half French, if that means anything - Donald says it doesn't mean much.
August 26, 2020 05:42:53 (GMT Time)



Name:Peter Jacques / continued.
Email:
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you from:
Comments:....you ask him, he'll tell you. So full of himself, he's liable to burst at anytime
August 24, 2020 19:10:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Peter Jacques
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you from:
Comments:Toff guy Tugendhat is a strong supporter of Israel. He condemned the UN Security Council for it's official criticism of Israel's settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territories. In January 2017, he wrote that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict "doesn't matter". ---- In February 2018, he praised Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, saying that "He is rightly showing a vision for Saudi Arabia that sees her taking her place as a player in the global economy and I think that is incredibly positive, not just for Saudi Arabia, but for the world." ---- In a May 2020 recorded conversation with Rep. Mike Gallagher, he gave an off-the-cuff outline of his foreign policy as : ....trying to defend the world in which the values that matter to the people of the UK, and more particularly, the people of Kent, prosper. And those values are freedom, democracy, the ability to challenge authority and the ability to trade and travel globally. ---- He's such a great human being - yo
August 24, 2020 19:01:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Gavin Rees-Moggie
Email:
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you from:
Spending the weekend at Hurst Woods Tent City
Comments:One good thing...Joe Biden doesn't need drugs - he is totally spaced and in the twilight zone 24-7. But his tax returns should be checked.
August 22, 2020 13:09:59 (GMT Time)



Name:Simon Snotface
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you from:
Comments:Forgetting about money. Tugger Tom is still opposed to Brexit, but still puts his political career before anything else. Many believe the posh man-child, is deadheatedly tugging in favour of each option. Will he split himself in two over this - or with ever rising heat under his collar, spontaneously combust? Whoever thought Tugger would become so interesting?
August 19, 2020 23:40:43 (GMT Time)



Name:Robin Hodges
Email:
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you from:
Comments:Sunday 18th August 1940. RAF West Malling bombed again. Massed German formations returned attacking RAF airfields in the south and south-east...Known as the Hardest Day, as the RAF were severely stretched and desperately short of pilots. German Losses : Airmen 97, Aircraft 67. British Losses : Airmen 10, Aircraft 33.
August 18, 2020 17:00:19 (GMT Time)



Name:Robin Hodges
Email:
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you from:
Comments:When the 15th August 1940 raid took place, some of the pilots dropped their bombs in the field behind Hermitage Lane. There are still large indentations in the field, all in a straight line towards RAF West Malling.
August 17, 2020 22:57:38 (GMT Time)



Name:Ms. Stephanie Russell
Email:
Where are
you from:
Basted Woods - upon - Bourne
Comments:"The Dance Floor Tilts". Strange how the space that love once claimed shrinks; The fifty-foot kiss on the drive-in movie screen, shrivelled to Face Time on a mobile phone.... Red Cedar to bonsai; Rainforest to root-bound rubber plant; Milky Way to a shooting star.... The dance floor tilts below our feet, and the ship's wide deck folds, into a solo rower's shell.
August 17, 2020 22:06:06 (GMT Time)



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August 16, 2020 22:12:00 (GMT Time)



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August 16, 2020 21:37:23 (GMT Time)



Name:Robin Hodges
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you from:
Comments:15th August 1940. RAF West Malling bombed...Various raids/skirmishes were taking place in the southeast. An intended target had been Biggin Hill, but the raid turned back towards the coast; West Malling was bombed instead and rendered unusable for four days...Stephen Russell was born in 1941.
August 16, 2020 17:35:02 (GMT Time)



Name:Florence and Vera Dunster
Email:
Where are
you from:
formerly Long Mill Lane, Crouch
Comments:Att : The multitudes of Stephen Russell fans/admirers who have been searching for his name. Your idol was a school year later - in Miss Griffin's 1950-51 BG Primary School class.
August 16, 2020 14:12:24 (GMT Time)



Name:Don Jenner
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you from:
Comments:More about BG Primary School 1949-50 class, it was a little harsh on some. Thirteen 'scholars' were successful in the 11-plus exam : Ross Layberry, Heather Crowhurst, Geoffrey Tolson, Gillian Grayland, Richard and Elaine Elliott, Billy and Sylvia Darlow, Wendy Eastwood, David Gasson, Nicholas Amies, and Geoffrey Pettitt and Robin Layberry the following school year. I was a 'duffer' - but I had a crush on Elaine Elliott.
August 16, 2020 00:06:35 (GMT Time)



Name:Don Jenner
Email:
Where are
you from:
Fairseat
Comments:Linton Schwartz said : Miss Griffin also taught us at Ryarsh PS...A fearful lady, but we learnt so much from her...In her eyes, pupils were either duffers, or scholars...Fabulous days. Meanwhile : At Boro' Green PS (Junior 3, 1949-50 class), pairs of scholars sat next to the south wall windows, with a few more next to them. Half of the scholars were from Wrotham. The remainder of the 65 or 66 pupils sat between them and the assembly hall wall.
August 13, 2020 19:17:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Beryl Kemp
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Comments:75 this year, I can't believe it. You are so impressive Mike. But if those Tories continue to give you a lot of headaches, eat spinach...It's especially the B vitamins it contains that help. And if you want to remember all the times they've got on your nerves - eat salmon. It contains healthy fats to protect your brain against memory-related problems. You are still the best PC Chairman in West Kent!
August 13, 2020 15:18:15 (GMT Time)



Name:Former Pretending Flight Lieut. Stephen Russeolus
Email:
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you from:
Western Road Retired RAF Airmen's Flat
Comments:Famous Dam Buster born on this day. I'm not referring to Buster (David) Buss, who resided at Batts Cottages, Crouch before moving to Borough Green...But to Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, born 12th August 1918. The film 'The Dam Busters' (Michael Redgrave, Richard Todd) was based on his most daring raid. Guy, of RAF West Malling, said "Of all the airfields in Great Britain...we have the most pleasant". Now the Gibson Building, the former Officer's Mess is used as TMBC offices.
August 12, 2020 17:47:19 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike
Email:
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you from:
Website
Comments:Hi Gillian, Jackie & I remember Harry when it was the White Rose, many a happy hour there. And we were only talking about it the other day - we passed Ming's and said "do you remember it when it was the White Rose. And over the road was the Pretty Maid, run by French Lawrence, later the Vineyard run by Ahmet, and now some new fish restaurant. Time changes everything....
August 12, 2020 08:21:12 (GMT Time)



Name:Gillian Lum
Email:
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you from:
Formerly at mum's restaurant, next to (west side of) Royal Oak, Wrotham Heath
Comments:Joyce Lambley, prior to attending Wrotham School, was also in Miss Griffin's BG Primary School class. She says she was a marvelous lady; brilliant teacher; taught her how to sew and knit; and they used to chat when she saw her out in her garden in Offham Road, W. Malling.
August 11, 2020 23:14:31 (GMT Time)



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August 11, 2020 12:58:47 (GMT Time)



Name:Ann King
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Comments:Miss Vera Gladders was a teacher at BGPS for 25 years. Miss D. Gladders taught there for 35 years. I only really know about Vera. Does anyone know if they were sisters?
August 11, 2020 01:01:23 (GMT Time)



Name:Ann King
Email:
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you from:
formerly Trosley
Comments:Jenny Knight attended Wrotham [Secondary] School - before that BGPS, and was also in Miss Griffin's class. Not her favourite teacher, Miss Griffin was "very fierce", and she was a "very shy" child. Miss Griffin caned her and another girl for putting a snowball in someone's pocket as a joke. Miss Griffin looked the part for that, with Miss Gladders a close runner-up.
August 11, 2020 00:32:23 (GMT Time)



Name:Elaine Ridsdale
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you from:
Ivy Hatch
Comments:Just think, Tugger Tom is STILL younger than Susan Boyle was when she hit the jackpot. Before Ms. Boyle auditioned on 'Britain's Got Talent' in 2009, she had a very normal, and as she herself has said "mundane", life. When she released her debut album in November 2009 she made 5 million pounds in a year. She has remained down to earth and bought the small three-bedroom home she grew up in (had nine siblings), where she still lives today. I wonder if Tugger will become as famous as her?
August 10, 2020 17:18:06 (GMT Time)



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August 10, 2020 10:21:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Carole Collins
Email:
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you from:
formerly Offham, and Wrotham Secondary School
Comments:I remember BGPS teacher Miss Griffen from the W. Malling Women's Institute. She was very proper and fierce. And well respected.
August 10, 2020 02:54:21 (GMT Time)



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August 9, 2020 23:39:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Jamie Schneider
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you from:
Comments:Tugger Tom seems to have a more worried look this last month or two. More likenesses show his hair dishevelled, with less of it - looks less like a choirboy. He seems to prefer W. Malling to BG, and has been seen at hedgerows there picking blackberries. Blackberries get their colour from anthocyanins, this phytonutrient may help delay age-related cognitive decline. The blackberries are a good dessert after the free Wrotham cheese and W. Malling baby spinach. In case he has to start grinning, his hankey is at the ready to wipe the blackberry stains from his teeth.
August 9, 2020 18:50:46 (GMT Time)



Name:Tony Collins
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you from:
Comments:One of my old flames, from Trosley, would like an upper lip lift which would look similar to Tugger Tom's. The skin distance between her upper lip and base of her nose would be shortened... Increasing the amount of 'pink lip' seen and exposing her teeth more, will give her fuller, more youthful looking lips - with which she will be delighted. She has been quoted 2,528 pounds for this. I told her that moneywise, I'm not in Tugger's league. Or Steve Russell's come to that.
August 9, 2020 01:45:38 (GMT Time)



Name:Geoffrey Tolson
Email:
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you from:
formerly opposite the Naps, Long Mill Lane, Crouch
Comments:I was also a member of Miss Griffin's 1949-50 class. I arrived in Kent during the preceding summer, from Manchester. Miss Griffin quite liked me, and "Farewell, Manchester! noble town, farewell!" became the most regularly sung song. Heather Crowhurst also liked me; she sat close to me and used to request the singing of the song. They were the two that liked me most - that showed they did, anyway!
August 8, 2020 00:00:10 (GMT Time)



Name:Jamie Schneider
Email:
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you from:
Shipbourne
Comments:Why do Tugger Tom's pals get their pants in a twist, just because some people make fun of his last name and say he's a toff? They call it playground level behavior - so why are they so thin-skinned about it? I don't mind being called anything, as long as it's not late for breakfast. Some Tories don't know how good they've got it.
August 6, 2020 19:25:27 (GMT Time)



Name:Dr. Whet Faartz
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you from:
Comments:During the last decade, Terrific Tugger Tom has been valiantly doing his bit for the Lebanese economy. While pigging out on and promoting Beirut peacock, he's even risked running to seed like Prince Andrew. Somewhat of an exaggeration, Jacob Rees-Mogg has even referred to him as our answer to Joey Chestnut. Mostly known for devouring hot dogs, Joey is the holder of more competitive eating records than any other competitor in history. Well done Tom! Don't spend all your money.
August 6, 2020 01:59:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Henry and Harriett Hedgehog
Email:
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you from:
Maidstone Road, Borough Green.
Comments:Please be careful not to crush us in the evening, from nightfall on the roads. Our little paws don't allow us to run too fast. If you see us in your garden, we may be hungry and thirsty, some cat food and water would be very much appreciated. Please don't give us milk, that will kill us. We'll assist you with your pest control and eat the slugs, earwigs and caterpillars. But apart from our good looks and charm, we're endangered - please help keep us safe. We are petitioning to have the roadway, which includes 41 Maidstone Road, renamed Taylor Way. Mike and Jackie are very nice people - the greatest!
August 4, 2020 01:02:19 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike
Email:
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you from:
Website
Comments:With the new houses near the surgery being named "Allingham Way" after Big Jim Allingham, Bangays Way after Frank, and Stone Court after Michael Stone, I know a few more, but would like to try and make an archive page with the history of the names we know. Dryland Rd - Les Dryland, Griggs Way - Colonel Griggs, Cloke Mews - Bob Cloke, Staleys after the farmer, McDermott after the family, Can anyone come up with the local celebrities that other village roads are named after?
August 1, 2020 07:48:21 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Allen
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you from:
Comments:Miss Griffin, Jenny Cheeseman and Hilda Baldock were good friends. Hilda lived in a flat over Baldock's shop in West Malling - they used to play bridge there on Friday evenings. Miss Griffin met Ringo Starr in the shop during 1967; Ringo was buying a pair of jeans and a shirt. The Beatles were filming scenes locally for Magical Mystery Tour.
August 1, 2020 02:11:30 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Allen
Email:
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you from:
Snodland, via Borough Green
Comments:Heather Crowhurst became Mrs. Ransley, marrying Roger from Crow Hill.
July 19, 2020 17:07:43 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Allen
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you from:
Comments:It has been mentioned that Miss Griffin's Christian name began with a 'P' - that would have been her sister Phyllis. Miss Griffin lived at 'The Haven', Offham Rd, W. Malling. During her last years of teaching, headmaster Mr. Ernest Field used to take her in his green Morris car.
July 17, 2020 00:06:43 (GMT Time)



Name:Francis Whiffen III, 2nd earl of Ightham Common
Email:
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you from:
Few hours in White's Gentlemen's Club, 37 St James St, SW1A 1JG
Comments:DOT : "I woke up grouchy...but I let him sleep in."
July 16, 2020 22:30:16 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Allen
Email:
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you from:
Snodland, via Borough Green
Comments:Arguably Miss Griffin's favourite boy pupil (1949-50 school year) was Ross Layberry of Tollgate Estate. Often naughty Ross, always escaped punishment by correctly answering Miss Griffin's difficult questions. Arguably again, Miss Griffin's favourite girl pupil that year was Heather Crowhurst from Wrotham. Heather later became 'Reception Class' teacher [previously, Infant's teacher?] at BGPS... A few years later, Roger Pettet and another boy were taken by Miss Griffin to see 'Hans Christian Andersen' (Danny Kaye), at the Rex Cinema. Roger lived in 'The Fort' - the next house to Heather in Wrotham... Do any other former pupils remember Miss Griffin? You might have been in her class when you took the 11-plus exam.
July 15, 2020 17:55:49 (GMT Time)



Name:David Sadler
Email:
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you from:
Yalding, Kent
Comments:Steve R! How's it going, Buddy? Back in the old days - how did you get the nickname 'Insatiable' at Butlin's holiday camps? I always said you would be famous, didn't I?! Keep safe, mate. All the best!
July 14, 2020 00:48:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Allen
Email:
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you from:
Snodland, via Borough Green
Comments:For much of the 20th Century, the ironmongers to go to in the BG/Malling area, was arguably, E. Griffin & Son Ltd (est. 1902) in West Malling High Street. It was run by Edward Griffin... One of Edward's daughters was Miss (Kathleen) Griffin. She was an accomplished teacher at Borough Green Primary School for 28 years (1935 to 1963)... In July 1963, she took her sad farewell, with Dr. Say, the Bishop of Rochester giving the address and making the presentation.
July 13, 2020 20:54:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Rabbie & Wullie Russell's Daily Wail / Continued
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Comments:..find one titled "Disgusting Footage Shows Englishmen Guzzling Pig's Blood as Europeans Depart Country in Disgust" (Wong 2020). It's not totally 'untrue', but it's also not 'true'... Oh the unstoppable "infodemic" of misinformation so many thrive on!
July 12, 2020 01:04:43 (GMT Time)



Name:Rabbie & Wullie Russell's Daily Wail
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you from:
Comments:The 'Daily Mail' wrote that COVID-19 was spread by Chinese people who eat bat soup. They also published a video (apparently) proving it. It is another classic example of misinformation that mixes authentic facts, taken out of context, and prejudices that confirm a certain vision of the world... The video shows a Chinese woman eating bat soup. She is not a victim of the virus, but is a famous travel blogger who is testing a specialty of the Palau archipelago - far from China. And this happened in 2016... A title such as "Revolting Footage Shows Chinese Woman Eating a Whole Bat at a Fancy Restaurant as Scientists Link the Deadly Coronavirus to the Flying Mammals" (Thomson 2020) - which is exactly what 'Daily Mail' titled their story - is not totally false. But it's not even true.... The 'Guardian', in response to this way of presenting things, suggests going to YouTube and looking for videos of Westerners who feed on black pudding. You can find many such videos, but nowhere will you f
July 12, 2020 00:49:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Simon Crotum
Email:
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you from:
Stansted
Comments:Yesterday's Judy/Stephen comment : apparently, a few haven't heard the word 'nooky' before; so an example for you. "The film 'Team America : World Police' (2004) featured graphic sex scenes between marionettes. If I had any interest in wooden sex with strings attached, I'd have got married. NO puppet nooky, PLEASE!"
July 10, 2020 03:36:25 (GMT Time)



Name:Previously Mrs. Judy Johnson (nee - Loftus Brown)
Email:
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you from:
Mid 50's to early 60's - Crouch Lane, Borough Green
Comments:Hello, Mr. Stephen Russell : I get the impression you are still a kind, considerate man - staying out of mischief! - and would not mention having a [made-up] headache when spurning romance. Hugs and nooky can ease the pain of a [genuine] headache. Like chocolate, hugs boost levels of serotonin, along with the hormones dopamine and oxytocin, all of which feed into our general sense of wellbeing. Nooky does this too but on a much grander scale. So when you have had a bad day with a niggling headache, self-medicate by wrapping yourself around a special loved one. Also, remember all those good times at Borough Green Invicta Youth Club!
July 9, 2020 22:00:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Marquis of Pikeyland
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you from:
Comments:Nice, easy, safe Seat of Course. Cor blimey, 'nuff ter keep yer upper lip twitchin'. Need ter clean a few winders...play me George Formby record...an' relax a bit, countin' me money.
July 7, 2020 17:50:44 (GMT Time)



Name:Marquis of Pikeyland
Email:
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you from:
Pikeyland Palace
Comments:Aah memories...an free cheese an spinach...an a nice, easy, safe TM Borough. I tell ya, can't bead it. Undreds n farsands av fanks all! S'great...would be, even wivart me piles n piles of moulah.
July 7, 2020 15:17:41 (GMT Time)



Name:Lord Touganhutt
Email:
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you from:
Woolwich at one time, an' Winfield Lane 'Opper 'Uts.
Comments:"Oh they say 'oppins lousy, I don't believe it's true; we only go darn 'oppin, to earn a bob a two.".... "What could be bedder than this? A nice 'ole cuddle n kiss, all 'neath the pale moonlight. Then some Tommy Tucker an' off to Uncle Ned. Oh what a luvverly night tonight. 'An we'd 'ad a good 'ole knees up at the Star wiv Joe Ashdarn n Mrs. Pegrum too, before that."
July 7, 2020 06:19:28 (GMT Time)



Name:Tony Collins
Email:
Where are
you from:
formerly Offham, Wrotham Sec'y School, and F. P. Caine Ltd...L. Terry & Co. Ltd was nearby quarry!
Comments:For those who are phoning me saying "I/we can't find nothing." ....A little group of 2 or 3 newish houses in Orwell Spike is the 'lasting memorial' to interesting George Orwell. And at one time Betts' Farm fields did stretch from Church Road, Offham to the end of Fartherwell Avenue, West Malling.
July 3, 2020 18:30:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Tony Collins
Email:
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you from:
Comments:Further info to that of Lord Touganhutt of Sellindge. Don't know where the Lord's blue plaque is, but George Orwell's is opposite West Malling railway station. He worked in the fields and slept rough during the summer months and in a *Spike (off St. Leonard's St. and still so called) during bad weather. *Orwell Spike (Workhouse). ME19 4PB. I've heard Lord Touganhutt isn't munching curly kale - something to do with his upper lip.
July 3, 2020 15:35:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Lord Touganhutt of Sellindge
Email:
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you from:
Comments:Famous me...I'm still gobbling down free baby spinach which was grown at Mr. Betts' West Malling farm. George Orwell would have been proud to tell people about that. When he returned from Burma, Mr. Orwell worked there as a salad crop picker.
July 3, 2020 02:06:52 (GMT Time)



Name:Tony Collins
Email:
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you from:
Comments:Even more about 'celebrity named' Boro' Green and W. Malling hairdresser, 'Mr. Raymond'... a Mr. Bligh, most incorrectly thought he was Mr. Blythe. Another old flame has informed me he was dyslexic...and his wife used to be regularly on holiday in France. So that's why I couldn't quite remember what she looked like...whereas, Mr. Raymond looked exactly the same, first time and last time I saw him - 17 years apart!
July 2, 2020 19:17:07 (GMT Time)



Name:Trusted Driver Marek
Email:
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you from:
Partly where I drive to and from
Comments:Saw the Lord on tele yesterday. He wasn't wearing a mask again.
July 1, 2020 14:17:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Lord Touganhutt of Sellindge
Email:
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you from:
I'm here and there - get about you know
Comments:I wonder if you could help me? I'm searching for settlements of Doukhobors for my photo reports. I've heard Gover Hill is a promising area to start. My trusted driver Marek will take details from you. Thank you so much. I can compensate you with frozen Beirut peacock, Wrotham mucus-producing cheese and West Malling baby spinach [needs triple washing]. Take care, don't remove your mask. This is a super website.
July 1, 2020 13:45:39 (GMT Time)



Name:Stevie Rissole
Email:
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you from:
formerly Western Rd., BG and Billy Butlin's, around the UK
Comments:How To Last Longer Naturally. NGI NFP [never give in - no f***ing point].
June 30, 2020 16:32:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Statistician, Professor Wm. Hardiman
Email:
Where are
you from:
Ightham
Comments:What's happening? zero spam for 8 hours.
June 26, 2020 23:21:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Barry Pilkington Slater
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you from:
Comments:During my 1954/55 arrival to Western Road, from Manchester, my neighbour and friend was Stephen Russell. His surname is not strictly Russell - Rissole is his correct name. Via French origin, it is from russeolus - Latin for rissole. On leaving Wrotham Secondary School he joined the Navy. One of his favourite aunts, from Ivy Hatch, expected him to become Rear Admiral Russell - however, that was not to be. After a comparatively brief time, all were happy when he returned to Boro' Green. During his mid-teens plus, his steady girlfriends were Margaret M. from Kemsing Road, Wrotham and Carol B. from Wrotham. They were understandably, very proud of him.
June 26, 2020 17:24:25 (GMT Time)



Name:Walter Pidgeon
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you from:
Pigeon's Green, Platt
Comments:Pigeon Lives Matter. Save Our Statues!
June 25, 2020 17:43:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Tony Collins
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you from:
Comments:More about Mr. Raymond. Jean the Receptionist mentioned she worked at Raymond's, West Malling for about a year, before getting married in 1966. It was some time before she realized Mr. Raymond couldn't read or write, so didn't cotton on to much in those days. Plus the fact for the last part of it, she had dreadful morning sickness - hiding that from all was a mission. In Borough Green and West Malling, I had never heard anything like that mentioned about Mr. Raymond. Jean said she hadn't told anyone else about this.
June 25, 2020 00:47:12 (GMT Time)



Name:Tony Collins
Email:
Where are
you from:
Borstal Village, via Offham and F. P. Caine Ltd.
Comments:During the late 1950's, I got my hair cut in a converted part of Manchester House in BG High St. It was named 'Raymond's', and run by 'Mr. Raymond' (a Mr. Bligh). Sandra Cripps, from Wrotham, cut men's hair and was alluring and popular. Men were also happy to see pretty Nona Judge, one of the ladies hairdressers. Nona had lived with her mum above Mr. F. J. Clark's grocery shop at No. 35 BG High St. At about this time, Mr. Raymond opened a hairdressers in West Malling High St. I believe Nona worked there for a while - does anyone know about this? The receptionist there during 1965 informed me that Mr. Raymond couldn't read or write. During the late sixties, David Bance had the Gent's section at the Raymond's, Manchester House, BG High St., location. Do you know if he was related to Peter Bance, Mike?
June 24, 2020 01:26:02 (GMT Time)



Name:Dolly Shaw, nee-Meisner
Email:
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you from:
Formerly Phen (Fen) Pond Road, Ightham
Comments:Do you have any current (21st Century) photos of famous Stephen Russell? A true heartthrob, he used to send so many girls/young ladies/women - including (hugely) myself! I feel excitement, while writing this. Thank you so much.
June 23, 2020 18:16:10 (GMT Time)



Name:Baron Guy Tugendhat
Email:
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you from:
Gay Paree, Republic of France
Comments:Following Forty Years of Inaction! Joe Biden : 'Trust me. I'll work for racial equality!'
June 21, 2020 13:15:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Peter Jacques
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you from:
Comments:Manny Macron : "I want to express the eternal gratitude of the French Republic to my look-alike, friendly 50 per cent Froggie/50 per cent Rost Bif, Terrific Tom Tugendhat. We are proudly presenting him with the 'De Luxe/de Gaulle' French window cleaning squeegee. It has a brass channel, with gold trim encrusted with diamonds and the most ergonomically designed handle the World has ever seen. He so much, more than fully deserves it.
June 19, 2020 03:36:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike
Email:Website
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you from:
Comments:I nearly deleted that one, it had so many asterisks I thought it was spam.
June 18, 2020 09:49:24 (GMT Time)



Name:Stephen Russell's Pedicurist
Email:
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you from:
Near where Mr. Russell's former girlfriend Margaret's aunt used to live; Appledore, Kent
Comments:Executive Order : ** Buy American, More Than Ever! (Signed) President Donald Trump.... ** President Trump's : Semi-permanent, orange and white make-up products from Gay Paree, France; Shirt from Bangladesh; Cuff links from Mexico; Tie from China; Jacket from Indonesia; Trousers from India; Socks from Turkey; and Shoes from Vietnam.... *** Ultra-smart Stephen, used to wear Italian-style clothing from Teddy Atkin's shop in Western Road, Borough Green.
June 17, 2020 17:57:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Steve Russell's Hair Stylist
Email:
Where are
you from:
Covent Garden, The Smoke
Comments:While occasionally chummy with lower classes, does Tom Tugendhat with the tweaks to his diminishing upper lip; grins/frowns and gait adjustment; give you the impression he is trying to look like an East Ashford, Willesborough window cleaner, from near where he grew up in the sleepy village of Sellindge? He has been known to hang around the Chatham area to take in the Kentish form of Cockney; so here and there we might hear him slipping in that accent and vocabulary. So doing, he seems to be thinking he can tap into securing the support of disillusioned Labourites. I've heard that his big admirer, fellow-toff Jacob Rees-Mogg, is considering a makeover copying Tom's adeptness. Are we about to witness the Frog and Mogg Show?
June 15, 2020 01:46:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Dr. Whet Faartz
Email:
Where are
you from:
Still locked-in at Downtown Dunks Green
Comments:President Donnie J. Trump : "I suppose all lives matter to someone at some time. But MY orange life....President of the most powerful ever country....King of the World - No ones life matters more than MINE. And I'm going to give Boris and you guys a really good deal, to prove I'm not selfish. Hope the Queen's enjoying a great Official Birthday. 'Bye for now."
June 13, 2020 18:34:53 (GMT Time)



Name:Elaine Ridsdale
Email:
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you from:
Ivy Hatch
Comments:Thanks for your and Dave's efforts in reinstating the 2007 to August 2018 comments. Amongst others from since that time, I've often heard mention of comments involving Tory twosome - the 'future' Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the up and coming BGPC Boy Wonder; Famous Steve Russell of course (a statue of him in the works?); and the wit and wisdom of DotDave, and Supermike. How soon might we be able to expect same comments back? I'm not pushing you! Thanks again, take care!
June 13, 2020 05:37:39 (GMT Time)



Name:Donald Bennett
Email:
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you from:
formerly Crow Hill. Borough Green
Comments:Marvellous Mike. From July 24, 2016. "Offending adverts now removed, I must admit it is many years since I had a spam infection like that - let's hope the perp gets the message." What is a perp? It used to be the sound made when someone in Miss Riley's BGPS infant's class broke wind. Perping...well perper extraordinaire, the famous Steve Russell will tell you all about it. Talented Steve was so good at it.
June 12, 2020 17:50:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike
Email:
Where are
you from:
Website
Comments:UP AND RUNNING AGAIN. FREESERVERS HAVE LOST ALL ENTRIES BACK TO 2005
June 11, 2020 16:10:52 (GMT Time)