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Season's Greetings

May I wish all contributors to this great site a very happy Christmas and a happy, healthy and rewarding 2008. It's been wonderful catching up with former friends and reading the many varied comments and opinions - keep 'em coming in the new year.


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And same to thee and rest o' KBGS Old Boys

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-61

Current location (optional) Haworth now Blue Mountains in Australia

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...for anyone fancying a doo-wap Christmas, cut and paste the link...Happy Holidays...!

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Seasons greetings from New Zealand too. This link is certainly proving popular with old boys and I enjoy the contact. Alan,thanks for the link. It's one I have received in the past but had lost it. Best wishes to all on here.May you all enjoy a happy Christmas and a healthy New Year. Cheers.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 47-51

Current location (optional) Auckland,NZ

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Allan, the link is brilliant - DOO WAP to you too!


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Yes! Superb, Allan. And your voice has improved since Colne too.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-65

Current location (optional) leeds

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Time for a Rhyme

Bashing out a carol
beside an empty barrel
in a kitchen hotter than the Isthmus
is no way to be spending Christmas.
The turkey's overdone
and the spuds not yet begun,
the stuffing’s a disaster
that tastes like walling plaster,
the sprouts have gone all soggy
and Grandad's feeling groggy.
His new -bought Christmas slippers
smell like Whitby kippers
as they smoulder from the heat
where he tries to warm his feet
before a yule log fire
that blazes like a Hindu pyre.
The telly 's on the blink
and all that's left to drink
is something that is pink
or a filthy foreign gin
with a splash of orange in.
There's nothing for the singers
for the wassail that they bring us.
They wont enjoy just tinsel;
perhaps these pies of mince'll
satisfy their greeds-
unless they've other needs.

What a wondrous festive day
when everything I say
in some peculiar way
seems to rhyme
every time.
I must be a poet
and don't know it!

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That song is by the Drifters. Paul Jones played it on the Blues programme last week.

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Enjoy the Christmas and New Year festivities.

If you begin to feel "Victor Meldrew ish" just put


into your machine and enjoy

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 50-55

Current location (optional) KEIGHLEY

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I also send greetings to all Old Boys for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
I will be off line from tomorrow until Jan 2nd, then also from 11th to 25th in Far East, though I may get chance on a hotel computer. I am also hoping to see our Webmaster in Singapore

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, from Singapore!