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Bill & Helen Thompson - Milton Avenue

Hi, I'm looking for any info about Bill and Helen Thompson, distant relatives of mine. I lived with them briefly at 10(?) Milton Avenue around 1974 when I first moved to London from Australia . Bill was with the liberating troops at Bergen-Belsen (?) and rescued Helen. Thank you, Michele Tayler gofish310@yahoo.com

Thu Sep 03

Hi Shirley I went to the Windsorette stage school in the fifties and loved it I remember all the shows we did especially The Royal Albert Hall and all the lovely friends I made would love to hear from you my email address is Jean Steele

Thu Nov 21

Hi Shirley I went to the Windsorette stage school in the fifties and loved it I remember all the shows we did especially The Royal Albert Hall and all the lovely friends I made would love to hear from you my email address is Jean Steele

Thu Nov 21

Valerie A Smith

Hi Janet please contact me on ********2 i am her grandson.

Thu Oct 17

East Ham Redfern Utd FC

Hi Mick

I played with you for Redfern. In fact we were at EHGS together.

I have a team photo taken over the flats with us both in it with Ken Gibson who occassionally gave me a lift to matches on the back of his scooter!

Wed Sep 18

When exactly did Doris Martin die? I have lots of memories too. I was there from 1958 - 63, only left because we moved away. I can remember Gillian, Christene x 2, Sally, Mavis, Phillip (whom I am still in touch with) my name was Janet Walsingham.

Fri Jul 05

I went to Doris Martin dance, from 1958 - 1963. We may know each other, my name then was Janet Walsingham. I have one picture taken at Doris place of work, after a show there. If you want a copy.

Fri Jul 05

Scottmaureen@comcast.net

Tue Jun 11

Irene, my email address is

Tue May 07

Irene , my Email address is

Tue May 07

Irene - I saw your post and remember you so well from Milton Ave. we were friends and played together. I’m Maureen Nolan now Scott. I live in the U.S. How are you after all these years? Love to hear back from you. What is your email address.

Tue May 07

Hi I am Jean Steele nee Westwood I also went to the Windsorettes during the fifties iremember Harvey Saints Shirley Bayes Jean Stanton Maureen Salzburg Shirley Sherwood Shiella Shirley and several others still dance whenever I can

Tue Apr 02

Hi my name is Jean Steele nee Westwood i was also a member of the Windsorettes during the fifties great times and so many lovely memories still dance whenever I can my email address is

Fri Mar 01

Hi my name is Jean Steele nee Westwood i was also a member of the Windsorettes during the fifties great times and so many lovely memories still dance whenever I can my email address is

Fri Mar 01

Re Doris Martin dance academy

I posted something only yesteday about Doris Martin. Bright red hair with a Great Dane and a poodle in Milton Ave in the 60’s.

Mon Feb 18

Seeking photos some sort of celebration in Greenman pub gardens post WW2

I am trying to find a photo (to get a copy) it was of a largish group photo of neighbours from Milton Ave and close areas. Don’t remember what we were celebrating but in the photos was a flag probably a Union Jack and maybe we were all celebrating the end of the war, though I’m not sure? I was then Irene Biggs and my brothers and I were all in the photo. Think my mum was alsonin the pic along with other local adults and their children.

Wed Feb 13

Good.

Sun Sep 23

Maureen Butcher / Mary Butcher - Windsorettes

My aunt Maureen and my late Nan Mary were part of the Windsorette Troupe who also performed at a pantomime in Brighton alongside Norman Wisdom. My Aunt Maureen (now Salmon) is looking to reunite with her Troupe if possible. If you have any information, please email

Wed Aug 15

Me too but in the sixties

Sat Jun 02

Me too but in the sixties

Sat Jun 02

mulvanertys@aol.com

I went to Doris Martin in the sixties and gutted that I don’t have any photos

Sat Jun 02

activities.willows@canfordhealthcare.co.uk

Hi There,

My name is Elaine and I work for a nursing care home in Romford Essex.

I was given your advert regarding tracking down the dance troop from the 40’s and 50’s called the Windsorettes.

We currently have a resident residing at Willows who was in a dance troop called the Windsoettes. Now I have asked her about it and unfortunately she is unable to give me dates of when she was in the troop but she did share with me some of her experiences. If you feel this would be of any help to you please contact me via email:

Tue Mar 06

Doris Martin

Yes I was with her from age 3, 1967- 1977.Saturday morning must have been noisy for her neighbours, 20+ pairs of tapping feet from 9-2pm. We also did ballet&acrobatics. I was thinking of her today that is how found this.She had patience, even when trying to teach one routine to a few people and the others waiting/talking.I use to be part of the troupe, did romantic duets when young but partner left, and the comedic solo. Memories:a girl called Jill, she tapdanced en pointe (on her toes in balletshoes) I was hooked!;Miss Martin's arthritic looking hands dancing all over the keyboard;her stack of song sheets;photos of her ex-pupils one use chairs,backbend to pick up an apple.There was one of our whole troupe.I remember we were all seated, in costume, on a winding staircase. There was one portrait photo of a young man in (world war) uniform, always wondered if brother or fiance but never asked. Loving memories of 'Miss Martin days' with great affection RIP xxx

Sun Oct 15

Marlene Carmody

Does anyone know what happened to a well known Irish woman called Marlene carmody known in Areas such As forest gate & plastiow , lived in East Ham from the early 70s to the late/mid 90s

Mon Jul 10

The Windsorettes Dance Troupe

Dear Dan,

My name is Violet Shaves (nee Clarke) and got the information about the Windsorettes from a friend.I was in the troupe during the war years and for a little time afterwards. I remember all of the names you mentioned and have been in touch with Eileen Bates for the last couple of years.She lives in Dorset and we are always talking about the time in the troupe and wonder how many are still alive.I am writing this on my 91st birthday and Eileen is 93.Have a scrapbook of lots of the shows we did,programmes and photos falling to bits, but great memories.

We performed in most of the London Theatres (Hackney Empire,Theatre Royal Stratford, Golders Green Hippodrome etc) and also the London Parks for the 'Holidays at Home' and of course the Air Raid Shelters!

I am not on the internet so could you write to me with any information you have. Should love to hear from you.

Kind regards,

(Mrs) Violet J.Shaves, KISMET, 7 Church Road,Newton Flotman,NR15 1QB

Thu Feb 02

Hello.

I was a member of the younger windsorettes and remember all of the shows we used to do. Can't remember what we were called. Could have been the windsorettes babes. We practised at Woodward Hall, until it burnt down and then the hall over the co-op on the bridge. I particularly remember Miss Pat and Miss Sheila. I started as a moth on the windsorettes float in the carnival and danced for years with the troupe. I remember wanting to grow big enough so that I could do the can-can with the "big" girls. I also remember Brian, who I think was the only male in the group. He also used to sing. Names I can remember are Carol Potter and Pauline Salisbury. There was also a girl whose mother made all of the costumes, I think her name was Mrs. Bird. I loved the dancing bit, but hated doing the shows.

Wed Sep 23

Hello.

I was a member of the younger windsorettes and remember all of the shows we used to do. Can't remember what we were called. Could have been the windsorettes babes. We practised at Woodward Hall, until it burnt down and then the hall over the co-op on the bridge. I particularly remember Miss Pat and Miss Sheila. I started as a moth on the windsorettes float in the carnival and danced for years with the troupe. I remember wanting to grow big enough so that I could do the can-can with the "big" girls. I also remember Brian, who I think was the only male in the group. He also used to sing. Names I can remember are Carol Potter and Pauline Salisbury. There was also a girl whose mother made all of the costumes, I think her name was Mrs. Bird. I loved the dancing bit, but hated doing the shows.

Wed Sep 23

Went there on a visit from school about '67, had loads of free samples

Mon Jan 26

Kempton road

Anyone know any thing of a family called Botham, used to live at 16 Kempton road until about late 70's

Especially trying to locat Jean Botham, born November 1950, since married and has lived in Basildon.

E mails welcome

Mon Jan 26

linda winters

Nee, Linda Winters,married to Peter ? lived before getting married in Vicaridge Lane East Ham moved to flat corner of Rutland Rd. and Katherine Rd. East Ham.

Father had a grocery shop in Green St. Forest Gate.

Mon Jan 26

windsorettes

I was a member of the troupe from 1954 onwards and my mother also performed with them. I remember quite a few names espite the fact that I was only 5 when I joined and was only one of three boys I believe. It was a good time and I would love to hear if there are any other members out there.

Thu Dec 18

windsorettes

I was a member of the troupe from 1954 onwards and my mother also performed with them. I remember quite a few names espite the fact that I was only 5 when I joined and was only one of three boys I believe. It was a good time and I would love to hear if there are any other members out there

Wed Dec 17

Does anyone know the whereabouts of Linda Winters married a Peter ? .Linda used to live in White horse lane East Ham then moved to a flat above a doctors surgery on the corner of Plashet Road and Rutland road East Ham after they married.

Thu Nov 20

What is Ouland road in East Ham like? Considering a house swap to there

Mon Sep 22

peterawilkinson@yahoo.co.uk

Beleive Wayne was the youngest of the Foster family he had a sister Carole and a brother Richard his mum and dad were Dick and Gladys !They lived at Milton avenue but can't help you on their whereabouts now!

Sun Mar 23

peterawilkinson@yahoo.co.uk

Need small flat roof approx 3x3 needs reboarding and felting only local new city road e13 wondering if handyman could do this ? Tel.**** 947 526

Email peterawilkinson @yahoo.co.uk

Sat Mar 22

peterawilkinson@yahoo.co.uk

Regular handyman required for landlord ! Retired person would suit as nothing major or heavy ! Phone **** 947 526

Email:

Mon Mar 17

Peterawilkinson@yahoo.co.uk

I lived at 168 Milton avenue (Wilkinson) I remember families Nolan's Foster Thompson Smees cardinal's Swords panruckers and many more still in east ham and my mother who is 92 is still there but not Milton ave. we used to play in the street run outs Chinese cricket hopscotch and many more ! Woul like to hear from others who were there around 1955

Email:

Mon Mar 17

Reid family

Trying to find daughter of William Reid, he was Scottish and was married to Martha. She passed away within 3 years of their Daughter Daisy being born. She has two older brothers William and Walter. They were separated after their Mother died. Anyone with connections please email me Thankyou.

Thu Feb 27

Hi, I do not know when you put your message on line,but my name is Shirley Frapwell nee Bayes. I was a member of the Windsorettes from 1945 until 1955. I am in contact with some members when we had a reunion about six years

ago. I remember Eileen Bates name and was the dance

partner to George Bedford who used to sing in the group.

Would love to hear more from you. Shirley

Email address;

Sat Feb 01

Violet May Lillian Scott B.1915 d.2009

Violet married Benjamin Amor i 1941 and up to 1965 I found a record of them living in East Ham (latest 52 Gillett Rd). After that I found a death record by which time she was living in, or died in Reading.

Around the time of WW1 my grandfather, Walter Scott married a Florence Handon and they had Violet. My grandfather got an 'army divorce' later as Florence had a child by another man, whilst my grandfather served in France. The family did not know of Violet and I only found this information recently as I researched our family ancestry.

Does anyone know anything of Violet and her family? Or any idea of the Reading connection? Thanks.

Wed Jan 15

east ham v forest gate

hi,

i lived in east ham for many years, and moved out about 10 years ago. its a bit run down and filled with all sorts of people from many different backgrounds, the main residents being South Indian (think Kerala, Tamil, etc) and a more recent mix of eastern european.

However, I don't think you are moving to east ham, as you stated you would be a few blocks away from upton park station....this is forest gate (near to east ham, but a different part of town) more white, black and north indian as well as pakistani people...in my opinion, its s nicer and a little cleaner area to be in, with good range of shops and eateries nearby

Good luck with the move, email me if you need any more help

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Fri Dec 27

I started work at Austins of East ham in 1957, to find out more, and pictures, go to Google search engine, press images, type in Austin joinery works East ham, then when the pictures appear, click on the lorries delivering pictures, this should show you pictures of the factory, if you type in search. In June

Sat Nov 23

I worked at Austins. After in 1957, go to Google images, type in Austin joinery works East ham, you should get some pictures of lorries delivering window frames, click on one of these and you certainly some pictures of their factory

Sat Nov 23

Gina

I live in east ham and it's fine. People are friendly. Newham council need a bit of a nudge about the services but if you look at the crime stats, they are actually on par with places in west london. Central Park is lovely and has a lovely little cafe. Like everywhere in London espc east just don't walk far at night by yourself.

Thu Sep 05

Living in eastham

Just responding to buying and living in eastham. We bought in eastham and it's a great place to live. We were massively out priced of walthamstow and leyton, so we decided to take a risk and buy in eastham. I feel the decision we made was a good one. We live near Central Park and the area is lovely.. A wonderful cafe in the middle 'the kitchen table' and a cool arty space/gallery 'red door studios' really contributes to a community feel. Also zone 3, so not far to the centre. And although no regeneration plans yet, after west ham move that's prime real estate land so who knows what will happen. Needless to say we're more than happy with easthams prospects, plus we bought a lovely house for the same price as a flat so no leasehold! It's London after all and houses are hard to come by..

Sun Aug 25

Living in eastham

Just responding to buying and living in eastham. We bought in eastham and it's a great place to live. We were massively out priced of walthamstow and leyton, so we decided to take a risk and buy in eastham. I feel the decision we made was a good one. We live near Central Park and the area is lovely.. A wonderful cafe in the middle 'the kitchen table' and a cool arty space/gallery 'red door studios' really contributes to a community feel. Also zone 3, so not far to the centre. And although no regeneration plans yet, after west ham move that's prime real estate land so who knows what will happen. Needless to say we're more than happy with easthams prospects, plus we bought a lovely house for the same price as a flat so no leasehold! It's London after all and houses are hard to come by..

Sun Aug 25

Living in eastham

Just responding to buying and living in eastham. We bought in eastham and it's a great place to live. We were massively out priced of walthamstow and leyton, so we decided to take a risk and buy in eastham. I feel the decision we made was a good one. We live near Central Park and the area is lovely.. A wonderful cafe in the middle 'the kitchen table' and a cool arty space/gallery 'red door studios' really contributes to a community feel. Also zone 3, so not far to the centre. And although no regeneration plans yet, after west ham move that's prime real estate land so who knows what will happen. Needless to say we're more than happy with easthams prospects, plus we bought a lovely house for the same price as a flat so no leasehold! It's London after all and houses are hard to come by..

Sun Aug 25

Eastham rumours of regeneration

Hi has anybody else heard of the regeneration plans for the west ham ground?. Good investment for the future me thinks! With lovely houses the Central Park area looks set to be one of the next up and coming areas..

Wed Aug 21

Come And Support The Newest Team In The Ryman North League

Come and support Barkingside Fc next season

Barkingside Fc finished runners up in the Essex Senior League and won the Essex Senior League league cup.

The team play there homes games at

The Oakside Stadium,

Station Road

Barkingside

Essex

IG6 1NB

literally behind Barkingside tube station

The Club are always looking for new supporters and sponsors.

Mon Jun 10

Come And Support The Newest Team In The Ryman North League

Come and support Barkingside Fc next season

Barkingside Fc finished runners up in the Essex Senior League and won the Essex Senior League league cup.

The team play there homes games at

The Oakside Stadium,

Station Road

Barkingside

Essex

IG6 1NB

literally behind Barkingside tube station

The Club are always looking for new supporters and sponsors.

Thu Jun 06

Upton Park Boleyn Ground

Hi,

Does anybody know what will happen to Boleyn ground after West Ham leaves?

Thu May 02

Upton Park Boleyn Ground

Hi,

Does anybody know what will happen to Boleyn ground after West Ham leaves?

Thu May 02

netbal

ik wil graag netbal gaan doen

Wed Apr 10

East Ham - old sweet Factory

The factory was Trebor's, by Katherine Road.

Fri Apr 05

East Ham looking for Wayne Foster

Hi does anyone knows the whereabouts of Wayne Foster. He lives not too far from the old sweet factory can't remember the name of the road, between the early 80's

Sun Mar 31

Hello

Hello mate, I can do your daily routines and even small jobs which you need. you can contact me on ********9

Sat Mar 02

austins timber east ham

Does anybody know what austins was previously

Sat Feb 16

Austins of East Ham

my late grandfather William 'Bill' Bilby was a driver there for many years, Apart from the many tales he would tell of his journeys, often driving huge pre-made timber frames for houses around the country, i dont know anything about the place.

Sat Feb 16

usman bacha langdon high

does anyone know where Usman Bacha moved to? I think he stilleaves in byron AVENUE NO 83. ANY ONE SEEN HIM??GOLGO @HOTMAIL.CO.UK

Thu Oct 04

hi

I am a handyman living in Eastham plz cont me

Sun Sep 23

NOT REGESTERED?

did you know it was illegal to advertise childcaring , unless you are a regestered childminder, and have been police checked!!!

Sun Aug 26

ALL CHANGE FOR UPTON PARK

There is a newly published book called "All Change for Upton Park." It is 400 pages of recollections of a childhood lived in Upton Park 1943 - 1959. Price £13.90 (inc p&P), you can obtain a copy by going to www.allchangeforuptonpark.co.uk or calling at Newham Bookshop on Barking Road.

Contact author Steve Derby on ****-****1 if you would like to know more. Sorry folks, that's me!!!!

Thu Aug 16

REDFERN UTD - PHOTO

Hi, Mick,

I too played for Redfern Utd and still have a team photo taken on Wanstead Flats. We're both in it and names are on back .

If you can work out a way of doing it I'd be happy to email or post a copy to you.

Fri Jul 27

The Wynsorettes

The Wynsorettes one of whom was named Sheila taught tap, ballet and acrobatic dancing in the old Woodward Hall at the back of Woodward Library on Sat mornings. Hop shuffle bang bang was the time step but I was useless at cartwheels, Think the classes were something like 1/- (5np) but good fun.

Sat May 26

Windsorettes

When I was a little girl I am sure I was a member of The Windsorettes....at least that was what my mother told me. I couldn't remember it myself. (She said I was due to be on stage as a tiny tap dancer but I had a screaming fit asking for my Mum and that was the end of my stage career).

Fri May 11

Jean Stanton Windsorettes

My Mother in- Law knows Harvey Saints, she was with the Troupe in the late 40's and 50's. she remembers Harvey and that he went to Cambell School.

Contact.

Mon Apr 09

I lived in East Ham (south) from 1944 until 1966. The women were housewives. Their doorsteps and frontage were cleaned every day, brass cleaned. The owned scrubbing brushes - it was the British way of life. No washing machines, just a boiler and mangle in the garden. My house was very clean, Mother worked very hard. She also had a job in a local bakery whilst my two brothers and I attended school. We had to polish the cuttlery (not silver) every sunday. Standards have fallen, along with our beautiful country.

Mon Apr 09

How does one post

How does one post on here

Wed Mar 07

My dad Harvey Saints sung and danced with this troupe from late 1940s till around 1955/6, he is still tapping away when he gets near a tiled floor and is waiting to be discovered!!! Does anyone remember him?

Wed Oct 26

i remember doris martins dance acadamy i too used to go to her dance classes i the late sixties and i to remember the dog that sat on the baby grand in the front window.Dors Martin also had a great dane and a small poodle that her mother used to look after in the back room while we practiced our dancing in her front room lots of happy memories

Tue Sep 27

hi

my nan jean stanton was a windsorette from approx 1941 onwards. She was 1 of the 12 bridesmaids at maureen murphy's wedding to jerry( an american), she also took lessons at woodward hall,beacontree.

hope this helps

joe

Sun Sep 11

Thu Apr 21

hi

im also new, could we converse each other actually ive no one here

Mon Jan 31

yes, lived in Milton Ave from the '40's til early 79's.

Thu Jan 20

RE Ernald Athlectic Boys club

I played football for them in the sixties but my memories are limited i can remember some the players Ted Slaughter,Jimmy Collard,Roy Brough,Roger Crocker but would like to know more results ,players wether we won anything etc

Mon Oct 25

Handyman Joe - Thanks Paul

Hi Paul,

Any chance of contacting Joe through a number and is a local chap who lives around East Ham.

Really appreciate this lead. Many thanks

Thu Aug 26

Hi Ash

try handymanjoe,great guy and very reliable too

Sat Aug 21

East Ham Handyman

Does anyone know of a good reliable handyman who can attend to small jobs like replacing a washer, leak in a u trap, fit a lock on a door, fix a gutter pipe which has dropped. I am prepared to pay a minimum of £20 for a job even if it takes 5 minutes. Just need someone I can rely on to do any job well without the hassle.

Thu Aug 19

Hi, Mick!

Not sure if the club still exists but I usd to play against Redfern. I kept goal for Kendalwood Utd., based at the Methodist church in High Street South.

A Redfearn player joined us - Brian Coyne. Not the most elegant of players, he knew how to score goals, so I was glad he joined us!!!

Thu Jul 22

East London guy 28 years xfactor_guy@live.com

Hi!!

Am Sam 28 yrs guy from East London.. Eastham, spent all my life in East London like to meet like minded people.

Girls i have no problems in race, age or ethic, all am looking for is Female nice and humble heart.

please add me on msn

Thu Jul 01

East Ham Palace

The palace was beside East Ham Station on the corner of Burgess Road. I don't remember when it closed but it was taken over by C@A's and was this for many years until C@A went out of buisiness.

Sat Jun 19

Oh! Boy, does this bring back memories... my friends Mum used to be an usherette at East Ham Palace, and as long as we could sneek past the woman in the kiosk, we were 'home and dry' and in for free... her Nan used to board the acts from the Palace as she lived in Burgess Road. It was a very 'sorry' day that they demolished that theatre and built a C.A. in it's place...

Thu Jun 17

phone number for wags gym, romford rd?

Hi i used to train at wags gym on romford rd, from '98 to 2000, then i went to the US. im from east ham, and im bak now. i was wondering , is the place still open? if anyone has the telephone number, pls let me know. Theres a pint in it for ya. ta

Mon Jun 14

Shaftesbury School

One of my sons went to Shaftesbury and my late husband went there in the 50s do you remember the Coe family

Sun Jun 13

Hindi books, children

Does anyone know where I can buy books for my older baby, written in Hindi, or in English and Hindi. I wouldn't mind children's books if I can't get hold of baby books.

Thanks, Louise.

Sat Jun 12

football

hi i am interested in playing. i play left as well as right wing, i am quick and skillfull. Please mail me the time and place where your team trains? Mail-me

Tue Jun 08

Was that the only place in East Ham that had boxing as I remember my Mum said she sold programmes at the boxing when her cousin was boxing Bandsman Blake must have been in the 1930s

Sun Jun 06

I lived in East Ham 1955-1964 and it was a really nice area the houses and gardens were well kept

Sun Jun 06

Football team Shaftesbury Old Boys

I found a photo of my Grandfather, father and uncle and on the ball had Shafetsbury Old Boys 1925-26 does anyone know anything about the team Also my great grand father built houses about 1910 can anyone tell me when 26/28/30 Mafeking Ave houses were built

Sun Jun 06

east Ham East Ham palace

IVe got an original program from the palace dated 1907 complete with adds on the inside. Full of names youll know. If you want Ill email both sides for nothing. Its great.

Tue Jun 01

would you be maureen meader? if so im jeannie e16

Tue May 18

i dont know of any clubs in east ham, but if you get the 147 bus to canning town it is a three minute walk back on yourself to caxton st north called the pea cock gym well known, well used and well recomended a lot of famous boxers often visist there, they have a bronze statue outside of one of our local boys who was a boxer called bradley stone. they even do fitness there for men and women, hope this has been of help.

Tue May 18

I lived in the bottom end of Milton Ave. Near Katherine Road. As a kid I was one of those tappers. And yest there was a big dog in the window - it used to sit on top of a piano.

Sat May 15

TRY USEING A TARDIS....

Fri Apr 23

TRY USEING A TARDIS....

Fri Apr 23

I remember Doris Martin's dance Academy,simply because i use to live in Milon Avenue as a child.I can remember hearing the children going down the road & you could hear tap tap tap,as they were wearing tap shoe's,and many a time i use to pass by and hear them.I can also remember the dog that use to sit in the window at the front of the house.

Fri Apr 23

I used to get sweets from Trebors late 60s-70s too

I was at Shaftesbury 68-72 and the lollypop man would give us a bag of sweets now and then. I think his name was Arthur. Do you or anyone else, remember when Trebors paper store went up in flames? Or do you remember when Trebor had a glucose delivery and it would spill onto the pavement. Man it was such great fun walking through the sticky gloop on the pavement. Happy days!

Mon Apr 05

Need Female Friends 07522679901

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Sat Feb 27

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Sat Feb 27

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