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Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
« Reply #260 on: July 29, 2012, 08:31:58 pm »
In the sixties and seventies the Shoprite building on the right was the OK Bazaar. My brother and I absolutely loved going there, because of two exciting prospects:

1. It had lifts with a black lift operator, coolly flicking the control lever (brightly polished brass) either up or down, depending on whether the lift was required to move up or down. I remember his words as we'd get to the Second Floor, "Second Floor - Children's department; toys, hardware ...!"

2. The OK Bazaar had the ONLY escalator in the city and my little brother and I were on it for the duration of my parents' shopping in the building. It didn't have metal "steps", but ... wooden ones and we often tried going down it when it was moving up and vice versa.
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Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
« Reply #261 on: July 29, 2012, 08:44:47 pm »
Yip, that OK shopping trip was a highlight for us kids.
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Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
« Reply #262 on: July 30, 2012, 01:52:16 pm »
lekker op die dak ge-park ook........
 

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Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
« Reply #263 on: August 02, 2012, 08:28:20 am »
Only went in there once as a treat ( yes times were tough) as my uncle was an "Advokaat" in a building near it.

Seem to remember my mum not being impressed for some reason.

Also remember driving down to see the flood damage pictured earlier.

I remember one of those little Vespa 3 wheelers being sideways in a ditch.
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Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
« Reply #264 on: August 02, 2012, 08:32:23 am »
Always used to go from Newton Park to Main street with the bus then have a pie and gravy at the OK. Till today I still remember those as the best pie and gravy's I ever had. :drif:
 

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Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
« Reply #265 on: August 02, 2012, 08:41:16 am »
Ken julle Baaienaars vir Davies Motorcycles, ek dink hy was naby BKB in swartkops as ek reg onthou.

Hyt altyd aan ons plaas bikes gewerk. RV 90 en die XR200

Ek soek nog my pa se XR 200 terug, hy het destyds vir my pa gese die coil of CDI was foutief en kan nie reg gemaak word nie! Dit is n goeie 16 jaar terug!

Die bikes was meer by die mechanics as op die plaas!

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Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
« Reply #266 on: August 02, 2012, 08:44:22 am »
Davies Motorcycles is still in Pe being run by the son now though. :imaposer: Don't think there's much chance of getting the XR back after all this time.
 

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Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
« Reply #267 on: August 02, 2012, 11:03:08 am »
I've known Davie since I had my first 50. He's still around. Best wheel man in PE. I see him now and again and he is still his taciturn self. Has a farm in Elands River where I go play now and again.

Also had a XR 200 as a youngster, which I rode to pieces, and then gave to him as spares for all the stuff he did for me.
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Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
« Reply #268 on: August 02, 2012, 11:29:33 am »
In the sixties and seventies the Shoprite building on the right was the OK Bazaar. My brother and I absolutely loved going there, because of two exciting prospects:

1. It had lifts with a black lift operator, coolly flicking the control lever (brightly polished brass) either up or down, depending on whether the lift was required to move up or down. I remember his words as we'd get to the Second Floor, "Second Floor - Children's department; toys, hardware ...!"

2. The OK Bazaar had the ONLY escalator in the city and my little brother and I were on it for the duration of my parents' shopping in the building. It didn't have metal "steps", but ... wooden ones and we often tried going down it when it was moving up and vice versa.

Iewers, ek dink op die tweede vloer was 'n eetplek agter in die hoek. Jy't jou skinkbord gevat en in die ry af beweeg om jou kos te kry en dan het die tafels weer 'n spesiale rakkie gehad aan die kant waar jy die lee skinkbord kon sit.
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Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
« Reply #269 on: August 07, 2012, 12:11:27 pm »
So lekker om jou uitstekende 'post' van my ou 'home town' te lees.Ek het jou n persoonlike boodskap ook gestuur.
 

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Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
« Reply #270 on: August 07, 2012, 12:59:31 pm »
So lekker om jou uitstekende 'post' van my ou 'home town' te lees.Ek het jou n persoonlike boodskap ook gestuur.

Het hom gekry. Ons sal kuier as jy weer hier is.
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Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
« Reply #271 on: August 08, 2012, 10:02:04 pm »
Ek hoor hulle breek boetie Erasmus af. Dalk kan jy paar fotos kry. Lekker thread.
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Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
« Reply #272 on: August 08, 2012, 10:31:34 pm »
In the sixties and seventies the Shoprite building on the right was the OK Bazaar. My brother and I absolutely loved going there, because of two exciting prospects:

1. It had lifts with a black lift operator, coolly flicking the control lever (brightly polished brass) either up or down, depending on whether the lift was required to move up or down. I remember his words as we'd get to the Second Floor, "Second Floor - Children's department; toys, hardware ...!"

2. The OK Bazaar had the ONLY escalator in the city and my little brother and I were on it for the duration of my parents' shopping in the building. It didn't have metal "steps", but ... wooden ones and we often tried going down it when it was moving up and vice versa.

Iewers, ek dink op die tweede vloer was 'n eetplek agter in die hoek. Jy't jou skinkbord gevat en in die ry af beweeg om jou kos te kry en dan het die tafels weer 'n spesiale rakkie gehad aan die kant waar jy die lee skinkbord kon sit.

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Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
« Reply #273 on: August 24, 2012, 07:30:20 pm »
We had Friday drinks at Bridge Street Brewery at the bottom of Briekies. Lekker busy place that opened a while back.

They Bakens meandering gently to the sea. A few weeks back it was a raging river overflowing its banks.

Every morning I ride past this pretty row of houses in Upper Valley Rd.

...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
« Reply #274 on: August 25, 2012, 03:23:12 pm »
We had Friday drinks at Bridge Street Brewery at the bottom of Briekies. Lekker busy place that opened a while back.

Moved from CT to PE some seven months back. Have been really enjoying this awesome thread... And then...
Hey... That's us. Boomtown  :thumleft:   

Great picture, Jupiter.
Please email me your best resolution image... if you don't mind. It would be most appreciated.
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Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
« Reply #275 on: August 25, 2012, 03:33:54 pm »
We had Friday drinks at Bridge Street Brewery at the bottom of Briekies. Lekker busy place that opened a while back.

Moved from CT to PE some seven months back. Have been really enjoying this awesome thread... And then...
Hey... That's us. Boomtown  :thumleft:   

Great picture, Jupiter.
Please email me your best resolution image... if you don't mind. It would be most appreciated.
wayne [at] boomtown [dot] co [dot] za

Done. As long as I get the credits if you going to use it for anything  :ricky:
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Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (29/07/2012 - SAAF museum and More)
« Reply #276 on: August 25, 2012, 04:21:23 pm »
Ken julle Baaienaars vir Davies Motorcycles, ek dink hy was naby BKB in swartkops as ek reg onthou.

Hyt altyd aan ons plaas bikes gewerk. RV 90 en die XR200

Ek soek nog my pa se XR 200 terug, hy het destyds vir my pa gese die coil of CDI was foutief en kan nie reg gemaak word nie! Dit is n goeie 16 jaar terug!

Die bikes was meer by die mechanics as op die plaas!

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Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
« Reply #277 on: August 26, 2012, 03:41:54 pm »
Nice Jup :thumleft:
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Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
« Reply #278 on: August 26, 2012, 04:30:29 pm »
Sien nou eers die thread, dankie Jup.  Baie mooi fotos maar ek sien daar is baie wat net 'n "forbidden" ikoon wys?  Ek het in 1982 toe ek daar geswot het, daar in Central in 'n bitter mooi ou studente losieshuis gewoon.  My TT500 sommer op die stoep geparkeer. In daai dae kon mens die hele stad kruis en dwars deurstap, enige tyd van die dag of nag en dit was vir my mooi daar gewees.  Daai wind van julle het my soms amper mal gemaak as hy so onophoudelik dreun en fluit om die huise se hoeke.  Daar was altyd so 'n roadhouse oppie strand gewees by Summer strand dink ek, dink sy naam was Little Red Windmill of iets dergliks gewees.  Hy is seker laaaaankal nie meer daar nie.  Was altyd vir my lekker om daar na Alexandria se kant toe met my TT te ry, ja sommer so sonder ligte, speedo, flikkers en wat nog.  Nooit moeilikheid gekry nie.  Julle woon in 'n mooi dorp (stad?)
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Re: My Port Elizabeth and Roundabouts (24/8/12)
« Reply #279 on: August 26, 2012, 04:38:29 pm »
Het die 'forbidden' gesien. Weet nie hoekom nie. Daai roadhouse was Somethong Good. Betaan nie meer nie , maar daar is 'n pic van die gebou vroëer op die thread.
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

Build a sidecar they said. It will be fun they said. Ja-nee !