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Old 05-27-2013, 12:14 AM   #1
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The Eagle comic 'Battle of Britain' steam engine cut away picture.

I was looking at old 'Eagle' comics on line for ideas for my next tattoo when I found a great cut out picture of a 'Battle of Britain' class steam engine. I thought some of you might like it. Unfortunately the best picture I could find was on 'The Daily Fail' website.

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/200...05_800x340.jpg
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:36 AM   #2
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Brilliant.
Eagle,Beano and a couple others werte the highlight of the week for us kids back in the 50s.
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:24 AM   #3
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Brilliant.
Eagle,Beano and a couple others werte the highlight of the week for us kids back in the 50s.
It was the same as a kid of the late 70's and '80's. Kids don't know what they are missing out on these days!
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:36 AM   #4
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Brilliant.
Eagle,Beano and a couple others werte the highlight of the week for us kids back in the 50s.
My dad worked on the railway, In 1949 he earned £5.80p a week, Miners on the coal face were earning appox £20 per week + coal allowance.

We got the Beano and Dandy 2p each, we had to borrow The Eagle.

Our club has a collection of old comics, here are a few (just click on any comic for a bigger image).

http://www.outwoodcommunityvideo.co.uk/P_COMICS.html

Hope I am not breaking the forum rules?.

As a matter of interest how many tattoos have you?.

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Old 05-27-2013, 05:30 AM   #5
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Every Thursday me and my brother,got the Beano and Dandy,,sometimes the Eagle,used to like Dan Dare,,that was our highlight of the week lol,,how times have changed,,,highlight of the year,was a trip to Blackpool( via Woodhead )from Sheffield,we used to save our comics up for 2 week,to read on the trip.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:36 AM   #6
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Great memories of lots of those and my dad still had his collection of old Magnet comics from the 30s with Billy Bunter and all the Greyfriars mob which had been added to at RAF bases in the war.Wish I still had them all now ,worth a fortune.
We used to swop piles of the usual comics at school or buy them in piles at jumble sales. Not much homework got done and they were all dirt cheap
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...r_comic_strips
I see some on ebay
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Billy-Bunt...dult_s_Fiction

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Old 05-27-2013, 06:15 AM   #7
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I used to like The Bash Street Kids in The Beano.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:22 AM   #8
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I was looking at old 'Eagle' comics on line for ideas for my next tattoo when I found a great cut out picture of a 'Battle of Britain' class steam engine. I thought some of you might like it. Unfortunately the best picture I could find was on 'The Daily Fail' website.

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/200...05_800x340.jpg
The NRM at York took the idea one step further by sectioning a real steam loco!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30454354@N06/5250485928/
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2669866

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Old 05-27-2013, 06:45 AM   #9
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I used to like The Bash Street Kids in The Beano.
Olive, their dinner lady, used to moonlight at my school. Our meals were pretty grim at times...I was, and possibly am still, a member of the "Dennis The Menace Fan Club" The proper one, not that American imposter with blond hair.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:03 AM   #10
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The Eagle with Dan Dare, The Beano with Dennis the Menace and The Bash Street Kids, The Dandy with Desperate Dan... Then came 2000AD with Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, ACE Trucking and Slaine and the occasional Commando!!!! Oh what great days they were!
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:14 AM   #11
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Olive, their dinner lady, used to moonlight at my school. Our meals were pretty grim at times
The Kids

DANNY
ERBERT
FATTY
PLUG
SIDNEY
SMIFFY
TOOTS
WILFRED
CUTHBERT
TEDDY
ELLA
JIMMY
GASBAG

Others

TEACHER
HEADMASTER
JANITOR
WINSTON
OLIVE
MRS TEACHER
TECHNO
THE BLOB STREET KIDS
THE POSH STREET KIDS

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Old 05-27-2013, 09:20 AM   #12
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Another miss-spent youth,,or very good memory lol.My favorite was "Keyhole Kate",,looked like next doors daughter,,and i still have "Cow Pie" lol
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:27 AM   #13
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I had to resort to Wiki rob although I could remember a good 60% of them.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:18 AM   #14
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The Eagle,marvellous comic and now my Eagles (Crystal Palace) 1-0 up against Watford.
Palace for the Premiership ? Still one half of extra time to go. Edge of seat stuff.

Yeah they did it. The Eagle flies again.

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Old 05-27-2013, 04:08 PM   #15
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I just opened my 1955 copy of "The Observers Book of Railway Locomotives of Britain" - obviously not a comic but a great trip back to nostalgia. Great drawings and photo of most UK locos up to that date. Withe even a plate telling you how to identify a loco.

Who could ever forget the Mekon?


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