Tuesday, 8 August 2006

I got an answer !

Well I heard ,back from Lisa ,at the Peterborough Evening Telegraph,our local daily paper , it calls it self' evening ',but gets here at lunch time ! I like to read it each day ,it keeps me in touch with what is happening in Peterborough and surrounding areas .....I always read the Hatch ,Match and Despatch ...and if we're not in the obit' column ,we live to fight another day Lisa from the paper ,E- mailed me to say they would be using my contribution  next week,and that the Features department would also be in touch ,regarding the fifty years aniversary of the fire ,fifty years, you know ! and I can remember it ouch ! we had a reunion after thirty years ,and that was nearly twenty years ago ,I am getting more and more depressed as I write this !....I emailed some news paper cuttings I had scanned and copyed to my files . 

Still I suppose  its history and our duty to record what we know ,so much has been lost ,as we ,who are interested in geneology realise ,I often wish I had asked more questions as a child ,the only thing when I was little ,children were meant to be seen and not heard ....

                                                                    Well since I'm beginning to waffle ,I will close now and go and cook some dinner ,Have a good evening everyone ...  

                                                            

25 comments:

jeanno43 said...

Jan, that is wonderful.  Give yourself a pat on the back, you should feel proud.  Wish we could all have a copy of that paper but knowing you you will try and scan it for us.  Whoo hoo, fame again!
http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

sybilsybil45 said...

Tahnks Jan. I am so glad that the paper is going to use your ifo.  It is so important to keep the youngsters informed of what happened years ago. Like you we wish we had asked all the questions when we were younger. There is no hope now as all the "old" ones in the family are gone
Looking forward to your next "news"
Sybil

sugarsweet056 said...

CONGRATS!!!! WOO HOO, happry fer ya!
Hugs, Sug

jckfrstross said...

wow i hope you put the articule in your journal:) have a good evening

Deb

oddb0dkins said...

More fame eh? How do you cope with it, lol? You're right though, it's good to keep the history flowing for future generations. Well done you. B. x

ally123130585918 said...

Jan how good is that ~ looking forward to reading your article ~ I know you will scan it for us ~ and yes it is important to record our history for future generations ~ Ally

sdrogerson said...

good news hope you are going to scan it all in for us

stevietwain said...

Oh wow, congratulations hun!!
Can't wait to see it!!

Lv Stevie
xxx

jaymact1 said...

Great news Jan to become a published author wow. Look forward to seeing the item.  Love Joan

siennastarr said...

Wow!!  Congratulations Jan!  

I try to stay away from the obits..   :(  I keep seeing more and more people I know dying..   doesn't look promising..  :/


Hugs,
Jackie

astra1547 said...

Hi Jan...
I would like to see what you had wrote for the newspaper...

Astra!

salonrose123 said...

Well done.....looking forward to reading it!!
Hugs,xxx

jlocorriere05 said...

I look forward to seeing the article Jan! I never read the obits, every time I have I see some one I know has died! I often wish I'd asked more questions when I was little but I expect I would have been told not to be nosey! Jeannette xx  

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jan - and well done you, i look forward to reading the article (cos i just know it will appear here on your journal).   History is very important and we should all be recording it...... have you written a book about your family?
Luv Jayne x

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Hi Jan,
Glad to hear you are contributing! Sounds like something very important to me.
Dianna

aniracj said...

Oh Jan. with all your fame we are going to have to pay to talk to you soon, LOL!!! How much do you want? Cheap at any price cos you are a very special lady, and to be able to remember 50 years ago.....................! I vaguely remember being 4 and listening to Great Balls of Fire - my aunt's favourite record at the time - ('scuse the pun) but that is about it and that was 48yrs ago so I will have to wait till I am 54 to see if I still remember it, LOL!

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,so pleased they are going to print your artical in the ET ,can you save the cutting that I couldn't read in last times entry.Fifty years ago ,you can't believe it ,I know I was just a bit of a kid when you went for your interview!!!........Love Jeanxx  PS I must have pressed the button on the last entry twice!!!!

archplop said...

Hello, sorry to bother you. I'm a journalist working at John Lewis Peterborough. I'm also writing an article on the fifty year anniversary of the fire at Robert Sayle, and came across your journal by doing a search on google. I've spoken to a few Partners who worked at both the old Robert Sayle and the one in the Queensgate centre when it opened in 1982 and the story is continuing to fascinate me as a piece of history.

I've spoken to our archivist in Stevenage who has given me a few photos of Robert Sayle, plus some press clippings, which I am also using to to do an extended feature on the anniversary for next week's magazine. I would be interested to know if you would like to help us with the article, or indeed see  some of the photos/clippings we have at our end. If so, you can contact me at chronicle_peterborough@johnlewis.co.uk.

Regards

Andrew Brassleay
Assistant Editor
John Lewis Peterborough Chronicle

kaydeejay5449 said...

Wow!  A celebrity in our midst!  I'm so impressed.  Can't wait to read the article.  Hope you publish it in your journal!
Kathy

wldconnie said...

So now you are a famous journalist! Well done Jan. It is good to know people are interested in your past memories. Luv Conniex

faircolleen said...

Well done YOU Jan!! I had an article in the paper. . i was really proud too. What next for you Jan. . I think you need your own column in the paper. . sales will go through the roof!

danielle89061 said...

Hi, just came accross your blog as it was one of the ones featured on the AOL Blogs page, and just wanted to say I really love all the little animations and pictures, especially the little pink butterflies on this entry, they're so cute! If you could please tell me how you got them on your blog it would be a big help as I only started mine a few days ago and its quite basic! Thanks xxx

http://journals.aol.co.uk/danielle89061/daniellesdiary

sunshines612392 said...

Hi Jan, although I haven't left a comment for a while I have been dropping by to catch up with your blog.  I'm really pleased that your memories are getting the recognition they deserve, I think it's important for the younger generations to learn about local history (recent I hasten to add,lol) from those who have experienced it.  Take care, and thanks for all your kind comments on my blog, Sam xx

cacklinrosie101 said...

Growing up in the same era, I do understand completely.  I never asked questions at all because we were not permitted.  My mother, though, is very good now at filling us in.  xx  Chris

lurkynat said...

dear Jan
hugs! Im back from a few days of hiking!
cheers! love,natalie