MMMMMMMMM small world! ....... you may know my old neighbour from Littlehampton (also ex Blackpool too!!!) .... he installs flight sims all over the world, and he used to work for Link Miles, but now works for a commpany in Crawley (could it be Thomson?). His son works there too now. His name is Graeme.
Originally Posted by southdowns
I lived in Durrington from 1966 to 1982, then moved to Littlehampton 82 - 91 .... and then Adelaide in 1991. Hubby is from Bognor.
Yes, Link-Miles got taken over by the french giant, "Thomson-CSF" whilst I was working for them. I got relocated and lived/worked 6 months in Paris for the new owners. Now they are now called, "Thales" and are indeed based in Crawley. I left good friends in Worthing (and Lancing) most living around Thomas A'Beckett and High Salvington. Small world indeed ;)
Originally Posted by wizzywozza
We lived in Lytham St Annes before coming to Adelaide nearly 11 years ago! I went to school in Blackpool. Hope you enjoy it here.
All the best,
Originally Posted by Messua
Yep, I was born in St.Annes but lived in south shore. Went to Roseacre and Highfield school, then Collegiate Sixth Form before departing at 18 to the "sarf" to study. ;)
Hi me and my boyfriend are also Blackpoolians hoping to make the move to Adelaide. We both grew up in Bispham going to Montgomery. Its going to be quite a while before we can make the move, possibly 3-4 years as BF is currently studying a degree as an Engineer and will need some work experience before we can get over there. Im also hoping to qualify as a financial advisor over here and have 12 months experience before moving even though I know Ill have to sit another Diploma in finance once Im over there...
Just wanted to say hello anyway, nice to here from others that have escaped Blackpool too!
Ah, Bispham - I remember, 'Red Bank Road' well - had relations who lived off that road. You both seem to have a good plan of action to get here...so you'll be fine. Good to hear from the Fylde. I'm still an avid Blackpool FC fan - which is sometimes a bit of a millstone around my neck(!) :(
Originally Posted by juleznscott
I was at the little school next to the Collegiate Grammar for 7 years! They tell me that if I'd stayed, they'd have sent me "over the fence" for some subjects. Another girl in my class left to go to Highfield.
Hope you like Adelaide as much as I do.:v_SPIN:
Yep, I remember having to get the school bus from South Shore for TWO years all the way to Collegiate 6th Form in order to do my A-Levels! That was grim - esp. winter mornings! I'd leave the house (we lived behind Arnold School / Lytham Rd - but my parents couldn't afford to send me there!) muttering under my breath that I'd get some A-Levels if it killed me. I managed to go on and do a computer science degree in London, but I always think back to those days at Collegiate with a char-grin.
I like Adelaide - been here since 30th Nov 09, but unfortunately I will be leaving it soon for the bright lights of Melbourne; as there is no real IT industry here and it's all located in Melbourne (or Sydney).
Last edited by southdowns; 01-02-2010 at 01:51 AM.
Arnold was expensive and still is, but a lot of people did well at the Collegiate. Sorry you have to leave Adelaide for Melbourne. According to Hubby the job situation is better there, but the air certainly isn't. Take care.