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The Peartree Chat Room
What ever goes on Peartree Green goes here!
Welcome to the Green Chatroom where ponies roam free and gnomes chase 'em around the trees. There really are no limits to what we can discuss here but please remember that this is part of a family friendly web site.
Back to the Green (use back button to reach the page you left.).

Subject: Happy New Year


Author:
Charlie
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Date Posted: 18:53:42 12/31/03 Wed

Let's hope 2004 is somewhat less hysterical than 2003 - or at least the bozos in charge are a bit calmer! Do we want to live in a world that is in the hand dypsos, third rate actors & sanctimonous wotsits? May there be less of them in the coming year!!!!!

Good luck in 2004!
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Subject: North East road sholing


Author:
Liz
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Date Posted: 18:23:27 01/10/04 Sat

I am seeking any information on Elizabeth Isaac nee,Green.
She was born in 1876 in sholing and married James Richard Isaac in 1898.
They lived at 58 North East road sholing and James was a dock labourer.
James went missing (for whatever reason) in about 1915.
They had two children Elsie and Albert.
ANY information on the Isaac or green family would be wonderful
Thank you
Liz
Subject: Christmas & QM2


Author:
Charlie
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Date Posted: 16:44:17 12/26/03 Fri

A very happy Christmas to everyone - I know you guys in the States are back at work today - I hope you all had plenty of what you wanted yesterday and have sense to get a little exercise today!

We walked down to Weston Shore in the slanting wind & rain this morning to watch the new Cunard flagship come in to her homeport from the dockyard at Saint-Nazaire in France. The Queen Mary 2 is the largest liner in the world and she made an impressive site coming up the Solent through the mist & rain. She was escorted by scores of small boats as well the tugs and Port Authority cutter. Ahead of her a fire tug sent plumes of water high up into the air.

Many hundreds of people braved the wind and rain to see the ship arrive at it's homeport.

I have to say that I was somewhat annoyed at the Southern Daily Echo article that went on and on about how the QM2 would bring lots of money & work into the area. I know that the economy is important but is that the only measure that counts these days?

Mara made an interesting point, wondering why all these people would want to come out in the weather to welcome a new luxury liner into it's homeport. I'm as sure as hell that it was not the thought of all that filthy lucre!
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Subject: Back


Author:
Brenda
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Date Posted: 22:06:20 09/26/03 Fri

Isn't it nice to sleep in your own bed. I've just got back from a stay with my sister on the Isle of Wight. I'm sorry but East Cowes really is a dump and from now on I will get the hydrafoil to West Cowes but not during Cowes Week as I can't abide or those yapping sunday sailors, their blooming Range Rovers and their snotty kids home from boarding school for the summer and getting drunk on cider everywhere.

Oh well, I guess I'm being parochial! I see that it's been pretty quiet around here while I've been living it up on the
Island.
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Subject: pear tree square


Author:
trish
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Date Posted: 16:43:58 11/27/03 Thu

Please could anyone tell me where Peartree Square was.My father was born there and I cannot work out where it was.Thankyou
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Subject: pear tree square


Author:
tricia
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Date Posted: 22:50:47 12/08/03 Mon

To Charlie
That would be very kind of you.
Thankyou
Subject: pear tree square


Author:
trish
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Date Posted: 23:55:44 11/29/03 Sat

To Charlie
This was in 1926 which is when my father was born, address was 4 peartree square southampton.Maybe it was not bitterne,they lived in 98 burseldon road bitterne afterwards.But i would be grateful for any help thankyou.
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Subject: Autumn


Author:
Charlie
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Date Posted: 18:11:53 10/26/03 Sun

I've put up some seasonal pictures at http://www.peartreegreen.org/gallery/october.htm . There are also some of the waterside including a couple of views from the Itchen Bridge.
Subject: Developments


Author:
Charlie
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Date Posted: 12:51:45 10/19/03 Sun

This week the Sir Richard Rogers Partnership were appointed to design and develop the Thornicraft Shipyard in Woolston. This is massive and will impact heavily on the Peartree area so I will be following and commenting during the consultation process. The City Council have committed themselves to local involvement and have promised to give weight to the wishes of local people.
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Subject: Morris


Author:
Charlie
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Date Posted: 12:24:46 09/07/03 Sun

As I mentioned in the Blog at the time, there were festivities on the Green on Bank Holiday Sunday, Aug 24th. I've found some pics of the morris dancers here:
http://www.samhainmorris.org.uk/peartree_photo_2003.htm
Our house can be seen in the centre picture just above the green guy's hat.
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Subject: Webmaster's LInks


Author:
Charlie
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Date Posted: 23:14:39 09/12/03 Fri

I've just updated the Webmaster's Bookmarkss at http://www.peartreegreen.org/links/bookmarks.htm .

The find of the month is Will Taylor & Strings Attached at http://www.stringsattached.org/media.php . I came across him and the band at Eliza Gilkyson's site, http://www.elizagilkyson.com/index.htm . Eliza is to middle age what Dylan was to be 20! She is a true poet.

Both sites offer sound samples so you can hear what I am raving about!
Subject: Changes


Author:
Charlie
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Date Posted: 11:39:01 09/07/03 Sun

I have made some major changes to the side menu found on each page. You will see that the factual pages have been seperated from the 'fun' stuff.

I have not been putting effort into getting the site known but am waiting until each section has at least some content. Even so, we are getting around 300 visitors a week.
Subject: Slightly, Sort of ... Different


Author:
Maragold
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Date Posted: 10:35:03 08/30/03 Sat

It's me, Maragold, the woman behind the man behind the websty. I mean website! It's REALLY coming along great, Charlie does buckets of work to get new info and build up the history bit especially.
Which leaves me on my own a lot, baking pies no one eats, and sighing out the window. Once when he couldn't get a connection, Charlie said, how would you like a blog? Then you can whinge all you want (and cringe at all your typos later). "That's right up my alley!" I shrieked with joy, and about ten days later he had the blog set up and since then I've been posting away, pies forgotten.
Check it out: www.maragold.com, click on the word 'Theatre' then lurk your little heart out.
Subject: Maps of the Green


Author:
Charlie
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Date Posted: 01:25:11 08/24/03 Sun

I have uploaded the Peartree Maps page at http://www.peartreegreen.org/maps.htm or you can reach it from the menu on any page at Peartree Green Dot Org.

Do follow the links and explore the ancient maps of the area!
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Subject: Peartree History


Author:
Charlie
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Date Posted: 23:38:50 08/22/03 Fri

The History introduction is now completed and ends with the close of the Medieval period and the building of Peartree House around 1600.
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Subject: Desmond & Molly Jones


Author:
Eric
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Date Posted: 20:48:38 08/03/03 Sun

I'm not very good with my eyes but I am very surprised by your geese. How did you train them to stay still and stuff? I'm looking for ward to seeing them on your webcam when it comes.

Eric.
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Subject: Fire


Author:
Charlie
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Date Posted: 18:01:35 08/14/03 Thu

The was a major fire on the Green this afternoon, pictures coming soon. See Latest News at Peartree.Org for details or go here http://www.peartreegreen.org/about/blogger.html
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Subject: About Peartree Green


Author:
Arzu Behiye
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Date Posted: 22:37:09 08/16/03 Sat

I'm very impressed by your web site.
I want to see your site completely finished.
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Subject: Lost and found


Author:
Breezy
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Date Posted: 15:13:24 08/09/03 Sat

[IMG]html://www.mbdl05633.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/The_Church/a_flowers_in_arley_church-2IN.jpg[/IMG]

Anyone lost a bunch of flowers
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Subject: Deliriously Good Pie


Author:
Maragold
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Date Posted: 21:18:14 08/12/03 Tue

This is in US measurments, sorry folks I haven't a UK conversion table yet:
1-1/2 cups sifted flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/3 cup boiling water, 2/3 cup lo-fat margarine
Sift dry ingredients together. Combine lo-fat margarine with boiling water, when creamy, stir in the flour mixture to make a dough. Chill in freezer an hour or a couple hours in fridge (very important). Roll out when ready to bake. Makes two 9-inch pie shells or one double crust.

This was based on Hot Water Pastry from 'Jewish Cookery' from 1942, one of my favorite cookery bookerys! I made some healthy ahem changes.

(Blackberries should be briefly simmered in a few tablespoons of water, with maybe a half cup of brown sugar, before being popped in the pastry to bake.)

The beauty of this crust is it's very tender without a lot of work, due to the chilling, and is also lower in fat than the original.

I can't think of anything else except that every time we pick berries it's too damn hot to use the oven!!! End up eating em out of the bowl like bears... ah summer on the Green....
Subject: Sainsbury's Trollies


Author:
Me and the Wife
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Date Posted: 22:05:07 08/04/03 Mon

This evening we were out blackberry picking on the Green (picked a couple of pounds) and we came across a Sainburys Supermarget Trolly - it's handle was missing. The nearest Sainburys is a mile away so what's to be done? I guess a phonecall to Sainburys - wonder if they have a toll free Trolly Help Line. Doubt it, they'd proberly get all sorts of nutters ringing up. If I talk to my MP maybe he will get that nice Mr Blair to set up a national supermarket trolly control body, OffTrolly?
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Subject: Simply Peachy!


Author:
Rosalie McLain
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Date Posted: 23:31:05 08/10/03 Sun

Whilst on holiday, I stopped by Peartree Green for a visit and found it to be a lovely place indeed. Tis simply peachy, m'dears, I hope to visit often in the future.
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Subject: The Softer Side of Pears


Author:
Maragold
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Date Posted: 21:40:39 08/02/03 Sat

I'm the distaff side of the Peartree! Pear recipes (or blackberry - we have 1 pear tree on the Green but about two million brambles) would be welcome.
Also how to remove chalky mud stains from trampling the green, bird lore, and kite-flying techniques, you see there is a meadow perfect for flying kites on the Green but danged if we know how not to break a leg in the ol' badger holes!!
(Shooting not an option)
[mumble mumble] Excuse me, those aren't badger holes, they are holes dug by young treasure hunters! Silly me.
Anyway, as this proves, please feel free to donate any thoughts or fancies ya'll have about pears, trees, greens or anything else vaguely interesting. Don't let this become just another way for me to tell Charlie to bring the washing in!!!
yours very sincerely,
Maragold (missis)
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