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To finish this series here is where I lived . I had a bedsit on the first floor and the room was the front of the house. The people who owned the house lived there too and they were a really nice family called Murphy. I recall watching the 1968 european cup final with Mr Murphy whilst his wife was giving birth to a daughter upstairs. Man Utd won the European cup and we also wetted the baby's head. The daughter will be 50 this year I guess...where have the years gone?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slough

To finish this series here is where I lived . I had a bedsit on the first floor and the room was the front of the house. The people who owned the house lived there too and they were a really nice family called Murphy. I recall watching the 1968 european cup final with Mr Murphy whilst his wife was giving birth to a daughter upstairs. Man Utd won the European cup and we also wetted the baby's head. The daughter will be 50 this year I guess...where have the years gone?

 

 

 

 

 

 

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 19 Mar 2018, 02:35
Nce one, Bill.

I enjoyed the series, muchly.
Bill Phillips: I am pleased you have enjoyed it Ray
  • sherri
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 19 Mar 2018, 03:25
quite a memory you've shared

the structure has beautiful architecture
Bill Phillips: It is a nice house. Edwardian or a bit later I would think
What a memory! Must've been great to see this place again!
Bill Phillips: It was E. Brought back a lot of memories.
We Murphys look after you Bill.
Bill Phillips: It is a fine name
That was a long time ago, Bill, and you still remember! Lots of fond memories in Slough. Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane!
Bill Phillips: Half a century Ginnie. Glad you enjoyed my bit of nostalgia
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 19 Mar 2018, 06:42
Memories...memories...I like the petrol pump outside on the pavement
Bill Phillips: Well it is a parking meter really and it wasn't there back in 1968
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Mar 2018, 07:17
Oh, what for lovely memories you have! I can imagine your feeling. Some years ago I, too, visited two places of my childhood days in Rostock and Berlin.
Bill Phillips: It was interesting to see this house again.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 19 Mar 2018, 07:23
A slice of real life, Bill
Bill Phillips: It was 50 years ago Lisl.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 19 Mar 2018, 08:14
A great piece of personal history Bill, and good to see where you once lived. You and Mr Murphy were best off watching the footy and leaving Mrs Murphy to her business. Would you like to meet the baby out of curiosity?
Bill Phillips: It would be interesting
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Mar 2018, 08:53
This is wonderful to share this memory with us, Bill. It looks like a great house to live in. 50 years, where does time go.... Great series.
Bill Phillips: It has gone in a flash Lady P. It was a nice house and I was there for about 18 months before I did a house share in Windsor with some work colleagues. Then I moved to Birmingham and Ange and I were married in 71!
I've enjoyed this series Bill, I bet this hasn't changed much apart from the bins, parking ticket machine and burglar alarm.
Bill Phillips: The only other difference is the modern replacement windows but at least they are in keeping with the house
What does it mean that you wetted the babies head? I like the series too.
Bill Phillips: We had an alcoholic something to celebrate the birth. We call it wetting the babies head.

Pleased you liked the series
Heaven knows where they years go, Bill - one things for sure - we don't get 'em back!
Bill Phillips: It is scary in a way but I have been lucky in so many ways, so I have no complaints really
where have the years gone Bill... i really enjoyed your story today....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Thanks Peter. I can't really believe it was all 50 years ago
I have a shed you can sleep in ,, it's falling down but that's your problem.
Bill Phillips: Actually it is your problem Michael grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Mar 2018, 22:33
You lived here and the place is still standing? Wow.
Bill Phillips: We used to build to last Louis. Unlike the Americans who think a 10 year old building is old
I am amazed and always intrigued by the houses that photographers, as already said once give me the impression of going out of another time, just dictate how the column of the meter place them in our day.

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