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tevo1955

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60 years ago today JFK
« on: Nov 22, 2023, 09:42:05 AM »
Morning all, my guess is most of us can remember where we were on that Friday ? I certainly can I was eight and being baby sat with my aunt early evening, it was my first recollection of a major news flash   

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Re: 60 years ago today JFK
« Reply #1 on: Nov 22, 2023, 12:04:02 PM »
Remember it well, I was at work and heard it on the radio in my darkroom and went downstairs to tell the rest of the staff. The boss had bought cakes as it was his birthday-not much to celebrate.

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« Reply #2 on: Nov 22, 2023, 11:58:24 PM »
I remember so well JFK taking over from Ike - to me as a something 20 something it seem such a changing of the guard, something to leave behind the horrors of the war, after so much time in airraid shelters, and so to see him cut down so callously...
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Re: 60 years ago today JFK
« Reply #3 on: Nov 23, 2023, 01:19:55 PM »
Has it really been sixty years?..I recall I was changing My Daughters nappy when I heard/saw it on the tv..Son was playing with His lego..I started crying and so did They.
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Re: 60 years ago today JFK
« Reply #4 on: Nov 23, 2023, 04:35:40 PM »
I was 13 years old and visiting a traveling fair which had come to our village when I first heard  the news,  will never forget,





























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Re: 60 years ago today JFK
« Reply #5 on: Nov 25, 2023, 03:27:34 AM »
I was 26 - just got home from work when the news flash came on - never forget it
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« Reply #6 on: Nov 26, 2023, 01:33:21 AM »
I too remember exactly where I heard about his assassination. I was on the upper deck of the bus in Canterbury Bus Station waiting to go back to Folkestone after a day at Canterbury Tech on day release studying for my City and Guilds.

A girl I knew vaguely told me (and the rest of the bus)
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Re: 60 years ago today JFK
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Michael Rolls

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Re: 60 years ago today JFK
« Reply #8 on: Dec 02, 2023, 06:41:45 AM »
who knows? So many conspiracy theories about that day in Dallas. Read the Warren report when it came out and found it difficult to totally believe, but, who knows?
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Re: 60 years ago today JFK
« Reply #9 on: Dec 02, 2023, 09:34:36 AM »
I was 15 and Friday evening was when I collected the money from from my paper round, one of my customers told me what had happened.
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Re: 60 years ago today JFK
« Reply #10 on: Dec 02, 2023, 11:43:53 AM »
Memories a bit vague .... probably lying on my back waving my rattle and trying to look endearing  :)

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Re: 60 years ago today JFK
« Reply #11 on: Dec 02, 2023, 08:02:15 PM »
I too remember exactly where I heard about his assassination. I was on the upper deck of the bus in Canterbury Bus Station waiting to go back to Folkestone after a day at Canterbury Tech on day release studying for my City and Guilds.

A girl I knew vaguely told me (and the rest of the bus)


I was on a bus also - on the long, facing seats near the rear open door. Going down the road to an independent small supermarket which sold the best steak and my cousin was the managing butcher.  A young woman opposite told me [and the rest of the bus] saying "Isn't awful about that young president being shot?  I think he might be dead". His death had been confirmed by the time I was on my way home.  I spent most of Saturday watching repetitions of blurry film and listening to comments.  I couldn't leave it alone.
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