Stories and photos of my Life in the South West

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Reply Nicole Elliott
9:51 AM on September 19, 2018 
Reading your story was great.
It made me smile, laugh and even a little sad.
I love hearing people's recounts of times passed and how things were in the younger years of the south west.
Thanks for sharing. :)
Reply Celia
1:58 AM on August 4, 2018 
What a lovely collection of old photographs and all beautifully explained stories and information. Wonderful - I'll visit again. Thank you!
Reply Alex
6:42 AM on July 1, 2018 
thankyou for writing this Jim
Reply Brendan McDiarmid
12:30 PM on March 8, 2017 
Hi, thanks so much for your wonderful stories of fishing over the years around Augusta. I am keen to know, back in the late 80s and early 90s, I used to fish an area called the Deadwater near the mouth of the river, which was accessible via a small channel that opened up into a lake (this was in front of the larger Swan Lake which is still there). It seems that at some stage, this all got washed away in a flood or storm and became part of the main inlet as the mouth moved its way further East. Do you remember this area and did you fish it much over the years? It had so many different species of fish in it. Yellowfin and KG Whiting, Silver and Black Bream, Herring, small Salmon, Skippy, Flathead, Flounder, Leatherjacket and crabs are the ones that I can remember!
I have many great memories of days spent in my little dinghy in there.

Regards
Brendan McDiarmid
Reply glenys
8:37 AM on January 24, 2017 
Glenys says...
Very interesting photos! I am especially interested in the Polly traction engine before she was converted to a steam engine for use at Buckingham Mill. Do you know where this photo was taken? It could have been in Kelmscott area, Buck's Mill, or even Sawyer's Valley. I am researching family history at the moment.
Many thanks.
Glenys
Reply Glenys
8:22 AM on January 24, 2017 
Very interesting photos! I am especially interested in the Polly traction engine before she was converted to a steam engine for use at Buckingham Mill. Do you know where this photo was taken? It could have been in Kelmscott area, Buck's Mill, or even Sawyer's VRANDALLalley. I am researching family history at the moment.
Many thanks.
Glenys
Reply Amanda
7:44 PM on January 12, 2017 
You tell a great story! My family lived in Greenbushes, Pemberton, Holyoake & Collie over the years and it's great reading this. You've created a real treasure here.
Reply jim
9:57 PM on January 5, 2017 
Noel Hicks says...
G"Day Jim.
Great stories, reminded me of growing up in Deanmill in the fifty's.I used to go to Walpole with my Dad fishing in those days with 2 or 3 of his mates.
They used to take a case of king browns (5 doz) for the weekend.
Good times and an era never to be repeated

Hi Noel thanks for your comments, they were good times. If your interested and you have an old photo of yourself and your father and his mates, send one to me and I'll put it on my web-page, you can tell a story on it.
Reply Noel Hicks
1:15 AM on January 4, 2017 
G"Day Jim.
Great stories, reminded me of growing up in Deanmill in the fifty's.I used to go to Walpole with my Dad fishing in those days with 2 or 3 of his mates.
They used to take a case of king browns (5 doz) for the weekend.
Good times and an era never to be repeated
Reply jim
11:52 PM on December 7, 2016 
george says...
Well done Jock- a great treasure trove of our bygone days that still resonates thanks to your memories and storytelling. Thank you.

Hi George thanks for your comments. Glad you enjoyed it if you could pass my Web-page on to others you think maybe interested I'd appreciate it. Where are you from.