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Bit of a delay getting coffee today in Lampeter with the Swansea lot up here on the way back from the rally in Aberystwyth.
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grahamlml,

Thanks for the photos. Do not be afraid to post more from Wales. Regrettably, I did not have a chance to get to Wales. Spend my time in London and Portsmouth.

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Bob Copeland wrote:
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Thanks for the photos. Do not be afraid to post more from Wales. Regrettably, I did not have a chance to get to Wales. Spend my time in London and Portsmouth.


Bob Copeland
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Thank you Bob, I shall post more at some point.
Funnily enough I lived in Portsmouth in the early 80's and use to do dispatch riding on my Yamaha in London.
Granddaughter with me at the local shop at Llanfair Clydogau unfortunately just closed down after 100 odd year's.

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Thanks for the pictures Graham.

I didn't make it to Aberystwyth this year but will be in Tenby next May
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grahamlml,

Back Story: I was in the US Navy ashore in communications at a NATO base near Naples. I lived for four years just North of the NATO base in Lucrino Italy.

British gals would (Usually on Holiday during the Summer) get a job in a local shop that would hire them to be able to speak to tourists. The Villa I shared with John Coombes (US Army) turned into a veritable bed and breakfast half way house for some pretty nice looking young ladies from the UK.

John and I visited Portsmouth to visit with two gals who stayed with us in Naples. It was great, because they could take us around England just like we took them around Italy. We camped in Sherwood Forest.

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Here we are near Portsmouth - note: John and I grew beards after we got out of the service.  I am the red head.
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Bob Copeland wrote:
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Back Story: I was in the US Navy ashore in communications at a NATO base near Naples. I lived for four years just North of the NATO base in Lucrino Italy.

British gals would (Usually on Holiday during the Summer) get a job in a local shop that would hire them to be able to speak to tourists. The Villa I shared with John Coombes (US Army) turned into a veritable bed and breakfast half way house for some pretty nice looking young ladies from the UK.

John and I visited Portsmouth to visit with two gals who stayed with us in Naples. It was great, because they could take us around England just like we took them around Italy. We camped in Sherwood Forest.

Bob Copeland
You got around a bit Bob in the services then. I recognise the ruins you are sat in but can't place them at this moment in time.
Oh to be 20 again and not just in mind maybe memory as well 🙂
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Grahamimi,

I just got back to see your post. You are correct sir, young and in your 20's just taking in as many adventures as you can. 50 years ago for me. I kind of knew, at the time, "This is Great".

I love your country. My father's family (Copeland) is 100% British. Immigrated to the colonies in 1650 (or were kicked out of England). I have attached a photo of my old self at 75 and a photo of Coupland Castle up in your North East.

Bob Copeland
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