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RETRO Roamer

More Roamerisms from the 1980s

■ A consignment arrived at the BA from Woodford Green in Essex. The labels were clearly marked ‘BA Highland Smelters, Lock Harbour Works, Fort William, Lochabria’. A fax message was soon winging its way to Essex pointing out that it would be helpful, in future, if the address was correct and, in particular, that it should be ‘Lock Harbour No More’.

■ Still on the subject of the BA. ‘Cheese again!’ sighed Willie, as he peered at his piece. ‘That’s the fourth time this week I’ve had cheese and it’s only Thursday.’ So his workmates, understandably, got onto him. ‘Why didn’t you get herself to put something different on your piece?’ Willie’s answer? ‘Och, she’s away at her sister’s this week, and I’ve been having to make up the piece myself.’

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