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One For The Old Farts Like Me . . .

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Sky, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. brk1

    brk1 Busy Member

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    What was it like to be fried alive :D:D.

    Mind you it is still sold as suntan lotion unless the health and safety boffins have got to it already. :rolleyes:

    I remember smearing myself with it the last few days of my Honeymoon all those years ago in Majorca, the stupid things we do in the name of a healthy ,been abroad, suntan :facepalm:
     
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  2. TORNADOS7

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    I'm 45 and even I can remember all of this...
     
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  3. RedKen

    RedKen Me head's a shed.

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    What???? Mucky fat on a breadcake ............... luvverly. Cholesterol city.
    There used to be an old fashioned butchers at townend Barnsley. Those places that sold proper meat before supermarkets got in on the act. Edna Coe was the name. Best pork sarnies in the world. Big breadcake layped in dripping (plenty of brown). Thick slice of roast pork carved off a huge roasted leg ,hung on a great big hook in the front window, finished of with a layer of perfectly done pork crackling that didn't knock yer fillings out. Better times.
     
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    Was it just me or was it colder then we had snow every year and I remember big icicles hanging from the gutters and on a night mother putting big overcoats on the bed and when you got up the glass was frozen but having said that looking back everyone was happy and you could leave the door open when you went out
     
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    Readie Grumpy Old Fart

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    Our toilet, whilst being built as part of the house, had the door outside.

    So used to have to leave bedroom, go downstairs, through sitting room and outside.

    Big 6" gaps top and bottom of door, for ventilation I guess,

    So bloody cold in winter had to have a pot under the bed.

    That was until I was about 14 when we moved to a bungalow with an inside loo and storage heaters.

    Luxury..

    But were we miserable?

    Probably

    A bath on Sunday evenings but in winter, again, so cold in bathroom it wasn't anything to look forward to.

    Now my kids turn up the thermostat so they can walk around in tee shirts. Grrrrrrrr
     
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    Do they wait until the house is nice and warm then open the front door wide to talk to their mates :mad::mad:
     
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    Readie Grumpy Old Fart

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    Yep sure do
     
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    Talking of water pumps. Yes we did have one in the kitchen. Every time it was used we had to save a jug of water so it could be "primed" next time it was needed. If someone used up the priming water I used to have to go across the road to the canal for a bucket full.
    Remember having to leave a lit candle in the toilet to stop the cistern freezing up. Spiders in that toilet were monsters.
    We had a cracked wood toilet seat as long as I can remember, if you didn't sit on it quite right it fetched you such a nasty pinch.

    We all used to crap outside and eat inside-----Now.
     
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    Tin bath in front of the coal fire.
     
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    What about school!
    Finished 4 o’clock every day, 1/2 day on Saturday and Sunday school for a couple of hours.
    School dinners that actually consisted of real food not the snack Censored they get now, stuffed heart, steak and kidney pudding, rabbit stew, dumplings the size of a cricket ball, steam pudding, spotted dick, strawberry custard and some sticky oatmeal cake thing that would test the durability of a pneumatic jack hammer. Warm sour milk in the summer, frozen milk pushing 2” out of the top of the bottle in winter. Red raw marks around your legs from the tops of the wellies, raincoat that didn’t stop the rain just got very heavy very quickly.

    And shops, I can’t remember ever going to a super market, bread from the baker, meat from the butcher, milk from the milkman, veg from the greengrocer all delivered to your door. Mobile library, mobile dentist and a mobile doctors. 1/2 day closing one day a week, no late night shopping, no shopping on a Sunday.


    Bb
     
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    AAH! stuffed heart. We too had the oatmeal cake and Manchester tart that defied the strongest of teeth.
     
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    I forgot to mention bread pudding, so heavy you could use it as an effective weapon during n a playground fight.

    Playground games that would have Health an safely officers having a fit, British bulldog, line tig when a long line of kids would run around holding hands and try to decapitate the other players while the one on the end of the line would often be catapulted off at 100mph. Kingy, that involved throwing a ball as hard as you could at each other trying at the very least to cause injury, hopefully permanent damage. My favourite though was compacting the snow and making an ice slide across the playground.

    I don’t remember any fat kids at school, no alegies or asthma, but I do remember black eyes, grazed knees, cuts and bruises and broken teeth........happy days!



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    My dear old mum used to cook beef and we had proper bread (after a day the bread used to go green with mould back then) with dripping on. It wasn't just the willy dripping. :D.
    Sometimes we had a strange banana and sugar sandwich or an apple & bread. Then I swear she tried to poison me and my bruvver, she got Heinz Sandwich Spread, yuk, fooking revolting. Then, go to work on an egg until Edwina bloody Currie opened her north & south.
    Ah, the good old days the fifties and sixties.
     
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    Good . ... Heinz sandwich spread. Smelt like puke and didn't taste any better :eek:
     
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    That's a definite blast from the past, roast ox heart. We used to have it on Sundays and absolutely loved it. Used to be about the size of a rugby ball if I remember.
    The first time Tam came for Sunday lunch as my girlfriend she was faced with this, I'm surprised she's still here 28 yrs later. I still have to cook kidneys when she's out though........dom
     
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    It was puke, scraped up off the floor outside every battle cruiser (boozer) every weekend.
    I was too bloody scared to read the ingredients.
     
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    Compared to shiphams bloater paste, sandwich spread was a delicacy!

    Bb
     
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    mike-carter Major Poster

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    That was one thing we were spared Sh?thams, oh sorry, Shiphams. I think I would have left home.
     
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    .......and proper full cream milk that had a huge layer of what you could only describe as double cream floating on the top, and we used to get a 1st and 2nd deliveries of post...........dom
     
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    You know some of the members reading this will think we are making this all up they don’t how easy it is nowadays, we where borne into a time when nobody had anything the only thing we did have was respect for each other and our parents
     
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