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Re: Are you ancient? Do you remember some of these?
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2015, 02:08:47 PM »
i  think  shiney toilet was made at the Izal factory in Chapeltown  Sheffield, we had the tin bath as well, my mother used warm up the oven shelfs on the coal range and wrap them up in blankets and put in the bed on cold nights.
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Re: Are you ancient? Do you remember some of these?
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2015, 07:20:27 PM »
We had hot water bottles in bed handy.
I remember by dad lighting a small fire on some winters as for some reason the pipe from the upstairs wash basin used to get frozen inside so water wouldn't go down.

The men of the house always used to stand in front of the fire guard to warm themselves.
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« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2018, 03:06:23 PM »
I know it's an old post but I couldn't let it go by.....

Television.. we got our 1st telly in 1957, fourteen inch bakelite bush from Roy Smiths in Brampton, 3 channels, Granada,BBC and Midlands.
We had just moved into a "modern" semi the year I was born, 2 toilets one inside one out.
No "fitted" carpets, the room carpet was a basic square one so at least 2 feet of floor was visible all round the room and as we had hard floors these had to be kept polished, as did the doorsteps {Cardinal white for doorsteps and Cardinal red for the floors}
Wallpaper never went up to the ceiling, it stopped at picture rail height with a small border on it then the rest of the wall above was painted to match the ceiling.
Also......
Fridges were the pantry,
Music in the house was whistling{or my brothers Dansette},
Showers were standing in the rain,
Hair shampoo was a block of green fairy soap,
Manicures was biting your nails,
Going out for a meal was standing on the back garden with a sugar sandwich,
We also had......
Two postal deliveries a day, one on Sunday,
Seven different firms delivering milk,
Four different firms selling ice cream,
Davenports beer at home deliveries {I know!}
Craig's pantry,
We had 29 shops in the village {now we have about 8}
And most importantly we had a local bobby who LIVED on the estate.

I dedicate this next bit to the one person who busted a gut for us when we were growing up and virtually never got a word of thanks

For my mum Monday was wash day, ALL DAY single tub hoover with manual mangle and boiler in the wash house with dolly tub.
Tuesday was ironing day, ALL DAY choice of 2 flat irons one ironing one warming on the stove {the 3rd heavy one propped the door open}
plus she had to be cook, cleaner, shopper, nurse, in short general dogs body, she was on call 24/7
That woman never stopped, taking care of the house was a full time job for her with hardly a word of complaint. My father, again like most blokes then, were the bread winners so did very little around the house {that was wimmins work}                 
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Re: Are you ancient? Do you remember some of these?
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2018, 08:21:33 PM »
A bit before my time  ;)   (y)
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« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2018, 11:19:59 AM »
I used to help my mum with the washing, initially the dolly tub and mangle. The old one we turned ourselves was hard and the modern one which replaced it nipped my fingers if I didn't pay attention  :'(

Old army coats on top of the bed covers and potty under the bed, waking up in the mornings with ice on the inside of my bedroom window, Lino on the floor and a rug at the side of my bed.

Open coal fire in the lounge and when old enough I had the job of making the fire and standing with newspaper in front of it to 'draw' it up.
The men coming home from the Pit and leaning on the fire guard  to warm their  butts whilst having a fag, not forgetting the snuff on the back of their hands.

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« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2018, 10:23:19 AM »
As were going down memory lane I wonder what answers you would get from your parents {then} if you asked them to explain computers and the jargon, possibly the replies might be something like this.......

Broadband...... Is that margarine?
Internet...... Where you keep caught t'fish
Snapchat.... Discussions at the meal table
Facebook.... A photo album
Twitter.... the dawn chorus
Re-boot.... Buying new wellies
Cache.... loose change
Chips.... Twice a week
Spam.... To go with the chips
Cookie... What the Yanks call a biscuit
E mail.... What you exclaim when receiving an unexpected letter.
Megabyte.... Big gob
Phishing..... A drunk catching fish
Virus..... What your in bed with
Online.... Trespassing
Laptop....Your thighs
Mouse.....Where!!!!
P.C.....The local bobby
Web browser..... A spider

Any more!

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Re: Are you ancient? Do you remember some of these?
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2018, 05:05:56 PM »
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As were going down memory lane I wonder what answers you would get from your parents {then} if you asked them to explain computers and the jargon, possibly the replies might be something like this.......

Broadband...... Is that margarine?
Internet...... Where you keep caught t'fish
Snapchat.... Discussions at the meal table
Facebook.... A photo album
Twitter.... the dawn chorus
Re-boot.... Buying new wellies
Cache.... loose change
Chips.... Twice a week
Spam.... To go with the chips
Cookie... What the Yanks call a biscuit
E mail.... What you exclaim when receiving an unexpected letter.
Megabyte.... Big gob
Phishing..... A drunk catching fish
Virus..... What your in bed with
Online.... Trespassing
Laptop....Your thighs
Mouse.....Where!!!!
P.C.....The local bobby
Web browser..... A spider

Any more!


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« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2018, 10:01:31 PM »
On a slightly more serious note you look round at all the ills in the world and think it's terrible {rightly so} but all that aside, when I look back on my 60 + years I think how lucky I was to live when I did!......sorry not gone yet, I and my generation have seen what most of the next generation and possibly more generations will probably never see, the people, the events, the birth of new technology.

Just a sample....
     
JFK.. to me the best president they ever had. {when people say where were you when JFK was shot, I have the answer}
Uri Gagarin.. The man that for us kids made science fiction science fact.
Man walking on the moon
The swinging sixties
Having real money in your pockets {£.s.d.}
Owning a car that didn't have seat belts
Organ transplants
Berlin wall coming down {and remembering it going up}
Watching Hale Bopp's tail in the sky in the nineties {the next time it will be seen is estimated to be the year 4380} mind boggling
Halleys comet in 1986 {next visit 2061} my youngest granddaughter will see it when she's 50
The passing of a millennium.

Have I missed anything?
 

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Re: Are you ancient? Do you remember some of these?
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2018, 05:44:05 PM »
Yorkshire pudding with Jam on  :-?
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