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Old 09-08-2004, 17:03   #46
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I used to have to pretend to be playing out the back when the coalman came, so that I could count the bags for my auntie (very distrustful, Northern women). Also when she went to the butchers (Ted Charnley) for mince, she always used to say "You run that mincer first, Ted Charnley, I don't want any old muck in with my good meat". Funnily enough, both the coalman and the Charnleys were family friends! Did anyone else have to watch the shopkeeper to see that there wasn't a hand on the scales with the bag of fruit or veg?
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Old 09-08-2004, 18:34   #47
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At our house back in the fifties we were made to mangle the tooth paste tube to completly empty it.
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Old 09-08-2004, 18:41   #48
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In 1964 I managed to mangle my fingers. My dad and granddad had to strip the mangle down to get me out. We had one of those tube keys to get the last of the past out. It was like a bigger version of those found on sardine tins.
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Old 09-08-2004, 20:13   #49
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We also used to have to take cod liver oil on a spoon but I quite like it now and still take it regularly.
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Old 09-08-2004, 22:16   #50
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I once fell in my nana's dolly tub that she kept in the back garden.
I almost drowned in the two inches of water at the bottom.
All Mum and Dad could see were two podgy legs sticking up in the air.
I was stuck fast and it seemed like forever before they got me out.
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Old 22-10-2004, 20:08   #51
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I was made to bring the coal up from the cellar.....ooooo it was ever so dark.
Mind my brothers....all five of them.
Go to the Co-op on Nuttall St and got clouted if I forgot the Divi number (10168)
Cut newspaper into squares to go on a string in the lavvy......and eat KIPPERS yeeuk.
I think today it would be counted as cruelty.
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Old 22-10-2004, 20:14   #52
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Was anyone else out there made to have Scotts Emulsion and Virol???(which was cod liver oil and malt). I hated both of these vile medicines and once got my hair caught in the bedsprings whilst trying to get under the bed and away from my mother. I ended up having to have lumps of my hair cut off to get me untangled from the bed springs.
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Old 22-10-2004, 20:16   #53
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i was made to have malt & codliver oil but i liked it,
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Old 22-10-2004, 20:37   #54
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Virol - Oh god no.......yuk
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Old 22-10-2004, 22:01   #55
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How about pram wheel go carts.
I missed that bit before. We used to make them, with a bit of rope through the front to hang onto and steer by. Old pram wheels seemed to be so easy to get hold of in those days didn't they?

Thanks for that memory Doug
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Old 22-10-2004, 23:33   #56
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We also used to have to take cod liver oil on a spoon but I quite like it now and still take it regularly.
Yuk! It was the most vile, evil liquid ever invented.........and still is!
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Old 22-10-2004, 23:36   #57
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your not wrong there Tracy, specially in that tin bath. *:'( :'
In front of the fire...in the kitchen! (wasn't it zinc?)
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Old 22-10-2004, 23:57   #58
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I Thanks for that memory Doug
How about the grit in your bum, thighs and hands after coming off at speed. I can remember using an old wardrobe door that split right across the middle. I got splinters in my ar** that day an all...........
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Old 22-10-2004, 23:57   #59
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when i used to visit my grandparents my grandma always made me a cup of tea, no tea bags back then( it was in the good old days ) tea leaves floating on top and made with steralised milk it was DISGUSTING have not drank tea for donkey's years funny how things stick in your mind. :-X
I still leave the last drop of tea in the cup, I have nightmares about that tea leaf attacking my throat as I drink the last dregs.....
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Old 23-10-2004, 00:17   #60
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My Mother used to "pick potatoes" for a local farmer........and the best "Bakers" were hidden under my younger sisters pram mattress.

She also picked "prunes" and "Greengages" from the local orchards.....and guess who had to climb to the top of the ladder for one fruit if it was unsafe for adults?

Collecting coal off the road after the coal man had delivered up our road,.but the best was the "Jublies." Triangular lumps of flavoured ice that were impossible to get to through the tough cardboard!!

For the smokers, Do you remember Cadets (sold in 5's?).........when you are desperate and short of money..........!
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