benjamin1945

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About benjamin1945

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    North of Bulwell
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    Old Grocery shopping at Marsdens,,Farrands,,Vernons,and VG,,History in general...plus Geography.....

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  1. Loved me ''Wellies'' with my short trousers...being ''Posh'' off Old Bestwood estate...it was the height of fashion to turn the top 'three inches'' down......revealing a nice bright ''Grey'' colour....
  2. Roses Lime Jill......about 2/11 when Golden shred'' was only 2/-......back in the 60s.... Bet its over £2 today? Nice glass though...
  3. Philadelphia cheese on two slices of Toast....plus 2 boiled eggs finished off with Marmalade on Toast...4 or 5 times a week......
  4. Pretty sure it was ''Sun Valley'' tinned fruit from South Africa.......
  5. Got me new glasses on Rog......and blimey those prices are even afore my time...... in about 1963 Marsdens bacon suppliers either Bostocks or Lovell and Christmas promoted in a big way ''Ulster Bacon'' and i was asked to dress about 10 of Marsdens/Farrands windows featuring ''Ulster bacon''....did it for a week and treated like a star.......not that i like being a ''Front row Harry''...you understand...lol.....oh yes and got £10 EXTRA on my wages.......
  6. These are the 5 windows (Andover road Bestwood estate) i used to dress every 2 weeks as a 15/16 year old in 60/61.........This was the Marsdens store which sadly has stood empty for many years....
  7. Well done @dj360.....keep at it mate....never was much of a swimmer......no chance now anyway... with the breathing hole'' in me neck........i usually feel better after my short bike rides in the mornings......but for some reason feel knackered this morning.....think i pushed me sen a bit too much...
  8. Nice song......must get a white suit.........never seen one in Kirkby.......remember wearing one down Palais...when i used to flaunt mesen....................
  9. Collect me new Glasses today Rog....so will look at a price compare later......loved the cuts of Bacon....dressed a few Marsdens windows similar to them.....still remember all the names of different cuts....... Gammon end Short back Flitch Streaky Rolled middle Gammon Lean Shoulder Smoked middle Collar AHH thats got me all 'Nostalgic''...........think i'll go and Bone a couple of ''Danish sides''
  10. Absolutely...wow....indeed....all day long.......good job......cool..........and that stupid forced laugh........
  11. Large jars of Coffee very popular and very expensive Same with Razors..........plus easy to sell........ If you notice most stores don't have Razors on open display nowadays.........
  12. Later to become a coop Rog...@plantfit Used to sit up where the 'Projectionist' sat.....watching the ''Lifters'' going about their business......when they had filled their bags with mostly ''Coffee'' and ''Razor blades''....i shot down the fire escape and said ''Ey-up'' as they exited the store.... One very well known lifter once said to me......''come on Ben thats not very fair'''... after i told him where i sat and watched him....lol....... Funny thing is he's pushing sixty now and still at it i often see him and we have a laugh about the old days......sometime ago had a cof
  13. Enjoy Bulwell Siddha.........if you fancy breakfast or even just a coffee....Jerholme's on main street is excellent........no market today but Bulwell is always good........
  14. As a young teenager on Bestwood estate we had some lovely day trips to Skeggy...Mablethorpe...and cleethorpes.......organised by a lady on the street named Elsie.........no parents allowed just Elsie who sorted us all out.........great community spirit... Most of us behaved and always took Mam a stick of rock back........