benjamin1945

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  1. Well after being indoors for 5 months (since having em) and apart from Syds 2 day adventure....we left the back door open and sat on the garden ....Syd made no attempt to come out...think he was put off by his last time when he squeezed thru a window........ However Babs ..after much trepidation did venture out and rolled on her back at Donna's feet...........Syd stood in the doorway just looking at her...as if to say ''you must be mad'' Thought Syd would be first out as he's the most adventurous...but no..he was having none of it........going to leave the do
  2. I found 'Brassed off'' very moving........worked in Grimethorpe during ''Miners strike''.......had to change my accent..........
  3. Yes Trogg .thats the Cafe i was sat outside...looks a nice place..excellent Espresso..........we must meet there soon one morning........ Thought you would know the Starkeys really nice people..also remember the Clarkes and Witts near you...
  4. Great morning.....Swift bike ride.....15 minutes.......then put some decent clobber on and a drive into Bulwell......... Plenty of people sun shining ey-ups galore...Market nice and busy...bought 3 T shirts for a fiver...all shops fairly busy...bought a paper just to say hello to the lovely staff..who made a fuss of me...... Then into one of the 'Charity shops' bought a shaving mirror'' and a special looking cup for my coffee at home...... Then into a nice (new to me) Cafe called i think 'Fromes' sat outside had an Espresso'' and nice chat with a
  5. Thought it was no smoking in Pubs now.........
  6. Had a red 'Dolomite Sprint'.....about 1980..loved it ..flick switch for overdrive.........Dont know owt about its 'Cylinder' 'Valves'' or 'Camshafts'' i bet it had some........wouldnt know a 'Camshaft'' if it sat on me 'Kitchen Table''
  7. Same here Lizzie...ref queuing and sitting outside...was looking forward to Bulwell in the morning but now having second thoughts.....see how i feel.........
  8. Giddy glup gloopy nibby nobby la la la lo lo Sabba Sibby Sabba... Can;t say fairer than that can ya.....lol
  9. Old Lee Marvin was a definite one off..........love the words
  10. The Oyster cut would be what we call in nottingham "Gammon end "" ie where the Gammon meets the middle of the side of bacon,,and yes its definitely the tastiest,,and most expensive,, I bet it wasnt in nottingham where you had it,,Different parts of the country have different names for bacon cuts,,Oyster term ""not used in nottingham,,
  11. Alot of work went into preparing the Bacon before it got to the 'Machine'...... We purchased the 'Sides of Bacon' from two local company's.. Bostocks and Lovell and Christmas'' First the Ham end'' was removed then the shoulder...then it all had to be 'Boned' and sometimes the Middle was rolled'' There were many different cuts... Gammon Corner Gammon Shoulder Middle Flitch Short Back Streaky.. Collar..... All priced differently.....Gammon being the dearest and Streaky' the cheapest.....Town shops had a ''Bacon Windo
  12. Still got the scar on me thumb....from when i was cleaning the 'Bacon' machine when i was 16........Twas a chore that had to be done at the end of every day...... The Machines were made by 'Berkel and Carnil'' think thats correct...and it was classed as promotion to be able to use them.......you were then officially a ''Provision Hand'' and a rise of 10/- went with it..........
  13. Lol,,Provision counter,, Mick,,
  14. At Marsdens the Corned Beef (for slicing) came to us in 6lb cans in that familiar shape....we would always slice it by hand/knife....and the brand was mostly 'Libby's'..........1/4 per Qtr if memory serves me right....... Luncheon meat came in 4lb round cans ..usually 'Plumrose'......9d per Qtr........... Haslet.1/-...Brawn..1/-..Cooked Ham.2/6...Cooked shoulder.1/9......was all purchased from TN Parr's delivery vans...
  15. Used to buy alot of instrumentals....this was one for doing the 'Cha Cha'.........found a place in Leicester called the 'Beehive'' (63 ish)great club for dancing..........
  16. Fray Bentos corned beef always the most popular....even back in the 60s...12oz can.....about 3/6........can't think of another product that came in that shaped tin......another one off shape can of was the OVAL Ye olde oak ham that came in LB's......big seller at Christmas....always seemed to be on offer at 9/11.......only at Marsdens of course.........
  17. Must admit Jill they do lighten my day........... Nice one 'Red' didnt think they would be open.......
  18. I feel lucky to have worked 58 years.......only my health forced me to end it.......wish i was still working...might sound strange to some.......but i actually really enjoyed all my working years.....nowadays i'm bored with not really having owt to do.....not got hobbies... used to enjoy just getting out and a bit of socialising...however with the 'Lockdown'' even that has been curtailed.....loved my Spanish holidays...can't see when they will start again........ Anyway things should start getting better when i hit 'BULWELL' next week....... Lots of EY-UPS...
  19. Judging by the number of people on here in the 'Afternoons''.............Sleep........lol
  20. Just love a woman in a ''Black Dress''.......in a Bar with a drink and a smoke.......Shades of the 'Grumbleweeds''' chatting my Mrs up at the 'commadore'' 85 ish.......lol
  21. I miss Freddie.......very funny and a good singer...what a sad end...
  22. ..... Great Factual story.......very moving
  23. I was taken abroad most years by Mam and Dad between 1950 and 1960...........being an only child till i was 11 i suppose i was a bit spoilt...................Still love RHYL..........