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6 hours ago, IAN123. said:

Two Nottm kids on a Carters Drinks tasting.

 

Guaranteed a sugar rush ther Ian

 

Rog

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I notice in a lot of these pictures from the forties and fifties and in some cases sixties the "workers" all look thin and tired yet the dignitaries look well fed and healthy and probably never done a days physical work in their lives, looking at Ian's last picture the Raleigh worker is around forty years old yet he looks a lot older than the suits who are all probably late fifties early sixties, about the only time the "worker" had ever seen a cigar would be at christmas time yet the bloke on his right is probably blowing ciger smoke over the poor sod,

I'm no communist but can't help but feel for the poor sod stood there wringing his hands and knowing his place in society when all the others have not got a clue what his life is like and the hardships he has to deal with, and are they really interested? perhaps not

 

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Regardless of when it was in the picture has it ever been any different?

 

If it's circa early 50's food rationing is still in effect for some foods and was a time when the lack of processed foods made Britain's population surprisingly healthy thus the slim figure.

 

I don't look at him and think 'poor sod' I see a man on piece work who wants them all to bugger off so he can gerron wi it.

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Regarding bosses and workers my father told me of when he was working on the shop floor in the 30's the company chairman would visit the factory on a Saturday morning dressed in his hunting pink, ready to ride to hounds. That must have been pretty demoralising for the workforce. My father ultimately became company chairman in the 70's but he didn't keep up the tradition!

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Kinnock once visited Plessey years ago. All the department staff were gawping, whilst I turned my back. I couldn't bring myself to make eye contact.

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Remember when he fell over on that beach, he made eye contact with the crabs and cockles that day,don't think he impressed them either fly

 

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Yes, I well remember that Rog. Brilliant !

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