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Thanks for that Compo.  I'll try that method:

 

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Seems to work....  :)  So I've edited things above.  Thanks again.

 

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Things you don’t see anymore (times 2) A 1945 photo of my aunt, wearing a turban and scrubbing her front door step on Queens Grove, Meadows. She dug her heels in and refused to move when the

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Our first handbill, before we were the 'Magic Roundabout Disc Show'.  This was 1968.

 

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Looks like somebody (Kev?) has fixed my original posts so now I'm repeating myself.... 

 

It's not just an age thing.. honest.

 

It's not just an age thing.. honest

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On 11/28/2018 at 4:40 PM, philmayfield said:

They look like tawses. They were used for beatings in Scottish schools but I don’t think the barbaric practice came south of the border. Just the good old English cane. There were some sadists in the teaching profession who took pleasure in inflicting pain on small children. Now you just reason with them! European Court of Human Rights.

They did use them in England, I can assure you. Many a time I've had the strap using the middle 3 prong strap in the picture. I went to Radford boulevard school, 1954 to 1958. Beekay.

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17 hours ago, Stavertongirl said:

Bovril cubes can’t find then anywhere, liked them in my stews. Hate Oxo Cubes anything made with them just tastes like Oxo.

Stav, you can get Bovril cubes at Tesco, Wait rose or Sainsburys. I often make a Bovril drink before bedtime. Love it with a slice of bread !!!

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19 minutes ago, Beekay said:

They did use them in England, I can assure you.

Yes, the tawse was used in English schools. I've met several people, including a head teacher during my teaching career, who confirmed it was used on them.  One of my father's teachers at Church Street Schools in Beeston maintained discipline with the aid of a chair leg! Painful.

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32 minutes ago, Beekay said:

Stav, you can get Bovril cubes at Tesco, Wait rose or Sainsburys. 

Thanks for that. Obviously shop at wrong supermarkets, local Asda and Co-op don’t have them. Tesco here I come! 

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One the teachers at my school always used a very large slipper instead of a strap. It must  have been a size 12 or 13. The poor miscreant had to bend over his desk and 'WALLOP' !!

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4 minutes ago, Stavertongirl said:

Thanks for that. Obviously shop at wrong supermarkets, local Asda and Co-op don’t have them. Tesco here I come! 

They are normally stocked long with condiments etc., oxo, salts, pepper and the like. Good hunting !!

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In my senior school bits would get the cane, they had to go down to the headmaster or the deputy’s room to get it. We also had teachers that rapped your knuckles or palm of your hand with a ruler, one who would throw the blackboard rubber at you (we all learnt to duck) or if you yawned would try to get a piece of chalk in your mouth. If you couldn’t answer a question he would stand next to you with 3 books above your head and would drop them one by one if you kept getting it wrong. Think a lot of his class was concussed some of the time! H&S would have had a field day! 

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Just noticed on my last post boys getting the cane  ended up as bits getting the cane, sorry about that made it sound very rude. 

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Then it is probably summat at my end. Earlier on today I couldn't get on to the site - "Nottstalgia refused permission to enter site."

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Singing Postman AKA Alan Smethurst was a folk singer/songwriter, born in Bury, Lancashire in 1937, died 2000.  Moving to Sheringham in Norfolk at age two he spent his youth until his late teens in Norfolk before moving to Cleethorpes with his mother where he spent the rest of his life. His songs mostly featured life as it was in Norfolk when he was a boy. Although making money from record sales he became an alcoholic, losing his money to the problem and spent his last years in a Salvation Army hostel.  He was a Lincolnshire postman for twelve years.

 

I used to have one of his LPs but lent it to someone and you can guess the rest..... :(

 

The singing nun was treated very badly by her convent. Born in 1933 as Jeanne Paule Deckers she was a singer/songwriter. Her convent treated her very badly and along with censoring all her songs kept the royalties from her work. In the late 1970s, the Belgian governement asked for tax owed, amounting to $63,000. She had too fight the convent to get it sorted out. In 1967, she wrote and performed a song supporting the use of contraception and the Catholic church intervened, preventing a Montreal concert from going ahead. Eventually, in 1985, she committed suicide along with her long time partner, Annie Pecher and they were buried together in the churchyard in Wavre, Belgium.

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Found this 1976 Green Shield stamps catalogue amongst the late Mma-in-Law's things:

 

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23 minutes ago, IAN123. said:

You could..with enough books..get a MK:3 Ford Cortina.

 

 

Inside the book is a photo of a Rolls Royce car. It says that any make and model of car can be ordered through Green Shield Spamps - number of books required, on application.

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Don't see,Curly Wurlys. Rebuilt the top 50ft of 'Cadbury s at Framton on Severn and incorporated some of those in the rebuild.

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9 hours ago, Deepdene Boy said:

Lincoln biscuits. they were my favourites

Same here. I still remember the green packets.

 

9 hours ago, IAN123. said:

Proper dunkers Deepdene.

There were some horrible small round biscuits in the 70's. Size of a penny..with a whirl of pink or blue icing on top..Gems??.not nice at all.

Grantham Gingerbreads..putting on weight as i type!!

I think the icing on top of Little Gems was, in fact, sweetened concrete. Cracked a tooth on one.

 

Grantham gingerbread - always associate that with Goose Fair and mushy peas (not together, of course).

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