Things you don't see anymore


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Some folks only request information, which is fair enough by me. Maybe they don't want discussion, chat, banter etc. Different people want different things from a forum, and that's fine.  If

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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Compo, yes we've had snobs.... Still got mine from the mid 1950s but I'm not as good with them as I used to be

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There are 3 kinds of snobs, actually (I think). As well as the two you thought about, Michael, there are those people who are rude about - or make fun of - people who are financially better off than they are, or more 'privileged' in some way, without knowing much about them. These kind of snobs seem to think that being less well off somehow makes them a better person than someone who has more money or a bigger house etc.

What do the rest of you think?

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There are good people or bad(nice or 'orrible) in all walks of life & some deserve the Michael taking out of them

Eg "Loads of Money(Harry Enfield) rich but nasty

Alf Garnett Poor but nasty

And both are equally funny :)

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I agree with BW, that there are 'good' and 'bad' in all walks of life, but I'm not sure about making fun of anyone in real life. The stereotyped characters in various TV programmes are a different matter - some are funny and actually point out the absurdities of particular personalities and social situations, which is a positive thing.

Catfan, I always offer delivery men Earl Grey tea and canapés............... and I've just told a porky pie!

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You would be surprised what I have been offered by way of tips Margie !

I once got £40 for lifting a hot tub over a garage, only way poosible it was. The HT owner had been quoted between £750 min to £1250 max !

Took me less than five minutes.

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Is there a hidden language going on here, BW?

Catfan, I presume you lifted the hot tub mechanically (don't know the name of the swivelling crane thingy on the back of a lorry) or did you just get angry, turn green and lift it yourself

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Ernie,the song Margie.

I'm quite big on manners..not perfect, but I try to treat people how I would like to be treated. A smile costs nothing..nothing worse than a scowl. I think being polite to women is very important.. and if I get things wrong.I own up ..is the wife always right?.......YES.

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So.........back to the title of this thread about things you don't see anymore. I have got an old photo of me aged about 6 wearing a KNITTED bathing costume and slip-on rubber shoes for paddling in the sea ( and that photo is definitely staying in the album - it's not finding its way on to here!).

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#3216. Margie, There are several photos of me in the family album wearing knitted bathers too. In fact my little brother was put in the same ones a few years later. My Mum knitted everything in those days! Don't think I ever had any rubber shoes though, I must have been tougher than you!!

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