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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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If one wears freshly cleaned clothes on a daily basis.......there is no aroma of stale tobacco ,.........having a shower/bath every day also helps......many blokes stink and its nowt to do with smoking..........:crazy:

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The same person used to have a perforated hinged protective cover over the bowl of his pipe. He was a model aircraft enthusiast and one day he was leaning over a model to admire it when the contents of his pipe dropped out and ignited the doped tissue and balsa wood leading to a spectacular conflagration!

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13 minutes ago, benjamin1945 said:

If one wears freshly cleaned clothes on a daily basis.......there is no aroma of stale tobacco ,.........having a shower/bath every day also helps......many blokes stink and its nowt to do with smoking..........:crazy:

Not everyone does !

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Two showers a day in the summer months !  I love the feeling of being clean and fresh !

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I said many blokes catfan....not all,................same with smokers.....they don't all stink of stale bacca.................!!!

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Nothing more alluring than a good looking woman with a faint aroma of of players number 6,................LOL.

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You don't smell it when you smoke, I have a yearly visit to an in-law usually stay around 20/30 mins unless I can get out of it, in time he'll have three fags, when I leave I can feel it on my skin & my clothes stink.

 

 A few weeks ago on a nice day sat outside the Bell with Mrs Red, two women with their husbands sat on the next table with their back to us, when they lit up after each drag they put the fag behind their back, the smoke was allover me, I have perfected quite a loud choking exaggerated type cough, eventually one turned round "sorry is it bothering you?" "Yes It f**king is" They looked for some support from their none smoking husbands & got none :crazy: they soon moved, I'd gone before the Police turned up.     

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284 RR..........I don't smoke in the house or car or near kids,...........also don't swear to make my point

 

283 catfan.....i was being jocular..............but i'll leave it there..........

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Thats ok then young Michael...........i could hear the tune of 'high noon'........as we stood facing each other........on Bulwell main street........lol.

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What a lousy rotten day weather  wise.  Not stopped raining all day here in Bulwell & not warm either.

Last Tuesday we went to Portsmouth to the dockyards & the weather was glorious, even had to cool off with a few beers afterwards !

 

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Saw the 'Victory' when I was 5 or so.  Me dad was a sailor based in Portsmouth.  Looks like the Victory is still in good shape.  Can't say the same for Admiral Nelson though. ;)

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My dad was also in the navy during WW2. He volunteered for DEMS duty and spent most of his time in the tropics. According to some of the tales he told, the merchant ships to which he was assigned were almost as old as those in Catfan's photos and the guns they were supplied with had been removed from museums. Most had no ammunition anyway. He was happy enough. He got paid twice, by the Royal Navy and the Merchant Navy, plus bounty...and I don't mean the chocolate bar! :rolleyes:

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I can remember when these were in every branch of Woolworths! There was one in the Radford Road branch and, as a child, I'd pester my mum for a penny to weigh myself. This one is in the The Market Hall in Derby. Now costs 20p!

 

The biscuit counter and the big red scale. Happy memories of Woolworths!

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Chinmeys being swept.  This is my chimney sweeping brush thrusting out of my living room chimney pot this week:

 

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Objecting to the proliferation of industrial wind farms in rural Scotland is like pissing in the wind but one has to make the effort.

 

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