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Remington electric shaver

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Shippo's beer barrel

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Be-Ro cakes,scones and puddings

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OXO using economy cuts of beef

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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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Here's a photo of some techy bits from my little museum.  The micrometer and vernier calliper are courtesy of our very own Plantfit:

 

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A Rover 75 seen at Dwarwick Pier, Caithness,Tuesday19th Sept. 2017.  Note that it still has trafficators, despite having indicators fitted. I wonder if this was a factory-fit job during an interim changeover period of manufacture?

 

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Those green polythene strips that you placed inside the top of your car windscreen to prevent sun glare.

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Bicycle saddle bags,quite rare to see one these days,I don't use this one anymore,I've not got a bicycle,I ride a proper bike now

 

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Saddlebags were good for some tricks too.  In the cycling club I was in, somebody put a brick in a guy's saddlebag as a joke.  The victim was stopped by a copper riding home late at night.  The cop inspected his saddlebag and found the brick.  He had a hard time persuading the cop he wasn't going to chuck it through the jewelers window.  Long story.  :biggrin: 

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16 hours ago, FLY2 said:

Those green polythene strips that you placed inside the top of your car windscreen to prevent sun glare.

Then some people put "Fred & Freda" or whatever name they had in big white letters !

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Especially on a lilac coloured Smart car.

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Things that I don't see anymore...... It's the kids playing outside.:( Nowadays kids are playing indoors with their tablet, PC and other new games. During my time I used to play from 6 am to 8 pm. Kids before are playing at the creeks, going to forest or do some ghost hunting kinds of stuff. Kids rely on youtube now to widen up their knowledge.... So sad but true...:(:(:(

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Here's a window shade that I bought as a souvenir when I left the islands back in 1988.  My favourite one was the one I had on the screen of my Reliant Supervan III in the early 70s. I had rolled the van in snow and ice in Yorkshire and had to hold the split body and windscreen together with duck tape whilst I drove it home to Nottingham. I eventually literally stitched it back together with nylon chord and fibreglassed over the joins.  Once repainted it looked good as new but I bought a green screen shade and using number plate lettering put the words "PLASTIC" and "NASTY" on the screen.  Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of that but maybe someone on here remembers seeing it about town between 1973 and 1975 when I sold it on.

 

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12 hours ago, deewelch said:

Things that I don't see anymore...... It's the kids playing outside.:( Nowadays kids are playing indoors with their tablet, PC and other new games.

 

I don't think it's always the kids fault. With all the 'think of the children' paranoia many are not allowed out of their parents sight, being under virtual house arrest what else can they do?

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I read on a different forum yesterday where a member was terrified of his daughter having to catch 2 buses to school when she starts her new school. She had never caught any bus on her own before.

Talk about "Think of the Children" these same parents are wrapping kids up in cotton wool instead of letting them stand on their own 2 feet.

Blokes daughter is 16 years old fgs.

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Too possesive,trouble with being like that with kids is when they do find their feet they tend to go off the rails or get caught up in something that could lead to all sorts of problems,kids/children are young adults and need treating as such with guidance from sensible parents/adults not wrapping up in cotton wool

 

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Over here possessive over protective parents are called 'helicopter parents.'  They are always hovering over the kid.  It's easy to criticize, but when you think of some of the perverts out there these days I suppose you can understand it a bit.  We never worried about such things in my childhood and I don't think I ever heard of any kiddy fiddler incidents.  I think our dads would probably have dealt out justice themselves.

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