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What was John Peel's "Rule of Thumb" Ian?

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14 hours ago, Compo said:

You don't see lovely little wings like this on cars these days either:

 

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I had one of those. Ford Anglia 105E in dark blue. FTV 475C

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I was Just thinking. about that Ian.

 

 I suppose Hardy smoked all of Nelsons cigarettes.

They ran out of cheap nuts.

The Fosdykes moved.

Trunk calls went the way of the pay phone 

The sun seems a bit scarce in these days so it's now just Tang Tea.

opus 22 is now up to opus 30.

somebody ate all the dates!

 

Sorry!  I couldn't resist it.  :biggrin:

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Hot dog Barrow boys.

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The cockle man in nottm pubs.....:wacko:

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30 minutes ago, Compo said:

The cockle man in nottm pubs.....:wacko:

I think modern hygiene regulations put paid to that. Mind you, I used to enjoy the Friday night visits by the Sally Ann and the cockle man. Always bought mussels, prawns and cockles from him.

I also recall some fella coming round with a big basket of filled cobs - beef, ham, cheese and so on. He had bottles of sauce and mustard with him - you could help yourself. Was that in Nottm or was it Kent? It was in the days before pubs sold food as a norm. (Thinking about it, though, if it was Kent, they would have been rolls, not cobs).

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1 hour ago, Compo said:

The cockle man in nottm pubs.....:wacko:

Dave the Cockle Man is still around as far as I know.  I’ve seen him in recent months, although he’s not a well man. 

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1 hour ago, LizzieM said:

Dave the Cockle Man is still around as far as I know.  I’ve seen him in recent months, although he’s not a well man. 

 

He was mugged for his takings a couple of months ago, he’s 70.

While he was in hospital for damaged ribs he was found to have cancer. I believe he’s out now.

 

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Yes I read about that Alan, and I've seen him in town since then.

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On 22/01/2018 at 4:34 PM, catfan said:

I remember seeing these cars on a daily basis years ago, two stroke engine & very unstable on the road. Nowadays disabled people can pick & choose what car they want !

 

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Back in the 1960s my Brother in Law's mate had one of those.  His name was Mick and he was from 'Ucknal'.  My B in L had his 'Stag' do in some place in 'Ucknal' and I was there.  After the 'Do', Mick drove BinL and me back to Bestwood. How 3 of us got in that thing I don't know.. but we did...  :)

 

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14 hours ago, LizzieM said:

Dave the Cockle Man is still around as far as I know.  I’ve seen him in recent months, although he’s not a well man. 

There must have been a number of these cockle men. I well remember that many pubs had a visit on a Friday and it can't have been the same person at all of them. (This is memory of over 40 years ago). I always wondered what they did the rest of the week.

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Years ago my next door neighbour sold sea food around pubs at the weekend, by all accounts it was very good money to be made (commission only) but well worth the effort. During the week he worked in a bookmakers. Not everyone wanted to work at the weekend after working all week doing their regular job.

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17 hours ago, LizzieM said:

Dave the Cockle Man is still around as far as I know

 

Last night he was propping the window up, minus his basket of that chicken takeaway shop at the bottom of Hurts Yard I would say he'd had a few, I did see him being helped to stand outside The Dragon a few weeks ago.

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I saw 'The Cockle Man' on my last visit to Nottingham about five years ago.  I ahd a chat with him iin the Tip. He was still selling cockles at that time but was happy to talk about the 1960s with me.

 

 

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Was this the original sliced bread?

 

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It's Marathon, NOT bleddy Snickers!

 

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Thanks for the gen, Brew.

 

I remember as a primary school child, my dad would not entertain sliced bread at all.  My classmates were all taking Wonderloaf or Mother's Pride to school wrapped in the waxy paper from  a used loaf whilst I had to take my home-cut bread in a paper bag.  It was embarrassing not to have the same as my peers so I can see how it is the same for kids today.  Kids who do not have the latest this-or-that and are made fun of by their peers.  It is a pressure applied by advertisers and was as valid then as it is today - albeit on a different scale of cost.

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Of course the sliced loaf would never have got anywhere without the development of high-speed

bread making offered by the Chorleywood process https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chorleywood_bread_process

 

This alone is responsible for the development and success of the dreadful plastic foam like consistency of the sliced loaf - and many other mass-produced breads of that era. It was also responsible for the demise of many of the small in-shop bakeries - a great, great loss.

 

Fortunately, the Chorleywood process is gradually regaining its correct place in the field of gastronomy* and, as I noticed on my Christmas visit, there seem to be many small artisan bakeries springing up all over the place baking REAL bread again - I hope that applies in Nottingham as well.

 

How pleased I am not to have had to put up with much of it

 

*Nowhere

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My jukebox took a dislike to Eddie Cochran this morning and chomped up his record. (Sitting on the Balcony 1957 & Somethin' Else 1959). Box now fixed but record non too healthy - I certainly won't see this anymore :(

 

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I was just thinking Compo.  That Juke box of yours must be a right demolition machine.  I can't think of much record playing equipment that could eat a disk as well as that. :biggrin:

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