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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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3 hours ago, Bubblewrap said:

As long as I don't have to drink it [Watney's Red Barrel]

I wouldn't drink this **** it if it were only 50p a pint :P

Agreed, it is terrible stuff but here in Scotland there is are even worse brews: Tnnent's and McEwan's ales and lagers!

 

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On 6/4/2018 at 9:26 PM, NewBasfordlad said:

If the main frame is intact I would first get the name off the smoke hood and have a google and if that proves me right I certainly would.

 

It's a Valor Minor.  Problem is that there are some bits missing.  They could be lying around the hiouse somewhere so if I get back this summer I shall take a look for the missing parts.  It is not all that old - still being made in teh 1960s.  In good nick worth about £35-40ish.

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On 5/30/2018 at 2:59 PM, Martyn said:

I like the monument at Manchester University. I suppose they need that because no person of note who ever went there!

 

Mrs Col worked for a while at the Nichols plant in Haydock, which is in St Helens Boro, just a bit south and west of Golborne, where there was evidently a Vimto Plant. Nichols owned Vimto at the time and the Haydock sdite was known to all as 'The Vimto'.. though I can't establish whether they actually made the stuff there.

 

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no person of note who ever went there!

 

I think you might need to revise that opinion somewhat:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_University_of_Manchester_people

 

I'm sad to say I didn't go there.  I chose instead, Manchester Poly. now MMU.

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2 minutes ago, DJ360 said:

 

Mrs Col worked for a while at the Nichols plant in Haydock, which is in St Helens Boro, just a bit south and west of Golborne, where there was evidently a Vimto Plant. Nichols owned Vimto at the time and the Haydock sdite was known to all as 'The Vimto'.. though I can't establish whether they actually made the stuff there.

 

 

I think you might need to revise that opinion somewhat:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_University_of_Manchester_people

 

I'm sad to say I didn't go there.  I chose instead, Manchester Poly. now MMU.

 

DJ, I know, I was only being a smartar*** about the monument to the bottle. I like you went to a Poly but in Plymouth 

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I remember the Rag Mag very well - it was always full of old, worn-out jokes!

 :rotfl:

 

It could be quite radical though; having articles about social injustice and the Students' Union fighting for just causes.  I imagine these days it would be more about fighting for counselling rights for stressed, overworked and hard-done-by students though....or am I being too cynical?

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Its the good life

In the winter after snow we would sledge down the slag heaps over New Bridge by Radford Pit and in the summer would trolly down the embankment next to the railway  by Western Boulevard bridge.

Ian, 

After all that lead stripping have you had your blood checked 

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It was Bejam that predated Iceland!

 

When I worked in Kent (78 - 82), it was at a factory next door to Batchelors where they made Vesta meals.

 

I could never contemplate ever eating one of their offerings having smelled and seen inside the place.

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The same could be said for a lot of places. I once did a contract job at a well known pork pie manufacturer in Nottingham  who shall remain nameless. I have never touched one of their products since. Some of the things I saw were beyond belief.

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Ian123 said: "Barricades made from ration boxes."

 

Reminds me of my days at Plessey Telecomms.  A section leader had an open plan room so to satisfy his sense of self importance he built a barricade of empty boxes between himself and the workers.  Each Friday evening a bunch of us working on overtime in the next room would dismantle his castle and stack the boxes in a corner.  On the following Monday the wall would appear agin.  This went on for several months - I've no idea who he thought might have been undermining his sense of self importance ............. We nicknamed him "Adrian Swall"

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The top one,  remember coming home in the early hours  after a long trip back from Manchester with the missus and my son, a big lad, asleep in the back. Got cut up on the island just before turning into our estate and flashed the guy. Heard him do a handbrake turn up the road and follow me in.

 

I got out with the wheel lock dangling from my hand as my son woke up and lumbered out of the back seat.... smell of burning rubber .... Bye!

 

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College scarves.

 

 

When I was a student (1960's) it was de rigueur to wear a scarf (in all weathers) that represented the college you attended. I can't see that being acceptable now!

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7 hours ago, jonab said:

College scarves.

 

 

When I was a student (1960's) it was de rigueur to wear a scarf (in all weathers) that represented the college you attended. I can't see that being acceptable now!

Long white boots very short denim shorts add skimpy top .......and your scarf very proudly worn by both sexes.

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On 15 June 2018 at 7:50 PM, Martyn said:

Its the good life

In the winter after snow we would sledge down the slag heaps over New Bridge by Radford Pit and in the summer would trolly down the embankment next to the railway  by Western Boulevard bridge.

Ian, 

After all that lead stripping have you had your blood checked 

I still feel the pain when a friend and myself were on a high speed run in my 'soap box' cart. The steering rope broke so I lost control and we ploughed into the blackberry bushes at the side of new bridge leading down to St Peters Street. Nettled and cut to bits. Total agony to move but no choice. Still in a cold sweat thinking about it.

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3 hours ago, Gem said:

Long white boots very short denim shorts add skimpy top .......and your scarf very proudly worn by both sexes.

I never wore white boots or a denim skirt. I'll admit to a scarf.

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That white boots and denim shorts/skirt and skimpy top thing is a new one on me!

 

I can't imagine myself wearing white boots or a skirt or a skimpy top although, some years later I did have a pair of maroon coloured platform sole boots which matched my carpetbagger trousers.

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