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Singing Postman AKA Alan Smethurst was a folk singer/songwriter, born in Bury, Lancashire in 1937, died 2000.  Moving to Sheringham in Norfolk at age two he spent his youth until his late teens in Norfolk before moving to Cleethorpes with his mother where he spent the rest of his life. His songs mostly featured life as it was in Norfolk when he was a boy. Although making money from record sales he became an alcoholic, losing his money to the problem and spent his last years in a Salvation Army hostel.  He was a Lincolnshire postman for twelve years.

 

I used to have one of his LPs but lent it to someone and you can guess the rest..... :(

 

The singing nun was treated very badly by her convent. Born in 1933 as Jeanne Paule Deckers she was a singer/songwriter. Her convent treated her very badly and along with censoring all her songs kept the royalties from her work. In the late 1970s, the Belgian governement asked for tax owed, amounting to $63,000. She had too fight the convent to get it sorted out. In 1967, she wrote and performed a song supporting the use of contraception and the Catholic church intervened, preventing a Montreal concert from going ahead. Eventually, in 1985, she committed suicide along with her long time partner, Annie Pecher and they were buried together in the churchyard in Wavre, Belgium.

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Found this 1976 Green Shield stamps catalogue amongst the late Mma-in-Law's things:

 

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23 minutes ago, IAN123. said:

You could..with enough books..get a MK:3 Ford Cortina.

 

 

Inside the book is a photo of a Rolls Royce car. It says that any make and model of car can be ordered through Green Shield Spamps - number of books required, on application.

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Don't see chavs like this...sadly Roadmans have took over...a deeper and darker by- product of Thatcherism spinoff

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If you watched the BBC drama about the Asian informer with Paddy Considine..you'll get the picture about Roadmen in Broken Britain today.

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Always been a big reader..owt' really -from Bagnold to Brown sauce labels.

Even this ...

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Don't see,Curly Wurlys. Rebuilt the top 50ft of 'Cadbury s at Framton on Severn and incorporated some of those in the rebuild.

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People used to shout :

Wallop !

Ungower!

On Barra!

Owzat!

Fly Me To Cuba!

Nut Him Ref!

Where's Your Handbag Charlie George!

Nancy Boy!

Wolfwunch!

Heath Out!

Ban The Bomb...Burn Your Bra( ..or was it ban the bra?..)

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The Tealady...a godsend..in a smock rattling cups on a trolley with a berker of best teaGetty-Images-83451241.jpg.a malted milk or a lincoln was often going begging.

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6 hours ago, IAN123. said:

.a godsend..in a smock rattling cups

Reminds me of Bristow and "The Great Tea Trolley Disaster of '67"

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Proper dunkers Deepdene.

There were some horrible small round biscuits in the 70's. Size of a penny..with a whirl of pink or blue icing on top..Gems??.not nice at all.

Grantham Gingerbreads..putting on weight as i type!!

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9 hours ago, Deepdene Boy said:

Lincoln biscuits. they were my favourites

Same here. I still remember the green packets.

 

9 hours ago, IAN123. said:

Proper dunkers Deepdene.

There were some horrible small round biscuits in the 70's. Size of a penny..with a whirl of pink or blue icing on top..Gems??.not nice at all.

Grantham Gingerbreads..putting on weight as i type!!

I think the icing on top of Little Gems was, in fact, sweetened concrete. Cracked a tooth on one.

 

Grantham gingerbread - always associate that with Goose Fair and mushy peas (not together, of course).

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Drat. My Brother did too!  But would you give them up for a lovely green packet of Lincoln's?

 

 

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Right now, yes. You can still get Iced Gems, but Lincolns drowned without trace when Crawford's Carlisle factory flooded out on 13th November 2009. By a poignant coincidence my Mam passed away the same day, and i always associate Lincoln biscuits with returning back from shopping trips with Mam.

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That's sad Deepdene..but happy memories by the sound of it...was i right in thinking that many Disc Jockeys of the past..played songs and spoke over the PA system of United Biscuits factory?

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I got a Saturday job at Woollies on Hyson Green whilst I was at school, I am fairly sure we had an overall to wear think it was turquoise. When I left school I worked there full time until I started at Boots offices on Station Street. Do Saturday jobs still exist now?

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6 hours ago, IAN123. said:

 

Is this our Ben in his younger days " properly turned out" with that angelic look that will having females swooning over him for the rest of his life , 

 

6 hours ago, IAN123. said:

No upspeak here..and properly turned out!45254740-921476048051763-161441124802625

 

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