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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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Apple coarers (Spelling?) made from bone.

My Mum had one (Probably still has) and made thousands (And I mean THOUSANDS) of apple pies (My Dads favourite) using it. And of course there were the baked apples filled with treacle and raisins, with "Carnation 'evaporated' Milk" poured over it.

And there's another one or two "Carnation 'evaporated' Milk" , and 'condenced milk'

Condensed and Carnation Milk are available in all supermarkets and they do a Light version of them now.

My OH loves very thick black coffee with just a little condensed milk in it.

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Introduced in 1947

Each value of ticket was a different colour

1d yellow ?

2d Green ?

as far as I can remember

2½d Blueish grey (later 5d was this colour)

3d Pink or Terracotta or Orange

4d Purple

7d Buff

But I think some of the colours varied over the years. Note that there was no 6d ticket - for that you got a double-3d issue. (Press the button down below, and then depressing the lever once would issue two tickets at once.). The ticket printers were from time to time Hunt & Colleys (Hucknall Road), Oller Ltd (London) and Bell Punch Co Ltd (London). The "Ultimate" ticket machine was manufactured by the Bell Punch Co. as you can see from the maker's plate.

The other machine, by the way, is a Setright Speed - used by many bus operators including, locally, Trent, Barton, Midland General, East Midland, Mansfield District, South Notts - to mention but a few!

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This is one of a pair of cow shoes worn by moonshiners, in the USA during Prohibition, to hide their

tracks from Prohibition agents. The cow shoe is a strip of metal to which is tacked a wooden block

carved to resemble the hoof of a cow, which may be strapped to the human foot. A man shod with a

pair of them would leave a trail resembling that of a cow.

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This is one of a pair of cow shoes worn by moonshiners, in the USA during Prohibition, to hide their

tracks from Prohibition agents. pair of them would leave a trail resembling that of a cow.

If they fitted the cows with a couple of pairs of Reebocks the Agents would go off in a different direction ? :)

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I mst keep my eyes open more !

I must admit i don't go looking for it !

Much as I hate to quote myself, I actually found it right next to the tinned Pineapple on Sunday, of course I had to buy a tin !

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Seems to me that condensed milk is one of those binary substances - people either love it, or hate it, with no middle ground. No offence to the "love it" group, but I am firmly in the "hate it" camp - possibly because my mum would use it in tea if we had no fresh milk - and it tasted TERRIBLE!

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I seem to have a recollection of somebody showing us how to boil a tin of condensed milk (Can't remember how long for) then opening it , and it had more or less solidified and was eaten as a pudding on its own.

I wouldn't recommend trying it myself as I'd probably blow up the kitchen !

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I've boiled a can of condensed milk and used it afterwards for banoffee pie.

Ah banoffee pie !! My joint favourite along side Tiramasou .

The best Banoffee pie I ever had was over in Ireland about 8 years ago, and you can't beat the tiramasou that SWMBO makes (You can't drive or barely stand up after eating it either !!)

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the wife with your slippers warming by the fire and your tea(hot meal) ready to be dished up within 5 minutes of walking through the door,and then she would go out and bring a jug of ale back from the beeroff,oops what am i saying,wheres my hard hat

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