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Bingo!! what would we do without you CT...

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CT? .......... thought there was a new strain of CV knocking about :Shock:

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2 hours ago, Brew said:

 This was a tiny little shop adjacent to the pub opposite the Cross Keys 

 

Was the shop actually on Fletcher Gate, or round the corner at the bottom of Pilcher Gate ?

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It would have been round the corner on Pilcher Gate. Cor me brain hurts remembering that far back...   :faint:

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If it was round the corner, it must be on here. This is looking up Pilcher Gate; The Windmill is the white building on the far right.

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The window with the fluorescent light is it!   Amazing... I'm now back in 1963 tasting those cobs

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1963, a time before Sandwich shops. The first Sandwich shop I came across was on Bridlesmith Gate around 1967/8 and I remember thinking that it was a good idea but would never catch on because folk just couldn't afford to pay that much just for a sandwich, let alone a shilling for just one apple!!

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10 minutes ago, Commo said:

 I remember thinking that it was a good idea but would never catch on because folk just couldn't afford to pay that much just for a sandwich, let alone a shilling for just one apple!!

 

You missed a business trick there. You could've been the person who started Subway.

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Nice to see you posting again Commo ....... hope all well with you

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Mushy pea sandwich anyone? 

 

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IIRC Marlon of The Perishers in The Daily Mirror was a connoisseur of said sandwich.

My dad used to have the Daily Mirror delivered when I were a lad in the late 1950s and 60s. I used to enjoy reading the cartoon strips. Garth was brill and Andy Capp also amused me as did his long suffering wife Flo. Andy's son turned up in Buster comic in the early 60s.

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We were an HP brown sauce family.

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As a kid my brothers and I used to love bread and condensed milk or golden syrup.

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Dandelion leaves.....just as good as Lettuce

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When I had my hip replacement in March it was at a private hospital. I did expect a few extra creature comforts so when I was offered smoked salmon sandwiches I had the vision of thin cut triangular pieces of brown bread with the crusts removed, served on a bone china plate with a sprinkling of watercress. The smoked salmon was actually served in a one inch doorstep of soggy white bread which took some getting through. NHS for me if I ever have to go In again!

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1 hour ago, Mess said:

Marlon of The Perishers

Well Done Mess! The Perishers were discontinued in 2006 B.H. Calcutta (Failed) was my favourite

Andy Capp was first published in 1957 and continues to this day. Reg Smythe its creator died in 1998.

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1 hour ago, philmayfield said:

When I had my hip replacement in March it was at a private hospital. I did expect a few extra creature comforts so when I was offered smoked salmon sandwiches I had the vision of thin cut triangular pieces of brown bread with the crusts removed, served on a bone china plate with a sprinkling of watercress. The smoked salmon was actually served in a one inch doorstep of soggy white bread which took some getting through. NHS for me if I ever have to go In again!

Sorry to rub it in Phil but I was in the ‘Spire’ hospital a few months ago for a spinal  operation. This is predominantly a private hospital but I was referred there as an nhs patient. My prawn sandwich, served soon after I woke up from the anaesthetic was beautiful and  served with a little salad. Absolutely top notch.

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This was the Spire also. They discharged me too soon when the virus scare came on, resulting in me having a bad turn when I got home and they had, after a lot of pleading by my wife, to send a private ambulance and readmit me for another three days. I think my two Nigerian doctors were actually trained as witch doctors. I’d never go there again.

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4 hours ago, Oztalgian said:

Well Done Mess! The Perishers were discontinued in 2006 B.H. Calcutta (Failed) was my favourite

Andy Capp was first published in 1957 and continues to this day. Reg Smythe its creator died in 1998.

I have a tattoo of Andy Capp on my right arm and Florrie on my left arm. These were done about 1960, somewhere on Alfred Street central, I believe. Florrie , on the left was done with two needles stuck in a cork and black ink, ( sure it was Zebrite black lead). Often been asked, do I regret it? The straight answer is NO, I knew what I were doing and never think about it at all now.

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There used to be a tattooist on Alfred street, he was called Butch.

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5 hours ago, philmayfield said:

This was the Spire also. They discharged me too soon when the virus scare came on, resulting in me having a bad turn when I got home and they had, after a lot of pleading by my wife, to send a private ambulance and readmit me for another three days. I think my two Nigerian doctors were actually trained as witch doctors. I’d never go there again.

Seems odd that we had such contrasting experiences at the same place. I cannot fault any aspect of my treatment or short stay there. I’m back there again soon. 

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I went there to get signed off by my surgeon a couple of weeks ago. Tony Westbrook was first class but I wasn't generally impressed with the place. I only chose it because it was new. I had hoped for a view of the airfield where I used to fly but my view was of the car park!

 

 

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As kids, when things were a bit short, we have made do with bread and lard with a light sprinkle of salt. I mean proper lard and not the rock hard bricks that you get nowadays. Original lard was more creamy texture with a bit of jelly on the bottom. Quite nice really.

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