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zoony

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Re: do you remember
« Reply #30 on: Oct 26, 2020, 01:10:05 AM »
They were useful people.. Horse muck for roses, donkey stones fer't steps and a balloon or something for the kids plus a real horse to touch!..

Michael Rolls

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Re: do you remember
« Reply #31 on: Oct 26, 2020, 02:42:30 AM »
There was a similar guy used to come down our road in the late 40s. Canít remember when he stopped. We also used to see a French onion seller on a bicycle
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« Reply #32 on: Oct 26, 2020, 08:04:02 AM »
I believe rags and bones were collected for the Workhouse. Bones being a component of glue and rags used in paper making, the inmates had to grind  the bones and tear the rags. Before my time.
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« Reply #33 on: Oct 26, 2020, 08:24:43 AM »
He also used to sharpen knives and scissors.
That was one of the offerings of gypsies when I was a lad. If you were fool enough to give them a knife they'd scrape it on the kerbstone a few times and expect some coppers.

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« Reply #34 on: Oct 26, 2020, 09:08:24 AM »
where i live in Goa a guy comes round once or twice a year with a cycle contraption and a carburandum stone to sharpen you knives and scissors..
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« Reply #35 on: Oct 26, 2020, 09:10:12 AM »
I did know that, although I could not have quoted the date, and by no means every country followed suit.
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Re: do you remember
« Reply #36 on: Oct 26, 2020, 02:57:42 PM »
I dont know about rags and bones but i can remember the second hand man. He used to give us goldfish in plastic bags as kids. Poor things, they nearly always died.
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« Reply #37 on: Oct 26, 2020, 07:02:52 PM »
Instamatic cameras. Weren't they neat!
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« Reply #38 on: Oct 26, 2020, 07:52:17 PM »
the hula-hoop...lol... how many of you were champions
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« Reply #39 on: Oct 26, 2020, 07:54:54 PM »
I was a champion spectator. Yoyo too.
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« Reply #40 on: Oct 26, 2020, 08:00:52 PM »
Soap box carts  made using old pram wheels and scrap wood.


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Michael Rolls

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« Reply #41 on: Oct 26, 2020, 08:05:19 PM »
Pal and I made a soap box cart and I managed to tear my trousers on it. Mum was most upset; money for a new pair was hard to find. Iíd forgotten that
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Re: do you remember
« Reply #42 on: Oct 26, 2020, 08:41:35 PM »
Instamatic cameras. Weren't they neat!


I loved mine, took great photos of my kids when they were young.  I am going to be called a dinosaur but it was simple not like complicated digital one I have now I'd have mine back.

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Re: do you remember
« Reply #43 on: Oct 27, 2020, 01:29:24 AM »
Do you remember when you had a brilliant thought and remembered it long enough to write it down?.. Just lost another one.  ???

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Re: do you remember
« Reply #44 on: Oct 27, 2020, 03:10:49 AM »
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