Author Topic: Old Brummie sayings got any ?  (Read 176986 times)

Joewoen

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #1287 on: April 22, 2017, 07:11:05 PM »
Joe , in the 50/ 60s it was called Pluvex  after the manufacturer
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Whitby,  thanks for the prompt response,  but that's not the word I'm afraid.  I don't think it's a trade name.

Edmund Fifield

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #1288 on: April 22, 2017, 10:31:41 PM »
How about ASHFELT

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #1289 on: April 22, 2017, 11:19:02 PM »

Whitby,  thanks for the prompt response,  but that's not the word I'm afraid.  I don't think it's a trade name.
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I remember a simpler time, when we called that stuff "tarpaulin". 

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #1290 on: April 23, 2017, 10:58:52 AM »
There were lots of Trade Names for Roofing Felt Pluvex Ruberoid Marley etc but it was often called 'Bitumen' Felt
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Joewoen

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #1291 on: April 23, 2017, 03:24:02 PM »
Edmund, baz, spud, thanks for the ideas.


Mrs.Woen isn't from Birmingham,  she'd never heard of this term,  but she had heard of tarpaulin, bitumin and asphalt, but she'd never heard the word I used.  I'm beginning to wonder if it's a Black Country word, rather than Brummie.