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berniew

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Re: Days of not so old
« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2009, 08:33:09 PM »
Hi everyone did any older relatives take snuff i remember being sent for Hedges l 260 by my uncle ,I also remember bumper beer cans 7 pints I think problably 3 left and flat by the time they were opened , and the sparse coverage of 2 po 2 music until Radio Caroline forced their hand .Does anyone remember those strange vacuum operated cylinders that took the money you had just paid at the till to presumably the office i remember the one in Fosters on the cov.Co op divi numbers were absolutely vital forgotten on pain of death ,provident cheques ,Blundells for stuff "on the knock "and Decca cigs that had a match in the end and choked you with sulphurBernie

roy one

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Re: Days of not so old
« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2009, 09:04:11 PM »
hi berniew if iv not said welcome ill say it now lololo

 yes my mum took snuff  L260 in a round tin there was some in a small tin but i can not remember the name it was a blue tin

 now you say blundells in kingheath  i had a mate who worked for them tally man they gave him a car it was a hillman imp van red and his round covered kings heath yardleywood maypole he has a book for each day
 the cheep fags i remember was  domino
 now befor that you had fags called bar one turff robin i got me hand on them when i was a kid
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Mikey

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Re: Days of not so old
« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2009, 11:28:36 PM »
Mikey - I always wanted a brother !!! (if you are my brother then my Mum would have had some explaining to do !!)

we didn't read News of the World but we did read 'Titbits' and 'reveille' - remember those?


Oh yeah, we always read those, some great laughs and stories.   ;D   ;)
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denise

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Re: Days of not so old
« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2009, 11:30:41 PM »
My Grandmother used to take snuff.

She kept it in a little silver box,very refined LOL :)

berniew

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Re: Days of not so old
« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2009, 11:38:58 PM »
Yes Roy a lot of the old brands have gone I used to smoke Gold Leaf haven't seen them for donkeys years , disappeared along with jack stones ,hula hoops , penny winks and an old favorite Lovell's Milky Lunch  Bernie

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Re: Days of not so old
« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2009, 11:44:31 PM »
AZTEC BARS.......

How much is that doggy in the window?song for those that never heard of it.

Mrs Brown you have a lovely daughter

Sisters......... :)

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Re: Days of not so old
« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2009, 02:23:19 AM »
     What about ......." Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible ",
               or..............." Do not adjust your picture "

        " You're never alone with a Strand "   cigarette ad:
         " Have gun will travel "   a western TV show .
 Which born the car bumper sticker ....." Have wife must travel " .

  Oznow .

oldgoose

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Re: Days of not so old
« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2009, 10:48:29 AM »
I loved Aztec bars
and Spangles (especially golden mint)
and lovely savoury snacks called 'Chipples' which were in a big  box
Did anyone else get their groceries delivered by a kid on a bike? (the forerunner of dot com vans)
Toffee Cup
Butterscotch gums

Hope I'm jogging other memories as they are jogging mine !!

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Re: Days of not so old
« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2009, 11:55:24 AM »
gob stoppers  that filled your mouth
 
 Spanish wood
black jacks        4 for a penny
 sugar that come in a sack

 butter in a block
 lose tea    (no tea bads in them days)
 you could buy one egg
 you could have food on tic from the shop down the road
 sunday tea tin of fruit and tin of cream bread and butter(if you was lucky)
 mars bars that was so big it was hard to eat all in one go  (3p)
 one penny on the tram from town to the lickys
 woolys most things under sixpence
sherbet penny a bag  dip ya finger in
 steam roller doing the roads
Fry's five boys choc
school dinners 2/6 per week unless it was free with a F  on your ticket
 having the jab at school
each day is a blessing and I bless each day when it comes

berniew

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Re: Days of not so old
« Reply #42 on: March 05, 2009, 08:35:04 PM »
My Grandmother used to take snuff.

She kept it in a little silver box,very refined LOL :)
Very gentile Denise Think my lot had shovels   Bernie

Mikey

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Re: Days of not so old
« Reply #43 on: March 05, 2009, 08:35:49 PM »
Mikey
Here's a photo taken on the six five special back in the 60's. I did a quiz on the history forum with this photo to see how many of the acts were recognisable today. It was found to be hard going, but 90% were named within a few days.

Have a go for fun, I'm not asking anybody for answers just see how many you can get.

Phil

Nice one Phil. Lots of familiar faces in the pic but putting names to them is stretching the memory. There's Pete Murray and Jo Douglas of course, Jim Dale, Don Lang and do I see the DC5?

 :)
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