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townie

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Rag and Bone man
« on: October 28, 2012, 09:05:25 PM »
Rag and Bone man
Dont know if this thread has been coverd before if not here goes.
When i was young i can remember the rag and bone man coming up the street with his horse and cart (steptoe and son to a tee) still watch it.. It all depended on how many rags you took out if it was a few, you got a balloon or two, if you took loads out you got a goldfish.plus manure for grandads garden. Great Days long gone.
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Re: Rag and Bone man
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2012, 09:56:05 PM »
yes i remember the rag and bone man it was a real treat to get a balloon, the horse would stick its head in our door and mom would give him a slice of bread

townie

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Re: Rag and Bone man
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012, 10:05:57 PM »
Most kids always asked the name of the horse, how few new the name of the rag and bone man   
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Re: Rag and Bone man
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2012, 10:11:04 PM »
a few more posts on rag and bone man
 
the rag man click hear
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Re: Rag and Bone man
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2012, 10:16:35 PM »
Sorry Roy Ben cant keep up with the past but if Phil has any photos would be great.
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014, 11:40:51 PM »
Just watched a programme called scrappers and was amazed to see in London that the rag and bone man with his horse and cart are still going strong. The old chap is now training his young grandson of 15 all the tricks of the trade. Well done keep going
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Re: Rag and Bone man
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2014, 06:42:15 PM »
They come round in a van these days here.
 
They often put a note on the chap next doors car asking him to sell it for scrap.  ;D

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Re: Rag and Bone man
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2014, 06:56:04 PM »
I'm surprised that they even ask, round here if its not bolted down its gone.
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Re: Rag and Bone man
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2014, 05:44:57 AM »
here, there are two types of rag and bone men - the one's that ''call out aloud'' actually play it on a tape /CD and have vehicles -

the more genuine are older men with dilapidated tricycles who rarely call out and collect any clothing / rags, bottles and larger plastic containers (bleach size) from rubbish bins - there's a couple I know and they get anything we have apart from some trousers and shoes that go to workers where we live.
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Re: Rag and Bone man
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2014, 09:11:40 AM »
does any one remember when you could get day old chicks off the rag and bone man could you see that being done to day
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Re: Rag and Bone man
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2014, 11:55:52 AM »
I don't think we will ever see the likes of these on our streets again unless it is for some sort of carnival or parade.
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