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Posted: 29/07/2014 at 22:14

We had listen with mother on the radio

I did wear a crash helmet back then, I would go to the coffee bar rigged out in jacket, boots with zips up the back and those little yellow esso men hanging from them and my pride and joy, a white silk scarf with a long fringe.

My mum would say dont you be going to that cafe, where else would I go dressed like that?

I would go on anyones bike that offered a ride.

Many times we did a ton down the Epping New Road.

Anyone live near there?

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Posted: 29/07/2014 at 22:05

Ah, radio luxenboug under the bed covers.

I wasnt into  pop music then, I was a rocker, then straight into folk so Dylan,  joan Baez and Julie Felix were my favs. I am still into folk music now.

There was an inbetween era of beatniks, tight jeans, big black jumpers no shoes.




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Posted: 29/07/2014 at 21:57

Does anyone remember David Kossoff with the 5 minute old testament story at 9.55 on the Jimmy Young show.

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Posted: 29/07/2014 at 21:51

Sorry about the gobbledy gook post, using the tablet, you cant see what you have typed until you submit, tried to get it back to edit but it dont work.

Must get an ipad.

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Posted: 29/07/2014 at 21:45

Did David get his tv just in time for the coronation, we all piled in someones front room to watch it, the screen was an awful shade of green.

We didnt get a tv till 59, but by then my mum did have a washer with a built in mangle and a separate spin dryer.

Co op number was 978725 and woe betide me if I forgot to say it in the shop.

 When I started secondary school, jum had no money for uniform and got co op cheques, they sold the jniform in yhevcomop because that what everyone did.

Making a potting bench

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 18:26

Well done there Art, you may like to put a grow bag tray on the top. 

It looks like something from an Edwardian kitchen, so when you have finished yours, can you make one for me.

I can just see a little 12 year old kitchen maid standing at that.

You have given me an idea now, I have a 3ft headboard just like that going spare. Knobs and all.


Posted: 29/07/2014 at 18:16

I didnt know about climbing ones. Will have to look for those.

You could try a spray of olive oil to fry.

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Posted: 29/07/2014 at 18:12
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Ma didn't have anything as posh as a mangle  - just an electric copper and a big sink for rinsing in - she used to call Pa in to help wring the sheets by hand.  Then she got a washing machine - when it changed from Rinse to Spin she used to call out Thank you! 

Did your mum have the tin bath on two chairs system for doing the washing? That came in every friday night for my bath whether I needed one or not.

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Posted: 29/07/2014 at 15:03

Oh she will remember, she would be my age but I dont know where she is now,we all walked to school with the milkman. I have had several house moves since those London days.

cabbage plants

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:58

That will give you time to get the ground limed, then manured and trod down firm

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