Posted: 15/08/2016 at 13:39
Ah LesleyK, I was sixteen going on seventeen as the song goes, the girls came in gangs to the local Dance Halls, the jam factory and brush factory girls would be seventeen to don't bother asking we will lie, I had danced from eleven going to dancing school don't tell my mates, though I boxed as well, those girls were there to dance and as most of the men were out tanking up that left an open floor and a few men, our services were in huge demand. The jam factory girls en-mass were very cheeky girls and usually would smell of what they had made that day, as most of the bulk of jam was turnip or other root veg with some concentrated fruit and sugar it reminded me of nice girls (sugar and spice and all things nice) only the arm wrestling when three of them walked me home would leave me panting, less not more. Being on the Coast when the Herring girls arrived with the fleet we had a different set of smells, I love herrings but======. Never smoked in my life so sense of smell was acute, too much so on occasion, great days and very memorable. Ange my night nurse said I could teach her to dance?? Ange I am bed bound at the moment? you will not be when I am done with you?? Time to flee methought.
Many hands make light work because:- Inspector, what is needed, Foreman who is free to do job, Storeman to order parts, Electrician to remove and replace bulb, Mate to carry tool bag, Cleaner to get rid of mess. I found it much simpler to let my wife do it.
I have left out the machinist girls from the ammunition factory, a right explosive mob.