Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Poptop2, May 24, 2023.
I made a brake from a brick tied to a piece of string. First time I chucked the brick it smashed
Big races down the steep hills in Lemington, Newcastle on all sorts of Tonka trucks and action man tanks
At the top of our road was a pub which had the forerunner of an off- licence. It was a small room within the pub where ( obviously ) you could buy things to drink off licensed premises. No such thing then as Booze busters etc. Me and mates would take all manner of bottles , mainly Manns and Double Diamond. The bottles would be taken from the small “ offie” to an outside yard where we would “ recycle” them. Great fun and needed about 6 different lads and , ideally at overlapping shifts to avoid recognition . No pocket money then…….didn’t need it !
Playing out all day. Going off for bike rides to different villages without worrying about being totalled by a driver on the country roads.
Building camps in the countryside, wandering about with a sheath knife in my belt.
Building go-kart from a pram.
Fixing a popped football with a knife heated up on the hob to melt the plastic.
Buying crisps from the off sales hatch of the pub.
Not being in contact with my school friends until the next day after going in for tea. (Lock on the telephone and chatting to a friend you would see the next day at school didn’t qualify for mum allowing me the key)
Telling the shop keeper my mum had sent me for the cigarettes.
Surprising how many kids were dispatched to the offy to buy thrir parents' fags. Even me Nan used to send me to get her Kensitas.
Licking endless Green Shield stamps to stick in the book.
Didn’t Kensitas have stamps ? Seem to remember an aunt filling her house with gifts..weird they were all the same nicotine colour, very chic.
Probably impregnated with tobacco
They did. My Nan only had to smoke another six packets and she could get a new toaster
If you smoked 9,000 packets, you could get a Morris Marina
Did she make it ?
Surprisingly, only made 73. She had spent a number of years bringing up a family while being bombed by the Germans, so no surprise.
So couldn’t multi task then ?….apologies
Need your input on my alternator issues
I've never had the probs you describe, as I've got an original Bosch alt. But...other folk on here have had the same problem I believe: the pulley grinding the face off the alternator. Worth having a search on here.
Wasn't the Woodlands pub in Ellesmere Port was it?
Shrinking crisp packets under the grill, sellotaping a safety pin to the back and wearing them as badges.(Blue Peter Idea).
Jumping off of the roof of this thing, into the river which was about 4’ deep..Days of fun, in the school holidays, spent at Vallis Vale. (Still go there now, but not to get in the river).
Until Ms Cat mentioned the knife thing I'd forgot about being able to walk around with an air rifle.
Until you said that I’d also forgotten a lad I knew had an air rifle and used to sometimes carry it about!!
Scrumping unripe apples and fruit in general because we were hungry.
swimming in the river.
working for the milkman.
Doing a paper round.
playing the pinball machines in the cafe.
Drinking a pint in the pub with the PE teacher after school.
I remember For the better gifts like the hostess trolley
They would of had to smoke like a Beagle in a laboratory
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