Things you don't see anymore

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AlaninCarlisle

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Things you don't see anymore
« on: December 20, 2022, 13:16 »
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So many things we took for granted have now disappeared from our lives.
Nuns in those extravagantly starched head-dresses. They looked like swans in full plumage. They used to be a familiar sight in our towns and cities. Haven't seen one in donkey's years

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2022, 13:58 »
Nun left?   :unsure:
Sow your seeds, plant your plants. What's the difference? A couple of weeks or more when answering possible queries!

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2022, 16:31 »
don't see any local banks anymore round here anymore  and  jars of sweets local bobby or policeman

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2022, 16:44 »
In the village where I grew up, there was an old boy who would clear all the grass and stuff from the verges around all the roads.

He'd only use a swap and forked stick, and would stick a red flag in the hedge he'd just finished to warn people where he was!

He was always bent double, and it was no surprise that when he eventually stood up, he couldn't - he always walked like that!

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2022, 09:47 »
Poor chap probably had osteoporosis.
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AlaninCarlisle

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2022, 12:58 »
Other things you don't see anymore:
Queues outside butchers and bakeries
Salvation Army bands playing carols in the streets

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2022, 13:46 »
Salvation Army bands playing carols in the streets
We had the Sally Army Carols up until Covid, be interesting to see if they come round this year  :)

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2022, 17:50 »
In Rye, close by, the local Rotary Club would always have a big tree and music with carols ablaze, stuck outside The Rye Club in Market Road!

They always collected a shed-load of cash, but now we're a bit further away, not much from us, sadly!

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2022, 10:25 »
Carol singers knocking at the door and those paper chain decs you stuck together and strung up which later came undone.  :)
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AlaninCarlisle

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2022, 10:44 »
Kids carting a Guy Fawkes around in the weeks leading up to Bonfire Night, knocking on doors and asking for "a penny for the Guy"

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2022, 10:58 »
Carol singers knocking at the door and those paper chain decs you stuck together and strung up which later came undone.  :)

Yes you do for the paper chains, Iíve just given a load of pre cut packs to keep my grandchildren busy for the next day or so  :D
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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2022, 13:46 »
Things I never see any more memory is of bus chassis drivers bundled up against the weather driving the open chassis to the coachbuilders to have the bodywork fitted.

Two inch of milk on top of the bottles on the doorstep.

Satsumas in silver paper.

Cheers,  Tony.




« Last Edit: December 22, 2022, 20:11 by Kleftiwallah »
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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2022, 16:43 »
My never see any more memory is of bus chassis drivers bundled up against the weather driving the open chassis to the coachbuilders to have the bodywork fitted.


You might have seen my Dad then as that is the job he did after he had finished his National Service. 









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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2022, 18:31 »
your so write on that one about the bus chassis Tony when I was a HGV driver  I used to see many of them driving up the motorways well kitted out goggles and all and Alan I did see a queues outside a butcher shop in Rugby on Monday I was going to get some meat from there but I could be bothered to wait went to another butchers nearer to home no ques  :)

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2022, 11:22 »
My never see any more memory is of bus chassis drivers bundled up against the weather driving the open chassis to the coachbuilders to have the bodywork fitted.


You might have seen my Dad then as that is the job he did after he had finished his National Service. 

As a matter of interest wighty, how far did your Dad drive those busses?  Cheers,  Tony.











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