Things you don't see anymore

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2023, 11:01 »
Rag rugs and the frame upon which they were produced.  Sitting round the frame with a bag of rags at your feet and a brocken, sharpened dolly peg to push the rags through the sacking.

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #46 on: January 09, 2023, 15:10 »
Packs of dogs following a bitch in heat being led out on a lead
Dogs chasing cars down the street
Three-legged dogs (probably chased a car once too often!)

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #47 on: January 10, 2023, 13:51 »
White dog muck slowly bleaching in the sun!
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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #48 on: January 11, 2023, 10:55 »
Buying butter that was cut off a block, sugar wrapped in blue paper bags and bread wrapped in tissue paper then twisted round in the air so the ends of the paper were fastened.
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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #49 on: January 11, 2023, 12:16 »
Plus, GG, baker's vans!

We used to have a van every few days, and I always marvelled at his long stick with a nail in the end to pull the loaves back from the darkest interior of his van!

Loaves were either a tin, or occasionally a 'sausage loaf', ('fattish' baguette), or just a plain brown loaf, which was pretty boring...

When you consider that even Tesco's (Aldi-match) Hovis white bread costs around 7p a slice, the mind-boggling starts to get a bit weary!

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #50 on: January 12, 2023, 14:10 »
Don't remember baker's vans but there was a travelling fishmonger.

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #51 on: January 12, 2023, 16:57 »
Don't remember baker's vans but there was a travelling fishmonger.

One of our neighbours at our last house used to sell fish from his van!

He was a great chap and a good friend, and the only beef (?) we had was that he would park outside, and open his van doors to air out the back...

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #52 on: January 12, 2023, 18:38 »
The first "house" was a black felted nissun hut and being surrounded by displaced Poles.  There was a VW van used to visit with a wide selection of home made polish sweets...but not for us. (Carleton Camp Penrith).

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Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2023, 14:42 »
Sorry folks, I know we have this topic already, but I cannot find it.

Office clerks,   Are there none anymore, all IT specialists ?
Shop assistants - Now, retail sales executives.

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2023, 13:18 »
Shirt arm-bands

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2023, 14:04 »
Knotted hankies on the beach.


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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2023, 16:48 »
What is the lady wearing on her head  ???  It looks like a woolly hat, but surely not  :unsure:

Some sort of sun bonnet ? As Aunty is the forum bonnet queen maybe she knows  :lol:

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #57 on: February 12, 2023, 17:10 »
It's a straw hat, made with a straw strip coiled round and round until it meets itself at the crown. The fabric was just a trim where the rim was stitched on  :D

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Re: Things you don't see anymore
« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2023, 11:49 »
It's a straw hat, made with a straw strip coiled round and round until it meets itself at the crown. The fabric was just a trim where the rim was stitched on  :D

Spot on Mum !   :D

My Nanna and my Mum would make us a new straw bonnet every spring.  You can still buy the straw tape to make them with.
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