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soulboy118
soulboy118
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Anyone have images of everyday sights we dont see anymore ?

This was back when winters were cold

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Hopalong

And no matter what the weather, Milky always got through! Unlike now, when the least sign of a snowflake, and no one ventures out? 🙄

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soulboy118
soulboy118
in reply to Hopalong

I did a milk round for a while before s hool , great in summer but freezing in winter , I was a kid so it didnt bother me , milk lady never got out of the milk float , lol cant blame her there was some thick kid venturing out in the cold ,me

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katieoxo60
katieoxo60
in reply to Hopalong

I still have a milkman who comes out what ever the weather,if not he gets someone else to deliver. But climate is not so harsh as back in the old days.I even get my newspaper at 5 am in the morning long before most of us are out of bed six days a week. :) :)

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soulboy118

My neighbour still has a milkman and theres one house still has papers delivered but it's by a guy who retired several years ago I know him , pity milkman and paperlads have disappeared tbey were good community people and would notice if anything was wrong , papers still in letter boxes milk not taken in etc

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katieoxo60

Our paperboy is from the office on his way to work in his car hence the early delivery. How times change .

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Georgiab123

I still get my paper delivered the boy still gets a Xmas card and a small present it’s lovely

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RoadRunner44

You are so right. Some things were better for lots of reasons

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Damon1864
Damon1864Volunteer

I remember those days, no matter what the milk was a little ways delivered , and the bins always emptied. Have a good day and take care of yourself 😊 Bernadette xx

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soulboy118

Bit of rain snow hail or sleet wouldnt stop anything back then , if we got snowed in we dug ourselves out , can you imagine phoning work back then and saying theres snow so I cant come in lol

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Damon1864
Damon1864Volunteer
in reply to soulboy118

Goodness we. Would have been told to get to work or we would lose our job, the weather is no excuse.🤗xx

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Georgiab123

No put wellis on n get walking no matter how far

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Hopalong
Hopalong
in reply to soulboy118

Most of us would have had to walk into the village to get to a phonebox! Or, if you were lucky, maybe someone on the street had a phone, and would let us use it in an emergency? We'd always leave 2d beside the phone though. 👍

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soulboy118
soulboy118
in reply to Hopalong

I remember phones being thripence and might I add we all knew a trick with a lolly stick to get it back lol ,

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Hopalong
Hopalong
in reply to soulboy118

Thruppence?? Our phone boxes (in S. Wales) used 2 x 1d's? We had to press button A for the call to go through, or button B to get your money back if it was engaged or no one answered. Damn, I never knew that lolly-stick trick! You must have had very posh calls for them to cost 3d! lol

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soulboy118
soulboy118
in reply to Hopalong

We would call other phone boxes ( usually gf's) and reverse the call charges , phone boxes always had an x after the number to donate what it was we just left the x out of the number and got free calls , this was about 1974 , but the thrupence calls a lolly stick stuck up the returned counsel slot always got you ur money back, well until the go office caught on, lol lite recalls werent we

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Hopalong
Hopalong
in reply to soulboy118

A right little rebel, weren't you! lol

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soulboy118
soulboy118
in reply to Hopalong

Necessity is the mother of invention they say

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sassy59

I remember winters like that. Snow coming halfway up the back door. Everyone did their job then come what may. We had the same postman for years too. Xxxx

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soulboy118
soulboy118
in reply to sassy59

I remember birds would peck through the aluminium cap on the milk in summer ( and winter if it wasnt froze) and have a go at the cream that settled at the top of the pint well that was if our milk didnt get nicked ,which to be fair wasnt very often , hated sterry milk though but my nan loved it

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sassy59
sassy59
in reply to soulboy118

Yes you’re right soulboy, my mum used to curse the birds. Pete and I talk about the time we had school milk too. In summer it was horrible, not kept in a fridge.

Hope you’re keeping well. Xxxxxx

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soulboy118
soulboy118
in reply to sassy59

I'm keeping fine thanks sassy , I'm away on my hols next week for a short break , just what the doc ordered , and my lady friend is coming with me , might be time for everyone to buy new hats lol

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sassy59
sassy59
in reply to soulboy118

You have a lovely time and enjoy your break.

Do let me know as I could do with a new hat....lol.

Glad you’re well. Xxxx 😘

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soulboy118
soulboy118
in reply to sassy59

Thanks, hope you and pete are ok and Pete's breathing easy ,

Take care

Dave x

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sassy59
sassy59
in reply to soulboy118

We’re not too bad thank you Dave. Keeping Pete as well as possible so far.

Take care, Carole xxxxx

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soulboy118
soulboy118
in reply to sassy59

All we can do is our best Carole, we live our life accordingly , winters coming and we know what that means , colds, flu, exacerbations ,infections ,stress , and more visits from the nurses but life still goes on ,I'd love to go swimming today but I cant so I'll channel my energy into other things ,I'm 62 anyway so even if my lungs were ok I'd not be running marathons but I did like to keep fit ,anyway have a lovely day and stay positive x

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sassy59
sassy59
in reply to soulboy118

I’m positivity personified Dave and if we can get through what happened last year, we can get through anything. 🤞🏼

Take care, keep smiling,

Carole xxxx 😘

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soulboy118
soulboy118
in reply to sassy59

I've always got a smile on my face Carole and like you a positive attitude ,its a little foggy ( well what they call fog these days is slightly misty to me) here in the NWest and cold , heating is on brrrrr, .

Time for some hot buttered toast and a mug of piping hot sweet tea .

Nice chatting carole x

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sassy59
sassy59
in reply to soulboy118

Yes you are a smiley person Dave. That’s the best way to be.

I have a lovely email friend in Preston and she said it’s cold and wet up there. Mind you, she and her hubby are going off to a caravan for a few days today in North Wales! Hope they remember their wellies. Xxxx 😀😘

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sassy59
sassy59
in reply to soulboy118

P.S. nice chatting to you too. Enjoy your toast and tea. No sugar in mine thanks. Xxxxx

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soulboy118
soulboy118
in reply to sassy59

Sweet enough are we lol x

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sassy59
sassy59
in reply to soulboy118

Need you ask! Lol xxxx😀

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soulboy118
soulboy118
in reply to sassy59

Not even saccharine? Lol, I've known a few ladies who have said they dont take sugar but sneak a few saccharine tablets in there tea/coffee when they think your not looking ,😉

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sassy59
sassy59
in reply to soulboy118

Oh no! Yuck! I just don’t take sugar in tea or coffee. Xxx 😘😀😇

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katieoxo60
katieoxo60
in reply to sassy59

I just had toast and tea , no sugar but Honey on my toast naughty but nice :) x

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sassy59
sassy59
in reply to katieoxo60

Sounds lovely Katie, and why not. Xxxxx

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yorkie70
yorkie70
in reply to sassy59

and the cod liver oil capsules.

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dickinson1954

Younger children get school milk again now and free school dinners. X

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sassy59

Our granddaughter has free dinners for now which is good. Xxxx

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katieoxo60
katieoxo60
in reply to sassy59

I recall walking to the local hospital very early in the morning in snow as the roads were still not clear . My husband went to work on his push bike even when the city was at a standstill due to abandoned vehicles in the snow. It took him twice as long but he got there and back home. Then one morning his car was like the milk bottles as it was -9 so again walk to work, after the thaw later his boss dropped him back home. Memories of the stiff upperlipped British. xx

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yorkie70

Yes good days. I remember the milk bottles having the card tops that we used to use to make pom-pom's with. Sweet memories.

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soulboy118
soulboy118
in reply to yorkie70

The aluminium ones we had that where intact we used to make them fly by using two fingers to spin em , ha ha we could play with ewt back back

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yorkie70
yorkie70
in reply to soulboy118

Yes you are right when the aluminium ones came in we did exactly the same. Can you imagine giving a school kid a bottle top today and tell them to amuse themselves for a few hours, or even an empty tin can.

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soulboy118
soulboy118
in reply to yorkie70

A perplexed look doesnt quite describe the look my grankids would give me , lol

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Magpuss
Magpuss
in reply to soulboy118

Milk bottle tops for Pom poms and cotton bobbins for french knitting - or, for the boys - cotton bobbins, matchsticks and elastic bands for a 'wind up' toy. Plus - any left over string for cats cradle. Boredom was no excuse for doing nothing back then😁.

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dickinson1954

We were so inventive 🤣

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Lyd12

I remember givng a carrot to the milkman's horse! And picking up the pieces of coal in the road after the coalman had delivered his sacks, which he carried up our narrow passage to the cupboard under the stairs!

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Magpuss
Magpuss
in reply to Lyd12

We used to pick up any coal that was dropped - as well as anything that the horse dropped - my Dad had an allotment😁.

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teenieleek
teenieleek
in reply to Magpuss

My father was a keen gardener, as was the man three doors up. When the coalman’s horse left a pile it was shovels at ten paces as they argued about whose door the pile was closest to. Sitting here with a smile, remembering.

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soulboy118

Ha ha, why buy manure when it turns up free on the front

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Lyd12
Lyd12
in reply to teenieleek

My dad was born in 1908 and he told me that he and his brothers and little sister used to push a barrow along the roads, collecting manure and baby sister sat on top! Then took it round the houses to sell. His upbringing was very tough, and his mother spent her last years in a mental home. On her death certificate cause of death was cancer.

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soulboy118
soulboy118
in reply to Lyd12

It was hard back then , I remember the rag and bone man coming round in the early 60s as a small child

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Magpuss
Magpuss
in reply to soulboy118

My first bike came from the rag and bone man, it cost £1, my Dad fitted it with one new inner tube, and a bell and I was off - as proud as punch. It didn't matter one jot that it was a sit up beg type - 'cool' hadn't been invented then😁😁

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soulboy118
soulboy118
in reply to Magpuss

Sit up and beg , lol now theres an old expression

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Hopalong
Hopalong
in reply to soulboy118

And the Betterware man with all your Mam's cleaning stuff.... He'd give us kids tiny little tins of polish, about the size of a 1d....

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soulboy118
soulboy118
in reply to Lyd12

Funny story, my father in law had a call of nature one night about 3am , as he was sat in complentation he heard some heavy breathing animal begin to push the outside toilet door open , terrified he wondered what it was then suddenly a huge horses head appeared not 6inches from his face , the local milkman shire horse had escaped during the night , my father in law said he was thankfully in the right place lol , he took the horse back in the morning .

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Lyd12
Lyd12
in reply to soulboy118

One memory of mine was going to the local shops for mum one freezing cold morning and seeing, at the bottom of our hill, a horse and cart, lying in the road, still attached to its cart, on an icy corner. No one in sight, I guess maybe someone had taken in the probably injured driver.

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soulboy118
soulboy118
in reply to Lyd12

I bet that wasnt a nice sight , but there were plenty 9f horses around back then

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Damon1864
Damon1864Volunteer

We could make use of anything to play with back then. I remember playing shops using stones for money kids don't seem to use there imagination these days. 🤗Xx

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soulboy118

Used to love to just go exploring in the countryside near my home, lots of wildlife, river to swim in farms selling bags of apples and pears ,swings on oak trees ,secret paths and daredevil acts ,good memories

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Damon1864
Damon1864Volunteer
in reply to soulboy118

County Durham where I originally come from was a great place to live as a child, we spent many happy hours exploring

Xxx🤗

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soulboy118

I think oop north lol, we had lots of very similar environments, it was the same in st.helens where I come from , factories ,signs of poverty but for us kids it was great, I even remember the smell of old derelict buildings we used to explore ,I'm glad I enjoyed my childhood it helps you centre yourself ,its good preparation for adulthood

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Damon1864
Damon1864Volunteer
in reply to soulboy118

We may not have had a lot, but my childhood was brilliant, so different to childhood now.🤗 xxx

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soulboy118

I look at my grankids and want to tell em " get off those smart phones or games stations " go outside and explore , get out with your m8s , these friendships they make now are their for life , I still go for a drink with guys I grew up with , its wonderful having that shared history

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Lyd12
Lyd12
in reply to Damon1864

The same for me, we used big leaves as plates (in our games!) stones for potatoes, sticks for knives and forks, all laid out on our wide window cill. This was called mothers and fathers, and we lined up the dolls, called the boys in for dinner, and were lost in our imagination.

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soulboy118
soulboy118
in reply to Lyd12

Mud pies , daisy rings I remember the girls making those , mimicking their mothers calling us boys in for dinner or tra , ahhh good times

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Damon1864
Damon1864Volunteer
in reply to Lyd12

I remember playing the same game with my big sister and our friends. Really happy days to look back on.🤗 xxx

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Spacecat1

Going to school in the snow lived n a village it was hard work walking in the snow which was hard work and very deep. It was always deep in Yorkshire my dad worked up on the moors and they often got stuck and had to send in the helicopter. And the mill at school popping out of the top after the teacher used to sit the bottles on the radiators to melt it and it always tasted vile couldnt stand warm milk.

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Izb1

Lol , love the photo of the frozen milk bottle and remember it well when we were kids it was a regular site. Like you I had a great childhood wondering everywhere and enough imagination to make a game of anything, although I was lucky being the youngest of 4 girls. Oop north I think things were very difficult in those days, the poverty was terrible, but we were all in the same position so it didnt matter. Couldnt manage now with no central heating or a toilet in the back yard. Saw your reply to Sassy, do we need new hats?? Hope so, love a reason to celebrate x

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soulboy118
soulboy118
in reply to Izb1

Perhaps a little premature with the new hats , time will tell,

I was the youngest of 3 brothers so I got hand me downs from hand me downs lol ,funnily enough I used to be called me imagination because of the things I used to talk about as a young lad, my m8s have another less flattering name for me now lol

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Izb1
Izb1
in reply to soulboy118

Yes I remember the hand me downs, nothing was wasted. Lol re the names your mates have for you. Life seemed to be so much fun then even with the poverty. We were out all day in the summer, roaming everywhere, happy memories x

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Damon1864
Damon1864Volunteer

We didn't go home until we were hungry, spent all day with our mates. Bairns now have to have a phone iPad or games console or they aren't happy, so glad I grew up when I did.xx🤗

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SORRELHIPPO

No picture, but I loved the patterns that Jack Frost made on the inside of my bedroom windows. Luckily it was my Grandmother who had to clean the melted water up!!

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soulboy118

Kids today dont believe windows froze on the inside , I used to thaw pattern into it with my thumb ,

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Jomo46

A nd the blue tits pecked away the cream!!

X jo

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Nicholatracy

I remember that, also having the birds peck the top for the cream 🐞

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2Bupi13onok

Ha nice one remember it well thank you. Mum used to hang the washing on the line , we used laugh as the clothes were all solid.

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