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Offline thaiga

Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #120 on: September 19, 2012, 08:56:49 PM »
all mine have gone in with dusty
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #121 on: September 20, 2012, 07:06:08 PM »
                                                           

holidays was a real treat in the 60's but we had plenty of days out.you could buy a platform ticket for
2d tuppence then jump on the train when it stopped and slip out the other end.southend was a bit tricky
you had to wait in the loo until the ticket collector wasn't in view.but margate was easy plenty of ways
out.



                                                         

dreamland was a big attraction to the kids big wheel water chute and roundabouts.margate dreamland was
popular with people from all over england.holiday makers and daytrippers come in their droves.some wore
kiss me quick hats. they had donkey rides on the beach,always felt sorry for them sad looking animals.

jellied eels cockles fish n chips it was all there candy floss toffee apples if you had any money.
The feeling of excitement couldn't be matched as a kid like emerging into a world of sheer magic.



there were other resorts like leysdown isle of sheppey what a dump also brighton was quite popular,with
mods on scooters.there was vespa gs or lambretta 150,but tops were tv 200,some had loads of lights on
the front a long aerial on the back with like a fox tail on top.




                                 


Margate in the 1950s & 1960s


                                                       

then as time went by our first holiday abroad,spain was the destination we flew with dan air from gatwick
to majorca seems funny looking back smoking on board.a bus would take you to the aircraft and you walked
up the steps to board.the crew were great in them days.All the villians had property there in Marbella.
a bolthole for UK villains on the run.party paradise for the filthy-rich and famous.also The Spanish resort
is a millionaires playground for celebs.Hookers and pimps fleecing boozed-up Brits.

                                                                 

Dan Air Comet 4c a few scenes


lets not forget freddy laker Laker Airways was formed in 1966. This was Laker's third and most prominent
airline venture.Laker Airways commenced commercial airline operations that July with a fleet of two
ex-BOAC Bristol Britannias. These were subsequently supplemented and eventually replaced with a brand-new fleet of BAC One-Eleven jetliners as well as a pair of second-hand Boeing 707 jets.

this was named the skytrain

As a result of his clever publicity stunts to market the then brand-new London—New York Skytrain service,
Freddie Laker himself became popular with the public "the forgotten man's hero" and was regarded as
one of Margaret Thatcher's "golden boys" of industry (along with Sir Clive Sinclair and Sir Alan Sugar).
The former Conservative Prime Minister was a self-confessed "Freddie Laker fan".

In 1982, the company went bankrupt,There were numerous reasons for what was termed the biggest corporatefailure in Britain at the time



Sir Freddie Laker - 40 Minutes (part 1)


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sicho

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #122 on: September 20, 2012, 07:25:42 PM »
I lived for a few years about 5 minutes from Margate station.

The best thing about the area for residents was the open beach in late autumn. We had a few bracing walks along there with no trippers in sight. The rest of the town was a dump in the winter with many businesses closed out of season. In the summer, the beach was infested by trippers who fell off the trains and crossed the road to the beach until the pubs opened. I was very happy to move away from there.

I once saw Jon Inman with his friends in my local, The Dog and Duck. The guy always claimed he wasn't gay. It must have been only his friends, then.
 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #123 on: September 20, 2012, 07:40:11 PM »
the dog and duck westbrook
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #124 on: September 20, 2012, 08:01:14 PM »
That's the one.

Closed for years! Pity. It wasn't that great but one of the better ones in the area. A decent pint of Shepherd Neame.

http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/
 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #125 on: September 21, 2012, 06:18:31 AM »
Charlie Richardson.  Died 19 September 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/20/charlie-richardson
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #126 on: September 21, 2012, 02:37:54 PM »
he's gone to hell   

he has a keg of beer in one arm and a
beautiful woman in the other

The keg has a hole in it. The woman doesn't   :evilgrin
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #127 on: September 21, 2012, 05:18:47 PM »
This is photo I took in Whitechapel a few years back...close by the Blind Beggar.  But I dont think the Krays were into mugging.
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #128 on: September 21, 2012, 06:50:35 PM »
No i dont think they was. never heard of them snatching old ladys bags either, from what i heard they
always looked after mum.
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #129 on: September 22, 2012, 07:39:56 PM »
                               



                                One good thing about music, when it hits- you feel no pain.

I didn't realise how many great black artists there were.to many great artists to mention them all.
pop, soul, blues, motown, and funk not forgetting the blues.

rock 'n' roll. It was a black and white alloy of Fats Domino, Lloyd Price, Ike Turner, Hank Williams,
Joe Turner, Louis Jordan, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley

Wow some great names there.believe it or not Fats Domino sold more records than Elvis between 1953 and 1956

Chuck Berry - Blues and rock and roll guitarist and vocalist.


                                  Chuck Berry having some fun with one of his best songs

                                                         

Chuck Berry - Roll Over Beethoven



Ray Charles - Known as "The Genius," he was a gospel singer/songwriter and pianist.

                                                           

Hit the road Jack!


                                                     

American soul music,he recorded over 50 songs which made the US R&B charts remember"in the midnight hour" also mustang sally

mustang sally - wilson pickett


                                                 

Real name Richard Wayne Penniman best known for "Tutti Frutti" "Long Tall Sally" and "Good Golly Miss Molly"
he abruptly quit rock and roll music and became a born-again Christian must of seen the light he attended
Bible college.How did it go “A-wop-bop-a-loo-mop-a-lop-bam-boom!” something like that.
in an interview he said he was homosexual and had affairs with both men and women.
here he is kissing mohamed ali ha!ha!

                                                     

Little Richard - Good Golly Miss Molly

 
                                                 

Wouldn't be right if we didn't include "STEVIE WONDER" would it.He came from a split family and started
learning musical instruments when he was young.other hits during the mid-1960s were Uptight
1968 and 1970 was "I Was Made to Love Her""For Once in My Life""Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"

                                                 

Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You


                                                     

those were the days Diana Ross MOTOWN where did our love go.she's fantastic CANT HURRY LOVE - BABY LOVE and lots more.

the supremes where did our love go


Every body liked Please Mr. Postman (1961) old n young alike because This song is so catchy.

                                                         

The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman (1961) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)












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Re: del boy - all our yesterdays
« Reply #130 on: September 23, 2012, 06:50:47 PM »
                                       



we have had some comedians in our time some get older and go into serious acting.
theres one you'll never forget "DEL BOY" yes rodney trotter or david jason.what a
funny and at times a serious guy. seems sad when you look back at his young vibrant
face in  FOOLS AND HORSE'S  then  to the "FROST" series.

born in Edmonton, London, in 1940 He has become one of Britain's most famous and
respected actors.Other television roles were as Granville "in OPEN ALL HOURS"also
Pop Larkin in the comedy drama The Darling Buds of May.

drop the chandelier was that was a funny episode,but the one that sticks out
in my mind is the when he falls through the bar,chating up some birds

'Play it nice and cool son, know what I mean' is the immortal line muttered by Del
before, well, we all know what comes next. Voted in the top two of the Voted in the
top two of the Radio Times' 50 funniest sitcom moments,falling through the open bar flap.

                               

Del Boy falls through the bar - Only Fools and Horses - BBC


Of course he couldn't have done it on his own without rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst) 
and trigger not forgetting uncle albert,cassandra and all the crew
the mild insults he gave "dipstick" and "plonker", and the celebratory "lovely jubbly".

also  BOYCIE- JOHN CHALLIS  RAQUEL- TESSA PEAK JONES CASSANDRA- GWYNETH STRONG

        MARLENE- SUE HOLDERNESS DENZIL- PAUL BARBER  MICKEY PEARCE- PATRICK MURRAY
 
                     

David Jason (Del Boy)
Now 71, he is working on a production of a new BBC comedy called The Royal Bodyguard
where he will play Captain Guy Hubble. David Jason was knighted in 2005.

Nicholas Lyndhurst (Rodney Trotter)
He turned 50 this year and has just finished playing Trinculo in The Tempest at the
Theatre Royal Haymarket. In his spare time, Lyndhurst is a keen beekeeper.

Lennard Pearce (Edward 'Grandad' Trotter) Pearce died in December 1984 at the age of 69

Buster Merryfield (Uncle Albert) Merryfield died in June 1999 at the age of 78.




                                               

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sicho

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #131 on: September 24, 2012, 08:38:27 AM »
Helen belongs here rather than in that other thread.

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #132 on: September 25, 2012, 10:33:45 AM »
too right dave  :evilgrin

im surprised nobody spotted the mistake in the last post :cheers
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #133 on: September 25, 2012, 07:10:10 PM »
             



funny the things you remember,wash day you had to sit on the spin dryer as it would wander
all over the place whilst spinning.do you remember the old mangle or wringer ha!ha!.

i always remember my mum wiping the clothesline off with a wet cloth.before hanging the washing
out to dry with wooden clothes pegs.always smelt so fresh.then she would prop the line up in the
centre with a clothes prop.but if you had a frost the clothes would be stiff as a board.

                     

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us. They took
aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes. Then after
that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no child proof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had
no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking. As children, we would ride in cars with
no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle. We shared one soft drink with four friends
from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and
drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because

                 

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the street lights
came on. No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K. We would spend hours building our go-carts
out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the
bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Play-stations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable,
no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet
chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.
We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever. We were given BB
guns for our 10th birthdays,

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not put
out very many eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for
them! Little League had try outs and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal
with disappointment. Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever! The past 50
years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility

             


                                     
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sicho

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #134 on: September 25, 2012, 07:20:35 PM »
That all brings back memories from many, many years ago.

It was my job as a very young kid to cut the lawns with a push mower. Nearly knackered me every time.

We have a dolly tub and ponch before the first washing machine. There was also a built in gas fired 'copper' in the kitchen for boiling up clothes.

 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #135 on: September 25, 2012, 07:27:56 PM »
Our first washing machines was a Parnell and looked something like this:

 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #136 on: September 25, 2012, 07:30:50 PM »
That all brings back memories from many, many years ago.

It was my job as a very young kid to cut the lawns with a push mower. Nearly knackered me every time.


i'm sure it didn't do you any harm 
                                                   

we managed to tie the dog on the mower until he went through the hedge after a cat :lol
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #137 on: September 25, 2012, 07:39:36 PM »
When we were first married we bought a second hand Rolls.  During the spin cycle it sounded like Concorde taking off.  I vaguely remember that  Rolls was run by a dodgy character called John Bloom who had to flee to Spain in mysterious circumstances.
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #138 on: September 25, 2012, 07:43:11 PM »
I think it did, Thaiga. I never made it to concert pianist standard and I have always blamed the lawn mowing.

The old man grew climber peas and I used to toddle down the rows at about four years old, pick them and eat them there and then. There's a pic. that is the only reason I know I did it.

I also used to make rockets when my parents weren't around. I wrapped silver foil around the end of a match, not too tight, and rested it in the coals on the fire. I gave up the hobby when my technology advanced to the point where the rockets reached the curtains. I don't know where I learned that. Children's TV probably.
 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #139 on: September 25, 2012, 07:46:48 PM »
When we were first married we bought a second hand Rolls.  During the spin cycle it sounded like Concorde taking off.  I vaguely remember that  Rolls was run by a dodgy character called John Bloom who had to flee to Spain in mysterious circumstances.

John Bloom made a fortune selling well advertised crap. A bit like Alan Sugar and Amstrad.
 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #140 on: September 25, 2012, 08:02:56 PM »
That's it Saf...just a couple of barrow boys.  For some reason Sugar seems to be regarded as a great business genius but Amstrad was just a barrow boy operation with no concept of developing innovative products.
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #141 on: September 25, 2012, 09:06:48 PM »
John BLOOM. Washing Machine manufacturer. 1964.


John Bloom on his yacht  in Monte Carlo. 1964.     John Bloom washing machine tycoon, checking a balance
                                                                                sheet at home in London's West End. 1964
                                             

                       


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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #142 on: September 26, 2012, 06:00:10 AM »
Thanks thaiga.  Yes that's the one we had.  Not sure what finally happened to Cap'n Bloom.
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #143 on: September 26, 2012, 06:45:19 AM »
 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #144 on: September 26, 2012, 10:40:04 AM »
of course he was the houswifes friend

Bloom had come across as the housewife's friend; a pal of working men; the scourge of the City and enemy of the Establishment and Resale price maintenance. Bloom was symbol of free enterprise. The listing of Rolls Razor on the Stock Exchange made Bloom a millionaire with Rolls Royce Phantom, a Park Lane apartment, a French Riviera villa, and a 376-ton 150 foot motor yacht

and the timesMr. Bloom has already done more for economic growth in Britain than many of its verbal champions
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #145 on: September 26, 2012, 03:24:42 PM »
OK I take back what I said.  Not such a barrow boy after all.  He took on the establishment who took their revenge on him.  But his spin dryer still sounded like Concorde taking off.
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #146 on: September 26, 2012, 06:42:39 PM »
                   



before we had our hoover we used a carpet sweeper it was good at picking up dogs hairs Cigarette ash
and dust,just click open underneath and empty it.

Then come the hoover the kids cat n dog were terrified of it humming away
William Hoover became the founder and president of the Hoover Company,

The Hoover design resembled a bagpipe attached to a cake box, but it worked the first commercial
bag-on-a-stick upright vacuum cleaner,it wasn't selling very well until Hoover's innovative 10 day
free home trial, and eventually there was a Hoover vacuum cleaner in nearly every home. By 1919

Sir James Dyson is best known as the inventor of the Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner a vacuum
cleaner that wouldn't lose suction as it picked up dirt.dealers stayed away from it because nobody
wanted to rock the huge market for selling the replacement cleaner bags.

                                             

Hoover Christmas 1961 TV commercial


                                                     

christmas was great as a kid,never new what you'd get or what santa would bring ho!ho!ho!
we was all excited xmas eve couldn't sleep looking out for santa,i often wondered how he would
get down the chimney being as the fire was still hot and he would be too big anyway,ha!ha!

We spent hours sticking them paper chains together and decorating the tree.then the tree lights
went off and you'd have to find the bad bulb.Finding the nutcrackers from last year was something else,
so we used the old iron that went on the gas.the jokes in the crackers was they stupid or what.

i wonder what the tradition is putting an orange in a sock and hanging it on the bottom of the bed.
Presents in those days were modest and for boys included a train set, model ships and aeroplanes
tinker toys, jigsaw puzzles, cap guns with holster, roller skates, games and annuals.

as you got older it was Socks,hankerchiefs and deodorants.“Oh, that’s just what I wanted”. yea right
what did we get mum n dad Yardley's Lily of the Valley, one of the Max Factor perfume collection, or
slippers, pullovers.



                                                         

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #147 on: September 26, 2012, 09:33:04 PM »
I am bored with domestic appliances.  Does anyone remember the Schoolkids issue of Oz?  A friend and I went down to the Oz offices in Soho and bought a couple of copies of the offending issue.  Amongst other things it contained a Rupert Bear cartoon strip.  I wish I had kept my copy..it might have been worth some money.  Anyway I found this clip of the tumescent Rupert on the Internet:-
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #148 on: September 26, 2012, 10:01:53 PM »
who got a  Rupert annual at christmas   

Rupert Bear is a young anthropomorphic bear who lives in Nutwood with his family and friends, including Bill Badger, Algy Pug, Edward Trunk (an elephant), Podgy Pig, Pong Ping (a Pekinese), Tiger Lily (a human Chinese girl) and Ming the dragon. Near Nutwood there lives a human Professor, whose inventions are sometimes the catalysts for Rupert's adventures, and in the woods lurks Raggety, a bad-tempered twig creature. Rupert's world is full of magic, beyond just the widespread, uncommented on existence of sentient humanoid animals, and initially mundane errands to the shops for his mother, or visits to his friends, often transform into adventures into far-flung fantasy lands.
                r u asleep yet  :lol

         
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #149 on: September 27, 2012, 11:26:34 AM »
When I was a boy we used to have those playing cards (quartets) about just everything. We tried to win them from the others in the game by calling the details.


For example, when playing "Auto-Quartett" a stronger horse-power did outwin the weaker etc. from there I do remember the Jaguar "E"-type. Later when we were into collecting small "Matchbox" cars, the red Jaguar "E" was also one just everybody loved.


Now Jaguar has got a new model, the "F"-type:


Will it become such a "boy's cult car" as the "E"-type?


Doesn't look as smooth and elegant as the "E"-type to me.

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