THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

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Postby Leodian » Mon 16 Jan, 2017 11:29 pm

tilly wroteColonThe good old days not always good i would go back to them in a flash.They made me who i am we had almost nothing but has the saying goes what you never had you dont miss.You have to be of a certain age to understand what i mean, any one from a working class background and my age will know.Hope every one reading this are not crying there eyes out.He He.


When I was being brought up in the late 1940s to early 1950s in east Leeds you could always be sure that your neighbours could be trusted (at least where I lived). The outside door was never locked until last thing at night and during the day people would simply knock on the door and shout "it's just me" as they walked in or they would later say that they popped in earlier but no one was in. Milk in bottles could safely be left out until brought in (sadly often going off before it all got used!). Mum baked bread and left it on the outside to cool down and it was never pinched. We had a few hens that provided some fresh eggs and the hens often roamed all over the neighbours gardens but nobody ever minded. The taste of freshly laid light boiled eggs was far superior than shop bought ones (as also was the taste of freshly dug potatoes and podded peas but of course their season was very short). Things though move on as they should.
A rainbow is a ribbon that Nature puts on when she washes her hair.
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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby tilly » Tue 17 Jan, 2017 8:40 pm

I agree things must move on Leodion but people have changed and not always for the better.For instance you would never have found an old person dead in there house days or months after they had passed away.If the curtains were not opened at a certain time someone would be knocking on the old persons door to check if every thing was ok Never have i seen grave stones wrecked has can happen now, it was safe for people to walk day or night whatever the time.I am not saying every one is like this but it is not the world i was brought up in.I could write page after page of things that happen now that would never have happened in my day people might think im a moaning old git so be it.Here endeth the first lesson.
No matter were i end my days im an Hunslet lad with Hunslet ways.
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Postby volvojack » Tue 17 Jan, 2017 8:49 pm

Hey Up tilly,
When as a kd we lived on the Gipton Etate my brother and i would walk up through Harehils Cemetary as a short cut to the Hillcrest Cinema. afterwards we would walk back through with the house and street lights shining off of the gravestones. a bit scary.
Nowadays i would not take that walk with an Armed Guard.
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Postby tilly » Wed 18 Jan, 2017 2:18 pm

Hi volvojack You are right some of the younger end will say we are always moaning but they have not lived back in the day.A lot of things are much better but and that is a big but a lot are far worse.I put it down to money people who say they cant make ends meet have never known what it is like to have just about enough to subside on.You see it on tv people living in a hovel with a fag stuck in there mouth a fifty two inch tv kids playing on the playstation with a xbox on one side saying if it was not for the food bank we would starve whats that all about.?
No matter were i end my days im an Hunslet lad with Hunslet ways.

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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby volvojack » Wed 18 Jan, 2017 3:41 pm

[quote="tilly"]Hi volvojack You are right some of the younger end will say we are always moaning but they have not lived back in the day.A lot of things are much better but and that is a big but a lot are far worse.I put it down to money people who say they cant make ends meet have never known what it is like to have just about enough to subside on.You see it on tv people living in a hovel with a fag stuck in there mouth a fifty two inch tv kids playing on the playstation with a xbox on one side saying if it was not for the food bank we would starve whats that all about.

tilly, That made me smile but Oh so true.
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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby buffaloskinner » Wed 18 Jan, 2017 4:29 pm

It's called BENEFITS CULTURE for the non working class
Is this the end of the story ...
or the beginning of a legend?
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Postby Bugblatter » Mon 24 Apr, 2017 3:03 pm

On the subject of white dog poo:
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Postby harrym1byt » Mon 24 Apr, 2017 5:26 pm

buffaloskinner wroteColonIn 1968 mine was a Ford Pop 100E, and I'm sure only had three gears! and very slow wipers at speed (60mph).


The wipers of many Ford cars at that era were vacuum driven from the engine intake manifold. The harder you pressed the loud pedal, the faster it went, but vacuum would fall dramatically - hence slow or no wiper action.

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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby volvojack » Wed 26 Apr, 2017 1:47 pm

Where have all the little repair / alteration shops gone.?
My Missus and Daughter came home from their weekly Pilgimage to our local Shpping Centre and the wife said she had got me some cord trousers from M. and S.in their sale. after i recovered from the shock i found they were indeed really lovely blue cords. They were reduced from £32 to £9 but the only problem was they had turnups. I live in Gloucestershire and there is one other person in the County who wears trousers with turnups and that is Prince Charles.
Calling in to a Dry Cleaners that advertising Alterations they quoted me £13 to alter them. So i am now wearing them as they are and just hope Charley and I don't meet.
Not so long ago there was a little corner shop just opposite Compton Road Library on that road leading dow to the Gipton Estate andif you took any garment in there to have an alteration done it was one or two days at the most.

Going back even further years ago with Burtons Factory near by there was always someone who could do you a tailoring job, same in Beeston at the John collier factory
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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby harrym1byt » Wed 26 Apr, 2017 2:25 pm

volvojack wroteColon I live in Gloucestershire and there is one other person in the County who wears trousers with turnups and that is Prince Charles.


Nothing at all wrong with dressing in a slightly unique way. I have a pair of cords with turnups, they didn't come with turnups, but it was before I became involved with my present lady and they were a touch too long - simple answer, turnups. :D

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