THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

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Postby Leodian » Sat 06 Apr, 2013 1:54 pm

Grasshoppers.

It is very many years since I last saw a grasshopper, which were commonly seen when I was a kid growing up in ye olden days of yore in Leeds. Regular Smiley

I did a search of SL and did not find any mention of a lack of grasshoppers but I apologise if it has been mentioned previously and I did not find it.
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Postby tilly » Sun 07 Apr, 2013 8:28 am

I cant remember the last time I saw a stickle back we used to catch them in ponds all over the place when we were kids.The male had a bright red breast all the ponds we fished in with our nets have been built on now .I could be wrong they may still be about if they are the numbers will be well down now.Just had a thought I cant remember the last time. i saw a skylark or heard one i remember seeing them going higher and higher singing all the time I know they were ground nesting and all the places I used to see them are long gone.
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Postby raveydavey » Sun 07 Apr, 2013 9:58 am

Leodian wrote:
Grasshoppers.

It is very many years since I last saw a grasshopper, which were commonly seen when I was a kid growing up in ye olden days of yore in Leeds. Regular Smiley


Here in the far east (of Leeds) you certainly can still hear them during the summer months - seeing them is a different matter though!
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Postby Leodian » Sun 07 Apr, 2013 7:41 pm

raveydavey wrote:
Leodian wrote:
Grasshoppers.

It is very many years since I last saw a grasshopper, which were commonly seen when I was a kid growing up in ye olden days of yore in Leeds. Regular Smiley


Here in the far east (of Leeds) you certainly can still hear them during the summer months - seeing them is a different matter though!


That's interesting raveydavey as I grew up in east Leeds and that is the last area I recall seeing grasshoppers, so they may not have come with me when I moved to north Leeds long back and they stayed in east Leeds instead! I like grasshoppers. Regular Smiley
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Postby cnosni » Sun 07 Apr, 2013 8:18 pm

Johnny39 wrote:
Gypsy door-to-door peg sellers.

Do you wanna buy some pegs daaaave
    
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Postby Jogon » Sun 07 Apr, 2013 10:56 pm

Bruno wrote:
blackprince wrote:


Also, those transparent yellow/orange blinds they used to pull over the inside of shop windows on sunny days, to prevent the stock in the window display being faded by the sun.


Here's a good one (not Leeds) http://goo.gl/maps/8V8Pb
Weather allus looks lovely from in there.
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Postby Cardiarms » Thu 11 Apr, 2013 8:51 pm

Jogon wrote:
Bruno wrote:
blackprince wrote:


Also, those transparent yellow/orange blinds they used to pull over the inside of shop windows on sunny days, to prevent the stock in the window display being faded by the sun.


Here's a good one (not Leeds) http://goo.gl/maps/8V8Pb
Weather allus looks lovely from in there.

Still have them in north wales.

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Postby The Birds » Fri 12 Apr, 2013 2:19 pm

Johnny 39 you were lucky buying pegs - we had to buy wooden flowers - mam was so afraid of the curse!
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Postby Caron » Fri 12 Apr, 2013 6:58 pm

The Birds wrote:
Johnny 39 you were lucky buying pegs - we had to buy wooden flowers - mam was so afraid of the curse!


My mother also bought from them afraid of a curse if she didn't. I've still got a tiny brass pixie she bought from them 48yrs ago Regular Smiley

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