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Post by eddie on Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:07 pm

Before my time that one!

But I do remember my mum making gravy out of an oxo cube and cornflower! Same with custard - she use custard powder and cornflower

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Post by Syl on Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:09 pm

Stormee wrote:Do you remember the outside karzi, my great granddad had one, vile place.
We grew up in an old terraced house with an outside loo.
My horrible sister used to draw spiders on the brick wall .... I would see it and think it was real....I hated my sister. Evil or Very Mad
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Post by Lord Foul on Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:32 pm

frosty bonfire nights...every year

"banda" copies in school, at the time about the only way to mass reproduce copies of anything
I can still remember that smell.....


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Post by Miffs2 on Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:40 pm

Stormee wrote:Do you remember the outside karzi, my great granddad had one, vile place.

I remember my auntie had one and that would have been in the late 70s Shocked
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Post by Miffs2 on Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:42 pm

Lord Foul wrote:frosty bonfire nights...every year

"banda" copies in school, at the time about the only way to mass reproduce copies of anything
I can still remember that smell.....



Never heard of it?! What's a Banda? scratch
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:02 pm

Syl wrote:
Stormee wrote:Do you remember the outside karzi, my great granddad had one, vile place.
We grew up in an old terraced house with an outside loo.
My horrible sister used to draw spiders on the brick wall .... I would see it and think it was real....I hated my sister. Evil or Very Mad

  
With 6 siblings + 2 adults; we had to have a 2 seater {similar to this one}
but dad made one adult height and one lower for us little kids
but that meant digging a double sized hole when it was time to
relocate the 'Old Out House' over to the newer hole. 
No store bought toilet paper for our farm - dad drilled a hole in
the corner of last years 'Sears & Roebuck Catalog' and it
hung between the 2 seater and we used pages out of it --- long
before there were any 'slick sheet' pages in our catalogs.  LOL


But never - ever build one like this or be foolish enough to
use the lower one if the upper one is 'OCCUPIED' ~~~


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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:06 pm

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Post by Lord Foul on Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:58 am

Miffs2 wrote:
Lord Foul wrote:frosty bonfire nights...every year

"banda" copies in school, at the time about the only way to mass reproduce copies of anything
I can still remember that smell.....



Never heard of it?! What's a Banda?  scratch

just for you Miffs


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_duplicator
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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:20 am

Lord Foul wrote:
Miffs2 wrote:

Never heard of it?! What's a Banda?  scratch

just for you Miffs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_duplicator

We still had one of those in the primary school I went to...

Photocopiers were just being introduced into schools here in the late '60s, though they were already in public libraries..

And that metho' smell lingering for hours on the printed sheets.
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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:37 am

aspca4ever wrote:
Syl wrote:
We grew up in an old terraced house with an outside loo.
My horrible sister used to draw spiders on the brick wall .... I would see it and think it was real....I hated my sister. Evil or Very Mad

  
With 6 siblings + 2 adults; we had to have a 2 seater {similar to this one}
but dad made one adult height and one lower for us little kids
but that meant digging a double sized hole when it was time to
relocate the 'Old Out House' over to the newer hole. 
No store bought toilet paper for our farm - dad drilled a hole in
the corner of last years 'Sears & Roebuck Catalog' and it
hung between the 2 seater and we used pages out of it --- long
before there were any 'slick sheet' pages in our catalogs.  LOL


.........................


Smile

ONE lot of my grandparents also had an outside "night soil" pan dunny in the 1970s...
Being out on the fringes, their suburb of Minmi wasn't sewered until the late '70s..


AS FOR those 'long drop' dunnies (i.e. outhouses..) that aspca shows there,  they are still used down here out on rural properties and bush blocks, where there still might be deep soil patches far enough removed from houses, streams and the watertable.
EVEN when farm buildings are connected to septic systems and have the proverbial "indoor plumbing",  2 or 3 long drop toilets strategically located around larger acreages can be more than convenient for anybody "caught short" when out and about..

cheers 


AND for another 'remember when..', I remember that back in the mid-1960s one could still buy a nice sized bag of lollies for 6d, on the way home from school.
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Post by Guest on Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:42 am

Lord Foul wrote:
Miffs2 wrote:
Never heard of it?! What's a Banda?  scratch

just for you Miffs
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_duplicator

Wish I had 5¢ for every sheet of paper I've ran through one of those; working part-time in the office running paper in High School for all of the teaches lessons the next day --- WOW  And that yucky ink --- OMG, my fingers were nasty looking for days afterwards.

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My Dad had one - Do You Know What It Is - What It Was Used For?

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Post by Guest on Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:28 pm

aspca4ever wrote:
Lord Foul wrote:

just for you Miffs
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_duplicator

Wish I had 5¢ for every sheet of paper I've ran through one of those; working part-time in the office running paper in High School for all of the teaches lessons the next day --- WOW  And that yucky ink --- OMG, my fingers were nasty looking for days afterwards.


The stencils you had to type on that went on the duplicator, if you made a mistake you had to correct it with liquid wax!

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Post by Miffs2 on Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:49 pm

Lord Foul wrote:
Miffs2 wrote:

Never heard of it?! What's a Banda?  scratch

just for you Miffs



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_duplicator

I had to look at pictures but I do vaguely remember them geek
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Post by Original Quill on Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:27 pm

I remember they were called ditto machines. Or, the more sophisticated of us called them mimeograph machines.

You could also correct an error by using a razor blade to scrape off the mistake on the backside ink, and retype. But, getting the thing positioned back into the typewriter was a bitch. Sometimes you just hand-wrote it in.
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Post by Syl on Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:08 pm

I remember buses with conductors (clippies)  who took your money and issued a ticket from a hand held machine.
Buses were back loading, many a time you could catch a moving one by jumping on and grabbing the handrail that was on the lower platform...like this one only  seldom pink.

The ceilings were also very low...I am 5'8'' and if I wore my hair up it would scrape along the ceiling....taller people had to stoop.

Upstairs only for smokers....and many people did smoke in those days.
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Post by Guest on Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:51 pm

Remember that as well.

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**BUMPED** this image up >>>

Post by Guest on Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:57 pm

aspca4ever wrote:
My father had one and perhaps yours did as well ~~~ what is it?

LOL...a Flaming 'PINK' double decker bus!!! 
Was that for some 'Pink Panther' Promo?  LOL

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Post by Syl on Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:06 pm

aspca4ever wrote:
aspca4ever wrote:
My father had one and perhaps yours did as well ~~~ what is it?

LOL...a Flaming 'PINK' double decker bus!!! 
Was that for some 'Pink Panther' Promo?  LOL

Laughing
I couldn't find a green one.
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Post by Guest on Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:11 pm

Syl wrote:
aspca4ever wrote:
My father had one and perhaps yours did as well ~~~ what is it?

LOL...a Flaming 'PINK' double decker bus!!! 
Was that for some 'Pink Panther' Promo?  LOL

Laughing
I couldn't find a green one.

Oh, I thought those British Double Deckers were all 'RED'?   LOL Suspect

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Post by Syl on Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:26 pm

aspca4ever wrote:
Syl wrote:

Laughing
I couldn't find a green one.

Oh, I thought those British Double Deckers were all 'RED'?   LOL Suspect

London ones was...Manchester ones were mostly green and yellow. Laughing
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Post by Original Quill on Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:54 pm

Syl wrote:
aspca4ever wrote:

Oh, I thought those British Double Deckers were all 'RED'?   LOL Suspect

London ones was...Manchester ones were mostly green and yellow. Laughing

The ones in Glasgow are a different color as well...I think blue and yellow.

The double-deckers are called "Roadmasters," and are made by Wrightbus, designed in conjunction with London Transport. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Routemaster They change periodically, keeping up with new standards for the disabled, and simply modern innovation.
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Post by Original Quill on Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:39 pm

Stormee wrote:Routemasters are only called that in London

Manufactured by Wrightbus International today. Formerly they were manufactured by AEC, a British vehicle manufacturer which built buses, motorcoaches and lorries from 1912 until 1979. The acronym stood for the Associated Equipment Company, but this name was hardly ever used; instead it traded under the AEC and ACLO brands.

http://www.wrightbusinternational.com/product-range/Routemaster
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Post by Syl on Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:25 pm

Flared net frilly underskirts to make your skirts stick out. We used to soak them in sugar and water to make them stiffer.

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Post by Syl on Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:01 pm

DA hairstyles.
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Post by Original Quill on Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:10 pm

Stormee wrote:Lime green socks.

Fluorescent pink socks.

Bootlace ties

Blue suede beetle crushers

Oh yes, and electric blue socks. Desert boots? Oh, and motorcycle boots. Ivy-league trousers with belt in back. White Levis (actually were kinda tan).
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Post by stardesk on Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:44 pm

And proper, genuine loose tea, that made a refreshing cuppa, unlike today's teabags. Anyone know of any brands?

My Gran had an outside shed-loo down the garden, we called it a thunder box.

Then there was always the traditional Sunday roast, no takeaways in those days. Oh, and fish and chips wrapped in newspaper.
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Post by Syl on Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:47 pm

Camp coffee....yuck.
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Post by stardesk on Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:09 pm

Syl wrote:Camp coffee....yuck.

Syl, I used to like that, the bottled liquid coffee. My favourite these days is Alta Rica, a strong tasty coffee.
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Post by Guest on Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:22 pm

Syl wrote:Flared net frilly underskirts to make your  skirts stick out. We used to soak them in sugar and water to make them stiffer.


Trying to find the toilet seat while holding up all of that 'FLUFF' and scratchy material was horribly tricky and then trying to be so very careful to 'NOT GET ANY OF IT IN THE TOILET WATER' ---  Embarassed

I told my 2 older sisters --- this was torture and refused to wear them too school.  I put shorts on under my dresses.  Recess was meant to be played not seated on the sidelines. 

My mom said those stiff petticoats were the best birth control ever invented! Suspect

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Post by Guest on Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:26 pm

And when you washed them, dipping them in sugar water to make them stiff when they dried!   Wide belts pulled in tight and jiving.

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For all of you GUYS...

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Did you have these button down collared shirts with the 'FRUIT LOOP' in the back; they called it a Hang Loop but the boys in my school spent a lot of time ripping them off other kids shirts.  And ironing those shirts ---
UGH, I hate ironing and with 6 kids and 2 parents in the home --- there were always baskets waiting to be ironed! Razz Razz Razz Razz

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Post by Guest on Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:41 pm

Loathe ironing too, and they were normally made out of quite thick cotton that creased like mad.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:35 am

Stormee wrote:
aspca4ever wrote:
My father had one and perhaps yours did as well ~~~ what is it?

LOL...a Flaming 'PINK' double decker bus!!! 
Was that for some 'Pink Panther' Promo?  LOL

British Forces Tin Opener

THE same is issued to the military in many other countries as well, stormee...

I still have a couple from my time in the Army Reserves down here;  plus you can buy two on a card from camping and sports stores for only a few dollars ($3.95 over here..).
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Post by Syl on Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:15 pm

stardesk wrote:
Syl wrote:Camp coffee....yuck.

Syl, I used to like that, the bottled liquid coffee. My favourite these days is Alta Rica, a strong tasty coffee.

I think it was probably an acquired taste. Smile
Something else seldom seen now...tea strainers.
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Post by Syl on Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:18 pm

Stormee wrote:1d in the gas meter.
1 shilling in the electric

Man would come and empty meters and give  rebate there and then.


I remember that Stormee.
My mum would leave the shillings piled up on the kitchen worktop and we could have a treat that day.

Actually we called it the scullery not the kitchen....the room we lived in (where the fire was made up) we called the kitchen, and the front room (where a fire was only made up on special occasions) was the parlour.
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Post by Miffs2 on Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:20 pm

Syl wrote:
stardesk wrote:

Syl, I used to like that, the bottled liquid coffee. My favourite these days is Alta Rica, a strong tasty coffee.

I think it was probably an acquired taste. Smile
Something else seldom seen now...tea strainers.

True, haven't seen a tea strainer since I had a kidney stone Wink lol!
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Post by Syl on Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:24 pm

Miffs2 wrote:
Syl wrote:

I think it was probably an acquired taste. Smile
Something else seldom seen now...tea strainers.

True, haven't seen a tea strainer since I had a kidney stone Wink lol!
.I don't get that Miffs2.
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