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Mon 7-Feb-11
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danast
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wave  "Music and Movement".     Now does that not evoke memories?  I can smell the gym hall as I sit here - not a bad smell, but very distinctive.  Actually, in my wee school it was not a hall, just another classroom, which doubled up as the lunch room which may explain the strange mix of smells.  whistle

Not that I was at school in 1952.  I didn't go till the next year.  eeek
Anybody remember  "Time and Tune ?"

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Mon 7-Feb-11
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danast said:

wave  "Music and Movement".     Now does that not evoke memories?  I can smell the gym hall as I sit here " not a bad smell, but very distinctive.  Actually, in my wee school it was not a hall, just another classroom, which doubled up as the lunch room which may explain the strange mix of smells.  whistle

Not that I was at school in 1952.  I didn't go till the next year.  eeek
Anybody remember  "Time and Tune ?"


 

Was the smell the sand/disinfectant mixture strewn onto wooden floors and then swept up and recycled . Never came across 'Time & Tune ' was it Jimmy Shand and his band ? big_laughbig_laugh

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Mon 7-Feb-11
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Don't know about Music and Movement or Time and Tune, but I do remember being in infants school and being told about the Old King dying.

I'll try that again!

Mon 7-Feb-11
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Milk bottles placed near the stove to thaw in time for morning break, wet coats on the fireguard drying out ready for home time,(the stove was also used for our scientific experiments).

There has to be a special mention for "Nitty Nora the flea explorer" who tirelessly searched through our hair, and if anyone was unfortunate enough to have a lodger, it was removed, placed in a brown envelope and sent home with the poor child.

I've started scratching at the thought of it

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Mon 7-Feb-11
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Oh yes, frozen milk.  We always had open fires in our schools and the milk crate was put in the hearth to thaw but only mittens/gloves were allowed on the fireguard.  No experiments on those fires.

Nitty Nora was always finding Impetigo sufferers and sending them home, or was she the general nurse?  To long ago for me to recall.

At my Grandma's house, whatever we had for Sunday tea, tinned fruit/ jelly/icecream/etc.  we always had to eat bread and butter with it, fair spoiled the flavour it did too.

I'll try that again!

Mon 7-Feb-11
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Toffeeapple said:

Don't know about Music and Movement or Time and Tune, but I do remember being in infants school and being told about the Old King dying.


 

Was that Henry VIII??????   runaway

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KateUK said:

Er, yes, an unexploded bomb.

.then he hit metal and we all got VERY excited at the thought of buried treasure and we all joined in with our little spades...until we realised it wasn't a pirate chest as it was ROUND and not a box shape, but a TUBE....it was then that my father threw water on the fire,ordered us back into the house and phoned the police....the army came and took it away in a wheelbarrow ( once they had rendered it harmless).Absolutely brilliant.What more could a 7 year-old ask for?


 

That reminds me I must phone the army some time and get them to remove some ordance from our land in the shape of missiles buried in the ground, about half a dozen of them at least. We also have a decayed gun, a grenade, some exploded bomb shells and a gas mask. Almost enough to start a war museum. One year the nearby camp found an unexploded bomb while there were children in the camp and had to call of the army who cordoned off the area for 24 hours after they exploded it.

I used to play in a disused mining area, only we didn't know it had disused mines when we played there. Only found out later when I went to look to see where we used to play and saw all these signs up warning of the dangers of falling down mine shafts eeek

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Oh you will so be in trouble Elsa.  whistle   But oh so funny.

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Toffeeapple said:

At my Grandma's house, whatever we had for Sunday tea, tinned fruit/ jelly/icecream/etc.  we always had to eat bread and butter with it, fair spoiled the flavour it did too.


 

I always ended up with tinned fruit at my Grandmas' homes, we also had some relatives in Cumbria who always ate their rhubarb and custard with bread and butter. cheers

Mon 7-Feb-11
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My grandmother used to butter the bread before slicing it and she did that by holding the loaf vertically and yes we had b & b with almost everything.

I have reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me...

Mon 7-Feb-11
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Had to butter the bread before slicing, otherwise you might butter the wrong side

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very funny bobby, never thought of that before.

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Mon 7-Feb-11
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bobbyW said:

Had to butter the bread before slicing, otherwise you might butter the wrong side


 

So what if you were toasting it I wonder.....before or after and did it always fall butter side down...winkwinkwink..

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Mon 7-Feb-11
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we used to toast the bread, unbuttered !!  using the open fire but the best for that were crumpets, as long as they didn't fall off the fork into the fire in which case you had a sooty one !!

I have reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me...

Mon 7-Feb-11
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We has bread and butter with our meals as a kid, and a cup of tea..if, due to messing about, we knocked over our tea, which invariable went on your bread and butter plate, we had to still eat the bread....hence I cannot bear soggy bread nowadays, summer pudding, bread & butter pudding etc - all big no nos for me.

Didn't play on any bomb sites though

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