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Thu 16-Feb-12
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Toffeeapple
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Brilliant Simon, I think I'd like some knickers knitted in Alpaca, smooth and warm around my nether regions and a vest to go with.

I'll try that again!

Thu 16-Feb-12
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Well TA when we get our alpacas I shall bear that in mind big_laugh.

Gosh that was fascinating reading ladies - I had to look up liberty bodices eeek, I have to say I think I am a tad younger cheers. I do remember when we used to wear vests, now it is t-shirts for layers. I remember bottled milk too, until quite recently in our area when I lived in Derbyshire. I now get my milk in bottles again which I wash and return to the milk lady and then I get my own bottles back a few days later, none of this pasteurised muck for me.cheers

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Fascinating, all the memories. Mine are different, since I grew up in the US with only 1 year in England (when I was 14 we lived in Cambridge). But I can remember seeing horse-drawn milk carts in Chicago in 1951"I think it was the last big city in the US to have them.

I remember the old Sainsburys where you queued separately for almost everything, and I went into the first supermarket they had, in Drury Lane, in the late 60s. The Sainsburys in Oxford in 1971 was still a 'queue for butter here, and bacon there' one.

When we lived in Cambridge we were amazed that central heating, which was rare, meant a radiator in the hall. And the question "are you on the telephone?" meant 'do you have a phone?', not 'are you talking on it?'!

Thu 16-Feb-12
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I actually saw a working horse drawn milk cart in the early 90's. I was driving a truck through the Accrington area and there it was, following the milky as he went door to door.

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Fri 17-Feb-12
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Can anyone remember the man who sold crumpets coming around the streets at the weekends.....although my mother called him the Muffin Man. He used to ring a hand bell & shout his wares; we only bought crumpets from him & toasted them in front of the open fire, topping them with my mothers homemade jam....damson was my favourite; still is !!   This was just after WWII in London. 

 

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Fri 17-Feb-12
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Oranges that used to peel in one piece not little bits and lots of pithing about aargh

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Bob that would have been a shock to see the milkman with his horse and cart!  Hattie, I have a feeling that the Muffin man was peculiar to London. Seth, I was wishing for one of those oranges yesterday when I was, indeed, pithing about with one. big_laugh  A further memory arose earlier, the coal being delivered and us having to put it in the coal-shed, bucket by bucket and the arrival of the chimney sweep.  I always liked to see the brush waving about at the top of the chimney pot.

I'll try that again!

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My hubby tells me of their coal being delivered at the bottom of the road, because their coal house was not accessible from the road. Now what twerp allowed a council house to be put up in a coal mining area without access to the road?

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17337689

Memories of food from the past that people would love to be able to buy now.

A lot of them are easily made at home, but so many people seem to have forgotten that.....roll_eyes

The comments are worth reading too. smile

 

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I'm doing stuffed rolled belly of pork today in the Andrew James.
What I cannot understand is why whenever I buy Pork from Tesco, no matter what I do it will not crackle.
Yet if I buy from the local butcher, it produces amazing crackling. I use the same procedure for both.

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Inferior stuff at Tesco perhaps?  You'd expect local butchers to hang the meat properly, that way the skin will dry out and give the desired crackling.

I'll try that again!

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I heard those words "You are NOT going out looking like that, you look like a dirty old tramp!"  then I remembered I was not at home with mother watching the state of every item of clothing I possessed.
I'm aware we tend to get like our own parents as we age......but never thought SWMBO would be like MY Mum.

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eeek What were you thinking of wearing?

I'll try that again!

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In Tesco today (unusual for me to go there) Joseph Dobson & Sons BONFIRE TOFFEE 95p.
A pack had unfortunately had split so I had to try a few before I bought. 

Dee lissh ous.

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I was wondering where you were Bob, hadn't seen you about recently.  You can probably make Bonfire Toffee cheaper than 95p but I wonder if you would bother.  I adore toffee, at least I used to, I used to make a lot of it too, including Cinder Toffee.  I've added a link to the Dobson's website, their mail order rates are rather good.

I'll try that again!

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