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Packs of dogs following a bitch in heat. In fact come to think of it you rarely see a dog without its owner

Rag and bone men

Sally Army bands in the street at Christmas

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November 5th bonfires on wasteland.

People standing on buses.

Queues outside bakeries/butchers at Christmas.

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Cross-over pinnies

Women shopping in rollers

Tuttuts

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Trench macs,packer macs,ox blood shoes,brothell creepers,crombies,white silk scaves,fancy ties,braces,collar studs,

fag holders,silver fag cases.tandems,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,whats a TUTTUT Alan,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Seafood sellers in pubs,women cleaning steps with ashly stone and before long you could be adding milk men to that list.

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Alan are you realy P ort O utward,S tarboard H omebound ,are is it just a guise,,,,,,,,lol

 

Tut Tut,,, ( Trolly )

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Posh as chips me, Skyman

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Buses full of people at 6.0 in the morning,pubs full to the door,everywhere a ghost town on Sunday.

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Kids with ringworm with their heads shaved and gentian violet painted on

Women going shopping with wickerwork shopping-baskets

Proper prams

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Coalmen with their wagon and horses.couples holding hands or linking arms.

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Kids playing out Hop Scoch, Stoneis, Tincan bung of, Skiping ropes, swing on gas lamps,Bottles of cold tea, Home made toffee, Leep frog, Fighting with wooden sticks,Lacky guns, Catapults, Blindmans bluf, Hide and seek the list gos on and on OH to be a child to-day

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Local Bobby (whether you needed him or not)

 

Walking days led by a Brass Band

 

May Queen's

 

Heinz 57 variety dogs with names like Gyp, Rover, Blackie, Fido, Mickey etc

 

Park Keepers

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People whistleing, Singing at work, Factory Hooters, School Bells, Horse Muck in the Road, Miners Black Faces, Darned Socks, Short Pants, Plaster of Paris on broken Arms and Legs, Washing on the line covered with soot spots, Proper Fog, Newspaper Squares on a nail at the back of outside toilet doors, Frozen toilets, Donkey stones, putty, wooden gutters, liquorice sticks, oil cloth, gas lights, Varanders, Christmas Games Compendums, Clogs, Laced footballs / rugby balls, (Boy did they hurt) Pipe Smokers, Snuff Taking, smelling salts, separate Collers and Cuffs, moth balls, rag a bone men, handcarts, horse hair blankets, palliasses, poes, (adult Potties) fireguards, nicotine stained pubs and cafes (thank God) game birds hanging in butchers, butter pats, bacon slicer, powdered egg, icycles on the inside of windows, Ewbanks, the list go's on

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Dolly Fardin, Cinder Toffee, Hard sticks of Spanish to dip into sherbert, Spinning tops and rope, children playing out in safety only going in for their dinner and tea and out again until nearly dark.

 

And because I have lived in OZ for 29 years I wonder if there are still sing song's in the pubs in the UK??

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You sound like your my age ,J F M , ,each one of those items is a topic in itself,

I'm glad we dont see them anymore ,maybe apart from pipe smokers

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I wonder if there are still sing song's in the pubs in the UK??

Not in Carlisle they don't and I'd be surprised if they do in St Helens. UK pubs are either primarily informal restaurants where the sale of drinks is incidental or bars for youngsters where the accent is on loud music. Places where you could go and stand at the bar, sup a quiet pint and strikeup a conversation with a total stranger are things of the past

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rear entry buses,men wearing flat caps,Nun's,knitted ties,headscarves,turbans,hat's in church,pocket watches.

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Strange you should mention flat hats and nuns. The flat cap is still the old man's favourite headware in Carlisle. Mystifyingly they prefer baseball caps in West Cumbria.

 

Last Saturday for the first time in years I saw a nun in full regalia with a starched head-dress like a swan's wings. The kids in the street looked at her suspiciously

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You would always see the Nun's walking to the schools were they taught or were Headmistress.

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Bit Younger than you Skyman but I come from Parr (And Proud of It) so we still had all I wrote about into the 50s and 60s and some until relatively recently.

(Nicotine Pubs etc)

Still young enough to have to go to work,

I should have been a hard pressed local government officer / Teacher / Fireman / Copper I would have retired years ago on a decent pension

Now there's another topic

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The man who used to come round and sharpen your knives and scissors, the pools collection man, tupperware parties, the sally army people who would go round the pubs with their magazine, chips in newspaper. BUT, you would have seen a 'proper pram' recently - I had one for my granddaughter and used to be stopped every couple of feet or so and in the supermarket by people admiring and talking about it. If anyone should be interested I will be very sadly selling it in the near future.

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Motorbike sidecars

Leg braces on polio-crippled kids

Middens

Chain-cases on cycles

Bike-clips

Public paddling pools

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PEOPLE GETTING A FAG OUT THEN HANDING THE PACK ROUND ,too dear now,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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