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On a similar theme, blokes who worked on Pilks Continuous Grinders with their hair and clothes coloured bright red with "serrie rouge", (the polishing medium officially known as cerium oxide used as a final process on the grinders)

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Now Molly rings a bell. When I was a kid I used to visit my auntie's family in Graham Street, Parr. I can remember going to a sort of water-filled clay-pit with my cousin, it was always referred to as "The Molly". I assume that this was local slang for the Marl Pit. Is it still there and am I correct about it being an old marl pit?

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This molly was behind Merton Bank near the railway and was Dumping ground for all kinds of toxic waste if you walked on it your shoes would melt and it was always catching fire ! As kids we would run down the street shouting "The molly is alight " and we would go watch the fire brigade try to put it out 

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25 minutes ago, Glasstowner said:

remember them little blue three wheeler Invacars?

they have been replaced by massive 4 wheel drive suv's with one occupant and a sticker saying they can park anywhere they want 🤔

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Darned socks and pullovers

Trousers with holes in the backsides

Queues outside grocery shops/butchers/fishmongers

Wickerwork shopping baskets

 

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15 hours ago, HORT said:

I have never even heard that one and I am 73 years old.

Well I'm a bit younger than you and I've heard of it, anyway I Googled it for you. :thumb:

"Such was Karno's fame that his name became associated with any chaotic situation, and the disorganised volunteer soldiers of the Great War labelled themselves "Fred Karno's Army", a phrase still occasionally used in the UK to refer to a chaotic group or organisation." 

 

EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG

 

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Back in February Alan talked about "clappers". The theme tune for the Harlem Globe Trotters is "Sweet Georgia Brown" played by Brother Bones and His Shadows ( come on Phyll). I always thought the rhythmic backing was someone tap dancing, no, it's Brother Bones on the clappers.

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Another thing you don't see anymore is young girls with bunches of bluebells having visited the woods at the bottom of Windle Hall Fields/Carr Mill Dam surrounds/7 Ponds Wood near the East Lancs Road

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