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Forum: The lounge 24th December 2015
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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

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Forum: The lounge 23rd December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

I recall one of Johnner's favourite phrases was "the man is a cad and a bounder, and was probably a day boy." :D
Forum: The lounge 22nd December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Watching steam trains at our local railway station and collecting their engine numbers. :D

Going off to school on trains hauled by a steam locos. :D :D :D
Forum: The lounge 22nd December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

..... Followed by World Wide Family Favourites, with requests for people in far flung parts of the jolly old British Empire. :)

Oh, and Dick Barton, Special Agent.

Dixon of Dock Green.
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Forum: The lounge 22nd December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Head scarves seemed to be very popular attire for ladies back then, possibly to hide the curlers underneath! :D
Forum: The lounge 21st December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Kippers for tea on Saturday, followed by buttered bread smothered with black treacle. :D

I still enjoy it from time to time.

As somebody else said, chicken was only eaten on special occasions...
Forum: The lounge 20th December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Radiograms and television sets that took several minutes to warm up before you could watch or listen to them.

I was given a Mamod steam engine when I was about seven or eight, which ran on...
Forum: The lounge 19th December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

And I am cynical. *yes



And no doubt an iPhone or three? :(

I always thought that was just a British phenomena, but clearly am wrong.

I have nothing against BMW, Porsche, Mercedes et...
Forum: The lounge 19th December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

I think you are missing the point Ian.

If the Range Rovers weren't parked outside nobody would see them, and there would be no point in spraying aerosol mud around the wheel arches. :(

We...
Forum: The lounge 19th December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Oh yes. :)

And the only central heating was the Aga in the kitchen - long before they became must-have fashion accessories for the nouveau riche living in their home counties barn conversions...
Forum: The lounge 19th December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Ahh yes. 'Magic eye' tuning indicators. They were fascinating things, and worked well as level controls as there was no inertia, and no moving parts. I have a couple in my bits box somewhere.
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Forum: The lounge 17th December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

As one who liked to 'push boundaries' at school I also remember the whooshing sound made by the Head Teacher's cane. ;)
Forum: The lounge 17th December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Milk form Jersey cows was much creamier, and as you say had a higher fat content.

At home we had one bottle of gold top and three bottles of silver top every day. My mother used to like the cream...
Forum: The lounge 17th December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Back onto the subject of food, I can still remember the smell of boiled cabbage when we processed into the school hall for morning assembly.

I don't know what the school cooks did with that...
Forum: The lounge 17th December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

I remember the television repair man visiting our house quite regularly.

He drove a blue Morris Minor van and was always dressed in a white coat, (like a lab coat). He would bring a suitcase full...
Forum: The lounge 17th December 2015
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Forum: The lounge 16th December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Yes. Walking anywhere after eating one, or even standing up was not recommended.

To make matters worse they were usually accompanied by greasy chips............ *susp
Forum: The lounge 16th December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

I'm afraid proper Creosote has too many nasties in it, including toxic heavy metals; which is why it was so good as a wood preservative. Likewise coal tar which was widely used in anticorrosive...
Forum: The lounge 15th December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

I would imagine that Ovoids are a by-product of coke production, which is still required for steel making. They are like compressed coke dust.

Coke, creosote, ammonia, coal tar, nylon, benzene,...
Forum: The lounge 15th December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

I remember a Chinese restaurant opening in the west end of Woking, surrounded by stories of all sorts of wrong doing in the local paper.

Someone called the Public Health Inspector after one of...
Forum: The lounge 15th December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

And you survived? *yes

And I bet you have fewer allergies and intolerances than recent generations.
Forum: The lounge 15th December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Petrol was 5/- a Gallon (four gallons for 1) until about 1965.

And there were yet more Green Shield Stamps! :D
Forum: The lounge 15th December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Yes I do. There was also Anthracite (which stank) and Ovoids.

Both coal bricks and Ovoids were types of 'smokeless' fuel, and were by-products of town gas production. Anthracite wasn't' smokeless...
Forum: The lounge 15th December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

I can remember finding a Soda Syphon on my way home from school, which I took to the Off Licence and was given 7/6d for. *yes
Forum: The lounge 15th December 2015
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Or a bottle of Concorde for those who were 'upwardly mobile' but had no taste :D




I still love the smell of freshly cut ham. It tastes wonderful in crusty white bread with real butter and a...
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