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  • #31
    Re: The Housing Crisis (social comment)

    Originally posted by OM USer View Post
    Aye! you were lucky Chevvy - no cardboard left after we had lined the holes in our shoes so we could go to school.
    Shoes !

    and YOU had shoes too
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    • #32
      Re: The Housing Crisis (social comment)

      What are bags, boxes and shoes?
      Ed

      Live life in the slow lane.

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      • #33
        Re: The Housing Crisis (social comment)

        Originally posted by Wee man View Post
        What are bags, boxes and shoes?
        ... Luxuries!
        John

        "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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        • #34
          Re: The Housing Crisis (social comment)

          The only lux we knew was the bar of lux soap the family got every other Christmas!
          Ed

          Live life in the slow lane.

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          • #35
            Re: The Housing Crisis (social comment)

            Originally posted by Wee man View Post
            The only lux we knew was the bar of lux soap the family got every other Christmas!
            Lux soap? LUX SOAP? What was wrong with carbolic? You must have bin rich in your family!

            And what about toothpaste? Soot! Soot and a wire brush works wonders - who needed toothpaste?

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            • #36
              Re: The Housing Crisis (social comment)

              OK it was half a bar of lifebouy in a lux wrapper, you cannot talk if that is your own soot you had a fire! We scratched a picture of one on the ground and huddled around it.
              Ed

              Live life in the slow lane.

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              • #37
                Re: The Housing Crisis (social comment)

                Originally posted by Wee man View Post
                OK it was half a bar of lifebouy in a lux wrapper, you cannot talk if that is your own soot you had a fire! We scratched a picture of one on the ground and huddled around it.
                Reminds me of "Angelas Ashes"

                My Mum was one of thirteen in Cork
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                • #38
                  Re: The Housing Crisis (social comment)

                  Originally posted by Wee man View Post
                  OK it was half a bar of lifebouy in a lux wrapper, you cannot talk if that is your own soot you had a fire! We scratched a picture of one on the ground and huddled around it.
                  Whadda ya mean, "we had a fire"! It was the soot from me and my brother climbing other people's chimneys to sweep them!

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                  • #39
                    Re: The Housing Crisis (social comment)

                    You had a job?
                    Ed

                    Live life in the slow lane.

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                    • #40
                      Re: The Housing Crisis (social comment)

                      Originally posted by Wee man View Post
                      You had a job?
                      Only got paid in soot.

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                      • #41
                        Re: The Housing Crisis (social comment)

                        I don't believe any of these hard luck stories, I want to see photographic evidence of all these tales of hardship.

                        Rubbings from the original carvings will be accepted.
                        Graham

                        We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...

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                        • #42
                          Re: The Housing Crisis (social comment)

                          Originally posted by KeithL View Post
                          Lux soap? LUX SOAP? What was wrong with carbolic? You must have bin rich in your family!
                          I used to love the smell of coal tar soap. I don't think you can get it now.

                          (Real coal tar was banned in paints because chain smoking painters were becoming ill.)
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                          Naughty Nigel


                          Difficult is worth doing

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                          • #43
                            Re: The Housing Crisis (social comment)

                            Originally posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
                            I used to love the smell of coal tar soap. I don't think you can get it now.

                            (Real coal tar was banned in paints because chain smoking painters were becoming ill.)
                            Guess what?

                            [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wrights-Coal-Tar-Soap-125g/dp/B005GU9UTG"]Wrights Coal Tar Soap 4 X 125g X 6: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41hUmWlsBYL.@@AMEPARAM@@41hUmWlsBYL[/ame]

                            Wikipeadia says: As European Union directives on cosmetics have banned the use of coal tar in non-prescription products, the coal tar derivatives have been removed from the formula, replacing them with tea tree oil as main anti-bacterial ingredient. Despite this major variance from the original recipe, the new soap has been made to approximate the look and smell of the original product.

                            BUT! Coal tar and carbolic are not the same thing. Carbolic acid. Very powerful antiseptic. Hospitals used to reek of it; it would probably kill all htese MRSA and similar bugs stone dead still. You can't develop immunity to that like you can to antibiotics, methinks.

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                            • #44
                              Re: The Housing Crisis (social comment)

                              Originally posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
                              I don't believe any of these hard luck stories, I want to see photographic evidence of all these tales of hardship.

                              Rubbings from the original carvings will be accepted.
                              No sooner the word.....

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                              • #45
                                Re: The Housing Crisis (social comment)

                                Originally posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
                                I used to love the smell of coal tar soap. I don't think you can get it now.

                                (Real coal tar was banned in paints because chain smoking painters were becoming ill.)
                                I used to like the smell of coal tar too but I went off it. I suffer from psoriasis and the treatment involved coal tar bath emulsion and shampoo. I eventually gave up the bath emulsion as I got fed up with walking around smelling like a garden shed. The shampoo I used seems to have disappeared from sale too.

                                Ron

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