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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

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Yes, but weren't they identical in stodge?
Yes. Walking anywhere after eating one, or even standing up was not recommended.

To make matters worse they were usually accompanied by greasy chips............
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Yes. Walking anywhere after eating one, or even standing up was not recommended.

To make matters worse they were usually accompanied by greasy chips............
And mushy peas.
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Bread and milk were delivered to the house by their respective horse and carts.

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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Accumulator batteries for the radio delivered by a chap on a butchers bike
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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Oh the nostalgia of it all. We lived on the route from Kings Cross Goods Yard to the abbatoir on Market Road. The cows were driven by men in brown coats who steered the cows with sticks with nails at the end. The cows must have sensed their fate because they were always breaking loose. Unimaginable today not far from Central London.

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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

There was no HEALTH and SAFETY them days. When I lived in the borough London SE1 we played on all the bomb sites and made camps with coverings of timber and Lino.
Then we would hurl stones and parts of the bricks at each other's camps to see who's camp gave in first.
We also regularly played on the barges on the river which were 3-4 deep tied together. They were full mostly of coal.
The borough fruit market was a treat and we would ask and scrounge bruised apples and fruit and I mean really bruised we would eat our way round the bruises biting into a bruise and spitting it out.
Toys were made go karts crossbows longbows scooters ball bearings which kept us occupied. We would be out best part of the day no worries about perverts.
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'Wireless' please.
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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

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This Ivalek crystal radio from the fifties didn't need power, only a pair of headphones to listen to the medium wave. If you put the headphones in a medium size glass bowl it was possible to hear it playing.

EM-1 OM-D + Olympus 12-40 lens - f5.6 - A.mode etc Radio measures L12.cm X H8.8cm X W6.5cm


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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Aha! The Ivalek . We had one of those, possibly an earlier model as it had a second smaller knob to adjust the "cat's whisker". We could never get it to work so father took it to a radio shop where it was fitted with one of those new-fangled semiconductor diodes, after which it was fine .
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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 of valves into the drawing room and would swap them until the set worked again. That was until the tube went, when he took it away for a week or so. Does anyone even replace television tubes nowadays?
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Handier to replace the set! Back on topic ' sliders ' ?
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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

[QUOTE=Wee man;369807]Silver and gold top milk , never knew the difference.

When I was helping the milkman in the late 50's the gold top was from Jersey/Guernsey cows and the silver was from the rest. Something to do with fat content I believe.

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IDoes anyone even replace television tubes nowadays?
They don't have them in LCD or Plasma ones.

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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Internaut, your mums mash came in a packet, FOR MASH GET SMASH.
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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 cabbage, but I'm sure they boiled it to within an inch of its life for at least a week before we ate it.

Then there was the gravy. Every table had a gravy boat filled to the brim with beef gravy, which had evidently stood for some time, and had a layer of beef fat floating on it.

I had a strong dislike for school mashed potato, which really made me gag. Swede was little better. But of course we were not allowed to leave the dining hall until we had eaten everything on our plates.

Quite a few of us had notes from home asking that we be allowed to leave our mashed potato, so we hid anything else we didn't like under the mash! But looking on the bright side we never, ever had chips, or Turkey Twizzlers or any other hyper fatted junk food.

However, I did like rice pudding and Semolina; especially with rose hip syrup. I wasn't as keen on frogspawn (Tapioca), especially when it went thick and gooey.
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