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

Free school milk, always sour oh deep joy, hav'nt touched another drop since I graduated to long trousers.
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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

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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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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 from the top of the Jersey milk with her morning cup of tea. (Bork! )

People still believed that animal fat was good for them in those days.

We also had a small bottle of milk (1/3 pint) at school, whether we liked it or not! In the winter of 1963 the milk got so cold that it forced its way out of the bottles, and froze into a kind of mushroom shape.

I didn't mind cold milk, but I really didn't enjoy it when it had stood in front of a classroom radiator for several hours.

I don't think anyone had heard of skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, although some people with certain medical conditions used to buy goats milk from the milkman, which came in special bottles.

Nobody bought milk from shops or supermarkets, (I don't even know if they sold it), but if we had a surplus of milk at home my mother would either make a milk pudding or a fruit pie so she could make a big jug of custard.
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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.
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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Spam fritters for school lunch.
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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

I spent most of the fifties in Cyprus and Libya,so a lot of this means little to me. However the mention of Mary Berry prompts a thought a thought. She had polio as a child and the girl in the next bed was in an iron lung (for those too young google it). Any type of cancer was terminal and most people who had heart attacks died. Ah yes,the good old days😈. I'll shut up now and let everyone put their rose tinted specs back on (stylish NHS ones I guess).
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Sorry did I mention ice on the inside of the windows?
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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

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...I didn't mind cold milk, but I really didn't enjoy it when it had stood in front of a classroom radiator for several hours.
I much preferred ice cold milk to the lukewarm one from the radiator.

Everyone had school dinners; no such thing as a packed lunch. I was still having school dinners when I left at 18. No such thing as the school run either. It was walk to primary school and then public transport or bicycle when I moved on - whatever the weather!
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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Reminds me of a mate of mine who was brought up on home made soup, mince and tatties and custard (not in the same dish ) - a 3 course meal every day!!

One day we went into town and I felt a wee bit hungry so I bought a Macaroni Pie.
He'd never seen Macaroni Pies before and he asked me if there was mince in it
We still have a wee giggle about it today - 40 years later!!

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

School dinners transformed my life. When I was young I was an extremely fussy eater and a real brat, throwing a tantrum if there was something which I didn't want to eat. When I moved on to grammar school I started having the dinners there and loved them. This must have been rather annoying for my mother who was an excellent cook! However, ever since then I will try almost any food and there is very little which I don't like. I still draw the line at tripe, though.

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Tripe and onions. Yum!
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Nnnnnnooooooooooooo!
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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Is my memory playing tricks, or did there used to be " Steralized Milk " in a special bottle with crimped top?
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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

My first year at school was in Hove (SSX) in 1951 and I couldn't believe what a great feed I got courtesy of the Government at lunch.

Came to Australia later that year and then hated the warm milk in little bottles left out in the sun we had at 'playtime'.

Had boring food all through the 1950s and most of the 1960s until we learnt what our beautiful European and Asian immigrants had brought to our country. Love it.

Just about to have a great curry.

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

Back then, spyware meant a big coat and hat worn by Kim Philby.
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And back then DSLR was just an anagram for Democrats, Socialists, Luddites & Republicans, wasn't it

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When curry finally arrived, mum bought Vesta curry in a pack. And made it exactly as shown on the front. Rice all around the edge with the curry in the middle. My father complained of the smell in the house and wouldn't eat "wog food". A shocking term he still occasionally uses, much to our shame.

The reel to reel tape player had a level meter in a valve with phosphorescent display. We were told it was called the "magic eye" .
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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

I remember Vesta curries - and they're still available but either my memory is playing tricks or they're not as good as they used to be. Our radiogram had a "magic eye" tuning indicator.

Sterilised milk was indeed available, it came in a bottle with a crown cap (like a beer bottle) and tasted disgusting. I suppose it was an early version of UHT milk - which is equally disgusting!
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