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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not silly at all Blowin. Blue Peter started in 1958. I remember it well. I grew up on it. Collecting tin foil to send in was an annual occupation. If you sent in enough you got one of the badges. Everything GG said resonated with me.
Are you guys reeeeeeally that old?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never saw Blue Peter ! !
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't even conceived in the winter of '47! Though I might have been a twinkle in my daddy's eye, as they say.
As for pre-tv, we had the only one in the street and I remember our front room being chockablock during the coronation of QE 2 (June, 1953).
The blue tits were the divil for the cream - I'd forgotten that, Blowin. We moved to Fermanagh in '56 and during one of our first winters there it was so cold the milk froze in the bottles and the cream was extruded in a little column with a foil cap on top! Very easy picking for hungry birds.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember the birds picking at the milk bottles but Southern Ireland had not got English channels and I never actually saw Blue Peter
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i grew up watching blue peter, early to mid 80s in dublin.

newsround for five minutes before blue peter too. i remember john craven got the scoop in the UK and ireland, for breaking the challenger disaster on bewsround.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not from Dublin I was brought up in the Midlands we had RTE !
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose, as a '43 baby, I'd better claim 'senior' status. One cold tap in the house. No electricity until '47, and then only light. Power came in the early '50s. Radio ran off an accumulator (sort of battery) that we exchanged every Saturday morning at the shop - no juice, no radio. No TV until I was 22. Phone in a red box on the village green. But we survived.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my friend's 13 year old was recently amazed to learn that her dad wasn't able to send emails when he was 13, let alone browse the internet, and when her grandmother told her that she didn't have electricity till she was about 10, refused to believe it.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Noakes, the all round action man.
Don't forget the sticky back plastic.
A million uses for a washing up bottle or a toilet roll.
Shep and Petra.
The elephant shitting all over the studio.
The time capsule.
Biddy Baxter.
Ohhhh the memories.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
John Noakes, the all round action man.
Don't forget the sticky back plastic.
A million uses for a washing up bottle or a toilet roll.
Shep and Petra.
The elephant shitting all over the studio.
The time capsule.
Biddy Baxter.
Ohhhh the memories.
You old softy ' Get down Shep'

Re the blue tits - my dad made a box to put the milk bottles in. That was in the days of REAL milk - with cream!!

I was brought up in a terraced house with an outside loo, no electric points upstairs and an Ascot boiler for hot water. I still remember the noise it made when you turned it on - ssssssss whooosh, BOOM - and a flame out of the top. We had a Belfast sink BEFORE they were trendy 1960's England.

I remember collecting bottle tops and stamps. My dad saved all manner of things 'in case they come in handy' - GJ you would have got on famously with him.

In regards to recycling today, my home town now has a record NINE different containers and bins to be collected. Woe betide anyone who puts the wrong thing in a bin. my sister was recently 'warned' when she put windfall apples in the garden waste bin. Apparently they are regarded as 'kitchen waste'. Rolling Eyes You couldn't make it up! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From age 10 to 14 I lived in a house with no electricity, no bathroom (tin tub in front af the range) and an Elsan in a shed in the yard. It was a beautiful place and walking the half mile down the lane in the pitch dark to get the unpasteurised milk from our landlord's farm was a job I enjoyed. I also enjoyed the crack in their kitchen with the four daughters - and Mrs B's scone bread.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funnily enough I was only thinking about those old Elsan contraptions the other day, not that we ever had one - just the old 'thunder box' and bucket. As I recall, they were emptied into pits dug somewhere nearby and I wonder what they did to the soil. If you hit one today, what would you find. That fiendish black liquid they were primed with always looked vile.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm told that our house didn't get mains electric 'till 1986! There is a little block-built shed in the field next to us that used to hold a generator.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re Elsans: my dad used to dig a hole every week at the far side of the meadow beside the house, in order to bury the contents of the Elsan. Eventually, he got fed up with that and dug a trench about six feet long and three deep, leaving a heap of soil for covering each 'deposit'.
The farmer, James Thomas, didn't know about this when he went to mow the hay. You can imagine the consequences when the back wheel of the tractor dropped in! What made it worse was that he had to get a neighbour to pull the tractor out - he was never allowed to forget 'the day he fell in the x!'
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just what is an elsan?
I remember my grandparents had an ornate timber contraption with a ceramic bucket in it in their bedroom. I think they called it a commode, is that right? My other grandparents had nothing at all. Outside and find a ditch. x pots under the beds for night time use.

Did you marry one of them four daughters GG?

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