|Terence Lynock||21/05/2011 21:04:03|
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|Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator||21/05/2011 21:20:21|
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Brilliant! Made me feel 10 feet tall! When I was kid 90% plus of that was spot on true and part of my daily life.
|Tom Wright 2||21/05/2011 21:24:53|
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|Tony Bennett||21/05/2011 21:28:56|
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we used to boost our pocket money by returning lemonade bottles to the off licence in the pub.
you forgot " we repaired things rather than throwing them away and buying new"
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And we built model aeroplanes from wood that we walked to the model shop to buy, cut to size and shape and spent hours in construction.
And we could spell simple words properly and multiply 17/6d x 10 without needing a calculator.
(Not to mention having a bus service, post office, school, doctor's surgery and police station in the village!)
|Geoff Smith 1||21/05/2011 22:11:09|
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|Wonderfully true Terence. It's a pity we didn't have the green thing back then. LOL|
|Eric Bray||21/05/2011 22:13:19|
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|The place I work claims to be a 'green' company - but every day I see hundreds of polythene bags trundling down the conveyor belt. These bags have the company logo all over, and not a hint of the possibility the bags are biodegradeable or recyclable. Mind you, a bit of common and a staple gun means that they can be re-used a few times!|
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|Olly Giles||21/05/2011 23:21:02|
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|ye but 2011 is much better than 1951.|
|Phil Claridge||21/05/2011 23:47:12|
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we used to nick emty beer bottles from one pub and return them to the next one. as there were seven pubs locally and most of them stored the emties out the back we soon had enough pennies to buy a packet of five weights(remember them). i used to say the empties came from a house on my paper round, where a bloke had a lot of parties. we got away with this for about two years until my mate got greedy and was nicking the bottles as the landlord was putting them out, and taking them back to the same pub. the landlord gave him a good hiding which saved him getting one from us
|Geoff N||22/05/2011 00:04:00|
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"we used to boost our pocket money by returning lemonade bottles to the off licence in the pub."
They were the ones recycled from the back of the pub in my case.
|Terence Lynock||22/05/2011 00:10:32|
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Black Cat and Dominoes, Spangles and sherbet straws that you had to suck the powder out of and if you got it wrong and inhaled the stuff you almost choked to death.
There was far more of a community spirit in english life then, bonfire night was a time when everyone got involved and did their bit with roast chestnuts, baked potatoe's and bottles of pop for us kids, it just doesnt happen these days, people are too frightened to get involved.
|Wiltshire Flyer||22/05/2011 00:17:54|
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|Very interesting, true and well thought points Terence, great read|
|Terence Lynock||22/05/2011 01:30:14|
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If anyone wants a lesson in recycling and saving money they should sit down with a few people in their seventies and ask them how they lived in the late 40's and fifties when stuff was rationed or scarce, how to keep warm without a 80,000 btu central heating system.
I have to admit that the initial post was not my work but really does point out that recycling isnt a new thing, recycling is brought about by a scarcity of a particular item or material such as after the war when everything was in short supply.
Getting people to recycle material today will always be hard work because there is always another plastic bottle, plastic bag or polystyrene carton to replace the one you throw away without a thought for recycling, lets do away with plastic bottles for a start and go back to glass and charge a deposit on the bottle, if the buyer doesnt return the bottle somebody will because the bottle has a value, a plastic bottle doesnt.
|Eric Powell||22/05/2011 01:47:52|
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It really make you wonder how we used to cope with life in the old days does`nt it
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|A great thought-provoking read - Nice one, Terence!|
|Tim Mackey||22/05/2011 08:13:19|
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Ive posted this before, and don't wish to hijack Terence' excellent thread, but along the same lines....some may not have seen it.
TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 50's,60's and 70's !!!
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.
We made up games with sharp arrows and bows made from trees, we played with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not actually “put out any-ones eyes” !!
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned
You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government
And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will so they will know how brave (and lucky) their parents were !!
|Josip Vrandecic -Mes||22/05/2011 09:49:22|
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Thanks Terry , Thanks Tim.....exellent analysis.....indeed...
|Alan Cantwell||22/05/2011 10:23:20|
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talking to the nurse at our practise, when she was doing her dracula act on me, she came out with a profound statement, she reckons the health service is going to be inundated with heart and obesity problems, when todays 10-15 yr olds reach their 50s, they dont play, they dont excersise, its the way societys going, scary, eh?
now then, A QUESTION, i am 57 now, when i was at pri mary school, about, 8 yr old maybe?? i remember maltesers bringing out a mint version, mintesers yet no one, not even the makers, can recollect them, i loved them, but they dissapeared soon after, does ANYONE remember them?????????
Edited By Alan C on 22/05/2011 10:38:41
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A local firm in Nottm called Trickets, who recycled woollens and other fabrics, was a good source of topping up my 1p pocket money, in the 40s
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