Remember these.? All our yesterdays

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Rp0thejester wrote:
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you got in a bubble car.... Did you ever drive into a space and realise you couldn't open the door? It's a shame people want to drive buses everywhere, those little cars are perfect for everyday commuting.
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One of these, an Isetta, red and cream.
Never had any issues with it at all. It was of course noisy and cramped.
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Red and cream? I'm confused.com
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It was coloured in red and cream, not blue.
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#-o silly me. I wonder how much a car that size/lightweight would do in mileage if electric powered!!
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Rp0thejester wrote:
27 May 2022, 20:55
#-o silly me. I wonder how much a car that size/lightweight would do in mileage if electric powered!!
There is a modern Bubble car from Citroen (light quadricycle really) and the FCF has a thread about it

viewtopic.php?t=66845

and there is also the microlino, which is on a painfully slow development curve but nearly in production
viewtopic.php?p=716624#p716624

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My brother had one of these, he was following a truck and a pile of bricks fell and went under the front, shoved all the guts back to the rear.
I had an ex army Hillman 'tilly' at the time, we picked up the Bond, shoved it in the back and carted it off to the scrapyard.
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Bond seemed a bit ahead of his time regarding the three wheel car design. Ex aircraft designer turned to cars. All/most propeller planes at the time were two at front one at rear. It was only the jet engine that changed planes to one at the front two at rear, eg ME 262.
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The pop man, definitely a tradition in Wales and North-East England
Screenshot from an Adaption for Television of <br />Dylan Thomas' &quot;A Child's Christmas in Wales&quot;<br />Filmed in Montgomery
Screenshot from an Adaption for Television of
Dylan Thomas' "A Child's Christmas in Wales"
Filmed in Montgomery
The Corona story (pop of course) is told here with some nice images
Indeed the founders names are on the back of the Pop Wagon
Thomas and Evans
nice read
BBC Wales History: The Story of Corona Pop

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
04 Jun 2022, 13:05
The pop man, definitely a tradition in Wales and North-East England

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The Corona story (pop of course) is told here with some nice images
Indeed the founders names are on the back of the Pop Wagon
Thomas and Evans
nice read
BBC Wales History: The Story of Corona Pop

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We had a Corona depot here in Lydney, it was closed and sold to a Ford Dealership (Thomas Bee) that's gone now and it is a tyre company (ETB)
The Corona company was bought by Beechams and produced here at their Coleford factory, now moved on to become
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They had them in the south east as well and the Esso blee dooler.

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Peter.N. wrote:
04 Jun 2022, 19:36
They had them in the south east as well and the Esso blee dooler.

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Not difficult to "get" the "Esso blee dooler" as the Esso Blue Dealer...but where did it come from...

Maybe the bloke on the cartoon advert
"Oil stoves were popular. The cartoon advert for Esso Blue paraffin showed a little man answering a phone as the Esso Blee dooler. The hint of a rude word reduced even respectable people to hysterics."

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Yes it was on the advert Neil, that was soon after ITV started in 1955. Lots of people seemed to have paraffin heaters then, the soot and the damp didn't do the TVs a lot of good though. Electricity was about 1d a kwh then and I was earning £5.00 a week. :-D

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My daily chore was to take our can of Esso Blue up to the paraffin convector heater on the landing, the only source of heat upstairs, and top up the tank. Once I got a bit older I had to light it every evening after tea!! Downstairs was heated by a single open fire burning coalite, which Dad used to take from the dining room to the sitting room on a coal shovel for Sunday afternoon tea, which was 'toasting forked' toast and dripping from the Sunday joint, our one weekly treat!! We also had one of the traditional cylindrical paraffin heaters for the kitchen and hall during the day!! We first moved into that house when I was only 18 months old, we had no bedroom curtains but it didn't matter because you couldn't see through the ice anyway!! :-D
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I remember those days well Mick. We had a coal fire although coke was becoming the norm then, smokeless and clean but that went with the gasworks. Bread and dripping, I remember that too.

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Oh bread and dripping ain't an old thing, I love it!!
It's old only if you Keep it old/SPAM