Remember these.? All our yesterdays

This is the place for posts that don't fit into any other category.

Moderator: RichardW

Hell Razor5543
Donor 2023
Posts: 13745
Joined: 01 Apr 2012, 09:47
x 3008

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

CitroJim wrote: 04 Nov 2022, 11:07
Hell Razor5543 wrote: 04 Nov 2022, 10:47 Might this be a suitable solution, Jim?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/115536471347 ... R_bSyqCIYQ
That's a great find James :) A bit pricey though but against that, nicely crafted... A vintage radio forum I frequent have scans many obsolete battery cases to enable good replicas to be made if you have the skills... I don't really...
It might be worth buying ONE, and then visiting Zel with his 3D printer.
James
ex BX 1.9
ex Xantia 2.0HDi SX
ex Xantia 2.0HDi LX
Ex C5 2.0HDi VTR
Ex C5 2.0HDi VTR

C5 2.2HDi VTX+
Yes, I am paranoid, but am I paranoid ENOUGH?
Out amongst the stars, looking for a world of my own!
User avatar
bobins
Donor 2023
Posts: 5739
Joined: 05 Jul 2012, 18:07
x 2892

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by bobins »

mickthemaverick wrote: 04 Nov 2022, 11:29
bobins wrote: 04 Nov 2022, 11:16 I've got an old radiation monitor that uses a 'D' cell sized battery but at 6v. Whoever thought of that one ? :roll: It was a military spec battery and I've never found a replacement so the monitor remains inoperative. In theory it's possible to fit 4 AAA cells into that format, but it's extremely tight for space. :(
Could you not use a column of 1.2V Lithium button cells bobins? :)
That'd work, Mick, if I could get it into a reliable 'D' cell form factor. Don't know how much power the monitor uses, but I'd guess it only sips at the electrons :-D
Sadly no longer a C5 owner :(
Hell Razor5543
Donor 2023
Posts: 13745
Joined: 01 Apr 2012, 09:47
x 3008

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

Take a look at the AAAA batteries. They are smaller than AAA batteries;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114642767191 ... BMmrzNt4hh
James
ex BX 1.9
ex Xantia 2.0HDi SX
ex Xantia 2.0HDi LX
Ex C5 2.0HDi VTR
Ex C5 2.0HDi VTR

C5 2.2HDi VTX+
Yes, I am paranoid, but am I paranoid ENOUGH?
Out amongst the stars, looking for a world of my own!
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 24730
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 6887

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

Ginger wine
Ginger wine
This is Sarah Nelson's Old Fashioned Ginger Wine non-alcoholic. Excellent fiery little drink especially when warmed.

Reminds me of Christmas Time. Loved ginger wine always made up at Christmas time from some concentrated little bottle sold by the Chemist something like Castle's Wyness. I will google it till I find an image of the actual bottle.

Used to fill up 5 or 6 pop bottles of it and I even used to save a little bottle as a reserve store to tap into after Christmas/New Year when the rest had gone.

REgards Neil
Only One AA Box left
687 Trinity, Jersey
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 24730
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 6887

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

This is as close as I have got so far. No image yet, but descriptions which are exactly as mine. :-D
MSE forum
MSE forum
Regards Neil
Only One AA Box left
687 Trinity, Jersey
User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 25474
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 4922

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by myglaren »

My gran used to make it for all the family, delicious stuff that nothing else I have tried remotely approaches it.
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 24730
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 6887

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

Looks like the photographers of the 1960's haven't bothered taking a picture of a Castle's Wyness Ginger Wine Essence Bottle, or havent uploaded it to the world wide web. At least the few forum postings found so far have corroborated my recall of the name :-D Maybe a North of England/Scottish thing but definitely a Christmas Tradition in North-West Durham.

Castle's Wyness Ginger Wine Essence

temp2.jpg
Regards Neil
Only One AA Box left
687 Trinity, Jersey
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 24730
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 6887

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

Well it ain't Castle's Wyness but its a related story and you can still buy this stuff today...
ImageImage

So the story goes... in the early 1900's Aunt Agnes Russel lived in Scotland and developed a wonderful ginger compound concoction which her local chemist made up for her using ginger essence. Her ginger cordial drink was famous in the area where family and friends would partake of the liquid refreshment but her recipe was a closely guarded secret and it became known as Russel's Riddle.

Answering to a family crisis Aunt Agnes and her sister moved down to South Shields to look after there three nephews and bought the recipe with her where she continued to use a friendly local chemist to create the compound know known as Riddles.

The recipe has been passed down the family generations and the original recipe with the Riddles name is now owned and being cared for by Wine Online who are ensuring that the compound stays true to the original recipe and creating new extensions of the formula to give more choice to the consumer, they are sure Aunt Agnes would approve and be tickled pink.
Regards Neil
Only One AA Box left
687 Trinity, Jersey
User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 49658
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 6204

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by CitroJim »

Every day's a school day! Never knew of the existence of Ginger Wine until today! I must try some if it's non-alcoholic given my love of proper ginger beer...

That's if I can ever find any down this way... Never seen it...
Jim

Runner, cyclist, time triallist, duathlete, Citroen AX fan and the CCC Citroenian 'From A to Z' Columnist...
User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 25474
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 4922

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by myglaren »

w64_1.jpg
crabbies-green-ginger-wine.jpg
Whisky Mac used to be my favourite tipple, with the Stone's. Crabbies not so good.
Neither a patch on Grannies.

I don't know her recipe but she did buy some of it from Boots. Or Bootses, as she called them.

You can get this stuff anywhere practically, certainly ASDA and Sainsburys, Morrisons too I expect.
User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 49658
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 6204

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by CitroJim »

Is it alcoholic Steve? If so I'm unable to drink it sadly...
Jim

Runner, cyclist, time triallist, duathlete, Citroen AX fan and the CCC Citroenian 'From A to Z' Columnist...
Hell Razor5543
Donor 2023
Posts: 13745
Joined: 01 Apr 2012, 09:47
x 3008

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

Waitrose (Twyford) have the Stones Green Ginger Wine, Special Reserve in stock. 18% proof, with added fruit spices. It is certainly possible to get drunk drinking it and (probably) just smelling it (a lovely warm, rich aroma). Hic! Michel got me a couple of bottles (for my Mum, as she likes it in a Christmas Whisky Mac).

https://www.waitrosecellar.com/port-she ... lsrc=aw.ds

Not every branch has it, but the branches with an extensive wine cellar should (Waitrose Reading didn't, and it is a much larger store).
Last edited by Hell Razor5543 on 14 Dec 2022, 19:41, edited 2 times in total.
James
ex BX 1.9
ex Xantia 2.0HDi SX
ex Xantia 2.0HDi LX
Ex C5 2.0HDi VTR
Ex C5 2.0HDi VTR

C5 2.2HDi VTX+
Yes, I am paranoid, but am I paranoid ENOUGH?
Out amongst the stars, looking for a world of my own!
User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 49658
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 6204

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by CitroJim »

Hell Razor5543 wrote: 14 Dec 2022, 15:5518% proof - Hic!
Oh well, that answers that... Off my list unfortunately :cry:
Jim

Runner, cyclist, time triallist, duathlete, Citroen AX fan and the CCC Citroenian 'From A to Z' Columnist...
User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 25474
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 4922

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by myglaren »

Never thought about that Jim but yes, 13.5%.
There is a non-boozy alternative I see, Kitty's Homemade Northumbrian Ginger Wine which may be suitable.

Holland & Barret have one too, more easily accessible perhaps, Tesco too.
Rochester Ginger Wine

I can't vouch for the flavour of any of these, the Stone's was always diluted with whisky.
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 24730
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 6887

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

CitroJim wrote: 14 Dec 2022, 14:57 Every day's a school day! Never knew of the existence of Ginger Wine until today! I must try some if it's non-alcoholic given my love of proper ginger beer...
That's if I can ever find any down this way... Never seen it...
The homemade stuff with the essence was always non alcoholic. Basically the essence, one ton of sugar and a gallon of water were the ingredients. Seasonal and special always felt like what you might call grown up drink and in a tee total house out came the little wine glasses specially for the purpose. Ginger wine with Christmas cake on a Christmas day afternoon after the Queen was always a thing.

I can vouch for this stuff...a very pleasant drink...recently arrived from Grasmere home of Sarah Nelson's Gingerbread.
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 14 Dec 2022, 11:23
This is Sarah Nelson's Old Fashioned Ginger Wine non-alcoholic. Excellent fiery little drink especially when warmed.
Image

Regards Neil
Only One AA Box left
687 Trinity, Jersey